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Lu. 22, 3

Lu. 22, 7*

Ps. 41, 9.

gospel shall be preached, what this woman hath now done

shall be mentioned to her honour. Mar. 14, 10. 14

Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the 15 chief priests, and said, What will ye give me, and I will 16 deliver him to you? And they weighed him thirty shekels ;*

and from that time he watched an opportunity to deliver him up. Mar. 14, 12. 17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came

to Jesus, saying, Where shall we prepare for thee the paschal 18 supper? He answered, Go into the city to such a man, and

tell him, “The teacher saith, My time is near, I must cele19 brate the passover at thy house with my disciples. And the

disciples did as they were ordered, and prepared the passover. Mar. 14, 17. 20 In the evening he placed himself at table with the twelve ; Jo. 137.23" 21 and while they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you,

22 that one of you will deliver me up. And they were extremely

sorrowful, and began every one of them to say, Master, is it I? 23 He answering, said, The man whose hand is in the dish with 24 mine, is he who betrayeth me. The Son of Man departeth

in the manner foretold in Scripture concerning him ; but woe

unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed; it had 25 been better for that man never to have been born. Then

Judas, who betrayed him, said also, Rabbi, is it I? Jesus

answered, It is. Mar. 14, 22. 26 As they were eating, Jesus took the loaf, and having given

thanks, broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, 27 eat, this is my body. Then he took the cup, and having given 28 thanks, gave it to them, saying, Drink hereof all of you ; for

this is my blood, the blood of the new covenant, shed for 29 many, for the remission of sins. I assure you that I will not

henceforth drink of the product of the vine, until the day 30 when I shall drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

And after the hymn they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mar. 14, 27• 31 Then Jesus said to them, This night I shall prove a stum

bling-stone to you all; for it is written, “I will smite the 1.1. 22, 31 32 shepherd, and the flock will disperse.” But after I am raised

33 again, I will go before you into Galilee. Peter thereupon

said to him, Though thou shouldst prove a stumbling-stone 34 to them all, I never will be made to stumble. Jesus answered,

Verily I say unto thee, that this very night, before the cock 35 crow, thou wilt thrice disown me. Peter replied, Although

I should die with thee, I never will disown thee. And all the

disciples said the same. Mar. 14, 32• 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane,

and said to his disciples, Stay here, while I go yonder and 37 pray. And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebe38 dee ; and being oppressed with grief, said to them, My soul is overwhelmed with a deadly anguish; abide here, and watch

* About 31. 158. sterling.

Lu. 22, 14.
1 Cor. 11, 23

Zech. 13, 7.
Jo. 16, 32

Jo. 13, 37

Lu. 22, 40

Jo. 18, 3.

39 with me. And going a little before, he threw himself on his

face, and praying, said, My Father, remove this cup from

me if it be possible; nevertheless, not as I would, but as thou 40 wilt. And he returned to his disciples, and finding them asleep,

said to Peter, Is it so then, that ye could not keep awake with 41 me a single hour? Watch and

pray,
that
ye

be not overcome by temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is 42 weak. A second time he withdrew and prayed, saying, O my

Father, if there be no exemption for me, if I must drink this 43 cup, thy will be done. Upon his return he again found them 44 sleeping, for their eyes were overpowered. Again, leaving them, 45 he went and prayed the third time, using the same words. Then

he came back to his disciples, and said them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold the hour approacheth when the

Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 Arise, let us be going; lo! he who betrayeth me is at hand. 47 Before he had done speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, Mar. 14, 43appeared with a great multitude armed with swords and clubs, Ju. 22

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* 48 and sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. Now

the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, The man whom I 49 shall kiss is he, secure him. And coming directly to Jesus, 50 he said, Hail Rabbi, and kissed him. Jesus answered, Friend,

for what purpose comest thou ? Then they advanced, and 51 laying hands on Jesus, seized him. Upon this, one of Jesus'

company, laying his hand upon his sword, drew it, and striking 52 the servant of the high-priest, cut off his ear. Jesus said to

him, Sheathe thy sword; for whoever hath recourse to the Gen. 9, 6. 53 sword shall fall by the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot

presently invoke my Father, who would send to my relief 54 more than twelve legions of angels ?* But in that case how

should the Scriptures be accomplished, which declare that 55 these things must be? Then, turning to the multitude, he said,

Do ye come with swords and clubs to apprehend me, like

people in pursuit of a robber? I sat daily amongst you, 56 teaching in the temple, and ye did not arrest me. But all

this hath happened, that the writings of the Prophets might
be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.

