The King of Kings

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The events portrayed by this 
 picture occurred in Palestine
nineteen centuries ago, when
the Jews were under the
complete subjection of Rome -
even their own High Priest
being appointed by the Roman
procurator.

		Cecil B. deMille
		[signature]

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Cecil B. DeMille's
      The
 King of Kings

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         SYNCHRONIZATION 
               by
        R.C.A. PHOTOPHONE

Music Score by   General Musical Director
HUGO REISENFELD        JOSIAH ZURO

      Copyrighted MCMXXVIII

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This is the story of
JESUS of NAZARETH...

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He, Himself, commanded that
  His message be carried to
the uttermost parts of the 
earth.
      May this portrayal play
a reverent part in the spirit 
of that great command.

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In Judea - groaning under 
 the iron heel of Rome -
the beautiful courtesan
MARY of MAGDALA, laughed 
alike at God and Man.

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"Mary, if thou wilt give 
thy kisses to a beast -
why not to me?"

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"But, Mary, why keep the 
chair vacant - Judas hath
been absent many days."

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"Mary, I know the
whereabouts of
Judas!"

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"- a WOMAN!"

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"Her name - tell me,
old Frog, or I choke
thee!"

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"Nay, 'twas no woman I
saw him with - but a
band of beggars, led
by a Carpenter from
Nazareth."

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"Go fetch my richest
perfumes!"

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"Harness my zebras - gift
of the Nubian King! This
Carpenter shall learn that
He cannot hold a man
from Mary Magdalene!"

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"Mary, I wager this purse 
of gold, thou canst not
take Judas from Him!
   He hath some magic 
power - I, myself, beheld
Him heal the blind!"

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"I take thy wager -
I have blinded more
men than He hath ever
healed!"

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"Cleopatra's ring against 
thy boast! Thou hast no
chance with magic such
as His - 'tis said this
Man hath raised the
dead!"

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"Farewell - we go to 
call upon a carpenter!"

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And it was noised that He 
 was in the house.
    And straightway many
were gathered together -
insomuch as there was 
no room to receive them,
no, not so much as about 
the door.
		Mark 2:1-2

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"Take me to Him, please -
I cannot find Him!"

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Young MARK...healed by
  the Great Physician; and
destined to be one of the
FOUR to write the immortal
Gospels.

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"What price did He ask 
thee for thy cure?"

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Spies of the High Priest
 - driven by the fury
 of religious hatred.

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"Be thou warned!
This Man is not 
of God!"

		John 9:16

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"This I know - that
I was lame before,
and now I WALK!"

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PETER, the Giant Disciple -
 a fisherman, quick of temper
but soft of heart.

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"Who is he that will 
harm thee, if thou
follow what is good?"

		1 Peter 3:13

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"Please, Sir, tell me
where He is - I cannot
find Him!"

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"Take my hand -
I will guide thee
to Him!"

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And gathered in the house
  with Jesus, were others of 
His Disciples - men who were
to fight the good fight of
faith through sacrifice and
martyrdom.

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JOHN the Beloved,
   JAMES, his Brother,
THOMAS the Doubter,
   ANDREW, a Fisherman.

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MATTHEW the Publican.

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BARTHOLOMEW - and the 
  other JAMES.

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PHILIP - and THADDEUS.

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SIMON the ZEALOT.

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JUDAS ISCARIOT...
  the Ambitious, who joined
the Disciples in the belief
that Jesus would be the
nation's King, and reward him
with honor and high office.

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MARY...the MOTHER.

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"Hear ye, all Israel!
The sun hath set -
the Holy Sabbath hath
begun!"

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"Let us watch Him, whether
He will heal on the Sabbath
day, that we may accuse 
Him!"

		Mark 3:2

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"Please, I have come
to find Jesus."

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"My Son, this little one
hath need of Thee."

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"Lord, I have never seen 
the flowers nor the light.
Wilt Thou open mine eyes?"

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"I am come a light into the 
   world - that whosoever
   believeth in me shall not
   abide in darkness."

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"Oh - oh! I begin
to see - the light!"

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"Go home, and show
how great things God
hath done unto thee!"

		Luke 8:39

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"Would He but shun the
Poor, and heal the Rich,
we could straightway make 
Him King - with me on 
His right hand!"

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"Where is this vagabond
carpenter?"

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"Where is this Man who
holdeth thee from Mary
Magdalene?"

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"Ask, and it shall be
given you - seek, and
ye shall find!"

		Matt. 7:7

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"Be thou clean!"

		Matt. 8:3

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"I am LUST! Hold me
fast, Mary - my arms
are the gates of life!"

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"I am GREED! I drain
hearts, but I fill thy
purse - let Him not
destroy me!"

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"Keep me, Mary - I am
PRIDE! Through me thou
hast enslaved Kings!"

