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Christ, David's Lord. Chap. xiii. Persecution for the Gospel. Lord our God is one Lord: synagogues, and the uppermost 30 And thou shalt love the Lord rooms at feasts;
thy God with all thy heart, and 40 Which devour widows' with all thy soul, and with all thy houses, and for a pretence make mind, and with all thy strength. long prayers: these shall receive This is the first command-greater damnation.
41 ¶ And Jesus sat over against 31 And the second is like, the treasury, and beheld how the namely this, Thou shalt love thy people cast money into the treaneighbour as thyself. There is sury and many that were rich none other commandment greater cast in much.
42 And there came a certain 32 And the scribe said unto poor widow, and she threw in him, Well, Master, thou hast two mites, which make a farsaid the truth: for there is one thing. God; and there is none other but 43 And he called unto him his he: disciples, and saith unto them,
33 And to love him with all the Verily I say unto you, that this heart, and with all the under-poor widow hath cast more in standing, and with all the soul, than all they which have cast inand with all the strength, and to to the treasury:
love his neighbour as himself, is 44 For all they did cast in of more than all whole burnt offer- their abundance; but she of her ings and sacrifices. want did cast in all that she had. even all her living. CHAP. XIII.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
Destruction of the temple foretold.
temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what 35 And Jesus answered, and manner of stones, and what buildsaid, while he taught in the tem-ings are here!
ple, How say the scribes that 2 And Jesus, answering, said Christ is the son of David? unto him, Seest thou these great 36 For David himself said by buildings? there shall not be left the Holy Ghost, the LORD said one stone upon another, that shall to my Lord, Sit thou on my right not be thrown down.
hand, till I make thine enemies 3 ¶ And as he sat upon the thy footstool. mount of Olives, over against the 37 David, therefore, himself temple, Peter, and James, and Calleth him Lord; And whence is John, and Andrew, asked him he then his son? and the common privately,
'people heard him gladly.
4 Tell us, when shall these 38 T And he said unto them in things be? and what shall be the his doctrine, Beware of the sign when all these things shall be scribes, which love to go in long fulfilled? clothing, and love salutations in 5 And Jesus, answering them, the market-places, began to say, Take heed lest any.
39 And the chief seats in the man deceive you:
6 For many shall come in my 15 And let him that is on the name, saying, I am Christ; and house-top not go down into the shall deceive many. house, neither enter therein, to 7 And when ye shall hear of take any thing out of his house: wars, and rumours of wars, be 16 And let him that is in the ye not troubled: for such things field, not turn back again for to must needs be; but the end shall take up his garment.
not be yet.
17 But woe to them that are 8 For nation shall rise against with child, and to them that give nation, and kingdom against king- suck in those days! dom; and there shall be earth- 18 And pray ye that your quakes in divers places, and there flight be not in the winter. shall be famines, and troubles; 19 For in those days shall be these are the beginnings of sor-affliction, such as was not from the beginning ofthecreation, which 9¶But take heed to yourselves: God created, unto this time, neifor they shall deliver you up to ther shall be. councils; and in the synagogues 20 And except that the Lord ye shall be beaten and ye shall had shortened those days, no be brought before rulers and kings flesh should be saved; but for for my sake, for a testimony the elects' sake, whom he hath against them. chosen, he hath shortened the
10 And the gospel must first be days. published among all nations.
21 And then, if any man shall 11 But when they shall lead you, say to you, Lo, here is Christ; and deliver you up, take noor, lo, he is there; believe him thought beforehand what ye shall not:
speak, neither do ye premeditate : 22 For false Christs and false but whatsoever shall be given you prophets shall rise, and shall shew in that hour, that speak ye: for signs and wonders, to seduce, if it is not ye that speak, but the it were possible, even the elect. Holy Ghost. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I 12 Now, the brother shall be-have foretold you all things. tray the brother to death, and the 24 But in those days, after T father the son; and children shall that tribulation, the sun shall be rise up against their parents, and darkened, and the moon shall not shall cause them to be put to give her light;
25 And the stars of heaven shall 13 And ye shall be hated of all fall, and the powers that are in men for my name's sake: but he heaven shall be shaken. that shall endure unto the end, 26 And then shall they see the the same shall be saved. Son of man coming in the clouds 14 ¶ But when ye shall see the with great power and glory. abomination of desolation, spoken 27 And then shall he send his of by Daniel the prophet, stand-angels, and shall gather together ing where it ought not, (let him his elect from the four winds. that readeth understand,) then let from the uttermost part of the them that be in Judea flee to the earth, to the uttermost part of mountains: heaven.
Christ's coming unknown. Chap. xiv.
Judas selleth Christ.
28 Now learn a parable of the he sat at meat, there came a wo fig-tree; When her branch is yet man, having an alabaster-box of tender, and putteth forth leaves, ointment of spikenard, very preye know that summer is near: cious; and she brake the box,
29 So ye, in like manner, when and poured it on his head. ye shall see these things come to 4 And there were some that pass, know that it is nigh, even at had indignation within themthe doors. selves, and said, Why was this 30 Verily I say unto you, That waste of the ointment made? this generation shall not pass, till 5 For 5 For it might have been sold all these things be done. for more than three hundred 31 Heaven and earth shall pass pence, and have been given to away; but my words shall not the poor. And they murmured pass away. against her.
32 T But of that day, and that 6 And Jesus said, Let her hour knoweth no man, no, not alone, why trouble ye her? she the angels which are in heaven, hath wrought a good work on me. neither the Son, but the Father. 7 For ye have the poor with 33 Take ye heed, watch and you always, and whensoever ye pray for ye know not when the will, ye may do them good; but time is. me ye have not always.
