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while I go and pray yonder. disciples, and faith unto them,

37 And he took with him 'Sleep on now, and take your Peter, and the two sons of rest : behold, the hour is at Zebedee, and began to be hand, and the Son of man is sorrowful and very heavy.

betrayed into the hands of 38 Then faith he unto finners. them, My soul is exceeding 46 Rise, let us be going: sorrowful, even unto death : behold, he is at hand that tarry ye here, and watch doth betray me. with me.

47 And while he yet 39 And he went a little spake, ló, Judas one of the farther, and fell on his face, twelve came, and with him and prayed, saying, O my a great multitude with swords Father, if it be possible, let and ftaves, from the chief this cup pass from me: ne- priests and elders of the vertheless, not as I will, but people. as thou wilt,

48 Now he that betrayed 40 And he cometh unto him gave them a fign, faythe disciples, and findeth ing, Whomsoever I fall kiss, them asleep, and faith unto that fame is he: hold him Peter, What could ye not fast. watch with me one hour? 49 And forthwith he came

41 Watch and pray, that to Jesus, and said, Hail, malye enter not into temptation. ter; and kissed him. The spirit indeed is willing, 50 And Jesus said unto but the flesh is weak. him, Friend, wherefore art 42 He went away again thou come?

Then came the second time and prayed, they and laid hands on Jesus, saying, O my Father, if this and took him. cup may not pass away from 51 And, behold, one of me, except I drink it, thy them which were with Jesus will be done.

stretched out his hand, and 43 And he came and found drew his sword, and struck a them asleep again: for their servant of the high priest's, eyes were heavy.

and Imote off his ear. 44 And he left them, and 52 Then said Jesus unto went away again, and prayed hiin, Put up again thy sword the third time, saying the into his place : for all they fame words.

that take the sword shall pe45 Then cometh he to his rich with the sword.

53 Thinkest

on me.

53 Thinkest thou that I witnesses, cannot now pray to my Fa 61 And faid, This fellow ther, and he shall presently said, I am able to destroy the give me more than twelve temple of God, and to build legions of angels?

it in three days. 54 But how then shall the

62 And the high priest scriptures be fulfilled, That arofe, and said unto him, thus it must be?

Answereft thou nothing? 55 In that same hour faid what is it which these witJefus to the multitudes, Are ness against thee? ye come out as against a 63 But Jefus held his thief with fwords and staves peace. And the high priest for to take me? I fat daily answered, and faid unto him, with you teaching in the I adjure thee by the living temple, and ye laid no hold God, that thou tell us whe

ther thou be the Christ the 56 But all this was done Son of God. that the scriptures of the 64 Jefus faith unto him, prophets might be fulfilled. Thou hast said. NevertheThen all the disciples forsook less I say unto you, Hereafter him and fled.

shall

ye

see the Son of man 57 And they that had laid fitting on the right hand of hold on Jesus led him away power, and coming in the to Caiaphas the high priest, clouds of heaven. where the scribes and the 65 Then the high priest elders were assembled. rent his clothes, saying, He

58 But Peter followed him hath spoken blasphemy: what afar off unto the high priest's further need have we of witpalace, and went in, and fat neffes? behold, now ye have with the servants, to see the heard his blasphemy. end.

66 What think ye? They 59 Now the chief priests, answered and faid, He is and elders, and all the coun- guilty of death. cil, fought false witness a 67 Then did they spit in gainst Jelus, to put him to his face, and buffeted him: death;

and others finote him with 60 But found none: yea, the palms of their hands, though many false witnesses 68 Saying, Prophesy unto came, yet found they none. us, thou Chrift; Who is he At the last caine two false that finote thee?

the man.

69 Now Peter fat without 2 And when they had bound in the palace: and a damsel him, they led him away, and came unto him, saying, Thou delivered him to Pontius Pialso wast with Jefus of Ga-late the governor. lilee.

34 Then Judas which had, 70 But he denied before betrayed him, when he saw them all, saying, I know not that he was condemned, rewhat thou sayest.

pented himself, and brought. 71 And when he was gone again the thirty pieces of lilout into the porch, another ver to the chief priests and maid saw him, and said unto elders, them that were there, This 4 Saying, I have sinned, in fellow was also with Jesus of that I have betrayed the inNazareth.

nocent blood. And they said, 72 And again he denied What is that to us? fee thou with an oath, I do not know to that.

