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of the people.

Christ's head anointed.

The passover prepared. 36 Lest coming suddenly he 9 Verily I say unto you, find you sleeping:

Wheresoever this gospel shall 37 And what I say unto you be preached throughout the I say unto all, Watch.

whole world, this also that she CHAP. XIV.

hath done shall be spoken of for Conspiracy against Christ. a memorial of her.

10 And Judas Iscariot, one of feast of the passover, and the twelve, went unto the chief of unleavened bread: and the priests, to betray him unto them. chief priests and the scribes 11 And when they heard it,

were him by craft, and put him to give him money. And he sought death.

how he might conveniently be2 But they said, Not on the tray him. feast-day, lest there be an uproar 12 And the first day of un

leavened bread, when they killed 3 And being in Bethany, in the passover, his disciples said. the house of Simon the leper, unto him, Where wilt thou that as he sat at meat, there came a we go and prepare, that thou woman having an alabaster-box mayest eat the passover? of ointment of spikenard, very

13 And he sendeth forth two precious; and she brake the box, of his disciples, and saith unto and poured it on his head. them, Go ye into the city, and

4 And there were some that there shall meet you a man had indignation within them- bearing a pitcher of water : selves, and said, Why was this follow him. waste of the ointment made?

14 And wheresoever he shall 5 For it might have been sold go in, say ye to the good man of for more than three hundred the house, The Master saith, pence, and have been given to Where is the guest-chamber, the poor.

And they murmured where I shall eat the passover against her.

with my disciples ? 6 And Jesus said, Let her 15 And he will shew you a alone; why trouble ye her? large upper room furnished and she hath wrought a good work prepared: there make ready for

on me.


with 16 And his disciples went you always, and whensoever ye forth, and came into the city, will

7 For

have the


ye may do them good: but and found as he had said unto me ye have not always. them: and they made ready the

8 She hath done what she passover. could: she is come aforehand to 17 And in the evening he anoint my body to the burying. I cometh with the twelve.


The Lord's Supper instituted.

Peter's denial foretold. 18 And as they sat and did | Shepherd, and the sheep shall eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto be scattered. you, One of you which eateth 28 But after that I am risen, with me shall betray me. I will go before you into Galilee,

19 And they began to be sor- 29 But Peter said unto him, rowful, and to say unto him one Although all shall be offended, by one, Is it I and another yet will not I. said, Is it I?

30 And Jesus saith unto him, 20 And he answered and said Verily I say unto thee, That this unto them, It is one of the day, even in this night, before twelve, that dippeth with me in the cock crow twice, thou shalt the dish.

deny me thrice. 21 The Son of man indeed 31 But he spake the more goeth, as it is written of him; vehemently, If I should die but woe to that man by whom with thee, I will not deny thee the Son of man is betrayed in any wise. Likewise also said good were it for that man if they all. he had never been born.

32 And they came to a place 22 And as they did eat, Jesus which was named Gethsemanes took bread, and blessed, and and he saith to his disciples, Sit brake it, and gave to them, ye here, while I shall pray. and said, Take, eat; this is my 33 And he taketh with him body.

Peter and James and John, and 23 And he took the cup, and began to be sore amazed, and to when he had given thanks, he be very heavy; gave it to them: and they all 34 And saith unto them, My drank of it.

soul is exceeding sorrowful unto 24 And he said unto them, death: tarry ye here, and watch. This is my blood of the new 35 And he went forward a testament, which is shed for little, and fell on the ground, many.

and prayed that, if it were 25 Verily I say unto you, 1 possible, the hour might pass will drink no more of the fruit from him. of the vine, until that day that 36 And he said, Abba, Father, I drink it new in the kingdom all things are possible unto thee; of God.

take away this cup from me: 26 And when they had sung nevertheless not what I will, an hymn, they went out into but what thou wilt. the Mount of Olives.

37 And he cometh, and 27 And Jesus saith unto findeth them sleeping, and saith them, All' ye shall be offended unto Peter, Simon, sleepest because of me this night: for thou?- couldest not thou watch it is written, I will smite the one hour?

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falsely accused, .38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye swords and with staves to take enter into temptation. The spirit me? truly is ready, but the flesh is 49 I was daily with you in weak.

the temple teaching, and ye took 39 And again he went away, me not: but the scriptures must and prayed, and spake the same be fulfilled. words.

50 And they all forsook him, 40 And when he returned, and fled. he found them asleep again: for 51. And there followed him their eyes were heavy: neither a certain young man, having a wist they what to answer him. linen cloth cast about his naked

41 And he cometh the third body; and the young men laid time, and saith unto them, Sleep hold on him: on now, and take your rest: it 52 And he left the linen cloth, is enough, the hour is come: be- and fled from them naked. hold, the Son of man is betrayed 53 And they led Jesus away into the hands of sinners. to the high priest : and with

42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he him were assembled all the chief that betrayeth me is at hand. priests and the elders and the

43 And immediately, while he scribes. yet spake, cometh Judas, one 54 And Peter followed him of the twelve, and with him a afar off, even into the palace of great multitude with swords and the high priest: and he sat with staves, from the chief priests and the servants, and warmed himself the scribes and the elders. at the fire.

