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Persecution foretold. S. MARK. Christ's second coming. Peter, and James, and John, and that shall endure unto the end, Andrew, asked him privately, the same shall be saved.

4 Tell us, when shall these 14 I But when ye shall see the things be ? and what shall be the abomination of desolation, spoken sign when all these things shall of by Daniel the prophet, standbe fulfilled ?

ing where it ought not, (let him 5 And Jesus answering them, that readeth understand,) then let began to say, Take heed lest any them that be in Judea flee to the man deceive you :

mountains : 6 For many shall come in my 15 And let him that is on the name, saying, I am Christ; and house-top not go down into the shall deceive many.

house, neither enter therein, to 7 And when ye shall hear of take any thing out of his house : wars,

and rumours of wars, be 16 And let him that is in the ye not troubled : for such things field not turn back again for to must needs be; but the end shall take


his garment. not be yet.

17 But wo to them that are 8 For nation shall rise against with child, and to them that give nation, and kingdom against king- suck in those days! dom: and there shall be earth 18 And pray ye that your flight quakes in divers places, and there be not in the winter. shall be famines, and troubles : 19 For in those days shall be these are the beginnings of sor affliction, such as was not from

the beginning of the creation 9 9 But take heed to your

which God created unto this time, selves: for they shall deliver you

neither shall be. up to councils; and in the syna 20 And except that the Lord gogues ye shall be beaten : and had shortened those days, no flesh ye shall be brought before rulers should be saved: but for the and kings for my sake, for a tes elect's sake, whom he hath chotimony against them.

sen, he hath shortened the days. 10 And the gospel must first 21 And then, if any man shall be published among all

say to you, Lo, here is Christ ; tions.

or lo, he is there ; believe him 11 But when they shall lead not. you, and deliver you up, take no 22 For false Christs, and false thought beforehand what ye shall prophets shall rise, and shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: shew signs and wonders, to sebut whatsoever shall be given duce, if it were possible, even the you in that hour, that speak ye :

elect. for it is not ye that speak, but 23 But take ye heed : behold, the Holy Ghost.

I have foretold you all things. 12 Now the brother shall be 24 | But in those days, after tray the brother to death, and the that tribulation, the sun shall be father the son: and children shall darkened, and the moon shall not rise up against their parents, and give her light, shall cause them to be put to 25 And the stars of heaven death.

shall fall, and the powers that 13 And ye shall be hated of all are in heaven shall be shaken. men for my name's sake : but he 26 And then shall they see the


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To watch and pray.


Christ anointed. Son of man coming in the clouds after the passover prepared, and with great power and glory.

eaten, instituteth his supper : 26 27 And then shall he send his

declareth aforehand the flight of all

his disciples, and Peter's denial. angels, and shall gather together 43 Judas betrayeth him with a kiss. his elect from the four winds,

46 He is apprehended in the gar. from the uttermost part of the

den, 53 falsely accused, and impi.

ously condemned of the Jevis' coun. earth to the uttermost part of cil : 65 shamefully abused by them : heaven.

66 and thrice denied of Peter. 28 Now learn a parable of the AFTER two days was the feast fig-tree : When her branch is yet of the passover, an tender, and putteth forth leaves, leavened bread : and the chief ye know that summer is near :

priests, and the scribes, sought 29 So ye in like manner, when how they might take him by ye shall see these things come to craft, and put him to death. pass, know that it is nigh, even at 2 But they said, Not on the the doors.

feast-day, lest there be an uproar 30 Verily I say unto you, that

of the people. this generation shall not pass, till 3 4 And being in Bethany, in all these things be done.

the house of Simon the leper, as 31 Heaven and earth shall pass he sat at meat, there came a woaway : but my words shall not man having an alabaster-box of pass away.

ointment of spikenard, very pre32 4 But of that day and that cious; and she brake the box, hour knoweth no man, no, not and poured it on his head. the angels which are in heaven, 4 And there were some that neither the Son, but the Father. had indignation within them

33 Take ye heed, watch and selves, and said, Why was this pray: for ye know not when the waste of the ointment made? time is.

