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Christ betrayed. S. Matthew. He is brought to Caiaphas. Sit ye here, while I go and pray from the chief priests and elders yonder.

of the people. 37 And he took with him Peter 48 Now he that betrayed him and the two sons of Zebedee, and gave them a sign, saying, Whombegan to be sorrowful and very soever I shall kiss, that same is heavy.

The : hald him fast. 38° Then saith he unto them, 49 And forthwith he came to My soul is exceeding sorrowful, Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; even unto death : tarry ye here, and kissed him. and watch with me.

1 50 And Jesus said unto him, 39 And he went a little farther, Friend, wherefore art thou come? and fell on his face, and prayed, Then came they and laid hands saying, O my Father, if it be pos- on Jesus, and took him. sible, let this cup pass from me: 51 And, behold, one of them, nevertheless, not as I will, but as which were with Jesus, stretched thou wilt.

out his hand, and drew his sword, 40 And he cometh unto the and struck a servant of the high disciples, and findeth them asleep, priest, and smote off his ear. and saith unto Peter, What! 52 Then said Jesus unto him, could ye not watch with me one Put up again thy sword into his hour?

place : for all they that take the 41 Watch and pray, that ye sword shall perish with the sword. enter not into temptation: the 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot spirit indeed is willing, but the now pray to my Father, and he flesh is weak.

shall presently give me more than 42 He went away again the se- twelve legions of angels ? cond time, and prayed, saying, 0 54 But how then shall the scripmy Father, if this cup may not tures be fulfilled, that thus it pass away from me, except I must be ? drink it, thy will be done. 55 In that same hour said Jesus

43 And he came and found to the multitudes, Are ye come them asleep again : for their eyes out, as against a thief, with swords, were heavy.

and staves for to take me ? I sat 44 And he left them, and went daily with you teaching in the away again, and prayed the third temple, and ye laid no hold on time, saying the same words. me.

45 Then cometh he to his dis- 56 But all this was done, that ciples, and saith unto them, Sleep the scriptures of the prophets on now, and take your rest : be- might be fulfilled. Then all the hold, the hour is at hand, and disciples forsook him and fled. the Son of man is betrayed into 579 And they that had laid hold the hands of sinners.

Son Jesus, led him away to Caia46 Rise, let us be going : be-phas the high priest, where the hold, he is at hand that doth be- scribes and the elders were astray me.

scmbled. 47 | And while he yet spake, 58 But Peter followed him afar lo, Judas, one of the twelve, off, unto the high priest's palace, came, and with him a great mul- and went in, and sat with the serlitude with swords and staves vanis, to sce the end.

Peter denieth
Chap. xxvii.

bine. 59 Now the chief priests and all, saying, I know not what elders, and all the council, sought thou sayest. false witness against Jesus to put 71 And when he was gone out him to death;

into the porch, another maid saw 60 But found none; yea, him, and said unto them that though many false witnesses were there, This fellow was also came, yet found they none. At with Jesus of Nazareth. the last came two false witnesses, 72 And again he denied with

61 And said, This fellow said, an oath, I do not know the man. I am able to destroy the temple 73 And after a while came unto of God, and to build it in three him they that stood by, and said days.

to Peter, Surely thou also art one 62 And the high priest arose, of them ; for thy speech bewrayand said unto him, Answerestseth thee. thou nothing? what is it which 74 Then began he to curse and these witness against thee? to swear, saying, I know not the

63 But Jesus held his peace. man. And immediately the cock And the high priest answered, crew. and said unto him, I adjure thee 75 And Peter remembered the by the living God, that thou tell words of Jesus, which said unus whether thou be the Christ, to him, Before the cock crow, the Son of God:

thou , shalt deny me thrice. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou And he went out, and wept bit. hast said : nevertheless, I say un- terly. to you, Hereafter shall ye see the CHAP. XXVII. Son of man sitting on the right Christ delivered to Pilate. hand of power, and coming in the W HEN the morning was clouds of heaven.

