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THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS And it came to pass when the days were well nigh come that Jesus should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he departed from Galilee, and passed through the borders of Samaria and Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea beyond the Jordan. And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.

And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed; and they that followed were afraid.

And he took again the twelve, and began to tell theni the things that were to happen unto them, saying, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests and the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him unto the Gentiles; and they shall mock him, and shall spit upon him, and shall scourge him, and shall kill him; and after three days he shall rise again."

Thomas, therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto his fellow-disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him."

And he entered and passed through Jericho and went on before, going up to Jerusalem.

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And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them: and they perceived not the things that were said.


Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons James and John, worshipping him, and asking a certain thing of him.

And he said unto her, “What wouldest thou?"

She saith unto him, “Command that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy kingdom.”

But Jesus answered and said, “Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? or to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”

And they said unto him, “We are able."

And Jesus said unto them, “The cup that I drink ye shall drink; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: but to sit on my right hand or on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared of my Father."

And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with indignation concerning James and John.

And Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, “Ye know that they who are accounted to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it is not so among you: but whosoever would become great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever would be first among you, shall be servant of all. Even as the Son of man also came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."

GOING UP TO JERUSALEM. Now the passover of the Jews was at hand: and many went up to Jerusalemn out of the country before the passover, to purify themselves. They sought therefore for Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the temple, “What think ye? That he will not come to the feast?"

Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.

THE FEAST AT BETHANY. Jesus therefore six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whoin Jesus raised from the dead. So they made him a supper there in the house of Simon the leper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at meat with him. Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.

But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, that should betray him, saith, “Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?”'

Now this he said, not because he .cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took away what was put therein.

Jesus therefore said, “Suffer her to keep it against the day of my burying. For the poor ye have always with you; but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could; she hath anointed my body beforehand for the burying. And verily I say unto you, Wheresoever the gospel shall be preached throughout


the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."

The common people therefore of the Jews learned that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

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