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them, All ye shall be offended 42 He went away again the because of me this night: for it second time, and prayed, saying, is written, I will smite the Shep- O my Father, if this cup may herd, and the sheep of the flock not pass away from me, except shall be scattered abroad. I drink it, thy will be done.

32 But after I am risen again, 43 And he came and found I will go before you into Gali- them asleep again : for their lee.

eyes were heavy. 33 Peter answered and said 44 And he left them, and unto him, Though all men shall went away again, and prayed be offended because of thee, yet the third time, saying the same will I never be offended. words.

34 Jesus said unto him, Veri- 45 Then cometh he to his ly, I say unto thee, That this disciples, and saith unto them, night, before the cock crow, Sleep on now, and take your thou shalt deny me thrice. rest: behold, the hour is at

35 Peter said unto him, hand, and the Son of man is beThough I should die with thee, trayed into the hands of sinners. yet will not I deny thee. Like

46 Rise, let us be going : bewise also said all the disciples. hold, he is at hand that doth

36 I Then cometh Jesus with betray me. them unto a place called Geth- 47 [ And while he yet spake, semane, and saith unto the dis- lo, Judas, one of the twelve, ciples, Sit ye here, while I go came, and with him a great muland pray yonder.

titude with swords and staves, 37 And he took with him from the chief priests and elders Peter and the two sons of Zeb- of the people. edee, and began to be sorrowful 48 Now he thạt betrayed and very heavy.

him, gave them a sign, saying, 38 Then saith he unto them, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that My soul is exceeding sorrowful, same is he; hold him fast. even unto death : tarry ye here, 49 And forthwith he came to and watch with me.

Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; 39 And he went a little fur- and kissed him. ther, and fell on his face, and 50 And Jesus said unto him, prayed, saying, O my Father, if Friend, wherefore art thou it be possible, let this cup pass come?' Then came they and from me: nevertheless, not as I laid hands on Jesus, and took will, but as thou wilt.

him. 40 And he cometh unto the 51 And behold, one of them disciples, and findeth them which were with Jesus stretchasleep, and saith unto Peter, ed out his hand, and drew his What! could ye not watch with sword, and struck a servant of me one hour ?

the high priest, and smote off his 41 Watch and pray, that ye ear. enter not into temptation : the 52 Then said Jesus unto him, spirit indeed is willing, but the Put up again thy sword into his flesh is weak.

place: for all they that take the

sword, shall perish with the thee by the living God, that sword.

thou tell us whether thou be the 53 Thinkest thou that I can-Christ, the Son of God. not now pray to my Father, and 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou he shall presently give me more hast said : nevertheless I say than twelve legions of angels ? unto you, Hereafter shall ye

54 But how then shall the see the Son of man sitting on scriptures be fulfilled, that thus the right hand of power, and it must be ?

coming in the clouds of heaven. 55 In that same hour said 65 Then the high priest rent Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye his clothes, saying, He hath come out, as against a thief, with spoken blasphemy; what furswords and staves for to take ther need have we of witnesses ? me? I sat daily with you teach- behold, now ye have heard his ing in the temple, and ye laid no blasphemy. hold on me.

66 What think ye? They 56 But all this was done, that answered and said, He is guilty the scriptures of the prophets of death. might be fulfilled. Then all the 67 Then did they spit in his disciples forsook him, and fled. face, and buffetted him; and

57 1 And they that had laid others smote him with the palms hold on Jesus, led him away to of their hands, Caiaphas the high priest, where 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, the scribes and the elders were thou Christ, who is he that assembled.

smote thee? 58 But Peter followed him 69 I Now Peter sat without afar off, unto the high priest's in the palace: and a damsel palace, and went in, and sat with came unto him, saying, Thou the servants to see the end. also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

59 Now the chief priests and 70 But he denied before them elders, and all the council, sought all, saying, I know not what false witness against Jesus, to thou sayest. put him to death;

71 And when he was gone 60 But found none :

none : yea, out into the porch, another maid though many false witnesses saw him, and said unto them came, yet found they none. At that were there, This fellow was the last came two false witnesses, also with Jesus of Nazareth.

61 And said, This fellonu said, 72 And again he denied with I am able to destroy the temple an oath, I do not know the man. of God, and to build it in three 73 And after a while came days.

unto him they that stood by, and 62 And the high priest arose, said to Peter, Surely thou also and said unto him, Answerest art one of them; for thy speech thou nothing? what is it which bewrayeth thee. these witness against thee? 74 Then began he to curse

63 But Jesus held his peace. and to swear, saying, I know And the high priest answered not the man.

And immediateand said unto him, I adjure ly the cock crew.


75 And Peter remembered took the thirty pieces of silver, the words of Jesus, which said the price of him that was valued, unto him, Before the cock crow whom they of the children of thou shalt deny me thrice. And Israel did value; he went out and wept bitterly. 10 And gave them for the

CHAP. XXVII. potter's field, as the Lord ap1 Christ delivered bound to Pilate...3 Judas pointed me.

hangeth himself....27 Christ is mocked, 33 11 | And Jesus stood before crucified, 39 and reviled....51 The tonishing events which attended his

the governor : and the governor death, &c.

asked him, saying, Art thou the WHE

THEN the morning was King of the Jews! And Jesus

come, all the chief priests said unto him, Thou sayest. and elders of the people took

12 And when he was accused counsel against Jesus to put him of the chief priests and elders, to death.

he answered nothing. 2 And when they had bound 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, they led him away, and him, Hearest thou not how delivered him to Pontius Pilate many things they witness against the governor.

thee? 3 1 Then Judas, which had 14 And he answered him to betrayed him, when he saw that never a word; insomuch that he was condemned, repented the governor marvelled greatly. himself, and brought again the 15 1 Now at that feast the gothirty pieces of silver to the chief vernor was wont to release unto priests and elders,

the people a prisoner, whom they 4 Saying, I have sinned in would. that I have betrayed the inno- 16 And they had then a nocent blood. And they said, table prisoner, called Barabbas. What is that to us! see thou to 17* Therefore, when they that.

were gathered together, Pilate 5 And he cast down the said unto them, Whom will ye pieces of silver in the temple, that I release unto you? Baraband departed, and went and bas, or Jesus, which is called hanged hiinself.

