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of Christ's coming Chap xii.

to judgment. 18 And pray ye that your shall be darkened, and the flight be not in the winter. moon shall not give her light,

19 For in those days d shall 25 And the stars of heaven be affliction, such as was not shall fall, and the powers that from the beginning of the crea- are in heaven shall be shaken; tion which God created, unto 26 And then shall they see this time, neither shall be. e the Son of man coming in the

20 And except that the Lord clouds, with great power and had shortened those days, f no glory. flesh should be saved ; but 27 And then shall he send for the eleet'sg sake, whom his angels, and shall gather he hath chosen, he hath short- together his elect from the four ened the days.

winds, from the uttermost part 21 And then, if any man of the earth to the uttermost shall say to you, Lo, here is part of heaven. Christ; or, lo, he is there; 28 Now, learn a parable of believe him not:

the fig-tree; When her branch 22 For false christs and is yet tender, and putteth forth false prophets shall rise, and leaves, ye know that summer shall shew signs and wonders, is near: to seduce, if it were possible, 29 So ye, in like manner, even the elect.



shall see these things 23 But take ye heed; be- come to pass, know that it is hold I have foretold you all nigh, even at the doors. things.

30 Verily I say unto you, 24 F But in those days, af- That this generation shall not ter that tribulation, the sun h pass i till all these things be

done. al Those days, &c. when Jerusalem

31 Heaven and earth shall should be destroyed.

e Neitber shall be afterward. er in the destruction of the Jews, f Those days of peril, distress, and and others, who reject the Gospel, Pengeance.

that Jesus is indeed the Messiah; & Elect, sincere Christians.

and he will send forth his ministers b The sun, it is thought by many, into all parts of the world to preach means, the sovereignty or political the Gospel, and to gather into his power of the Jews; the moon, the church, those of all nations, who church or established religion; and shall be converted, and become his the stars of beaven, the ministers of faithful followers. religion. The 24, 25, 26, and 27th i This generation shall not pass, i. e. verses may be thus paraphrased. In. Men now living shall not die, till all the days after the destruction of Je- these things, concerning the destrucrusalem, the whole nation, govern- tion of Jerusalem and the preaching ment, and religion of the Jews shall of the Gospel, be accomplished. And be dissolved ; and it will evidently it is said, John did live to see all appear, by the display of great pow. fulfilled.

A woman anoints S. Mark. the head of Christ. pass away; but my words shall him by craft, and put him to not pass away.

death. 32 | But of that day and 2 But they said, Not on the that hour knoweth no man, no, feast-day, lest there be an upnot the angels which are in roar of the people. heaven, neither the Son, but 31 And being in Bethany, the Father.

in the house of Simon the 33 Take ye heed, watch and leper, as he sat at meat, there pray;


know not when came a woman having an alathe time is.

baster-box ofointment

of spike34 For the Son of man is as nard, very precious; and she a man taking a far journey, brake the box, and poured it who left his house, and gave on his head. authority to his servants, and 4 And there were some that to every man his work, and had indignation within themcommanded the porter to selves, and said, Why was this watch.

waste of the ointment made ? 35 Watch ye, therefore ; 5 For it might have been (for ye know not when the sold for more than three hunmaster of the house cometh; dred pence, and have been at even, k or at midnight, or at given to the poor. And they the cock-crowing,l or in the murmured against her. morning :)

6 And Jesus said, Let her 36 Lest, coming suddenly, alone; why trouble ye her? he find you sleeping.

she hath wrought a good work 37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Wateh. 7 For ye have the poor with

you always, and whensoever CHAP. XIV.

ye will ye may do them good ; 1 Conspiracy against Christ; but me ye have not always.

3 a woman poureth ointment 8 She hath done what she on his head ; 12 Judas selleth, could; she is come aforehand 43 and betrayeth him; 66 to anoint my body to the buryPeter thrice denieth him. ing.

AFTER two days was the 9 Verily I say unto you, feast of the passover, a and of Wheresoever this Gospel shali unleavened bread; and the be preached throughout the chief priests and the scribes whole world, this also that sought how they might take she hath done shall be spoken

of, for a memorial of her. & Even, evening

10 I And Judas Iscariot, 1 Cock-crowing, three in the morn

one of the twelve, went unto

the chief priests, to betray him a Passover. See Matt. XVI.2 unto them.

on me.


Judas selleth his master. Chap. xiv. Lord's supper instituted.

11 And when they heard it 20 And he answered, and they were glad, and promised said unto them, It is one of the to give him money. And he twelve that dippeth with me sought how he might conve- in the dish. niently betray him.

21 The Son of man indeed 12 1 And the first day of goeth, as it is written of him ; unleavened bread, when they but wo to that man by whom killed the passover, his disci- the Son of man is betrayed ! ples said unto him, Where good were it for that man if wilt thou that we go and


he had never been born. pare, that thou mayest eat the 22 9 And as they did eat, passover ?

Jesus took bread, and blessed, 13 And he sendeth forth and brake it, and gave to them, two of his diseiples, and saith and said, Take, eat; this is unto them, Go ye into the city, my body. and there shall meet you a man 23 And he took the cup, and bearing a pitcher of water; when he had given thanks, follow him.

he gave it to them, and they 14 And wheresoever he shall all drank of it. go in, say ye to the good man 24 And he said unto them, of the house, The Master saith, This is my blood of the new Where is the guest-chamber, testament, which is shed for where I shall eat the pássover many with my disciples ?

