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against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury.

44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her whole living.


Christ foretels the destruction of the temple, and the signs that shall forerun the day of judgment.

AND e as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples saith to him: Master, behold what manner of stones, and what buildings are here.

2 And Jesus answering, said to him: Seest thou all these great buildings? There shall There shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat on the mount of Olivet over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him apart: 4 Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign when all these things shall begin to be fulfilled?

5 And JESUS answering, began to say to them: Take heed lest any man deceive you.

6 For many shall come in my name saying, I am he; and they shall deceive many.

7 And when you shall hear

a Matt. 24. 1.-b Luke 19. 44. and 21. 6.- Ephes. 5. 2 Thes. 2. 3.

of wars and rumours of wars, fear ye not. For such things must needs be, but the end is not yet.

8 Fornation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be earthquakes, in divers places, and famines. These things are the beginning of sorrows.

9 But look to yourselves. For they shall deliver you up to councils, and in the synagogues you shall be beaten, and you shall stand before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

10 And unto all nations the gospel must first be preached.

11 And when they shall lead you and deliver you up, be not thoughtful beforehand

what you shall speak; but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye. For it is not you that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 And the brother shall betray his brother unto death, and the father his son; and children shall rise up against. the parents, and shall work their death.

13 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake. But he that shall endure unto the end, he shall be saved.

14 And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not: he that readeth let him understand: then let them that are in Judea, flee unto the mountains:

15 And let him that is on the -housetop, not go down into the

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house nor enter therein to take anything out of the house: 16 And let him that shall be in the field, not turn back to take up his garment..

17 And wo to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.

18 But pray ye, that these things happen not in winter.

19 For in those days shall be such tribulations as were not from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall be.

20 And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect which he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; lo, he is here: do not believe.

22 For there will rise up false christs and false prophets, and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect.

23 Take you heed therefore; behold I have foretold you all things.

24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light.

25 And the stars of heaven shall be falling down, and the powers, that are in heaven, shall be moved.

26 And then shall they see the son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send

a Matt. 24. 23. Luke 17. 23. and 21. 8.-b Isaias 13. 10. Ezec. 32. 7. Joel 2. 10. c Matt. 24. 31.

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his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28 Now of the fig-tree learn ye a parable. When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves are come forth, you know that summer is very near.

29 So you also when you shall see these things come to pass, know ye that it is very nigh, even at the doors.

30 Amen I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, until all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away.

32 But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father.

33 4 Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is.

34 Even as a man who going into a far country, left his house; and gave authority to his servants over every work, and commanded the porter to watch,

35 Watch ye therefore (for you know not when the lord of the house cometh: at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning)..

36 Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say to you say to all: Watch.

d Matt. 24. 42.


CHAP. XIII. Ver. 32. Nor the Son Not that the Son of God is absolutely ignorant of the day of Judgment, but that he knoweth it not, as our teacher. i. e., he knoweth it not so as to teach it to us, as not being expedient. 83


The first part of the history of the passion of Christ.


the feast of the pasch, and of the azymes was after two days: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile lay hold on him, and kill him.

2 But they said: Not on the festival day, lest there should be a tumult among the people. 3 And when he was in Bethania in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard: and breaking the alabaster box she poured it out upon his head.

4 Now there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?

5 For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

6 But JESUS said: Let her alone, why do you molest her? She hath wrought a good work upon me.

7 For the poor you have always with you; and whensoever you will, you may do them good; but me you have not always.

8 What she had, she hath done; she is come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial. 9 Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world,

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that also which she hath done, shall be told for a memorial o her.

10 And Judas Iscariot, one, of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them."

11 Who hearing it were glad; and they promised him they would give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

12 Now on the first day of the unleavened bread when they sacrificed the pasch, the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go, and prepare for thee to eat the pasch?

13 And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith to them: Go ye into the city; and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him;

14 And whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the house, The master saith, Where is my refectory, where I may eat the pasch with my disciples?

15 And he will shew you a large dining-room furnished; and there prepare ye for us.

16 And his disciples went their way, and came into the city; and they found as he had told them, and they prepared the pasch.

17 And when evening was come, he come, he cometh with the twelve.

18 And when they were at table and eating JESUS saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that eateth with me shall betray me.

19 But they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one: Is it I?

20 Who saith to them: One

c Matt. 26. 14.-d Matt. 26. 17. Luke 22. 7.-e Matt. 26. 20. Luke 22. 17.John 13. 21.

of the twelve, who dippeth with [ Amen I say to thee, to-day even me his hand in the dish. in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.

21 And the son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but wo to that man by whom the son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born. 22 And whilst they were eating, JESUS took bread: and blessing broke, and gave to them, and said: Take ye, This is my body.

23 And having taken the taken the chalice, giving thanks he gave it to them. And they all drank of it.

24 And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many.

25 Amen I say to you, that I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.

26 And when they had said an hymn, they went forth to the mount of olives.

27 And JESUS saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night; for it is written, d I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed.

28 But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

29 But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I.

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31 But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.

32 And they come to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray.

33 And he taketh Peter and James and John with him; and he began to fear and to be heavy.

34 And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch.

35 And when he was gone forward a little he fell flat on the ground; and he prayed that if it might be, the hour might pass from him:

36 And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee, remove this chalice from me, but not what I will, but what thou wilt.

37 And he cometh, and find. eth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour?

38 Watch ye, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

39 And going away again, he prayed, saying the same

30 And JESUS saith to him: words.

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found them again asleep (for their eyes were heavy) and they knew not what to answer him. 41 And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come; behold the son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.

42 Rise up, let us go. Behold, he that will betray me, is at hand.

43 And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.

44 And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying: whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully.

45 And when he was come, immediately going up to him, he saith: Hail, Rabbi: and he kissed him.

46 But they laid hands on him, and held him,

47 And one of them that stood by drawing a sword struck a servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear.

48 And JESUs answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a robber with swords and staves to apprehend me?

49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hands on me. But, that the scriptures may be fulfilled.

50 Then his disciples leaving him, all fled away.

51 And a certain young man

a Matt. 26. 47. Luke 22. 47. John 18. 3. b. Matt. 26, 56.

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followed him having a linen. cloth cast about his naked body; and they laid hold on him. 52 But he, casting off the linen. cloth, fled from them naked.

53 And they brought JESUS to the high-priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together.

54 And Peter followed him afar off even into the court of the high-priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself.

55d And the chief priests and all the council sought for evi dence against JESUS, that they might put him to death, and found none.

56 For many bore false witness against him, and their evidence were not agreeing.

57 And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:

58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands.

59 And their witness did not agree.

60 And the high-priest rising up in the midst, asked JESUS, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men?

61 But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high-priest asked him, and said to him: Art thou the Christ the Son of the blessed God?

62 And JESUS said to him: I am. And you shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and

c Matt. 26. 57. Luke 22. 54, John 18. 13.-d Matt. 26. 59.-e John 2. 19f Matt. 24. 30, and 26. 64.

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