The continuation of the history of the passion of Christ. His death and burial.
 And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
 And they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients,
 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it.
 And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter.
 But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood.
 And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers.
 For this cause the field was called Haceldama, that is, The field of blood, even to this day.
 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel.
 And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord appointed to me.
 "Corbona": A place in the temple where the people put in their gifts or offerings.
 And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it.
 And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing.
 Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?
 And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly.
 Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would.
 And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas.
 They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?
 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
 And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to 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.
 But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask for Barabbas, and take Jesus away.
 And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas.
 Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.
 The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
 Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first.
 Pilate saith to them: You have a guard; go, guard it as you know.
 "The day of preparation": The eve of the sabbath; so called, because on that day they prepared all things necessary; not being allowed so much as to dress their meat on the sabbath day.
 And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards.