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spirit. 12 Now the brother will / 24 " But in those days, after deliver up the brother to death, that affliction, the sun will be and the father the child : and darkened, and the moon will not 'children will rise up against give her light; 25 and the their parents, and will cause stars of heaven will fall, and the them to be put to death. 13 I powers that are in the heavens And ye will be universally will be shaken. 26 And then hated on my account; but who- | they will see the Son of man soever persevereth to the end, coming in the clouds, with he shall be preserved.

great power and glory. 27 And 14 “ But when ye see the then he will send [his] messen. abomination of desolation,stand gers, and will gather together ing where it ought not,(Reader, his chosen, from the four winds, attend !) then let those that are from the extremities of heaven in Judea flee to the mountains: , and earth. 15 and let not him that is on the 28 " But learn a parable house-top, go down into the from the fig-tree: when its house, nor enter, to take any branch is now tender, and putthing out of his house. 16 Norteth forth leaves, ye know that let him that is in the field, turn the summer is near: 29 so likeback to take up his mantle. wise when ye see these things

17 “But alas for them that are accomplishing, know that he with child, and for them that is near, even at the doors. 30 give suck in those days. 18 And | Verily I tell you, This generapray that (your flight] be nottion will not pass away, till all in winter. 19 For in those days these things be accomplished. will be affliction, such as hath | 31 Heaven and earth will pass not been from the beginning away; but my words cannot of the creation which God pass away. created, till now; no, nor will 32 “ But of that day, or hour, be. 20 And unless the Lord none knoweth ; no, not the anshould shorten those days, no gels in heaven, nor the Son; one could be preserved: but but the Father. 33 Take heed, because of the elect, whom he watch, and pray; for ye know hath chosen, he hath shortened not when the time is. those days.

34 As a man going abroad, on 21“ And then, if any one say leaving his house, and giving to you, 'Lo, here is Christ;' authority to his servants, and to (or,]'Lo, there;' believe it not; every one his work, command22 for false Christs and false pro- ed also the porter to watch. pnets will rise, and will propose | 35 So watch ye: for ye know signs and wonders, to deceive, not when the master of the If it were possible, even the house cometh; at evening, or Elect. 23 But take ye heed :lo, at midnight, or at the cock

dve foretold you all things. crowing, or in the morning: 36

lest he come suddenly, and find | 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one you sleeping. 37 And what I of the twelve, went to the chiefsay to you, I say to all: Watch. I priests, to deliver him up to

Ch. XIV. 1 NOW after them. 11 Now on hearing this, two days, was the passover, and they were glad, and promised the feast of unleavened bread : to give him money. And he and the chief-priests and the sought how he might conveniscribes were contriving how ently deliver him up. they might take him by stra- 12 And the first day of the tagem, and kill him. 2 But they feast of unleavened bread, when said, “ Not during the festival ; they killed the passover, his lest there be a disturbance disciples said to him, “ Where among the people.”

shall we go and prepare, that 3 NOW on his being in Bethou mayest eat the passover?” thany, (in the house of Simon, 13 Then he sent two of his dis- ? formerly the leper,) as he was ciples, and said to them, « Go at table, a woman came, having into the city, and a man will an alabaster-box of the balsam meet you, carrying a pitcher of of spikenard, which was very water: follow him. 14 And costly; and she brake open the wheresoever he shall enter in box, and poured it out upon his say to the owner of the house, head.

"The Teacher saith, Where is 4 And there were some who | the guest-chamber, in which I felt indignation within them- may eat the passover with my selves, and said, “Why is this disciples ?" 15 And he will show waste of the ointment made? 5 you a large upper room, fur. For this balsam might have nished and prepared :) there been sold for more than three make ready for us." hundred denarii, and have been 16 And his disciples went. given to the poor.” And they and came to the city, and found murmured against her.

