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but alas for that man by whom and he said to his disciples, the Son of man is delivered up!"Sit ye here, while I shall good were it for that man if he were not born."

pray." 33 And he took with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be greatly amazed, and depressed with anguish. 34 And he saith to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even unto death: remain here, and watch."

35 And going a little forward, he threw himself on the

22 And as they were eating, Jesus, taking a loaf, and blessing God, he brake, and gave it to them, and said," Take; this is my body.” 23 And taking [the] cup, he gave thanks, and gave it to them: and all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, "This is my blood of the [new] cove-ground, and prayed, that, if it nant, which is shed for many. 25 Verily I tell you, that I shall drink no more of the produce of the vine, till that day, when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God."

26 AND having recited a hymn, they went out to the the mount of Olives.

27 And Jesus said to them, Ye will all be offended [on account of me this night:] for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will

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 what thou wilt." 37 And he returned and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour? 38 Watch ye, and pray; that ye be not overcome by temptation. The spirit indeed is willing; but the flesh

is weak."

39 And again going away, he prayed, using the same words. 40 And on returning, he [again] found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time, and said to them, "Do

be scattered abroad.' 28 But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee." 29 Then Peter said to him, "Even though all others should be offended, yet will not I." 30 And Jesus said to him, "Verily I tell thee, that to-day, even on this very night, before the cock crow twice, thou wilt disownye sleep on now, and take your me thrice.' 31 But he spake [still the more] vehemently, " If I must die with thee, I will in no wise disown thee." In like manner also, said they all.

32 AND they came to a place which was named Gethsemané;

rest? It is enough: the hour is come: behold, the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. 42 Arise, let us go; behold, he who delivereth me up is drawing near."

45 AND immediately, while

* See note on Matt. xxvi. 24.

he was yet speaking, appeared Judas, [who was] one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests, and the scribes, and the elders. 44 Now the traitor had given them a token, saying, " Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: seize him, and lead him away safely." 45 He was no sooner come, than accosting Jesus, he said "Master, [Master,]" and kissed him. 46 Then they laid their hands on him, and seized him. 47 And one of those who stood by drew a sword, and struck a servant of the highpriest, and cut off his ear.

48 Then Jesus spake, and said to them, "Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye did not arrest me but hereby the scriptures are fulfilled." 50 Then deserting him, they all fled. 51 Now a certain youth followed him, having only a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and [the young men] seized him. 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled [from them] naked.

witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. 56 For many bare false witness against him, but their testimonies were not sufficient.

57 And some rose up, and bare false witness against him, saying, 58 "We heard him say, I will destroy this temple which is made with hands, and within three days I will build another, made without hands." 59 But neither was their testimony sufficient. 60 Then the high-priest rose up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, "Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?" 61 But he kept silence, and answered nothing. Again, the high-priest interrogating him, said, "Art thou the Christ, the son of the Blessed One?" 62 And Jesus said, "I am : and ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

63 Then the high-priest rent his clothes, and said, "What further need have we of witnesses? 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what is your opinion?" And they all pronounced him worthy of death. 65 Then some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and buffet him, and to say to him, "Prophesy :" and the officers beat him with the palms of

53 AND they led Jesus away, to the high-priest; and all the chief-priests, and the elders, and the scribes, came together at his house. 54 And Peter followed him at a distance, even into the palace of the high-their hands. priest and was sitting, together with the officers, and warming himself, at the fire. 55 And the chief-priests, and the whole sanhedrim, sought

66 NOW Peter being in the palace below, one of the maidservants of the high-priest came; 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked

on him, and said, "Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth." 68 But he denied it, saying, "I know not, nor understand what thou sayest." And he went out into the porch; and the cock


his custom to release to them a prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7 And there was a man, named Barabbas, who lay bound with those that had made insurrection with him, men who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And with clamour the multitude began to demand that he would do as he had always done for them.

