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But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there 9
will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to
them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while 10
they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and
they that were ready went in with him to the mar-
riage feast: and the door was shut. Afterward 11
come also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open
to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto 12
you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know 13
not the day nor the hour.

For it is as when a man, going into another coun-14 1 Gr. Bondservants. try, called his own 'servants, and delivered unto

them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, 15
to another two, to another one; to each according
to his several ability; and he went on his journey.
Straightway he that received the five talents went 16
and traded with them, and made other five talents.
In like manner he also that received the two gained 17
other two. But he that received the one went away 18
and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
Now after a long time the lord of those 'servants 19
cometh, and maketh a reckoning with them. And 20
he that received the five talents came and brought
other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst
unto me five talents: lo, I have gained other five

talents. His lord said unto him, Well done, good 21 2 Gr. bondservant. and faithful 'servant: thou hast been faithful over

a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And he also that 22 received the two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I have gained other two talents. His lord said unto him, Well 23 done, good and faithful 'servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. And 24 he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where thou didst not scatter: and I was afraid, and 25 went away and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own. But his lord answered and said 26 unto him, Thou wicked and slothful 'servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter; thou oughtest therefore to 27 have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest. Take ye away therefore the talent from him, 28 and give it unto him that hath the ten talents. For 29

unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall

have abundance: but from him that hath not, even 30 that which he hath shall be taken away. And cast

ye out the unprofitable 'servant into the outer dark- 1 Gr. bondservark ness: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of

teeth. 31 But when the Son of man shall come in his glory,

and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the 32 throne of his glory: and before him shall be gath

ered all the nations: and he shall separate them one

from another, as the shepherd separateth the sheep 33 from the 'goats: and he shall set the sheep on his 2 Gr. kids. 34 right hand, but the 'goats on the left. Then shall

the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom pre

pared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was

thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, 36 and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me: I

was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and 37 ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer

him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, 38 and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? And

when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or 39 naked, and clothed thee? And when saw we thee 40 sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the

King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these

my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,

Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire 3 or, Depart from 42 which is prepared for the devil and his angels: for

I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was 43 thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger,

and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me

not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when

saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or

naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister 45 unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying,

Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not 46 unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me. And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but

the righteous into eternal life. 26 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all 2 these words, he said unto his disciples, Ye know

that after two days the passover cometh, and the 3 Son of man is delivered up to be crucified. Then

me under a curse

2 Gr. cast.

were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas; and they took counsel to- 4 gether that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest 5 a tumult arise among the people.

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of 6

Simon the leper, there came unto him a woman hav- 7 1 Or, a fiask ing 'an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious oint

ment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat. But when the disciples saw it, they had in- 8 dignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, 9 and given to the poor. But Jesus perceiving it said 10 unto them, Why trouble ye the woman ? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have 11 the poor always

with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she 'poured this ointment upon 12

my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Ver- 13 3 Or, these good tidings ily I say unto you, Wheresoever Sthis gospel shall

be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas 14 Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said, What 15 are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity 16 to deliver him unto them.

Now on the first day of unleavened bread the dis- 17 ciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the passover? And 18

he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say 4 Or, Teacher

unto him, The ‘Master saith, My time is at hand; I keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and 19

they made ready the passover. Now when even 20 5 Many anthori- was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve cient, cumit duo- 5disciples; and as they were eating, he said, Verily 21

I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to 22
say unto him every one, Is it I, Lord? And he an- 23
swered and said, He that dipped his hand with me
in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son 24
of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe

unto that man through whom the Son of man is be6 Oct for him if trayed! good were it for that man if he had not

been born. And Judas, which betrayed him, an- 25


that man.

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swered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He saith unto him, 26 Thou hast said. And as they were eating, Jesus

took 'bread, and blessed, and brake it; and he gave i Or, a loaf

to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my 2 Some ancient au27 body. And he took ’a cup, and gave thanks, and 28 gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is 3 or, the testament

my blood of 'the covenant, which is shed for many 4 Many ancient au29 unto remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink* henceforth of this fruit of the

vine, until that day when I drink it new with you

in ther's kingdom. 30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out

unto the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be 50f- 5 Gr., caused

fended in me this night: for it is written, I will

smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall 32 be scattered abroad. But after I am raised up, I 33 will go before you into Galilee. But Peter answer

ed and said unto him, If all shall be 5offended in 34 thee, I will never be Soffended. Jesus said unto

him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before 35 the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter

saith unto him, Even if I must die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called 6 liece of armelades Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, 37 while I go yonder and pray. And he took with him

Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be 38 sorrowful and sore troubled. Then saith he unto

them, My, soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto 39 death: abide ye here, and watch with me. And he

went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup

pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but 40 as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples,

and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter,

What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 7 Or, Watch 41 'Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: and pray that yé

the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 Again a second time he went away, and prayed,

saying, O my Father, if this cannot pass away, ex43 cept I drink it, thy will be done. And he came again

and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy, 44 And he left them again, and went away, and prayed



* For “I will not drink" read "I shall not drink" Similarly in Mark xiv. 25; Luke xxii. 16, 18.- Am. Com.

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his ear.

a third time, saying again the same words. Then 45
cometh he to the disciples, and saith unto them,
Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour
is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed unto the
hands of sinners. Arise, let us be going: behold, he 46
is at hand that betrayeth me.

And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the 47
twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with
swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders
of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them 48
a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he:
take him. And straightway he came to Jesus, and 49
said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him. And Jesus said 50
unto him, Friend, do that for which thou art come.
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took
him. And behold, one of them that were with Jesus 51

stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and 2 Gr. bondservant. smote the 'servant of the high priest, and struck off

Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again 52 thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the

sword. Or thinkest thou 53
that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even
now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus 54
it must be? In that hour said Jesus to the multi-55
tudes, Are ye come out as against a robber with
swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily in the
temple teaching, and ye took me not. But all this 56
is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets
might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him,
and fled.

And they that had taken Jesus led him away to 57
the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the
scribes and the elders were gathered together. But 58
Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the
high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers,
to see the end. Now the chief priests and the whole 59
council sought false witness against Jesus, that they
might put him to death; and they found it not, 60

though many false witnesses came. But afterward 3 Or, sanctuary:

came two, and said, This man said, I am able to de- 61 as in ch, axiii. stroy the stemple of God, and to build it in three

days. And the high priest stood up, and said unto 62
him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these
witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. 63
And the high priest said unto him, I adjure thee by
the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou 64

85; xxvii. 5.

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