5 For it might have been sold 34 For the Son of man

for more than three hundred man taking a far journey, who pence, and have been given to left his house, and gave authority the poor. And they murmured to his servants, and to every man

against her. his work ; and commanded the 6 And Jesus said, Let her alone ; porter to watch.

why trouble ye her? she hath 35 Watch ye therefore : for ye wrought a good work on me. know not when the master of the 7 For ye have the poor with house cometh, at even, or at mid you always, and whensoever ye night, or at the cock-crowing, or will ye may do them good : but in the morning:

me ye have not always. 36 Lest coming suddenly, he 8 She hath done what she could: find you sleeping

she is come aforehand to anoint 37 And what I say unto you, I my body to the burying. say unto all, Watch.

9 Verily I say unto you, WhereCHAP. XIV.

soever this gospel shall be 1 A conspiracy against Christ. 3 Pre

preached throughout the whole cious ointment is poured on his head world, this also that she hath by a woman. 10 Judas selleth his done shall be spoken of, for a Master for money. 12 Christ him.

memorial of her. self foretelleth how he shall be betrayed of one of his disciples : 22 10 |And Judas Iscariot, one of

as a

The last supper.

tray him.

The passorer eaten.

S. MARK the twelve, went unto the chief of man is betrayed ! good were it priests, to betray him unto them. for that man if he had never been

11 And when they heard it, born. they were glad, and promised to 22 | And as they did eat, Jegive him money. And he sought sus took bread, and blessed, and how he might conveniently be brake it, and gave to them, and

said, Take, eat : this is my body. 12 [ And the first day of un 23 And he took the cup, and leavened bread, when they killed when he had given thanks, he the passover, his disciples said gave it to them : and they all unto him, Where wilt thou that drank of it. we go and prepare, that thou 24 And he said unto them, This mayest eat the passover ?

is my blood of the new testa13 And he sendeth forth two ment, which is shed for many. of his disciples, and saith unto 25 Verily I say unto you, I will them, Go ye into the city, and drink no more of the fruit of the there shall meet you a man bear- vine, until that day that I drink ing a pitcher of water : follow it new in the kingdom of God. him.

26 | And when they had sung 14 And wheresoever he shall go an hymn, they went out into the in, say ye to the good-man of the mount of Olives. house, The Master saith, Where 27 And Jesus saith unto them, is the guest-chamber, where I All ye shall be offended because shall eat the passover with my of me this night : for it is writdisciples ?

ten, I will smite the shepherd, 15 And he will shew you a and the sheep shall be scattered. large upper room furnished and

28 But after that I am risen, I prepared : there make ready for will go before you into Galilee.

29 But Peter said unto him, 16 And his disciples went forth, Although all shall be offended, and came into the city, and found yet will not I. as he had said unto them : and 30 And Jesus saith unto him, they made ready the passover. Verily I say unto thee, That this

17 And in the evening he com day, even in this night, before the eth with the twelve.

cock crow twice, thou shalt deny 18 And as they sat, and did eat,

me thrice. Jesus said, Verily I say

31 But he spake the more veOne of you which eateth with hemently, If I should die with me, shall betray me.

thee, I will not deny thee in any 19 And they began to be sor wise. Likewise also said they rowful, and to say unto him one all. by one, Is it I? and another said, 32 And they came to a place Is it I ?

which was named Gethsemane : 20 And he answered and said and he saith to his disciples, Sit unto them, It is one of the twelve ye here, while I shall pray. that dippeth with me in the 33 And he taketh with him Pe. dish.

ter, and James, and John, and 21 The Son of man indeed go- began to be sore amazed, and to eth, as it is written of him: but be very heavy; wo to that man by whom the Son 34 And saith unto them, My


unto you:

Christ's agony.



He is betrayed, soul is exceeding sorrowful unto 46 4 And they laid their hands death : tarry ye here, and watch. on him, and took him.

35 And he went forward a little, 47 And one of them that stood and fell on the ground, and pray- by, drew a sword, and smote a ed that, if it were possible, the servant of the high priest, and hour might pass from him. cut off his ear.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, 48 And Jesus answered and all things are possible unto thee; said unto them, Are ye come out take away this cup from me: as against a thief, with swords nevertheless, not what I will, but and with staves to take me ? what thou wilt.

