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Christ checketh ambition.


His agony in the garden. The kings of the Gentiles 35 And he said unto them, exercise lordship over them ; When I sent you without and they that exercise authority purse, and scrip, and shoes, upon them are called Bene- lacked ye any thing? And factors.

they said, Nothing. 26 But ye shall not be so: 36 Then said he unto them, but he that is greatest among But now, he that hath a

purse, you, let him be as the younger; let him take it, and likewise his and he that is chief, as he that scrip: and he that hath no doth serve.

sword, let him sell his garment 27 For whether is greater, and buy one. he that sitteth at meat, or he 37 For I say unto you, that serveth? is not he that That this that is written must sitteth at meat ? but I am yet be accomplished in me, among you as he that serveth. And he was reckoned among

28 Ye are they which have the transgressors : for the things continued with me in

me in my concerning me have an end. temptations :

38 And they said, Lord, be29 And I appoint unto you hold, here are two swords. And a kingdom, as my Father hath he said unto them, It is enough. appointed unto me;

39 And he came out, 30 That ye may eat and and went, as he was wont, to drink at my table in my the mount of Olives; and his kingdom, and sit on thrones, disciples also followed him. judging the twelve tribes of 40 And when he was at the Israel.

place, he said unto them, Pray 31 And the Lord said, that ye. enter not into tempSimon, Simon, behold, Satan tation. hath desired to have you, that 41 And he was withdrawn he may sift you as wheat : from them about a stone's cast, : 32 But I have prayed for and kneeled down, and prayed, thee, that thy faith fail not: 42 Saying, Father, if thou and when thou art converted, be willing, remove this cup strengthen thy brethren. from me: nevertheless not my

33 And he said unto him, will, but thine, be done. Lord, I am ready to go with 43 And there appeared an thee, both into prison and to angel unto him from heaven, death.

strengthening him. 34 And he said, I tell thee, 44 And being in an agony, Peter, the cock shall not crow he prayed more earnestly: and this day before that thou shalt, his sweat was as it were great thrice deny that thou knowest drops of blood falling down to

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Judas betrayeth Christ :

Peter denieth him. 45 And when he rose up 55 And when they had from prayer, and was come to kindled a fire in the midst of his disciples, he found them the hall, and were set down sleeping for sorrow,

together, Peter sat down among 46 And said unto them, them. Why sleep ye? rise and pray, 56 But a certain maid beheld lest ye enter into temptation. him as he sat by the fire, and

47 And while he yet spake, earnestly looked upon him, and behold a multitude, and he said, This man was also with that was called Judas, one of him. the twelve, went before them, 57 And he denied him, and drew near unto Jesus to saying, Woman, I know him kiss him.

not. 48 But Jesus said unto him, 58 And after a little while Judas, betrayest thou the Son another saw him, and said, of man with a kiss?

Thou art also of them. And 49 When they which were Peter said, Man, I am not. about him saw what would 59 And about the space of follow, they said unto him, one hour after, another confiLord, shall we smite with the dently affirmed, saying, Of sword?

a truth this fellow also was 50 And one of them smote with him ; for he is a Gathe servant of the high priest, lilean. and cut off his right ear. 60 And Peter said, Man,

51 And Jesus auswered and I know not what thou sayest. said, Suffer ye thus far. And And immediately, while he yet he touched his ear, and healed spake, the cock crew. him.

61" And the Lord turned, 52 Then Jesus said unto the and looked upon Peter. And chief priests, and captains of Peter remembered the word of the temple, and the elders, the Lord, how he had said unto which were come to him, Be him, Before the cock crow, ye come out, as against a thief, thou shalt deny me thrice. with swords and staves ?

62 And Peter went out, and 53 When I was daily with wept bitterly. you in the temple ye stretched 63 | And the men that forth no hands against me : but held Jesus mocked him, and this is your hour, and the smote him. power of darkness.

64 And when they had 54 Then took they “him, blindfolded him; they struck and led him, and brought him him on the face, and asked into the high priest's house. him, saying, Prophesy, who is And Peter followed afar off. fit that smote thee?

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Christ brought before Pilate, LUKE,

who sends him to Herod. 65 And many other things 5 And they were the more blasphemously spake' they fierce, saying, He stirreth up

the people, teaching through66 9 And as soon as it was out all Jewry, beginning from day, the elders of the people Galilee to this place. and the chief priests and the 6 When Pilate heard of scribes came together, and led Galilee, he asked whether the him into their council, saying, man were a Galilean.

67 Art thou the Christ? tell 7 And as soon as he knew us. And he said unto them, If that he belonged unto Herod's I tell

you, ye will not believe : jurisdiction, he sent him to 68 And if I also ask you, Herod, who himself also was ye will not answer me, nor let at Jerusalem at that time.

8 And when Herod saw 69. Hereafter shall the Son Jesus, he was exceeding glad : of man sit on the right hand of for he was desirous to see him the power of God.

of a long season, because he 70 Then said they all, Art had heard many things of him: thou then the Son of God? and he hoped to have seen And he said unto them,. Ye some miracle done by him. say that I am.

