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delivered him up, interrogating, said, “Master, is it I ?” he said to him, “Thou hast said it.” 26 And as they were eating, Jesus taking a loaf, and blessing God,” he brake, and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took the cup, and having given thanks, gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye, all, out of it: 28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins. 29 And I tell you, that I shall not drink, henceforth, of this produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you, in my Father’s kingdom.” S0 AND having recited a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives. 31 T hen Jesus said to them, “Al: ye will be offended because of me this night: for it is written, ‘I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad.” 32 But, after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.” 33 Then Peter answering said to him, “Though all should be offended because of thee, I will never be of. fended.” 34 Jesus said to him, “Verily I tell thee, that on this night, before the cock crow, thou wilt disown me thrice.” 35 Peter said to him, “Though I should even die with thee, I will in no wise disown thee.” In like manner also, said all the disciples. 36 THEN Jesus went with them to a place called Gethse
mané, and said to the disciples, “Sit ye here, while 1 go and pray yonder.” 37 And taking with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and full of anguish. 38 Then said Jesus to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even unto death: remain here, and watch with me.” 39 And going forward a little, he fell on his face, and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them asleep ; and said to Peter, “So then, were ye not able to watch with me one hour? 41 Watch ye, and pray; that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42 He went away again a second time, and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if this [cun] cannot pass away [from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” 43 And returning he found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And leaving them, he went away again, and prayed [a third time] saying the the same words. 45 Then he came to his disciples, and said to them, “Are ye still asleep, and taking rest? Behold ! the hour approacheth; and the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinners. 46 Arise, let us go: lo! he who delivereth me up is near.” 47 AND while he was yet
* Some good copies read ovkagurrawa, having given thanks, in this verse as well as in
speaking, behold ! Judas, one of the twelve, came; and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests and elders of the people. 48 Now the traitor had given them a sign, saying, * The man whom I shall kiss, is he ; seize him.” 49 And immediately coming to Jesus, he said, “Hail Master;” and kissed him. 50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, wherefore comest thou?” Then coming near, they laid hands on Jesus, and seized him. 51 And lo! one of those who were with Jesus, stretching out his hand, drew his sword, and striking the high-priest’s servant, cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put up thy sword into its place : for all those who take the sword, perish by the sword. 53 Thinkest thou, that I cannot now pray to my Father, and , he would send me, more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then, could the scriptures be fulfilled, which say that thus it must be 27° 55 At that time Jesus said to the multitudes, “Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me ! I sat daily [with you, teaching] in the temple, and ye did not arrest me. 56 But all this has so happened, that the writings of the prophets be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled. 57 NOW they who had seized Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high-priest; where the
scribes and the elders assembled. 58 But Peter followed him, at a distance, to the par lace of the high-priest 5, and having gone in, sat with the officers, to see the end. 59 Now the chief-priests, [and the elders] even the whole Sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; 60 but [though many false witnesses appeared] they found it not. But at last two false witnesses came, 61 and said, “This man declared, * I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.’ ” 62 And the highpriest, rising up, said to him, “Answerest thou nothing? what do these witness against thee?” 63 But Jesus kept silence.
