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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: 7.

Lu. 21; 10. Matt. 10; 17. Jo. 16; 2.

* Jehovah.

† 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.

31. &

3: 15.

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.

53.

Matt. 26: 6.
Jo. 11: 2.
& 12; 2.

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.

Six.

* Nine, afternoon. + Twelve.
|| Upwards of L. 9 Sterling.

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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
Lu. 22: 47.
Jo. 18; 3.

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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
42 consigned to the hands of sinners. Arise. Let us be going.

Lo! he who betrayeth me is drawing near.
• 43 Immediately, ere he had done speaking, appeared Judas,

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?
49 I was daily amongst you, teaching in the teniple, and ye did
50 not arrest me. But hereby the Scriptures are accomplished.

Then they all forsook him and fled.
51 Now there followed him a youth who had only a linen cloth
52 wrapped about his body: the soldiers having laid hold of him,

he left the cloth, and fled from them naked.

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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
Jo. 18;13, 24. all the chief-priests, the elders, and the scribes were convened.

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

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