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The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

the grave.

of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died ? Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to

It was a cave, and a stone lay upon

it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh : for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always : but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

And he that was dead, came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, loose him, and let him go?*

* John xi. 1-45.

The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

SECTION XXII.

And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer : for I

say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves : for I say unto you,

I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body, which is given for you: this do, in remembrance of me.

Likewise also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.*

* Luke xxii. 8, 14-21.

The Apprehension and Crucifixion of Christ.

SECTION XXIII.

And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives : and his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done.* And while he yet spake, behold, a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss? Then took they him, and brought him into the high - priest's house.t

* Luke xxii. 39-43.

+ Luke xxii. 47, 48, 54.

The Apprehension and Crucifixion of Christ.

SECTION XXIV.

AND as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests, and the scribes, came together, and led him into their council, saying, Art thou the Christ ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe : and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? and he said unto them, Ye say that I am.

And they said, What need we any further witness ? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.*

* Luke xxii. 66-71.

The Apprehension and Crucifixion of Christ.

SECTION XXV.

And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cesar, saying, that he himself is Christ a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews ? And he answered him, and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.* And Pilate said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man, touching those things whereof ye accuse him : no, nor yet Herod : for I sent you to him : and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto

* Luke xxiii. 1-6.

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