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did cast lots. These things there- 1 and brought a mixture of myrrh fore the soldiers did. Now there and aloes, about an hundred pound stood by the cross of Jesus his wright. Then took they the body mother, and his mother's sister, of Jesus, and wound it in linen Mary the wife of Cleophas, and clothes with the spices, as the Mary Magdalene. When Jesus manner of the Jews is to bury. therefore saw his mother, and the Now in the place where he was disciple standing by, whom he crucified there was a garden; and loved, he saith unto his mother, in the garden a new sepulchre, Woman, behold thy son! Then wherein was never man yet laid. saith he to the disciple, Behold There laid they Jesus therefore thy mother! And from that hour because of the Jews' preparation that disciple took her unto his | day; for the sepulchre was nigh own home. After this, Jesus know- | at hand. ing that all things were now ac

CHAP. XX. complished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. April 2, August 1, Nov. 28. Now there was set a vessel full of THE first day of the week comvinegar: and they filled a spunge I eth Mary Magdalene early, with vinegar, and put it upon when it was yet dark, unto the hyssop, and put it to his mouth. sepulchre, and seeth the stone When Jesus therefore had re taken away from the sepulchre. ceived the vinegar, he said, It is Then she runneth, and cometh to finished : and he bowed his head, Simon Peter, and to the other and gave up the ghost. The Jews | disciple, whom Jesus loved, and therefore, because it was the pre saith unto them, They have taken paration, that the bodies should away the Lord out of the sepul. not remain upon the cross on the chre, and we know not where sabbath day, for that sabbath day they have laid him. Peter therewas an high day,) besought Pilate fore went forth, and that other that their legs might be broken, disciple, and came to the sepuland that they might be taken a chre. So they ran both together: way. Then came the soldiers, and and the other disciple did outrun brake the legs of the first, and of Peter, and came first to the sethe other which was crucified with pulchre. And he stooping down, him. But when they came to Je- and looking in, saw the linen sus, and saw that he was dead clothes lying; yet went he not in. already, they brake not his legs : Then cometh Simon Peter followbut one of the soldiers with a ing him, and went into the sepulspear pierced his side, and forth chre, and seeth the linen clothes with came there out blood and lie, and the napkin, that was awater. And he that saw it bare bout his head, not lying with the record, and his record is true : linen clothes, but wrapped togeand he knoweth that he saith ther in a place by itself. Then true, that ye might believe. For went in also that other disciple, these things were done, that the which came first to the sepulchre, scripture should be fulfilled, A and he saw, and believed. For as bone of him shall not be broken. yet they knew not the scripture, And again another scripture saith, that he must rise again from the They shall look on him whom dead. Then the disciples went they pierced. And after this Jo away again unto their own home. seph of Arimathæa, being a dis But Mary stood without at the ciple of Jesus, but secretly for sepulchre weeping: and as she fear of the Jews, besought Pilate wept, she stooped down, and lookthat he might take away the body ed into the sepulchre, and seeth of Jesus : and Pilate gave him two angels in white sitting, the leave. He came therefore, and one at the head, and the other at took the body of Jesus. And there the feet, where the body of Jesus came also Nicodemus, which at had lain. And they say unto her, the first came to Jesus by night, Woman, why weepest thou? She

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saith unto them, Because they being shut, and stood in the midst, have taken away my Lord, and I and said, Peace be unto you. Then know not where they have laid saith he to Thomas, Reach hither him. And when she had thus thy finger, and behold my hands; said, she turned herself back, and and reach hither thy hand, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not thrust it into my side: and be not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto faithless, but believing. And Thoher, Woman, why weepest thou? mas answered and said unto him, whom seekest thou? She, sup- My Lord and my God. Jesus saith posing him to be the gardener, unto him, Thomas, because thou saith unto him, Sir, if thou have hast seen me, thou hast believed: borne him hence, tell me where blessed are they that have not thou hast laid him, and I will seen, and yet have believed. And take him away. Jesus saith unto many other signs truly did Jesus her, Mary. She turned herself, in the presence of his disciples, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which are not written in this which is to say, Master. Jesus book: but these are written, that saith unto her, Touch me not; ye might believe that Jesus is for I am not yet ascended to my the Christ, the Son of God; and Father: but go to my brethren, that believing ye might have life and say unto them, I ascend unto through his name. my Father, and your Father ;