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"We are GLUTTONY - INDOLENCE -
ENVY - ANGER! We teach thee
to forget, and to hate, and
to consume!"

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"He doth cleanse her of 
the seven deadly sins!"

		Luke 8:2

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"Blessed are the pure
in heart - for they
shall see God!"

		Matt. 5:8

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The Roman appointee
 CAIAPHAS, the High Priest -
 who cared more for Revenue
than for Religion - and saw
in Jesus a menace to his 
rich profits from the Temple.

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"Perceive ye how we 
prevail nothing? Behold,
the whole world is gone 
after this Man, Jesus!"

		John 12:19

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"Before our own eyes He
broke the Sabbath! And
He said, also, that God
was His Father - making
Himself equal with God!"

		John 5:18

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"We would have laid 
hands on Him, but we 
feared the multitude -
because they take Him 
for a prophet!"

		Matt. 21:46

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"Are ye also deceived?"

		John 7:47

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"This woman hath been
convicted of adultery.
Wouldst thou that we
stone her to death?"

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"- mercy!"

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"Take this woman before
Jesus in the Temple -
His own words shall 
convict Him!"

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"Make Him judge her! If
He frees her, He breaketh
the law of Moses, and 
may be stoned in her 
stead!"

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The TEMPLE...to the Faithful
  of Israel, the dwelling
place of Jehovah.
  But to the High Priest,
Caiaphas, a corrupt and
profitable market-place.

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The Temple Veil - guarding
  the awesome approach to 
the innermost shrine, the
Holy of Holies.

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"This woman hath been taken
in adultery. In the law,
Moses commanded us to
stone such. What then
sayest Thou of her?"

		John 8:4-5

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"He that is without sin 
among you - let him
first cast a stone at 
her."

		John 8:7

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"God, I thank Thee that
I am not as other men 
are!"

		Luke 18:11

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"Woman - where are thine 
accusers? Hath no man
condemned thee?"

		John 8:10

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"No man, Lord!"

		John 8:11

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"Neither do I condemn 
thee - go, and sin no
more!"

		John 8:11

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And it came to pass, that
  He went throughout 
every city and village,
preaching and showing
the glad tidings of the
Kingdom of God.

		Luke 8:1

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"Suffer little children to
come unto Me, and forbid
them not - for of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven!"

		Mark 10:14

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"Mark saith Thou canst
mend broken legs!"

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Whether with broken dolls or 
 broken hearts, those who
loved Him came to Him. So
came MARTHA and MARY of
Bethany - mourning their
brother, LAZARUS.

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"Lord, if Thou hadst been
here, my brother had not
died.
   But I know that even
now, whatsoever Thou wilt
ask of God, He will give 
it Thee!"

		John 11:21-22

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"Thy brother shall 
rise again!"

		John 11:23

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Then, when Jesus came,
  He found that Lazarus
had lain in the grave
four days.

		John 11:17

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"I am the Resurrection,
and the Life: he that 
believeth in Me, though
he were dead, yet shall
he live!"

		John 11:25

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"Lazarus - come forth!"

		John 11:43

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"Loose him, and let
him go!"

		John 11:44

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And He found in the Temple
  those that sold oxen and
sheep and doves - and the
changers of money sitting.

		John 2:14

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"Ye workers of iniquity!
Take these things
hence - make not My
Father's house a house
of merchandise!"

		John 2:16

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"- He is driving the
money-changers from 
the Temple, and those
who buy and sell!"

		Mark 11:15

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"By what authority doest
Thou these things?"

		Matt. 21:23

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"It is written: 'My house
shall be called the house 
of prayer' - but ye have
made it a den of THIEVES!"

		Matt. 21:13

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"- sieze Him!"

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"Destroy this temple -
and in three days I
will raise it up!"

		John 2:19

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Then the whole multitude
  began to rejoice and
praise God for all the mighty
works they had seen.

		Luke 19:37

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"Hosanna in the highest!"

		Mark 11:10

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"Come unto Me - rejoice,
and be exceeding glad!
I am the Way, the Truth,
and the Life!"

		John 14:6

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"Hosanna to the Son 
of David! Blessed be
the KING that cometh
in the name of the 
Lord!"

		Luke 19:38

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"He is our King -
let us crown Him!"

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When Jesus perceived that
  they would take Him by
force, to make Him king -
He withdrew, passing through
the midst of them.

		John 6:15

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"Behold, the Kingdoms of
the World - and the glory 
of them!"

		Matt. 4:8

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"All this power will I 
give Thee - if Thou
wilt fall down and 
worship me!"

		Matt. 4:9

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"Get thee behind me, Satan!
It is written: 'Thou shalt
worship the Lord, thy 
God - and Him only shalt 
thou serve.'"

		Luke 4:8

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"Hearken, thou King Maker!
Thou shalt pay with thy
life for this - and thy
Master, and thy fellow 
knaves likewise!"

