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CH. 14.

SECT. VIII.

Lu. 22; 14:

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Jo. 16; 32
Zech. 1.); 7.

him : but woe unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed : it had been better for that

man never to have been born. Mat. 26; 26. 22 While they were at supper, Jesus took bread, 1 Co. 11; 23 and after the blessing, broke it, and gave it to

23 them, saying, Take, eat, this is my body. Then

he took the cup, and having given thanks, gave it 24 to them; and they all drank of it. And he said to

them, This is my blood, the blood of the new co25 venant, shed for many. Verily I say unto you,

that I will drink no more of the product of the

vine, until that day when I shall drink it new in 26 the kingdom of God. And after the hymn they

went out to the mount of Olives. Mat. 26; 31: 27 And Jesus said to them, This night I shall prove

a stumblingstone to you all ; for it is written, ch. 16; 7.

“ I will smite the shepherd; and the sheep shall 28“ be dispersed.” Nevertheless, after I am raised 29 again, I will go before you to Galilee. Peter then

said to him, Though they all should stumble, I 30 never will. Jesus answered him, Verily I say

unto thee, that to-day, this very night, before

the cock crow twice, even thou wilt disown me 31 thrice. But Peter insisted on it, adding, Al

though I should die with thee, I never will dis

own thee. And all the rest said the same. Mat. 26; 36. 32 Then they came to a place named Gethsemane,

where he said to his disciples, Stay here while I 33 pray. And he took with him Peter, and James,

and John, and being seized with grief and horror, 34 said to them, My soul is overwhelmed with a

Lu. 22; 40:

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CH. 14.

35 deadly anguish; tarry here and watch. And

going a little before, he threw himself on the ground,

and prayed that, if it were possible, he might be 36 delivered from that hour, and said, Abba (that is,

Father), all things are possible to thee; take this

cup away from me; yet not what I would, but 37 what thou wilt. Then he returned, and finding

them asleep, said to Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? 38 Couldst thou not keep awake a single hour ?

Watch and pray that ye be not overcome by

temptation : the spirit indeed is willing, but the 39 flesh is weak. Again, he retired and prayed, us40 ing the same words. When he returned, he again

found them sleeping ; for their eyes were over

powered, and they knew not what to answer him. 41 A third time he came and said to them, Sleep on

now, and take your rest : all is over : the hour is

come: and the Son of Man is consigned to the 42 hands of sinners. Arise. Let us be going. Lo!

he who betrayeth me is drawing near. 43 Immediately, ere he had done speaking, appear. Mat. 26; 47.

ed Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multi- Jo. 18; 3 tude armed with swords and clubs, who were sent

by the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them this signal:

The man whom I shall kiss is he; seize him, 45 and lead him away safely. He was no sooner

come, than accosting Jesus, he said Rabbi, Rabbi, 46 and kissed him. Then they laid hands on him, and 47 seized him. But one of those who were present

drew his sword, and smiting the high priest's ser

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CH. 14.
48 vant, cut off his ear. Then Jesus addressing them,

said, Do ye come with swords and clubs to appre49 hend me, like people in pursuit of a robber? I

was daily amongst you, teaching in the temple, 50 and ye did not arrest me. But hereby the Scrip

tures are accomplished. Then they all forsook him

and fled. 51 Now there followed him a youth who had only 52 a linen cloth wrapped about his body; the soldiers

having laid hold of him, he left the cloth, and fled .from them naked.

SECTION IX.

THE CRUCIFIXION.

Lu. 22; 54. Jo. 18; 13. 24.

Mat. 26; 57. 53 THEN they took Jesus away to the high priest,

with whom all the chief priests, the elders, and 54 the scribes were convened. And Peter followed

him at a distance, as far as the court of the high priest's house, and sat there with the officers,

warming himself at the fire. Mat. 26; 59. 55

Meanwhile the chief priests and all the Sanhedrim sought for evidence against Jesus, in order 56 to condemn him to die, but found none : for many

gave false testimony against him, but their testiJo. 2; 19. 57 monies were insufficient. Then some arose who 58 testified falsely against him, saying, We heard

* I will demolish this temple made with hands, and in three days will build another with

Lu, 22; 66.

him say,

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CH. 14.

59 'out hands.' But even here their testimony was 60 defective. Then the high priest, standing up in the

midst, interrogated Jesus, saying, Dost thou an

swer nothing to what these men testify against 61 thee? But he was silent, and gave no answer.

Again, the high priest interrogating him, said,

Art thou the Messiah, the Son of the blessed one ? 62 Jesus answered, I am ; nay, ye shall see the Son of

Man sitting at the right hand of the Almighty, and 63 coming in the clouds of heaven.

Then the high 64 priest rent his garments, saying, What further

need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the

blasphemy. What is your opinion? And they all 65

pronounced him worthy of death. Then some began to spit on him ; others to cover his face and buffet him, saying to him, Divine who it is. And the officers gave

him blows on the cheeks. 66 Now Peter being below in the court, one of the Mat. 26; 69

maid-servants of the high priest came thither, who Jo. 18; 17. 67 seeing Peter warming himself, looked on him, and

said, Thou also wast with the Nazarene Jesus. 68 But he denied, saying, I know him not: nor do I

understand what thou meanest. Immediately he 69 went out into the portico, and the cock crew. The

maid seeing him again, said to the standers-by, 70 This is one of them. Again he denied. And a

little after, those who were present said to Peter,

Thou art certainly one of them; for thou art a 71 Galilean, thy speech showeth it.

affirmed, with imprecations and oaths, that he did 72 not know the man of whom they spake. Then the

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Upon this he

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ch. 14; 30.

Lu. 23; 1. Jo. 18; 28.

Lu. 23; 3.

CH. 15.

cock crew the second time and Peter recollected the word which Jesus had said to him, Before the cock crow twice, thou wilt disown-me thrice."

And reflecting thereon, he wept. Mat. 27; 1. XV. EARLY' in the morning, the chief priests, with

the elders, the scribes, and all the sanhedrim, after consulting together, bound Jesus, carried him

away, and delivered him to Pilate. Mat. 27; 11. 2 Pilate asking him, said, Thou art the king of

3 the Jews? He answered, Thou sayest right. Now 4 the chief priests accused him of many things.

Again Pilate asked him, saying, Answerest thou 5 nothing? Observe how many crimes they arraign

thee for. But Jesus answered no more, insomuch

that Pilate was astonished. Mat. 27; 15: 6 Now at the festival, he always released to them Lu. 23; 17 Jo. 18; 39 7 any one prisoner whom they desired. And there

was one Barabbas that had been imprisoned with

his seditious associates, who in their sedition had 8 committed murder. And with clamour the multi

tude demanded of Pilate what he used to grant 9 them. He answered them, saying, Shall I release 10 to you the king of the Jews ? ( For he knew that

through envy the chief priests had delivered him 11 up.) But the chief priests incited the multitude to

insist on the release of Barabbas, in preference to 12 Jesus. Pilate again interposed, saying, What then

would ye have me do with him whom ye call king 13. of the Jews? They cried, Crucify him. Pilate

asked them, Why? What evil hath he done?

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