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Christ's agony.

Lord's Supper instituted. sorrowful, and began every one 32 But after I am risen again, of them to say unto him, Lord, I will go before you into Galilee. is it I?

33 Peter answered and said 23 And he answered and said, unto him, Though all men shall He that dippeth his hand with be offended because of thee, yet me in the dish, the same shall will I never be offended. betray me.

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily 24 The Son of man goeth, I say unto thee, That this night, as it is written of him: but woe before the cock crow, thou shalt unto that man by whom the Son deny me thrice. of man is betrayed! it had been 35 Peter said unto him, good for that man if he had not Though I should die with thee, been born.

yet will I not deny thee. Like25 Then Judas, which be- wise also said all the disciples. trayed him, answered and said, 36 Then cometh Jesus with Master, is it I? He said unto them unto a place called Gethsahim, Thou hast said.

mane, and saith unto the dis26 And, as they were eating, ciples, Sit ye here, while I go Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and pray yonder. and brake it, and gave it to the 37 And he took with him disciples, and said, Take, eat; Peter, and the two sons of Zethis is my body.

bedee, and began to be sorrowful 27 And he took the cup, and and very heavy. gave thanks, and gave it to them, 38 Then saith he unto them, saying, Drink ye all of it: My soul is exceeding sorrowful,

28 For this is my blood of even unto death: tarry ye here, the new testament, which is and watch with me. shed for many for the remission 39 And he went a little further, of sins.

and fell on his face, and prayed, 29 But I say unto you, I will saying, O my Father, if it be not drink henceforth of this possible, let this cup pass from fruit of the vine, until that day me: nevertheless, not as I will, when I drink it new with you but as thou wilt. in my Father's kingdom.

40 And he cometh unto 30 And when they had sung the disciples, and findeth them an hymn, they went out into asleep, and saith unto Peter, the Mount of Olives.

What! could ye not watch with 31 Then saith Jesus unto

me one hour? them, All ye shall be offended 41 Watch and pray, that ye because of me this night: for enter not into temptation: The it is written, I will smite the spirit indeed is willing, but the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flesh is weak. flock shall be soattered abroad. 42 He went away again the


Christ betrayed,

and examined second time, and prayed, saying, Put up again thy sword into his 0

my Father, if this cup may place: for all they that take the not pass away from me, except sword shall perish with the sword. I drink it, thy will be done. 53 Thinkest thou that I can

43 And he came and found not now pray to my Father, and them asleep again: for their he shall presently give me more eyes were heavy.

than twelve legions of angels? 44 And he left them, and 54. But how then shall the went away again, and prayed scriptures be fulfilled, that thus the third time, saying the same it must be? words.

55 In that same hour said 45 Then cometh he to his Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye disciples, and saith unto them, come out, as against a thief, with Sleep on now, and take your swords and staves for to take me? rest: behold, the hour is at I sat daily with you teaching in hand, and the Son of man is be- the temple, and ye laid no hold trayed into the hands of sinners. on me.

46 Rise, let us be going: be- 56 But all this was done, that hold, he is at hand that doth the scriptures of the prophets betray me.

might be fulfilled. Then all the 47 And while he yet spake, disciples forsook him, and fled. lo, Judas, one of the twelve, 57 And they that had laid came, and with him a great mul- hold on Jesus led him away to titude with swords and staves, Caiaphas the high priest, where from the chief priests and elders the scribes and the elders were of the people.

assembled. 48 Now he that betrayed him 58 But Peter followed him gave them a sign,saying, Whom- afar off, unto the high priest's soever I shall kiss, that same is Palace, and went in, and sat with he: hold him fast.

the servants to see the end. 49 And.forthwith he came to 59 Now the chief priests and Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; elders, and all the council, sought and kissed him.

false witness against Jesus, to 50 And Jesus said unto him, put him to death; Friend, wherefore art thou come?

60 But found none: yea, Then came they and laid hands though many false witnesses on Jesus, and took him.

came, yet found they none. 51 And, behold, one of them At the last came two false witwhich were with Jésus stretched nesses, out his hand, and drew his sword, 61 And said, This fellow and struck a servant of the high said, I am able to destroy the priest, and smote off his ear. temple of God, and to build it

52 Then said Jesus unto him, in three days.


before the high priest.

Peter denieth Christ. 62 And the high priest arose, | them that were there, This feland said unto him, Answerest low was also with Jesus of thou nothing? what is it which Nazareth. these witness against thee? 72 And again he denied with

63 But Jesus held his peace. an oath, I do not know the And the high priest answered man. and said unto him, I adjure 73 And after a while came thee, by, the living God, that unto him they that stood by, thou tell us whether thou be the and said to Peter, Surely thou Christ, the Son of God. also art one of them; for thy

64 Jesus saith unto him, speech bewrayeth thee. Thou hast said: nevertheless 74 Then began he to curse I say unto you, Hereafter shall and to swear, saying, I know ye see the Son of man sitting not the man. And immediately on the right hand of power, the cock crew. and coming in the clouds of 75 And Peter remembered heaven.

the words of Jesus, which said 65 Then the high priest rent unto him, Before the cock crow his clothes, saying, He hath thou shalt deny me thrice. And spoken blasphemy; what further he went out, and wept bitterly. need have we of witnesses ? be

CHAP. XXVII. hold, now ye have heard his Christ delivered to Pilate, blasphemy.

