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Christ betrayed by Judas, Chap. xxii. and denied of Peter.

42 Saying, Father, if thou the temple, and the elders, be willing, remove this cupe which were come to him, Be from me; nevertheless, not ye come out, as against a thief, my will, but thine be done. with swords and staves ?

43 And there appeared an 53 When I was daily with angel unto him from heaven, you in the temple, ye stretched strengthening him.

forth no hands against me; 44 And, being in an agony, but this is your hour, and the he prayed more earnestly; power of darkness. and his sweat was as it were 54 | Then took they him, great drops of blood falling and led him, and brought him down to the ground.

into the high priest's house. 45 And when he rose up And Peter followed afar off. from prayer,

and was come to 55 And when they had kinhis disciples, he found them dled a fire in the midst of the sleeping for sorrow.

hall, and were sat down to46 And said unto them, gether, Peter sat down among Why sleep ye? rise and pray, them. lest ye enter into temptation. 56 But a certain maid be

47 | And while he yet held him as he sat by the fire, spake, behold a multitude, and and earnestly looked upon he that was called Judas, one him, and said, This man was of the twelve, went before also with him. them, and drew near unto Je

57 And he denied him, saysus to kiss him.

ing, Woman, I know 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 a sword ?

truth this fellow also was with 50 4 And one of them smote him; for he is a Galilean. a servant of the high priest, 60 And Peter said, Man, and cut off his right ear.

I know not what thou sayest. 51 And Jesus answered, and And immediately, while he said, Suffer ye thus far. And yet spake, the cock crew. he touched his ear, and heal- 61 And the Lord turned, ed him.

and looked upon Peter; and 52 Then Jesus said unto the Peter remembered the word of chief priests, and captains of the Lord, how he had said unto

· This cup, &c. this cup of sore him, before the cock crow thou rows, suffering, and death.

shalt deny me thrice.

wept bitterly.

Christ accused

S. Luke.

before Pilate. 62 And Peter went out, and two evil doers are crucified

with him : 46 his death and 63 1 And the men that held burial. Jesus mocked him, and smote AND the whole multitude of him.

them a arose, and led him unto 64 And, when they had Pilate. b blindfolded him, they struck 2 And they began to accuse him on the face, and asked him, saying, We found this him, saying, Prophesy; who fellow perverting the nation, is it that smote thee?

and forbidding to give tribute 65 And many other things to Cesar, saying, That he himblasphemously spake they a- self is Christ a 'king. gainst him.

3 And Pilate asked him, 66 1 And as soon as it was saying, art thou the king of day the elders of the people, the Jews ? And he answered and the chief priests, and the him, and said, Thou sayest it.c scribes, came together, and led 4 Then said Pilate to the him into their council, chief priests and to the people,

67 Saying, Art thou the I find no fault in this man. Christ ? tell us. And he said

5 And they were the more unto them, If I tell you ye will fierce, saying, He stirreth up not believe :

the people, teaching through68 And if I also ask you, ye out all Jewry, beginning from will not apswer me, nor let me Galilee to this place. go.

6 When Pilate heard of 69 Hereafter shall the Son Galilee, he asked whether the of man sit on the right hand man were a Galilean. of the power of God.

hy And as soon as he knew 70 Then said they all, Art that he belonged unto Herod's thou then the Son of God? jurisdiction he sent him to HeAnd he said unto them, Ye say rod, who himself also was at that I am. f

Jerusalem at that time. 71. And they said, What 8 And when Herod saw Je. need we any further witness? sus he was exceeding glad; for we ourselves have heard for he was desirous to see him of his own mouth.

of a long season, because he CHAP. XXIII.

had heard many things of him; 1 Jesus accused before Pilate,

and he hoped to have seen y sent to Herod, 11 mocked,

some miracle done by him. and sent back to Pilate, 25

9 Then he questioned with delivered to be crucified : 33 a Of them, of the Jews

6 Pilate, the Roman governor, f Ye say that I am, which means, c Thou sayest it, thou sayest that,

which I am.

I am indeed a king.

I am.

Barabbas released. Chap. xxii. Women lament Christ. him in many words; but he 20 Pilate, therefore, willing answered him nothing.

to release Jesus, spake again 10 And the chief priests and to them. scribes stood, and vehemently 21 But they cried, saying, accused him.

Crucify him, crucify him. 11 And Herod with his men 22 And he said unto them of war set him at nought, and the third time, Why? what mocked him, and arrayed him evil hath he done? I have in a gorgeous robe, and sent found no cause of death in him; him again to Pilate.

