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but alas for that man by whom and he said to his disciples, the Son of man is delivered up! “Sit ye here, while I shall good were it for that man if he pray.” 33 And he took with were not born."

him Peter, and James, and 22 And as they were eating, John, and began to be greatly Jesus, taking a loaf, and blessing amazed, and depressed with God, he brake, and gave it to anguish. 34 And he saith to them, and said, “ Take; this is them, My soul is very sormy body." 23 And taking [the] rowful, even unto death: reсир, ,

he gave thanks, and gave main here, and watch.” it to them: and all drank of it. 35 And going a little for24 And he said to them, “ This ward, he threw himself on the is my blood of the [new] cove-ground, and prayed, that, if it nant, which is shed for many. were possible, the hour might 25 Verily I tell you, that I shall pass away from him. 36 And drink no more of the produce he said, “ Abba, (Father,) all of the vine, till that day, when things are possible to thee; I drink it anew in the kingdom take away this cup from me : of God."

yet not what I will, but what 26 And having recited a thou wilt." 37 And he returnhymn, they went out to the ed and found them sleeping, the mount of Olives.

and said to Peter, “ Simon, 27 And Jesus said to them, sleepest thou ? couldst thou not 16 Ye will all be offended [on watch one hour? 38 Watch ye, account of me this night :] for and pray; that ye be not overit is written, “I will smite the come by temptation. The spirit shepherd, and the sheep will indeed is willing; but the flesh be scattered abroad.' 28 But is weak.' after I am risen, I will


be 39 And again going away, he fore

you into Galilee.” 29 Then prayed, using the same words. Peter said to him,

him, “Even 40 Andon returning, he [again though all others should be of- found them sleeping; for their fended, yet will not l.” 30 eyes were heavy; and they And Jesus said to him, “ Verily knew not what to answer him. I tell thee, that to-day, even on 41 And he

the third this very night, before the cock time, and said to them, “Do crow twice, thou wilt disown ye sleep on now, and take your me thrice."

31 But he spake rest ? It is enough: the hour (still the more] vehemently, “ If is come: behold, the Son of I must die with thee, I will in man is delivered up into the no wise disown thee.” In like hands of sinners. 42 Arise, let manner also, said they all. us go; behold, he who deliver.

32 And they came to a place eth me up is drawing near.” which was named Gethsemané; 43 And immediately, while

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* See note on Matt. xxvi. 24.

he was yet speaking, appeared witness against Jesus to put Judas, (who was] one of the him to death; and found it not. twelve, and with him a great 56 For many bare false witness multitude, with swords and against him, but their testimoclubs, from the chief-priests, nies were not sufficient. and the scribes, and the elders. 57 And some rose up, and 44 Now the traitor had given bare false witness against him, them a token, saying, " Whom- saying, 58 We heard him soever I shall kiss, that is he: say, I will destroy this temple seize him, and lead him away which is made with hands, and safely.” 45 He was no sooner within three days I will build come, than accosting Jesus, he another, made without hands." said “ Master, [Master,]” and 59 But neither was their testikissed him. 46 Then they laid mony sufficient. 60 Then the their hands on him, and seized high-priest rose up in the midst, him. 47 And one of those who and asked Jesus, saying, “Anstood by drew a sword, and swerest thou nothing? what is struck a servant of the high- it which these witness against priest,

and cut off his ear. thee?” 61 But he kept silence, 48 Then Jesus spake, and and answered nothing. Again, said to them, “ Are ye come ihe high-priest interrogating out as against a robber, with him, said, “ Art thou the Christ, swords and clubs, to take me ? the son of the Blessed One ?" 49 I was daily with you in the 62 And Jesus said, “ I am : and temple teaching, and ye did ye will see the Son of man sitnot arrest me: but hereby the ting on the right hand of power, scriptures are fulfilled.” 50 Then and coming in the clouds of desérting him, they all fled. 51 heaven.' Now a certain youth followed 63 Then the high-priest rent him, having only a linen cloth his clothes, and said, • What cast about his naked body ; and further need have we of wit[the young men] seized himn. 52 nesses ? 64 Ye have heard the And he left the linen cloth, and blasphemy: what is your opified (from them) naked. nion ?" And they all pronounc

