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38 And when did we see thee a stranger and entertain thee? or unclad

and clothe thee? 39 And when did we see thee ill or in prison and come to thee ?' 40 And the king shall answer and say to them : 'I tell you truly,

In so far as you did it to one of these my brothers, even to the least,

You did it to me. 41 Then shall he say also to those on the left hand :

Depart from me, accursed,

Into the fire eternal prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I hungered and you gave me not to eat,

I thirsted and you gave me no drink,
I was a stranger and you entertained me not,

Unclad and you clothed me not,

Ill and in prison and you visited me not.' 44 Then shall they also answer, saying :

‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry or thirsty or a stranger or

unclad or ill or in prison

And not minister to thee?' 45 Then shall he answer them, saying: 'I tell you truly,

In so far as you did it not to one of these least,

You did it not to me.
And these shall go away into punishment eternal,

But the upright into life eternal.

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261 And it came to pass when Jesus finished all these words, he said to

2 his disciples, “You know the passover is to be held after two days, and 3 the Son of man is to be delivered up for crucifixion.”

Then the high priests and the elders of the people met in the palace of the high 4 priest, who was called Kaiaphas ; and they took counsel together to seize 5 Jesus by craft and kill him. But they said, “Not during the festival,

lest a tumult arise among the people.” 6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster flask of expensive perfume ; and 8 she proceeded to pour it on his head as he reclined at table. But when

the disciples saw it they were indignant, saying, “What is this waste 9 for? This perfume might have been sold for a large sum, and given 10 to poor people.” But when Jesus understood, he said to them, “Why 11 molest the woman? She has done a noble deed for me. For you have 12 the poor always beside you, but you have not always me. In pouring 13 this perfume on my body she acted in view of my burial. I tell you

truly, Wherever these glad tidings shall be preached in the whole world,

this woman's deed shall be also told in memory of her.” 14 Then one of the twelve, who was called “Judas Iskariot," went to the 15 high priests and said, “What are you willing to pay me, and I will

betray him to you.” So they weighed out for him thirty silver pieces. 16 And from that time he sought an opportune moment for betraying him. 17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus,

saying, “Where wilt thou have us make ready for thee to eat the 18 paschal lamb ?” Then he said, “Go your way into the city to such and

such a man and say to him, “The teacher says, “My time is near; I will 19 keep the passover with my disciples at thy house." 7" So the disciples did 20 as Jesus instructed them, and made ready the passover. Now when it 21 was evening, he was reclining at table with the twelve disciples; and as they

were eating, he said, “I tell you truly, one of you shall betray me.”

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22 Then in exceeding sorrow each one began to say to him, “Can it be 23 1, Lord ?” He answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with me in

the dish, he shall betray me. 24 The Son of man goes on his way, even as it is written of him.

But woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed !

Better for that man had he never been born!” 25 Judas, his betrayer, answered and said, “Can it be I, Rabbi ?” He says to 26 him, “It is as thou sayest.”

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread ; and after the blessing, he broke and gave it to the disciples, saying, 27 “ Take, eat; this is my body.” Also he took a cup, and after giving 28 thanks he gave it to them, saying, “ Drink of it, all of you ; for this is my

covenant-blood which is poured out for many, for the remission of sins. 29 I tell you, never shall I drink in future of this produce of the vine, till

that day when in my Father's reign I drink it with you new." 30 Thereupon after a song of praise they went out to the hill of Olives. 31 Then Jesus says to them, “You shall be all repelled through me, this

night ; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the 32 flock shall be scattered abroad. Yet after I rise, I will go before you into 33 Galilee." Peter answered and said to him, “Should all be repelled 34 through thee, never will I be repelled.” Jesus said to him, “I tell thee

truly, this night, before the cock crows, three times thou shalt deny me." 35 “Even if I have to die with thee," says Peter to him, “I will not deny 36 thee.” And all the disciples said the same.

Then Jesus comes with them to a piece of ground called Gethsemanê. And he says to his 37 disciples, “Sit there, until I depart yonder and pray.” And he took with

him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful 38 and sorely troubled. Then he says to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, 39 even to death : stay here and watch with me.” So he went forward

a little and fell on his face in prayer, saying, “My Father! if it be

possible, let this cup pass away from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, 40 but as thou wilt.” Then coming to the disciples he finds them sleeping,

and says to Peter, “So you had not strength to watch with me a single 41 hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation : the spirit is 42 eager, but the flesh is weak.” Again he went away for a second time and

prayed, saying, “My Father! if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, 43 thy will be done.” And on coming again he found them sleeping, for their 44 eyes were heavy. And leaving them he again went away and prayed for 45 a third time, repeating the same words. Then coming to the disciples

he says to them, “So you sleep and rest? Behold, the hour is near, 46 when the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners ! Rise, let us 47 be going. Behold, my betrayer is near !”

