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Lu. 20: 41.
Lu. 11; 43.
Lu. 21: 1.
Mati, 22:41. 35 As Jesus was teaching in the temple, he asked them : Why Ps. 110: 1. do the scribes assert that the Messiah must be a son of David?
36 Yet David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, saith, · The
Lord* said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make thy 37 foes thy footstool.” David bimself, therefore, callerh him his
Lord, how then can he be his son ? And the common people
heard him with delight. Matt, 23:6 38 Further, in teaching he said to them: Beware of the scribes, & 20; 46. 39 who affect to walk in robes, who love salutations in public pla
cles, and the principal seats in the synagogues, and the upper40 most places at entertainments; who devour the families of wid
ows, and use long prayers for a disguise. These shall undergo
the severest punishment. 41 And Jesus, sitting over against the treasury, observed the
people throwing money into the treasury: and many rich per42 sons put in much. Then came a poor widow, who threw in 43 two mites, which make a farthing.t Jesus having called his
disciples, said to them : Verily I say unto you, that this poor
widow hath given more than any of those who have thrown 44 into the treasury; for they all contributed out of their superflu
ous store ; whereas she hath given all the little that she had,
her whole living. Matt. 24: 1. XIII. AS he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples
said to him: Rabbi, look what prodigious stones and stately 2 buildings are here! Jesus answering, said to him : Thou seest
these great buildings. They shall all be so razed, that one stone
will not be left upon another. 3. 3. Afterwards, as he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, over
against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, 4 asked him privately : Tell us, when will this happen? And 5 what will be the sign when all this will be accomplished ? Jesus
answering them, took occasion to say: Take heed that no man 6 seduce you ; for many will assume my character, saying, 7 I am the person,' and will seduce many. But when ye hear
of wars, and rumors of wars, be not alarmed; for this must hap
pen, but the end is not yet. Matt. 24;7. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against king
dom; and there will be earthquakes in sundry places, and
there will be famines and commotions. These are the prelude 9 of woes. But take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver
you to councils; and ye will be beaten in the synagogues, and
brought before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testi10 mony to them. The good tidings, however, must first be pub11 lished amongst all nations. But when they conduct you, to de
Lu. 19: 44. & 21: 5.
Matt. 24; 3.
Lu. 21; 10. Matt. 10; 17. Jo. 16; 2.
† Less than an English farthing.
Lu. 21; 20.
no sodelected, he ha sball say top it not : For wonders and "Be
Lu. 17; 23.
liver you up, have no anxiety beforehand, nor premeditate wbat ye shall speak; but whatever shall be suggested to you in that
moment, speak; for it is not ye that shall speak, but the Holy 12 Spirit. Then the brother will deliver up the brother to death;
and the father the child; and children will rise against their pa13 rents, and procure their death. And on my account ye shall
be hated universally; but the man who persevereth to the end
shall be saved. 14 But when ye shall see, in an unsuitable place, the desolating Matt. 24; 1515 abomination foretold by the prophet Daniel, (Reader, attend !) Dan. 9: 6.
then let those in Judea fee to the mountains : and let not him
who shall be on the roof, go down into the house, nor enter it, 16 to carry any thing out of the house; and let not him who shall 17 be in the field, turn back to fetch his mantle. But wo to the
women with child, and to then who give suck in those days. 18 Pray, then that your flight happen not in the winter; because 19 there shall be such affliction in those days, as bath not been be
fore, from the beginning of the world which God created, nor 20 shall be ever after. Had the Lord assigned it a long duration,
no soul could escape: but for the sake of the people whom he
hath elected, he hath made its duration the shorter. 2 Then if any one shall say to you, 'Lo! the Messiah is here,' Matt. 24; 23. 22 or, ‘Lo! he is yonder,' believe it not: For false messiahs and the 1: 6.2%
false prophets will arise, who will perform wonders and pro23 digies, in order to impose, if possible, even on the elect. Be
ye therefore upon your guard : remember, I have warned you
of every thing. 24 But in those days, after that affliction, the sun shall be dark- Matt. 24: 29. 25 ened, and the moon shall withold her light ; and the stars of Isa. 13: 10.
