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Christ betrayed and Chap. xxvi. brought before Caiaphası spirit indeed is willing, but the which were with Jesus stretch, flesh is weak.

ed out his hand, and drew his 42 He went away again the sword, and struck a servant of second time, and prayed, say- the high priest, and smote off ing, O my Father, if this cup his ear. may not pass away from me, 52 Then said Jesus unto except I drink it, thy will be him, Put up again thy sword done.

into his place; for all they 43 And he came and found that take the sword shall pethem asleep again; for their rish with the sword. eyes were heavy.

53 Thinkest thou that I 44 And he left them, and cannot now pray to my Father, went away again, and prayed and he shall presently give me the third time,saying the same more than twelve legions of words.

angels ?j 45 Then cometh he to his 54 But how then shall the disciples, and saith unto them, scriptures be fulfilled, that Sleep on now, and take your thus it must be ? rest; behold, the hour is at 55 In that same hour said hand, and the Son of man is Jesus to the multitudes, Are betrayed into the hands of sin- ye come out, as against a pers.

: thief, with swords and staves 46 Rise, let us be going; for to take me? I sat daily behold, he is at hand that doth with you teaching in the tembetray me.

ple, and ye laid no hold on me. 47 | And while he yet spake, 56 But all this was done, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, that the scriptures of the proeame, and with him a great phets might be fulfilled. Then multitude with swords and all the disciples forsook him, staves from the chief priests and fled. and elders of the people. 57 And they that had laid

48 Now, he that betrayed hold on Jesus led him away to bim gave them a sign, saying, Caiaphas the high priest, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that where the scribes and the elsame is he; hold him fast. ders were assembled.

49 And forthwith he came 58 But Peter followed him to Jesus, and said, Hail, Mas- afar off unto the high priest's ter; and kissed him.

palace, and went in, and sat 50 And Jesus said unto with the servants to see the bim, Friend, wherefore art' end. thou come? Then came they 59 Now, the chief priests and laid hands on Jesus, and ; Legion. A Roman legion contook him.

sisted of about 6000 men ; sometimes 51 And behold one of them more, sometimes less.

Christ falsely accused S. Matthew. and denied of Peter. and elders, and all the coun. . 66 What think ye? They cil,sought false witness against answered and said, He is guilty Jesus, to put him to death: of death.

60 But found none; yea, 67 Then did they spit in though many false witnesses his face, and buffetted him ; came, yet found they none. At and others smote him with the the last came two false wit- palms of their hands, nesses,

68 Saying, Prophesy unto 61 And said, This fellow us, thou Christ; Who is he said, I am able to destroy the that smote thee? temple of God, and to build it 69 | Now Peter sat within three days.

out in the palace; and a dam62 And the high priest sel came unto him saying, arose, and said unto him, An- Thou also wast with Jesus of swerest thou nothing? What Galilee. is it which these witness a- 70 But he denied before gainst thee?

them all, saying, I know not 63 But Jesus held his peace. what thou sayest. And the high priest answered 11 And when he was gone and said unto him, I adjure out into the porch, another thee by the living God, that maid saw him, and said unto thou tell us whether thou be them that were there, This the Christ, the Son of God. fellow was also with Jesus of : 64 Jesus saith unto him, Nazareth..

Thou hast said; k neverthe- 72 And again he denied Jess, I say unto you, Hereafter with an oath, I do not know shall ye see the Son of man the man. sitting on the right hand of 73 And after a while came power, and coming in the unto him they that stood by, clouds of heaven.

.. and said to Peter, surely thou 65 Then the high priest also art one of them; for thy rent his clothes, l saying, He speech bewrayeth thee. hath spoken blasphemy; what 74 Then began be to curse murther need have we of wit- and to swear, saying, I know nesses ? behold, now ye have not the man. And immediI his blasphemy.

ately the cock crew.

75 And Peter remembered & Thou hast said ; that is, What the words of Jesus, which said I am, thou hast said; I am the Christ, unto him, Before the cock the Son of God.

crow thou shalt deny me I Rending or tearing the clothes im- thrice. And he went ont, and plies great grief, horror, or indignation; the high priest however was wept bitterly. . expressly forbidden to read his clothes. Lev. xxi. 10.

elders,

Judas hangeth himself. Chap. xxvi. Barabbas released.

CHAP. XXVII. 9 (Then was fulfilled that 1 Christ delivered to Pilate. which was spoken by Jeremy . 5 Judas hangeth himself. the prophet, saying, And they - 35 Christ is crucified. took the thirty pieces of silver,

WHEN the morning was the price of him that was vacome, all the chief priests and lued, whom they of the childelders of the people took coun- ren of Israel did value, . . sel against Jesus to put him 10 And gave them for the to death.

potter's field, as the Lord ap2 And when they had bound pointed me.) him they led him away, and 11 | And Jesus stood bedelivered him to Pontius Pi- fore the governor; and the late the governor. a

governor asked him, saying, 39 Then Judas, which had Art thou the King of the Jews betrayed him, when he saw And Jesus said unto him, Thou that he was condemned, re- sayest. b pented himself, and brought 12 And when he was accus. again the thirty pieces of sil. ed of the chief priests and eldver to the chief priests and ers he answered nothing.

