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The judgment. ST. MATTHEW. Christ anointed. to themon his right hand, Come, sayings, he said unto his disciye blessed of my Father, in- ples, herit the kingdom prepared for 2 Ye know that after two days you from the foundation of the is the feast of the passover, and world:

the Son of man is betrayed to 35 For I was ahungered, and be crucified. ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, 3 Then assembled together the and ye gave me drink: I was a chief priests, and the scribes, stranger, and ye took me in: and the elders of the people, un36 Naked, and ye clothed me: to the palace of the high priest, I was sick, and ye visited me: who was called Caiaphas, I was in prison, and ye came 4 And consulted that they unto me.

might take Jesus by subtilty, 37 Then shall the righteous an- and kill him. swer him, saying, Lord, when 5 But they said, Not on the saw we thee ahungered, and fed feast day, lest there be an upthee? or thirsty, and gave thee roar among the people. drink?

6 1 Now when Jesus was in 38 When saw we thee a stran- Bethany, in the house of Simon ger, and took thee in? or naked, the leper, and clothed thee?

7 There came unto him a wo39 Or when saw we thee sick, man having an alabaster box of or in prison, and came unto thee i very precious ointment, and

40 And the King shall answer poured it on his head, as he sat and say unto them, Verily I say at meat. unto you, Inasmuch as ye have 8 But when his disciples saw done it unto one of the least of it, they had indignation, saying, these my brethren, ye have done To what purpose is this waste? it unto me.

9 For this ointment might have 41 Then shall he say also unto been sold for much, and given them on the left hand, Depart to the poor. from me, ye cursed, into ever 10 When Jesus understood it, lasting fire, prepared for the he said unto them, Why trouble devil and his angels :

ye the woman? for she hath 42 For I was ahungered, and wrought a good work upon me. ye gave me no meat: I was 11 For ye have the poor always thirsty, and ye gave me no with you; but me ye have not drink :

always. 43 I was a stranger, and ye took 1? For in that she hath poured me not in: naked, and ye cloth- this ointment on my body, she ed me not: sick, and in prison, did it for my burial. and ye visited me not.

13 Verily I say unto you, 44 Then shall they also answer Wheresoever this gospel shall him, saying, Lord, when saw we be preachedin the whole world, thee ahungered, or athirst, or a there shall also this, that this stranger, or naked, or sick, or woman hath done, be told for a in prison, and did not minister memorial of her. unto thee?

14 Then one of the twelve, 4. Then shall he answer them, called Judas Iscariot, went unsaying, Verily I say unto you, to the chief priests, Inasmuch

as ye did it not to one 15 And said unto them, What of the least of these, ye did it not will ye give me, and I will deto me.

liver him unto you! And they 46 And these shall go away in- covenanted with him for thirty to everlasting punishment: but pieces of silver. the righteous into life eternal. 16 And from that time he sought CHAPTER XXVI.

opportunity to hetray him. The Lord's supper instituted. 17 Now the first day of the Jesus had finished all these disciples came to Jesus, saying

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The Lord's supper. ST. MATTHEW.

Christ's agony. anto him, Where wilt thou that and the sheep of the flock shall we prepare for thee to eat the be scattered abroad. passover?

32 But after I am risen again, 18 And he said, Gointo the city I will go before you into Galito such a man, and say unto him, lee. The Master saith, My time is at 33 Peter answered and said hand; I will keep the passover unto him, Though all men shall at thy house with my disciples. be offended because of thee,

19 And the disciples did as Je- yet will I never be offended. sus had appointed them; and 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily they made ready the passover. I say unto thee, That this night, 20 Now when the even was before the cock crow, thou shalt come, he sat down with the deny me thrice. twelve.

35 Peter said unto him, Though 21 And as they did eat, he said, I should die with thee, yet will Verily I say unto you, that one I not deny thee. Likewise also of you shall betray me.

said all the disciples. 22 And they were exceeding 36 T Then cometh Jesus with sorrowful, and began every one them unto a place called Gethof them to say unto him, Lord, semane, and saith unto the disis it I?

ciples, Sit ye here, while I go 23 And he answered and said, and pray yonder. He that dippeth his hand with 37 And he took with him Peter me in the dish, the same shall and the two sons of Zebedee, betray me.

and began to be sorrowful and 24 The Son of man goeth as it very heavy. is written of him: but woe un 38 Then saith he unto them, to that man by whom the Son of My soul is exceeding sorrowman is betrayed! it had been ful, even unto death: tarry yo food for that man if he had not here, and watch with me. been born.

39 And he went a little further, 25 Then Judas, which betrayed and fell on his face, and prayed, him, answered and said, Master, saying, O my Father, if it be is it I? He said unto him, Thou possible, let this cup pass from hast said.

me: nevertheless, not as I will, 26 And as they were eating, but as thou wilt. Jesus took bread, and blessed 40 And he cometh unto the it, and brake it, and gave it to disciples, and findeth them the disciples, and said, Take, asleep, and saith unto Peter, eat; this is my body.

