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SECT. VIII. 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, Lu. 22; 14; 1 Co. 11; 23 and after the blessing, broke it, and gave it to
them, saying, Take, eat, this is my body. Then
h e 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 Jo. 16; 32:
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, Lu. 22; 40.
., 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
ch. 14. 35 deadly anguish; tarry here and watch. And go
ing 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.
: Lu. 22; 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
SECT. IX. 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.
Mat. 26; 57. 53. THEN they took Jesus away to the high priest, Lu. 22; 54.
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 Sanhe Lu. 22; 66
drim 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
him say, “I will demolish this temple made with i hands, and in three days will build another with
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
Lu. 22; 55., maid-servants of the high priest came thither, who Jo. 18; 17. 67 seeing Peter warming himself, looked on him, and #25*
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. Upon this he
affirmed, with imprecations and oaths, that he did 72 not know the man of whom they spake. Then the
SECT. Ix. 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.
ch. 14; 30.
Mat.27; 1. XV. EARLY in the morning, the chief priests, with
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 Lu. 23; 3.
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; 156 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?