9 Then he questioned with 71. And they said, What him in many words ; but he need we any further witness ? answered him nothing. for we ourselves have heard of 10 And the chief priests and his own mouth.

scribes stood and vehemently CHAP. XXIII.

accused him. Herod mocketh Christ.

11 And Herod with his ND the whole multitude men of war set him at nought,

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him unto Pilate.

him in a gorgeous robe, and 2 And they began to accuse sent him again to Pilate. him, saying, We found this 12 And the same day Pilate fellow perverting the nation, and Herod were made friends and forbidding to give tribute together : for before they were to Cesar, saying that he him at enmity between themselves. self is Christ a King.

13 And Pilate, when he had 3 And Pilate asked him, called together the chief priests saying; Art thou the King of and the rulers and the people, the Jews? And he answered 14 Said unto them, Ye have him, and said, Thou sayest it. brought this man unto me as

4 Then said Pilate to the one that perverteth the people ; chief priests and to the people, and, behold, I, having exaI find no fault in this man. mined him before you, have

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Christ crucified. found no fault in this man, 26 9 And as they led him touching those things whereof away, they laid hold upon one ye accuse him :

Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out 15 No, nor yet Herod : for of the country, and on him I sent you to him: and, lo, they laid the cross, that he nothing worthy of death is might bear it after Jesus. done unto him.

27 And there followed him 16 I will therefore chastise a great company of people, and him, and release him.

of women, which also bewailed 17 (For of necessity he must and lamented him. release one unto them at the 28 But Jesus turning unto feast.)

them, said, Daughters of Jeru18 And they cried out all at salem, weep not for me, but once, saying, Away with this weep for yourselves, and for man, and release unto us Ba- your children. rabbas :

29 For, behold, the days are 19 (Who for a certain sedi- coming, in the which they tion made in the city, and for shall say, Blessed are the barmurder, was cast into prison.) ren, and the wombs that never

20 Pilate therefore, willing bare, and the paps which never to release Jesus, spake again to gave suck. them.

30 Then shall they begin to 21 But they cried, saying, say to the mountains, Fall on Crucify him, crucify him. us; and to the hills, Cover us.

22 And he said unto them 31 For if they do these the third time, Why, what evil things in a green tree, what hath he done? I have found shall be done in the dry? no cause of death in him : I 32 And there were also two will therefore chastise him, and others, malefactors, led with

him to be put to death, 23 And they were instant 33 | And when they were with loud voices, requiring that come to the place which is he might be crucified. And called Calvary, there they cruthe voices of them and of the cified him, and the malefactors; chief priests prevailed.

one on the right hand, and 24 And Pilate gave sentence the other on the left. that it should be as they re- 34 Then said Jesus, Father, quired.

forgive them ; for they know 25 And he released unto not what they do. And they them him that for sedition and parted his raiment, and cast lots. murder was cast into prison, 35 And the people stood be whom they had desired; but holding. And the rulers also he delivered Jesus to their will. with them derided him, saying,

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Christ's death,

and burial: He saved others ; let him save mend my spirit; and having himself, if he be Christ, the said thus, he gave up the chosen of God.

ghost. 36 And the soldiers also 47 Now when the centurion mocked him, coming to him, saw what was done, he glorified and offering him vinegar, God, saying, Certainly this was

37 And saying, If thou be a righteous man. the King of the Jews, -save 48 And all the people that thyself.

came together to that sight, 38 And a superscription also beholding the things which was written over him, in letters were done, smote their breasts, of Greek, and Latin, and He- and returned. brew, THIS IS THE KING 49 And all his acquaintance, OF THE JEWS.

and the women that followed 39 And one of the male- him from Galilee, stood afar factors " which were hanged off, beholding these things. railed on him, saying, If thou 50 And, behold, there be Christ, save thyself and us. man named Joseph,

40 But the other answering, a counsellor; and he was a rebuked him, saying, Dost not good man, and a just : thou fear God, seeing thou art 51 (The same had not conin the same condemnation ? sented to the counsel and deed

41 And we indeed justly; of them :) he was of Arimafor we receive the due reward thea, a city of the Jews; who of our deeds : but this man also himself waited for the hath done nothing amiss. kingdom of God.

42 And he said unto Jesus, 52 This man went unto Lord, remember me when thou Pilate, and begged the body of comest into thy kingdom.

Jesus. 43 And Jesus said unto 53 And he took it down, him, Verily I say unto thee, and wrapped it in linen, and To-day shalt thou be with me laid it in a sepulchre that was in paradise.

hewn in stone, wherein never 44 And it was about the man before was laid. sixth hour, and there was dark- 54 And that day was the ness over all the earth until the preparation, and the sabbath ninth hour.

45 And the sun was dark- 55 And the women also, ened, and the veil of the temple which came with him from was rent in the midst.

Galilee, followed after, and be46 And when Jesus had held the sepulchre, and how cried with a loud voice, he said, his body was laid. Father, into thy hands I com- 56 And they returned, and

drew on.

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