What, could ye not watch with 27 And he took the cup, and me one houri gave thanks, and gave it to 41 Watch and pray, that ye them, saying, Drink ye all of enter pot into temptation: the it ;

spirit indeed is willing, but the 28 For this is my blood of the Hesh is weak. new testament, which is shed 42 He went away again the for many for the remission of second time, and prayed, saysing.

ing, O my Father, it this cup 29 But I say unto you, I will may not pass away from me, not drink henceforth of this except I drink it, thy will be fruit of the vine, until that day done. when I drink it new with you 43 And he came and found in my Father's kingdom. them asleep again: for their 30 And when they had sung a eyes were heavy. hymn, they went out into the 44 And he left them, and went mount of Olives.

away again, and prayed the 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, third time, saying the same All ye shall be offended because words. of me this pight: for it is writ 45 Then cometh he to his disten, I will smite the Shepherd, ciples, and saith unto them,

Christ betrayed ST. MATTHEW. Peter denieth him. Sleep on now, and take your off unto the high priest's palrest: behold, the hour is at ace, and went in, and sat with hand, and the Son of man is be- the servants, to see the end. trayed into the hands of sinners. 59 Now the chief priests, and 46 Rise, let us be going : be- elders, and all the council, hold, he is at hand that doth sought false witness against betray me.

Jesus, to put him to death; 47 And while he yet spake, lo, 60 But found none : yea, though Judas, one of the twelve, came, many false witnesses came, yet and with him a great multitude found they none. At the last with swords and staves, from came two false witnesses, the chief priests and elders of 61 And said, This fellow said, I the people.

am able to destroy the temple 48 Now he that betrayed him of God, and to build it in three gave them

a sign, saying, days. Whomsoever I shall kiss, that 62 And the high priest arose, same is he; hold him fast. and said unto him, Answerest 49 And forthwith he came to thou nothing? what is it which Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; these witness against thee? and kissed him.

63 But Jesus held his peace, 50 And Jesus said unto him, And the high priest answered Friend, wherefore art thou and said unto him, I adjure thee come? Then came they, and by the living God, that thou tell laid hands on Jesus, and took us whether thou be the Christ, him.

the Son of God. 51 And, behold, one of them 64 Jesus saith anto him, Thon which were with Jesus stretch- hast said : nevertheless I say ed out his hand, and drew his unto you, Hereafter shall ya sword, and struck a servant of see the Son of man sitting on the high priest, and smote off the right hand of power, and his ear.

coming in the clouds of heaven. 52 Then said Jesus unto him, 65 Then the high priest rent Put up again thy sword into his his clothes, saying, He hath place : for all they that take spoken blasphemy; what furthe sword shall perish with the ther need have we of witnesssword.

es ? behold, now ye have heard 63 Thinkest thou that I cannot his blasphemy. now pray to my Father, and he 66 What think ye? They an. shall presently give me more swered and said, He is guilty ot than twelve legions of angels? leath.

64 But how then shall the 67 Then did they spit in his Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus face, and buffeted him; and it must be ?

others smote him with the 65 In that same hour said Jesus palms of their hands, to the multitudes, Are ye come 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, out as against a thief with thou Christ, Who is he that swords and staves for to take smote thee? me? I sat daily with you teach 69 Ti Now Peter sat without in ing in the temple, and ye laid the palace: and a damsel came no hold on me.

unto him, saying, Thou also 66 But all this was done, that wast with Jesus of Galilee. the scriptures of the prophets 70 But he denied before them might be fulfilled. Then all the all, saying, I know not what disciples forsook him, and fled.

thou sayest. 57. And they that had laid 71 And when he was gone out hold on Jesus led him away to into the porch, another maid Caiaphas the high priest, where saw him, and said unto them the scribes and the elders were that were there. This fellow was Assembled.

also with Jesus of Nazareth. 68 But Peter followed him afar 72 And again be denied with

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Death of Judas. ST. MATTHEW. Christ accused. an oath, I do not know the ster's field, as the Lord appointman.

ed me. 73 And after a while came unto 11 | And Jesus stood before him they that stood by, and said the governor: and the governor to Peter, Surely thou also art asked him, saying, Art

thou the one of them; for thy speech be- King of the Jews? And Jesus wrayeth thee.

said unto him, Thou sayest. 74 Then began he to curse and 12 And when he was accused to swear, saying, I know not the of the chief priests and elders, man. And immediately the cock he answered nothing. crew.

13 Then said Pilate unto him, 75 And Peter remembered the Hearest thou not how many word of Jesus, which said unto things they witness against thee? him, Before the cock crow, thou 14 And he answered him to shalt deny me thrice. And he never a word; insomuch that went out, and wept bitterly. the governor marvelled greatly. CHAPTER XXVII.