V come, all the chief priests 65 Then the high priest rent his and elders of the people took clothes, saying, He hath spoken counsel against Jesus to put him blasphemy: what further need to death : have we of witnesses ? Behold, 2 And when they had bound now ye have heard his blasphe-him, they led him away, and demy.

livered him to Pontius Pilate the 66 What think ye? They an-governor. swered and said, He is guilty of 3 | Then Judas, which badbe. death.

trayed him, when he saw that he 67 Then did they spit in his was condemned, repented himface, and buffeted him; and self, and brought again the thirty others smote him with the palms pieces of silver to the chief priests of their hands,

. and elders, 68 Saying, 'Prophesy unto us, 4 Saying, I have sinned, in that thou Christ; Who is he that I have betrayed the innocent smote thee?

blood. And they said, What is 69 | Now Peter sat without in that to us ? see thou to that. the palace : and a damsel camel 5 And he cast down the pieces unto him, saying, Thou also of silver in the temple, and clewast with Jesus of Galilee. paried, and went and hanged him.

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Christ arraigned. S. Matthew. Barabbas released.

6 And the chief priests took on the judgment-seat, his wife the silver pieces, and said, It is sent unto him, saying, Have thou not lawful for to put them into the nothing to do with that just man : treasury, because it is the price for I have suffered many things of blood.

Ithis day in a dream because of 7 And they took counsel, and him. bought with them the potters' 20 But the chief priests and elfield, to bury strangers in d ers persuaded the multitude that · 8 Wherefore that field was they should ask Barabbas, and called, The field of blood, unto destroy Jesus. this day.

21 The governor answered, 9 (Then was fulfilled that which and said unto them, Whether of was spoken by Jeremy the pro- the twain will ye that I release unphet, saying, And they took the to you? They said, Barabbas. thirty pieces of silver, the price 22 Pilate saith unto them, What of him that was valued, whom shall I do then with Jesus, which they of the children of Israel did is called Christ? They all say unto value;

him, Let him be crucified. 10 And gave them for the pot. 23 And the governor said, ters' field, as the Lord appointed Why, what evil hath he done? me.)

But they cried out the more, say11 | And Jesus stood beforeing, Let him be crucified the governor; and the governor 24 When Pilate saw that he asked him, saying, Art thou the could prevail nothing, but that King of the Jews ? and Jesus said rather a tumult was made, he unto him, Thou sayest. took water, and washed his hands,

12 And when he was accused before the multitude, saying, I of the chief priests and elders, he am innocent of the blood of this answered nothing.

ljust person; see ye to it. 13 Then said Pilate unto him, 25 Then answered all the peoHearest thou not how many ple, and said, His blood be on things they witness against thee? us, and on our children.

14 And he answered him to 26 Then released he Barabbas, never a word ; insomuch that the unto them; and, when he had governor marvelled greatly. scourged Jesus, he delivered bim

15 T Now at that feast the go-to be crucified. . vernor was wont to release unto 27 Then the soldiers of the the people a prisoner, whom they governor took Jesus into the comwould.

mon hail, and gathered unto him 16 And they had then a nota- the whole band of soldiers. ble prisoner, called Barabbas. | 28 And they stripped him, and

17 Therefore, when they were put on him a scarlet robe, gathered together, Pilate said un- 29 And when they had platted to them, Whom will ye that I a crown of thorns, they put it release unto you? Barabbas, or upon his head, and a reed in his Jesus, which is called Christ? right hand; and they bowed the

18 For he knew that for envy knee before him, and mocked they had delivered him. him, saying, Hail, king of the

19 | When he was set down Jews!

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Christ's crucifixion, Chap. xxvii. . His death.

30 And they spit upon him, down from the cross, and we and took the reed, and smote him will believe him. on the head.

43 He trusted in God; let him 31 And after that they had deliver him now, if he will have mocked him, they took the robe him : for he said, I am the Son off from him, and put his own of God. raiment on him, and led him 44 The thieves also, which away to cruciiy him.

were crucified with him, cast the 32 And, as they came out, they same in his teeth. found a man of Cyrene, Simon 45 9 Now, from the sixth hour, by name ; him they compelled to there was darkness over all the bear his cross.

lland unto the ninth hour. 33 | And when they were come 46 And about the ninth hour, unto a place called Golgotha, that Jesus cried with a loud voice, is to say, A place of a scull, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachtha

34 They gave him vinegar to ni? that is to say, My God, my drink, mingled with gall : and, God, why hast thou forsaken when he had tasted thereof, heme? would not drink.

