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where I shall eat the passover with my difciples ()? 15 And he will "Thew you a large upper room fur16 nished and prepared : there make ready for us. And

his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and

found as he had faid unto them: and they made 17 ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh 18 with the twelve. And as they fat, and did cat,

Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, one of you which 19 eateth with me, shall betray me.


And they began to be forrowful, and to say unto him one by one, 20 Is it I ? and another faid, Ís it I? And he answers

ed and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that 21 dippeth with me in the dish, The Son of man in

deed goeth, as it is written of himn : but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed: good were it for that man if he had never been born.

And as they did eat, Jefus took bread, and bles

sed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, 23 eat: this is my body (g). And he took the cup,

and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: 24 and they all drank of it. And he said unto them,

This is my blood of the new testament, which is 25 fhed for many. Verily I fay unto you, I will drink

no-more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that

I drink it new in the (b) kingdom of God. 26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went 27 out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus faith unto

them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, () See Matt. xxvi. 17.

(8) The Jews, in like manner, after the pafchal supper distributed bread, and said, This is the bread of affliction which our fathers did eat in the land of Egypt; without thinking that it was the very individual bread which was eaten in a country so far off, and for many ages before. See Matt. xxvi. 26.

(h) I shall not have an opportunity of drinking wine again, until the gospel is established by my resurrection. See Matt. xxvi. 29. Note. And then it will be applied to a new purpose, as the memorial of my blood.


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28 and the sheep shall be scattered. But after that I 29 am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. But

Peter said unto him, although all shall be offended, 30 yet will not I. And Jesus faith unto him, Verily

I say unto thee, that this day, even in this night, be

fore the cock crow (i) twice, thou shalt deny me 31 thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, if I

should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any 32 wise. Likewise also said they all. And they came

to a place which was named Gethsemane : and he

faith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. 33

And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and

John, and began to be fore amazed, and to be very 34 heavy, And faith unto them, My soul is exceeding

sorrowful unto death : tarry ye here and watch. 35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground,

and prayed, that if it were possible the hour might 36 pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, All

things are poffible unto thee; take away this cup

from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what 37 thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them fleep

ing, and faith unto Peter, Simon, fleepest thou ? 38 couldst thou not watch one hour? Watch ye and

pray, left ye enter into (k) temptation : the spirit 39 truly is ready, but the Aesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the fame

And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy) neither (1) 4.1 will they what to answer him. And he cometh the

third time, and faith unto them (m), Sleep on now, (i) St. Mark says twice, because he wrote his gospel particularly for the use of the christian converts at Rome; the people there reckoning two cock-crowings, viz. the first at midnight, and the oiher at three in the morning : but the Jews reckoned only by the batter.

(h) See Matt. xxvi. 41.
(1) Neither knew they what reply to make.
(m) See Mati. xxvi. 45, Luke xxii. 46.


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and take your reft : it is enough, the hour is come; : behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the 42 hands of finners. Rise

up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. 43

And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh: Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great

multitude with fwords and staves, from the chief 44 priests, and the scribes, and the clders. And he that:

betrayed him bad given them a token, saying,

Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take 45 him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he

was come, he goeth straightway to him, and faith, Master, Master; and killed him.

And they laid their hands on him, and took him. 47 And one of them that stood by, drew a sword, and

fmote a servant of the high-priest, and cut off his 48 ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are

ye come out as against a thief with swords and with 49 ftaves, to take me? I was daily with you in the

temple, teaching, and ye took me not: but the 50 scriptures must be fulfilled. And they all forsook 51 him, and fled. And there followed him a certain

young man, having a linen cloth cast about his 52 body; and the young men laid hold on him. And

he left the linen cloth, and Aed from them (n) naked.. 53 And they led Jefus away to the high-priest: and

with him were assembled all the chief priests, and 54 the elders, and the scribes. And Peter followed hiin:

afar off, even into the palace of the high-priest :

and he fat. with the fervants, and warmed himself 55 at the fire.

And the chief priests, and all the council, fought for witness against Jefus to put him to 6 56. death; and found 'none. For many bare false wit

ness againit him, but their witness agreed not toge(n) This circumstance to have been recorded, to friew the consternation of our Lord's disciples; the young man choosing to. quit his only covering, in cold weather, rather than be detained by thofe officers.

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57 ther). And there arose certain, and bare false wito 58 ness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will

destroy this temple that is made with () hands, and.

within three days I will build another made without 59 hands. But neither so did their witness agree toge-. 60 ther. And the high-priest stood up in the midst,

and asked Jesus, saying, Answereft thou nothing? 61 what is it which these witness against thee? But.

he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again

the high-priest asked him, and said unto him, Art 62 thou the Chrift, the Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus.

said, I am: and ye shall see the (7) Son of man fit

ting on the right hand of power, and coming in the 63 clouds of heaven. Then the high-priest rent his

clothes, and faith, What need we any further wit.. 64 nefles ? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think

ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of 65 death. And some began to spit on him, and to

cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto. him, Prophely: and the servants did strike him

with the palms of their hands. 66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there.

cometh one of the (r) maids of the high-prieft. 67 And when she saw Peter warming himfelf, she

looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with 68 Jcfus of Nazareth But he denied, faying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayeft

. And 69 he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. And

a maid saw him again, and began to say to them 70 that stood by, This is one of them (s). And he de

nied it again. And a little after, they that stood by

(0) They did not agree in the facts they charged bim with, but contradicted each other in the evidence.

(P) See Matt. xxvii. 40.
(9) See Matt. xxvi. 64.
(r; See Matt. xxvi. 69.

(s) This was said by the maid, and dire@ly charged upon him by. Come of the company.

faid again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them :'for

thou art a Galilean, and thy specch agreeth thereto, 71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know 72 not this man of whom ye speak. And the second

time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus faid unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And where he thought thereon, he wept.

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ND straightway in the morning the chief priests.

held a consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and car2 ried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And

Pilate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews ?

And he answering said unto him, Thou (a) sayest it. 3

And the chief priests accused him of many things: 4 but he anfivered nothing. And Pilate asked him

again, saying, Answerest thou nothing ? behold: 5 how many things they witness against thee. But

Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvel

led. 6 Now at that feaft he released unto them one 7 prisoner, whomsoever they defired (b). And there was

one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them

that had made insurrection with him, who had 8 committed murder in the infurrection. And the

multitude crying aloud, began to desire him to do 9 as he had ever done unto them. But Pilate answered

them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you Io the king of the Jews ? (For he knew that the 11 chief priests had delivered hiin for envy.) But the

chief priests moved the people, that he should 12 rather release Barabbas unto them. And. Pilate

(a) It is as thou hast said. Matt. xxvi. 25; 64.
(6) He usually released one prisoner at their request.

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