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The barren fig-tree cursed. CHAPTER XXII. The vocation of the Gentiles.

17 | And be left them, and went out of the jected, the same is become the head of the corcity into Bethany, and he lodged there.

ner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvel. 18 Now in the morning, as he returned into lous in our eyes ? the city, he hungered.

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of 19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the way, he God shall be taken from you, and given to a na. came to it, and found nothing thereon, but tion bringing forth the fruits thereof. Jeaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall on thee henceforward for ever. And presently be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it the fig-tree withered away.

will grind him to powder. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they mar. 45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees velled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered had heard his parables, they perceived that he away!

spake of them. 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily 46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, they feared the multitude, because they took him ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig. for a prophet. tree, but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea ;

CHAPTER XXII. it shall be done.

1 The parable of the marriage of the king's 22 And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in

son. 9 The vocation of the Gentiles. 12 The prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

punishment of him that wanted the wedding 23 1 And when he was come into the temple,

garment. 15 Tribute ought to be paid to Ce. the chief priests and the elders of the people

sar. 23 Christ confuteth the Sadducees for came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By

the resurrection : 34 answereth the lawyer, what authority doest thou these things? and

which is the first and great commandment: who gave thee this authority ?

41 and poseth the Pharisees about the Mes. 24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, wbich if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority ND Jesus answered and spake unto them I do these things.

again by parables, and said, 25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a cer. heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with tain king, which made a marriage for his themselves, saying, If we shall say, From hea. | son, ven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then 3 And sent forth his servants to call them that believe him?

were bidden to the wedding: and they would 26 But if we shall say, Of men ; we fear the not come. people: for all hold John as a prophet.

4 Aguin, he sent forth other servants, saying, 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings tell I you by what authority I do these things. are killed, and all things are ready: come unto

28 | But what think ye? A certain man the marriage. had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, 5 But they made light of it, and went their Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.

ways, one to his farm, another to his merchan. 29 He answered and said, I will not; but after. dise. ward he repented, and went.

6 And the remnant took his servants, and en30 And he came to the second, and said like. treated them spitefully, and slew them. wise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was went not.

wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and de31 Whether of them twain did the will of his stroyed those murderers, and burned up their father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus

city. saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding the publicavs and the harlots go into the king. is ready, but they which were bidden were not dom of God before you.

worthy. 32 For John came unto you in the way of 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as righteousness, and ye believed him not : but the many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.. publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, 10 So those servants went out into the highwhen yé had seen it, repented not afterward, ways, and gathered together all as many as they that ye might believe him.

found, both bad and good : and the wedding 33 | Hear another parable ; There was a cer. was furnished with guests. tain householder, which planted a vineyard, and 11 | And when the king came in to see the hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press guests, he saw there a man which had not on in it, and built a tower, and let it out to hus. a wedding garment : bandmen, and went into a far country:

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how cam. 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, est thou in hither, not having a wedding gar. he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they ment? And he was speechless. might receive the fruits of it.

13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and him hand and foot, and take him away, and bent one, and killed another, and stoned an. cast him into outer darkness: there shall be other.

weeping and gnashing of teeth. · 36 Again he sent other servants more than the 14 For many are called, but few are chosen. first: and they did unto them likewise.

15 11 Then went the Pharisees, and took coun. 37 But last of all, he sent unto them his son, sel how they might entangle him in his talk. saying, They will reverence my son.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples, 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know they said among themselves, This is the heir that thou art true, and teachest the way of God come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his in. I in truth, neither carest thou for any man : for heritance.

thou regardest not the person of men. 39 And they caught him, and cast him out of 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou ? the vineyard, and slew him.

Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or 40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard not? cometh, what will he do unto those husband. 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and men?

said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? 41 They say unto him, He will miserably de 19 Shew me the tribute-money. And they stroy those wicked men, and will let out his brought unto him a penny.. vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this render him the fruits in their sensons.

image, and superscription ? 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never rend in 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith the scriptures, The stone which the builders re. he unto them, Render therefore unto Cesar, the

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Woes pronounced against S. MATTHEW. the scribes and Pharisees things which are Cesar's; and unto God, the men: they make broad their phylacteries, and things that are God's.

enlarge the borders of their garments, 22 When they had heard these words, they 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and marvelled, and left him, and went their way. the chief seats in the synagogues,

23 The same day came to him the Saddu, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be call. cees, which say that there is no resurrection, and ed of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. asked him,

8 But he not ye called Rabbi: for one is 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethhaving no children, his brother shall marry his ren. wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth : 25 Now there were with us seven brethren: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. and the first, when he had married a wife, de. 10 Neither be ye called masters : for one is, ceased ; and having no issue, left his wife unto your Master, even Christ, his brother.