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"Do ye not yet understand?
My Kingdom is not of this 
world!"

		John 18:36

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"Our Father, Who art in
heaven - Hallowed be
Thy Name: Thy Kingdom
come -"

		Matt. 6:9-10

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And so it was that Judas,
  bitter... panic-stricken...
desperate...all hope of earthly
kingdom gone, betrayed his
Lord for thirty pieces of 
silver.

		Matt. 26:14-15

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"No man dare take this 
Jesus openly...Dost thou
swear to betray to us
His secret place of 
prayer, that we may 
destroy Him?"

		Mark 14:2

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Now when Jesus knew that 
 His hour was come, desiring
to eat the Passover with His
Disciples - He sat down, at
eventide, for the Last Supper.

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"Take, eat - this is My
body which is given
for you. This do in
remembrance of Me."

		Luke 22:19

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"This is My blood of the
new testament - which is
shed for many unto the 
remission of sins.
    Drink ye all of it!"

		Matt. 26:27-28

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"Little children, yet a little
while I am with you.
  A new commandment I
give unto you - that ye
love one another, as I have
loved you."

		John 13:33-34

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"Behold, the hand of him
that betrayeth Me - is
with Me on the table!"

		Luke 22:21

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"That which thou doest -
do quickly!"

		John 13:27

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"Lord, is it I?"
"...is it I?"

		Matt. 26:22

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"My peace I give unto you.
In the world ye shall have
tribulation, but be of good 
cheer - I have overcome 
the world!"

		John 16:33

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"O my beloved Son -
wilt Thou not return
to Nazareth with me?
   Here, I fear Thine 
enemies!"

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"The Son of man came not 
to be ministered unto, but
to minister, and to give His
life a ransom for many!"

		Matt. 20:28

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Then cometh Jesus with
 them unto a place
called Gethsemane.

		Matt. 26:36

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"Tarry ye here, and 
watch with Me, while
I go yonder and 
pray."

		Matt. 26:38-36

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"Father, if Thou be willing -
remove this cup from Me.
Nevertheless, not My will,
but Thine be done!"

		Luke 22:42

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And being in an agony He
  prayed more earnestly -
and His sweat was as great 
drops of blood.

		Luke 22:44

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"Could ye not watch
with Me one hour?
The spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh
is weak!"

		Matt. 26:40-41

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"O my Father, if this
cup may not pass
away from Me, except
I drink it, Thy will
be done."

		Matt. 26:42

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"Father, the hour is
come! I have finished
the work which Thou 
gavest Me to do!"

		John 17:1-4

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"What signal wilt 
thou give us?"

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"Whomsoever I shall kiss,
that same is He. Hold 
Him fast!"

		Matt. 26:48

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"Hail, Master!"

		Matt. 26:49

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"Judas - betrayest thou
the Son of man with a
kiss?"

		Matt. 26:48

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"Put up thy sword -
for all they that take
the sword, shall perish
with the sword!"

		Matt. 26:52

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"Are ye come out as against 
a robber, with swords and
staves to seize Me?
   I sat daily in the Temple
teaching, and ye laid not
hands on Me!"

		Matt. 26:55

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"If, therefore, ye seek
Me - let these go
their way."

		John 18:8

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And they led Him
  away to Caiaphas,
the High Priest.

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In the morning they
  brought Jesus before
Pilate, the Roman Governor
of Judea - who alone
had authority to pass
sentence of death.

		Mark 15:1

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"Hail, Roman!"

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"Hail, Priest!"

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"We found this Fellow
perverting the nation,
and forbidding to give
tribute to Caesar -
saying that He, Himself,
is Christ a King!"

		Luke 23:2

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"Art Thou the King 
of the Jews?"

		Luke 23:3

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"Answer me! Knowest Thou
not that I have power to
crucify Thee - or release 
Thee?"

		John 19:10

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"Thou sayest that I am a 
King. To this end was 
I born - that I should 
bear witness unto the 
Truth!"

		John 18:37

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"What is Truth?"

		John 18:38

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"I find no fault in this
Man - no cause of death
in Him! I will therefore
chastise Him, and let 
Him go."

		Luke 23:14-22

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"Bribe rogues to cry
His death!
Confuse the people!
Scatter His friends!"

		Matt. 27:20

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"This Carpenter blasphemeth,
and pretendeth to be our
King! Demand, therefore,
that He be crucified!"

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"Nay, do not our own
Scriptures teach us
that no man shall 
take a bribe against
the innocent?"

		Psalms 15:5

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"A King should have 
a Crown!"

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"- a Robe for the King!"

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"- a Throne for the 
King!"

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"A King must have a 
Sceptre!" 

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"Hail, Thou King of 
Kings!"