And when he was still speaking, behold Judas (one of the twelve) came, accompanied by a large

horde with swords and clubs, from the high priests and elders of the 48 people. Now his betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomsoever 49 I kiss, that is the man; seize him.” So he immediately approached 50 Jesus, saying, “Hail, Rabbi ! ” and kissed him fondly. Jesus said to

him, “Friend, do thine errand." Then they approached and laid hands 51 on Jesus and seized him. And behold, one of the companions of Jesus

stretched out his hand, drew his sword, smote the slave of the high priest 52 and cut off his ear. Then Jesus says to him, “ Put back thy sword into 53 its place; for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword. What !

dost thou think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will provide me 54 at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels? But how then 55 should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must come to pass ?" At

that hour Jesus said to the hordes, “ Did you come out as against a

robber, with swords and clubs to arrest me ? Day by day I sat in the 56 temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But the whole of this

has come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”

Then the disciples all left him alone and fled. 57 Now those who had seized Jesus led him away to Kaiaphas the high 58 priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. Peter followed

him from afar, up to the palace of the high priest; then he went inside 59 and sat with the officers to see the end. Now the high priests and in fact

the whole Sanhedrin sought for false witness against Jesus that they 60 might get him put to death ; but they found none, although many false

witnesses came forward. However two men came forward at last, 61 and said, “This man said, 'I am able to break down the sanctuary 62 of God, and to build it after three days.?” And the high priest stood up

and said to him, “Hast thou no answer ? Of what do these men bear 63 evidence against thee?” Jesus kept silence. And the high priest said

to him, “I adjure thee by the living God! Tell us if thou art the 64 Christ, the Son of God ?" Jesus says to him, “It is as thou sayest.

Yet I tell you, in future you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right 65 hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of the sky.Then the high

priest rent his vestments, saying, “He has blasphemed! What further 66 witnesses do we need ? Look now, you heard the blasphemy; what 67 do you think?” They said in replý, “He is doomed to die." Then 68 they spat on his face and buffeted him, and somie dealt him blows, saying,

“ Prophesy to us, Christ! Who was it that struck thee?69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard ; and a maidservant 70 came to him, saying, “Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.” But

he denied it before them all, saying, “I know not what thou meanest." 71 And when he went out into the porch, another maidservant saw him ;

and she says to those who were there, “ This man was with Jesus 72 the Nazarene." And again he denied with an oath, “I know not 73 the man.” After a little while the bystanders came up and said to

Peter, “ To be sure, thou art one of them too ; for indeed thy speech 74 betrays thee.” Thereupon he began to loudly curse and swear, “I know 75 not the man." And immediately the cock crowed. Then Peter remem

bered the word that Jesus had said, “Before the cock crows, three times

shalt thou deny me.” And he went out, and bitterly he wept. 271 Now when morning came, all the high priests and the elders of

the people took counsel against Jesus, in order to get him put to death ; 2 and after binding him they led him away and delivered him up to Pilate 3 the procurator.

Then seeing that he was condemned, Judas his betrayer repented ; and he returned the thirty silver pieces to the high 4 priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” 5. What is that to us?" they said ; “ that is thy concern !” Then

throwing down the silver pieces in the sanctuary he retired, and 6 went away and hung himself. Now when the high priests took the

silver pieces, they said, “It is not right to put them into the sacred 7 treasury, since they are the price of blood."" So after taking counsel

they bought with them the potter's field as a burying-place for strangers. 8 Therefore that field has been called to this day,"Field of blood.” 9 Then what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled,

when he said : And they took the thirty silver pieces, the price of him who 10 had been appraised, whom some of the sons of Israel appraised, and they gave

them for the potter's field, as the Lord instructed me.

11 Now Jesus stood before the procurator, and the procurator questioned

him, “ Art thou the king of the Jews ?” Jesus said to him, 12“ Certainly.” But while he was being accused by the high priests and 13 elders, he made no answer. Then Pilate says to him, “Hearest thou not 14 how grave their evidence is against thee?" Yet to the procurator's 15 great wonder he made no reply to him, not even a single word. Now

at festival time the procurator was accustomed to release for the crowd 16 any one prisoner whom they chose. At that time they had a notorious 17 prisoner called Bar-Abbas ; so when they had met, Pilate said to them,

* Whom do you wish me to release for you ? Bar-Abbas, or Jesus who is 18 called Christ'?(For he knew it was for envy that they had delivered 19 him up. Also, when he was sitting on the tribunal, his wife had sent to

say to him, “Have nothing to do with that innocent man; for I have 20 suffered much to-day in a dream, on his account.”) But the high priests

and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Bar-Abbas and have Jesus 21 destroyed. The procurator answered and said to them, “ Which of the

two will you have me release for you?” They said, “Bar-Abbas." 22 Pilate says to them, “ Then what am I to do with Jesus who is called 23 ‘Christ'?” They all say, “Let him be crucified.” And he said,

