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Judas betrayeth CHAP. XXVI."

Chris. the spirit indeed is willing, a servant of the high priest's, but the flesh is weak.

and smote off his ear. d 42 He went away again the 52 Then saidJesus unto him, second time, and prayed, say- Put up again thy sword intó ing, O my Father, if this his place: for all they that I cup may not pass away from take the sword shall perish me, except I drink it, thy, with the sword. will be done.

t 53 Thinkest thou that I f' 43 And he came and found cannot now pray to my Fathem asleep again: for their ther, and he shall presently eyes were heavy.

give me more than twelve -44 And he left them, and legions of angels? went away again, and prayed 54 But how then shall the the third time, saying the scriptures be fulfilled, that same words.

thus it must be? 45 Then cometh he to his 55 In that same hour said disciples, and saith unto Jesus to the multitudes, Are them, Sleep on now, and take ye come out as against a your rest: behold, the hour thief with swords and staves is at hand, and the Son of for to take me? I sat daily man is betrayed into the with you teaching in the temhands of sinners.

ple,and ye laid no hold on me. 46 Rise, let us be going: be- a 56 But all this was done, hold, he is at hand that doth that the scriptures of the betray me,

prophets might be fulfilled. $479And while he yet spake, Then all the disciples foric, Judas, one of the twelve, sook him, and fled. came, and with him a great /57 | And they that had laid multitude with swords and hold on Jesus led him away staves, from the chief priests to Caiaphas the high priest, and elders of the people.

where the scribes and the 48 Now he that betrayed elders were assembled. him gave them a sign, saying, 58 But Peter followed him Whomsoever I shall kiss,that afar off unto the high priest's same is he: hold him fast. palace, and went in, and sat 8 49 And forth with he came with the servants, to see the to Jesus, and said, Hail, mas- end. ter; and kissed him.

c 59Now the chief priests, and f 50 And Jesus said unto him, elders, and all the council, Friend, wherefore art thou sought false witness against come? Then came they, and Jesus, to put him to death; laid hands on Jesus, and

60 But found none: yea, took him.

though many false witnesses 151 And, behold, one of came, yet found they none. them which were with Jesus At the last came two false stretched out his hand, and witnesses, drew his sword, and struck 61 And said, This fellow


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pr denieth him. S. MATTHEW. Delivered to Pilate. 1, I am able to destroy the maid saw him, and said unto iple of God, and to build them that were there, This in three days.

fellow was also with Jesus 62 And the high priest of Nazareth. arose, and said unto him, An- u 72 And again he denied swerest thou nothing? what with an oath, I do not know is it which these witness the man. against thee?

73 And after a while came '03 But Jesus held his peace. unto him they that stood by, And the high priest answer- and said to Peter, Surely ed and said unto him, I ad- thou also art one of them; jure thee by the living God, for thy speech bewrayeth that thou tell uswhether thou thee. be the Christ, the Son of God. a 74 Then began he to curse t 64 Jesus saith unto him, and to swear, saying, I know Thou hast said: nevertheless not the man. And immeI say unto you, Hereafter diately the cock crew, shall ye see the Son of man a 75 And Peter remembered sitting on the right hand of the word of Jesus, which said power, and coming in the unto him, Before the cock clouds of heaven.

crow, thou shalt deny me 65 Then the high priest rent thrice. And he went out, his clothes, saying, He hath and wept bitterly. spoken blasphemy; what

| CHAP. XXVII. further need have we of wit THEN the morning was nesses? behold, now ye have


come, all the chief heard his blasphemy. priests and elders of the peo

66 What think ye? They ple took counsel against Je. answered and said, He is sus to put him to death: guilty of death.

2 And when they had bound 3*67 Then did they spit in him, they led him away, and his face, and buffeted him; delivered him to Pontius Pi. and others smote him with late the governor. the palms of their hands, f3 Then Judas, which had

68 Saying, Prophesy unto betrayed him, when he saw us, thoủ Christ, Who is he that he was condemned, rethat smote thee?

pented himself, and brought 69 Now Peter sat with- again the thirty

pieces of sil. out in the palace: and a ver to the chief priests and damsel came unto him, say- elders, ing, Thou also wast with 4 Saying, I have sinned in Jesus of Galilee.

that I have betrayed the in70 But he denied before nocent blood. And they said, them all, saying, I know not What is that to us? see thou what thou sayest.

to that. 71 And when he was gone

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Judas hangs himself. CHAP. XXVII. Barabbas released. ple, and departed, and went 17 Therefore when they and hanged himself.

were gathered together, Pif6 And the chief priests took late said unto them, Whom. the silver pieces, and said, it will ye that I release unto is not lawful for to put them you? Barabbas, or Jesus into the treasury,

because it which is called Christ? is the price of blood.

