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delivered him up, interrogating, mané, and said to the disciples, said, “ Master, is it I ?” he said “ Sit ye here, while i go and to him,“ Thou hast said it."

pray yonder.” 37 And taking 26 And as they were eating, with him Peter, and the two sons Jesus taking a loaf, and blessing of Zebedee, he began to be sorGod,* he brake, and gave it to rowful, and full of anguish. 38 the disciples, and said, “ Take, Then said Jesus to them, “My eat; this is my body." 27 And he soul is very sorrowful, even untook the cup, and having given to death : remain here, and thanks, gave it to them, saying, watch with me.” 39 And going ** Drink ye, all, out of it: 28 forward a little, he fell on his for this is my blood of the new face, and prayed, saying, “O covenant, which is shed for my Father, if it be possible, let many, for the remission of sins. this cup pass away from me: 29 And I tell you, that I shall nevertheless not as I will, but not drink, henceforth, of this as thou wilt.40 And he came produce of the vine, until that to the disciples and found them day when I drink it anew with asleep; and said to Peter, “ So you, in my Father's kingdom." then, were ye not able to watch

30 And having recited a with me one hour? 41 Watch hymn, they went out to the

ye, and pray; that ye enter mount of Olives.

not into temptation. The spirit 31 Then Jesus said to them, indeed is willing, but the flesh "All ye will be offended because is weak." 42 He went away of me this night: forit is written, again a second time, and prayI will smite the Shepherd, and ed, saying, “ O my Father, if the sheep of the flock will be this (cup] cannot pass away scattered abroad.' 32 But, after [from me,] except I drink it, I am risen, I will go before you thy will be done." 43 And reinto Galilee.” 33 Then Peter turning he found them asleep answering said to him,"Though again: for their eyes were all should be offended because heavy. 44 And leaving them, of thee, I will never be of- he went away again, and prayfended.” 34 Jesus said to him, ed [a third time] saying the · Verily I tell thee, that on the same words. 45 Then he this night, before the cock came to his disciples, and said erow, thou wilt disown me to them, “ Are ye still asleep, thrice.” 35 Peter said to him, and taking rest? Behold! the " Though I should even die hour approacheth ; and the Son with thee, I will in no wise of man must be delivered up disown thee." In ike manner into the hands of sinners. 46 also, said all the disciples.

Arise, let us go: lo! he who 36 THEN Jesus went with delivereth me up is near." them to a place called Gethse 47 AND while he was yet

Some good copies read & uxagotncas having given thanks, in this verse as well as in

ver. 27.

speaking, behold! Judas, one, scribes and the elders assem. of the twelve, came; and with bled. 58 But Peter followed him a great multitude, with him, at a distance, to the paswords and clubs, from the lace of the high-priest ; and chief-priests and elders of the having gone in, sat with the people. 48 Now the traitor had officers, to see the end. given them a sign, saying, 59 Now the chief-priests, « The man whom I shall kiss, [and the elders] even the whole is he ; seize him.” 49 And im- sanhedrim sought false witness mediately coming to Jesus, he against Jesus, that they might said, “ Hail Master;" and kiss- put him to death; 60 but(though ed him. 50 And Jesus said to many false witnesses appeared] him, “Friend, wherefore comest they found it not. But at last thou ?" Then coming near, they two false witnesses came, 61 laid hands on Jesus, and seized and said, “ This man declared, him.

• I am able to destroy the tem51 And lo! one of those who ple of God, and to build it in were with Jesus, stretching out three days.' ” 62 And the highhis hand, drew his sword, and priest, rising up, said to him, striking the high-priest's ser- “Answerest thou nothing? what vant, cut off his ear. 52 Then do these witness against thee?" Jesus said to him, “ Put up thy 63 But Jesus kept silence, sword into its place: 'for all And the high-priest speaking those who take the sword, again, said to him, “I adjure perish by the sword. 53 Think- thee by the living God, that est thou, that I cannot now thou tell us, whether thou be pray to my Father, and he the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 would send me, more than Jesus said to him, “Thou hast twelve legions of angels? 54 But said it: moreover I tell you, how then, could the scriptures Hereafter ye will see the Son be fulfilled, which say that thus of man sitting on the right hand it must be ?"

