6The sword of the Lord is full of blood, it is fat with the best of the meat, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the best parts of the sheep: for the Lord has a feast in Bozrah, and much cattle will be put to death in the land of Edom.
2It will be flowering like the rose; it will be full of delight and songs; the glory of Lebanon will be given to it; the pride of Carmel and Sharon: they will see the glory of the Lord, the power of our God.
10Even those whom he has made free, will come back again; they will come with songs to Zion; on their heads will be eternal joy; delight and joy will be theirs, and sorrow and sounds of grief will be gone for ever.
1 Timothy 2
1Cursed are those who go down to Egypt for help, and who put their faith in horses; looking to war-carriages for salvation, because of their numbers; and to horsemen, because they are very strong; but they are not looking to the Holy One of Israel, or turning their hearts to the Lord;
4For the Lord has said to me, As a lion, or a young lion, makes an angry noise over his food, and if a band of herdsmen come out against him, he will not be in fear of their voices, or give up his food for their noise: so the Lord of armies will come down to make war against Mount Zion and its hill.
8Then the Assyrian will come down by the sword, but not of man; the sword, not of men, will be the cause of his destruction: and he will go in flight from the sword, and his young men will be put to forced work.
6For the foolish man will say foolish things, having evil thoughts in his heart, working what is unclean, and talking falsely about the Lord, to keep food from him who is in need of it, and water from him whose soul is desiring it.
14For the fair houses will have no man living in them; the town which was full of noise will become a waste; the hill and the watchtower will be unpeopled for ever, a joy for the asses of the woods, a place of food for the flocks;
1Ho! you who make waste those who did not make you waste; acting falsely to those who were not false to you. When you have come to an end of wasting, you will be made waste, and after your false acts, they will do the same to you.
15He whose ways are true, and whose words are upright; he who gives no thought to the profits of false acts, whose hands have not taken rewards, who will have no part in putting men to death, and whose eyes are shut against evil;
20Let your eyes be resting on Zion, the town of our holy feasts: you will see Jerusalem, a quiet resting-place, a tent which will not be moved, whose tent-pins will never be pulled up, and whose cords will never be broken.
23Your cords have become loose; they were not able to make strong the support of their sails, the sail was not stretched out: then the blind will take much property, the feeble-footed will make division of the goods of war.
1 Timothy 1
9With the knowledge that the law is made, not for the upright man, but for those who have no respect for law and order, for evil men and sinners, for the unholy and those who have no religion, for those who put their fathers or mothers to death, for takers of life,
10For those who go after loose women, for those with unnatural desires, for those who take men prisoners, who make false statements and false oaths, and those who do any other things against the right teaching,
16But for this reason I was given mercy, so that in me, the chief of sinners, Jesus Christ might make clear all his mercy, as an example to those who in the future would have faith in him to eternal life.
4And you will be made low, and your voice will come out of the earth, and your words will be low out of the dust; and your voice will come out of the earth like that of a spirit, making bird-like noises out of the dust.
8And it will be like a man desiring food, and dreaming that he is feasting; but when he is awake there is nothing in his mouth: or like a man in need of water, dreaming that he is drinking; but when he is awake he is feeble and his soul is full of desire: so will all the nations be which make war on Mount Zion.
11And the vision of all this has become to you like the words of a book which is shut, which men give to one who has knowledge of writing, saying, Make clear to us what is in the book: and he says, I am not able to, for the book is shut:
13And the Lord said, because this people come near to me with their mouths, and give honour to me with their lips, but their heart is far from me, and their fear of me is false, a rule given them by the teaching of men;
14For this cause I will again do a strange thing among this people, a thing to be wondered at: and the wisdom of their wise men will come to nothing, and the sense of their guides will no longer be seen.
16You are turning things upside down! Is the wet earth the same to you as the one who is forming it? will the thing made say of him who made it, He made me not: or the thing formed say of him who gave it form, He has no knowledge?
23But when they, the children of Jacob, see the work of my hands among them, they will give honour to my name; yes, they will give honour to the Holy One of Jacob, and go in fear of the God of Israel.
6The word about the Beasts of the South. Through the land of trouble and grief, the land of the she-lion and the voice of the lion, of the snake and the burning winged snake, they take their wealth on the backs of young asses, and their stores on camels, to a people in whom is no profit.
