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gather together his elect from the four winds,

from the uttermost part of the earth to the ut28 termost part of heaven. Now learn a parable

of the fig-tree; When her branch is yet ten

der, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that 29 summer is near : So


in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know 30 that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say

unto you, that this generation shall not pass, 31 till all these things be done. Heaven and

earth shall pass away : but my words shall not

pass away. 32 But of that day and hour knoweth no man,

no not the angels which are in heaven, neither 33 the Son but the Father. Take ye heed, watch

ând pray; for ye know not when the time is. 34 When a man taketh a far journey, he leaveth

his house, and giveth authority to his servants,

and to every man his work, and commandeth 35 the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore : for ye

know not when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at midnight, or at the 36 cock-crowing, or in the morning : Lest com37 ing suddenly, he find you sleeping. And

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



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.

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2 But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there

be an uproar of the people. 3 And being in Bethany, in the house of Si

mon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster-box of ointment of

spikenard, very precious; and she shook the 4 box, and poured it on his head. And there

were some that had indignation within them.

selves, and said, Why was this waste of the 5 ointment made ? For it might have been sold

for more than three hundred pence, and have

been given to the poor. And they murmured 6 against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone;

why trouble ye her ? she hath wrought a good 7 work on me.

For ye have the always, and whensoever ye will, ye may do & them good: but me ye have not always. She

hath done what she could : she has come afore9 hand to anoint my body to the burying. Ver

ily I say unto you, Wheresoever 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 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 un

to him, Where wilt thou that we go and pre13 pare, 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 : 14 follow him. 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 disci15 ples? And he will shew you a large upper

room furnished and prepared; there make 16 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 pass17 over.

And in the evening he cometh with the 18 twelve. And as they sat, and did eat, Jesus

said, Verily I say unto you, one of you which 19 eateth with me shall betray me. And they be

gan 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 21 dish. 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 God, and brake it, and gave to them, 23 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. 24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of

the new testament, which is shed for many. 25 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. 26 And when they had sung an hymn, they 27 went out unto the mount of Olives. 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 28 scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go 29 before you into Galilee. But Peter said unto

him, Although all shall be offended, yet will 30 not Í. 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 31 me thrice. But he spake the more vehement

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 33 ye here, while I shall pray. And he taketh with

him Peter, and James, and John, and began

to be sore amazed, and to be in great distress. 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, 36 the hour might pass from him. And he said,

Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee;

take away this cup from me: nevertheless, 37 not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he

cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith

unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest 38 not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and

pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit 39. truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. And

again he went away, and prayed, and spake 40 the same words. And when he returned,

found them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy) neither wist they what to answer him.. 41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto

them, Sleep on afterward, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come ; behold, the

Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sin12 ners. 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, Whomsoever I shall kiss, the

sane is he: take him and lead him away safely. 45 And as soon as he was come, he goeth im

mediately to him, and saith, Master, master ;

and kissed him. 46 And they laid their hands on him, and took 47 him. And one of them that stood by drew a

sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, 48 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 ? 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and

ye took me not : but the scriptures must be 50 fulfilled. And they all forsook him, aud Aed. 51 And there followed him a certain young man,

having a linen cloth cast about his naked body ; 52 and the young men laid hold on him. 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 54 priests, and the elders, and the scribes. And

Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest; and he sat with the

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