47 Some of them that stood 35 And they crucified him, there, when they heard that, said, and parted his garments, casting This man calleth for Elias. lots; that it might be fulfilled 48 And straightway one of which was spoken by the pro-them ran, and took a spunge, phet, They parted my garments and filled it with vinegar, and put among them, and upon my ves-lit on a reed, and gave him to ture did they cast lots.

36 And, sitting down, they 49 The rest said, Let be, let watched him there;

Jus see whether Elias will come 37 And set up over his head, to save him. his accusation written, THIS IS 50 | Jesus, when he had cried JESUS, THE KING OF THE again with a loud voice, yielded JEWS.

up the ghost. 38 Then were there two thieves 51 And, behold, the vail of the crucified with him, one on the temple was rent in twain, from right hand, and another on the the top to the bottom; and the

earth did quake, and the rocks 39 | And they that passed by rent; reviled him, wagging their heads, 52 And the graves were open

40 And saying, Thou that de- led; and many bodies of the saints stroyest the temple, and buildest which slept, arose, it in three days, save thyself. If 53 And came out of the graves thou be the Son of God, come after his resurrection, and went down from the cross.

Jinto the holy city, and appeared 41 Likewise also the chief unto many. priests mocking him, with the 54 Now, when the centurion, scribes and elders, said, and they that were with him,

42 He saved others; himself watching Jesus, saw the earth he cannot save. If he be the quake, and those things that were King of Israel, let him now come done, they feared greatly, say

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Christ's burial.

S. Matthew. His resurrection. ing, Truly this was the Son of God. CHAP. XXVIII.

55 And many women were Christ's resurrection. there, beholding afar off, which TN the end of the sabbath, as it followed Jesus from Galilee, I began to dawn towards the first ministering unto him:

day of the week, came Mary 56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, Magdalene, and Mary the mother to see the sepulchre. of James and Joses, and the mo- 2 And, behold, there was a ther of Zebedee's children. great earthquake : for the angel

57 | When the even was come, of the Lord descended from heathere came a rich man of Arima-ven, and came and rolled back thea, named Joseph, who also the stone from the door, and sat himself was Jesus' disciple : Jupon it. · 58 He went to Pilate, and beg-| 3 His countenance was like ged the body of Jesus. Then lightning, and his raiment white Pilate commanded the body tolas snow : be delivered

4 And for fear of him the keep59 And when Joseph had tak- Jers did shake, and became as en the body, he wrapped it in a dead men. clean linen cloth,

5 And the angel answered and 60 And laid it in his own new said unto the women, Fear not tomb, which he had hewn out in ye : for I know that ye seek Jethe rock : and he rolled a great sus, which was crucified. stone to the door of the sepulchre, 6 He is not here ; for he is risand departed.

len, as he said. Come, see the 61 And there was Mary Mag-place where the Lord lay. dalene, and theother Mary, sitting 7 And go quickly, and tell his over against the sepulchre. disciples, that he is risen from

62 ^ Now, the next day, that the dead; and, behold, he goeth followed the day of the preparati- beforeyou intoGalilee; thereshall on, the chief priests and Phari-ye see him : lo, I have told you. sees came together unto Pilate, 18 And they departed quickly

63 Saying, Sir, we remember from the sepulchre, with fear and that that deceiver said, while he great joy; and did run to bring was yet alive, After three days I his disciples word. will rise again.

1 9 9 And, as they went to tell 64 Command, therefore, that the his disciples, behold, Jesus met sepulchre be made sure until the them, saying, All hail. And third day, lest his disciples come they came and held him by the by night and steal him away, and feet, and worshipped him. say unto the people, He is risen! 10 Then said Jesus unto them, from the dead : so the last error Be not afraid : go tell my brethshall be worse than the first. ren, that they go into Galilee,

65 Pilate said unto them, Yesand there shall they see me. have a watch; go your way, make 11 | Now, when they were it as sure as ye can.

going, behold, some of the watch 66 So they went, and made the came into the city, and shewed sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, unto the chief priests all the and setting a watch.

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