14And he will let it be broken as a potter’s vessel is broken: it will be smashed to bits without mercy; so that there will not be a bit in which one may take fire from the fireplace, or water from the spring.
18For this cause the Lord will be waiting, so that he may be kind to you; and he will be lifted up, so that he may have mercy on you; for the Lord is a God of righteousness: there is a blessing on all whose hope is in him.
23And he will give rain for your seed, so that you may put it in the earth; and you will have bread from the produce of the earth, good and more than enough for your needs: in that day the cattle will get their food in wide grass-lands.
26And the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times greater, as the light of seven days, in the day when the Lord puts oil on the wounds of his people, and makes them well from the blows they have undergone.
28And his breath is as an overflowing stream, coming up even to the neck, shaking the nations for their destruction, like the shaking of grain in a basket: and he will put a cord in the mouths of the people, turning them out of their way.
30And the Lord will send out the sound of his great voice, and they will see his arm stretched out, with the heat of his wrath, and the flame of a burning fire; with a cloud-burst, and storm, and a rain of ice.
33For a place of fire has long been ready; yes, it has been made ready for the king; he has made it deep and wide: it is massed with fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of fire, puts a light to it.
2 Thessalonians 3
9And in that day it will be said, See, this is our God; we have been waiting for him, and he will be our saviour: this is the Lord in whom is our hope; we will be glad and have delight in his salvation.
9In the night the desire of my soul has been for you; early will my spirit be searching for you; for when your punishments come on the earth, the people of the world will get the knowledge of righteousness.
19Your dead will come back; their dead bodies will come to life again. Those in the dust, awaking from their sleep, will send out a song; for your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the shades.
21For the Lord is coming out of his place to send punishment on the people of the earth for their evil-doing: the earth will let the blood drained out on her be seen, and will keep her dead covered no longer.
2 Thessalonians 1
11For this reason, you are ever in our prayers, that you may seem to our God such as may have a part in his purpose and that by his power he will make all his good purpose, and the work of faith, complete;
2 Chronicles 33
1Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he was ruling for fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
2He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, copying the disgusting ways of the nations whom the Lord had sent out of the land before the children of Israel.
3For he put up again the high places which had been pulled down by his father Hezekiah; and he made altars for the Baals, and pillars of wood, and was a worshipper and servant of all the stars of heaven;
4And he made altars in the house of the Lord, of which the Lord had said, In Jerusalem will my name be for ever.
5And he made altars for all the stars of heaven in the two outer squares of the house of the Lord.
6More than this, he made his children go through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom; and he made use of secret arts, and signs for reading the future, and unnatural powers, and gave positions to those who had control of spirits and to wonder-workers: he did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, moving him to wrath.
7And he put the image he had made in the house of God, the house of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, the town which I have made mine out of all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
8And never again will I let the feet of Israel be moved out of the land which I have given to their fathers; if only they will take care to do all my orders, even all the law and the orders and the rules given to them by Moses.
9And Manasseh made Judah and the people of Jerusalem go out of the true way, so that they did more evil than those nations whom the Lord gave up to destruction before the children of Israel.
10And the word of the Lord came to Manasseh and his people, but they gave no attention.
11So the Lord sent against them the captains of the army of Assyria, who made Manasseh a prisoner and took him away in chains to Babylon.
12And crying out to the Lord his God in his trouble, he made himself low before the God of his fathers,
13And made prayer to him; and in answer to his prayer God let him come back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh was certain that the Lord was God.
14After this he made an outer wall for the town of David, on the west side of Gihon in the valley, as far as the way into the town by the fish doorway; and he put a very high wall round the Ophel; and he put captains of the army in all the walled towns of Judah.
15He took away the strange gods and the image out of the house of the Lord, and all the altars he had put up on the hill of the Lord’s house and in Jerusalem, and put them out of the town.
16And he put the altar of the Lord in order, offering peace-offerings and praise-offerings on it, and said that all Judah were to be servants of the Lord, the God of Israel.
17However, the people still made offerings in the high places, but only to the Lord their God.
18Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and the words which the seers said to him in the name of the Lord, the God of Israel, are recorded among the acts of the kings of Israel.
19And the prayer which he made to God, and how God gave him an answer, and all his sin and his wrongdoing, and the places where he made high places and put up pillars of wood and images, before he put away his pride, are recorded in the history of the seers.