15 Now at that feast the goyThe crucifixion of Christ. ernor was wont to release unto

, the chief priests . and elders of the people took 16 And they had then a notable counsel against Jesus to put prisoner, called Barabbas. him to death :

17 Therefore when they were 2 And when they had bound gathered together, Pilate said him, they led him away, and unto them, Whom will ye that I delivered him

to Pontius Pilate release unto you? Barabbas, or the governor.

Jesus which is called Christ? 37 Then Judas, which had 18 For he knew that for enyy þetrayed him, when he saw that they had delivered him. he was condemned, repented 19 When he was set down on himself, and brought again the the judgment seat, his wife sent thirty pieces of silver to the unto him, saying, Have thou chief priests and elders, nothing to do with that just

4 Saying, I have sinned in that man: for I have suffered many I have betrayed the innocent things this day in a dream beblood. And they said, What is cause of him. that to us? see thou to that. 20 But the chief priests and 5 And he cast down the pieces elders persuaded the multitude of silver in the temple, and de- that they should ask Barabbas, parted, and went and hanged and destroy Jesus. himself.

21 The governor answered and 6 And the chief priests took said unto them, Whether of the the silver pieces, and said, It twain will ye that I release un. is not lawful for to put them to you! They said, Barabbas. into the treasury, because it is 22 Pilate saith unto them, What the price of blood.

shall I do then with Jesus which 7 And they took counsel, and is called Christ? They all say bought with them the potter's unto him, Let him be crucified. field, to bury strangers in.

23 And the governor said, 8 Wherefore that field was Why, what evil hath he done? called, The field of blood, unto But they cried out the more, this day.

saying. Let him be crucified. 9 Then was fulfilled that which 24 When Pilate saw that he was spoken by Jeremy the could prevail nothing, but that prophet, saying, And they took rather a tumult was made, he the thirty pieces of silver, the took water, and washed his price of him that was valued, hands before the multitude,say: whom they of the children of ing, I am innocent of the blood Israel did value;

of this just person ; see ye to it. 10 And gave them for the pot. 25 Then answered all the peo

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Christ crucified. ST. MATTHEW.

His death. ple, and said, His blood be on If thou be the Son of God, come us, and on our children.

down from the cross. 26 Then released he Barabbas 41 Likewise also the chief unto them: and when he had priests mocking him, with the scourged Jesus, he delivered scribes and elders, said, him to be crucified.

42 He saved others; himself 27 Then the soldiers of the gov- he cannot save. If he be the ernor took Jesus into the com- King of Israel, let him now mon hall, and gathered unto him come down from the cross, and the whole band of soldiers. we will believe him. 28 And they stripped him, and 43 He trusted in God; let him put on him a scarlet robe. deliver him now, if he will 29 And when they had platted have him: for he said, I am the a crown of thorns, they put it Son of God. upon his head, and a reed in 44 The thieves also, which his right hand : and they bowed were crucified with him, cast the knee before him, and mock the same in his teeth. ed him, saying, Hail, King of 45 Now froin the sixth hour the Jews!

there was darkness over all the 30 And they spit upon him, and land unto the ninth hour. took the reed, and smote him 46 And about the ninth hour on the head.

Jesus cried with a loud voice, 31 And after that they had saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachmocked him, they took the robe thani ? that is to say, My God, off from him, and put his own my God, why hast thou forsa raiment on him, and led him ken me? away to crucify him.

47 Some of them that stood 32 | And as they came out, they there, when they heard that, found a man of Cyrene, Simon said, 'This man calleth for by name: him they compelled Elias. to bear his cross.

48 And straightway one of them 33 And when they were conje ran, and took a sponge, and fillunto a place called Golgotha, ed it with vinegar, and put it on that is to say, a place of a skull, a reed, and gave him to drink.

34 They gave him vinegar to 49 The rest said, Let be, let us drink mingled with gall: and see whether Elias will come to when he had tasted thereof, he save him. would not drink.

60 Jesus, when he had cried 35. And they crucified him, again with a loud voice, yieldand parted his garments, cast- ed up the ghost. ing lots: that it might be ful 51 And, behold, the vail of the filled which was spoken by the temple was rent in twain from prophet, They parted my gar- the top to the bottom; and the ments among them, and upon earth did quake, and the rocks my vesture did they cast lots. rent; 38 And sitting down they 52 And the graves were openwatched him there;

ed; and many bodies of the 37 And set up over his head saints which slept arose, his accusation written, THIS 53 And came out of the graves IS JESUS THE KING OF after his resurrection, and went THE JEWS.

into the holy city, and appear38 Then were there two thieves ed unto many. crucified with him; one on the 54 Now when the centurion, right hand, and another on the and they that were' with him, left.

watching Jesus, saw the earth39 And they that passed by re-quake, and those things that viled him, wagging their heads, were done, they feared greatly,

40 And saying, Thou that desaying, Truly this was the Son stroyest the temple, and build of God. est it in three days, save thyself. 65 And many women were

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