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Questions. What parable commences this ther do ye premeditate; but whatsa chapter?

ever shall be given you in that hour, What opinion did the Sadducees hold? v. that speak ye; for it is not ye that What are the first and second command- speak, but the Holy Ghost.

12 Now, the brother shall betray the Who was commended for her liberality ? brother to death, and the father the

son; and children shall rise up against CHAP, XIII.

their parents, and shall cause them to

be put to death. 1 The destruction of the temple. 9 Persecutions for the Gospel. 10 The for my name's sake ; but he that shall

13 And ye shall be hated of all men Gospel must be preached to all na- endure unto the end, the same shall tions. 14 Great calamities to the be saved. Jews. 18 The Sadducees confuted. 14 | But when ye shall see the 35 A difficulty proposed to the scribes. abomination of desolation, spoken of

AND as he went out of the temple, by Daniel the prophet, standing where one of his disciples saith unto him, it ought not, (set him that readeth unMaster, see what manner of stones, derstand,) then let them that be in and what buildings, are here! Judea flee to the mountains:

2 And Jesus answering, said unto 15 And let him that is on the househim, Seest thou these great buildings ? top not go down into the house, neithere shall not be left one stone upon ther enter therein, to take any thing another, that shall not be thrown out of his house : down.

16 And let him that is in the field 3 And as he sat upon the mount of not turn back again for to take up his Olives, over against the temple, Peter, garment. and James, and John, and Andrew, 17 But wo to them that are with asked him privately,

child, and to them that give suck, in 4 Tell us, when shall these things those days! be ? and what shall be the sign when 18 And pray ye that your flight be all these things shall be fulfilled ? not in the winter.

5 And Jesus answering them, began 19 For in those days3 shall be afflicto say, Take heed, lest any man de- tion, such as was not from the begin

ning of the creation which God cre6. For many shall come in my name, ated, unto this time, neither shall be. saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive 20' And except that the Lord had many:

shortened those days, no flesh should 7. And when ye shall hear of wars, be saved; but for the elect's4 sake, and rumours of wars, be ye not trou-whom he hath chosen, he hath shortbled; for such things must needs be; ened the days. but the end shall not be yet.

21 And then, if any man shall say to 8 For nation shall rise against na- you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is tion, and kingdom against kingdom; there; believe him not: and there shall be earthquakes in di- 22 For false christs and false provers places, and there shall be famines phets shall rise, and shall shew signs and troubles : these are the begin- and wonders, to seduce, if it were posnings of sorrows.

sible, even the elect. 999 But take heed to yourselves; 23 But take ye heed ; behold I have for they shall deliver you up to coun- foretold you all things. cils; and in the synagogues ye shall 24 11 But in those days, after that be beaten; and ye shall be brought tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, before rulers and kings for my sake, and the moon shall not give her light, for a testimony against them.?

25 And the stars of heaven shall 10 And the Gospel must first be fall, and the powers that are in heaven published among all nations.

shall be shaken; 11 But when they shall lead you, 26 And then shall they see the Son and deliver you up, take no thought of man coming in the clouds, with beforehand what ye shall speak, nei- great power and glory.

27 And then shall he send his an1 But the end, i. e. the final destruction of gels, and shall gather together his the temple, and the dispersion of the Jews by elect from the four winds, from the the Romans shall not be yet.

2 For a testimony, &c. That you may bear witness to them of the truth and reality of my 3. Those days, &c. when Jerusalem should religion by vindicating and supporting it even be destroyed. at the risk of your lives.

4 Elect, sincere Christians.

ceive you:

uttermost part of the earth to the ut-l. 3 | And being in Beth'any, in the termost part of heaven.

house of Simon the leper, as he sat at 28 Now, learn a parable of the fig- meat, there came a woman having an tree; When her branch is yet tender, alabaster-box of ointment of spikenard, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that very precious; and she brake the box, summer is near:

and poured it on his head. 29 So ye, in like manner, when ye 4 And there were some that had inshall see these things come to pass, dignation within themselves, and said, know that it is nigh, even at the Why was this waste of the ointment doors.

made? 30 Verily I say unto you, That this 5 For it might have been sold for generation shall not pass till all these more than three hundred pence, and things be done.

have been given to the poor. And 31 Heaven and earth shall pass they murroured against her. away ; but my words shall not pass 6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; away.