20So Manasseh went to rest with his fathers, and they put his body to rest in his house, and Amon his son became king in his place.
21Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king; and he was ruling for two years in Jerusalem.
22He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as Manasseh his father had done; and Amon made offerings to all the images which his father Manasseh had made, and was their servant.
23He did not make himself low before the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done, but went on sinning more and more.
24And his servants made a secret design against him, and put him to death in his house.
25But the people of the land put to death all those who had taken part in the design against King Amon, and made his son Josiah king in his place.
Maschil. Of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1 My song will be of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make his faith clear to all generations.
2For you have said, Mercy will be made strong for ever; my faith will be unchanging in the heavens.
3I have made an agreement with the man of my selection, I have made an oath to David my servant;
4I will make your seed go on for ever, your kingdom will be strong through all generations. (Selah.)
5In heaven let them give praise for your wonders, O Lord; and your unchanging faith among the saints.
6For who is there in the heavens in comparison with the Lord? who is like the Lord among the sons of the gods?
7God is greatly to be feared among the saints, and to be honoured over all those who are about him.
😯 Lord God of armies, who is strong like you, O Jah? and your unchanging faith is round about you.
9You have rule over the sea in storm; when its waves are troubled, you make them calm.
10Rahab was crushed by you like one wounded to death; with your strong arm you put to flight all your haters.
11Yours are the heavens, and the earth is yours; you have made the world, and everything which is in it.
12You have made the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon are sounding with joy at your name.
13Yours is an arm of power; strong is your hand and high your right hand.
14The seat of your kingdom is resting on righteousness and right judging: mercy and good faith come before your face.
15Happy are the people who have knowledge of the holy cry: the light of your face, O Lord, will be shining on their way.
16In your name will they have joy all the day: in your righteousness will they be lifted up.
17For you are the glory of their strength; in your pleasure will our horn be lifted up.
18For our breastplate is the Lord; and our king is the Holy One of Israel’s.
1After these things Jesus let himself be seen again by the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and it came about in this way.
2Simon Peter, Thomas named Didymus, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were all together.
3Simon Peter said to them, I am going fishing. They said to him, And we will come with you. They went out and got into the boat; but that night they took no fish.
4Now very early in the morning Jesus was there by the edge of the sea (though the disciples were not conscious that it was Jesus).
5So Jesus said to them, Children, have you taken any fish? They made answer, No.
6And he said to them, Let down the net on the right side of the boat and you will get some. So they put it in the water and now they were not able to get it up again because of the great number of fish.
7So the disciple who was dear to Jesus said to Peter, It is the Lord! Hearing that it was the Lord, Peter put his coat round him (because he was not clothed) and went into the sea.
8And the other disciples came in the little boat (they were not far from land, only about two hundred cubits off) pulling the net full of fish.
9When they got to land, they saw a fire of coals there, with fish cooking on it, and bread.
10Jesus said to them, Get some of the fish which you have now taken.
11So Peter went to the boat and came back pulling the net to land, full of great fish, a hundred and fifty-three; and though there was such a number the net was not broken.
12Jesus said to them, Come and take some food. And all the disciples were in fear of putting the question, Who are you? being conscious that it was the Lord.
13Then Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and the fish in the same way.
14Now this was the third time that Jesus let himself be seen by the disciples after he had come back from the dead.
15Then when they had taken food, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, is your love for me greater than the love of these others? He said to him, Yes, Lord; you are certain of my love for you. He said to him, Then give my lambs food.
16Again, a second time, he said to him, Simon, son of John, have you any love for me? Yes, Lord, he said, you are certain of my love for you. Then take care of my sheep, said Jesus.
17He said to him a third time, Simon, son of John, am I dear to you? Now Peter was troubled in his heart because he put the question a third time, Am I dear to you? And he said to him, Lord, you have knowledge of all things; you see that you are dear to me. Jesus said to him, Then give my sheep food.
18Truly I say to you, When you were young, you made yourself ready and went wherever you had a desire to go: but when you are old, you will put out your hands and another will make you ready, and you will be taken where you have no desire to go.
2 Chronicles 31
1Now when all this was over, all the men of Israel who were present went out into the towns of Judah, causing the stone pillars to be broken up and the wood pillars to be cut down, pulling down the high places and the altars in all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, till all were gone. Then all the children of Israel went back to their towns, every man to his property.