49 I was daily with you in the 37 And he cometh, and findeth temple, teaching, and ye took me them sleeping, and saith unto not : but the scriptures must be Peter, Simon, sleepest thou ? fulfilled. couldest not thou watch

50 And they all forsook him and hour?

fled. 38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye

51 And there followed him a enter into temptation. The spir certain young man, having a linit truly is ready, but the flesh is en cloth cast about his naked weak.

body; and the young men laid 39 And again he went away,

hold on him. and prayed, and spake the same 52 And he left the linen cloth, words.

and fled from them naked. 40 And when he returned, he 53 And they led Jesus away found them asleep again, (for to the high priest : and with him their eyes were heavy ;) neither were assembled all the chief wist they what to answer him. priests, and the elders and the

41 And he cometh the third scribes. time, and saith unto them, Sleep 54 And Peter followed him afar on now, and take your rest : it is off, even into the palace of the enough, the hour is come ; be- high priest: and he sat with the hold, the Son of man is betrayed scrvants, and warmed himself at into the hands of sinners.

the fire. 42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he 55 And, the chief priests, and that betrayeth me is at hand. all the council, sought for wit43 | And immediately while ness against Jesus to put him to he yet spake, cometh Judas, one death; and found none. of the twelve, and with him a 56 For many bare false witness great multitude with swords and against him, but their witness staves, from the chief priests, and agreed not together. the scribes, and the elders.

57 And there arose certain, and 44 And he that betrayed him, bare false witness against him, had given them a token, saying, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that 58 We heard him say, I will same is he; take him, and lead destroy this temple that is made him away safely.

with hands, and within three days 45 And as soon as he was come, I will build another made without he goeth straightway to him, and hands. saith, Master, Master; and kiss 59 But neither so did their wit. ed him.

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Peter denieth Christ. S. MARK. Pilate questioneth him.

60 And the high priest stood up swear, saying, I know not this
in the midst, and asked Jesus, man of whom ye speak.
saying, Answerest thou nothing ? 72 And the second time the cock
what is it which these witness crew. And Peter called to mind
against thee?

the word that Jesus said unto
61 But he held his peace, and him, Before the cock crow twice,
answered nothing. Again the thou shalt deny me thrice. And
high priest asked him, and said when he thought thereon, he
unto him, Art thou the Christ, wept.
the Son of the Blessed ?

CHAP. XV. 62 And Jesus said, I am : and ye shall see the Son of man sit 1 Jesus brought bound, and accused ting on the right hand of power,

before Pilate. 15 Upon the clamour

of the common people, the murderer and coming in the clouds of heav Barabbas is loosed, and Jesus de

livered up to be crucified. 17 He is 63 Then the high priest rent

crowned inith thorns, 19 spit on, and

mocked: 21 fainteth in bearing his his clothes, and saith, What need

21 hangeth between two we any further witnesses ?

thieves : 29 suffereth the triumphing 64 Ye have heard the blasphe

reproaches of the Jews : 39 but con

fessed by the centurion to be the Son my: what think ye? And they of God: 43 and is honourably buri. all condemned him to be guilty

ed by Joseph. of death.

AND.straightway in the morn65 And some began to spit on ing the chief priests held a him, and to cover his face, and to consultation with the elders and buffet him, and to say unto him, scribes, and the whole council, Prophesy : and the servants did and bound Jesus, and carried him strike him with the palms of their away, and delivered him to Pihands.

66 | And as Peter was beneath 2 And Pilate asked him, Art
in the palace, there cometh one thou the King of the Jews ? And
of the maids of the high priest : he answering, said unto him,

67 And when she saw Peter Thou sayest it.
warming himself, she looked up 3 And the chief priests accused
on him, and said, And thou also him of many things : but he an-
wast with Jesus of Nazareth swered nothing

68 But he denied, saying, I 4 And Pilate asked him again,
know not, neither understand I saying, Answerest thou nothing ?
what thou sayest. And he went behold how many things they
out into the porch ; and the cock witness against thee.

5 But Jesus yet answered no69 And a maid saw him again, thing; so that Pilate marvelled. and began to say to them that 6 Now at that feast he released stood by, This is one of them. unto them one prisoner, whomso

70 And he denied it again. And ever they desired.
a little after, they that stood by 7 And there was one named
said again to Peter, Surely thou Barabbas, which lay bound with
art one of them : for thou art a them that had made insurrection
Galilean, and thy speech agreeth with him, who had committed

murder in the insurrection.
71 But he began to curse and to 8 And the multitude crying


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