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some of you they will cause to your redemption approacheth.” be put to death. 17 And ye 29 And he spake to them a pawill be hated by all men, because rable: « Behold the fig-tree, of my name. 18 And yet a hair and all the trees: 30 when they of your head shall not perish. now shoot forth, ye see them, 19 By perseverance will ye pre- and know of yourselves that serve your lives.

now the summer is near. 31 So 20 “ And when ye shall see likewise, when ye see these Jerusalem surrounded with ar- things accomplishing, know ye mies, then know that its deso- that the reign of God is near. lation approacheth. 21 Then let 32 Verily I tell you, This gethose that are in Judea flee to the neration will not pass away till mountains; and let those that are all be accomplished. 33 Heawithin the city depart out; and let ven and earth will pass away; not those that are in the country but my words cannot pass away. places enter therein. 22 For these 34 ~ But take heed to your. are the days of vengeance; that selves, lest at any time your all things which are written may | hearts be oppressed by excess, be fulfilled. 23 But alas for and drunkenness, and the anxthem that are with child, and ious cares of this life, and that for them that give suck in those day come upon you unawares. days! for there will be great 35 For as a snare it will come distress in the land, and anger upon all those who dwell on the upon this people. 24 And they face of the whole land. 36 will fall by the edge of the Watch ye therefore, and pray sword, and will be led away continually, that ye may be accaptive into all nations : and counted worthy to escape all Jerusalem will be trodden down these things, which will soon by the gentiles, until the times come to pass, and to stand beof the gentiles be fulfilled. fore the Son of man."

25 “And there will be signs in 37 And in the day time, he the sun, and moon, and stars; was teaching in the temple; and upon the earth, distress of and at night, he went out of the nations, with perplexity ; the city, and abode in the mount sea and the waves roaring; 26 which is called the mount of men's hearts failing them, for Olives. 38 And early in the fear and expectation of those morning all the people came things which are coming on the to him in the temple, to hear him. earth; for the powers of hea- | ven will be shaken. 27 And Ch XXII. 1 Now the feast then they will see the Son of of unleavened bread, which is man coming on a cloud with called the passover, drew near. great power and glory.

2 And the chief-priests and the 28 “ And when these things scribes sought how they might begin to be accomplished, look safely destroy him: for they up and raise your heads : for feared the people.

3 Then an adversary* enter- ! passover with you before I sufed into Judas surnamed Isca- fer: 16 for I tell you, I shall riot, who was of the number of not any inore eat of it, until it be the twelve. 4 And he went and fulfilled in the kingdom of communed with the chief God.” priests and the officers, how he 17 And taking a cup, he gave might deliver him up to them. thanks, and said, “Take this, 5 And they were glad, and co- and divide it among yourselves : venanted to give him money. 18 for I tell you, that I shall not 6 And he promised, and sought drink again of the fruit of the for a convenient opportunity to vine, until the reign of God be deliver him up to them, in the come.” absence of the multitude.

19 And he took bread, and 7 Then came the day of un- / having given thanks, he brake, leavened bread, on which the and gave to them, saying, “ This passover was to be killed. 8 is my body which is given for And he sent Peter and John, you : do this in remembrance of saying, “ Go, and prepare for me.” 20 In like manner he took us the passover, that we may the cup also, when he had supeat it.” 9 And they said to ped; saying, “ This cup is the him, “ Where wilt thou that new covenant, through my blood we prepare it ?! 10 And he which is poured out for you. said to them, “Lo, on your en- 21 “ Yet, behold, the hand of tering into the city, a man will him who delivereth me up is meet you, carrying a pitcher of with me on the table. 22 And water; follow him into the indeed the Son of man is going, house where he goeth in. 11 as it hath been determined; but And ye shall say to the master alas for that man by whom of the house, “The Teacher he is delivered up!” 23 Then saith to thee, Where is the they began to inquire among guest-chamber, in which I may themselves, which of them was eat the passover with my dis- about to do this thing. ciples? 12 And he will show 24 NOW there had been a you a large upper room, fur- contention also among them, nished: there make ready." 13 which of them should be acAnd they went, and found as he counted the greatest. 25 And had told them: and they made he said to them, “The kings of ready the passover.

the nations use dominion over 14 And when the hour was them; and they that exercise come, he sat down, and the authority upon them are called twelve apostles with him. 15 benefactors. 26 But ye must not And he said to them, “ I have do thus: but he that is greatest earnestly desired to eat this l among you, let him be as the

* Gr.-satan, i. e. an evil disposition, a covetous spirit; hy which he expected to defraud the priests and enemies of Jesus of a sum of money, by delivering his master into their hands; who, he thought, no doubt, would easily escape from them. See the note on Luke xiii. 16.