2Then Hezekiah put in order the divisions of the priests and Levites, every man in his division, in relation to his work, for the burned offerings and peace-offerings, and for the ordering of worship and for giving praise at the doors of the Lord’s house.
3And he gave the king’s part of his private property for the burned offerings, that is, for the morning and evening offerings, and the offerings for the Sabbath and the new moons and the regular feasts, as it is recorded in the law of the Lord.
4In addition, he gave orders to the people of Jerusalem to give to the priests and Levites that part which was theirs by right, so that they might be strong in keeping the law of the Lord.
5And when the order was made public, straight away the children of Israel gave, in great amounts, the first-fruits of their grain and wine and oil and honey, and of the produce of their fields; and they took in a tenth part of everything, a great store.
6And the children of Israel and Judah, who were living in the towns of Judah came with the tenth part of their oxen and sheep, and a tenth of all the holy things which were to be given to the Lord their God, and put them in great masses.
7The first store of things was put down in the third month, and in the seventh month the masses were complete.
8And when Hezekiah and the rulers came and saw all the store of goods, they gave praise to the Lord and to his people Israel.
9Then Hezekiah put questions to the priests and Levites about the store of goods.
10And Azariah, the chief priest, of the family of Zadok, said in answer, From the time when the people first came with their offerings into the house of the Lord, we have had food enough, and more than enough: for the blessing of the Lord is on his people; and there is this great store which has not been used.
11Then Hezekiah said that store-rooms were to be made ready in the house of the Lord; and this was done.
12And in them they put all the offerings and the tenths and the holy things, keeping nothing back, and over them was Conaniah the Levite, with Shimei his brother second to him.
13And Jehiel and Azaziah and Nahath and Asahel and Jerimoth and Jozabad and Eliel and Ismachiah and Mahath and Benaiah were overseers, under the directions of Conaniah and Shimei his brother, by the order of Hezekiah the king and Azariah, the ruler of the house of God.
14And Kore, the son of Imnah the Levite, the keeper of the east door, had control of the offerings freely given to God, and the distribution of the offerings of the Lord and the most holy things.
15And under him were Eden and Miniamin and Jeshua and Shemaiah and Amariah and Shecaniah, in the towns of the priests, who were made responsible for giving it to all their brothers, by divisions, to small and great:
16As well as to all the males, of three years old and over, listed by their families, who went into the house of the Lord to do what was needed day by day, for their special work with their divisions.
17And the families of the priests were listed by their fathers’ names, but the Levites, of twenty years old and over, were listed in relation to their work in their divisions;
18And in the lists were all their little ones and their wives and their sons and daughters, through all the people: they made themselves holy in the positions which they were given.
19And as for the sons of Aaron, the priests, living in the country on the outskirts of their towns, every different town there were men, marked out by name, to give their part of the goods to all the males among the priests, and to all who were listed among the Levites.
20This Hezekiah did through all Judah; he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God.
21And for everything he undertook, in connection with the work of the house of God and his law and orders, he got directions from God and did it with serious purpose; and things went well for him.
Of the sons of Korah. A Psalm. A Song.
1 This house is resting on the holy mountain.
2The Lord has more love for the doors of Zion than for all the tents of Jacob.
3Noble things are said of you, O town of God. (Selah.)
4Rahab and Babylon will be named among those who have knowledge of me; see, Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man had his birth there.
5And of Zion it will be said, This or that man had his birth there; and the Most High will make her strong.
6The Lord will keep in mind, when he is writing the records of the people, that this man had his birth there. (Selah.)
7The players on instruments will be there, and the dancers will say, All my springs are in you.
1Now on the first day of the week, very early, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the place and saw that the stone had been taken away from it.
2Then she went running to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple who was loved by Jesus, and said to them, They have taken away the Lord out of the place of the dead and we have no knowledge where they have put him.
3So Peter and the other disciple went out to the place of the dead.
4They went running together, and the other disciple got in front of Peter and came first to the hole in the rock;
5And looking in, he saw the linen bands on the earth; but he did not go in,
6Then Simon Peter came after him and went into the hole in the rock; and he saw the linen bands on the earth,
7And the cloth, which had been round his head, not with the linen bands but rolled up in a place by itself.