53 And they led Jesus away, ed him worthy of death. 65 to the high-priest; and all the Then some began to spit on chief-priests, and the elders, him, and to cover his face, and and the scribes, came together buffet him, and to say to him, at his house, 54 And Peter fol- “ Prophesy :" and the officers lowed him at a distance, even beat him with the palms of into the palace of the high- their hands. priest : and was sitting, 10 66 NOW Peter being in the gether with the officers, and palace below, one of the maidwarming himself, at the fire. servants of the high-priest 55 And the chief-priests, and came ; 67 and seeing Peter the whole sanhedrim, sought warming himself, she looked


on him, and said, “ Thou also his custom to release to them a wast with Jesus of Nazareth.” prisoner, whomsoever they de68 But he denied it, saying, “I sired. 7 And there was a man, know not, nor understand what named Barabbas, who lay bound thou sayest.” And he went out with those that had made insurinto the porch ; and the cock rection with him, men who had

committed murder in the insur69 And the maid seeing him rection. 8 And with clamour again, she began to say to those the multitude began to demand who stood by, “ This is one of that he would do as he had althem.”

70 And he denied it ways done for them. again. And after a little time, 9 Then Pilate answered those who stood by, again said them, saying, “ Will ye that I to Peter, “ Surely thou art one release to you the king of the of them : for thou art also a Jews ?" 10 (For he knew that Galilean, [and thy speech show- through envy the, chief-priests eth it."] 71 But he began to had delivered him up.) 11 But curse and to swear, that he the chief-priests stirred up the knew not this man of whom people to ask, that he would rathey spake. 72 And a second ther release Barabbas to them. time the cock crew. Then Pe. 12 And Pilate speaking again, ter recollected the words which said to them, “What will ye Jesus said to him, “ Before the then that I should do to him cock crow twice, thou wilt deny whom ye call the king of the me thrice."

And reflecting Jews ?" 13 And they cried out thereon, he wept.

again, “ Crucify him.” Ch. XV. 1 AND immediate 14 T'hen Pilate said to them, ly, in the morning, the chief- “ But what evil hath he done ?" priests and the elders, and And they cried out exceedingscribes, and the whole sanhe- ly, “ Crucify him.” 15 So Pi. drim, after consulting together, late, willing to content the peobound Jesus, and took him ple, released Barabbas to them; away, and delivered him up to and, having scourged Jesus, he Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, delivered him up to be cruci"Art thou the king of the fied. Jews ?" And he answering, said 16 And the soldiers led him to him, “ Thou sayest it.3 away into the hall, called PræAnd the chief-priests accused torium; and they called togehim of many things. 4 Then ther the whole band : 17 and Pilate asked him again, saying, they clothed him with purple, “ Answerest thou nothing? see and platted a crown of thorns, how many things they witness and put it about his head : 18 against thee." 5 But Jesus no and they began to salute him, longer answered any thing: so “ Hail, king of the Jews.” 19 that Pilate was surprized. And they struck him on the

6 Now at that festival, it was head with a reed, and spat on


him, and, bowing their knees, I believe." And those who were did him obeisance. 20 And crucified with him reproached having derided him, they strip- him. ped him of the purple, and put 33 And the sixth hour being [his own] clothes on him; and come, there was darkness over led him out to crucify him. the whole land, till the ninth

21 And they constrained one hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Simon, a Cyrenian, (the father Jesus cried with a loud voice, of Alexander and Rufus,) who saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sapassed by, coming from the bachthani ?" which is, being country, to bear his cross. 22 interpreted, My God, My God, And they brought him to a place wherefore hast thou forsaken called Golgotha; which is, being me ? 35 And some of those who interpreted, A place of sculls. stood by, hearing it, said, “ Be23 And they gave him to drink, hold he calleth for Elijah." 36 wine mingled with myrrh : but And one ran, and filled a sponge he received it not.

