The Beautiful Story of Easter

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    On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

    Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

    John 12:12, 13.

    And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strewed them in the way.

    And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

    Mark 11:8, 9.

    Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death.

    —Matthew 26:59 [Matt. 26:59].

    Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

    Luke 23:4.

    Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

    —Matthew 27:22 [Matt. 27:22].

    And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

    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.

    —Matthew 27:51, 54 [Matt. 27:51, 54].

    Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, …

    There laid they Jesus. …

    John 19:41, 42.

    In the end of the sabbath, as it began to down toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

    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.

    And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

    He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. …

    —Matthew 28:1, 2, 5, 6 [Matt. 28:1, 2, 5, 6].

    And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

    Luke 24:36

    And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

    And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

    And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

    Luke 24:50–52.