34 For the Son of man is as a 8 She hath done what she man taking a far journey, who could; she is come aforehand left his house, and gave authority to anoint my body to the burying. to his servants, and to every man 9 Verily I say unto you, his work, and commanded the Wheresoever this gospel shall be porter to watch. preached throughout the whole
35 Watch ye, therefore: for ye world, this also that she hath know not when the master of the done shall be spoken of, for a mehouse cometh, at even, or at mid-morial of her. night, or at the cock-crowing, or 10 And Judas Iscariot, one in the morning: of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.
36 Lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you, say unto all, Watch.
11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently be
Conspiracy against Christ. tray him.
FTER two days was the 12 ¶ And the first day of unfeast of the passover, and of leavened bread; when they killed unleavened bread: and the chief the passover, his disciples said priests and the scribes sought how unto him, Where wilt thou that they might take him by craft, and we go and prepare, that thou mayput him to death. est cat the passover?
2 But they said, Not on the 13 And he sendeth forth two of feast-day, lest there be an uproar his disciples, and saith unto them, of the people. Go ye into the city, and there And being in Bethany, in shall meet you a man bearing a the house of Simon the leper, as pitcher of water: follow him.
14 And wheresoever he shall 26 T And when they had sung go in, say ye to the good man of an hymn, they went out into the the house, The Master saith, mount of Olives. Where is the guest-chamber, 27 And Jesus said unto them, where I shall eat the passover All ye shall be offended because of with my disciples? me this night: for it is written, I 15 And he will shew you a large will smite the Shepherd, and the upper-room furnished and pre- sheep shall be scattered. pared: there make ready for us. 28 But after that I am risen, I 16 And his disciples went will go before you into Galilee. forth, and came into the city, and 29 But Peter said unto him, Alfound as he had said unto them: though all shall be offended, yet and they made ready the passo-will not I.
30 And Jesus said unto him, 17 And in the evening he com- Verily I say unto thee, That this eth with the twelve. day, even in this night, before the
18 And as they sat and did eat, cock crow twice, thou shalt deny Jesus said, Verily I say unto me thrice. you, One of you which eateth 31 But he spake the more vewith me shall betray me. hemently, If I should die with
19 And they began to be sor-thee, I will not deny thee in any rowful, and to say unto him one wise. Likewise also said they all. by one, Is it I? and another said, 32 And they came to a place Is it I? which was named Gethsemane: 20 And he answered, and said and he saith to his disciples, Sit unto them, It is one of the twelve, ye here, while I shall pray. that dippeth with me in the dish. 33 And he taketh with him Pe
21 The Son of man indeed go-ter, and James, and John, and eth, as it is written of him: but began to be sore amazed, and to woe to that man by whom the be very heavy ; Son of man is betrayed! good 34 And saith unto them, My were it for that man if he had ne-soul is exceeding sorrowful unto ver been born. death: tarry ye here, and watch.
22 T And, as they did eat, Je- 35 And he went forward a litsus took bread, and blessed, and tle, and fell on the ground, and brake it, and gave to them, and prayed, that, if it were possible, said, Take, eat; this is my body. the hour might pass from him.
23 And he took the cup, and, 36 And he said, Abba, Father, when he had given thanks, he all things are possible unto thee; gave it to them: and they all take away this cup from me: nedrank of it. vertheless, not what I will, but
24 And he said unto them, what thou wilt. This is my blood of the new tes- 37 And he cometh, and findeth tament, which is shed for many. them sleeping, and saith unto Pe25 Verily I say unto you, Iter, Simon, sleepest thou! couldwill drink no more of the fruit of est not thou watch one hour? the vine, until that day that I 38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye drink it new in the kingdom of enter into temptation. The spirit God. truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away,dy; and the young men laid hold and prayed, and spake the same on him: words.
52 And he left the linen cloth, 40 And when he returned, he and fled from them naked. found them asleep again; (for And they led Jesus away their eyes were heavy ;) neither to the high priest; and with him wist they what to answer him. were assembled all the chief 41 And he cometh the third priests, and the elders, and the time, and saith unto them, Sleep scribes.
on now, and take your rest: it is 54 And Peter followed him enough, the hour is come; be-afar off, even into the palace of hold, the Son of man is betrayed the high priest: and he sat with into the hands of sinners. the servants, and warmed him
42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he self at the fire.
that betrayeth me is at hand.
55 And the chief priests, and all 43 ¶ And immediately, while the council sought for witness he yet spake, cometh Judas, one against Jesus to put him to death; of the twelve, and with him a and found none: great multitude with swords and 56 For many bare false witness staves, from the chief priests, and against him, but their witness the scribes, and the elders. agreed not together.
44 And he that betrayed him 57 And there arose certain, and had given them a token, saying, bare false witness against him, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that saying,
same is he take him, and lead 58 We heard him say, I will bim away safely. destroy this temple that is made 45 And as soon as he was come, with hands, and within three days he goeth straightway to him, and I will build another made without saith, Master, Master; and kiss-hands.
59 But neither so did their wit
46 ¶ And they laid their hands ness agree together. on him, and took him.
60 And the high priest stood 47 And one of them that stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, by drew a sword, and smote a saying, Answerest thou nothing? servant of the high priest, and cut what is it which these witness off his ear. against thee?
48 And Jesus answered, and 61 But he held his peace, and said unto them, Are ye come out, answered nothing. Again the as against a thief, with swords, high priest asked him, and said and with staves to take me? unto him, Art thou the Christ, 49 I was daily with you in the the Son of the Blessed? temple, teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and 50 And they all forsook him, coming in the clouds of heaven. and fled. 63 Then the high priest rent 51 And there followed him a his clothes, and saith, What certain young man, having a lin-need we any further witnesses? en cloth cast about his naked bo- 64 Ye have heard the blasphe