CHAP. XXI. and to my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told April 3, August 2, Nov. 29. the disciples that she had seen the AFTER these things Jesus Lord, and that he had spoken A shewed himself again to the these things unto her. Then the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; same day at evening, being the and on this wise shewed lie himfirst day of the week, when the self. There were together Simon doors were shut where the disci Peter, and Thomas called Didyples were assembled for fear of the mus, and Nathanael of Cana in Jews, came Jesus and stood in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, the midst, and saith unto them, and two other of his disciples. Peace be unto you. And when he Simon Peter saith unto them, I had so said, he shewed unto them go a fishing. They say unto him, his hands and his side. Then were We also go with thee. They went the disciples glad, when they saw forth, and entered into a ship imthe Lord. Then said Jesus to mediately; and that night they them again, Peace be unto you: caught nothing. But when the as my Father hath sent me, even morning was now come, Jesus so send I you. And when he had stood on the shore: but the dissaid this, he breathed on them, ciples knew not that it was Jesus. and saith unto them, Receive ye Then Jesus saith unto them, Chilthe Holy Ghost: whose soever dren, have ye any meat? They sins ye remit, they are remitted answered him, No. And he said unto them; and whose soever sins unto them, Cast the net on the ye retain, they are retained. But right side of the ship, and ye shall Thomas, one of the twelve, called find. They cast therefore, and Didymus, was not with them when now they were not able to draw Jesus came. The other disciples it for the multitude of fishes. therefore said unto him, We have Therefore that disciple whom Jeseen the Lord. But he said unto sus loved saith unto Peter, It is them, Except I shall see in his the Lord. Now when Simon Peter hands the print of the nails, and heard that it was the Lord, he put my finger into the print of the girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for nails, and thrust my hand into he was naked,) and did cast himhis side, I will not believe. And self into the sea. And the other after eight days again his disciples disciples came in a little ship; were within, and Thomas with (for they were not far from land, them : then came Jesus, the doors but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. that I love thee. Jesus saith un. As soon then as they were come to him, Feed my sheep. Verily, to land, they saw a fire of coals verily, I say unto thee, Whea there, and fish laid thereon, and thou wast young, thou girdedst bread. Jesus saith unto them, thyself, and walkedst whither thou Bring of the fish which ye have wouldest : but when thou shalt now caught. Simon Peter went be old, thou shalt stretch forth up, and drew the net to land full thy hands, and another shall gird of great fishes, an hundred and thee, and carry thee whither thou fifty and three: and for all there wouldest not. This spake he, sig. were so many, yet was not the nifying by what death he should net broken. Jesus saith unto glorify God. And when he had them, Come and dine. And none spoken this, he saith unto him, of the disciples durst ask him, Follow me. Then Peter, turning Who art thou? knowing that it about, seeth the disciple whom was the Lord. Jesus then com- Jesus loved following; which also eth, and taketh bread, and giveth leaned on his breast at supper, them, and fish likewise. This is and said, Lord, which is he that now the third time that Jesus betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him shewed himself to his disciples, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what after that he was risen from the shall this man do? Jesus saith dead. So when they had dined, unto him, If I will that he tarry Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Si till I come, what is that to thee? mon, son of Jonas, lovest thou follow thou me. Then went this me more than these? He saith saying abroad among the breunto him, Yea, Lord; thou know thren, that that disciple should est that I love thee. He saith un not die: yet Jesus said not unto to him, Feed my lambs. He saith him, He shall not die; but, If to him again the second time, | I will that he tarry till I come, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou | what is that to thee? This is the me? He saith unto him, Yea, disciple which testifieth of these Lord; thou knowest that I love things, and wrote these things : thee. He saith unto him, Feed and we know that his testimony my sheep. He saith unto him the is true. And there are also many third time, Simon, son of Jonas, 1 other things which Jesus did, the lovest thou me? Peter was griev which, if they should be written ed because he said unto him the everyone, I suppose that even third time, Lovest thou me? And the world itself could not contain he said unto him, Lord, thou the books that should be written. knowest all things; thou knowest | Amen.

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proofs, being seen of them forty April 4, August 3, Nov. 30.

days, and speaking of the things THE former treatise have I pertaining to the kingdom of

I made, O Theophilus, of all God: and, being assembled togethat Jesus began both to do and ther with them, commanded them teach, until the day in which he that they should not depart from was taken up, after that he through Jerusalem, but wait for the prothe Holy Ghost had given com mise of the Father, which, saith mandments unto the apostleshe, ye have heard of me. For whom he had chosen: to whom John truly baptized with water; also he shewed himself alive after but ye shall be baptized with the

Holy Ghost not many days hence. | iniquity; and falling headlong, When they therefore were come he burst asunder in the midst, together, they asked of him, say and all his bowels gushed out. ing, Lord, wilt thou at this time And it was known unto all the restore again the kingdom to Is dwellers at Jerusalem ; insomuch rael? And he said unto them, It | as that field is called in their is not for you to know the times proper tongue, Aceldama, that is or the seasons, which the Father to say, The field of blood. For it hath put in his own power. But is written in the book of Psalms, ve shall receive power, after that | Let his habitation be desolate, the Holy Ghost is come upon and let no man dwell therein: you: and ye shall be witnesses and his bishoprick let another unto me both in Jerusalem, and take. Wherefore of these men in all Judæa, and in Samaria, 1 which have companied with us and unto the uttermost part of | all the time that the Lord Jesus the earth. And when he had spo went in and out among us, beken these things, while they be ginning from the baptism of John, held, he was taken up; and a unto that same day that he was clond received him out of their taken up from us, must one be sight. And while they looked ordained to be a witness with us stedfastly toward heaven as he of his resurrection. And they apwent up, behold, two men stood pointed two, Joseph called Barby them in white apparel; which sabas, who was surnamed Justus, also said, Ye men of Galilee, why and Matthias. And they prayed, stand ye gazing up into heaven? and said, Thou, Lord, which this same Jesus, which is taken knowest the hearts of all men, up from you into heaven, shall shew whether of these two thou So come in like manner as ye hast chosen, that he may take have seen him go into heaven. part of this ministry and apostleThen returned they unto Jeru ship, from which Judas by transsalem from the mount called gression fell, that he might go Olivet, which is from Jerusalem | to his own place. And they gave a sabbath day's journey. And forth their lots; and the lot fell when they were come in, they | upon Matthias ; and he was numwent up into an upper room, bered with the eleven apostles. where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew,