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Now Pilate knowing that 
 Jesus had been delivered 
up for envy, sought to 
release Him.

		Matt. 27:1

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"Ye have a custom, that
I should release unto you
a prisoner at the Passover.
   Which of the two will
ye that I release unto 
you?"

		John 18:39

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"Barabbas!
Release Barabbas!"

		Luke 23:18

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"No, no! not Barabbas! -
but Jesus!....Release
Jesus!"

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"Barabbas! BARABBAS!"

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"What shall I do then
with Jesus, that is called
Christ?"

		Matt. 27:22

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"Crucify Him!"

		Mark 15:14

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"Nay, ye shall not crucify 
Him!...The High Priest
speaketh not for the 
people!"

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"Release him!"

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"His only crime hath been
to heal your sick, and
raise your dead!
   Save Him - ye may,
yourselves, need mercy!"

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"Would ye listen to the 
Harlot of Magdala, against
your own Priests!"

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"Shall I crucify 
your King?"

	John 19:15

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"We have no King 
but Caesar!"

	John 19:15

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"Away with Him -
crucify Him!"

	John 19:15

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"If thou, imperial Pilate,
wouldst wash thy hands
of this Man's death, let
it be upon me - and 
me alone!"

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"I am innocent of the 
blood of this just Man -
see ye to it!"

		Matt. 27:24

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"I have sinned, in that I
have betrayed innocent
blood!"

		Matt. 27:4

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"What is that to us?
See thou to that!"

		Matt. 27:4

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The Way of the Cross.

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And there were also
  two Thieves led with
Him to be put to death.

		Luke 23:32

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"If I was as big a man
as thou art, I would
carry His cross for
Him!"

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"I will bear Thy cross,
Friend!"

		Mark 15:21

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And when they were come to the
  place, which is called CALVARY,
there they crucified Him - and the 
two Thieves - one on the right 
hand, and the other on the left.

			Luke 23:33

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And they gave Him to 
  drink wine mingled
with myrrh, wherewith to
lessen His pain - but
He received it not.

		Mark 15:23

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"If He be the King of
Israel - let Him now come
down from the cross, and
we will believe Him!"

		Matt. 27:40

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"Father, forgive them -
for they know not what 
they do!"

		Luke 23:34

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"If Thou be Christ,
save Thyself and us!"

		Luke 23:39

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"Dost thou not fear God?
We receive the due reward
of our deeds - but this
Man hath done no evil!"

		Luke 23:40-41

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"Lord - remember me when
Thou comest into Thy
Kingdom!"

		Luke 23:42

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"Verily, I say unto thee -
today shalt thou be with
Me in paradise."

		Luke 23:43

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Now from the Sixth hour
  there was darkness
over all the land, until
the Ninth hour.

		Matt. 27:45

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"He trusted in God!
Let God now deliver 
Him!"

		Matt. 27:43

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"It is finished!
    Father, into Thy hands
I commend My spirit!"

		Luke 23:46

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And the earth quaked -
  and the rocks were
rent.

		Matt. 27:51

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"Truly - this Man was 
the Son of GOD!"

		Mark 15:39

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Behold, the Veil of the 
 Temple was rent from 
the top to the bottom.

		Matt. 27:51

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"Lord God Jehovah, visit
not Thy wrath on Thy
people Israel - I alone
am guilty!"

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"O God - give us back 
the Light!"

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After three days of
   Death... He had
   promised to rise...
but the tomb, sealed by the
Priests and guarded by the 
Romans, lay silent under the 
first Easter dawn.

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And when Mary Magdalene
found the tomb was empty,
she remained beside it
        weeping.

		John 20:11

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"Woman, why weepest 
thou?"

		John 20:15

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"They have taken away 
my Lord - and I know
not where they have
laid Him."

		John 20:13

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"- MARY!"

	John 20:16

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"- MASTER!"

	John 20:16

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"Touch Me not - for I
am not yet ascended to
My Father, but go say
to My brethren, I ascend
unto My God, and your
God."

		John 20:17

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"He is risen -
He is RISEN!"

		Matt. 28:6

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That same day, when the
  doors were shut -
came Jesus and stood 
in their midst.

		John 20:19

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"Peace be unto you."

		John 20:19

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"Behold My hands and My
feet, that it is I, Myself.
Handle Me, and see: for
a spirit hath not flesh
and bones - as ye see
Me have!"

		Luke 24:39

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"My Lord -
and my GOD!"

		John 20:28

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"Thomas, because thou hast
seen Me, thou hast believed.
Blessed are they that have
NOT seen, and yet have 
believed!"

		John 20:29

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"Feed My sheep!"

		John 21:17

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"As My Father hath sent 
Me, even so I send you.
Go ye, therefore, and
teach all nations - and
preach the gospel to
every creature!"

		Mark 16:15

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          Lo
I am with you always

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