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said therefore ; " What is this that he saith,a little while ? We cannot tell what he saith."

Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them; “ Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said;. A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?' Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of a child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you; and in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I

. say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name; ask and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

“ These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs ; but the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs; but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name; and I say not unto you,

I that I will pray the Father for you ; for the Father himself loveth you, because ye

have loved ine, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and I am

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am come into the world ; again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

His disciples said unto him; “Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee; by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.”

Jesus answered them ; “ Do ye now believe ? behold, the hour cometh, yea is now come, that ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave me alone ; and yet not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye have tribulation ; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee; as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth ; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do; and now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

“ I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were and thou gavest them me; and they

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have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee ; for I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

I pray for them; I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine ; and all mine are thine, and thine are mine ; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name; those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given

I them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not, that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify then through thy truth; thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into ihe world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

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I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word ; that they all may be one ; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world

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believe that thou' hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one; (I in them, and thou in me ;) that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am ; that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me; for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee ; but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me, may be in them, and I in them.”

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Agony in the Garden — Jesus betrayed by Judas.

And when they had sung a hymn, they livi. went out into the Mount of Olives. saith Jesus unto them ; “ All ye shall be offended because of me this night; for it is writ

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ten; I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.' But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee."

Peter answered and said unto him;“ Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended."

Jesus said unto him ; " Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice."

Peter said unto him ; “ Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.”

Likewise also said all the disciples.

And they came to a place, which was nam32-35. ed Gethsemane; and he saith to his disciples;

“Sit ye here, while I shall pray.” And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John; and began to be sore amazed, and to be

very heavy. And he saith unto them; “My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death ; tarry ye here, and watch." And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground; and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said ; “ Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take

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from me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt."

And he cometh unto the disciples, and find10 11. eth them asleep, and saith unto Peter;" What!

could ye not watch with me one hour ? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation ; the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.”

He went away again the second time, and

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