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37 suddenly, and find you sleeping. And what I say unto you, I say unto all: Watch."
CH. XIV. Now after two days was the passover, and the feast of
unleavened bread: and the chief-priests and the scribes sought how they might apprehend Jesus by craft, and kill 2 him. But they said, "Not during the feast; lest there be a disturbance among the people."
3 And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon called the leper, as he was at table, a woman came having an alabaster-box of very costly ointment of liquid nard'; and she 4 shook the box, and poured it out upon his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, 5" Why is this waste of the ointment made? For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor." And they mur6 mured against her. But Jesus said, "Suffer her: why do 7 ye trouble her? she hath done a good deed toward me. For
ye have the poor with you always; and whensoever ye will, 8 ye can do them good; but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she hath anointed my body before9 hand for its embalming. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also which she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her."
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the 11 chief-priests, to deliver him up unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money And he sought how he might conveniently deliver Jesus up.
And the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples say unto him, "Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the 13 passover?" And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you
Or, of pure nard: or, of spikenard. See Schleusner, 2 It might have been sold, R. T.
14 carrying a pitcher of water: follow him. And wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher1 saith, Where is the guest-chamber, in which I 15 may eat the passover with my disciples?' And he will show
you a large upper room furnished and prepared*: there 16 make ready for us." And his disciples went, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
And when it was evening he cometh with the twelve. 18 And as they were at table, and were eating, Jesus said,
"Verily I say unto you, One of you, even one that eateth 19 with me, will deliver me up." And they began to be grieved,
and to say unto him one by one, "Is it I?" and another said, 20 "Is it I?" And he [answered and] said unto them, "It 21 is one of the twelve, who dippeth with me in the dish. The
Son of man goeth indeed, as it is written of him: but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! good were it for that man if he had not been born t."
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take2; this 23 is my body." And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and 24 gave it to them: and all drank of it. And he said unto them, "This is my blood of the [new] covenant, which is 25 shed for many3. Verily I say unto you, I shall drink no
more of the produce of the vine, until that day when I drink 26 it new in the kingdom of God." And when they had recited a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.
And Jesus saith unto them, "All of you will offend* [because of me on this night:] for it is written, I will smite
1 Master, N. t. 2 "Take eat," R. T. 3 i. e. all, N. m. 4 Gr. be made to offend, N. m. Ye will all forsake me, W.
* "prepared:" this word is wanting in the Alex. and other Mss. and Dr. Newcome in his note conjectures that it is a marginal gloss.
+ Some would render the clause, "good were it for him (viz. Judas) if that man (viz. the Son of man) had not been born." Theol. Repos. vol. v. p. 288. when they had used an hymn, N. See Campbell.
28 the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered abroad.' But, 29 after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee." Then Peter said unto him, "Even though all others shall offend', 30 yet will not I." And Jesus saith unto him, "Verily I say
unto thee, that to-day, even on this night, before the cock 31 crow twice*, thou thyself wilt deny me thrice." But he spake still the more vehemently, "If I must die with thee, I will no wise deny thee." And thus said all likewise.
And they come to a place which was named Gethsemané; and he saith to his disciples, "Sit ye here, while I shall 33 pray." And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be greatly astonished, and to be full of 34 anguish. And he saith unto them, "My soul is very sor35 rowful unto death +: remain here, and watch." And he
went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36 And he said, "Abba, (Father,) all things are possible to
thee; take away this cup from me: yet not what I will, but 37 what thou wilt." And he cometh and findeth them sleep
ing, and saith to Peter, "Simon, sleepest thou? couldest 38 not thou watch one hour? Watch ye, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing; but the 39 flesh is weak." And again he went away, and prayed, 40 speaking the same words. And when he returned, he found them sleeping [again;] for their eyes were heavy; and they 41 knew not what to answer him. And he cometh the third
time, and saith unto them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is done: the hour is come: behold, the Son of man
1 Gr. be made to offend, N. m. Ye will all forsake me,
* q. d. before the trumpet of the third watch, which was called the cockcrowing. See Matt. xxvi. 34; Luke xxii. 34.
+ unto death: i. e. in the highest degree. See Matt. xxvi. 38; Jonah iv. 9; Sirach xxxvii. 2. Sn.
Or, do ye still sleep and take your rest? it is enough. See W.
42 is delivered up into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go; behold, he who delivereth me up draweth near. 43 And immediately, while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas, [who was] one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests, and 44 the scribes, and the elders. Now he who delivered Jesus
up had given them a token, saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he apprehend him, and lead him away safely.” 45 And when he was come, immediately he went near to Jesus, 46 and saith, "Rabbi, Rabbi1;" and kissed him. And they 47 laid their hands on him, and apprehended him. And one
of those who stood by drew a sword, and struck a servant 48 of the high-priest, and cut off his ear. Then Jesus spake and said unto them, "Are ye come out as against a robber, 49 with swords and clubs, to take me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye did not lay hold on me: but 50 the scriptures are thus fulfilled." And they all left him, 51 and fled. Now a certain young man followed him, having
a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and [the young 52 men] lay hold on him. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
And they led Jesus away to the high-priest; and all the chief-priests, and the elders, and the scribes, come together 54 at his house. And Peter followed him at a distance, even
into the palace of the high-priest: and was sitting together 55 with the officers, and warming himself, at the fire. And the
chief-priests, and the whole council, sought witness against 56 Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against him, but their testimonies were not 57 sufficient. And some rose up, and bare false witness against 58 him, saying, "We heard him say, I will destroy this tem
ple which is made by hands, and within three days I will 59 build another not made by hands." But neither so was
Master, Master, N. t.: or, My Master, my Master, N. m. Gr. But that the scriptures may be fulfilled, N, m,
60 their testimony sufficient. Then the high priest rose up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, "Answerest thou no61 thing? what is it which these witness against thee?" But
he kept silence, and answered nothing. Again the highpriest asked him, and saith unto him, "Art thou the Christ, 62 the son of the Blessed God?" And Jesus said, "I am: and ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, 63 and coming with the clouds of heaven." Then the high
priest rent his vests, and saith, "What further need have 64 we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what ap
peareth to you?" And they all condemned him to be guilty 65 of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with the fist, and to say unto him, Prophesy:" and the officers beat him with the palms of their hands.
And as Peter was in the palace beneath, one of the maid67 servants of the high-priest cometh. And when she saw
Peter warming himself, she looked on him, and saith, “And 68 thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth." But he denied it, saying, "I know not, nor understand what thou sayest." 69 And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew1. And the same maid-servant saw him again, and began to say to those 70 who stood by, "This is one of them." And he denied it again. And after a little time, those who stood by said again to Peter, "Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Ga71 lilean, [and thy speech beareth a resemblance.]" But he began to curse himself, and to swear, saying, "I know not 72 this man of whom ye speak." And immediately3 a second
time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the words which Jesus said unto him, " Before the cock crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice." And, when he thought thereon, he wept.
CH. XV. And immediately in the morning the chief-priests and
1 q. d. the trumpet sounded. a maid-servant, N. See W.