5 And he cast down the 73 And after a while came pieces of silver in the temunto him they that stood by, ple, and departed, and went and said to Peter, Surely thou and hanged himself. also art one of them; for thy

6 And the chief priests took speech bewrayeth thee. the silver pieces, and said, It

74 Then began he to curse is not lawful for to put them and to swear, saying, I know into the treasury, because it not the man. And immedi- is the price of blood. ately the cock crew.

7 And they took counsel, 75 And Peter remembered and bought with them the the word of Jesus, which faid potter's field, to bury stranunto him, Before the cock/gers in. crow, thou shalt deny me 8 Wherefore that field was thrice. And he went out and called, The field of blood wept bitterly.

unto this day.

9 Then was fulfilled that CHAP. XXVII.

which was spoken by Jeremy

the prophet, saying, And they THEN the morning took the thirty pieces of fil

was come, all the ver, the price of him that chief priests and elders of the was valued, whom they of people took counsel against the children of Israel' did Jesus to put him to death:

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10 And gave them for many things this day in a the potters' field, as the Lord dream because of him. appointed me.

20 But the chief priests 11 And Jesus stood before and elders persuaded the multhe governor : and the go-titude that they thould ask vernor asked him, saying, Art Barabbas, and destroy Jefus. thou the king of the Jews?' 21 The

governor answer. and Jesus faid unto him, ed and said unto them, WheThou sayeft.

ther of the twain will ye that 12 And when he was ac- I release unto you? They cused of the chief priests and faid, Barabbas. elders, he answered nothing. 22 Pilate faith unto them,

13 Then said Pilate unto What shall I do then with him, Heareft thou not how Jesus, which is called Christ? many things they witness | They all say unto him, Let against thee?

him be crucified. 14 And he answered him 23 And the governor said. to never a word, infomuch Why, whatevil hath he done? that the governor marvelled But they cried out the more, greatly.

saying, Let him be crucified. 15 Now at that feast the 24 When Pilate faw that governor was wont to release he could prevail nothing, but unto the people a prisoner, that rather a tumult was made, whom they would.

he took water and washed his 16 And they had then a hands before the multitude, notable prisoner, called Ba- saying, I am innocent of the rabbas.

blood of this just person, see 17 Therefore when they ye to it. were gathered together, Pi 25 Then answered all the late faid unto them, Whom people, and said, His blood be will

ye that I release unto on us, and on our children. you? Barabbas, or Jesus 26 Then released he Bawhich is called Chri!? rabbas unto them: and when

18 For he knew that for he had scourged Jesus, he envy they had delivered him? delivered bim to be crucified. 19

When he was set down 27 Then the soldiers of on the judgement feat, his wife the governor took Jesus into fent unto him, saying, Have the cominon hail, and gathou nothing to do with that thered unto him the whole just man: for I have suffered band of soldiers,

28 And they stripped him,, watched him there; and put on him a scarlet 37 And set up over his robe.

head his accufation written, 29 And when they had THIS IS JESUS THE platted a crown of thorns, KING OF THE JEWS. they put it upon his head, 38 Then were there two and a reed in his right hand : thieves crucified with him, and they bowed the knee be-one on the right hand, and fore him, and mocked him, another on the left. saying, Hail, King of the 39 And they that passed Jews!

by reviled him, wagging their 30 And they spit upon heads, him, and took the reed, and 40 And saying, Thou that fmote him on the head. destroyest the temple, and

31 And after that they buildest it in three days, save had mocked him, they took thyself. If thou be the Son the robe off from him, and put of God, come down from the his own raiment on him, and cross. led him away to crucify him. 41 Likewise also the chief

32 And as they came out, priests mocking him, with they found a man of Cyrene, the scribes and elders, said, Simon by name : him they 42 He saved others; himcompelled to bear his cross. felf he cannot save: if he be 33 And when they were the King of Israel, let him

a place called now come down from the Golgotha, that is to say, Across, and we will believe place of a skull,

him. 34 They gave him vine 43 He trusted in God; gar to drink mingled with let him deliver him now, if gall : and when he had tasted he will have him : for he thereof, he would not drink. laid, I am the Son of God.

35 And they crucified him, 44 The thieves also which and parted his garments, caft-were crucified with him, caft ing lots : that it might be the same in his teeth. fulfilled which was spoken by 45 Now from the sixth the prophet, They parted my hour there was darkness over garments among them, and all the land unto the ninth upon my vesture did they cast hour. lots.

46 And about the ninth 36 And fitting down they hour Jesus cried with a loud

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