Bible, Ethician Version
 And it came
to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that
all the world should be taxed.
 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.
 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them:
 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature.
 Now in the
fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor
of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch
of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of
 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance.
 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely.
 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
 And Jesus
being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit
into the wilderness,
 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan.
 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him.
 And Jesus returned into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?
 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
 But their
scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and
drink with publicans and sinners?
 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
 And it came
to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn
fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them
in their hands.
 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great.
 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
 For I say
unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet
than John the Baptist.
 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
 And it came
to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching
and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with
 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.
 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.
 For what is
a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast
 All things
are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the
Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal
 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:
 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
 And it came
to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his
disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his
 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
 Give us day by day our daily bread.
 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
 And he said
unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth
not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall
 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
 Then drew
near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.
 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.
 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.
 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
 Then said he
unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto
him, through whom they come!
 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 And they
brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples
saw it, they rebuked them.
 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
 And Jesus
entered and passed through Jericho.
 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
 And it came
to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and
preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the
 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:
 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.
 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,
 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
 And he looked
up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.
 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.
 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
 As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
 Now the feast
of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
 And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council.
 And the whole
multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.
 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.
 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.
 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.
 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.
 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)
 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify 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.
 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
 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.
 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
 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.
 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
 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, the chosen of God.
 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,
 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.
 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.
 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just:
 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
 Now upon the
first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre,
bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
 And they entered in, and found not the body of Jesus.
 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.