Heaven shall fall; and the powers which are in heaven shall Joel 2: 10, 26 be shaken. Then they shall see the Son of Man coming in the Rev. 17. 27 clouds with great power and glory. Then he will send his
messengers, and assemble bis elect from the four quarters of the
world, from the extremities of heaven and earth. 28 Learn now a similitude from the fig-tree. When its branch- Matt. 24: 32.
es become tender, and put forth leaves, ye know that the sum- Lu 29 mer is nigh. In like manner, when ye shall see these things 30 happen, know that he is near, even at the door. Verily I say
unto you, that this generation shall not pass until all these things 31 be accomplished. For heaven and earth shall fail ; but my words
shall not fail. 32 But of that day or of that hour knoweth none (not the heavenly Matt. 24: 42 33 messengers, no not the Son) but the Father. Be circumspect, be 34 vigilant, and pray; for ye know not when that time will be. When
a man intendeth to travel, he leaveth his household in charge to his servants, assigneth to every one his task, and ordereth
Lu. 21: 25.
Ezek. 32: 7.
Lu. 21: 29.
Tobat he is near, even not pass until al but my words
every one his house will be posto
35 the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore ; for ye know not
when the master of the house will return, whether in the eve36 ning,* or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, I or in the morning, $ 37 lest coming suddenly he find you asleep. Now, what I say un
to you, I say unto all, Watch.
SECTION VIII. -THE LAST SUPPER.
Lu. 22: 1.
Matt. 26: 6.
Deut. 15; 11.
Matt. 26: 1. XIV. AFTER two days was the feast of the passover, and of Jo. 11: 47, unleavened bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were
contriving how they might take Jesus by surprise, and kill him. 2 They said, however: Not during the festival, for fear of an in
surrection among the people. 3 Now being at table in Bethany, in the house of Simon (formerly] a leper, there came a woman who had an alabaster box
of the balsam of spikenard, which was very costly: and she 4 broke open the box, and poured the liquor upon his head. There
were some present who said, with secret indignation : Why this 5 profusion of the balsam ? For it could have been sold for more
than three hundred denarii,ll which might have been given to 6 the poor. And they murmured against her. But Jesus said :
Let her alone. Why do ye molest her? She hath done me 7 a good office. For ye will have the poor always amongst you,
and can do them good whenever ye please ; but me ye will not 8 always have. She hath done what she could. She hath be9 forehand embalmed my body for the funeral. Verily I say un
to you, in whatsoever corner of the world the gospel shall be preached, what this woman hath done shall be mentioned to
her honor. Matt, 26; 14. 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, repaired to the chief
11 priests, to betray Jesus to them. And they listened to him
with joy, and promised to give him money. Afterwards he
sought a favorable opportunity to deliver him up. Matt. 26: 17. 12 Now the first day of unleavened bread, when the passover is
sacrificed, his disciples said to him : whither shall we go to 13 prepare for thy eating the passover? Then he sent two of his
disciples, saying to them: Go into the city, where ye will meet 14 a man carrying a pitcher of water ; follow him; and wherev
er he shall enter, say to the master of the house, The teacher
saith, Where is the guest-chamber, in which I may eat the pass15 over with with my disciples ?' And he will show you a large 16 upper room ready furnished; there prepare for us. According
Mat.28:17. 12 sacrificed, hithy eating the Go into
Lu. 22: 7.
Three in the inorning.
* Nine, afternoon. + Twelve.
Matt. 26; 31.