as he had told them : and they 6 But Jesus said, “ Suffer her: made ready the passover. why do ye trouble her? She 17 And in the evening, he hath done a good deed toward came with the twelve. 18 And me. 7 For ye have the poor with as they were at table, and were you always; and, whensoever eating, Jesus said, “Verily I ye will, ye can do them good; I tell you, that one of you, but me ye have not always. who is eating with me, will She hath done what she could : deliver me up.” 19 And they 8 she hath anointed my body, began to be grieved, and to say before hand, for its embalming. to him, one by one, “Is it I ? 9 Verily I tell you, Whereso [and another, “Is it I ?"] 20 ever this gospel shall be preach. And he answering, 7 said to ed, throughout the whole world, them, “ It is one of the twelve, this also, which she hath done, who dippeth with me in the shall be spoken of, for a me dish. 21 The Son of man goeth morial of her."

indeed, as it is written of him:

but alas for that man by whom ( and he said to his disciples, the Son of man is delivered up! | “Sit ye here, while I shall good were it for that man if he pray." 33 And he took with were not born."*

him Peter, and James, and 22 And as they were eating, John, and began to be greatly Jesus, taking a loaf, and blessing amazed, and depressed with God, he brake, and gave it to anguish. 34 And he saith to them, and said, “ Take; this is them, “My soul is very sormy body.” 23 And taking [the] rowful, even unto death : recup, he gave thanks, and gave main here, and watch.” it to them: and all drank of it. 35 And going a little for. 24 And he said to them, “This ward, he threw himself on the is my blood of the [new? cove-ground, and prayed, that, if it nant, which is shed for many. were possible, the hour might 25 Verily I tell you, that I shall pass away from him. 36 And drink no more of the produce he said, “ Abba, (Father,) all of the vine, till that day, when things are possible to thee; I drink it anew in the kingdom take away this cup from me : of God."

yet not what I will, but what 26 And having recited a thou wilt.37 And he returnhymn, they went out to the ed and found them sleeping, the mount of Olives.

and said to Peter, “Simon, 27 And Jesus said to them, sleepest thou ? couldst thou not « Ye will all be offended [on watch one hour? 38 Watch ye, account of me this night :] for and pray; that ye be not over. it is written, "I will smite the come by temptation. The spirit shepherd, and the sheep will | indeed is willing; but the flesh be scattered abroad. 28 But is weak.” after I am risen, I will go be- 39 And again going away, he fore you into Galilee.” 29 Then prayed, using the same words. Peter said to him, “Even | 40 Andon returning, he (again] though all others should be of- found them sleeping; for their fepded, yet will not 1.” 30 | eyes were heavy; and they And Jesus said to him, “ Verily knew not what to answer him. I tell thee, that to-day, even on 41 And he came the third this very night, before the cock time, and said to them, “ Do crow twice, thou wilt disown ye sleep on now, and take your me thrice." 31 But he spake rest ? It is enough: the hour Torill the more vehemently, “ If is come: behold, the Son of I must die with thee, I will in man is delivered up into the no wise disown thee." In like hands of sinners. 42 Arise, let manner also, said they all. I | us go; behold, he who deliver.

32 And they came to a place eth me up is drawing near.” which was named Gethsemané; 43 AND immediately, while

• See note on Matt. xxvi. 84.

he was yet speaking, appeared witness against Jesus to put Judas, Twho was one of the him to death ; and found it not. twelve, and with him a great 56 For many bare false witness multitude, with swords and against him, but their testimoclubs, from the chief-priests, nies were not sufficient. and the scribes, and the elders. 57 And some rose up, and 44 Now the traitor had given bare false witness against him, them a token, saying, “ Whom- saying, 58 “ We heard him soever I shall kiss, that is he: say, I will destroy this temple seize him, and lead him away which is made with hands, and safely.” 45 He was no sooner within three days I will build come, than accosting Jesus, he another, made without hands." said “ Master, [Master, 7" and 59 But neither was their testikissed him. 46 Then they laid mony sufficient. 60 Then the their hands on him, and seized high-priest rose up in the midst, him. 47 And one of those who and asked Jesus, saying, “Anstood by drew a sword, and swerest thou nothing? what is struck a servant of the high-it which these witness against priest, and cut off his ear. thee ?” 61 But he kept silence,