CHAP. II. Philip, and Thomas, Bartholo April 5, August 4, Dec. I. mew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon Ze

| Easter Day, Evening, from ver. 22. lotes, and Judas the brother of AND when the day of PenteJames. These all continued with

cost was fully come, they one accord in prayer and sup were all with one accord in one plication, with the women, and place. And suddenly there came Mary the mother of Jesus, and a sound from heaven as of a with his brethren. And in those | rushing mighty wind, and it filldays Peter stood up in the midst ed all the house where they were of the disciples, and said, (the sitting. And there appeared unto number of names together were them cloven tongues like as of about an hundred and twenty,) fire, and it sat upon each of Men and brethren, this scrip them. And they were all filled ture must needs have been full with the Holy Ghost, and began filled, which the Holy Ghost by to speak with other tongues, as the mouth of David spake be the Spirit gave them utterance. fore concerning Judas, which was And there were dwelling at Jeguide to them that took Jesus. rusalem Jews, devout men, out For he was numbered with us, of every nation under heaven. and had obtained part of this | Now when this was noised abroad, ministry. Now this man pur- the multitude came together, and chased a field with the reward of I were confounded, because that

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every man heard them speak in, also know: him, being delivered his own language. And they were by the determinate counsel and all amazed and marvelled, say foreknowledge of God, ye have ing one to another, Behold, are taken, and by wicked hands have not all these which speak Ga crucified and slain: whom God lilæans? and how hear we every hath raised up, having loosed the man in our own tongue, where pains of death: because it was in we were born? Parthians, and not possible that he should be Medes, and Elamites, and the holden of it. For David speaketh dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in concerning him, I foresaw the Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pon Lord always before my face, for tus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pam he is on my right hand, that I phylia, in Egypt, and in the should not be moved: therefore parts of Libya about Cyrene, and did my heart rejoice, and my strangers of Rome, Jews and tongue was glad; moreover also proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, my flesh shall rest in hope: bewe do hear them speak in our cause thou wilt not leave my soul tongues the wonderful works of | in hell, neither wilt thou suffer God. And they were all amazed, thine Holy One to see corruption. and were in doubt, saying one Thou hast made known to me to another, What meaneth this? the ways of life; thou shalt make Others mocking said, These men me full of joy with thy counteare full of new wine. But Peter, nance. Men and brethren, let me standing up with the eleven, lift freely speak unto you of the paed up his voice, and said unto triarch David, that he is both them, Ye men of Judæa, and all dead and buried, and his sepul. ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be chre is with us unto this day. this known unto you, and hear. Therefore being a prophet, and ken to my words: for these are knowing that God had sworn not drunken, as ye suppose, see with an oath to him, that of the ing it is buit the third hour of fruit of his loins, according to the day. But this is that which the flesh, he would raise up Christ was spoken by the prophet Joel; to sit on his throne; he seeing And it shall come to pass in the this before spake of the resuureclast days, saith God, I will pour tion of Christ, that his soul was out of my Spirit upon all flesh: not left in hell, neither his flesh and your sons and your daugh did see corruption. This Jesus ters shall prophesy, and your hath God raised up, whereof we young men shall see visions, and all are witnesses. Therefore beyour old men shall dream dreams: ing by the right hand of God and on my servants and on my exalted, and having received of handmaidens I will pour out in the Father the promise of the those days of my Spirit; and | Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth they shall prophesy: and I will this, which ye now see and hear. shew wonders in heaven above, For David is not ascended into and signs in the earth beneath; the heavens: but he saith himblood, and fire, and vapour of self, The Lord said unto my smoke: the sun shall be turned Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, into darkness, and the moon in until I make thy foes thy footto blood, before that great and stool. Therefore let all the house notable day of the Lord come: of Israel know assuredly, that and it shall come to pass, that God hath made that same Jewhosoever shall call on the name sus, whom ye have crucified, both of the Lord shall be saved.

Lord and Christ. Now when they Ver. 22. Ye men of Israel, hear heard this, they were pricked in these words; Jesus of Nazareth, their heart, and said unto Peter a man approved of God among and to the rest of the apostles, you by miracles and wonders and Men and brethren, what shall we signs, which God did by him in do? Then Peter said unto them, the midst of you, as ye yourselves | Repent, and be baptized every

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