why trouble ye her? she hath wrought 32 | But of that day and that hour a good work on me. knoweth no man, no, not the angels 7 For ye have the poor with you which are in heaven, neither the Šon, always, and whensoever ye will ye but the Father.

may do them good; but me ye have, 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray; not always. for ye know not when the time is. 8 She hath done what she could ;

34 For the Son of man is as a man she is come aforehand to anoint my taking a far journey, who left his body to the burying. house, and gave authority to his ser- 9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresovants, and to every man his work, and ever this Gospel shall be preached commanded the porter to watch. throughout the whole world, this also

35 Watch ye, therefore ; (for ye that she hath done shall be spoken of, know not when the master of the for a memorial of her. house cometh; at even, or at mid- 10 | Ani Judas Iscariot, one of the night, or at the cock-crowing, or in twelve, went unto the chief priests, to the morning :)

betray him unto them. 36 Lest, coming suddenly, he find 11 And when they heard it they you sleeping

were glad, and promised to give him 37 And what I say unto you, I say money. And he sought how he might unto all, Watch.

conveniently betray him. Questions. What is prophesied of Jerusa

12 ! And the first day of unleavenlem! v. 2d.

ed bread, when they killed the passoWhy should we continually watch over our ver, his disciples said unto him, Where intentions and conduct? v. 35.

wilt thou that we go and prepare, that What time was signified by the cock-crow- thou mayest eat the passover ? ing?

13 And he sendeth forth two of his

disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye CHAP. XIV.

into the city, and there shall meet you 1 Conspiracy against Christ; 3 a wo- a man bearing a pitcher of water; folman poureth ointment on his head; low him. 12 Júdas selleth, 43 and betrayeth 14 And whereşoever he shall go in, him; 66 Peter thrice denieth him. say ye to the good man of the house,

AFTER two days was the feast of The Master saith, Where is the guestthe passover, and of unleavened chamber, where I shall eat the passobread; and the chief priests and the ver with my disciples ? scribes sought how they might take

15 And he will shew you a large him by craft, and put him to death. upper room furnished and prepared ;

2 But they said, Not on the feast- there make ready for us. day, lest there bé an uproar of the

16 And his disciples went forth, and people.

came into the city, and found as le

had said unto them; and they made 5 This generation shall not pass, i. e. Men ready the passover. now living shall not die, till all these things, 17 And in the evening he cometh. concerning the destruction of Jerusalem and with the twelve. the preaching of the Gospel, be accomplished. And it is said, John did live to see all fulfilled.

18 And as they sat, and did eat, JeS Even, evening

sus said, Verily I say unto you, One 7 Cock-crowing, three in the morning.

of you which eateth with me shall 1 Passover. See Matt. xxvi. 2. or Exodus betray me. xii. ll to 14.

19 And they began to be sorrowful,

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and to say unto him one by one, Is it 36 And he said, Abba, Father, all I? And another said, Is it I? things are possible unto thee; take

20 And he answered, and said unto away this cup from me; nevertheless them, It is one of the twelve that not what I will, but what thou wilt. dippeth with me in the dish.

37 And he cometh, and findeth them 21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, it is written of him; but wo to that sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch man by whom the Son of man is be- one hour? trayed! good were it for that man if 38 Watch ye, and pray, lest ye enho had never been born.

ter into temptation; the spirit truly is 22 ! And as they did eat, Jesus ready, but the flesh is weak. took bread, and blessed, and brake it, 39° And again he went away, and and save to them, and said, Take, eat; prayed, and spake the same words. this is my body.

40 And when he returned he found 23 And he took the cup, and when them asleep again ; (for their eyes he had given thanks, he gave it to were heavy ;) neither wist? they what them, and they all drank of it. to answer him.

24 And he said unto them, This is 41 And he cometh the third time, my blood of the new testainent, which and saith unto them, Sleep on now, is shed for many.

and take your rest? It is enough, the 25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink hour is come ; behold, the Son of man no more of the fruit of the vine, until is betrayed into the hands of sinners. that day that I drink it new in the 42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that kingdom of God.

betrayeth me is at hand. 28 [ And when they had sung an 43° And immediately, while he hymn they went out into the mount yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the of Olives.

twelve, and with him a great multi27 And Jesus saith unto them, All tude with swords and staves from the ye shall be offended because of me chief priests, and the scribes, and the this night; for it is written, I will elders. smite the Shepherd, and the sheep 44 And he that betrayed him had shall be scattered.

given them a token, saying, Whomso28 But after that I am risen I will ever I shall kiss, that same is he; take go before you into Galilee.

him, and lead him away safely. 29 But Peter said unto him, Al- 45 And as soon as he was come he though all shall be offended, yet will goeth straightway to him, and saith, not I.