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smaller; and he that is chief, he said to them, “ But now he as he that serveth. 27 For which that hath a purse, let him take is greater; he that is at table, lic; and in like manner his bag : or he that serveth? is not he and he that hath no sword, let that is at table ? But I am him sell his mantle, and buy among you as he that serveth. one. 37 For I tell you, that this 28 Now ye are they that have portion of scripture, And he continued with me in my trials. was reckoned among the trans29 And I appoint unto you agressors,' must (yet) be accomkingdom, as my Father hath plished in me: for the things appointed unto me; 30 that ye concerning me will soon have an may eat and drink at my table end.” 38 And they said “Master, in my kingdom; and sit on behold, here are two swords." thrones, judging the twelve And he said to them, “ It is tribes of Israel.”

enough." 31 And the Lord said, “ Si-l 39 And he came out, and mon, Simon, behold, the ad- | went, as his custom was, to the versary hath sought you, * that mount of Olives; and his dishe may sift you like wheat:t 32 ciples also followed him. 40 but I have prayed for thee, that And coming to the place, he thy faith may not quite fail: and said to them, “Pray that ye enwhen thou hast recovered thy- ter not into temptation." 41 And self, strengthen thy brethren." he was withdrawn from them 33 And Peter said to him, about a stone's throw, and kneel. " Master, I am ready to go ing down, he prayed, 42 saying, with thee, both into prison and“ Father, 0 that thou wouldst to death.” 34 And lie said, “I take away this cup from me! tell thee, Peter, the cock will nevertheless, not my will, but not crow | this day, before thou thine, be done." 43 And there hast thrice denied that thou appeared to him an angel from knowest me.”

| heaven, strengthening him. 44 35 And he said to them, And, being in an agony, he pray. “When I sent you without ed more earnestly; and his sweat purse, and bag, and sandals, was as it were great drops of wanted ye any thing?" And blood falling down to the ground. S they said, “ Nothing.” 36 Then l 45 And having arisen from

* In allusion to the history of Job, e. i. 9-19.

† agitate you violently by severe trials. Newcome. As the account in Job is to be understood allegorically, and not literally, so likewise is this.

fi.e. “ the trumpet of the third watch will not sound," etc. “It is well known that no cocks were allowed to remain in Jerusalem during the passover feast. The Romans, who had a strong guard in the castle of Antonia, which overlooked the temple, divided the night into four watches, beginning at six, nine, twelve, and three. Mark xiii. 35, alludes to this division of time. The two last watches were both called cock-crowings. The Romans relieved guard at each watch by sound of trumpet: the trumpet of the third watch was called the first, and that of the fourth the second cock. And when it was said the cock crew, the meaning is, that the trumpet of the third watch sounded; which always happened at midnight.” See Theological Repository, vol. vi. p. 105.

“ These verses are wanting in the Vatican, the Alexandrian, and other manuscripts, and are marked as doubtful in some in which they are inserted.” Im. Ver. note.

prayer, he came to his disciples, servant saw him, as he sat by and found them asleep from the fire, and earnestly looking grief; 46 and he said to them, upon him, said, “ This man al“ Why sleep ye? rise and pray, so was with him.” 57 But he dethat ye enter not into tempta- nied shim), saying, “ Woman, tion.”