with vinegar, and put it on a 24 And having crucified him, reed, and gave him to drink, they parted among them his saying, “ Forbear; let us see garments; casting lots for them, whether Elijah will come what every man should take. take him down." 25 And it was the third hour, 37 Then Jesus, sending forth when they crucified him. 26 a loud cry, expired. And the inscription of his ac 38 And the veil of the temple cusation was written over; The was rent in two, from the top to KING OF THE Jews. 27 And the bottom. 39 And the centuwith him they crucified two rion, who stood by over against robbers; one on his right hand, him, observing that he thus and another on his left. 28 (And cried out, and expired, said, the scripture was fulfilled, which Truly this man was the son saith, "And he was numbered of a god." among transgressors."]

40 And there were also wo29 And those who passed by men, beholding at a distance ; reviled him, shaking their among whom were Mary Magheads, and saying, “ Ah, thou dalene, and Mary the mother that destroyest the temple, and of James the younger, and of buildest it in three days, 30 save Joses, and Salomé; 41 (now thyself, and come down from these, when he was in Galilee, the cross." 31 In like manner followed him also, and minisalso, the chief-priests, and the tered unto him ;) and many scribes, amongst themselves,de- other women, who came up riding him, said, “He saved with him to Jerusalem. others; himself he cannot save. 42 AND evening being now 32 Let the Christ, the king of come, (because it was the day Israel, come down now from of preparation, that is, the day the cross, that we may see and before the sabbath,) 43 Joseph

of Arimathea, a senator of rank, 6 And he said to them, “ Be and who also, himself, expected not terrified : ye seek Jesus of the reign of God, came, and Nazareth, who was crucified : courageously went in to Pilate, he is risen; he is not here ; see and asked for the body of Jesus. the place where they laid him. 44 And Pilate wondered that 7 But go, tell his disciples, and he was already dead : and he Peter, that he will go before called to him the centurion, you into Galilee: there ye shall and asked him whether he had see him, as he said to you.” 8 been dead any time.

And they went out, and fled 45 And being informed by from the tomb ; for trembling the centurion, he gave the body and consternation had seized to Joseph : 46 who bought linen, them; but said nothing to any and took him down, and wrap- one; for they were afraid. ped him in the linen, and laid 9 [NOW Jesus having ahim in a tomb which had been risen early on the first day of hewn out of a rock, and rolled the week, appeared first to a stone to the entrance of the Mary Magdalene, out of whom tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene, he had cast seven demons. 10 She and Mary the mother of Joses, went and told those that had been beheld where he was laid. with him, as they mourned and

CH. XVI. 1 AND the sab- wept. 11 But hearing that he bath being past, Mary Magda- was alive, and had been seen by lene, and Mary the mother of her, they did not believe it. James, and Salomé, bought

12 And after that, he appear. sweet spices, that they might ed in another form, unto two of go and embalm him.

them, as they were walking, and 2 And very early in the going into the country, 13 But morning of the first day of the on their returning and telling week, they came to the tomb at it to the rest : neither did they the rising of the sun. 3 And believe them. they said amongst themselves, 14 Afterwards he appeared to “Who shall roll away the stone the eleven themselves, as they for us, from the entrance of the were eating, and upbraided them tomb?" 4 (For it was very

with their incredulity and obstilarge.) But looking, they saw nacy, because they believed not that the stone was rolled away.

those who had seen him, after he 5 And they entered into the was risen. tomb, and saw a young man sit

15 And he said to them, Go ting on the right side, clothed ye into all the world, and proclaim in a white robe; and they were the good tidings to the whole terrified.

creation. 16 He who believeth,

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Many copies omit the twelve last verses of this chapter; probably, as Jerom says, because they were thought to be irreconcileable with the other accounts of our Lord's" resurrection,

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