11 But he that is greatest among you, shall be 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, your servant. unto the seventh.

12 And whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be 27 And last of all the woman died also.

abased ; and he that shall humble himself, shall 28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife be exalted. shall she be of the seven? for they all had 13 | But wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, her.

hypocrites ! for ye shut up the kingdom of heav. 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do en against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, ert, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power neither suffer ye them that are entering, to go of God.

in. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, 14 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo. nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels crites ! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a

pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall 31 But as touching the resurrection of the receive the greater damnation. dead, have ye not read that which was spoken 15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo. unto you by God, saying,

crites ! for ye compass sea and land to make one 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the two-fold more the child of hell than your. God of the dead, but of the living

selves. 33 And when the multitude heard this, they 16 Wo unto you, we blind guides! which say, were astonished at his doctrine.

Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is noth. 34 1 But when the Pharisees had heard that he ing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of had put the Sadducees to silence, they were ga. the temple, he is a debtor. thered together.

17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is great 35 Then one of them which was a lawyer, er, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the asked him a question, tempting him, and say. gold? ing,

18 And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it 36 Master, which is the great commandment is nothing ; but whosoever sweareth by the gift in the law ?

that is upon it, he is guilty. 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greatLord thy God with all thy heart, and with all er, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the thy soul, and with all thy mind.

gift? 38 This is the first and great commandment.. 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar,

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. love thy neighbour as thyself.

21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, 40 On these two commandments hang all the sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. law and the prophets.

22 And he that shall swear by hea ven, swear. 41 T While the Pharisees were gathered to. eth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth gether, Jesus asked them,

thereon. * 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose 23 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo. son is he? They say unto him, The son of Da. crites ! for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and vid.

cummin, and have omitted the weightier mnt. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David ters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: in spirit call him Lord, saying,

these ought ye to have done, and not to leave 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on the other undone. my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, footstool?

and swallow a camel. 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his 25 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo

crites ! for ye make clean the outside of the cup 46 And no man was able to answer him a and of the platter, but within they are full of ex. word, neither durst any man, from that day | tortion and excess. forth, ask him any more questions.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which

is within the cup and platter, that the outside of CHAPTER XXIII.

them may be clean also. 1 Christ admonisheth the people to follow the

27 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypogood doctrine, not the evil eramples, of the

crites ! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, scribes and Pharisees. 5 His disciples must

which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are beware of their ambition 13 He denounceth

within full of dead men's bones, and of all un. eight woes against their hypocrisy and blind.

cleanness. ness : 34 and prophesieth of the destruction of

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous Jerusalem.

unto men, but within ye are full of bypocrisy

and iniquity. THEN spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his 29 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo1 disciples,

crites! because ye build the tombs of the proph2 Saying. The scribes and the Pharisees sit inets, and garnish the sepulchres of the right. Moses' seat:

eous, 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you ob. 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our serve. that observe and do: but do not ye after fathers, we would not have been partakers with their works : for they say, and do not.

them in the blood of the prophets. 4 For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders :

that ye are the children of them which killed the but they themselves will not move them with

prophets. one of their fingers.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fa5 But all their works they do for to be seen of thers.

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Destruction of the temple. CHAPTER XXIV. Christ's second coming.

33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how | 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as can ye escape the damnation of hell ?

was not since the beginning of the world to this 34 T Wherefore, behold, I send unto you time, no, nor ever shall be. prophets, and wise men, and scribes ; and some 22 And except those days should be shortened, of them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and sake those days shall be shortened. persecute them from city to city :

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, 35 That upon you may come all the righteous here is Christ, or there ; believe it not. blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, son prophets, and shall shew great signs and won. of Baraehias, whom ye slew between the temple ders ; insomuch that, if it were possible, they and the altar.

shall deceive the very elect. 36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall 25 Behold, I have told you before. come upon this generation.

26 Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Be. 37 o Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest hold, he is in the desert; go not forth: be. the prophets, and stonest them which are sent hold, he is in the secret chambers ; believe it unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy not. children together, even as a hen gathereth her 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, chickens under her wings, and ye would not! and shineth even unto the west ; so shall also

38 Behold, your house is left unto you deso the coming of the Son of man be. late.

28 For wheresoever the carcass. is, there will 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me the eagles be gathered together. henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that 29 1 Immediately after the tribulation of those cometh in the name of the Lord.

days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall

from heaven, and the powers of the heavens 1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of the tem

shall be shaken: ple: 3 what and how great calamities shall 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son be before it: 29 the signs of his coming to

of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes judgment. 36 And because that day and hour

of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son is unknown, 42 we ought to watch like good of man coming in the clouds of heaven with servants, expecting every moment our mas.