Master, Master; and kissed him. 30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily 46 And they laid their hands on I say unto thee, That this day, even him, and took him, in this night, before the cock crow 47 And one of them that stood by twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. drew a sword, and smote a servant of

31 But he spake the more vehe- the high priest, and cut off his ear. mently, If I should die with thee, I 48 Ănd Jesus answered, and said will not deny thee in any wise. Like- unto them, Are ye come out as against wise also said they all.

a thief, with swords and with staves, 32 | And they came to a place to také me? which was named Gethsemane; and 49 I was daily with you in the temhe saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, ple teaching, and ye took me not ; but while I shall pray.

the scriptures must be fulfilled. 33 And he taketh with him Peter, 50 And they all forsook him, and and James, and John, and began to be fled. sore amazed, and to be very heavy: 51 And there followed him a certain

34 And saith unto them, My soul is young man, having a linen cloth cast exceeding sorrowful, unto death; tar- about his naked body; and the young ry ye here, and watch.

men laid hold on him. 35 And he went forward a little, and 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if fled from them naked. it were possible, the hour might pass 53 | And they led Jesus away to from him.4

5 Abba, that is, Father, or Almighty Fa? For it is written, in Zechariah xiii. 7. 3 Sore amazed, seized with grief and an- 6 The spirit, &c. I know your heart is singuish.

cere, but your resolution, through bodily infir 4. The hour (of his suffering and death) mity, is weak. might not come upon him.

7 Wist they, knew they


the high priest; and with him were 71 But he began to curse and to assembled all the chief priests, and swear, saying, I know not this man of the elders, and the scribes.

whom ye speak. 54 And Peter followed him afar off 72 And the second time the cock even into the palace of the high crew. And Peter called to mind the priest; and he sat with the servants, word that Jesus said unto him, Before and warmed himself at the fire. the cock crow twice thou shalt deny

55 And the chief priests and all the me thrice. And when he thought council, sought for witness against thereon he wept. Jesus to put him to death; and found

Questions. What was the passover desigunone;

ed to commemorate? 56 For many bare false witness

What did Jesus say of the man who should against him; but their witness agreed betray him ? not together.

What sacrament is doscribed in this chap57 And there arose certain, and bare ter? false witness against him, saying,

What was done after the institution of the

Lord's Supper? 58 We heard him say, I will destroy

By what token did Judas betray his Master ? this temple that is made with hands, Who denied his Master? and within three days I will build another made without hands.

CHAP. XV. 59 But neither so did their witness agree together.

1 Jesus brought bound and accused 60 And the high priest stood up in

before Pilate, 15 is delivered to be the midst, and asked Jesus, saying,

crucified ; 11 he is crowned with Answerest thou nothing? what is it thorns, 27 hanged between two which these witness against thee? thieves, 43 and is honourably bu61 But he held his peace, and an

ried. swered nothingAgain the high priest AND straightway in the morning asked him, and said unto him, Art the chief priests held a consultation thou the Christ, the Son of the Bless- with the elders and scribes, and the ed?

whole council, and bound Jesus, and 62 And Jesus said, I am; and ye carried him away, and delivered him shall see the Son of man sitting on the to Pilate. right hand of power, and coming in 2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the clouds of heaven.

the king of the Jews? And he an63 Then the high priest rent his swering, said unto him, Thou sayest clothes, and saith, What need we any it.2 further witnesses ?

3 And the chief priests accused him 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy; of many things; but he answered nowhat think ye? And they all con- thing. demned him to be guilty of death. 4 And Pilate asked him again, say

65 And some began to spit on him, ing, Answerest thou nothing? Behold and to cover his face, and to buffet how many things they witness against him, and to say unto him, Prophesy; thee. and the servants did strike him with

5 But Jesus yet answered nothing, the palms of their hands.

so that Pilate marvelled. 66 T And as Peter was beneath in

6 Now at that feast he released unto the palace, there cometh one of the them one prisoner, whomsoever they maids of the high priest ;.

desired. 67 And when she saw Peter warm

7 And there was one named Barab'. ing himself she looked upon him, and bas, which lay bound with them that said, And thou also wast with Jesus had made insurrection with him, who of Nazareth.

had comınitted murder in the insur68 But he denied, saying, I know rection. not, neither understand I what thou

8 And the multitude, crying aloud, sayest. And he went out into the began to desire him to do as he had porch; and the cock crew.

ever done unto them. 69 And a maid saw him again, and 9 But Pilate answered them, saying, began to say to them that stood by, Will ge that I release unto you the This is one of them.

