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A woman anoints

Christ's head. 6 Now when Jesus was 16 And from that time he in Bethany, in the house of sought opportunity to betray Simon the leper,

him. There came unto him a 17 I Now, the first day of woman having an alabaster- the feast of unleavened bread, e box of very precious ointment, the disciples came to Jesus, and poured it on his head as saying unto him, Where wilt he sat at meat.

thou that we prepare for thee 8 But when his disciples to eat the passover ? saw it they had indignation, 18 And he said, Go into the saying, To what purpose is city to such a man, and say this waste ?

unto him, The Master saith, 9 For this ointment might My time is at hand; I will have been sold for much, and keep the passover at thy house given to the poor.

with my disciples. 10 When Jesus understood 19 And the disciples did as it he said unto them, Why Jesus had appointed them; and trouble ye the woman? for she they made ready the passover. hath wrought a good work up- 20 Now, when the even f on me.

was come, he sat down with 11 For ye have the poor al. the twelve. ways with you; but me ye21 And as they did eat he have not always. .

said, Verily I say unto you, 12 For in that she hath That one of you shall betray poured this ointment on my me. body, she did it for my burial. 22 And they were exceed

13 Verily I say unto you, ing sorrowful, and began every Wheresoever this Gospel shall one of them to say unto him, be preached in the whole world, Lord, is it IP there shall also this, that this 23 And he answered and woman hath done, be told for said, He that dippeth his hand a memorial of her.

with me in the dish, the same 14 I Then one of the twelve, shall betray me. called Judas Iscariot, went un. The feast of unleavened bread was to the chief priests, .

an appendage to the Passover, or it 15 And said unto them, was a feast, which in connexion was What will ye give me, and I immediately to succeed it. It conwill deliver him unto you? tinued seven days, during which no And they covenanted c with leavened or fermented bread was to be

end of mil. eaten, to commemorate the Hebrews'

basty departure from Egypt, before ver. d

their dough could be leavened. See c Covenanted, agreed.

Exod. xii. and xxiii. Lev. xxiii. 6. d a piece of silver, about 50 cents; 14. Num. ix. 9-14. & xxviii, 17,25. so that our Saviour was betrayed for of Even, evening. about 15 dollars.

The Lord's Supper. S. Matthew. Christ prayeth

24 The Son of man goeth, 33 Peter answered, and said as it is written of him; but unto him, Though all men wo unto that man by whom shall be offended because of the Son of man is betrayed! thee, yet will I never be offendit had been good for that man ed. if he had not been born.

34 Jesus said unto him, Ve25 Then Judas, which be- rily I say unto thee, That this trayed him, answered and said, night, before the cock crow, Master, is it I? He said unto thou shalt deny me thrice. him, Thou hast said. ☺

35 Peter said unto him, 26 | And, as they were Though I should die with thee, eating, Jesus took bread, and yet will I not deny thee. Likeblessed it, and brake it, and wise also said all the disciples. gave it to the disciples, and 36 | Then cometh Jesus said, Take, eat; this is my with them unto a place called body.

Gethsemane, and saith unto 27 And he took the cup, and the disciples, Sit ye here, while gave thanks, and gave it to I go and pray yonder. them, saying, Drink ye all of 37 And he took with him it:h

Peter and the two sons of Ze28 For this is my blood of bedee, and began to be sorrowthe new testament, which is ful, and very heavy. shed for many for the remission 38 Then saith he unto them, of sins.

My soul is exceeding sorrow29 But I say unto yon, I ful, even unto death; tarry ye will not drink henceforth of this here, and watch with me. fruit of the vine, until that day 39 And he went a little farwhen I drink it new with you ther, and fell on his face, and in my Father's kingdom. prayed, saying, O my Father,

30° And when they had sung if it be possible, let this cup i an hymn they went out into pass from me; nevertheless, the mount of Olives.

not as I will, but as thou wilt. 31 Then saith Jesus unto 40 And hé cometh unto the them, All ye shall be offended disciples, and findeth them abecause of me this night; for sleep, and saith unto Peter, it is written, I will smite the What! could ye not watch Shepherd, and the sheep of the with me one hour? flock shall be scattered abroad. 41 Watch and pray, that ye

32 But after I am risen a- enter not into temptation; the gain I will go before you into Galilee.

i Let this cup pass from me. Take & Thou hast said, which means, It is this cup of bitterness away from me;

6 Drink ye all of it ; All ye, drink that is, my excruciating sufferings on of it.

the cross, which now await me.

Christ betrayed and Chap. xxvi. brought before Caiaphas. spirit indeed is willing, but the which were with Jesus stretchflesh is weak.

ed out his hand, and drew his 42 He went away again the sword, and struck a servant of second time, and prayed, say- the high priest, and smote off ing, O my Father, if this cup his ear. may not pass away from me, 52 Then said Jesus unto except I drink it, thy will be him, Put up again thy sword done.

into his place; for all they 43 And he came and found that take the sword shall pethem asleep again; for their rish with the sword. eyes were heavy.

