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George Noyes Bible - Matthew

Matthew 27

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1And when it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people consulted together against Jesus, to put him to death.
2And having bound him, they led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor.
3Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4saying, I sinned in betraying innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to it.
5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and withdrew; and went away and hanged himself.
6And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since they are the price of blood.
7And they consulted together, and bought with them the potter's field, for a burial-place for strangers.
8Wherefore that field hath been called, The Field of Blood, unto this day.
9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom they of the sons of Israel priced,
10and gave them for the potter's field; as the Lord commanded me.”
11And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor questioned him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jesus said, I am.
12And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer.
13Then saith Pilate to him, Dost thou not hear what things they are testifying against thee?
14And he made him no answer, not even to one word; so that the governor greatly wondered.
15Now at the feast the governor was wont to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they would.
16And they had then a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
17When therefore they were assembled, Pilate said to them, Whom will ye that I release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?
18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him up.

19And while he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered much this day in a dream because of him.
20But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and to destroy Jesus.
21And the governor answering said to them, Which of the two will ye that I release to you? And they said, Barabbas.
22Pilate saith to them, What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.
23And he said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
24And when Pilate saw that it availed nothing, but that rather a tumult was arising, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of this blood; see ye to it.
25And all the people answering said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
26Then he released Barabbas to them, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him up to be crucified.
27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor's palace, and gathered to him the whole band.
28And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29And having platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews!
30And they spit upon him, and took the reed and struck him on the head.
31And after they had made sport of him, they took off the robe from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him.
32And as they were going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name, whom they compelled to carry his cross.
33And having come to a place called Golgotha, that is, Place of a Skull,
34they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall; and when he had tasted it, he refused to drink.
35And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them, casting lots.
36And sitting down, they watched him there.

37And they set up over his head the charge against him in writing: “This is Jesus the king of the Jews.”
38Then are crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left.
39And they who passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,
40and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it up in three days, save thyself, if thou art the Son of God, and come down from the cross.
41So also the chief priests, mocking, with the scribes and elders, said,
42He saved others, cannot he save himself? He is the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him.
43He trusteth in God; let him now deliver him, if he desireth him; for he said, I am the Son of God.
44The robbers also, who were crucified with him, reviled him in the same manner.
45And from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour.
46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47Some of those standing there, when they heard this, said, This man is calling for Elijah.
48And one of them immediately ran and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink.
49But the rest said, Hold! let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.
50And Jesus, crying out again with a loud voice, yielded up his spirit.
51And, lo! the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth, quaked, and the rocks were rent,
52and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of holy men that slept, arose,
53and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection went into the holy city and appeared to many.
54And the centurion and they who with him were watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and what was taking place, were exceedingly afraid, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

55And many women were there, looking on from a distance, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, rendering services to him;
56among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57And at evening there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who was himself also a disciple of Jesus.
58This man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given him.
59And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, went away.
61And Mary the Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
62And on the next day, that following the day of the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
63saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I rise.
64Command therefore that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people, He hath risen from the dead; and the last error will be worse than the first.
65Pilate said to them, Ye have a guard; go, make it as secure as ye know how.
66And they went, and made the sepulchre secure, sealing the stone, and setting the guard.