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PART XV.

THE RESURRECTION.

SECTION I.

THE GREAT SABBATH *.

Matt. xxvii. 62-66.

followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest

62 Now the next day, that his disciples come by night and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate saith unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

SECTION II.

THE END OF THE SABBATH.

Mark xvi. 1—4.

1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

+See Vol. Resurrection, p. 11.

* See Vol. Resurrection, Part I. Sect. I.

Matt. xxviii, 2-4. 1. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 and for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week,

came

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary,

to see the sepulchre.

Mark xvi. 1-4.

2 And

very early in the morning, the first day of the week, at the rising of the sun,

they came

unto the sepulchre.

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3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away for it was very great.

SECTION III.

AN ANGEL SPEAKS TO THE WOMEN.

Mark xvi. 5-8.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and

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11 Now, when they were going, behold, some of the

6 And he saith unto them *, Be not affrighted :

Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified:

he is risen; he is not here : behold the place where they laid him.

7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter

that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

SECTION IV.

THE GUARD PROCEED TO THE CHIEF PRIESTS.

Matt. xxviii. 11-15.

8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests

*See Vol. Resurrection, p. 67.

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