Rev. 13, 10.

SECTION XV.-THE CRUCIFIXION.

57 NOW they who had apprehended Jesus brought him to Mar. 14, 53.

Caiaphas the high-priest, with whom the scribes and elders jou. 3. 4 58 were assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance to the & 24.

court of the high-priest's house, and having gone in, sat with

the officers to see the issue. 59 Meantime the chief-priests and the elders, and the whole Mar. 14,53

Sanhedrim, sought out false evidence against Jesus, upon which Lu, 22, 66. * A Roman legion consisted of 6000 men; sometimes more, sometimes fewer.

Jo. 2, 19.

Isa. 50, 6.

Lu. 22, 55 Jo. 16, 17. & 25

60 they might condemn him to die. But though many false wit

nesses appeared, they found it not. At length came two false 61 witnesses, who charged him with saying, ' I can demolish the 62 temple of God, and rebuild it in three days.' Then the high

priest rising, said to him, Answerest thou nothing to what 63 these men testify against thee? Jesus remaining silent, he

added, On the part of the living God I adjure thee to tell 64 us, whether thou be the Messiah, the Son of God? Jesus

answered him, It is as thou sayest: nay, be assured, that hereafter

ye shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand 65 of the Almighty, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then

the high-priest, rending his clothes, said, He hath uttered

blasphemy: What further need have we of witnesses, now 66 that ye have heard him blaspheme? What think ye? They 67 answered, He deserveth to die. Then they spat in his face.

Some gave him blows on the head, and others struck him on 68 the cheeks, and said, Divine to us, Messiah, who it was that

smote thee. 69 Now Peter was sitting without in the court, and a maid

servant came to him and said, Thou also wast with Jesus the Mar. 14, 66 70 Galilean. But he denied before them all, saying, I know

71 nothing of the matter. And as he went out into the porch,

another maid observing him, said to them, This man too was 72 there with Jesus the Nazarene. Again he denied, swearing 73 that he knew him not. Soon after some of the bystanders said

to Peter, Thou art certainly one of them, for thy speech 74 discovereth thee. Whereupon, with execrations and oaths, he

asserted that he did not know him; and immediately the cock 75 crew.

Then Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said to him,

Before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice disown

And he went out and wept bitterly.
XXVII. WHEN it was morning, all the chief priests and the

elders of the people, having consulted against Jesus how they 2 might procure his death, conducted him bound to Pontius

Pilate the procurator, to whom they consigned him. 3 Then Judas who had betrayed him, finding that he was

condemned, repented; and returning the thirty shekels to the 4 chief priests and the elders, said I have sinned, in that I have

betrayed the innocent. They answered, What is that to us? 5 see thou to that. After which, having thrown down the money 6 in the temple, he went away and strangled himself. The chief

priests taking the money, said, It is not lawful to put it into 7 the sacred treasury, because it is the price of blood. But

after deliberating, they bought with it the potter's field, to be 8 a burying-place for strangers; for which reason that field is to 9 this day called the field of blood. Then was the word of Jere

miah the Prophet verified, The thirty shekels, the price at

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me,

Mar. 15, 10
Lu. 23, 1.
Jo. 18, 28.

Acts 1, 18

Zec 11, 12

Lu. 23, 1

Acts 3, 14

10 which he was valued, I took, as the Lord* appointed me, from

the sons of Israel, who gave them for the potter's field.11 Now Jesus appeared before the procurator, who questioned Mar. 15, ?"

him, saying, Thou art the King of the Jews ? He answered, 12 Thou sayest right. But when he was arraigned by the chief 13 priests and the elders, he made no reply. Then Pilate said

to him, Hearest thou not of how many crimes they accuse 14 thee? But he answered not one word, which surprised the

procurator exceedingly. 15 Now the procurator was wont to release, at the festival, any Mar. 15, 616 one of the prisoners whom the multitude demanded. And they u. 23, 47 17 had then a famous prisoner named Barabbas. Therefore,

when they were assembled, Pilate said to them, Whom shall I

release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Messiah ?-18 (For he perceived that through envy they had delivered him 19 up; besides, while he was sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent

him this message, ‘Have thou nothing to do with that innocent

person ; for to-day I have suffered much, in a dream, on 20 his account.')—But the chief priests and the elders instigated

