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and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have fore told you all things. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the pow ers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the utter most part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: so ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to

pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore : for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. 1 CHAPTER XIV.

March 18, Morning; AFTER two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. And be ing in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than three

September 17, Evening.
hundred pence, and have been
given to the poor. And they
murmured against her. And
Jesus said, Let her alone;
why trouble ye her? she hatli
wrought a good work on me.
For ye have the poor with you
always, and whensoever ye
will ye may do them good:
but me ye have not always.
She hath done what she could:
she is come aforehand to an-
oint my body to the burying.
Verily I say unto you, Whero-
soever this gospel shall be
preached throughout the whole
world, this also that she hath
done shall be spoken of for a
memorial of her. And Judas
Iscariot, one of the twelve,
went unto the chief priests, to
betray him unto them. And

when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you


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which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? And he answered and said unto them. It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him : but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

September 18, Evening.

March 19, Morning; ND Jesus saith unto them, will not deny thee in any wise. All ye shall be offended Likewise also said they all. because of me this night: for And And they came to a place it is written, I will smite the which was named Gethseshepherd, and the sheep shall mane: and he saith to his disbe scattered. But after that ciples, Sit ye here, while I shall I am risen, I will go before pray. And he taketh with you into Galilee. But Peter him Peter and James and said unto him, Although all John, and began to be sore shall be offended, yet will not amazed, and to be very heavy: I. And Jesus saith unto him, and saith unto them, My soul Verily I say unto thee, That is exceeding sorrowful unto this day, even in this night, be death: tarry ye here, and fore the cock crow twice, thou watch. And he went forward shalt deny me thrice. But he a little, and fell on the ground, spake the more vehemently, and prayed that, if it were posIf I should die with thee, Isible, the hour might pass from



him. And he said, Abba, Fa-
ther, all things are possible
unto thee; take away this cup
from me: nevertheless not
what I will, but what thou
wilt. And he cometh, and
findeth them sleeping, and
saith unto Peter, Simon, sleep-
est thou? couldest not thou
watch one hour? Watch ye
and pray, lest ye enter into
temptation. The spirit truly
is ready, but the flesh is weak.
And again he went away, and
prayed, and spake the same
words. And when he return-
ed, he found them asleep again,
(for their eyes were heavy,)
neither wist they what to an-
swer him. And he cometh
the third time, and saith unto
them, Sleep on now, and take
your rest: it is enough, the
hour is come; behold, the
Son of man is betrayed into
the hands of sinners. Rise up,
let us go; lo, he that betray-
eth me is at hand. And im-
mediately, while he yet spake,
cometh Judas, one of the
twelve, and with him a great
multitude with swords and

March 20, Morning;
ND they led Jesus away to

him were assembled all the
chief priests and the elders
and the scribes. And Peter
followed him afar off, even in-
to the palace of the high
priest and he sat with the
servants, and warmed himself
at the fire. And the chief
priests and all the council
sought for witness against Je-
sus to put him to death; and
found none. For many bare
false witness against him, but
their witness agreed not toge-
ther. And there arose certain,
and bare false witness against

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staves, from the chief priests
and the scribes and the elders.
And he that betrayed him
had given them a token, say-
ing, Whomsoever I shall kiss,
that same is he; take him,
and lead him away safely.
And as soon as he was come,
he goeth straightway to him,
and saith, Master, master; and
kissed him. And they laid
their hands on him, and took
him. And one of them that
stood by drew a sword, and
smote a servant of the high
priest, and cut off his ear.
And Jesus answered and said
unto them, Are ye come out,
as against a thief, with swords
and with staves to take me?
I was daily with you in the
temple teaching, and ye took
me not but the scriptures
must be fulfilled. And they
all forsook him, and fled. And
there followed him a certain
young man, having a linen
cloth cast about his naked
body; and the young
laid hold on him: and he left
the linen cloth, and fled from
them naked.

September 19, Evening.


him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see

the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.

But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them for thou art a Galilæan, and thy speech agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.


March 21, Morning; September 20, Evening.

AND straightway in the

morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing so that Pilate marvelled. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him,



who had committed murder
in the insurrection. And the
multitude crying aloud began
to desire him to do as he had
ever done unto them.
Pilate answered them, saying,
Will ye that I release unto
you the King of the Jews?
For he knew that the chief
priests had delivered him for
envy. But the chief priests
moved the people, that he
should rather release Barab-
bas unto them.
bas unto them. And Pilate
answered and said again unto
them, What will ye then that
I shall do unto him whom ye
call the King of the Jews?
And they cried out again, Cru-
cify him. Then Pilate said
unto them, Why, what evil
hath he done? And they cried
out the more exceedingly, Cru-
cify him. And so Pilate, will-
ing to content the people, re-
leased Barabbas unto them,

and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they call together the whole band. And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it


in three days, save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucifled with him reviled him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; (who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him,and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem,

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