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Mk. xiv 6-9.

came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper, in the house of Simon the Leper, and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair ; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him ; “Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?” This he said, not that he cared for the

poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. And Jesus said; “Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good; but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could ; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her."

Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there ; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also whom he had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; be

J. xil. 9-11.

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and believed on Jesus. And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, My and were come to Bethphage, unto the Mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them; “Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her; loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say; The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.'" All this was done that it inight be fulfilled which was spoken by the the prophet, saying; “ Tell ye the daughter of Zion; Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.' And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes ; and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying; “Hosanna to the Son of David ; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord ; Hosanna in the highest ! ”

And some of the Pharisees from among the .. xix. multitude said unto him; Master, rebuke thy disciples.”

And he answered and said unto them; “I tell you,

that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”

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Matt. xxi. 10 -11.

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying; “ If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side ; and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.”

And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying;_“Who is this ?” And the multitude said ; “ This is Jesus the prophet, of Nazareth of Galilee.”

And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying; “Hosanna to the Son of David !” they were sore displeased, and unto him ; “ Hearest thou what these say?"

And Jesus saith unto them; “ Yea; have ye never read; “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise ?'”

And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany, and he lodged there.

Matt. xxi 14 -17.

CHAPTER XXVII.

Jesus in the Temple – The Withering of the fig-tree –

Jesus again in the Temple - Parables.

J xii, 21-50.

And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast. The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying; Sir, we would see Jesus.” Philip cometh and telleth Andrew; and again, Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.

And Jesus answered them, saying; " The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone ; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be; if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled ; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour? But for this cause carne I unto this hour.

Father, glorify thy name.”

Then came there a voice from heaven, saying; “ I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”

The people therefore that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered. Others said; “An angel spake to him.”

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Jesus answered and said, “ This voice came not because of me, but for your

sakes. Now is the judgment of this world ; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me."

This he said, signifying what death he should die.

The people answered him; “We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever; and how sayest thou, the Son of man must be lifted up?' who is this Son of man ?”

Then Jesus said unto them ; " Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk, while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you; for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.”

These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.

But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him; that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake; “ Lord, who hath believed our report ? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed ?" Therefore they could not believe; because that Esaias said again ; “ He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.” These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.

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