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SECT. XIII,

CH. 22.

25 And he said to them, The kings of the nations Mat. 20; 25;

exercise dominion over them, and they who op26 press them are styled benefactors. But with

you

it must be otherwise : nay, let the greatest amongst

you be as the smallest, and him who governeth, as 27 he who serveth. For, whether is greater; he who

is at table, or he who serveth? Is not he that is at 28 table ? Yet I am amongst you as one who serveth.

Ye are they who have continued with me in my 29. trials. And I grant unto you to eat and to drink

at my table in my kingdom (forasmuch as my Fa-
ther hath granted me a kingdom), and to sit on

thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 The Lord said also, Simon, Simon, Satan hath
32 obtained permission to sift you [all] as wheat;

but I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not;

do thou, therefore, when thou hast recovered thy33 self, confirm thy brethren. He answered, Mas- Mat. 26; 34.

ter, I am ready to accompany thee both to prison 34 and to death. Jesus replied, I tell thee, Peter, the

cock shall not crow to-day, before thou have thrice

denied that thou knowest me. 35

Then he said to them, When I sent you with. Mat. 10; 9 out purse, and scrip, and shoes, did

any 36 thing ? Nothing, answered they. But now, said

he, let him that hath a purse take it, and likewise

his scrip; and let him who hath no sword, sell his 37 mantle and buy one; for I tell you that this Scrip. Is. 53; 12.

ture, “He was ranked among malefactors,” is

now to be accomplished in me: for the things re38 lating to me must [soon] be fulfilled. They said,

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ye want

SECT. X111..

on. 22.

Master, here are two swords. He replied, It is 39 enough. Then he went out, and repaired, as he

was wont, to the mount of Olives, and his disciples

followed him. Mat. 26; 36: 40 Being arrived there, he said to them, Pray that Mar. 14; 32

41 ye may not yield to temptation. Then being with

drawn from them about a stone's cast, he kneeled 42 down and prayed, saying, Father, if thou wilt, take

this cup away from me; nevertheless, not my will, 43 but thine be done. And there appeared to him a 44 messenger from heaven strengthening him. And

being in an agony of grief, he prayed the more fer

vently, and his sweat fell like clotted blood to the 45 ground. Having arisen from prayer, and return

ed to his disciples, he found them sleeping, oppres46 sed with grief, and said to them, Why do ye sleep?

Arise and pray, lest the trial overcome you. Mat. 26; 47. 47 Before he had done speaking, he saw a multitude, Jo. 18; 3.

and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve,

walked before them, and came up to Jesus to kiss 48 him. Jesus said to him, Judas, betrayest thou the 49 Son of Man with a kiss? Now those who were

with him, foreseeing what would happen, said to 50 him, Master, shall we strike with the sword ? And

one of them struck the servant of the high priest, 51 and cut off his right ear. Jesus said, Let this suf52 fice; and touching his ear, he healed him. Then

Jesus said to the chief priests, and the officers of the temple-guard, and the elders who were come to

apprehend him, Do ye come with swords and 53 clubs, as in pursuit of a robber? While I was daily

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SEOT. XIV.

CH. 22.

rest me.

with you in the temple, ye did not attempt to ar

But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

SECTION XIV.

THE CRUCIFIXION.

Mat. 26; 69

& 25:

54 THEN they seized him, and led him away to the Mat. 26; 57: 55 high priest's house. And Peter followed at a dis- J 18; 13, 24. tance. When they had kindled a fire in the middle

Mar. 14; 66. of the court, and were sitting round it, Peter sat Jo 18; 1656 down among them. And a maid-servant having

observed him sitting by the fire, and viewed him at57 tentively, said, This man also was with him. But

he disowned him, saying, Woman, I know him not. 58 A little while after, another seeing him, said, Thou

also art one of them. Peter answered, Man, I am 59 not. About an hour after, another averred the

same thing, saying, This man was surely with him, 60 for he is a Galilean. Peter answered, Man, I

know nothing of this matter. And just as he spake 61 the word, the cock crew. Then the Lord turning,

looked upon Peter, and Peter called to mind the

ch. 23.

SECT. XIV.

word which the Lord had said unto him, Before 62 “the cock crow, thou wilt disown me thrice.And

Peter went out and wept bitterly. 63 Meantime, they who had Jesus in charge, mock64 ed and beat him; and having blindfolded him,

struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, 65 Divine who it is that smote thee. And many other

abusive things they said against him. Mat. 27; 1: 66 As soon as it was day, the national senate,

with the chief priests and scribes, were assembled,

who having caused him to be brought into their coun67 cil-chamber, said to him, If thou be the Messiah, 68 tell us. He answered, If I tell you, ye will not

believe: and if I put a question, ye will neither 69 answer me, nor acquit me. Hereafter the Son of

Man shall be seated at the right hand of Almighty 70 God.

They all rephed, Thou art then the Son 71 of God ? He answered, Ye say the truth. Then

they cried, What further need have we of evidence? We have heard enough ourselves from his own mouth.

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XXIII. AND the assembly broke up, and conducted Mat. 27; 11. 2 Jesus to Pilate. And they accused him, saying,

We found this man perverting the nation, and

forbidding to give tribute to Cesar, calling himself 3 Messiah the King. Then Pilate asking him, said,

Thou art the King of the Jews? He answered, 4 Thou sayest right. Pilate said to the chief priests

and the multitude, I find nothing criminal in this 5 man. But they became more vehement, adding,

SECT. XIV.

CH. 23, He raiseth sedition among the people, by the doc

trine which he spreadeth through all Judea, from 6 Galilee, where he began, to this place. When

Pilate heard them mention Galilee, he asked whe7 ther the man were a Galilean. And finding that

he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to

Herod, who was also then at Jerusalem. 8 And Herod was very glad to see Jesus : it was

what he had long desired ; having heard much of

him, and hoping to see him perform some miracle. 9 He, therefore, asked him many questions, but Je10 sus returned him no answer. Yet the chief priests

and the scribes who were present, accused him with 11 eagerness. But Herod and his military train des

pised him: and having in derision arrayed him in 12 a shining robe, remanded him to Pilate. On that

day Pilate and Herod became friends ; for before

they had been at enmity.
13 Pilate having convened the chief priests, the ma-
14 gistrates, and the people, said to them, Ye have

brought this man before me, as one who exciteth
the people to revolt'; yet having examined him in

your presence, I have not found him guilty of any Jo. 18;38, 15 of those crimes whereof ye accuse him. Neither & 19; 4.

hath Herod; for I referred you to him. Be assur

ed, then, that he hath done nothing to deserve Mat. 27; 21; 16 death. I will therefore chastise him, and release 17 him. For it was necessary that he should release 18 one to them at the festival. Then all cried out

together, Away with this man, and release to us
Barabbas. Now Barabbas had been imprisoned for

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