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'where I (hall eat the passover with my diseipses (/)?

15 And he will shew you a large upper room fur

16 nishedand prepared: there make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had (aid unto them: and they made

17 ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh

18 with the twelve. And as they (at, and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, one of you which

Ig eateth with me, (hall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one,

.20 Is it I? and another said, Is it I? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that

21 dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but wo to that man by whom the Sou of man is betrayed: good were it for that man if he had never been born.

22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take,

23 eat: this is my body (g). And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them:

24 and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, • This is my blood of the new testament, which is

25 (bed for many. 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 (b) kingdom of God.

26 And when they had fung an hymn, they went

27 out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye (hall be offended because of me this) night: for it is written, I will smite the (hepherd,

(f) See Matt. xxvi. 17.

(g) The Jews, in like manner, after the pasehal supper distributed bread, and said, This is the bread of affliction which our sathers did eat in the land of Egypt; without thinking that it was the very individual bread which was eaten in a country so far off, and so* many ages before. See Matt. xxvi. 26.

(/}) I shall not have an opportunity of drinking wine again, until the gospel is established by my resurrection. See Matt. xxvi. 89. Note. And then it will be applied to a new purpose, as the memorial of my blood.

H 4 28 and

28 and the sheep (hall be scattered. But aster that I

29 am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. But Peter said unto him, although all shall be ofsended,

30 yet will not I. 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

31 thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any

32 wise. Likewise also said they all. And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be fore amazed, and to be very

34 heavy, And saith unto them, My foul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and sell on the ground, and prayed, that if it were possible the hour might

.36 pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, All things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what

37 thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them fleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, steepest thou?

38 couldst thou not watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into (k) temptation: the spirit

39 truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same

.40 word?. And when he returned, he found them

1 afleep again, (for their eyes were heavy) neither (/)

41 wist-they what to answer him. And he cometh the

third time, and saith unto them («), Sleep on now,

(i) St. Mark says twice, because he wrote his gospel particularly for the use os the chriflian converts at Rome; the people there reckoning two cock-crowings, viz. the first at midnight, and the 1 other at three in the morning i but the Jews reckoned only by the latter. V (jt) See Matt. xxvi. 41.

(/J Neither knew they what reply to make. (m) See Matt, xxvi, 45. J.itfie xxii, 46,

• .. and - and take your reft: it is enough, the hour is come; . behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the.

42 hands of sinners. Rife up, let us go; lo, he that . betrayeth me is at hand.

43 And immediately, while he yet spake, comethi . Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great

multitude with swords and staves, from the chief

44 priests, and the scribes, and the ciders. And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take

45 him, and lead him away sasely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him,- and saith,. Master, 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 oft" his

48 ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and with*

49 staves, to take me? I was daily with you in thetemple, teaching, and ye took me not: but the

50 scriptures must be fulfilled. And they all forsook.

51 him, and fled. And there followed him a certaiiv young man, having a linen cloth cast about his

52 body; and the young- men'laid hold on him. And

- he left the linen cloth, and fled srom them («) naked..

53 And they led Jesus away to the high-priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests,, and

54 the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him-, asar off, even into the palace of the high-priest-: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himfciC

55 at the fire. And the chief priests, and all the council, sought for witness against Jesus to put him. to»

56 death; and found non<3. For many bare salse witness against him, but their witness agreed not toge

(») This circumstance seems to-have been recorded, to fltew the consternation of our Lord's disciples; the voting man choosing toquit his only covering, in cold'weather, ratlief than be detained by. those officers, . *«*

Hj 57 thcr57 ther (o). And there arose certain, and bare salse wit.

58 ness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with (p) hands, and. within three -days I will build another made without

59 hands. But neither so did their witness agree toge

60 ther. And the high-priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? A

61 what is it which these witness against thee? But. he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high-priest asked him, and said unto him, Art

62 thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the (q) Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the

63 clouds of heaven. Then the high-priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further wit-.

64 nefles? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of

65 death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his sace, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the (r) maids of the high-priest.

67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with

68 Jesus of Nazareth But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And

69 he went o\it into the porch; and the cock crew. And a maid saWvhim again, and began to say to them

70 that stood by, This is one of them (s). And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by

(<?) They did not agree in the facts they charged him with, but

contradicted each other in the evidence.
(p) See Mutt, xxvii. 40.
(9) See Mail. xxvi. 64.
(r; See Matt. xxvi. 6gf.

(j) This was laid by the maid, and directly charged upon him by .tyrac of the company,

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

72 not this man of whonV ye speak. 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, he wept.

CHAP, XV.

1 AND straightway in the morning the chief priests **' held a consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and car

a ried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou (a) sayest it.

3 And the chief priests accused him of many things:.

4 but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, iaying, Answer.est thou nothing? behold

5 how many things they witness against thee. But , Jesus yet answered nothing j so that Pilate marvelled.

6 Now at that seast he released unto them one

7 prisoner,, whomsoever they desired (hi). And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had

8 committed murder . in the insurrection. And the multitude crying aloud, began to desire him to do

9 as he had ever done unto them. But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you

10 the king of the Jews? (For he knew that the

11 chief priests had delivered'him for envy.) But the. chief priests moved the people, that he should

12 rather release Barabbas unto them. And. Pilate

(a) It is as thou hast said. Matt. xxvi. 25, 64.
(6) He usually released one prisoner at their request.

H 6 answered,

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