25 Verily I say unto you, I 15 And he will shew


will drink no more of the large upper room furnished fruit of the vine, until that day and prepared ; there make that I drink it new in the ready for us.

kingdom of God. 16 And his disciples went 26 q And when they had forth, and came into the city, sung an hymn they went out and found as he had said unto into the mount of Olives.b them; and they made ready 27 And Jesus saith unto the passover.

them, All


shall be offended 17 And in the evening he because of me this night; for cometh with the twelve. it is written,c I will smite the

18_And as they sat, and did Shepherd, and the sheep shall eat, Jesus said, Verily I say be scattered. unto you, One of


which 28 But after that I am risen eateth with me shall betray I will

go before you

into Gal

ilee. 19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto xxiv. 3.


b Mount of Olives. See Matt: him one by one, Is it I? And

© For it is written in Zechariak and another said, Is it IP


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shall pray:

Christ prayeth.

S. Mark. Judas betrayeth hina: 29 But Peter said unto him, unto Peter, Simon, sleepest Although all shall be offended, thou? couldest not thou watch yet will not I.

one hour?
30 And Jesus saith unto him, 38. Watch


pray, Verily I say unto thee, That lest ye enter into temptation; this day, even in this night, the spirit truly is ready, but before the cock crow twice, the flesh is weak.go thou shalt deny me thrice. 39 And again he went away,

31 But he spake the more and prayed, and spake the vehemently, If I should die

same words. with thee, I will not deny thee 40 And when he returned in any wise. Likewise also he found them asleep again; said they all.

(for their eyes were heavy ;) 32 1 And they came to a neither wist h they what to place which was named Geth

answer him. semane; and he saith to his 41 And he cometh the third disciples, Sit ye here, while I time, and saith unto them,

Sleep on now, and take your 33 And he taketh with him rest; it is enough, the hour Peter, and James, and John, is come; behold, the Son of and began to be sore amazed,d man is betrayed into the hands and to be very heavy.

of sinners. 34 And saith unto them, My 42 Rise up, let us go ; lo; soul is exceeding sorrowful, he that betrayeth me is at unto death; tarry ye here, and hand. watch.

43 And immediately, while 35 And he went forward a he yet spake, cometh Judas, little, and fell on the ground, one of the twelve, and with and prayed that, if it were pos- him a great multitude with sible, the hour might pass swords and staves from the from him.e

chief priests, and the scribes, 36 And he said, Abba, f Fa- and the elders. ther, all things are possible 44 And he that betrayed unto thee; take away this cup him had given them a token, from me; nevertheless not what saying: Whomsoever I shall I will, but what thou wilt. kiss, that same is he; take

37 And he cometh, and him, and lead him away findeth them sleeping,and saith safely.

45 And as soon as he was d Sore amazed, seized with grief come he goeth straightway to and anguish.

. The bour (of his suffering and & Tbe spirit, &c. I know your death) might not come upon bim. heart is sincere, but your resolution,

f Abba, that is, Father, or Almigh through bodily infirmity, is weak." ty Father,

b Wist they, knew they.

-Christ falsely accused, Chap. xiv. and shamefully abused. him, and saith, Master, Mas- 57 And there arose certain, ter; and kissed him.

and bare false witness against 46 And they laid their him, saying, hands on him, and took him. 58 We heard him

say, I will 47 And one of them that destroy this temple that is stood by drew a sword, and made with hands, and within smote a servant of the high three days I will build another priest, and cut off his ear. made without hands.

48 And Jesus answered, and 59 But neither so did their said unto them, Are ye come witness agree together. out as against a thief, with 60 And the high priest swords and with staves, to stood up in the midst, and take me ?

asked Jesus, saying, Answer49 I was daily with you in est thou nothing? what is it the temple teaching, and ye which these witness against took me not; but the scrip- thee? tures must be fulfilled.

61 But he held his peace, 50 And they all forsook him, and answered nothing. Again and fled.

the high priest asked him, and 51 And there followed him said unto him, Art thou the a certain young man, having a Christ, the Son of the Blessed! linen cloth cast about his naked 62 And Jesus said, I am; body; and the young men laid and ye shall see the Son of hold on him.

man sitting on the right hand 52 And he left the linen of power, and coming in the cloth, and fled from them nak- clouds of heaven. ed.

63 Then the high priest 53 F And they led Jesus rent his clothes, and saith, away to the high priest; and What need we any further with him were assembled all witnesses ? the chief priests, and the el- 64 Ye have heard the blasders, and the scribes.

phemy; what think ye? And 54 And Peter followed him they all condemned him to be afar off even into the palace of guilty of death. the high priest; and he sat 65 And some began to spit with the servants, and warmed on him, and to cover his face, bimself at the fire.

and to buffet him, and to say 55 And the chief priests and unto him, Prophesy; and the all the council, sought for wit- servants did strike him with dess against Jesus to put him the palms of their hands. to death; and found none; 66 ( And as Peter was be

56 For many bare false neath in the palace, there witness against him; but their cometh one of the maids of the witness agreed not together. high priest;

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