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and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

32 ¶ But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no not the Angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray for ye know not when the time is.

34 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:

35 Watch ye therefore (for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at Even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing or in the morning.)

36 Lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.

CHAP. XIV.

Conspiracy against Christ.

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. 2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. 3 T And being 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.

4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment

made?

5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor: and they murmured against her.

6 And Jesus said, Let her alone, why trouble you her? She hath wrought a good work on me.

The Passover.

this Gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done, shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

10 T And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief Priests, to betray him unto them.

11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

12 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?

13 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.

14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the good man of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples?

15 And he will shew you a large upper room furnished, and prepared: there make ready for us.

16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready

the Passover.

17 And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.

18 And as they sat, and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, one of you which eateth with me, shall betray me. 19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him, one by one, Is it I? And another said, Is it I?

20 And he answered, and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.

21 The son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed: Good were it for that man, if he had

never been born.

22 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.

23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.

24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new Testament, which is shed for many.

7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. 25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink 8 She hath done what she could: she no more of the fruit of the Vine, until is come king

to the burying.

dom of God.

9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever 26 T And when they had sung an

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hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. 30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this day, even in this night before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.

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47 And one of them that stood by, drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high Priest, and cut off his ear.

48 And Jesus answered, and said unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords, and with staves to take me?

49 I was daily with you in the Temteaching, and ye took me not; but the Scriptures must be fulfilled. 50 And they all forsook him, and fled.

31 But he spake the more vehement-ple, ly, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane, and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy, 34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed, that if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36 And he said, Abba, father, all things are possible unto thee, take away this cup from me: Nevertheless, not that I will, but what thou wilt.

37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? Couldest not thou watch one hour?

38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation: The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.

40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy) neither wist they what to answer him.

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51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body, and the young men laid hold on him.

52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

53 And they led Jesus away to the high Priest, and with him were assembled all the chief Priests, and the Elders, and the Scribes

54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high Priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmIed himself at the fire.

55 And the chief Priests, and all the council sought for witness against Jesus, to put him to death, and found

none.

56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,

58 We heard him say, will destroy this Temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

59 But either so did their witness agree together.

60 And the high Priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witness against thee?

41 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 be-ed nothing. Again, the high Priest trayed into the hands of sinners.

42 Rise up, let us go, Lo, he that betrayeth me, is at hand. 43 And immediately, while he yet. spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords, and staves, from, the chief Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders. 44 And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, Whomso

61 But he held his peace, and answer

asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the son of the Blessed?

62 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.

63 Then the high Priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further. witnesses?

64 Ye have heard the blasphemy:

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what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. 65 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.

66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high Priest.

67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.

68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch, and the cock crew.

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69 And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.

70 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 Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.

71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying I know not this man of whom ye speak. 72 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.

CHAP. XV

Jesus brought before Pilate.

Barabbas released.

9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

10 (For he knew that the chief Priests had delivered him for envy.)

11 But the chief Priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

12 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?

13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15 T And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Pretorium, and they call together the whole band.

17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

18 And began to salute him, Hail King of the Jews.

19 And they smotę him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees, worshipped him. 20 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.

21 And they compel one Simon a

AND straightway in the morning Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out

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.

2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering, said unto him, Thou sayest it.

3 And the chief Priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing, so that Pilate marvelled.

6 Now at that Feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his Cross.

22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, the place of a skull.

23 And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh: but he received

it not.

24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take."

25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

26 And the superscription of his.accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27 And with him they crucify two 7 And there was one named Barab-thieves, the one on his right hand, and bas, which lay bound with them that had the other on his left.

made insurrection with him, who had 28 And the Scripture was fulfilled, committed murder in the insurrection. which saith, And he was numbered 8 And the multitude crying aloud, with the transgressors. began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

29 And they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying,

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Ah thou that destroyest the Temple, and buildest it in three days,

30 Save thyself, and come down from the Cross.

31 Likewise also the chief Priests mocking, said among themselves with

Christ's resurrection.

47 And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

CHAP. XVI.
Resurrection of Christ.

the Scribes, He saved others, himself he AND when the Sabbath was past,

cannot save.

32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the Cross, that we may see and believe: And they that were crucified with him, reviled him.

33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land, until the ninth hour.

34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, ama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast

thou forsaken me?

35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.

36 And one ran, and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saving, Let alone, let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.

37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost."

38 And the vail of the Temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom. 39 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.

40 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 Salonfe:

41 Who also when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him, and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning, the first day of the week they came unto the sepulchre, at the rising of the sun: 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre ? 4 (And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away) for it was very great.

And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white gar ment, and they were affrighted.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted; ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen, he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

7. But go your way, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee, there shall. ye see him, as he said unto you.

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8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre, for they trembled, and were amazed, neither said they any thing to any man, for they were afraid. 9 Now when Jesus was risen early, the first day of the week, "he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.** *

1 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

42 And now when the even was come, (because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath) 12 T After that, he appeared, in ano43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honour-ther form unto two of them, as they able counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus."

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead, and calling unto him the Centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

45 And when he knew it of the Centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 46 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre, which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

walked, and went into the country. 13 And they went and told it unto the residue, neither believed they them. 14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven, as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief, and hardness of heart, because they believed not them, which had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved, but he that believeth not, shall be damned.

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of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine, nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the holy Ghost, even from womb.

FORASMUCH as many have taken his mother's won the children of Israel

claration of those things which are most surely believed among us,

shall he turn to the Lord their God. *17 And he shall go before him in the 2 Even as they delivered them unto spirit and power of Elias, to turn the us, which from the beginning were eye-hearts of the fathers to the children, and witnesses, and ministers of the word: the disobedient to the wisdom of the 3 It seemed good to me also, having just, to make ready a people prepared had perfect understanding of things for the Lord. from the very first, to write unto thee. in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of these things wherein thou hast been instructed.

5 THERE was in the days of Т Herod the king of Judea, a Certain Priest, named Zacharias, of the course of Abid, and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was -Elisabeth. *

6 And they were both righteous before God walking in all the Commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless. 7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the Priest's office before God in the order of his course,

9 According to the custom of the Priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the Temple of the Lord.

10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense.

11 And there appeared unto him an Angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the Altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

13 But the Angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and glad ness, and many shall rejoice at his

birth:

15 For he shall be great in the sight

18 And Zacharias said unto the An

gel, Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in, years:

19 And the Angel answering, said unto him, I am Gabriel that stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.

20 And behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

23 And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. 26 And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God, unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was

Mary,

23 And the Angel came in unto her,

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