8Then the other disciple who came there first went in; and he saw and belief came to him.
9For at that time they had no knowledge that the Writings said that he would have to come again from the dead.
10So then the disciples went away again to their houses.
11But Mary was still there outside the hole in the rock, weeping; and while she was weeping and looking into the hole,
12She saw two angels in white seated where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head and the other at the feet.
13They said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? She said to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I have no knowledge where they have put him.
14And then looking round, she saw Jesus there, but had no idea that it was Jesus.
15Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you weeping? who are you looking for? She, taking him for the gardener, said to him, Sir, if you have taken him away from here, say where you have put him and I will take him away.
16Jesus said to her, Mary! Turning, she said to him in Hebrew, Rabboni! (which is to say, Master).
17Jesus said to her, Do not put your hand on me, for I have not gone up to the Father: but go to my brothers and say to them, I go up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.
18Mary Magdalene went with the news to the disciples, and said she had seen the Lord and that he had said these things to her.
2 Chronicles 30
1Then Hezekiah sent word to all Israel and Judah, and sent letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, requesting them to come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to the Lord, the God of Israel.
2For the king, after discussion with his chiefs and all the body of the people in Jerusalem, had made a decision to keep the Passover in the second month.
3It was not possible to keep it at that time, because not enough priests had made themselves holy, and the people had not come together in Jerusalem.
4And the thing was right in the eyes of the king and all the people.
5So it was ordered that word was to be sent out through all Israel, from Beer-sheba to Dan, that they were to come to keep the Passover to the Lord, the God of Israel, at Jerusalem: because they had not kept it in great numbers in agreement with the law.
6So runners went with letters from the king and his chiefs through all Israel and Judah, by the order of the king, saying, O children of Israel, come back again to the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, so that he may come again to that small band of you which has been kept safe out of the hands of the kings of Assyria.
7Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were sinners against the Lord, the God of their fathers, so that he made them a cause of fear, as you see.
8Now do not be hard-hearted, as your fathers were; but give yourselves to the Lord, and come into his holy place, which he has made his for ever, and be the servants of the Lord your God, so that the heat of his wrath may be turned away from you.
9For if you come back to the Lord, those who took away your brothers and your children will have pity on them, and let them come back to this land: for the Lord your God is full of grace and mercy, and his face will not be turned away from you if you come back to him.
10So the runners went from town to town through all the country of Ephraim and Manasseh as far as Zebulun: but they were laughed at and made sport of.
11However, some of Asher and Manasseh and Zebulun put away their pride and came to Jerusalem.
12And in Judah the power of God gave them one heart to do the orders of the king and the captains, which were taken as the word of the Lord.
13So a very great number of people came together at Jerusalem to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month.
14And they got to work and took away all the altars in Jerusalem, and they put all the vessels for burning perfumes into the stream Kidron.
15Then on the fourteenth day of the second month they put the Passover lambs to death: and the priests and the Levites were shamed, and made themselves holy and took burned offerings into the house of the Lord.
16And they took their places in their right order, as it was ordered in the law of Moses, the man of God: the priests draining out on the altar the blood given them by the Levites.
17For there were still a number of the people there who had not made themselves holy: so the Levites had to put Passover lambs to death for those who were not clean, to make them holy to the Lord.
18For a great number of the people from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not made themselves clean, but they took the Passover meal, though not in the right way. For Hezekiah had made prayer for them, saying, May the good Lord have mercy on everyone
19Who, with all his heart, is turned to God the Lord, the God of his fathers, even if he has not been made clean after the rules of the holy place.
20And the Lord gave ear to Hezekiah, and made the people well.
21So the children of Israel who were present in Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread for seven days with great joy: and the Levites and the priests gave praise to the Lord day by day, making melody to the Lord with loud instruments.
22And Hezekiah said kind words to the Levites who were expert in the ordering of the worship of the Lord: so they kept the feast for seven days, offering peace-offerings and praising the Lord, the God of their fathers.
23And by the desire of all the people, the feast went on for another seven days, and they kept the seven days with joy.
24For Hezekiah, king of Judah, gave to the people for offerings, a thousand oxen and seven thousand sheep; and the rulers gave a thousand oxen and ten thousand sheep; and a great number of priests made themselves holy.
25And all the people of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and those who had come from Israel, and men from other lands who had come from Israel or who were living in Judah, were glad with great joy.
