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about his Body, was taken by the Soldiers \ but he escap'd/rom them naked, inghis Garment in their hands.
The Soldiers having thus seiz'd on 7'/*, led him away first to the house of Anna*, who was Father in Law to Caiapbat the High Priest for that Year. Now this Caiaphas was he who in the Stihedrim, when they had the debate concerning Jepu., gave his (Jpinion thas it was necessary that one Man should dy for the whole People; wheh was truer than he imagin'd, as we have already said. But Annas order d him to be carried before the High Prieit, where many of the Sanhedrim were assembled.
In the mean time Peter, and John the Son 'A Zebedee follow'd him at a diflane? j who being acquainted with the High Priest and his Family, went in after Jcftu in'to MAtfHiw. Mark. Luki. John.
CHAP. XXVI. CHAP. XrV. CHAP, XXII. CHAP. XVIH.
16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple which was known unto the high priest, and spake to her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
to the Hall: but Peter staid without, being denied admittance by the Woman that look d to the Door. John perceiving Peter was not let in, went out and prevail'd with the Porter to admit him. Peter being got in, fat himself down by the fire in the Hall with the Priests Servant?, to observe the issue of the Business. While he was there, the Woman that let him in, looking stedfastlyupon him, ask'd him whether he were not one of the Disciples of -Jejtts of Naz,.ireth. Peter told her he was not, and that he could not imagine why (he mould accuse him. A little
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71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him,
and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth..
72 And again he denied
with an oath, I do not know the man. 7; And after a while came to him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them,
18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals, (for it was cold ) and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
•2$ And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself: 69 And a maid saw 58 And aster a little *tS him again, while another saw him,
and began to siy and said, they said
to them that stood by, Thou art also of them, therefore unto him, This is one of them. Art thou also one of
70 And he denied And Peter said, He denied it,
it again. Man, I am not.. and said, I am not.
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And a little aster, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art twos them:
for thou art a Galilean,
5,9 And about the 26 One of the serspace of one hour after, vants of the high priest another confidently as-(being his kinsman firmed, saying, Of a whose ear Peter cut truth this felliw also off) faith, Did net I was with him; fee thee in the garden
with him? for he is a Galilean. "tl
while after he went out of. the.Hall into the Porch, and tbe Cock crew. Then returning to the Company that were seated about the Fire in the Hall, another Wo* man that had seen him going into the Porch, ask'd him whether he were not one of the Disciples of Jesus of Nanaretb \ which Peter again denied with an Oath; About an hour after another Servant of the High Priest, related to him whose Ear Peter had cat off, affirm d he had seen him together with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane ■? the rest saying it was not unlikely that he was one of his Followers. since by his Language they might perceive he was a Galilean. Peter then denied
Jesus, which said unto im, Before the cock crow,
thou shalt deny, me thrice.
And he went out, and wept bitterly.
Before the cock crow
thou (halt deny
while he yet spake, ly the cock crew,
61 And the Lord *\$
and Peter remem-
thou shalt deny me thrice.
62 And Peter went; out, and wept bitterly.
19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
ao Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort,s and in secret have I said nothing.
with Oaths and Imprecations that he had any Acquaintance with him •, and imme- ■ diatly after the Cock crow'd a second time. Jesus then, who was at that time in the Hall, turning to him, with a silent look upbraided him with the crime he had committed: with which Peter was so sensibly affected, that remembring the Admonition of Jefw wherein he had forewarn'd him that before the Cock crow'd twice he should thrice deny him, he went out of the Hall, fill'd with Grief and Anguish, and with a flood of Tears lamented the Fault he had committed.
Jefia afterwards being sent for into, the Room where the High Priest was seated with several Members of the Sanhedrim? was by Caiaphm examm d concerning his Disciples and his Doctrine. To whom" he thus replied: I have at no time taught in secret, but have openly deliver'd my Doctrin in almost all the Synagogues of Judea, and in the Temple it self, where there is always a great resort of
21 Why askest thou me i ask them which heard me, what I hare said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by, stroke J[esus with the palm of his hand, faying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
. 23 Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why sinitest thou me?
People There is then no reason why vou should examin me concemimg my Doctrin since you may be inform'd of it by those who heard me. Upon this one of th- 'Officers that stood by, struck him for not speaking reverently, as he pretended, to the High Priest. To whom Jesus: If I have spoken amiss, lhow wherein •, if not, whv dost thou strike me undeservedly? .
Now the Chief Priests and whole Assembly were at a loss for witness against him • for tho many were ready to testify against him, yet their depositions were not sufficient to prove him guilty of any capital crime. At last there appear d two