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CHAPTER CXII. The disciples contend about the chief posts; the

promise of the thrones ; Peter's denial foretold.

the first time. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise Jordship over them; and they that excercise authority upon them are called Benefactors.

But ye shall not be so : but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations :

And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me :

That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me : and, as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

A new commandinent I give unto you,

That ye love one another: as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou ? Jesus answered him, Whither I go thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat :

But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.

And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death.

Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow till thou hast denied me thrice.

And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.

Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

For I say unto you, That this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors : for the things concerning me have an end.

And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

CHAPTER CXIII. The consolatory discourse ; Peter's denial fore

told the second time. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father's house are many mansions : if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also.

And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. .

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip ? He that hath seen me hath seen the

Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. .

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. ,

Even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him ; for he'dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more ; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

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