Christ! 6. And the chief priests took 18 (For he knew that for enthe silver pieces, and said, It is vy they had delivered him.) not lawful for to put them into the 19 1 When he was set down treasury, because it is the price on the judgment seat, his wife of blood.

sent unto him, saying, Have 7 And they took counsel and thou nothing to do with that bought with them the potter's just man: for I have suffered field, to bury strangers in. many things this day in a dream,

8 Wherefore that field was because of him. called, The field of blood, unto 20 But the chief priests and this day.

elders persuaded the multitude 9 Then was fulfilled that that they should ask Barabbas, which was spoken by Jeremy and destroy Jesus. the prophet, saying, And they 21 The governor answered 7


and said unto them, Whether 32 And as they came out, of the twain will ye that I re- they found a man of Cyrene, lease unto you? They said, Simon by name : him they com Barabbas.

pelled to bear his cross. 22 Pilate saith unto them, 33 And when they were come What shall I do then with Jesus unto a place called Golgotha, which is called Christ? They that is to say, A place of a scull, all say unto him, Let him be 34 They gave him vinegar to crucified.

drink mingled with gall: and 23 And the governor said, when he had tasted thereof, he Why? what evil hath he done ? would not drink. But they cried out the more,

35 And they crucified him, saying, Let him be crucified. and parted his garments, casting

24 1 When Pilate saw that lots: that it might be fulfilled he could prevail nothing, but which was spoken by the prophthat rather a tumult was made, et ; They parted my garments he took water and washed his among them, and upon my veshands before the multitude, say- ture did they cast lots. ing, I am innocent of the blood 36 And sitting down, they of this just person : see ye to it. watched him there :

25 Then answered all the 37 And set up over his head people, and said, His blood be his accusation written, THIS on us, and on our children. IS JESUS THE KING OF

26 1 Then released he Barab- THE JEWS. bas unto them: and when he 38 Then were there two had scourged Jesus, he deliver-thieves crucified with him: one ed him to be crucified.

on the right hand, and another 27 Then the soldiers of the on the left. governor took Jesus into the 39 1 And they that passed common hall, and gathered unto by reviled him wagging their him the whole band of soldiers. heads,

28 And they stripped him, 40 And saying, Thou that deand put on him a scarlet robe.stroyest the temple, and build

29 1 And when they had est it in three days, save thyself. platted a crown of thorns, they If thou be the Son of God, come put it upon his head, and a reed down from the cross. in his right hand : and they 41 Likewise also the chief bowed the knee before him, and priests mocking him, with the mocked him, saying, Hail, King scribes and elders, said, of the Jews !

42 He saved others; himself 30 And they spit upon him, he cannot save. If he be the and took the reed, and smote King of Israel, let him now him on the head.

come down from the cross, and 31 And after that they had we will believe him. mocked him, they took the robe 43 He trusted in God; let off from him, and put his own him deliver him now if he will raiment on him, and led him have him : for he said, I am the away to crucify him.

Son of God.

44 The thieves also, which 56 Among which was Mary were crucified with him, cast Magdalene, and Mary the mothe same in his teeth.

ther of James and Joses, and 45 Now, from the sixth hour the mother of Zebedee's chilthere was darkness over all the dren. land until the ninth hour.

57 I When the even was 46 And about the ninth hour come, there came a rich man of Jesus cried with a loud voice, Arimathea, named Joseph, who saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabach- also himself was Jesus' discithani ? that is to say, My God, my ple: God, why hast thou forsaken me? 58 He went to Pilate, and

-47 Some of them that stood begged the body of Jesus. Then there, when they heard that, Pilate commanded the body to said, This man calleth for Elias. be delivered.

48 And straightway one of 59 And when Joseph had them ran, and took a sponge, taken the body, he wrapped it and filled it with vinegar, and in a clean linen cloth, put it on a reed, and gave him 60 And laid it in his own to drink.

new tomb, which he had hewn 49 The rest said, Let be, let out in the rock: and he rolled a us see whether Elias will come great stone to the door of the to save him.

sepulchre, and departed. 50 1 Jesus, when he had cried 61 And there was Mary Magagain with a loud voice, yield-dalene, and the other Mary, sited up the ghost.

ting over against the sepul51 And behold, the vail of chre. the temple was rent in twain 62 1 Now, the next day that from the top to the bottom: and followed the day of the prepara the earth did quake, and the tion, the chief priests and Phari

. rocks rent ;

sees came together unto Pilate, 52 And the graves were open

63 Saying, Sir, we remember ed, and many bodies of saints that that deceiver said, while he which slept, arose,

was yet alive, After three days I 53 And came out of the graves will rise again. after his resurrection, and went 64 Command therefore that into the holy city, and appeared the sepulchre be made sure until unto many.

the third day, lest his disciples 54 Now, when the centurion, come by night, and steal him and they that were with him away, and say unto the people, watching Jesus, saw the earth- He is risen from the dead : so quake, and those things that the last error shall be worse than were done, they feared greatly, the first. saying, Truly this was the Son 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye of God.

have a watch: go your way, 55 And many women were make it as sure as ye can. there (beholding afar off) which 66 So they went, and made followed Jesus from Galilee, the sepulchre sure, sealing the ministering unto him:

stone, and setting a watch.

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