1 AndChrist being bound before the judgment seat of an earthly Judge, is condemned before the open assembly as guilty unto the death of the cross, not for his own sins (as is shown by the judge's own words) but for all of ours, that we who are indeed guilty creatures, in being delivered from the guiltiness of our sins, might be acquitted before the judgment seat of God, even in the open assembly of the angels.straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried [him] away, andIt was not lawful for them to put any man to death, for all authority to punish by death was taken away from them, first by Herod the great, and afterward by the Romans, about forty years before the destruction of the temple, and therefore they deliver Jesus to Pilate.delivered [him] to Pilate.
2 Then Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Iewes? And hee answered, and sayde vnto him, Thou sayest it.
3 And the hie Priestes accused him of many things.
4 Wherefore Pilate asked him againe, saying, Answerest thou nothing? beholde howe many things they witnesse against thee.
5 But Iesus answered no more at all, so that Pilate marueiled.
6 Now at [that] feast hePilate used to deliver.released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
7 Then there was one named Barabbas, which was bounde with his fellowes, that had made insurrection, who in the insurrection had committed murther.
8 And the people cried aloude, and began to desire that he woulde doe as he had euer done vnto them.
9 Then Pilate answered them, and said, Will ye that I let loose vnto you the King of ye Iewes?
10 For he knewe that the hie Priestes had deliuered him of enuie.
11 But the high Priestes had moued the people to desire that he would rather deliuer Barabbas vnto them.
12 And Pilate answered, and said againe vnto them, What will ye then that I doe with him, whom ye call the King of the Iewes?
13 And they cried againe, Crucifie him.
14 Then Pilate said vnto them, But what euill hath he done? And they cryed the more feruently, Crucifie him.
15 So Pilate willing to content the people, loosed them Barabbas, & deliuered Iesus, when he had scourged him, that he might be crucified.
16 Then the souldiers led him away into the hall, which is the common hall, and called together the whole band,
17 Christ going about to take away the sins of men, who went about to usurp the throne of God himself, is condemned as one that sought diligently after the kingdom, and mocked with a false show of a kingdom, that we on the other hand, who will indeed be eternal kings, might receive the crowns of glory from God's own hand.And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his [head],
18 And began to salute him, saying, Haile, King of the Iewes.
19 And they smote him on the head with a reede, and spat vpon him, and bowed the knees, and did him reuerence.
20 And whe they had mocked him, they tooke the purple off him, and put his owne clothes on him, and led him out to crucifie him.
21 And theyThe rage of the wicked has no measure; meanwhile, even the weakness of Christ, who was in pain under the heavy burden of the cross, manifestly shows that a lamb is led to be sacrificed.compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
22 Christ is led out of the walls of the earthly Jerusalem into a foul place of dead men's carcasses, as a man most unclean, not because of himself, but because of our sins, which were laid upon him, with the result that we, being made clean by his blood, might be brought into the heavenly sanctuary.And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
23 And they gaue him to drinke wine mingled with myrrhe: but he receiued it not.
24 Christ hangs naked upon the cross, and as the most wicked and base person that ever was, most vilely reproved. This was so that we, being clothed with his righteousness and blessed with his curses and sanctified by his only sacrifice, may be taken up into heaven.And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
25 And it was the third houre, when they crucified him.
26 And ye title of his cause was written aboue, That king of the iewes.
27 They crucified also with him two theeues, the one on ye right hand, & the other on his left.
28 Thus the Scripture was fulfilled, which sayth, And he was counted among the wicked.
29 And they that went by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Hey, thou that destroyest the Temple, & buildest it in three dayes,
30 Saue thy selfe, and come downe from the crosse.
31 Likewise also euen the hie Priests mocking, said among themselues with the Scribes, He saued other men, himselfe he cannot saue.
32 Let Christ the King of Israel nowe come downe from the crosse, that we may see, and beleeue. They also that were crucified with him, reuiled him.
33 And when the sixth hour was come, there wasHow angry God was against our sins, which he punished in his son who is our sure substitute, is made evident by this horrible darkness.darkness over theBy this word «land» he means Palestine: so that the strangeness of the wonder is all the more set forth in that at the feast of the passover, and in the full moon, when the sun shone over all the rest of the world, and at midday, this corner of the world in which so wicked an act was committed was covered over with great darkness.whole land until the ninth hour.
34 And at theChrist striving mightily with Satan, sin and death, all three armed with the horrible curse of God, grievously tormented in body hanging upon the cross, and in soul plunged into the depth of hell, yet he clears himself, crying with a mighty voice: and notwithstanding the wound which he received from death, in that he died, yet by smiting both things above and things beneath, by the renting of the veil of the temple, and by the testimony wrung out of those who murdered him, he shows evidently unto the rest of his enemies who are as yet obstinate, and mock at him, that he will be known without delay to be conqueror and Lord of all.ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
35 And some of them that stoode by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
36 And one ranne, and filled a spondge full of vineger, and put it on a reede, and gaue him to drinke, saying, Let him alone: let vs see if Elias will come, and take him downe.
37 And Iesus cryed with a loude voyce, and gaue vp the ghost.
38 And the vaile of the Temple was rent in twaine, from the toppe to the bottome.
39 Nowe when the Centurion, which stoode ouer against him, sawe that he thus crying gaue vp the ghost, he saide, Truely this man was the Sonne of God.
40 Christ, to the great shame of the men who forsook the Lord, chose women for his witnesses, who beheld this entire event.There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
41 Which also when he was in Galile, folowed him, and ministred vnto him, and many other women which came vp with him vnto Hierusalem.
42 And nowe when the night was come (because it was the day of the preparation that is before the Sabbath)
43 Joseph of Arimathaea, anA man of great authority, of the council of the sanhedrin, or else a man who was taken by Pilate for his own council.honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went inIf we consider what danger Joseph put himself into we shall perceive how bold he was.boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marueiled, if he were already dead, and called vnto him the Centurion, and asked of him whether he had bene any while dead.
45 And when he knewe the trueth of the Centurion, he gaue the body to Ioseph:
46 Who bought a linnen cloth, & tooke him downe, and wrapped him in the linnen cloth, and laide him in a tombe that was hewen out of a rocke, and rolled a stone vnto the doore of the sepulchre:
47 And Marie Magdalene, and Marie Ioses mother, behelde where he should be layed.