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31 And he shall send his angels with a great AND Jesus went out, and departed from the sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather to. n temple; and his disciples came to him for to gether his elect from the four winds, from one shew him the buildings of the temple.

end of heaven to the other. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all 32 Now learn a parable of the fig-tree: When these things? verily I say unto you, There shall his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, not be left here one stone upon another, that ye know that summer is nigh: shall not be thrown down.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all 3 || And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, these things, know that it is near, even at the the disciples came unto him privately, saying, doors. Tell us, when shall these things be? and what 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. of the world?

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, words shall not pass away. Take heed that no man deceive you.

36 1 But of that day and hour knoweth no 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Fa. am Christ; and shall deceive many.

ther only. 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also wars: see that ye be not troubled : for all these the coming of the Son of man be. things must come to pass, but the end is not 38 For as in the days that were before the yet.

flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be entered into the ark, famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in 39 And knew not until the flood came, and divers places.

took them all away: so shall also the coming of 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

the Son of man be 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of shall be taken, and the other left. nations for my name's sake...

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; 10 And then shall many be offended, and the one shall be taken, and the other left. shall betray one another, and shall hate one an. 42 Watch therefore ; for ye kyow not what other.

hour your Lord doth come. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and 43 But know this, that if the good man of the shall deceive many..

house had known in what watch the thief would 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love come, he would have watched, and would not of many shall wax cold.

have suffered his house to be broken up. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the 44 Therefore be ye also ready : for in such an same shall be saved.

hour as ye think not, the Son of man com14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be eth. preached in all the world, for a witness unto all 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, nations, and then shall the end come.

whom his lord hath made ruler over his house15 When ye, therefore, shall see the abomina. hold, to give them meat in due season ? tion of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso read. when he cometh, shall find so doing. eth, let him understand,).

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make 16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into him ruler over all his goods. the mountains :

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his 17 Let him which is on the house-top not come heart, My lord delayeth his coming ; down to take any thing out of his house:

49 And shall begin to smite his fellow.ser. 18 Neither let him which is in the field return vants, and to eat and drink with the drunkback to take his clothes.

en : 19 And wo unto them that are with child, and 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a to them that give suck in those days!

day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the that he is not aware of, winter, neither on the sabbath-day :

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint

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Parable of the ten virgins. S. MATTHEW. The last judgment described, him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

give it unto him which hath ten talents. CHAPTER XXV.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given.

and he shall have abundance: but from him that 1 The parable of the ten virgins, 14 and of the

hath not, shall be taken away even that which talents. 31 Also the description of the last he hath. judgment.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be likened outer darkness: there shall be weeping and

unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, gnashing of teeth. and went forth to meet the bridegroom..

31 | When the Son of man shall come in his 2 And five of them were wise, and five were glory, and all the holy angels with him, then foolish.

shall he sit upon the throne of his glory : 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and 32 And before him shall be gathered all na. took no oil with them:

tions: and he shall separate them one from an. 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with other, as a shepherd dívideth his sheep from the their lamps.

goats: 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slam 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, bered and slept.

but the goats on the left. 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Be. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his hold, the bridegroom cometh ; go ye out to meet right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, in

herit the kingdom prepared for you from the 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed foundation of the world: their lamps.

35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

was a stranger, and ye took me in: 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and there be not enough for us and you: but go ye ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unrather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. to me.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, say: came; and they that were ready, went in with ing, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and him to the marriage: and the door was shut, fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, say. 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took ing, Lord, Lord, open to us.

thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say un 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and to you, I know you not.

came unto thee? 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the 40 And the King shall answer and say unto day nor the hour wherein the Son of man com them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye eth.

have done it unto one of the least of these my 14 | For the kingdom of heaven is as a man brethren, ye have done it unto me. travelling into a far country, who called his own 41 Then shall be say also unto them on the servants, and delivered unto them his goods. left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into ever.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to an. lasting fire, prepared for the devil and his an. other two, and to another one; to every man ac. gels: cording to his several ability, and straightway 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no took his journey.

meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 16 Then he that had received the five talents, 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: went and traded with the same, and made them naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, other five talents.

and ye visited me not. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, also gained other two.

Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, 18 But he that had received one, went and or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. did not minister unto thee?

19 After a long time the lord of those servants 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily cometh, and reckoneth with them.

I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one 20 And so he that had received five talents, of the least of these, ye did it not to me. came and brought other five talents, saying, 46. And these shall go away into everlasting Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents : be. punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. hold, I have gained besides them five talents

CHAPTER XXVI. more, 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou

| 1 The rulers conspire against Christ. 6 The good and faithful servant; thou hast been faith.

woman anointeth his head. 14 Judas selleth ful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over

him. 17 Christ eateth the passover : 26 insti. many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

tuteth his holy supper : 36 prayeth in the gar. 22 He also that had received two talents came,

den: 47 and being betrayed with a kiss, 57 is and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two

carried to Caiaphas, 69 and denied of Peter. talents: behold, I have gained two other talents besides them.