King of the Jews ? 70 And he denied it again. And a little after they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of

1 Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea.

2 Thou sayest it, i. e. in asking that questhem; for thou art a Galilean, and tion, thou sayest or pronouncest what I am, thy speech agreeth thereto.

the king of the Jews.


fy him.

10 For he knew that the chief priests which saith, And he was numbered had delivered him for envy.

with the transgressors. 11 But the chief priests moved the 29. And they that passed by railed people, that he should rather release on him, wagging their heads, and sayBarab'bas unto them.

ing, Ah, thou that destroyest the tem12 And Pilate answered, and said ple, and buildest it in three days, again unto them, What will ye then 30 Save thyself, and come down that I shall do unto him whom ye call from the cross. the King of the Jews?

31 Likewise also the chief priests, 13 And they cried out again, Cruci- mocking, said among themselves, with

the scribes, He saved others; himself 14 Then Pilate said unto them, he cannot save. Why? what evil hath he done? And 32 Let Christ the King of Israel they cried out the more exceedingly, descend now from the cross, that we Crucify him.

may see and believe. And they that 15 | And so Pilate, willing to con- were crucified with him reviled him. tent the people, released Barabbas 33 | And when the sixth hour? was unto them, and delivered Jesus, when come, there was darkness over the he had scourged him, to be crucified. whole land until the ninth hour.8

16 And the soldiers led him away 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried into the hall called Preto'rium ; and with a loud voice, saying, Elo'i, Elo'i, they call together the whole band. la'ma sabachtha'ni ? which is, being

17 And they clothed him with pur- interpreted, My God, my God, why ple, and platted a crown of thorns, hast thou forsaken me? and put it about his head,

35 And some of them that stood by 18 And began to salute him, Hail, when they heard it, said, Behold, he, King of the Jews!

calleth Elias. 19 And they smote him on the head 36 And one ran and filled a spunge with a reed, and did spit upon him, full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and, bowing their knees, worshipped and gave him to drink, saying, Let him.

alone ; let us see whether Elias will 20 And when they had mocked him come to take him down. they took off the purple from him and 37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, put his own clothes on him, and led and gave up the ghost. him out to crucify him.

38 And the vail of the temple was 21 And they compel one Simon a rent in twain from the top to the botCyre'nián, 4 who passed by, coming out tom.10 of the country, the father of Alexan- 39 | And when the centurion, der and Rufus, to bear his cross. which stood over against him, saw

22 And they bring him unto the that he so cried out, and gave up the place Golgotha, which is, being inter- ghost, he said, Truly this man was preted, The place of a scull.

the Son of God. 23 And they gave him to drink wine 40 There were also women looking mingled with myrrh; but he received on afar off; among whom was Mary it not.

Magdale'ne, and Mary the mother of 24 And when they had crucified James the less, and of Jo'ses and Sahim they parted his garments, casting lo'me; lots upon them, what every man should 41 (Who also, when he was in Ga. take.

lilee, followed him, and ministered 25 And it was the third hour ;5 and unto him ;) and many other women they crucified him.

which came up with him unto Jerusa- I 26 And the superscription of his lem. accusation was written over,6 THE 42 si And now, when the even was KING OF THE JEWS.

come, (because it was the prep ion, 27 And with him they crucify, two that is, the day before the Sabbath,)is thieves; the one on his right hand 43 Joseph of Arimathe'a, an hoand the other on his left.

nourable counsellor, which also waited 28. And the scripture was fulfilled,

7 Siath hour, twelve at noon.

8 Ninth hour, three in the afternoon. 3 Purple. See Matt. xxvii. 28.

9 Reed, a cano or rod. 4. Cyre'nian. Cyre'ne was a country of 10 Vail, &c. See Matt. xxvii. 51. Africa, at some distance west of Egypt. 11 Centurion, a Roman commander of one 5 The third hour, nine in the morning.

hundred men. 6 The superscription of his accusation, &c. 12 The preparation was Friday. The SabSee Matt. xxvii. 37.

bath was our Saturday.


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