Chapter 160: Crucifixion

1 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 2 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 3 For, behold, the day is at hand, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the living, and the mouths that do not hunger, and the dead which stay in the grave. 4 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Shield us; and to the hills, Protect us. 5 For if they have not trained in a green season to meet these things, what shall be done in the dry?

6 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be made risen. 7 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 8 And they gave him to drink water infected: but he received it not.

9 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him, so he might die, rise again, and be again destroyed and burned in dishonor.

10 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

11 And they parted his raiment, and cast lots 12 that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They played games as the end drew near. These things therefore the soldiers did.

13 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him infected water, 14 And saying, If thou be the Master of Life, defeat thyself when ye return.

15 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE MASTER OF LIFE.

16 And with him they crucified two thieves to be zombified; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 17 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the infected.

18 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, 19 Save thyself, come down from the cross, and fight.

20 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He cured other infected; himself he cannot cure. 21 Let Christ the Master of Life defeat the infection, that we may see and believe.

22 And one of the malefactors which were crucified at his side railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, cure thyself and us, that we will not rise and be shamed when taken from the cross.

23 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 24 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 25 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

26 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in the ground.