9 Then Pilate answered them, saying, "Will ye that I release to you the king of the Jews?"" 10 (For he knew that

69 And the maid seeing him again, she began to say to those who stood by, "This is one of them." 70 And he denied it again. And after a little time, those who stood by, again said to Peter, "Surely thou art one of them : for thou art also a Galilean, [and thy speech show-through envy the, chief-priests eth it."] 71 But he began to curse and to swear, that he knew not this man of whom they spake. 72 And a second time the cock crew. Then Peter recollected the words which Jesus said to him, "Before the cock crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice." And reflecting thereon, he wept.

had delivered him up.) 11 But the chief-priests stirred up the people to ask, that he would rather release Barabbas to them. 12 And Pilate speaking again, said to them, "What will ye then that I should do to him whom ye call the king of the Jews?" 13 And they cried out again, "Crucify him."

14 Then Pilate said to them,

And they cried out exceedingly, "Crucify him." 15 So Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them; and, having scourged Jesus, he delivered him up to be crucified.

CH. XV. 1 AND immediately, in the morning, the chief-"But what evil hath he done?” priests and the elders, and scribes, and the whole sanhedrim, after consulting together, bound Jesus, and took him away, and delivered him up to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, "Art thou the king of the Jews?" And he answering, said to him, "Thou sayest it." 3 And the chief-priests accused him of many things. 4 Then Pilate asked him again, saying, "Answerest thou nothing? see how many things they witness against thee." 5 But Jesus no longer answered any thing: so that Pilate was surprized.

6 Now at that festival, it was

16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they called together the whole band: 17 and they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head: 18 and they began to salute him, "Hail, king of the Jews." 19 And they struck him on the head with a reed, and spat on


him, and, bowing their knees, | believe." And those who were did him obeisance. 20 And crucified with him reproached having derided him, they stripped him of the purple, and put [his own] clothes on him; and led him out to crucify him.

21 AND they constrained one Simon, a Cyrenian, (the father of Alexander and Rufus,) who passed by, coming from the country, to bear his cross. 22 And they brought him to a place called Golgotha; which is, being interpreted, A place of sculls. 23 And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh: but

he received it not.

24 And having crucified him, they parted among them his garments; casting lots for them, what every man should take. 25 And it was the third hour, when they crucified him. 26 And the inscription of his accusation was written over; THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27 And with him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and another on his left. 28 [And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, "And he was numbered among transgressors."]

29 And those who passed by reviled him, shaking their heads, and saying, "Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 30 save thyself, and come down from the cross." 31 In like manner also, the chief-priests, and the scribes, amongst themselves, deriding him, said, "He saved others; himself he cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and

33 And the sixth hour being come, there was darkness over the whole land, till the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, wherefore hast thou forsaken me? 35 And some of those who stood by, hearing it, said, “ Behold he calleth for Elijah." 36 And one ran, and filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, "Forbear; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."

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of Arimathea, a senator of rank, and who also, himself, expected the reign of God, came, and courageously went in to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 And Pilate wondered that he was already dead and he called to him the centurion, and asked him whether he had been dead any time.


6 And he said to them, "Be not terrified: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen; he is not here; see the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he will go before you into Galilee: there ye shall see him, as he said to you." 8 And they went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and consternation had seized them; but said nothing to any

45 And being informed by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph: 46 who bought linen, and took him down, and wrap-one; for they were afraid. ped him in the linen, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the entrance of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.

CH. XVI. 1 AND the sabbath being past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salomé, bought sweet spices, that they might go and embalm him.

2 And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said amongst themselves, "Who shall roll away the stone for us, from the entrance of the tomb?" 4 (For it was very large.) But looking, they saw that the stone was rolled 5 And they entered into the tomb, and saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe; and they were




9 [NOW Jesus having arisen early on the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. 10 She went and told those that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 But hearing that he was alive, and had been seen by her, they did not believe it.

12 And after that, he appeared in another form, unto two of them, as they were walking, and going into the country. 13 But on their returning and telling it to the rest: neither did they believe them.

14 Afterwards he appeared to the eleven themselves, as they were eating, and upbraided them with their incredulity and obstinacy, because they believed not those who had seen him, after he was risen.

15 And he said to them, "Go ye into all the world, and proclaim the good tidings to the whole

creation. 16 He who believeth,

Many copies omit the twelve last verses of this chapter; probably, as Jerom says, because they were thought to be irreconcileable with the other accounts of our Lord's resur


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