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12 me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she hath done it for my embalming. 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her."
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to 15 the chief-priests, and said, "What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up unto you?" And they ap16 pointed him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he
sought for a convenient opportunity to deliver Jesus up. 17 Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the
disciples came to Jesus, saying [unto him]," Where wilt thou 18 that we prepare for thee, to eat the passover?" And he said,
"Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, 'The Teacher' saith, My time is near; I will keep the passover 19 at thine house with my disciples."" And the disciples did as Jesus had commanded them: and they made ready the passover.
Now when evening was come, he placed himself at table 21 with the Twelve. And as they were eating he said, "Verily 22 I say unto you, that one of you will deliver me up." And they were very sorrowful; and began every one of them to 23 say unto him, "Master, is it I?" And he answered and
said, "He who dippeth his hand with me in the dish, even 24 he will deliver me up. 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 25 had not been born *." Upon this Judas, who delivered
1 Master, N. dieth. A known euphemism, N.
"( Or, It would have been good for him (the traitor), if that man (the Son of man) had never been born." This interpretation however, though approved by some, is hardly consistent with the original. Mr. Simpson observes, that it is a proverbial manner of expressing the miserable situation of any person: therefore it must not be interpreted literally. It is thus used by both sacred and profane authors: it is often found in the Talmudical writers. See Wolfius, Lightfoot, Grotius, and Albertus, who produce several instances of similar
him up, said, "Rabbi', is it I?" Jesus saith unto him, "Thou hast said truly.”
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, 27" Take, eat; this is my body." And he took the cup, and
gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink ye, all, 28 out of it: for this is my blood of the new covenant, which 29 is shed for many for the remission of sins. And I say unto
you, I shall not drink henceforth of this produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's 30 kingdom t." And when they had recited a hymn1, they went out to the mount of Olives.
Then saith Jesus unto them, "All ye will offend because of me on this night: for it is written, 'I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad.' 32 But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee." 33 Then Peter answered and said unto him, "Though all
others shall offend because of thee, I will never offend3." 34 Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, that on this night, before the cock crow‡, thou wilt deny me thrice."
I Master, N. Syr. My Master, N. m. gave thanks, Mss. and N. 3 Drink ye all of it, N. Drink ye of it every one, N. m. 4 when they had used an hymn, N. 5 Though they all forsake thee, yet will I never forsake thee. W. yet, omitted by R. T. Gr. be made to offend, N. m.
phrases. Also Jer. xx. 14-18, and Blayney's note; Ecclus. xxiii. 14; Eccles. iv. 2, 3; Job iii. 3; Simpson's Ess. i. p. 69. Sn.
*shed for many: that is, all. See Newcome, Pearce. Comp. ch xx. 28. For
the remission of sins: that is, for the confirmation of a covenant, by which gentiles as well as Jews will be made a holy people. The gentiles, being in an
uncovenanted state, were regarded by the Jews as unholy, and are called sinners. See Gal. ii. 15. When, by faith in Christ, they entered into the christian covenant, they became holy; and their sins are said to be forgiven. Thus the blood of Christ is said to have been shed for the remission of sins. These words in the institution of the eucharist are only to be found in Matthew, who wrote for the Jewish believers, and would be understood by them. See Bishop Pearce, and Taylor's Key to the Romans.
+ i. e. after his resurrection, at which time the kingdom of God and Christ were commencing. See Luke xxii. 18. 27-30; Acts x. 41; Philip. ii. 5-11; Heb. i. 2-4; ii. 9; xii. 2; 1 Pet. i. 11. Sn.
i. e. probably," before the trumpet sounds for the third watch." See Luke xxii. 34, note.
35 Peter saith unto him, "Though I must even die with thee, I will no wise deny thee." In like manner said all the disciples also.
Then cometh Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemané, and saith to the disciples, "Sit ye here, while I go 37 and pray yonder." And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, and full 38 of anguish. Then saith Jesus' unto them, "My soul is
very sorrowful, unto death: remain here, and watch with 39 me." And he went forward a little, and fell on his face,
and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as 40 Thou wilt." And he cometh to the disciples, and findeth them sleeping; and saith to Peter, "So then, were ye not 41 able to watch with me one hour? Watch ye, and pray; that
ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, 42 but the flesh is weak." He went away again a second time, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if this [cup] cannot pass 43 away [from me], except I drink it, thy will be done." And
he came and findeth them sleeping again: for their eyes 44 were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and 45 prayed a third time, saying the same words. Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith unto them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest3. Behold, the hour draweth near; and the 46 Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go: behold, he draweth near who delivereth me up.”
And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the Twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief-priests, and elders of the people. 48 Now he who delivered Jesus up had given them a sign,
saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: apprehend 49 him." And immediately he came near to Jesus, and said,
Hail, Rabbit:" and kissed him. And Jesus said unto
Then saith he unto them, R. T. 2 but I must, N. 3 Are ye still asleep, and giving yourselves to rest? Behold! the moment is come, W. 4 Master, N.
him, "Friend, wherefore comest thou?" Then they came near, and laid hands on Jesus, and apprehended him.
And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote a servant of 52 the high-priest's, and cut off his ear. Then saith Jesus unto
him, "Put up thy sword again into its place: for all those 53 who take the sword perish' by the sword. Thinkest thou
that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will send me 54 more than twelve legions of angels? How then can the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?"
At that time Jesus said to the multitudes, "Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to take me?
I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye did not 56 lay hold on me. But all this is done, so that the writings of the prophets are fulfilled."
Then all the disciples left him and fled. And those that had apprehended Jesus led him away to the palace of Caiaphas the high-priest; where the scribes and the elders 58 assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance to the palace of the high-priest; and entered in and sat with the offi59 cers, to see the end. Now the chief-priests, [and the elders,]
and the whole council, sought false witness against Jesus, 60 that they might put him to death; but found it not, though many false witnesses came near2. And at last two false wit.61 nesses came near, and said, "This man said, 'I am able to
destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'” 62 And the high-priest rose up, and said unto him, “Answer
est thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?" 63 But Jesus kept silence. And the high-priest spake again
and said unto him, "I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us, whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God." 64 Jesus saith unto him, "Thou hast said truly: moreover I say unto you, Hereafter ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of die, Mss. yet found they none, R. T.
65 heaven." Then the high-priest rent his garments, saying, "He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we 66 of witnesses? see, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What
think ye?" And they answered and said, "He is guilty of 67 death." Then they spat in his face, and struck him with the fist1, and others beat him with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, "Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that struck thee?"
Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a maid-servant came near to him, saying, "Thou also wast with Je70 sus the Galilean." But he denied it before them all, say71 ing, "I know not what thou sayest." And when he had gone out into the porch, another maid-servant saw him, and saith to those who were there, "This man also was with 72 Jesus of Nazareth." And he denied it again with an oath, 73 saying, "I know not the man." And after a little time those
who stood by came near, and said to Peter, "Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech discovereth thee." 74 Then he began to curse himself, and to swear, saying, “I 75 know not the man." And immediately the cock crew *. And
Peter remembered the words of Jesus, who had said unto him, "Before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice deny me." And he went out and wept bitterly.
CH. XXVII. Now when morning was come, all the chief-priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to 2 put him to death. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate the go
Then Judas, who had delivered him up, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief-priests and the elders,
1 Newcome's margin. buffeted him, N. 2 before all, R. T. 3 Gr. the Nazorean, N. m. 4 about, N.
* i. e. the trumpet of the third watch, (which was called the cock-crowing) sounded. See the note on Luke xxii. 34.