HEN the morning was 66 What think ye? They


come, all the chief priests answered and said, He is guilty and elders of the people took of death.

counsel against Jesus to put him 67 Then did they spit in his to death. face, and buffeted him; and 2 And when they had bound others smote him with the him, they led him away, and palms of their hands,

delivered him to Pontius Pilate 68 Saying, Prophesy unto the governor. us, thou Christ, who is he that 3 Then Judas, which had smote thee?

betrayed him, when he saw that 69 I Now Peter sat without he was condemned, repented in the palace: and a damsel came himself, and brought again the unto him, saying, Thou also thirty pieces of silver to the chief wast with Jesus of Galilee. priests and elders,

70 But he denied before them 4 Saying, I have sinned in all, saying, I know not what that I have betrayed the inno

cent blood. And they said, 71 And when he was gone What is that to us? see thou to out into the porch, another that. maid saw him, and said unto 5 And he cast down the

thou sayest.



Judas hangeth himself.

Barabbas released. pieces of silver in the temple, notable prisoner, called Baand departed, and went and rabbas. hanged himself.

17 Therefore, when they 6 And the chief priests took were gathered together, Pilate the silver pieces, and said, It is said unto them, Whom will ye not lawful for to put them into that I release, unto you? Barabthe treasury, because it is the bas, or Jesus which is called price of blood.

Christ? 7 And they took counsel, and 18 For he knew that for bought with them the potter's envy they had delivered him. field, to bury strangers in.

19 When he was set down 8 Wherefore that field was on the judgement-seat, his wife called, The field of blood, unto sent unto him,

sent unto him, saying, Have this day.

thou nothing to do with that 9 Then was fulfilled that just man; for I have suffered which was spoken by Jeremy many things this day in the prophet, saying, And they dream because of him. took the thirty pieces of silver, 20 But the chief priests and the price of him that was valu- elders persuaded the multitude ed, whom they of the children that they should ask Barabbas, of Israel did value;

and destroy Jesus. 10 And gave them for the

them for the 21 The governor answered potter's field, as the Lord ap- and said unto them, Whether pointed me.

of the twain will ye that I re11 | And Jesus stood before lease unto you?' They said, the governor: and the governor Barabbas. asked him, saying, Art thou the 22 Pilate saith unto them, King of the Jews? And Jesus What shall I do then with said unto him, Thou sayest. Jesus, which is called Christ?

12 And when he was accused | They all said unto him, Let him of the chief priests and elders, be crucified. he answered nothing.

23 And the governor said, 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Why? what evil hath he done? Hearest thou not how many But they cried out the more, things they witness against thee? saying, Let him be crucified.

14 And he answered him to 24 When Pilate saw that he never a word ; insomuch that could prevail nothing, but that the governor marvelled greatly. rather à tumult was made, he

15 Now at that feast the go-took water, and washed his vernor was wont to release unto hands before the multitude, saythe people a prisoner, whom ing, I am innocent of the blood they would

of this just person: see ye to it. 16 And they had then a 25 Then answered all the

Christ is condemned, scourged, CHAP. XXVII.

and crucified. people, and said, His blood be which was spoken by the proon us, and on our children. phet, They parted my gar

26 Then released he Barab- ments among them, and upon bas unto them: and when he my vesture did they cast lots. had scourged Jesus, he delivered 36. And sitting down, they him to be crucified.

watched him there; 27 Then the soldiers of the

37 And set up over his head governor took Jesus into the his accusation written, THIS common hall, and gathered IS JESUS THE KING OF unto him the whole band of THE JEWS. soldiers.

38 Then were there two 28 And they stripped him, thieves crucified with him; one and put on him a scarlet robe. on the right hand, and another

29 And when they had plat- on the left. ted a crown of thorns, they put 39 And they that passed it upon his head, and a reed by reviled him, wagging their in his right hand: and they heads, bowed the knee before him, and 46 And saying, Thou that mocked him, saying, Hail, King destroyest the temple, and of the Jews!

buildest it in three days, save 30. And they spit upon him, thyself. If thou be the Son of and took the reed, and smote God, come down from the cross. him on the head.

41 Likewise also the chief 31 And after that they had priests mocking him, with the mocked him, they took the scribes and elders, said, robe off from him, and put his 42 He saved others, himself own raiment on him, and led he cannot save. If he be the him away to crucify him. King of Israel, let him now

32 And as they came out, come down from the cross, and they found a man of Cyrene, we will believe him. Simon by name: him they 43 He trusted in God; let compelled to bear his cross. him deliver him now, if he will

33 And when they were have him: for he said, I am the come unto a place called Gol- Son of God. gotha, that is to say, A place 44 The thieves also, which of a scull,

were crucified with him, cast 34 They gave him vinegar the same in his teeth. to drink mingled with gall: and 45 Now from the sixth hour when he had tasted thereof, he there was darkness over all the would not drink.

land unto the ninth hour. 35 And they crucified him, 46 And about the ninth hour and parted his garments, casting Jesus cried with a loud voice, lots; that it might be fulfilled saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabach

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