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"to his own, and shall leave me alone: and 66 yet I am not alone, because the Father is " with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
"the world ye shall have tribulation: but "be of good cheer; I have overcome the
128. Jesus' Prayer.
THESE words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour "is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him
power over all flesh, that he should give "eternal life to as many as thou hast given "him. And this is life eternal, that they might "know thee the only true God, and Jesus 66 Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glori
"fied thee on the earth: I have finished the "work which thou gavest me to do. 66 now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with "thee before the world was. I have mani"fested thy name unto the men which thou
gavest me out of the world: thine they
were, and thou gavest them me; and they "have kept thy word. Now they have known "that all things whatsoever thou hast given "me are of thee: for I have given unto them "the words which thou gavest me; and they "have kept thy word. Now they have known
* In the conversion and salvation of men.
"that all things whatsoever thou hast given
are thine. And all mine are thine, and "thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. "And now I am no more in the world, but "these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name "those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.' While I was with "them in the world, I kept them in thy name: "those that thou gavest me I have kept, and
none of them is lost, but the son of perdi"tion; that the scripture might be fulfilled. "And now I come to thee; and these things "I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given "them thy word; and the world hath hated "them, because they are not of the world, " even as I am not of the world. "that thou shouldest take them "world, but that thou shouldest keep them "from the evil. They are not of the world, "even as I am not of the world. Sanctify "them through thy truth: thy word is truth. "As thou hast sent me into the world, even
pray not out of the
• Not for the unbelieving world, but for my disciples only. Stedfast and united in the profession and practice of the same doctrine.
Judas. Psalms xli. 9. cix. 8.
"so have I also sent them into the world. And "for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they "also might be sanctified through the truth. "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them "also which shall believe on me through their "word; that they all may be one; as thou, "Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they "also may be one in us: that the world may "believe that thou hast sent me. And the
glory which thou gavest me I have given "them; that they may be one, even as we "are one: I in them, and thou in me, that "they may be made perfect in one; and that "the world may know that thou hast sent me, "and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast "given me, be with me where I am; that they
may behold my glory, which thou hast given "me: for thou lovedst me before the founda"tion of the world. O righteous Father, the "world hath not known thee: but I have "known thee, and these have known that thou "hast sent me. And I have declared unto "them thy name, and will declare it: that the "love wherewith thou hast loved me may "in them, and I in them."
* Devote and offer up my life for their sakes, that they
be ready to follow my example.
may The glorious power of working miracles.
129. Jesus' agony in Gethsemane.
AND when they had sung an hymn they went out over the brook Cedron, into the mount of Olives. Then cometh Jesus with
them into a place called Geth- Place. semane, where was a garden, into Gethsemane. the which he entered, and his dis
ciples. And he saith unto the disciples, "Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder." And
he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, "My soul "is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : "tarry ye here, and watch with me." And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if it be possi"ble, let this cup' pass from me: nevertheless "not as I will, but as thou wilt." And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow. And he saith unto Peter, "What, could "watch with me one hour? watch and pray, "that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit "indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 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." And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy: neither wist they what to answer. And he left
Or, a Psalm, as was usual with the Jews after their repast, probably from Psalm cxiii. to cxviii.
This cup of affliction.
them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 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. Rise, let us be going: "behold, he is at hand that doth betray 66 me."
130. Jesus is betrayed.
AND while he yet spake, lo, Judas, (which betrayed him, for he knew the place; for Jesus oft-times resorted thither with his disciples,) one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with lanterns and torches, and swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, " Whom seek ye?” They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, "I am he." And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. Ast soon then as he had said unto them, "I am he," they went backward,' and fell to the
It is now too late to exhort you any more to watch and pray; the hour of trial and temptation is actually at hand, and my destiny is determined.
Stung in their consciences with the wickedness they were engaged in.