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come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. 9. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached

throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 1—13. p. 115.]

SECT. LI.

Judas betrays Jesus; who eats the passover, and discovers the Traitor by a Sign.

10. And Judas Iscariot, one | of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. 11. And when they

heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 14-16. p. 116.]

12. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover? 13. And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. 14. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the good man of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 15. And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. 16. And his disciples went forth, and

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came into the city, and found
as he had said unto them: and
they made ready the passover.
17. And in the evening he
cometh with the twelve.
And as they sat and did eat,
Jesus said, Verily I say unto
you, One of you which eateth
with me shall betray me.
And they began to be sorrow-
ful, and to say unto him one
by one, Is it I?
and ano-
ther said, Is it I? 20. And
he answered and said unto them,
It is one of the twelve, that
dippeth with me in the dish.
21. 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.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 17—25.
p. 117, 118.]

SECT. LII.

The Lord's Supper instituted.--Peter's Denial and the Apostles' flight foretold. 22. And as they did eat, Je- 1 blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 25. Verily, I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. 26. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into

sus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 23. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them and they all drank of it. 24. And he said unto them, This is my the Mount of Olives. [See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 26—30. p. 118, 119.]

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27. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. (Zech. xiii. 7.) 28. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet

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will not I. 30. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. 31. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 31—35,

p. 120.]

SECT. LIII.

The Agony and Prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

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32. And they came to a place | said, Abba, Father, all things which was named Gethsemane : are possible unto thee; take and he saith to his disciples, Sit away this cup from me: neverye here, while I shall pray. 33. theless, not what I will, but And he taketh with him Peter, what thou wilt. 37. And he and James, and John, and be- cometh, and findeth them sleepgan to be sore amazed, and to being, and saith unto Peter, Sivery heavy; 34. And saith unto mon, sleepest thou? couldest them, My soul is exceeding thou not watch one hour? 38. sorrowful unto death: tarry ye Watch ye and and pray, lest ye enhere, and watch. 35. And he ter into temptation. The spirit went forward a little, and fell on truly is ready, but the flesh is the ground, and prayed that, if weak. 39. And again he went it were possible, the hour might away, and prayed, and spake pass from him. 36. And he the same words. 40. And

when he returned he found them asleep again for their eyes were heavy neither wist they | what to answer him. 41. And | he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now,

and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come: behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 36-46. p. 121, 122.]

SECT. LIV.

Jesus is apprehended, accused, and condemned.

43. And immediately, while | Whomsoever I shall kiss, that he yet spake, cometh Judas, same is he take him, and lead one of the twelve, and with him him away safely. 45. And as a great multitude with swords soon as he was come, he goeth and staves, from the chief priests straightway to him, and saith, and the scribes and the elders. Master, master; and kissed 44. And he that betrayed him him. 46. And they laid their had given them a token, saying, I hands on him, and took him. [See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 47—50.

p. 123.]

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 unto them, Are ye come out,

as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me? 49. I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled. (Isa. liii. 7, 8.).

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 51–55. p. 123, 124.]

50. And they all forsook him, and fled.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 56. p. 124.]

51. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him. 52. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from

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them naked. 58. 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 afar

off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. 55. And the chief priests and all the counsel sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. 56. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. 57. And there arose certain, 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 witness agree together. 60. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against

thee? 61. But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62. And Jesus said, I am : and ye shall 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, What need we any further witnesses? 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 to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 57–68. p. 125, 126.]

SECT. LV.

Peter's Denial of Christ.

66. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: 67. And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. 68. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. 69. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. 70. And he denied it again.

And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. 71. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. 72. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice, And when he thought thereon, I he wept.

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[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVI. v. 69-75.

p. 126, 127.]

SECT. LVI.

Jesus is delivered to Pilate, to be scourged and crucified.

CHAP. XV.

ND straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole | council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered

him to Pilate. 2. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. 3. And the chief priests accused him of many things; but he answered nothing.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVII. v. 11, 12. p. 128, 129.]

4. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things

they witness against thee. 5. But Jesus yet answered nothing! so that Pilate marvelled.

[See also on Matt. XXVII. v. 13, 14. p. 129.]

the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. 12. And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13. And they cried out again, Crucify

6. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7. And, there was one, named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. S. And the multi-him. tude, crying aloud, began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 9. But Pilate *answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10. For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11. But the chief priests moved

14. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 15. And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXVII. v. 15—26, p. 129-131.]

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