18 For he knew that for en7 And they took counsel, vy they had delivered him. and bought with them the f*199 When he was set down potter's field, to bury stran- on the judgment seat, his gers in.

wife sent unto him, saying, 8 Wherefore that field was Have thou nothing to do with called, The field of blood, that just man: for I have sufunto this day.

fered many things this day a 9 Then was fulfilled that in a dream because of him. which was spoken by Jeremy 20 But the chief priests and the prophet, saying, And elders persuaded the multithey took the thirty pieces of tude that they should ask silver, the price of him that Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. was valued, whom they of the 21 The governor answered children of Israel did value; and said unto them, Whether

10 And gave them for the of the twain will ye that I potter's field, as the Lord ap- release unto you? They said, pointed me.

Barabbas. f 11 And Jesus stood before 22 Pilate saith unto them, the governor: and the gover- What shall I do then with nor asked him, saying, Art Jesus which is called Christ? thou the King of ihe Jews? They all say unto him, Let And Jesus said unto him, him be crucified. Thou sa yest.

23 And the governor said, 12 And when he was accus- Why, what evil hath he ed of the chief priests and done? But they cried out the elders, he answered nothing more, saying, Let him be

13 Then said Pilate unto crucified. him, Hearest thou not how /*24 1 When Pilate saw that many things they witỉess he could prevail nothing, but against thee?

that rather a tumult was c 14 And he answered him made, he took water, and to never a word; insomuch washed his hands before the that the governor marvelled multitude, saying, I am ingreatly.

nocent of the blood of this 15 Now at that feast the go- just person: see ye to it. vernor was wont to release C 25 Then answered all the unto the people a prisoner, people, and said, His blood be whom they would.

on us, and on our children. 16 And they had then a nota 269 Then released he Barabble prisoner,called Barabbas. I bas unto them: and when he

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Christ crucified, S. MATTHEW.

and reviled. had scourged Jesus, he de- his accusation written, THIS livered him to be crucified. IS JESUS THE KING OF f 27 Then the soldiers of the THE JEWS. governor took Jesus into the 38 Then were there two common hall, and gathered thieves crucified with him, unto him the whole band of one on the right hand, and soldiers.

another on the left. 28 And they stripped him, 39 And they that passed and put on him a scarlet robe. by reviled him, wagging $ 29 And when they had their heads, platted a crown of thorns, C 40 And saying, Thou that they put it upon his head, and destroyest the temple, and a reed in his right hand: and buildest it in three days, save they bowed the knee before thyself. If thou be the Son him, and mocked him, say- of God, come down from the ing, Hail, king of the Jews! cross. 30 And they spit upon him,

41 Likewise also the chief and took the reed, and smoté priests mocking him, with him on the head.

the scribes and elders, said, 31 And after that they had 42 He saved others; him. mocked him, they took the self he cannot save. If he robe off from him, and put be the King of Israel, let him his own raiment on him, and now come down from the led him away to crucify him. cross,andwewill believe him. g 32 And as they came out, 43 He trusted in God; let they found a man of Cyrene, him deliver him now, if he Simon by name: him they will have him: for he said, compelled to bear his cross. I am the Son of God.

33 And when they were 44 The thieves also, which come unto a place called were crucified with him, cast Golgotha, that is to say, a the same in his teeth. place of a skull,

45 Now from the sixth hour a 34 ? They gave him vinegar there was darkness over all to drink mingled with gall: the land unto the ninth hour. and when he had tasted *46 And about the ninth thereof, he would not drink. hour Jesus cried with a loud a 35 And they crucified him, voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama and parted his garments, sabachthani? that is to say, casting lots: that it might be My God, my God, why hast fulfilled which was spoken thou forsaken me?' by the prophet, They parted 47 Some of them that stood my, garments among them, there, when they heard that, and upon my vesture did said, 'This mani calleth for they cast lots.

Elias. 36 And sitting down they 48 And straightway one of watched him there;

them ran, and took a spunge, | 37 And set up over his head and filled it with yinegar, and


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