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his house, and let him that is in the field, not turn back again, for to take up his garment. But wo to them that are with child and to them that give suck, in those days! And pray ye, that your flight be not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created, unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved; but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. And then, if any man shall say to you ; Lo, here is Christ; or ; Lo, he is there ; believe him not. For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed; behold, I have foretold you all things. .
But in those days after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light; and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
Now learn a parable of the fig-tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know, that summer is near. So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know, that it is nigh, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you; That this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away ; but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore; For ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning ; lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you, I say unto all; Watch.
§ 10. 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. But they said ; Not on the feast-day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster-box of ointment of spikenard, very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said; Why was this waste of the ointment made ? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. And Jesus said ; Let her alone; why trouble ye her ? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will, ye may do them good; but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily 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.
$ 11. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priest, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him ; Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, 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 ; 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 disciples ? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared ; there make 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 passover.
$ 12. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. And as they sat, and did eat, Jesus said ; Verily I say unto you; One of you which eateth with me, shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one; Is it I ? and another said ; İs it I ? And he answered and said unto them; It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the 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.
And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, 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. And he said unto them; This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 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.
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into 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 scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. But Peter said unto him; Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus saith unto him; Verily Í say unto thee; That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the might pass Tom Dossible unto thewhat I will, but
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And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and he saith to his disciples; Sit 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 very heavy. And saith unto them; My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death; tarry 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 from him. And he said; Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; Take away this cup from me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping; and said unto Peter ; Simon, sleepest thou ? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation ; the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. And when he returned, he found them asleep again; For their eyes were heavy ; neither wist they what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them; Sleep on now, and take your rest; it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go ; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
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. And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying; Whomsoever I shall kiss ; that same is he; take him and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him and saith; Master, Master; and kissed him. And they laid their hands on him, and took him. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, 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? I was daily with you in the temple, teaching, and ye took me not ; but the scriptures must be fulfilled. And they all forsook him and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body ; and the young man laid hold on him. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief 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 servants and warmed himself at the fire. And the chief priests, and all the counsel sought for witness against Jesus, to put him to death ; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying; We heard him say; I will destroy this temple, that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying ; Answerest thou nothing ? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him ; Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus said ; I am ; and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith ; What need we any further witnesses ? Ye have heard the blasphemy; what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him ; Prophesy. And the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.
And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest ; and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him,