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at the cock-crowing, or in the morning : 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping: 37 and, what I say to you, I say to all, Watch

CHAPTER XVI. AND after two days was the

passover, and the days of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death; 2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest there be a tumult of the people. 3 (Now, whilst he was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious, came, as he sat at table, and, turning over the box, poured the whole on his head: 4 and there were some who had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made 2 5 for this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor : and they murmured against her : 6 but Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her ? she hath wrought a good work Oil Ine : 7 for, ye have the poor always

with you, and whenever ye will ye can always do them good : but me ye have not always: 8 what she could do, she hath done : she hath undertaken to anoint my body beforehand, for the burial: 9 verily I tell you, Wheresoever the gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be told, for a memorial of her : 10 and Judas the Iscariot, one of the twelve,) went to the chief priests, to betray him to them : 11 and when they heard him, they were glad, and promised to give him money: and he sought how he might conveniently betray him.) 12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, his disciples said to him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare for thee to eat the passover ? 13 and he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith to them, Go ye into the city, and a man will meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him : 14 and wherever he entereth, say to the owner of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples 2

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15 and he will shew you a large upper room spread and ready; there prepare for us: 16 and his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had told them: and they prepared the passover. 17 And when it was evening, he cometh with the twelve: 18 and as they sat and eat, Jesus said, Verily I tell you, That one of you who are eating with me, will betray me:

19 and they began to be sor

rowful, and to say to him, one by one, Is it I? 20 and he answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish : 21 for, the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him : but, wo to the man by whom the Son of man is betrayed it had been well for that man if he had not been born 1 22 And while they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to them ; and said, Take this: this is my body: 23 and taking the cup, and 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 Covenant, which is shed for many: 25 verily I tell you, That I will drink no more of the fruit

of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God: 26 and when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus saith to them, Ye will all be made to doubt of me this night; for it is written, “ I will smite the “shepherd, and the sheep “ shall be scattered :” 28 but after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29 Peter said to him, Though all be made to doubt, yet will not I: 30 and Jesus saith to him, Verily I tell thee, That to-day, in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice: 31 but he said the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee: and so also said they all. 32 And they came to a place whose name was Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray: 33 and he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; 34 and he saith to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death : stay ye here, and watch. 35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground; and prayed, that, if it were

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possible, the hour might pass from him : 36 and he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; take this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt! 37 And he conneth, and findeth them sleeping; and saith to Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? 38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation : the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak: 39 and he went away again, and prayed, and spake the same words: 40 and when he returned, he again found them asleep, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither knew they what to answer him. 41 And he cometh the third time, and saith to them, Sleep ye afterward and take your rest; the time is past: behold, the hour is come when the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners: 42 arise, let us go forward; lo, he who betrayeth me is at hand: 43 and immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders:

44 and he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, is he, take him, and lead him away safely: 45 and when he was come, he went straightway to him, and saith, Master! and kissed him: 46 and they laid their hands on him, and took him. 47 And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus answered and said to them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves to take me? 49 I was with you daily in the temple, teaching you, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled : 50 and they all forsook him, and fled : 51 but a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast round his naked body, and they laid hold on him : 52 and he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. 53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest : and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes: 54 and Peter followed him, at a distance, into the court of the high priest; and sat down with the attendants, and warmed himself at the fire.

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55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus, to put him to death; but they found none: 56 for, many bare false witness against him, but their testimonies did not agree. 57 And some arose, and bare false witness against him, saying, 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands: 59 but neither, so, did their testimonies agree. 60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing to that which these testify against thee! but he was silent, and answered nothing. 61 The high priest again asked him, and said to him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? 62 and Jesus said, I am : and ye all 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 saith, Why have we any further need of witnesses 2 64 ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye' and they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

65 And some began to spit on him; and some to cover his face, and to strike him with their fists, and to say to him, Tell which it is: and the attendants smote him with the palms of their hands. 66 Artd as Peter was below in the court, one of the maids of the high priest cometh; 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth: 68 but he denied, saying, I neither know nor understand what thou sayest: 69 and he went out into the fore-court; and the maid there, beholding him, said to them that stood by, This is one of them: and he denied again: 70 and a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Truly thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean: 71 but he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak: 72 and immediately the cock crew a second time; and Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said to him, Before the cock crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice; and when he thought thereon, he wept.

CHAPTER XVII.

N D as soon as it was dawn, the chief priests,

having consulted with the elders and scribes, even the whole council, bound Jesus, and brought him away, and delivered him to Pilate: 2 and Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? and he answered and said to him, Thou sayest. 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: 4 and Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how manythings they testify against thee: 5 but Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 6 And at that feast he released to them one prisoner, whichever they asked: 7 and one, named Barabbas, had been imprisoned with the insurgents that had committed murder in the insurrection : 8 and the multitude went up, and began to ask him to do as he had always done to them : 9 and Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews? 10 for he knew that they had delivered him through malice: 11 but the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release to them Barabbas. 12 And Pilate again answered, and said to them, What then, say ye, shall I do with the King of the Jews?

13 and they again cried out, Crucify him 14 and Pilate said to them, Why, what evil hath he done? but they cried out the more vehemently, Crucify him 15 and Pilate, willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas ; and after he had scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. 16 And the soldiers led him away, into the hall which is called Pretorium ; and they call together the whole band: 17 and they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it round his head; 18 and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19 and they struck him on the head with a reed, and spat on him ; and bending their knees, made obeisance to him : 20 and when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and put on him his own clothes, and led him out to crucify him. 21 And they impress one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, (the father of Alexander and Rufus,) to bear his cross: 22 and they bring him to the place called Golgotha, which, being interpreted, is, The place of a Skull. 23 And they gave him wine

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