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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 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] messenabomination 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 house-top, go down into the house, nor enter, to take any thing out of his house. 16 Nor let him that is in the field, turn back to take up his mantle.

17" But alas for them that are with child, and for them that give suck in those days. 18 And pray that [your flight] be not in winter. 19 For in those days will be affliction, such as hath not been from the beginning of the creation which God created, till now; no, nor will be. 20 And unless the Lord should shorten those days, no one could be preserved: but because of the elect, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.


21" And then, if any one say you, 'Lo, here is Christ;' [or,] 'Lo, there;' believe it not; 22 for false Christs and false prophets will rise, and will propose signs and wonders, to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: lo, I have foretold you all things.

28" But learn a parable from the fig-tree: when its branch is now tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that the summer is near: 29 so likewise when ye see these things accomplishing, know that ke is near, even at the doors. 30 Verily I tell you, This generation will not pass away, till all these things be accomplished. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words cannot pass away.

32" But of that day, or hour, none knoweth; no, not the angels in heaven, nor the Son; but the Father. 33 Take heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not when the time is.

34 As a man going abroad, on leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and to every one his work, commanded also the porter to watch. 35 So watch ye: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh; at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: 36

lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.

CH. XIV. 1 NOW after two days, was the passover, and the feast of unleavened bread: and the chief-priests and the scribes were contriving how they might take him by stratagem, and kill him. 2 But they said, "Not during the festival; lest there be a disturbance among the people."

3 NOW on his being in Be thany, (in the house of Simon, formerly the leper,) as he was at table, a woman came, having an alabaster-box of the balsam of spikenard, which was very costly; and she brake open the box, and poured it out upon his head.

4 And there were some who felt indignation within themselves, and said, "Why is this waste of the ointment made? 5 For this balsam might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor." And they murmured against her.

6 But Jesus said, " Suffer her: why do ye trouble her? She hath done a good deed toward me. 7 For ye have the poor with you always; and, whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: 8 she hath anointed my body, before hand, for its embalming. 9 Verily I tell you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached, throughout the whole world, this also, which she hath done, shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her."

10 THEN Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chiefpriests, to deliver him up to them. 11 Now on hearing this, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently deliver him up.

12 AND the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him, "Where shall we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover ?" 13 Then he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you, carrying a pitcher of ater: follow him. 14 And wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher saith, Where is the guest-chamber, in which I may eat the passover with my disciples ? 15 And he will show you a large upper room, furnished [and prepared:] there make ready for us."

16 And his disciples went, and came to the city, and found as he had told them and they made ready the passover.

17 And in the evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were at table, and were eating, Jesus said, "Verily I tell you, that one of you, who is eating with me, will deliver me up." 19 And they began to be grieved, and to say to him, one by one, "Is it I?" [and another, "Is it I?"] 20 And he [answering,] said to them, "It is one of the twelve, who dippeth with me in the dish. 21 The Son of man goeth 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 John, and began to be greatly amazed, and depressed with anguish. 34 And he saith to them, My soul is very sorrowful, even unto death: remain here, and watch."

22 And as they were eating, Jesus, taking a loaf, and blessing God, he brake, and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." 23 And taking [the] cup, he gave thanks, and gave it to them: and all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, "This is

26 AND having recited a hymn, they went out to the the mount of Olives.

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35 And going a little forward, he threw himself on the 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 thou wilt." 37 And he returned and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour? 38 Watch ye, and pray; that ye be not overcome by temptation. The spirit indeed is willing; but the flesh is weak.'


27 And Jesus said to them, "Ye will all be offended [on account of me this night:] for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered abroad.' 28 But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee." 29 Then Peter said to him, "Even though all others should be offended, yet will not I." 30 And Jesus said to him, " Verily I tell thee, that to-day, even on this very night, before the cock

me thrice." 31 But he spake [still the more] vehemently, "If I must die with thee, I will in no wise disown thee." In like manner also, said they all.

crow twice, thou wilt disownye sleep on now, and take your rest? It is enough: the hour is come: behold, the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. 42 Arise, let us go; behold, he who deliver. eth me up is drawing near."

32 AND they came to a place which was named Gethsemané;

43 AND immediately, while

See note on Matt. xxvi. 94.

39 And again going away, he prayed, using the same words. 40 And on returning, he [again] found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time, and said to them, "Do

he was yet speaking, appeared Judas, [who was] one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests, and the scribes, and the elders. 44 Now the traitor had given them a token, saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: seize him, and lead him away safely." 45 He was no sooner come, than accosting Jesus, he said "Master, [Master,]" and kissed him. 46 Then they laid their hands on him, and seized him. 47 And one of those who stood by drew a sword, and struck a servant of the highpriest, and cut off his ear.

48 Then Jesus spake, and said to them, "Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye did not arrest me but hereby the scriptures are fulfilled." 50 Then deserting him, they all fled. 51 Now a certain youth followed him, having only a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and [the young men] seized him. 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled [from them] naked.

53 AND they led Jesus away, to the high-priest; and all the chief-priests, and the elders, and the scribes, came together at his house. 54 And Peter followed him at a distance, even into the palace of the highpriest and was sitting, together with the officers, and warming himself, at the fire. 55 And the chief-priests, and the whole sanhedrim, sought

witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. 56 For many bare false witness against him, but their testimonies were not sufficient.

57 And some rose up, and bare false witness against him, saying, 58 (6 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple which is made with hands, and within three days I will build another, made without hands.” 59 But neither was their testimony sufficient. 60 Then the high-priest rose up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, "Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?" 61 But he kept silence, and answered nothing. Again, the high-priest interrogating him, said, " Art thou the Christ, the son of the Blessed One ?" 62 And Jesus said, "I am : and ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

63 Then the high-priest rent his clothes, and said, "What further need have we of witnesses? 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what is your opinion?" And they all pronounced him worthy of death. 65 Then some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and buffet him, and to say to him, "Prophesy :" and the officers beat him with the palms of their hands.

66 NOW Peter being in the palace below, one of the maidservants of the high-priest came; 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked

on him, and said, "Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth." 68 But he denied it, saying, "I know not, nor understand what thou sayest." And he went out into the porch; and the cock


69 And the maid seeing him again, she began to say to those who stood by, "This is one of them." 70 And he denied it again. And after a little time, those who stood by, again said to Peter, "Surely thou art one of them : for thou art also a

his custom to release to them a prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7 And there was a man, named Barabbas, who lay bound with those that had made insurrection with him, men who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And with clamour the multitude began to demand that he would do as he had always done for them.

9 Then Pilate answered them, saying, "Will ye that I release to you the king of the 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 rathey 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."

CH. 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 Pidrim, 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 to him, "Thou sayest it." 3 And the chief-priests accused him of many things. 4 Then Pilate asked him again, saying, "Answerest thou nothing? see how many things they witness against thee." 5 But Jesus no longer answered any thing: so that Pilate was surprized.

6 Now at that festival, it was

16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they called toge ther the whole band: 17 and they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head: 18 and they began to salute him, "Hail, king of the Jews." 19 And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spat on

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