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And when they that were about him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we smite with the sword?”

Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. Now the servant's name was Malchus.

But Jesus answered and said, “Suffer ye them thus far.” And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Then saith Jesus unto Peter, “Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father and he shall even now şend me more than twelve legions of angels? How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? The cup which the Father háth given me, shall I not drink it?”

And Jesus said unto the chief priests and captains of the temple, and elders, that were come against him, “Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Then all the disciples left him, and fled.

And a certain young man followed with him, having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body; and they lay hold on him; but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.

THE TRIAL BEFORE THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES. So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him, and led him to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that, one man should die for the people.

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And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high .priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter was standing at the door with

So the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

The maid therefore that kept the door saith unto Peter, "Art thou also one of this man's disciples?”

He saith, “I am not.”

Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals; for it was cold; and they were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them standing and warming himself.

The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching. Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I ever taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and in secret spake I nothing. Why askest thou me? Ask them that have heard me, what I spake unto them: behold, these know the things which I said.”

And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Answerest thou the high priest so?”

Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?"

Annas therefore sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.

Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against hirn, and their witness agreed not together. And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, "We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is

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made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands." And not even their witness agree together.

And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, “Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee?”

But he held his peace, and answered nothing.

And the high priest said unto him, “I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God.”

And Jesus said, “I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, “What further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye?”

And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.

Then did they spit in his face and buffet him. And they blindfolded him and smote him with the palms of their hands, saying, “Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?"

THE DENIAL OF PETER. And as Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest; and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and saith, “Thou also wast with the Nazarene, even Jesus.”

But he denied, saying, “I neither know nor understand what thou sayest," and he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, “Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.”

Then began he to curse and to swear, “I know not the man.” And straightway the cock crew.

And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said unto him, “Before the cock crow twice thou shalt deny me thrice.”

And he went out, and wept bitterly.

"And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate, the governor.

THE REMORSE OF JUDAS.

Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood.”

But they said, “What is that to us? See thou to it.”

And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.

And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.” And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, “The field of blood,” unto this day.

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom certain of the children of Israel did price; and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."

THE TRIAL BEFORE PILATE. They lead Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Prætorium: and it was early; and they themselves entered not into the Prætorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the passover.

Pilate therefore went out unto them, and saith, “What accusation bring. ye against this man?”

They answered and said unto him, “If this man were not an evil-doer, we should not have delivered him lip unto thee.

Pilate therefore said unto them, “Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law.

The Jews said unto him, “It is not lawful for us to put any man to death”: that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should die.

And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king.”

And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then saith Pilate unto him, “Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?” And he gave him no answer, not even to one word: insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

Pilate therefore entered again into the Prætorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, “Art thou the King of the Jews?”.

Jesus answered, “Sayest thou this of thyself, or did others tell it thee concerning me?"

Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?”

Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world:

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