of power, and coming on the 55 At that time Jesus said to clouds of heaven." the multitudes, “ Are ye cume 65 Then the high-priest rent out, as against a robber, with his clothes, saying, “He hath swords and clubs, to take me? spoken blasphemy: what fur. I sat daily [with you, teaching] ther need have we of witnesses ? in the temple, and ye did not see, now ye have heard [his] arrest me. 56 But all this has blasphemy. 66 What think so happened, that the writings ye?" And they answering, said, of the prophets be fulfilled.” “ He is guilty of death.” Then all the disciples left him Then they spat in his face, and and fled.

struck him with the fist, and 57 NOW they who had seized others beat him with the palms Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas of their hands; 68 saying, the high-priest; where the Prophesy to us, thou Christ,



Who is he that struck thee?", thou to that." 5 And having

69 NOW Peter sat without, thrown down the pieces of silin the palace: and a maid-ser- ver, in the temple, he withdrew, vant

to him, saying, and going out, was choked “ Thou also wast with Jesus with anguish. the Galilean." 70 But he deni. 6 And the chief-priests, taked it before them all, saying, “I ing the pieces of silver, said, know not what thou sayest.” 71“ It is not lawful to put them And as he went out into the into the treasury; because it is porch, another maid-servant saw the price of blood.” 7 And takhim, and said to those who were ing counsel, they bought with there, “ This man also, was them the potter's field, to bury with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 strangers in. 8 Wherefore And he denied it again, with that field is called The field of an oath, saying, “I know not blood, to this day. 9 (Then was the man.” 73 And after a little fulfilled the word of the prophet time those who stood by, came [Jeremiah), who saith. “ And and said to Peter, “Surely thou I took the thirty pieces of sil. also art one of them ; for even ver, the price of him who was thy speech discovcreth thoe." valued, whom they of the sons 74 Then he began to curse of Israel valued ; 10 and gave himself, and to swear, saying, them for the potter's field, as “I know not the man.” And the Lord commanded me.") immediately the cock crew. 75 11 AND Jesus stood before Ápd Peter remembered the the governor: and the governwords of Jesus, who had said or asked him, saying “Art thou to him, “ Before the cock crow, the King of the Jews ?” And thou wilt thrice deny me.” And Jesus said to him, “Thou say. going out, he wept bitterly. est it." 12 And when he was

CH. XXVII. i NOW when accused by the chief-priests and it was morning, all the chief- the elders, he answered nopriests and the elders of the peo- thing. 13 Then Pilate said to ple took counsel against Jesus, him, « Hearest thou not how to put him to death. 2 and hav- many things they witness aing bound him, they led him | gainst thee?" 14 But he an. away, and delivered him up to swered him not a word; so that Pontius Pilate the governor. the governor was greatly sur

3 Then Judas, who had de- prised. livered him up, finding that he 15 Now at that feast, the gowas condemned, repented, and vernor was accustomed to rebrought again the thirty pieces lease to the multitude one pri. of silver to the chief-priests and soner, whoever they desired. the elders, 4 saying, “I have 16 And there was there a noted sinned, in that I have delivered prisoner, called Barabbas.* up innocent blood.” And they 17 When therefore, they were said, “ What is that to us? see gathered together, Pilate said

* See note on next page.,

to them, “Whom will ye that; having caused Jesus to be I release to you; Barabbas*, scourged, he delivered him up or Jesus that is called Christ p" to be crucified. 18 (For he knew that through 27 Then the soldiers of the envy they had delivered him governor took Jesus with them up: 19 and while he was sit- into the judgment-hall, where ting on the judgment-seat, his they gathered around him the wife had sent to him, saying, whole band. 28 And having “ Have thou nothing to do with stripped him, they put on him that righteous man: for I have a scarlet robe. 29 and having suffered many things this day, platted a crown of thorns, they in a dream, because of him.") put it upon his head, and a 20 But the chief-priests and the reed in his right hand : and elders persuaded the multitudes kneeling down, before him, that they should ask for Barab- they derided him, saying, “Hail, bas, and destroy Jesus.