“Why, what evil has he done?” But they kept vehemently shouting, 24 “Let him be crucified.” So when Pilate saw he was doing no good, but

on the contrary that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his

hands before the crowd; “I am innocent of this blood,” he said ; “it 25 is your concern!” And all the people answered and said, “His blood 26 be upon us and upon our children I” Then he released for them Bar

Abbas; but after scourging Jesus, he delivered him up to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the procurator took Jesus into the praetorium 28 and gathered the whole cohort to him. And after stripping him, they put 29 a scarlet mantle round him. And plaiting a wreath out of some thorns,

they put it on his head, with a reed in his right hand ; and kneeling

down before him they mocked him, saying, “ Hail, king of the Jews ! » 30 And they spat on him, and taking the reed they kept striking him 31 on the head. Then after their mockery of him, they stripped the

mantle off him and put his own garments upon him; and they led him 32 away to be crucified.

Now as they were going out, they came upon a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they forced to carry his cross. 33 Then coming to a place called Golgotha (which means, “ The place of a 34 skull") they offered him wine to drink with a bitter mixture ; but after 35 tasting it, he would not drink it. Now when they had crucified him, 36 they distributed his garments among them by casting lots, and sitting down 37 they kept watch there over him. And over his head they put the charge

against him in writing, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then along with him two robbers are crucified, one on the right hand 39 and one on the left. And the passers-by heaped abuse on him, wagging 40 their heads and saying, “Thou who wouldst break down the sanctuary

and build it in three days, save thyself! If thou art God's son, come down 41 from the cross !” Similarly, the high priests also mocked him, with the 42 scribes and the elders, saying, “Others he saved, himself he cannot save !

He is the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and 43 we will believe upon him! He puts his trust in God: let God rescue him 44 now, if he cares for him. For he said, 'I am God's son." And even the

robbers who were crucified along with him, denounced him in the

same fashion. 45 Now from the sixth hour a darkness covered all the land till

46 the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a

loud voice, saying, Elei, elei, lema sabachthanei ?" (that is, “O my God, 47 O my God, why hast thou forsaken me?") And on hearing it some of the 48 bystanders there said, “He is calling Elijah.” Then immediately one

of them ran, took and filled a sponge with vinegar, put it on a reed, 49 and offered him it to drink. The rest said, “Hold, let us see if Elijah

does come to save him." [[But another took a lance and pierced his side, and 50 out came water and blood.71 Then once more Jesus cried out with a loud 51 voice and yielded up his spirit. And behold! the veil of the sanctuary

was torn in two froin top to bottom, the earth shook, the rocks were torn 52 apart, the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had 53 fallen asleep rose—and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, 54 they entered the holy city and appeared to many people. Now when

the centurion and his companions who were watching Jesus saw the

earthquake and what took place, they were exceedingly afraid, and said, 55 “This man was certainly a son of God!” And many women were there

looking on from a distance—women who had followed Jesus from Galilee, 56 ministering to him. Among them was Mary of Magdala, Mary the

mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 57 Now when it was evening, a rich man from Arimathaea named Joseph 53 came, who also was himself a disciple of Christ. This man went to Pilate

and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given up. 59, 60 And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and

laid it in his own new tomb which he had hewn out in the rock ; then,

after rolling a large stone to the entrance of the tomb, he went away. 61 Now Mary of Magdala was there with the other Mary, sitting opposite the 62 sepulchre.

On the next day (that is, the day after the Prepara63 tion) the high priests and the Pharisees gathered to Pilate and said, “Sir,

we have remembered that when this impostor was still alive, he said, 64 ‘After three days I rise.' Give orders then to have the sepulchre secured

until the third day; in case the disciples come and steal him away, and

say to the people, He rose from the dead.' And so the last fraud will 65 be worse than the first ?” Pilate said to them, “Take a guard and 66 begone! Secure it yourselves, as you know how." So they went in

company with the guard, and secured the sepulchre by sealing the stone. 281 Now at the close of the sabbath-day, as it was just dawning to the

first day of the week, Mary of Magdala went with the other Mary to see 2 the sepulchre. And behold, a great earthquake took place ; for an angel

of the Lord came down from heaven and went and rolled away the stone 3 and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white 4 like snow; and for fear of him the watchers shook and became like dead 5 men. But the angel addressed the women, saying, “Be not you afraid ! 6 I know you are seeking Jesus, the crucified. He is not here, for he 7 has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, he has risen from the dead; and lo, he

goes before you into Galilee ; you shall see him there. Lo, I have told 8 you.” Then they went away quickly from the tomb with fear and great 9 joy, and ran to bring word to his disciples. [And behold, Jesus met

them, saying, “Hail ! " and they went to him, caught hold of his feet, and 10 did him reverence. Then Jesus says to them, “Be not afraid. Go your

way ; bring word to my brothers to go away into Galilee, and they shall 11 see me there."]

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