I know him not." 58 And after 47 And while he was yet a short time another seeing him, speaking, behold a multitude; said, “ Thou also art one of and he that was called Judas, / them.” And Peter said, “ Man, one of the twelve, went before I am not.” 59 And about the them, and drew near to Jesus, space of one hour after, another to kiss him. 48 And Jesus said strongly affirmed, saying, “ In to him, “ Judas, deliverest thou truth this man also was with up the Son of man with a kiss?" him : for he is a Galilean." 60

49 And when those that were And Peter said, “ Man, I know about Jesus saw what would fol. nothing of what thou sayest." low, they said to him, “ Master, And forthwith, while he was yet shall we smite with the sword?” speaking, the cock crew.* 61 50 And one of them smote the And the Lord turned, and lookservant of the high-priest, and ed upon Peter. And Peter calcut off his right ear. 51 But led to remembrance the word Jesus speaking, said, “ Let this of the Lord, that he had said to suffice.” And touching his ear, him, “ Before the cock crow, he healed him..

thou wilt deny me thrice.” 62 52 Then Jesus said to the And he went out, and wept bitchief-priests, and officers of the terly. temple, and the elders, who 63 And the men that held came to him, " Are ye come Jesus derided him, and smote out as against a robber, with hin, 64 And having blindfolded swords and clubs? 53 When I him, they smote him on the was daily with you in the tem-i face, and asked him, saying, ple, ye did not stretch forth “ Prophesy, Who is he that your hands against me: but this struck thee?” 65 And many is your hour, and the power of other things they blasphemdarkness."

ously spake against him. 54 Then they took him, and | 66 AND as soon as it was day, led him away, and brought (him] the elders of the people, and the into the high-priest's house. chief priests and the scribes asAnd Peter followed at a dis- sembled, and brought him into tance. 55 And when they had their council; 67 saying, “If kindled a fire in the midst of the thou be the Christ, tell us." hall, and were sitting down to. And he said to them, “If I tell gether, Peter sat down among you, ye will not believe: 68 them. 56 And a certain maid- and if I also ask you, ye will not

* i. e. the trumpet sounded.

answer me; nor release me. 69 he questioned him in many Hereafter the Son of man will words; but he answered him sit on the right hand of the nothing. 10 And the chiefpower of God." 70 And they all priests and the scribes stood said, “ Art thou then the Son of and clamorously accused him. God?" And he said to them, 11 And Herod with his soldiers, “ Ye say truly; for I am.” 71 | despised and derided him, and Then they said, “ What further having arrayed him in gorgeneed have we of testimony? for ous apparel, sent him again to we ourselves have heard from Pilate. 12 And on that day Pi. his own mouth."

late and Herod were made Ch. XXIII. 1 And the whole friends together: for before they multitude of them rising up, I had been at enmity between they conducted him to Pilate.themselves. 2 And they began to accuse 13 And Pilate, having called him, saying, “ We found this together the chief-priests and man perverting the nation, and the rulers and the people, 14 forbidding to give tribute to said to them, “Ye have brought Cesar, saying, that he himself to me this man, as one who peris Christ, a king." 3 And Pilate verteth the people: and, behold, asked him, saying, “ Art thou I have examined him before you, the king of the Jews ?" And he and have found nothing faulty answering him, said, “ Thou in this man concerning those sayest truly.4 Then Pilate things of which ye accuse him : said to the chief-priests and to 15 no, nor Herod : for I sent the multitudes, “I find nothing you to him:* and, behold, nofaulty in this man.” 5 But they thing worthy of death hath been were the more violent, saying, done by him: 16 I will there"He stirreth up the people, fore chastise him, and release teaching throughout all Judea, him.17 For it was necessary having began from Galilee, to that he should release one to this place." 6 Now when Pilate them at the feast.) heard of Galilee, he asked 18 But the whole multitude whether the man were a Gali- cried out at once, saying, “ Delean. 7 And ascertaining that stroy this man, and release to us he belonged to Herod's juris- Barabbas :" 19 (who for a cerdiction, he sent him to Herod, tain insurrection raised in the who himself also was in Jeru- city, and for murder, had been salem at that time.

cast into prison.) 20 Pilate 8 And Herod seeing Jesus, therefore, desiring to release he was very glad : for he had Jesus, spake again to them. 21 long desired to see him, because But they cried aloud, saying, he had heard [many things] of “ Crucify him, crucify him." him; and he hoped to see some 22 And he said to them a third miracle done by him. 9 Then time, “But what evil hath he

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