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_9 And they said unto him, the new testament in my blood, Where wilt thou that we pre-which is shed for you.

pare : 10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. 11 And ye shall say unto the good man of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples! 12 And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. 13 And they went and found as he had said unto them : and they made ready the passover. 14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until % be fulfilled in the kingdom of

od. 17 And he took the cup, and ave thanks, and said, Take #. and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall COrne. 19 TI And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying. This is my body which is given for you : this do in remembrance of

Ine. 20 Likewise also the cup aster supper, saying, This cup is

21 TI But behold, the hand of him that hetrayeth me is with me on the table.

22 And truly the Son of man goeth as it was determined: but wounto that man by whom he is betrayed

23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this

thing. # TI And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you let him be as the younger; an he that is chief, as he that doth Serve. 27 For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth" is not he that sitteth at meat! but I am among you as he that serveth 28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations: 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, . the twelve tribes of Israel. 31 T And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. 33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. 34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest

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went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

42 Saying, Father, if thould

be willing, remove this cup from

me: nevertheless, not my will,

but thine, be done. 43 And there appeared an an

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gel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. 4 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly : an his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye! rise and pray, iest ye enter into temptation. 47 TI And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said unto him Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? 49 When they which were about him, saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord shaft we’smite with the sword? 50 TI And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. 51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed llll. 52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders which were come to him, Beye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves! 53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of arkness. 54. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter Éoj afar off.

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55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. 57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. 58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. 59 And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this so also was with him ; for he is a Galilean. 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And feter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 62 And Peter went out and went bitterly. 3 TI And the men that held Jesus, mocked him, and smote him. 64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote ee : 65. And many other things Hohemously spake theyagainst III]. 66 TI And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests, and the scribes came together, and led him into

their council,

67 Saying, Art thou the Christ' tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: . 68. And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me nor let

me go. 69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God And | said unto them, Ye say that all]. 71 And they said, What need we any further witness 1 for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

CHAP. XXIII.

2 Jesus is accused before Pilate, 7 and sent to Herod: 11 he is mocked, and sent back to Pilate: 25 he is delivered to be crucified, &c.

ND the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. 2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to ÇeSar, o: hat he himself is Christ, a king. 3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews! And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no fault in this man. 5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the eople, teaching throughout all ewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. 6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. 7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent

Jerusalem at that time. 8 TI And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad : for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. 9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. 12 || And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13 TI And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people, 14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man, touching those things whereof ye accuse

m ; 15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him ; and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) 18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this

- him to man, and release untous Baraberod, who himself was also at b

aS : 19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Żó Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. 21. But they cried, saying, him, crucify him. 22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done of have found no cause of death in him; I will therefore chastise him, and let him

go. 23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified: and the voices of them, and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requir

ed. 25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will. 26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. 27 TI And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 28 But Jesus turning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but wee for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall

say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry 32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left. 34 T Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and castlots. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, 37 And saying, If thou be o King of the Jews, save thySe

38 And a superscription also was written over him, in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING Öf THijFWS. 39 And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, railed on him, saying. If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for

wereceive the due reward of our

deeds: but this man hath done. nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou. comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in para dise. 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 TI And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 47 Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. 48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance and the women that followe him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. 50 TI And behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor: and he was a good man, and a just: 51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them:) he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. ~ 52 This man went unto Pi— late, and begged the body of Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and

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