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of the resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed 37 at the bush, when he calleth the LORD “the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” For he is not a God of the dead, 38 but of the living : for all live unto him. Then certain of the scribes 39 answering, said, Master, thou hast well said. And after that, they durst 40 not ask him any question at all. He inquires respect- AND he said unto them, How say they that Christ is 41

ing the Messiah. Matt. XX. 41. Mark

ahle David's son? And David himself saith in the book of 42 xii. 35. Psalms, “ The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit thou on my right hand, 'till I make thine enemies thy footstool.” David therefore 43 calleth him LORD, how is he then his son ?

ide THEN in the audience of all the people, he said unto 45 He severely upbraids the Pharisees. Matt. his disciples ; Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk 46 xxiii. Mark xii, 38 :

*.30 in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; which 47 devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers : the same shall receive greater damnation.

of the widow's AND he looked up and saw the rich men casting their 21 mite. Mark xii. 41. gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor 2 widow, casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto 3 you, That this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

Christ predicts the AND as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned 5 destruction of Jeru; with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, As for these things 6 salem, and the end of the world. Matt. which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there uiv.xxv. Mark xiii. shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall 7 these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass ? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for 8 many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near : go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of 9 wars, and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass ; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation 10 shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and great 11 earthquakes shall be in divers places, and fainines, and pestilences : and fearful sights, and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all 12 these they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 13 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall 14 answer. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your ad- 15 versaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And ye shall be be- 16 trayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated 17 of all men for my name's sake. But there shall not a hair of your head 18 perish. In your patience possess ye your souls. And when ye shall 19 see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the moun. 21 tains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days 22 of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But 23 wo unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress in the and, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led 24 away captive into all nations : and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of

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the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall 25 be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 'men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things 26 which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and 27 great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look 28 up, and lift up your heads : for your redemption draweth nigh. And he 29 spake to them a parable; Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees, 'when 30 they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to 31 pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily, I say 32 unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 33 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged 34 with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that 35 dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray al- 36 ways, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

He retires to the And in the day-time he was teaching in the temple ; and 37 mount of Olives. at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to 38 him in the temple, to hear him.

The rulers consult NOW the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is 22 how to kill Christ.

alie called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes 2 xiv. 1. sought how they might kill him: for they feared the people. Judas engages to THEN entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, 3 betray: him. Matt. xxvi. 14. Mark xiv.

Jail: being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, 4

10. and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted 5 to give him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray 6 him unto them in the absence of the multitude. Christ directe two of THEN came the day of unleavened bread, when they his disciples to pre- passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, 8 **Mait. xxvi. 17." saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.

Mark xiv. 12. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare ? And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there 10 shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the good man of the 11 house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall show you a 12 large upper room furnished : there make ready. And they went and 13 found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. Christ partakes of And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the 14 the last passover. Mait. 20. Märk twelve Apostles with him. And he said unto them, With 15 xiv. 17. John xiii. 1. desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be 16 fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, 17 and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I say unto you, 18 I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. He institutes the fou. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and 19 charist. Matt. xxvi. gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given 20. Mark xiv. 22.

****e for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also 20 the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood,

pare the passover.

which is shed for you. But behold the hand of him that betrayeth me is 21 with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth as it was deter- 22 mined: but wo unto that man by whom he is betrayed! And they be- 23 gan to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.

AND there was also a strife among them, which of them 24 He reproves again

The ambition of his should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto 25 disciples. John xiii. 2.them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so : but he that is greatest among you, let him be as 26 the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is 27 greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that sitteth at meat ? but I am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which 28 have continued with me in my temptations ; and I appoint unto you a 29 kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and 30 drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. He predicts Peter's AND the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath 31

denial of him. desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I 32 have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go 33 with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, 34 the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. And he said unto them, When I sent you without 35 purse and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, 36 and likewise his scrip: and he that hath 'no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. For I say unto you, That this that is written must 37 yet be accomplished in me, “ And he was reckoned among the transgressors :” for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, 38 Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. He goes to the mount AND he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the 39 of Olives. Matt.

* mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. xiv. 26. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray 40 that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them 41 about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if 42 thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, 43 strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: 44 and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his dis- 45 ciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, 'and said unto them, Why 46 sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. Christ is appre. And while he yet spake, behold, a multitude, and he 47

ter re, that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before sists. Matt. xxvi. 47. Mark xiv. 43. John them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus 48 xviii. 3.

1.3. said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? When they which were about him, saw what would follow, they 49 said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword ? And one of them 50 smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus 51 answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the 52 temple, and the elders which were come to him, Be ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves ? When I was daily with you in 53 the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me : but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

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THEN took they him, and led him, and brought 54 Christ is taken to

the high priest. him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed Peter thrice denies his Master. Matt. afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst 55 xxvi. 57. Mark xiv. of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down 53. John xviii. 12.

among them. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat 56 by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. 57 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. 58 And Peter said, Man, I am not. ' And about the space of one hour after, 59 another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him ; for he is a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou 60 sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. ' And the 61 Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

. And the men that held Jesus, mocked him, and smote 63 Christ is insulted by the soldiers. Mali. him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck 64

xxvi. 67. him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? And many other things blasphemously spake they 65 against him.

AND as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and 66 He is condemned by the Sanhedrim. the chief priests, and the scribes came together, and led

Matt. xxvii. I. him into their council, " saying, Art thou the Christ ? tell 67 us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe. 'And if I 68 also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the 69 Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they 70 all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness ? for we ourselves 71 have heard of his own mouth. .

a be AND the whole multitude of them arose, and led him 23 Christ is accused before Pilate, but he unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We 2 declares him innocent. Matt. xxvii. 2. found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to Markxv. d. John, give tribute to Cesar, saying, That he himself is Christ, a xxiii. 28. Other cir- & cumstances attend- king. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King 3

ing his trial of the Jews ? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no 4 fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth 5 up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man 6 were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto 7 Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself was also at Je, rusalem at that time. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was ex- 8 ceeding glad : for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words; but 9 he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and 10 vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war set him at 11 nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made 12 friends together ; for before they were at enmity between themselves. And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, 13 and the people, 'said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as 14 one that perverteth the people ; and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man, touching those things whereof ye accuse him ; 'no, nor yet Herod : for I sent you to him; and lo, 15

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nothing worthy of death is done unto him: I will therefore chastise him, 16 and release him. (For of necessity he must release one unto them 17 at the feast.) And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this 18 man, and release unto us Barabbas : (who, for a certain sedition made in 19 the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) Pilate therefore, willing 20 to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify 21 him! crucify him! And he said unto them the third time, Why, what 22 evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him ; I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant with loud 23 voices, requiring that he might be crucified; and the voices of them, and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should 24 be as they required. And he released unto them him that for sedition 25 and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired ; but he de- . livered Jesus to their will. Christ is crucified: AND as they led him away, they laid hold upon one 26 Matt. xxvii. 32.

inn Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on xix. 17. him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which 27 also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning unto them, said, 28 Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they 29 shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the 30 mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these 31 things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry ?

a. Mo And there were also two others, malefactors, led with 32 xxvii. 39. Mark him to be put to death. And when they were come to 33

XV. 29. the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified , him, and the malefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them : for they know not what 34 they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. ' And the people 35 stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him 36 vinegar, 'and saying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself. 37 And a superscription also was written over him, in letters of Greek, and 38 Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF TAE JEWS.' of the penitent And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, railed 39

on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, 40 seeing thou art in the same condemnation ? And we indeed justly; for 41 we receive the due reward of our deeds : but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest 42 into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, To- 43 day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Christ's death, and AND it was about the sixth hour, and there was a dark- 44 attendant circumi: ness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun 45 50. Mark xv. 37. was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the

John xix. 30. midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he 46 said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Now, when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, say. 47 ing, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came 48 together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their

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stances: Matt. xxvii.

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