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no part with me.” When Peter heard that, he said unto him, “ Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.” Jesus said unto him, “ He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit; and ye are clean, but not all.” For he knew well that Satan had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot to betray him. And therefore he said, “ Ye are not all clean.” So after he had washed their feet, and had taken bis garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, “ Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master, and Lord : and ye say well; for so I am. Lord and Master, have washed your_feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”a
On the first day of unleavened bread, when the passover was killed, (on the Thursday,) he sent Peter and John, saying, “Go, and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.” And they said unto him, “Where wilt thou that we prepare ?” And he said unto them, “ Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he
a John xiji. 4--17.
shall show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.”. And the disciples went into the city, and found as he had said unto them. And they made ready the passover.
In the evening, Jesus went with his disciples to Jerusalem. On their way, it is probable that they passed by a vineyard. Then said Jesus, “ I am the true vine, and my Father is the husband
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches : He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered ; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, anu they are burned.”
And many more such important words did Jesus speak to his disciples in these last days before his sufferings, especially respecting the Holy Spirit, whom he promised to send to them. These discourses you may find in the Gospel of John.
As they sat at table, and were eating the passover, Jesus said to his disciples, “ Verily I say unto you, One of
which eateth with me shall betray me." And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, “Is it I ?” and another said, “ Is it I?” And he answered and said unto them, “ It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him : but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed ! good were it for that man if he had never been born.”
b Luke xxii. 7-12.
© John xv. 1-6.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “ Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you : this do in remembrance of me.” And he took the
and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “ Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.” d
JESUS IN GETHSEMANE.
32. And when they had sung an hymn of praise, (Psalms cxv. to cxvii.,) according to the custom at the passover, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And on the
Jesus said to his disciples, “ All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will
into Galilee." Peter answered and said unto him, “ Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.” Jesus said unto him, “ Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.” Peter said unto him, “ Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee." Likewise also said all the disciples.
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, (which means oil-press,) situated the other side of the brook Kedron, on the Mount of Olives. And he said to his disciples, “ Sit ye here, while I go and pray yohder.” And he took with him Peter, and James, and John, and he began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye here, and watch with me.” And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, “ What! could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation : the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.” He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done." And he came and found them asleep again : for their eyes were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony
he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from
prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, and said unto them, “Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going. Behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
33. THE APPREHENSION OF JESUS.-PETER'S
DENIAL. JUDAS ISCARIOT had promised the chief priests of the Jews that he would deliver Jesus into their hands, and they paid him for this thirty pieces of silver. As Judas knew that Jesus often went to Gethsemane, he led thither the company of men whom the chief priests and the elders had sent against Jesus, armed with swords and staves. Judas had given them a sign, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he : take him, and lead him
away safely.” So when he found Jesus, he
a Matt. xxvi. 30--46.