1 AndChrist, who is now ready to suffer for the rebellion which we raised in this world, is first of all pronounced guiltless, so that it might appear that he suffered not for his own sins (which were none) but for ours.the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this [fellow]Corrupting the people, and leading them into errors.perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Iewes? And hee answered him, and sayd, Thou sayest it.
4 Then sayd Pilate to the hie Priests, and to the people, I finde no fault in this man.
5 But they were the more fierce, saying, He moueth the people, teaching throughout all Iudea, beginning at Galile, euen to this place.
6 Christ is a laughing stock to princes, but to their great pain.When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged untoThis was Herod Antipas the Tetrarch, in the time of whose period of rule (which was almost twenty-two years long) John the Baptist preached and was put to death, and Jesus Christ also died and rose again, and the apostles began to preach, and various things were done at Jerusalem almost seven years after Christ's death. This Herod was sent into banishment to Lyons, about the second year of Gaius Caesar.Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
8 And when Herod sawe Iesus, hee was exceedingly glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him, and trusted to haue seene some signe done by him.
9 Then questioned hee with him of many things: but he answered him nothing.
10 The hie Priests also & Scribes stood forth, and accused him vehemently.
11 And Herod with hisAccompanied with his nobles and soldiers who followed him from Galilee.men of war set him at nought, and mocked [him], and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
12 The hatred of godliness binds the wicked together.And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
13 Christ is acquitted the second time, even by him of whom he is condemned, so that it might appear in what way he who is just, redeemed us who were unjust.And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and theThose whom the Jews called the sanhedrin.rulers and the people,
14 And sayd vnto them, Ye haue brought this man vnto me, as one that peruerted the people: and beholde, I haue examined him before you, and haue found no fault in this man, of those things whereof ye accuse him:
15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him: and loe, nothing worthy of death is done of him.
16 The wisdom of the flesh is to choose the lesser of two evils, but God curses such plans.I will therefore chastise him, and release [him].
17 (For of necessitie hee must haue let one loose vnto them at the feast.)
18 Then all ye multitude cried at once, saying, Away with him, and deliuer vnto vs Barabbas:
19 Which for a certaine insurrection made in the citie, and murther, was cast in prison.
20 Then Pilate spake againe to them, willing to let Iesus loose.
21 But they cried, saying, Crucifie, crucifie him.
22 Christ is acquitted the third time before he is condemned, so that it might appear that it was for our sins that were condemned in him.And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let [him] go.
23 But they were instant with loude voyces, and required that he might be crucified: and the voyces of them and of the hie Priests preuailed.
24 So Pilate gaue sentence, that it should be as they required.
25 And he let loose vnto them him that for insurrection and murther was cast into prison, whome they desired, and deliuered Iesus to doe with him what they would.
26 An example of the outrageousness and disorder of the soldiers.And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear [it] after Jesus.
27 The triumph of the wicked has a most horrible end.And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
28 But Iesus turned backe vnto them, & said, Daughters of Hierusalem, weepe not for me, but weepe for your selues, and for your children.
29 For behold, the dayes wil come, when men shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombes that neuer bare, and the pappes which neuer gaue sucke.
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountaines, Fall on vs: and to the hilles, Couer vs.
31 For if they do these things in aAs if he said, «If they do this to me who is always fruitful and flourishing, and who lives forever by reason of my Godhead, what will they do to you who are unfruitful and void of all active righteousness?»green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
32 And there were two others, which were euill doers, led with him to be slaine.
33 Christ became accursed for us upon the cross, suffering the punishment which the ones who would belong to God deserved.And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Christ, in praying for his enemies, shows that he is both the Sacrifice and the Priest.Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided [him], saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, theWhom God loves more than all others.chosen of God.
36 The souldiers also mocked him, and came and offered him vineger,
37 And said, If thou be the King of the Iewes, saue thy selfe.
38 Pilate is unknowingly made a preacher of the kingdom of Christ.And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
39 Therefore we must either take Matthew's account to be using the figure of speech synecdoche, or that both of them mocked Christ. But one of them who was eventually overcome with the great patience of God breaks forth in that confession worthy all memory.AndChrist, in the midst of the humbling of himself upon the cross, indeed shows that he has both the power of life to save the believers and the power of death to avenge the rebellious.one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answered, and rebuked him, saying, Fearest thou not God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothingMore than he ought.amiss.
42 And he sayd vnto Iesus, Lorde, remember me, when thou commest into thy kingdome.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me inGod made the visible paradise in the eastern part of the world: but that which we behold with the eyes of our mind is the place of everlasting joy and salvation, through the goodness and mercy of God, a most pleasant rest for the souls of the godly, and a most quiet and joyful dwelling.paradise.
44 Christ, even being at the point of death, shows himself to be God almighty even to the blind.And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
45 Christ enters bravely and resolutely into the very darkness of death, and he does this so that he might overcome death even within its most secret places.And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And Iesus cryed with a loude voyce, and sayd, Father, into thine hands I commend my spirit; when hee thus had sayd, hee gaue vp the ghost.
47 Christ, as often as it pleases him, causes his very enemies to give honourable witness that he is right.Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things, which were done, smote their brestes, and returned.
49 Christ gathers together and defends his little flock in the midst of the tormentors.And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
50 Christ, through his well known burial, confirms both the truth of his death as well as his resurrection, by the plain and evident witness of Pilate.And, behold, [there was] a man named Joseph, a counsellor; [and he was] a good man, and a just:
51 Hee did not consent to the counsell and deede of them, which was of Arimathea, a citie of the Iewes: who also himselfe waited for the kingdome of God.
52 He went vnto Pilate, and asked the body of Iesus,
53 And tooke it downe, & wrapped it in a linnen cloth, and laide it in a tombe hewen out of a rocke, wherein was neuer man yet laide.
54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbathLiterally, «dawning», and now beginning, for the light of the former day drew toward the going down of the sun, and that was the day of preparation for the feast, that is, the feast which was to be kept the following day.drew on.
55 Christ, being set upon by the devil and all his instruments, and being even in death's mouth, places weak women in his service, bearing in mind to immediately triumph over these terrible enemies, and that without any great endeavour.And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
56 And they returned and prepared odours, and ointments, and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandement.