M't:26:60: But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
M't:26:61: And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
M't:26:62: And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
M't:26:63: But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
M't:26:64: Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
M't:26:65: Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
M't:26:66: What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
M't:26:67: Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
M't:26:68: Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
M't:26:69: Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
M't:26:70: But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
M't:26:71: And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
M't:26:72: And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
M't:26:73: And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
M't:26:74: Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
M't:26:75: And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
M't:27:1: When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
M't:27:2: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
M't:27:3: Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
M't:27:4: Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
M't:27:5: And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
M't:27:6: And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
M't:27:7: And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
M't:27:8: Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
M't:27:9: Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
M't:27:10: And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
M't:27:11: And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.
M't:27:12: And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
M't:27:13: Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
M't:27:14: And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
M't:27:15: Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.
M't:27:16: And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.
M't:27:17: Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
M't:27:18: For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
M't:27:19: When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
M't:27:20: But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
M't:27:21: The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
M't:27:22: Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
M't:27:23: And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
M't:27:24: When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
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