King of the Jews. 30 And 21 Then the governor an- they spat on him ; and took the swering, said to them, “ Which reed, and struck him on the of the two will ye that I release head. 31 And having derided to you ?" and they said « Ba him, they stripped him of the rabbas." 22 Pilate said to them, robe and put his own raiment ( What then shall I do to Jesus, on him, and led him away to who is called Christ?” They crucify him. all said (to him], " Let him be 32 And as they were coming crucified.” 23 And the govern out, they met with a Cyrenian, or said, “ Why, what evil hath named Simon ; whom they he done?” But they cried out compelled to carry his cross. 33 exceedingly, saying, “ Let him And having arrived at a place be crucified.”

called Golgotha, which [signifi24 Now Pilate perceiving eth] a place of skulls, 34 they that he could prevail nothing, gave him vinegar to drink, minbut that rather a tumult was gled with gall: and having tasted made, he took water, and wash it he would not drink. 35 And ed his hands before the multi- having crucified him, they parttude, saying, “ I am innocent ed among them his garments, of the blood of this [righteous casting lots. 36 And, sitting man]: see ye to it.” 25 And all down, they watched him there. the people answering, said, 37 And they set up over his s His blood be on us, and on head his accusation written, our children.” 26 Then he re- This Is JESUS, THE KING OF leased Barabbas to them: and, 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 “ Jesus" was omitted in later copies, in honour to the name. See Im. Ver. note.

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two robbers were crucified with 51 And lo! the veil of the him: one on his right hand, and temple was rent in two, from another on his left.

the top to the bottom: and the 39 And those who passed by, earth quaked, and the rocks reviled him, shaking their were rent; 52 and the tombs heads, 40 and saying, *Thou were opened ; and who destroyest the temple, and of saints, who slept, arose : 53 buildest it in three days, save and they came out of the tombs thyself. As thou art a son of after his resurrection, and enGod, come down from the tered into the holy city, and

41 In like manner appeared to many. the chief-priests also, with the 54 Now when the centurion, scribes and elders, deriding, and those who were with him, said, 42 “He saved others; watching Jesus, saw the earthcannot he save himself? [If]quake, and the things which had he be the king of Israel, let passed, they feared greatly ; him now come down from the saying, “ Truly this was a son cross, and we will believe in of a god." him. 43 He trusted in God; 55 And many women were let him now deliver him, if he there, beholding at a distance; will have him ; for he said, I who had also followed Jesus am a Son of God.'” 44 In like from Galilee, ministering to manner the robbers also, who him: 56 among whom were crucified with him, re- Mary Magdalene, and Mary proached him.

the mother of James and of 45 Now from the sixth hour, Joses, and the mother of the there was darkness over all the sons of Zebedee. land, until the ninth hour. 46 57 NOW in the evening, And about the ninth hour Jesus there came

man of cried out with a loud voice, Arimathea, named Joseph, who saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabach- himself was also a disciple of thani?” that is, My God, my Jesus. 58 This man went to God, why hast thou forsaken Pilate, and asked for the body me? 47 Then some of the by- of Jesus. Then Pilate comstanders, hearing this, said, manded the body to be deliver"He calleth Elijah.” 48 And ed. 59 And when Joseph had immediately one of them ran, taken the body, he wrapped it and taking a sponge, filled it in clean linen ; 60 and laid it in with vinegar, and putting it on his own new tomb, which he a reed, gave him to drink. 49 had hewn in a rock: and he But the rest said, “ Forbear : rolled a great stone to the door let us see whether Elijah will of the tomb, and departed. 61 come and save him.” 50 Then And Mary Magdalene was Jesus, having cried again with there, and the other Mary ; a loud voice, expired.

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