And the high-priest speaking again, said to him, “I adjure
thee by the living God, that thou tell us, whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus said to him, “Thou hast said it : moreover I tell you, Hereafter ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 65 Then the high-priest rent his clothes, saying, “He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses 2 see, now ye have heard [his] blasphemy. 66 What think ye ’” And they answering, said, “He is guilty of death.” 67 Then they spat in his face, and struck him with the fist, and others beat him with the palms of their hands; 68 saying, “Prophesy to us, thou Christ, Who is he that struck thee?” 69 NOW Peter sat without, in the palace : and a maid-servant came to him, saying, “Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.” 70 But he deniedit before them all, saying, “I know not what thou sayest.” 71 And as he went out into the porch, another maid-servant saw him, and said to those who were there, “ This man also, was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 And he denied it again, with an oath, saying, “I know not the man.” 73 And after a little time those who stood by, came and said to Peter, “Surely thou also art one of them ; for even thy speech discovereth thee.” 74 Then he began to curse himself, and to swear, saying, “ I know not the man.” And immediately the cock crew. 75 And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, who had said to him, “Before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice deny me.” And going out, he wept bitterly. CH. XXVII. 1 NOW when it was morning, all the chiefpriests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death. 2 and having bound him, they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3 THEN Judas, who had delivered him up, finding that he was condemned, repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief-priests and the elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned, in that I have delivered up innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? see
thou to that.” 5 And having thrown down the pieces of silver, in the temple, he withdrew, and going out, was choked with anguish. 6 And the chief-priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury; because it is the price of blood.” 7 And taking counsel, they bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8. Wherefore that field is called The field of blood, to this day. 9 (Then was fulfilled the word of the prophet [Jeremiah], who saith. “And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who was valued, whom they of the sons of Israel valued ; 10 and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me.”) 11 AND Jesus stood before the governor ; and the governor asked him, saying “Art thou the King of the Jews " And Jesus said to him, “Thou sayest it.” 12 And when he was accused by the chief-priests and the elders, he answered nothing. 13 Then Pilate said to him, “Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee!” 14 But he answered him not a word; so that the governor was greatly surprised. 15 Now at that feast, the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whoever they desired. 16 And there was there a noted prisoner, called Barabbas." 17 When therefore, they were gathered together, Pilate said
* See note on next page.
to them, “Whom will ye that I release to you; Barabbas", or Jesus that is called Christ?” 18 (For he knew that through envy they had delivered him up : 19 and while he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife had sent to him, saying, “Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man: for I have suffered many things this day, in a dream, because of him.”) 20 But the chief-priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barab. bas, and destroy Jesus. 21 Then the governor answering, said to them, “Which of the two will ye that I release to you ?” and they said “Barabbas.” 22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ?” They all said [to him], “Let him be crucified.” 23 And the govern or said, “Why, what evil hath he done P” But they cried out exceedingly, saying, “Let him be crucified.” 24 Now Pilate perceiving that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this [righteous man]: see ye to it.” 25 And all the people answering, said, “His blood be on us, and on our children.” 26 Then he released Barabbas to them : and,
having caused Jesus to be scourged, he delivered him up to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus with them into the judgment-hall, where they gathered around him the whole band. 28 And having stripped him, they put on him a scarlet robe. 29 and having platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand : and kneeling down, before him, they derided him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews.” 30 And they spat on him ; and took the reed, and struck him on the head. 31 And having derided him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32 AND as they were coming out, they met with a Cyrenian, named Simon ; whom they compelled to carry his cross. 33 And having arrived at a place called Golgotha, which [signifieth] a place of skulls, 34 they gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and having tasted it he would not drink. 35 And having crucified him, they parted among them his garments, casting lots. 36 And, sitting down, they watched him there. 37 And they set up over his head his accusation written, THIS Is JESUs, THE KING of THE JEws. 38 At the same time,
* Some very ancient authorities, cited by Origen, read “Jesus the son of Abbas;” which Mi. chaelis, says is undoubtedly the original reading. The word oesus” was qmitted in later copies, in honour to the name. See Im. Wer, note.
two robbers were crucified with him : one on his right hand, and another on his left. 39 And those who passed by, reviled him, shaking their heads, 40 and saying, “Thou who destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. As thou art a son of God, come down from the cross.” 41 In like manner the chief-priests also, with the scribes and elders, deriding, said, 42 “He saved others; cannot he save himself? [If] he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusted in God; let him now deliver him, if he will have him ; for he said, ‘I am a Son of God.” ” 44 In like manner the robbers also, who were crucified with him, reproached him. 45 Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani’’’ that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me 2 47 Then some of the bystanders, hearing this, said, “He calleth Elijah.” 48 And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, filled it with vinegar, and putting it on a reed, gave him to drink. 49 But the rest said, “Forbear : let us see whether Elijah will come and save him.” 50 Then Jesus, having cried again with a loud voice, expired.
51 And lo! the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom: and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent; 52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of saints, who slept, arose: 53 and they came out of the tombs after his resurrection, and entered into the holy city, and appeared to many. 54 Now when the centurion, and those who were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and the things which had passed, they feared greatly; saying, “Truly this was a son of a god.” 55 And many women were there, beholding at a distance; who had also followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him : 56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 57 NOW in the evening, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself was also a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in clean linen ; 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in a rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary; sitting over against the tomb.