AND it came to pass, when Jesus had finished 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good A all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful 2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of over a few things, I will make thee ruler over the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. be crncified.

24 Then he which had received the one tal. | 3 Then assembled together the chief priests, ent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unart an hard man, rea ping where thou hast to the palace of the high priest, who was called not sown, and gathering where thou hast not Caiaphas, strewed:

4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy subtilty, and kill him. talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is 5 But they snid, Not on the feast-day, lest there thine.

be an uproar among the people. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou 611 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the wicked and slothtul servant, thou knewest that I house of Simon the leper, read where I sowed not, and gather where I have 7 There came unto him a woman having an not strewed:

alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and 2 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my poured it on his head as he sat at meat. money to the exchangers, and then at my com. 8 But when his disciples saw it, they had ining I should have received mine own with dignation, saying, To what purpose is this usury.

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Christ eateth the passover. CHAPTER XXVI. Jesus is carried to Caiaphas.

9 For this ointment might have been sold for 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his much, and given to the poor.

face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, it it be 10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto possible, let this cup pass from me: neverthe. them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath less, not as I will, but as thou wilt. wrought a good work upon me.

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and find. 11 For ye have the poor always with you; but eth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What! me ye have not always.

could ye not watch with me one hour? 12 For in thut she hath poured this ointment 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into on my body, she did it for my burial.

temptation : the spirit indeed is willing, but the 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this flesh is weak. gospel shall be preached in the whole world, 42 He went away again the second time, and there shall also this, that this woman hath done, prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may be told for a memorial of her.

not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy 14 11 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Is. will be done. cariot, went into the chief priests,

43 And he came and found them asleep again : 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, for their eyes were heavy. and I will deliver him unto you? And they coy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, enanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. and prayed the third time, saying the same

16 And from that time he sought opportunity words. to betray him.

45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and snith 17 Now the first day of the feast of unleav. unto them, Sleep on now and take your rest : ened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for is betrayed into the hands of sinners.. thee to eat the passover?

46 Rise, let us be going : behold, he is at hand 18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, that doth betray me. and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is 471 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house of the twelve, came, and with him a great mul. with my disciples.

titude with swords and staves, from the chief 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appoint. priests and elders of the people. ed them; and they made rendy the passover. 48 Now he that betrayed him, gave them a

20 Now when the even was come, he sat down sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that with the twelve.

same is he, hold him fast. 21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Hail, Master; and kissed him.

22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, where. began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, fore art thou come? Then came they, and laid is it I? .

hands on Jesus, and took him. 23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth 51 And behold, one of them which were with his band with me in the dish, the same shall be. Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew his tray me.

sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, 24 The Son of man goeth, as it is written of and smote off his ear. him: but wo unto that man by whom the Son 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again of man is betrayed ! it had been good for that thy sword into his place: for all they that take man if he had not been born.

the sword, shall perish with the sword. 25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answer. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to. ed and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, my Father, and he shall presently give me more Thou hast said.

than twelve legions of angels? 26 | And as they were eating, Jesus took 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfil. brend, and blessed it, and bruke it, and gave it led, that thus it must be ? to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my 55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multi. body.

tudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid

28 For this is my blood of the new testa. | no hold on me. ment, which is shed for many for the remission 56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of of sins.

the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink hence. disciples forsook him, and fled. forth of this fruit of the vine, until that day 57 1 And they that had laid hold on Jesus, when I drink it new with you in my Father's led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, kingdom.

where the scribes and the elders were assem. 30 And when they had sung an hymn, they bled. went out into the mount of Olives.

58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with be offended because of me this night: for it is the servants to see the end.. written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the 59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. the council, sought false witness against Jesus,

32 But after I am risen again, I will go be. to put him to death; fore you into Galilee.

60 But found none : yea, though many false 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though | witnesses came, yet found they none. At the all men shall be offended because of thee, yet last came two false witnesses, will I never be offended

61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto destroy the temple of God, and to build it in thee, That this night, before the cock crow, three days.. thou shalt deny me thrice.

62 And the high priest arose, and said unto 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it rokich with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise these witness against thee? also said all the disciples.

63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high 36 1 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yon be the Christ the Son of God. der.

64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: 37 And he took with him Peter, and the two nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful und ye see the Son of man sitting on the right very heavy.

hand of power, and coming in the clouds of 38 Then saith he unto them. My soul is ex. heaven. ceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye 05 Then the high priest rent his clothes, say. here, and watch with me.

ing, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further

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