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29 of sins. And I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth

of this produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it 30 new with

you my Father's kingdom.” And when they had recited a hymn*, they went out to the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, “ All ye will offend be

cause of me on this night: for it is written, 'I will smite

the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered 32 abroad.' But, after I am risen, I will go

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in33 to Galilee.” Then Peter answered and said unto him,

Though all others shall offend because of thee, I will 34 never offend.” Jesus said unto him, “Verily I say unto

thee, that on this night, before the cock crow t, thou wilt 35 deny me thrice.” Peter saith unto him, “ Though I must

even die with thee, I will no wise deny thee.” In like

manner said all the disciples also. 36 Then cometh Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemané, and saith to the disciples, ye

here, while I 37 go and pray yonder.” And he took with him Peter, and

the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, and 38 full of anguish. Then saith Jesus I unto them, “My

soul is very sorrowful, unto death : remain here, and 39 watch with me.” And he went forward a little, and fell

on his face, and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if it be

possible, let this cup pags away from me: nevertheless 40 not as I will, but as Thou wilt.And he cometh to the

disciples, and findeth them sleeping; and saith to Peter,

“ So then, were ye not able to watch with me one hour? 41 Watch ye, and pray; that ye enter not into temptation. 42 The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” He

went away again a second time, and prayed, saying,

my Father, if this (cup] cannot pass away (from me,] 43 excepts I drink it, thy will be done." And he came and

findeth them sleeping again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed a

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* when they had used an hymn, N.
fi. e. probably, “ before the trumpet sounds for the third watch." See Luke
xil, 34, notes I Then sailh be unto them, R. T. § but I must, N.

45 third time, saying the same words. Then he cometh to

his disciples, and saith unto them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest*. Behold, the hour draweth near; and

the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us go: behold, he draweth near who delivereth

me up." 47 And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one

of the Twelve, came, and with him a great multitude

with swords and clubs from the chief-priests, and elders 48 of the people. Now he who delivered Jesus up had

given them a sign, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, 49 that is he: apprehend him.” And immediately he came

near to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi f;" and kissed 50 him. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore

comest thou?" Then they came near, and laid hands on

Jesus, and apprehended him. 51 And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretch

ed out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote a servant 52 of the high-priest's, and cut off his ear. Then saith Jesus

unto him, “Put up thy sword again into its place: for 53 all those who take the sword perish by the sword. Thinkest

thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will 54 send me more than twelve legions of angels? How then

can the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be ?" 55 At that time Jesus said to the multitudes,

come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to

take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, 56 and ye did not lay hold on me.

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But all this is done, so that the writings of the prophets are fulfilled.” 57

Then all the disciples left him and fled. And those that had apprehended Jesus led him away to the palace of

Caiaphas the high-priest ; where the scribes and the elders 58 assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance to the

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* Are ye still asleep, and giving yourselves to rest ? behold! the moment is come, W. + Master; N.

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palace of the high-priest; and entered in and sat with the 59 officers, to see the end. Now the chief-priests, (and the

elders,] and the whole council, sought false witness 60 against Jesus, that they might put him to death; but

found it not, though many false witnesses came near*. 61 And at last two false witnesses came near, and said, “This

man said, “I am able to destroy the temple of God, and 62 to build it in three days.”” And the high-priest rose up,

and said unto him, “ Answerest thou nothing? what is 63 it which these witness against thee?” But Jesus kept

silence. And the high-priest spake again and said unto

him, “ I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell 64 us, whether thou be the Christ, the son of God.” Jesus

saith unto him, “ Thou hast said truly: moreover I say unto you, Hereafter ye will see the Son of man sitting on

the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of 65 heaven.” Then the high-priest rent his garments, saying,

“ He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have

we of witnesses ? sec, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 66 What think ye?” And they answered and said, “ He is 67 guilty of death.” Then they spat in his face, and struck

him with the fistf, and others beat him with the palms of 68 their hands, saying, “ Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who

is he that struck thee?" 69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a maid

servant came near to him, saying, “ Thou also wast with 70 Jesus the Galilcan.” But he denied it before them all, 71 saying, “I know not what thou sayest.” And when he had

gone out into the porch, another maid-servant saw him, and saith to those who were there, “ This man also 72 was with Jesus of Nazareth.” And he denied it again 73 with an oath, saying, I know not the man.” And after

a little time those who stood by came near, and said to Peter, “Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech * yet found they none, R, T.

+ Newcome's margin. buffeted him, N.

74 discovereth thee.” Then he began to curse himself, and

to swear, saying, “I know not the man.” And imme75 diately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the words

of Jesus, who had said unto him, " Before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice deny me,” And he went out, and wept

bitterly. Ch. xxvII. Now when morning was come, all the chief

priests and the elders of the people took counsel against * 2 Jesus, to put him to death. And when they had bound

him, they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius

Pilate the governor, 3 Then Judas, who had delivered him up, when he saw

that Jesus was condemned, repented, and brought again

the thirty pieces of silver to the chief-priests and the el4 ders, saying, “ I have sinned, in that I have delivered up

innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us ? 5 see thou to that." And he cast down the pieces of sil

ver in the temple, and withdrew, and wept and hang6 ed himself. And the chief-priests took the pieces of silver, and said,

“ It is not lawful to put them into the 7 treasury; because it is the price of blood.” And they

took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, 8 to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field hath been 9 called The field of blood, unto this day. (Then was

fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet (Jeremiah+], saying, “ And I took the thirty pieces of silver,

the price of him who was valued, whom they of the sons 10 of Israel valued; and gave them for the potter's field, as

the Lord commandeth me.”) 11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor

asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews ?"

* about, n. + The quotation is from Zech. xi. 12, 13. The word Jeremiah was probably in. serted in the text through the mistake of some early transcriber. Matthew often omits the name of the prophet whose words he quotes. --Bp. Pearce.

12 And Jesus said unto him, “Thou sayest truly." And

when he was accused by the chief-priests and the elders, 13 he answered nothing. Then Pilate saith unto him,

“ Hearest thou not how many things they witness against 14 thee?” But Jesus answered him to no one matter; so that

the governor wondered greatly. 15 Now at that feast the governor was accustomed to re

lease unto the multitude one prisoner, whom they would. 16 And they had then a noted prisoner, called Barabbas*. 17 When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said

unto them, “ Whom will ye that I release unto you; 18 Barabbast, or Jesus that is called Christ?” (For he knew 19 that through envy they had delivered him up : and while

he was sitting on the judgement-seat, his wife had sent unto him, saying, “ Have thou nothing to do with that

righteous man: for I have suffered many things this day 20 in a dream because of him.”) But the chief-priests and

the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask 21 for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. Then the governor

spake and said unto them, “ Which of the two will ye

that I release unto you?” And they said, “ Barabbas." 22 Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do to Jesus,

that is called Christ?” They all say [unto him], “ Let 23 hiin be crucified.” And the governor said, “Why, what

evil hath he done?” But they cried out exceedingly, say24 ing, “Let him be crucified.” Now when Pilate saw

that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a disturbance was made, he took water, and washed his hands be

fore the multitude, saying, “ I am innocent of the blood 25 of this righteous man: see ye to it.And all the people

* Some very ancient authorities, cited by Origen, read “ Jesus the son of Abbas," which Michaelis says is undoubtedly the original reading. See Griesbach and Marsh's Mich. v. i. p. 316, 516. The word “Jesus” was omitted in later copies in honour to the name.

Or, Jesus the son of Abbas, See the preceding note.

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