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No. 157. They asked him (i. e. Jesus), saying, “Why

say the scribes that Elias must first come?" And he answered and told them, "Elias verily cometh first, and "restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son "of Man that he must suffer many things, and be set at "nought." Mark ix. 11, 12.

No. 158. While they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, "let these "sayings sink down into your ears, for the Son of Man "shall be delivered into the hands of men." Luke ix. 43, 44.

No. 159. The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark x. 45.

No. 160. While they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, "the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands "of men, and they shall kill him, and the third day he "shall be raised again." Matt. xvii. 22, 23.

No. 161. "I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how "am I straitened till it be accomplished." Luke xii. 50.

No. 162. "As the lightning that lighteneth out of the "one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part "under heaven, so shall also the Son of Man be in his day but first he must suffer many things, and be re"jected of this generation." Luke xvii. 24, 25.

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No. 163. Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, " Behold, "we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be "betrayed unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes, "and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver "him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to "crucify him, and the third day he shall rise again." Matt. xx, 17-19. So, with very little variation, Mark x. 32-34.

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No. 164. "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all f "The Gentiles." And so it was: for Pontius Pilate was a Gentile governor, and crucifixion a Gentile punishment.

"things that are written by the prophets concerning the "Son of Man shall be accomplished: for he shall be de"livered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and 66 spitefully intreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death and the third day " he shall rise again." Luke xviii. 31–33.

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No. 165. Hear another parable: there was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants more than the first and they did unto them likewise. But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, they will reverence my son." But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, "this is the heir, come, let us “kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance :" and they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. And when the chief priests and pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. Matt. xxi. 33-39. 45. So, with very little variation, Mark xii. 1-8. 12. Luke xx. 9-15. 19.

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No. 166. He (i. e. Jesus) said unto his disciples, "Ye know "that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the "Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified." Matt. xxvi. 2.

No. 167. There came unto him (i. e. Jesus) a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment and poured it on his head as he sat at meat. But when his

g" A certain householder," &c. "The householder" in this parable is evidently "God:" " the vineyard" (as in Isa. v. 1— 7.)," the house of Israel, the Jews:" "the husbandmen," "" the "chief priests and elders," who ought to have given the people at large a right example and direction: "the servants," "the pro"phets :" and "the son,' ," "Christ." See Işa. v. 1-7.

disciples saw it, they had indignation, &c. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, "Why trouble ye the "woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me: "for in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, "she did it for my burial." Matt. xxvi. 7, 8. 10. 12. So Mark xiv. 3. 6. 8.

No. 168. Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, &c. then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, &c. &c. then said Jesus, "Let her alone, against the day of my 'burying hath she kept this." John xii. 1. 3. 7.

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No. 169. "I (i. e. Jesus) if I be lifted up from the earth, "will draw all men unto me." This he said, signifying what death he should die. John xii. 32, 33.

No. 170. "There are some of you that believe not." For Jesus knew from the beginning, who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. John vi. 64.

No. 171. "Have not I (i. e Jesus) chosen you twelve, "and one of you is a devil?" He spake of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simeon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. John vi. 70, 71.

No. 172. "Ye are clean, but not all"-for he knew who would betray him. John xiii. 10, 11.

No. 173. "I speak not of you all—I know whom I have "chosen but that the Scripture may be fulfilled,' He "that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel "against me.' Now I tell you before it come, that "when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he." John xiii. 18, 19.

No. 174. When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in Spirit, and testified, and said, "Verily, verily, I say unto "you, that one of you shall betray me." Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his

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"One," &c. i. e. St. John-who records it. It is probable, that John put the question privately, so as not to be overheard by the others especially not by Judas. St. Matthew is the only

disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter, therefore, beckoned to him that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus's breast saith unto him, "Lord, who is it?" Jesus answered, "He it "is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it." And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot. John xiii. 21—26.

When the even was come, he sat down with the twelve: and as they did eat, he said, " Verily I say unto you, that "one of you shall betray me.-He that dippeth his hand "with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.""Matt. xxvi. 20, 21. 23. So Mark xiv. 18. 20.

Then Judas, which betrayed him, said, "Master, is it "I?" He said unto him, "Thou hast said." Matt. xxvi. 25. "Behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with 66 me on the table." Luke xxii. 21.

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No. 175. "Little children, yet a little while I am with you ye shall seek me, and as I said unto the Jews, "Whither I go, ye cannot come,' so now I say to 65 6 you.' Peter said unto him, "Lord, whither goest "thou?" Jesus answered him, "Whither I go, thou "canst not follow me now, but thou shalt follow me after"wards." John xiii. 33. 36.

No. 176. "I go unto my Father." John xiv. 12.

No. 177. "I go away, and come again unto you" and now I have told you before, that when it is come "to pass, ye might believe." John xiv. 28, 29.

No. 178. "A little while, and ye shall not see me;

Evangelist that mentions the question put by Judas. It is not improbable it was put privately, and that Matthew alone, in addition to Judas, heard the question and the answer.

h Judas had previously made his bargain with the chief priests. This is noticed by each of the other Evangelists (Matt. xxvi. 14, 15. Mark xiv. 10, 11. Luke xxii. 3—6. and see John xiii. 2.); so that it was not this conversation that suggested the wicked thought to Judas, the thought had previously been conceived and acted upon, and gave occasion to this conversation.

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go to the Father." John xvi. 16.

No. 179. "I leave the world, and go to the Father." John xvi. 28.

No. 180. "Behold the hour cometh, yea, is now come, "that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own and "shall leave me alone." John xvi. 32.

No. 181. "All ye (i. e. the disciples) 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 scat"❝tered abroad,' but after I am risen again, I will go be"fore you into Galilee." Mat. xxvi. 31,32. Mark xiv. 27, 28.

No. 182. 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." Matt. xxvi. 33, 34. so Mark xiv. 29, 30.

No. 183. The Lord said, "Simon, Simon, Behold "Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as "wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith "fail not."And he said unto him, "Lord, I am ready to go with thee both into prison and to death." And he said, "I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow "this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou "knowest me." Luke xxii. 31-34.

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No. 184. Peter said unto him (i. e. Jesus), "Lord, why "cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy "sake." Jesus answered him," wilt thou lay down thy life "for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, the cock "shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice." John xiii. 37, 38.

No. 185. "I (i. e. Jesus) say unto you, that this that is "written must yet be accomplished in me: and he was "reckoned among the transgressors.'" Luke xxii. 37.

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i "Be offended;" i. e. "be disheartened, discouraged; disand deny me."

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k" Written." Zech. xiii. 7. ante. 131.

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