Jy his disciples went away, and being come into the city, found
every thing as he had told them, and prepared the passover. 17 In the evening he went thither with the twelve. As they Matt. 26: 20. 18 were at table eating, Jesus said : Verily I say unto you, that Jo. 13; 21. 19 one of you who eateth with me will betray me. Upon this
they became very sorrowful, and asked him all of them, one 20 after another: Is it I? He answering, said to them: It is one Ps. 41 9.
of the twelve, he who dippeth his morsel in the dish with me. 21 The Son of Man departeth in the manner foretold in Scripture
concerning him : but wo unto that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed; it had been better for that man never to have been born. While they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and after the Matt. 26: 26.
Lu. 22: 14. blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: Take, eat, this 1 Cor. 11; 23. 23 is my body. Then he took the cup, and having given thanks, 24 gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them :
This is my blood, the blood of the new covenant, shed for ma25 ny. 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 the kingdon of God. And after the hymn they went out to the
Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them: This night I shall prove a stum- 7. 16:32. bling-stone to you all ; for it is written, I will smite the shep- Zech. 13; 7.
shop ch. 16; 7. 28 herd; and the sheep shall be dispersed.' Nevertheless, after 29 I ain raised again, I will go before you to Galilee. Peter then
said to him : Though they all should stumble, I never will. 30 Jesus answered him: Verily I say unto thee, that to-day, this
very night, before the cock crow twice, even thou wilt disown 31 me thrice. But Peter insisted ou it, adding, Although I should
die with thee, I never will disown thee. And all the rest said
the same. 32 Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, where he Matt. 26; 30.. 33 said to his disciples : Stay here while I pray. And he took
with him Peter, and James, and John, and being seized with 34 grief and horror, said to them ; My soul is overwhelmed with 35 a 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 delivered from that hour, and said: 36 Abba, (that is Father), all things are possible to thee; take
this cup away from me ; yet not what I would, but what thou 37 wilt. Then he returned, and finding them asleep, said to Peter :
Simon, sleepest thou? Couldst thou not keep awake a single 38 hour? Watch and pray that ye be not overcome by tempta39 tion: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Again 40 he retired and prayed, using the same words. When he re
turned, he again found then sleeping; for their eyes were over
Lu. 22: 40.
hour?”, sleepest the turned, and is not what possible to
Matt. 26; 47
41 powered, and they knew not what to answer him. 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
Lo! he who betrayeth me is drawing near.
one of the twelve, with a great multitude armed with swords
and clubs, who were sent by the chief priests, the scribes, and 44 the elders. Now the betrayer had given them this signal : The
man whom I shall kiss is he; seize him, and lead him away 45 safely. He was no sooner come, than accosting Jesus, he said : 46 Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him. Then they laid hands on him, 47 and seized him. But one of those who were present drew his
sword, and smiting the high-priest's servant, cut off his ear. 48 Then Jesus addressing them, said : Do ye come with swords
and clubs to apprehend me, like people in pursuit of a robber?
Then they all forsook him and fled.
he left the cloth, and fled from them naked.
SECTION IX.-THE CRUCIFIXION.
Lu. 22, 54.
Lu. 22. 66.
Matt. 26; 57. 53 THEN they took Jesus away to the high-priest, with whom
54 And Peter followed hiin at a distance, as far as the court of
the high-priest's house, and sat there with the officers, warm
ing himself at the fire. Matt. 26; 59. 55 Meanwhile the chief priests and all the sanhedrim sought
for evidence against Jesus, in order to condemn him to die, but
56 found none : for many gave false testimony against him, but Jo. 2; 19. 757 their testimonies were insufficient. Then some arose who tes
58 tified falsely against bim, saying: We heard him say, ' I will
demolish this temple made with hands, and in three days will 59 build another without hands.' But even here their testimony 60 was defective. Then the high-priest, standing up in the midst,
interrogated Jesus, saying : Dost thou answer nothing to what 61 these men testify against thee? But he was silent, and gave
no answer. Again, the high-priest interrogating him, said : 62 Art thou the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One ? Jesus an
swered, I am; nay, ye shall see the Son of Man sitting at the
right band of the Almighty, and coming in the clouds of heav63. en. Then the high-priest rent his garments, saying: What