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45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.

46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.

48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

49 When they, which were about him, saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

50 And one of them smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

51 And Jesus answered, and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

and denied of Peter.

the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of e This_cup, &c. this cup of sorrows, suffering, and death.

53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.

57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. 59 And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him; for he is a Galilean.

60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.

61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice.

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Christ accused

62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

63 ¶ And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.

S. Luke.

64 And, when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy; who is it that smote thee?

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69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.

70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. f

71 And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard ́of his own mouth.

before Pilate. two evil doers are crucified with him: 46 his death and burial.

AND the whole multitude of them a arose, and led him unto Pilate. b

2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cesar, saying, That he himself is Christ a king.

3 And Pilate asked him, saying, art thou the king of the Jews? And he answered him, and said, Thou sayest it.c

4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.

6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean.

7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

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8 And when Herod saw Jesus he was exceeding glad; for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him;

CHAP. XXIII.

1 Jesus accused before Pilate, and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. 9 Then he questioned with

7sent to Herod, 11 mocked, and sent back to Pilate, 25 delivered to be crucified: 33

which means,

a Of them, of the Jews.

b Pilate, the Roman governor. c Thou sayest it, thou sayest that, which I am. I am indeed a king.

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10 And the chief priests and scribes stood, and vehemently accused him.

11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13

And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people,

14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me as one that perverteth the people; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching d those things whereof ye accuse him:

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Women lament Christ.

20. Pilate, therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.

19 (Who, for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) d Tauching, concerning.

21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

22 And he said unto them the third time, Why? what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him; I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.

23 And they were instant e with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified; and the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.

24 And Pilate gave sentence, that it should be as they required.

25 And he released unto them him, that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

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S. Luke. The sun darkened, &c.

also was written over him in
letters of Greek, and Latin,
and Hebrew, THIS IS THE
KING OF THE JEWS.

Christ crucified.

bare, and the paps, which never gave

suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on and to the hills, Cover us; 31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry.f

us;

32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

33 And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary,g there they crucified him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

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39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss.

42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

45 And the sun was darkened, and the vail i of the temple was rent in the midst.

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit; and, having said thus, he gave up the ghost.j

47¶ Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

48 And all the people, that

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i Vail or veil of the temple. See Matt. xxvii. 51.

j He gave up the ghost, he expired.

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49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

50 ¶ And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor ; and he was a good man, and a just:

51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and the deed of them :) he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God :k man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

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58 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre, that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.

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and resurrection.

CHAP. XXIV.

1

Christ's resurrection declared to the women: 9 they report it to others. 13 Christ himself appeareth, 51 and ascendeth.

NOW, upon the first day of the week, a very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices, which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

4 And came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?

6 He is not here, but is risen; remember how he spake unto you, when he was yet in Galilee,

7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

8 And they remembered his words,

9 And returned from the

sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest..

a First day of the week, our Sunday. .

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