I will therefore chastise him, 12 ^ And the same day Pi- and let him go. late and Herod were made 23 And they were instant e friends together; for before with loud voices, requiring that they were at enmity between he might be crucified; and the themselves.

voices of them and of the chief 13 And Pilate, when he priests prevailed. had called together the chief 24 And Pilate

gave sentence, priests, and the rulers, and the that it should be as they repeople,

quired. 14 Said unto them, Ye have 25 And he released unto brought this man unto me as them him, that for sedition and one that perverteth the people; murder was cast into prison, and behold, I, having examined whom they had desired; but him before you, have found no he delivered Jesus to their will. fault in this man touching d 26 And as they led him those things whereof ye accuse away, they laid hold upon one

Simon a Cyrenian, coming out 15 No, nor yet Herod; for of the country, and on him they I sent you to him; and lo, no- laid the cross, that he might thing worthy of death is done bear it after Jesus. unto him:

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

ple, and of women, which also 17 (For of necessity he must bewailed 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 salem, weep not for me, but at once, saying, Away with weep for yourselves, and for this man, and release unto us your

children. Barabbas :

29 For, behold, the days 19 (Who, for a certain sedi- are 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 d Touching, concerning.

e Instant, urgent.

him ;

Christ crucified. S. Luke. The sun darkened, &c. bare, and the paps, which never also was written over him in gave suck.

letters of Greek, and Latin, 30 Then shall they begin to and Hebrew, THIS IS THE say to the mountains, Fall on KING OF THE JEWS. us; and to the hills, Cover us; 39 | And one of the male.

31 For if they do these faotors which were hanged, things in a green tree, what railed on him, saying, If thoa shall be done in the dry.f be Christ, save thyself and us.

32 | And there were also 40 But the other answering, two others, malefactors, led rebuked him, saying, Dost not with him to be put to death. thou fear God, seeing thou art

33 And when they were in the same condemnation ? come to the place which is cal- 41 And we indeed justly; led Calvary,g there they cru- for we receive the due reward cified him, and the malefac- of our deeds; but this man tors; one on the right hand, hath done nothing amiss. and the other on the left.

42 And he said unto Jesus, 34 7 Then said Jesus, Fa. Lord, remember ine when thoa ther, forgive them, for they comest into thy kingdom. know not what they do. And

43 And Jesus said unto him, they parted his raiment, and Verily I say unto thee, To-day cast lots.

shalt thou be with me in par35 And the people stood adise. beholding; and the rulers also 44 1 And it was about the with them derided him, saying, sixth hour, and there was a He saved others; let him save darkness over all the earth himself, if he be Christ, the until the ninth hour. chosen of God.

45 And the sun was dark36 And the soldiers also ened, and the vail i of the temmocked him, coming to him, ple was rent in the midst. and offering him vinegar, 46 | And when Jesus had

37 And saying, If thou be cried with a loud voice, he the king of the Jews, save thy- said, Father, into thy hands I self.

commend my spirit; and, hav38 And a superscription h ing said thus, he gave up the of For if they inflict on me, who ghost.j am innocent, such suffering, as they 47 | Now, when the centuare about to bring upon me ; what rion saw what was done, he vengeance will not God execute on this wicked and impenitent nation, ly this was a righteous man.

glorified God, saying, Certainthe Jews. g. Calvary, or Golgotha. See Mat.

48 And all the people, that

į Vail or veil of the temple. See b Superscription or accusation. See Matt. xxvii. 51. Matt. xxvii. 37.

· He gave up the ghost, he expired.

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xxvii. 33.

Christ's burial

Chap. xxiv.

and resurrection. eame together to that sight,

CHAP. XXIV. beholding the things, which 1 Christ's resurrection declarwere done, smote their breasts, ed to the women: 9 they reand returned.

port it to others. 13 Christ 49 And all his acquaintance, himself appeareth, 51 and and the women that followed ascendeth. him from Galilee, stood afar NOW,

, upon the first day of off, beholding these things. the week, a very early in the

50 I And, behold, there was morning, they came unto the a man named Joseph, a coun- sepulchre, bringing the spices, sellor ; and he was a good man, which they had prepared, and and a just:

certain others with them. 51 (The same had not con- 2 And they found the stone sented to the counsel and the rolled away from the sepuldeed of them :) he was of Ari- chre. mathea, a city of the Jews; 3 And they entered in, and who also himself waited for found not the body of the Lord the kingdom of God :k

Jesus. 52 This man went unto Pi- 4 And it came to pass, as late, and begged the body of they were much perplexed Jesus.

thereabout, behold, two men 53 And he took it down, and stood by them in shining garwrapped it in linen, and laid ments : it in a sepulchre, that was 5 And as they were afraid, bewn in stone, wherein never and bowed down their faces to man before was laid.

the earth, they said unto them, 54 And that day was the Why seek ye the living among preparation,l and the sabbath the dead?

6 He is not here, but is ris55 And the women also, en; remember how he spake which came with him from unto you, when he was yet in Galilee, followed after, and Galilee, beheld the sepulchre, and how → Saying, The Son of man his body was laid.

must be delivered into the 56 And they returned, and hands of sinful men, and be prepared spices and ointments; crucified, and the third day rise and rested the sabbath-day, ac- again. cording to the commandment. 8 And they remembered his

words, k Waited for the kingdom of God, 9 And returned expected at this time the appearing sepulchre, and told all these

? Preparation-day was Friday, the things unto the eleven, and to day before the Jewish Sabbath, which all the rest.. was our Saturday.

a First day of the week, our Sunday. .

drew on.

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