48 Then Jesus spake, and and answered nothing. Again, said to them, “Are ye come the high-priest interrogating out as against a robber, with him, said, “ Art thou the Christ, swords and clubs, to take me ? the son of the Blessed One ?" 49 I was daily with you in the 62 And Jesus said, “I am : and temple teaching, and ye did ye will see the Son of man sitnot arrest me: but hereby the ting on the right hand of power, scriptures are fulfilled.” 50 Then and coming in the clouds of deserting him, they all fled. 51 heaven.” Now a certain youth followed 63 Then the high-priest rent him, having only a linen cloth his clothes, and said, “ What cast about his naked body ; and further need have we of wit. (the young men] seized him. 52 nesses ? 64 Ye have heard the And he left the linen cloth, and blasphemy: what is your opifled (from them) naked. nion ?" And they all pronounc

53 And they led Jesus away, ed him worthy of death. 65 to the high-priest; and all the Then some began to spit on chief-priests, and the elders, him, and to cover his face, and and the scribes, came together buffet him, and to say to him, at his house, 54 And Peter fol. Prophesy :" and the officers lowed him at a distance, even beat him with the palms of into the palace of the high- their hands. priest : and was sitting, to- 66 NOW Peter being in the gether with the officers, and palace below, one of the maidwarming himself, at the fire. servants of the high-priest 55 And the chief-priests, and came; 67 and seeing Peter the whole sanhedrim, sought warming himself, she looked

on him, and said, “ Thou also his custom to release to them a wast with Jesus of Nazareth.” prisoner, whomsoever they de. 68 But he denied it, saying, “I sired. 7 And there was a man, know not, nor understand what named Barabbas, who lay bound thou sayest.” And he went out with those that had made insurinto the porch; and the cock rection with him, men who had crew.

committed murder in the insur69 And the maid seeing him rection. 8 And with clamour again, she began to say to those the multitude began to demand who stood by, “ This is one of that he would do as he had al. them.” 70 And he denied it ways done for them. again. And after a little time, 9 Then Pilate answered those who stood by, again said them, saying, “ Will ye that I to Peter, Surely thou art one release to you the king of the of them : for thou art also a Jews ?" 10 (For he knew that Galilean, [and thy speech show- through envy the, chief-priests

eth it.”) 71 But he began to had delivered him up.) 11 But ; curse and to swear, that he the chief-priests stirred up the

knew not this man of whom people to ask, that he would ra. they spake. 72 And a second ther release Barabbas to them. time the cock crew. Then Pe-12 And Pilate speaking again, ter recollected the words which said to them, “What will ye Jesus said to him, “ Before the then that I should do to him cock crow twice, thou wilt deny whom ye call the king of the 'me thrice." And reflecting Jews ?"' 13 And they cried out thereon, he wept.

again, « Crucify him.” Cu. XV. 1 AND immediate. 14 Then Pilate said to them, - ly, in the morning, the chief-“ But what evil hath he done ?" priests and the elders, and And they cried out exceedingscribes, and the whole sanhe- ly, “ Crucify him.” 15 So Pi. drim, after consulting together, late, willing to content the peobound Jesus, and took him ple, released Barabbas to them; away, and delivered him up to and, having scourged Jesus, he Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, delivered him up to be cruci"Art thou the king of the fied. Jews ?" And he answering, said 16 And the soldiers led him to him, “Thou sayest it.” 3 away into the hall, called Præ, And the chief-priests accused torium; and they called toge. him of many things. 4 Then ther the whole band : 17 and Pilate asked him again, saying, they clothed him with purple, “ Answerest thou nothing ? see and platted a crown of thorns, how many things they witness and put it about his head : 18 against thee." 5 But Jesus no and they began to salute him, longer answered any thing: so “ Hail, king of the Jews.” 19 that Pilate was surprized. And they struck him on the

6 Now at that festival, it was head with a reed, and spat on

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