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that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew that thou didst send me; and I made known unto them thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou lovedst me ay be in them, and I in them."
And when they had sung a hyinn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
FRIDAY-THE DAY OF SUFFERING
THE AGONY IN GETHSEMANE.
And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith unto his disciples, "Sit ye here, while I pray.”
And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly amazed, and sore troubled. And he saith unto them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch.”
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him.
And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what thou wilt."
And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
And when he rose up from his prayer, he came unto the disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow, and said unto Peter, “Simon, sleepest thou? Couldest thou not watch one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done.”
And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And he left them again, and
went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.
Then cometh he to the disciples, and saith into them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest : behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me."
THE BETRAYAL AND ARREST.
And straightway, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Now he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely.” And when he was come, straightway he came to him, and saith, “Rabbi,” and kissed him.
But Jesus said unto him, “Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”
Jesus, therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon him, went forth, and saith unto them. “Whom seek ye?”!
They answered him, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
And Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with them. When therefore he said unto them, “I am he," they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Again therefore he asked them, “Whom seek ye?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he; if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way": that the word might be fulfilled which he spake, “Of those whom thou hast given me I lost not one.”
THE TRIAL BEFORE THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES
And when they that were about him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we smite with the sword?”
Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it, and struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right
Now the servant's name was Malchus. But Jesus answered and said, “Suffer ye them thus far.” And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Then saith Jesus unto Peter, "Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels? How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? The cup which the Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?"
And Jesus said unto the chief priests and captains of the temple, and elders, that were come against him, “Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves ? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”
Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
And a certain young man followed with him, having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body; and they lay hold on him; but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.
THE TRIAL BEFORE THE JEWISH AUTHORITIES. So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him, and led him to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he that gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the high priest; but Peter was standing at the door without. So the other disciple, who was known unto the high priest, went out and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
The maid therefore that kept the door saith unto Peter, “Art thou also one of this man's disciples?”.
He saith, “I am not.”
Now the servants and the officers were standing there, having made a fire of coals; for it was cold; and they were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them standing and warming himself.
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his teaching. Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I ever taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and, in secret spake I nothing. Why askest thou me? Ask them that have heard me, what I spake unto them: behold, these know the things which I said.”
And when he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, “Answerest thou the high priest so?”.
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?"
Annas therefore sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not. For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not together. And there stood up certain, and bare false witness against him, saying: “We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is