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Christ betrayed.

Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: Inevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What! could ye not watch with me one hour * 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again : for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going : behold, he is at hand that doth betray me. 47 's And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great mul13tude with swords and stavcs

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from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he hold him fast. 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. 51 And, behold, one of them, which were with Jesus, stretched out Aishand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and smote off his ear. 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be 55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out, as againstathief, with swords, and staves for to take me : I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on Peter denieth

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59 Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus to put him to death ; 60 But found none; yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. 62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered, 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: nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven." 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses: Behold, now ye have heard his blasphe

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all, saying, I know not what thou Sayest. 71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. 72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. 73 And after a while came unto Aim they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them ; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. 74. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. Andimmediately the cock Crew. 75 And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bit

terly. CHAP. XXVII. Christ delivered to Pilate. HEN the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3 || Then Judas, which had be. trayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and de

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Christ arraigned.

6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potters’ field, to bury strangers in.

8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

9 (Then was fulfilled that which

was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10 And gave them for the potters’ field, as the Lord appointed me.) 11 || And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? and Jesus said unto him, Thou Sayest. 12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13 Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee : 14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15 is Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17 Therefore, when they were

gathered together, Pilate said un-l

to them, Whom will ye that I release unto you ? Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called Christ? 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

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on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man : for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered, and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you ? They said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done * But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands, before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person; see ye to it. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. 26 Then released he Barabbas, unto them ; and, when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered bim to be crucified. 27 of Then the soldiers of the governor tookJesus into the common hail, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe, 29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the

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Christ's crucifixion, 3o And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32 And, as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name ; him they compelled to bear his cross. 33 is And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, A place of a Scull, 34 They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and, when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 36 And, sitting down, they watched him there; 37 And set up over his head, his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEVVS. 38 Then were there twothieves crucified with him, one on the o hand, and another on the €it. 39 is And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 4O And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come

Chap. xxvii.

His death.

down from the cross, and we will believe him. 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him : for he said, I am the Son of God. 44. The thieves , also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. 45 || Now, from the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lamasabachtha. ni? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me 3 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. 50 "[Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of thesaints which slept, arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54 Now, when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earth. quake, and those things that were

done, they feared greatly, say

Christ's burial. ing, Truly this wasthe Son of God. 55 And many women were there, beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him : 56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children. 57 TWhen the even was come, there came a rich man of Arima. thea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple : 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and theother Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. 62 || Now, the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 64 Command, therefore, that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead : so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as ye can. 66 So they went, and made the sepulchre Sure, sealing the stone,

S. Matthew.

His resurrection. CHAP. XXVIII.

Christ’s resurrection. N the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn towards the first

day of the week, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white aS S11OW : 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and , said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples, that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you intoGalilee; thereshall ye see him : lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word. 9 || And, as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid : go tell my brethren, that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. 11 | Now, when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shevved unto the chief priests all the

and setting a watch,

things that were done.

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