44 And he that betrayed him 55 And the chief priests and had given them a token, saying, all the council sought for witWhomsoever I shall kiss, that ness against Jesus to put him to same is he: take him, and lead death; and found none. him away safely.

56 For many bare false wit45 And as soon as he was ness against him, but their come, he goeth straightway to witness agreed not together. him, and saith, Master, master; 57 And there arose certain, and kissed him.

and bare false witness against 46 And they laid their hands + him, saying, on him, and took him.

I will 47 And one of them that stood destroy this temple that is made by drew a sword, and smote a with hands, and within three servant of the high priest, and days I will build another made cut off his ear.

58 We heard him


without hands. 48 And Jesus answered and 59 But neither so did their said unto them, Are ye come witness agree together. out, as against a thief, with 60 And the high priest stood

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Peter denieth Christ. up in the midst, and asked Jesus, 70 And he denied it again. saying, Answerest thou nothing? And a little after, they that stood what is it which these witness by said again to Peter, Surely against thee?

thou art one of them: for thou 61 But he held his peace, and art a Galilean, and thy speech answered' nothing. Again the agreeth thereto. high priest asked him, and said 71 But he began to curse and unto him, Art thou the Christ, to swear, saying, I know not the Son of the Blessed ?

this man of whom ye speak. 62 And Jesus said, I am: 72 And the second time the and ye shall see the Son of man cock crew. And Peter called to sitting on the right hand of mind the word that Jesus said power,

and coming in the unto him, Before the cock clouds of heaven.

crow twice thou shalt deny me 63 Then the high priest rent thrice. And when he thought his clothes, and saith, What thereon, he wept. need we any further witnesses ?

CHAP. XV. 64 Ye have heard the blas- Christ brought before Pilate. phemy: what think ye? And

morning the chief priests guilty of death.

held a consultation with the 65 And some began to spit on elders and scribes and the whole him, and to cover his face, and council, and bound Jesus, and to buffet him, and to say unto carried him away, and delivered him, Prophesy: and the servants him to Pilate. did strike him with the palms 2 And Pilate asked him, Art of their hands.

thou the King of the Jews ? 66 1. And a3 Peter was And he answering, said unto beneath" in the palace, there him, Thou sayest it, cometh one of the maids of 3 And the chief priests acthe high priest:

cused him of many things; but 67 And when she saw Peter he answered nothing. warming himself, she looked 4 And Pilate asked him again, upon him, and said, And thou saying, Answerest thou nothing? also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. behold how many things they

68 But he denied, saying, witness against thee. I know not, neither understand 5 But Jesus yet answered noI what thou sayest. And he thing; so that Pilate marvelled., went out into the porch; and 6 Now at that feast he released the cock crew.

unto them one prisoner, whom69 And a maid saw him again, soever they desired. and began to say to them that 7 And there was one, named stood by, This is one of them. Barabbas, which lay bound with


for envy.

Barabbus released.

Christ is crucified. them that had made insur- | the head with a reed, and did rection with him, who had spit upon him, and, bowing committed murder in the in- their knees, worshipped him. surrection.

20 And when they had 8 And the multitude, crying mocked him, they took off the aloud, began to desire him to do purple from him, and put his as he had ever done unto them. own clothes on him, and led

9 But Pilate answered them, him out to crucify him. saying, Will ye that I release 21 And they compel one unto you the King of the Jews? Simon a Cyrenian, who passed

10 For he knew that the by, coming out of the country, chief priests had delivered him the father of Alexander and

Rufus, to bear his cross. 11 But the chief priests moved 22 And they bring him unto the people, that he should rather the place Golgotha, which is, release Barabbas unto them. being interpreted, The place of

12 And Pilate answered and a-scull. said again unto them, What will 23 And they gave him to drink ye then that I shall do unto wine mingled with myrrh: but him whom ye call the King of he received it not. the Jews?

24 And when they had 13 And they cried out again, crucified him, they parted his Crucify him.

garments, casting lots upon 14 Then Pilate said unto them, what every man should them, Why, what evil hath he take. done? And they cried out the 25 And it was the third hour; more exceedingly, Crucify him. and they crucified him.

15 And so Pilate, willing to 26 And the superscription of content the people, released his accusation was written over, Barabbas unto them, and de- THE KING OF THE livered Jesus, when he had JEWS. scourged him, to be crucified. 27 And with him they crucify

16 And the soldiers led him two thieves; the one on his away into the hall called Preto- right hand, and the other on rium; and they call together the his left. whole band.

28 And the scripture was ful17 And they clothed him with filled, which saith, And he was purple, and platted a crown of numbered with the transgressors. thorns, and put it about his 29 And they that passed by head;

railed on him, wagging their 18 And began to salute him, heads, and saying, Ah, thou that Hail, King of the Jews! destroyest the temple, and build

19 And they smote him on est it in three days,

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