24 ¶ When Pilate saw that he acould prevail nothing, but that rather a btumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude,
saying, I am innocent of the blood of this cjust person: see ye to it.
25 Then answered all the people, and said, His ablood be on us, and on our children.
26 ¶ Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had ascourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the acommon hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a ascarlet robe.
29 ¶ And when they had aplatted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a breed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they aspit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of aa skull,
34 ¶ They gave him avinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35 And they acrucified him, and bparted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my
cgarments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him there;
37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
39 ¶ And they that passed by areviled him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the atemple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the bSon of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43 He atrusted in God; let him bdeliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the cSon of God.
44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, acast the same in his teeth.
45 Now from the sixth hour there was adarkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, aMy God, my God, why hast thou
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for aElias.
48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with avinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 ¶ Jesus, when he had cried again with aa loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the aveil of the temple was brent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did cquake, and the rocks rent;
52 And the agraves were opened; and many bbodies of the csaints dwhich slept earose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the aholy city, and appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly,
saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
[align=center]The passing of the chosen High Priest of God is a wondrous thing.....Compare the events of the death of Christ with the passing of the
mantle from Elijah to Elias[/align ]11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked,
that, behold, there appeared a achariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and bElijah went up by a cwhirlwind into heaven.
12 ¶ And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took
hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had
smitten the waters, they aparted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of aElijah doth brest on Elisha. And they came to
meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
These sacred garments come with their own power. Jesus was dead, He was separated from the Father by the burden of sin. This raises the question of
what power was able to rip the four inch thick, sixty foot high veil in the temple from top to bottom? What power rent the earth, darken the skies
and raised some of the dead? Who was the sentient force that directed that power......and restrained it.
These magical paraphenalia could not be passed to Caiaphas, they could not be seen by the soldiers to be wagered over nor could they
fall to the ground at the foot of the cross.