* 13 Then said Pilate unto :: 4 Saying, I have sinned, in him, Hearest thou not how that I have betrayed the inno- many things they witness acent blood. And they said, gainst thee ? What is that to us ? see thou 1 4 And he answered him to

never a word c insomuch that 5 And he cast. down the the governor marvelled greatpieces of silver in the temple, ly. and departed, and went and 15 Now, at that feast the hanged himself.

governor was wont d to release 6 And the chief priests took unto the people a prisoner, the silver pieces, and said, It whom they would. is not lawful for to put them 16 And they had then a nointo the treasury, because it is table prisoner, called Barabthe price of blood.

bas. y And they took counsel, 17 Therefore, when they and bought with them the pot- were gathered together, Pilate ter's field, to bury strangers in. said unto them, Whom will ye

8 Wherefore that field was that I release unto you? Bacalled the field of blood, unto

6 Thou sayest. Thou sayest' right;

or, as thou hast said, I am a king., a Pilate was the Roman governor

6 He answered bim not a word. of Judea.

d Was wont. Was accustomedi was used.

to that.

this day

Pilate admonished. . S. Matthew. Christ mocked: rabbas, e or Jesus, which is people, and said, His blood be called Christ?

on us, and on our children. 18 For he knew that for 26 | Then released he Baenvy they had delivered him. rabbas unto them; and when

19 7 When he was set down he had scourged Jesus he deon the judgment-seat his wife livered him to be 'crucified. sent unto him, saying, Have · 27 Then the soldiers of the thou nothing to do with that governor took Jesus into the just man: for I have suffered common hall, and gathered many things this day in a unto him the whole band of dream because of him.

soldiers. 20 But the chief priests 28 And they stripped him, and elders persuaded the mul- and put on him a scarlet robe.g titude that they should ask 29 | And when they had Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. platted a crown of thorns they

21 The governor answered, put it upon his head, and a reed and said unto them, Whether in his right hand; and they of the twain will ye that I re. bowed the knee before him, lease unto you? They said and mocked him, saying, Hail, Barabbas.

king of the Jews! 22 Pilate saith unto them, 30 And they spit upon him, What shall I do then with Je- and took the reed, and smote sus, which is called Christ? him on the head. They all say unto him, Let 31 And after that they had him be crucified.

mocked him they took the robe 23 And the governor said, off from him and put his own Why? what evil hath he done? raiment on him, and led him But they cried out the more, away to crucify him. sąying, Let him be crucified. 32 And, as they came out,

24 T When Pilate saw that they found a man of Cyrene, he could prevail nothing, but Simon by name; him they that rather a tumult was made, compelled to bear his cross. he took water, and washed his 33 q And when they were hands f before the multitude, come unto a place called Golsaying, I am innocent of the gotha, h that is to say, A place blood of this just person; see of a scull, ye to it. 25 Then answered all the & The scarlet robe was worn by

kings, and in mockery was put upon

our Saviour, because he said he was e Barabbas, a person guilty of robe king of the Jews. So also the reed Bery, sedition and murder,

or cane, that in derision was put into of Washing the hands was a custom his hand, denoted a sceptre, which among the Jews designed to declare was an ensign of royalty. their innocence.

6 Golgotha or Calvary was a small

Christ erricified, reviled, Chap. xxvii. giveth up the ghost, &c.

34 They gave him vinegar 42 He saved others, himself to drink mingled with gall; he cannot save. If he be and, when he had tasted there- the King of Israel let him now of, he would not drink. come down from the cross, and

35 And they crucified him, we will believe him: and parted his garments, cast- * 43 He trusted in God; let ing lots; that it might be ful him deliver him now, if he will filled which was spoken by the have him; for he said I am prophet, They parted my gar- the Son of God. ments among them, and upon 44 The thieves also, which my vesture i did they cast lots. were crucified with him, cast

36 And sitting down, they the same in his teeth. watched him there;

45 | Now, from the sixth 37 And set up over his head hour, there was darkness over his accusation; written, THIS all the land unto the ninth IS JESUS THE KING OF hour.k THE JEWS.

46 And about the ninth 38 Then were there two hour Jesus cried with a loud thieves crucified with him; voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama one on the right hand, and an- sabachthani ? that is to say, other on the left.

My God, my God, why hast : 39 | And they that passed thou forsaken me? by reviled him, wagging their 417 Some of them that stood heads,

there, when they heard that, 40 And saying, Thou that said, This man calleth for destroyest the temple, and Elias. buildest it in three days, save 48 And straightway one of thyself. If thou be the Son of them ran, and took a spunge, God, come down from the and filled it with vinegar, and cross.

put it on a reed, and gave him 41 Likewise also the chief to drink. priests, mocking him, with the 49 The rest said, Let be; scribes and elders, said, let us see whether Elias will

come to save him. hill west of Jerusalem. Golgotha 50 g Jesns, when he had signifies the place of a scull, so called from its resemblance to the scull of

cried again with a loud voice, a man, or because it was the place, yielded up the ghost. where malefactors were executed. : 51 And, behold, the vail of

i Vesture was generally the outer the temple was rent in twain garment.

from the top to the bottom;l j Accusation. The phrase “ KING OF THE JEws" was according to the Roman custom placed over the head.Sixth bour. Twelve o'clock, or of Jesus, showing for what crime he noon. Nintb bour; three o'clock. was executed.

| Tbe vail or veil of the temple was

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