the populace to demand Barabbas, and cause Jesus to be exe21 cuted. Therefore, when the procurator asked which of the 22 two he should release, they all answered, Barabbas. Pilate

replied, What then shall I do with Jesus, whom they call 23 Messiah? They all answered, Let him be crucified. The

procurator said, Why? what evil hath he done? But they 24 cried the louder, saying, Let him be crucified. Pilate per

ceiving that he was so far from prevailing that they grew more tumultuous, took water, and washed his hands before the

multitude, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this innocent 25 person: See ye to it. And all the people answering, said, 26 His blood be upon us, and upon our children. Then he

released Barabbas to them, and having caused Jesus to be

scourged, delivered him up to be crucified. 27 After this the procurator's soldiers took Jesus into the pre- Mar. 15, 1628 torium,t where they gathered around him all the band. And, 19. 1 29 having stripped him, they robed him in a scarlet cloak, and

crowned him with a wreath of thorns, and put a rod in his 30 right hand, and, kneeling before him in mockery, cried, Hail

King of the Jews. And spitting upon him, they took the rod, 31 and struck him with it on the head. When they had mocked

him, they disrobed him again, and having put his own raiment

on him, led him away to crucify him. 32 As they went out of the city, they met one Simon a Cyre- Mar. 15. 2133 nian, whom they constrained to carry the cross ; and being ar34 rived at a place called Golgotha, which signifies a place of Jo. 19, 17.

skulls, they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with wormwood, 35 which, having tasted it, he would not drink. After they had

+ The governor's palace, or hall of audience.

Ps22, 16.

Lu. 23, 26. 33.

* Jehovah.

Ps. 22, 18.

Mar. 15. 29
Lu. 23, 35

Jo. 2. 19.

P. 22, 8.

Wis. 2. 16.

Lu. 23. 44
Ps. 22, 1.

nailed him to the cross, they parted his garments by lot : [thus verifying the words of the Prophet, 'They shared my

mantle 36 among them, and cast lots for my vesture."] And having sat 37 down there, they guarded him. And over his head they placed

this inscription, denoting the cause of his death. THIS IS 38 JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two robbers

also were crucified with him, one at his right hand, and the

other at his left. 39 Meanwhile the passengers reviled him, shaking their heads, 40 and saying, Thou who demolishest the temple, and rebuildest

it in three days; if thou be God's Son, come down from the 41 cross.

The chief priests also, with the Scribes, the elders, and the Pharisees, deriding him, said, He saved others ; cannot 42 he save himself? If he be king of Israel, let him now descend

from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God: 43 Let God deliver him now, if he regard him ; for he called 44 himself God's Son. The robbers, too, his fellow-sufferers,

upbraided him in the same manner. Mar. 15, 33: 45 Now from the sixth* hour to the ninth,t the whole land was

46 in darkness. About the nintht hour Jesus cried aloud, say

ing, Eli, eli, lama sabachthani that is, My God, my God, 47 why hast thou forsaken me?Some of the bystanders, hear48 ing this, said, He calleth Elijah. Instantly one of them ran,

feiched a sponge, and soaked it in vinegar, and having fastened 49 it to a stick, presented it to him to drink. The rest said, For

bear, we shall see whether Elijah will come to save him. 50 Jesus having again cried with a loud voice, resigned his spirit.

And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from top Lu. 23, 45. 52 to bottom, the earth trembled, and the rocks split. Graves

also burst open, and after his resurrection, the bodies of several 53 saints who slept were raised, came out of the graves, went into 54 the holy city, and were seen by many.

Now the centurion, and they who with him guarded Jesus, observing the earthquake, and what passed, were exceedingly terrified, and said,

This was certainly the Son of a God. 55 Several women also were there, looking on at a distance,

who had followed Jesus from Galilee, assisting him with their 56 service. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the

mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's sons.

Mar. 15, 38

51

Mar. 15, 40
Lu. 23, 55.

SECTION XVI.—THE RESURRECTION,

Mar. 15, 42. 57

IN the evening, a rich Arimathean named Joseph, who was Jo. 333.58 himself a disciple of Jesus, went to Pilate and begged the

body of Jesus. Pilate having given orders to deliver it to 59 Joseph; he took the body, wrapped it in clean linen, und de60 posited it in his own monument, which he had newly caused to * Twelve o'clock, noon.

+ Three, afternoon.

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