53 Thinkest thou that I 44 And he left them, and cannot now pray to my Father, went away again, and prayed and he shall presently give me the third time, saying the same more than twelve legions of words.

angels ? 45 Then cometh he to his · 54 But how then shall the disciples, and saith unto them, scriptures be fulfilled, that Sleep on now, and take your thus it must be ? rest; behold, the hour is at 55 In that same hour said hand, and the Son of man is Jesus to the multitudes, Are betrayed into the hands of sin. ve come out, as against a pers.

thief, with swords and staves 46 Rise, let us be going; for to take me? I sat daily behold, he is at hand that doth with you teaching in the tembetray me.

ple, and ye laid no hold on me. 47 And while he yet spake, 56 But all this was done, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, that the scriptures of the procame, and with him a great phets might be fulfilled. Then multitude with swords and all the disciples forsook him, staves from the chief priests and fled. and elders of the people. . 57 9 And they that had laid

48 Now, he that betrayed hold on Jesus led him away to him gave them a sign, saying, Caiaphas the high priest, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that where the scribes and the elsame is he; hold him fast. ders were assembled.

49 And forthwith he came 58 But Peter followed him to Jesus, and said, Hail, Mas- afar off unto the high priest's ter; and kissed him.

palace, and went in, and sat 50 And Jesus said unto with the servants to see the him, Friend, wherefore art end. thou come? Then came they59 Now, the chief priests and laid hands on Jesus, and

; Legion. A Roman legion contook him.

sisted of about 6000 men; sometimes 51 And behold one of them more, sometimes less."

Christ falsely accused S. Matthew. and denied of Peter. and elders, and all the coun- 66 What think ye? They cil,sought false witness against answered and said, He is guilty Jesus, to put him to death of death.

60 But found none; yea, 67 Then did they spit in though many false witnesses his face, and buffeited him; came, yet found they none. At and others smote him with the the last came two false wit- palms of their hands, nesses,

68 Saying, Prophesy unto 61. And said, This fellow us, thou Christ; Who is he said, I am able to destroy the that smote thee temple of God, and to build it 69 Now Peter sat within three days.

out in the palace; and a dam62 And the high priest sel came unto him saying, arose, and said unto him, An- Thou also wast with Jesus of swerest thou nothing ? What Galilee. is it which these witness a 70 But he denied before gainst thee ?

them all, saying, I know not 63 But Jesus held his peace. what thou sayest: And the high priest answered 571 And when he was gone and said unto him, I adjure out into the porch, another thee by the living God, that maid saw him, and said unto thou tell us whether thou be them that were there. This the Christ, the Son of God. fellow was also with Jesus of - 64 Jesus saith unto him, Nazareth. Thou hast said; k neverthe- 72 And again he denied less, I say unto you, Hereafter with an oath, I do not know shall ye see the Son of man the man, sitting on the right hand of 73 And after a while came power, and coming in the unto him they that stood by, clouds of heaven.

and said to Peter, surely thou 65 Then the high priest also art one of them; for thy rent his clothes, I saying, He speech bewrayeth thee. hath spoken blasphemy; what 74 Then began ke to curse further need have we of wit- and to swear, saying, I know nesses ? behold, now ye have not the man. And immedi. heard his blasphemy.

ately the cock crew.

75 And Peter remembered & Thou bast said ; that is, What the words of Jesus, which said I am, thou hast said; I am the Christ, unto him, Before the cock the Son of God.

crow thou shalt deny me 1 Rending or tearing the clothes implies great grief, horror, or indigna

thrice. And he went out, and tion; the high priest however was wept bitterly. expressly forbidden to rend his clothes. Lev. xxi. 10.

Judas hangeth himself. Chap. xxvi. Barabbas released.

CHAP. XXVII. 9 (Then was fulfilled that 1 Christ delivered to Pilate. which was spoken by Jeremy

5 Judas hangeth himself. the prophet, saying, And they 35 Christ is crucified. took the thirty pieces of silver,

WHEN the morning was the price of him that was vacome, all the chief priests and lued, whom they of the childelders of the people took coun- ren of Israel did value, sel against Jesus to put him 10 And gave them for the to death.

potter's field, as the Lord ap2 And when they had bound pointed me.) him they led him away, and 11 And Jesus stood bedelivered him to Pontius Pi- fore the governor ; and the late the governor. a

governor asked him, saying, 34 Then Judas, which had Art thou the King of the Jews? betrayed him, when he saw And Jesus said unto him, Thou that he was condemned, re- sayest. b pented himself, and brought 12 And when he was accusagain the thirty pieces of sil. ed of the chief priests and eldver to the chief priests and ers he answered nothing. elders,

13 Then said Pilate unto 4 Saying, I have sinned, in him, Hearest thou not how that I have betrayed the inno- many things they witness acent blood. And they said, gainst thee? What is that to us ? see thou 14 And he answered him to to that.

never a word c insomuch that 5 And he cast down the the governor marvelled greatpieces of silver in the temple, ly. and departed, and went and 15 Now, at that feast the hanged himself.

governor was wont d to release 6 And the chief priests took unto the people a prisoner, the silver pieces, and said, It whom they would. is not lawful for to put them 16 And they had then a nointo the treasury, because it is table prisoner, called Barabthe price of blood.

bas. And they took counsel, 17 Therefore, when they and bought with them the pot- were gathered together, Pilate ter's field, to bury strangers in. said unto them, Whom will ve

8 Wherefore that field was that I release unto you? Bacalled the field of blood, unto this day.

6 Thou sayest. Thou sayest right;

or, as thou hast said, I am a king. a Pilate was the Roman governor

. He answered bim not a word. of Judea.

d Was wont. Was accustomed, was used.

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