26So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for nothing like this had been seen in Jerusalem from the time of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel.
27Then the priests and the Levites gave the people a blessing: and the voice of their prayer went up to the holy place of God in heaven.
A Prayer. Of David.
1 Let your ears be open to my voice, O Lord, and give me an answer; for I am poor and in need.
2Keep my soul, for I am true to you; O my God, give salvation to your servant, whose hope is in you.
3Have mercy on me, O Lord; for my cry goes up to you all the day.
4Make glad the soul of your servant; for it is lifted up to you, O Lord.
5You are good, O Lord, and full of forgiveness; your mercy is great to all who make their cry to you.
6O Lord, give ear to my prayer; and take note of the sound of my requests.
7In the day of my trouble I send up my cry to you; for you will give me an answer.
8There is no god like you, O Lord; there are no works like your works.
9Let all the nations whom you have made come and give worship to you, O Lord, giving glory to your name.
10For you are great, and do great works of wonder; you only are God.
11Make your way clear to me, O Lord; I will go on my way in your faith: let my heart be glad in the fear of your name.
12I will give you praise, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will give glory to your name for ever.
13For your mercy to me is great; you have taken my soul up from the deep places of the underworld.
14O God, men of pride have come up against me, and the army of violent men would take my life; they have not put you before them.
15But you, O Lord, are a God full of pity and forgiveness, slow to get angry, great in mercy and wisdom.
16O be turned to me and have mercy on me: give your strength to your servant, and your salvation to the son of her who is your servant.
17Give me a sign for good; so that my haters may see it and be shamed; because you, Lord, have been my help and comfort.
16So then he gave him up to them to be put to death on the cross. And they took Jesus away;
17And he went out with his cross on him to the place which is named Dead Man’s Head (in Hebrew, Golgotha):
18Where they put him on the cross with two others, one on this side and one on that, and Jesus in the middle.
19And Pilate put on the cross a statement in writing. The writing was: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
20The writing was seen by a number of the Jews, for the place where Jesus was put to death on the cross was near the town; and the writing was in Hebrew and Latin and Greek.
21Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, Do not put, The King of the Jews, but, He said, I am the King of the Jews.
22But Pilate made answer, What I have put in writing will not be changed.
23And when Jesus was nailed to the cross, the men of the army took his clothing, and made a division of it into four parts, to every man a part, and they took his coat: now the coat was without a join, made out of one bit of cloth.
24So they said among themselves, Let this not be cut up, but let us put it to the decision of chance and see who gets it. (They did this so that the Writings might come true, which say, They made a distribution of my clothing among them, and my coat they put to the decision of chance.) This was what the men of the army did.
25Now by the side of the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister Mary, the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene.
26So when Jesus saw his mother and the disciple who was dear to him, he said to his mother, Mother, there is your son!
27Then he said to the disciple, There is your mother! And from that hour the disciple took her to his house.
28After this, being conscious that all things had now been done so that the Writings might come true, Jesus said, Give me water.
29Now there was a vessel ready, full of bitter wine, and they put a sponge full of it on a stick and put it to his mouth.
30So when Jesus had taken the wine he said, All is done. And with his head bent he gave up his spirit.
31Now it was the day of getting ready for the Passover, and so that the bodies might not be on the cross on the Sabbath (because the day of that Sabbath was a great day), the Jews made a request to Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
32So the men of the army came, and the legs of the first were broken and then of the other who was put to death on the cross with Jesus:
33But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was dead by this time, and so his legs were not broken;
34But one of the men made a wound in his side with a spear, and straight away there came out blood and water.
35And he who saw it has given witness (and his witness is true; he is certain that what he says is true) so that you may have belief.
36These things came about so that the Writings might be true, No bone of his body will be broken.
37And again another verse says, They will see him who was wounded by their spears.
38After these things, Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, made a request to Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate said he might do so. So he went and took away his body.
39And Nicodemus came (he who had first come to Jesus by night) with a roll of myrrh and aloes mixed, about a hundred pounds.
40Then they took the body of Jesus, folding linen about it with the spices, as is the way of the Jews when they put the dead to rest.
41Now there was a garden near the cross, and in the garden a new place for the dead in which no man had ever been put.
42So they put Jesus there, because it was the Jews’ day of getting ready for the Passover, and the place was near.