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38 mount which is called the mount of Olives. And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple, to hear him.
Ch. xxii. Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the passover, drew near. And the chief-priests and the scribes sought how they might safely destroy him: for they feared the people.
3 Then Satan* entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot,
4 who was of the number of the twelve. And he went and communed with the chief-priests and the captains of the temflle, how he might deliver Jesus up unto them.
5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6 And he promised ; and sought for a convenient opportunity to deliver Jesus up unto them, apart from the multitude.
7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, on which the
8 passover was to be killed. And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare for us the passover, that
9 we may eat it." And they said unto him, "Where wilt 10 thou that we prepare it?" And he said unto them, "Behold, when ye are entered into the city, a man will meet you, carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into 11 the house where he goeth in. And ye shall say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher t saith unto thee, Where is the guest-chamber, in which I may eat the pass
12 over with my disciples?' And he will show you a large
13 upper room furnished: there make ready." And they went, and found as he said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
14 And when the hour was come, he placed himself at
15 table, together with the twelve apostles f. And he said
* Satan, i.e. an evil disposition, a covetous spirit; by which he expected to defraud the priest, and enemics of Jesus of a sum of money, by delircring hu master into ths ir hands ; who, he thought, no doubt, would easily eseape from them. See the note on Luke siii. 10. t Sce Newcome's margin.
J Gr. he reclined, and the twelrc apostles with htm.
unto them, " I have earnestly desired to eat this passover
16 with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I shall not any mote eat of it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17 And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and said, " Take
18 this, and divide it among yourselves : for I say unto you, I shall not drink of the produce of the vine, until the kingdom of God come."
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body which is given
20 for you : do this in remembrance of me'." In like manner he took the cup also, when he had supped; saying, "This cup is the new covenant, through my blood which is poured outt for you.
2 1 "Yet, behold, the hand of him who delivereth me up
22 is with me on the table. And the Son of man departcth indeed, as it hath been determined ; but alas for that man
23 by whom he is delivered up!" Then they began to inquire among themselves, which of them was about to do this thing.
24 Now there had been a contention also among them,
25 which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, "The kings of the gentiles use dominion over them ; and they that exercise authority upon
26 them are called benefactors. But ye ought not to act thusf: but he that is greatest|| among you, let him be as the
27 younger; and he that is chief, as he that serveth. For which is greater ; he that is at table, or he that serveth? is not he that is at table ? But I am among you as he that
28 serveth. Now ye are they that have continued with me
29 in my trials. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as
30 my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at ray table in ray kingdom; and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
* Or, as a memorial iif me, Peilrce. In commemoration, Campbell. tShed. N. i Or, do not ye act thus. | Or, tltc elnVr.
31 And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan
32 hath sought you*, that he may sift you like wheatt: but I have prayed for thee, that thy fuith fail not utterly: and
33 when thou hast returned, strengthen thy brethren." And Peter said unto him, "Master, I am ready to go with
34 thee, both into prison and to death." And he said, "I say unto thee, Peter, the cock will not crowf this day, before thou have thrice denied that thou knowest me."
35 And he said unto them, "When I sent you without purse, and bag, and sandals, wanted ye any thing?"
36 And they said, "Nothing." Then he said unto them, "But now he that hath a purse, let him take it; and in like manner his bag: and he that hath no sword, let him
37 sell his mantle, and buy one. For I say unto you, that this which is written must still be accomplished in me, 'And he was reckoned among the transgressors :' for the
38 things concerning me will soon have an end." And they said, "Master, behold, here are two swords." And he said unto them, "It is enough."
39 And he came out, and went, as his custom was, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, "Pray
41 that ye enter not into temptation." And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down,
42 and prayed, saying, "Father, O that thou wouldest take away this cup from me! nevertheless, not my will,
* An allusiun to the history of Job, c. i. 0—12.
t agitate you violently by severe triab. N. As the aceount in Job is to be undcrMood allegorieally, and not literally; so likewise is this.
t i.e." the trumpet of the third watch will not sound," etc. It is well known that no cocks were allowed to remain in Jerusalem during the passoverfeast. The Romans, who had a strong guard in the eastle of Antonia, which overlooked the temple, divided the night into four watches, beginning at six, nine, twelve, and three. Mark xiii. 35, alludes to this division of time. The two last watches were both ealled cock, erowings. The Romans relicved guard at each watch by sound of trumpet: the trumpet of the third watch was called the first, and that of the fourth the second cock. And when it is said the cock crew, the meaning is, that the trumpet of the third watch sounded; which always happened at midnight. Sec Thcologieal Repository, vol. ,i. p. 105.
43 but thine, be done." And there afifieared to him an angel
44 from heaven, strengthening him. And, being in an agony, he firayed more earnestly; and his sweat teas as it were great drofis of blood falling down to the ground*.
45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to
46 his disciples, he found them asleep from sorrow; and said unto them, "Why sleep ye? rise and pray, that ye enter
47 not into temptation." And while he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto
48 Jesus, to kiss him. And Jesus said unto him, "Judas, deliverest thou up the Son of man with a kiss?"
49 And when those that were about Jesus saw what would follow, they said unto him, "Master, shall we smite with
50 the sword?" And one of them smote the servant of the
51 high-priest, and cut off his right ear. Then Jesus spake and said, "Suffer me thus far." And he touched his ear, and healed him.
52 Then Jesus said to the chief-priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, who came to him, "Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye did not stretch forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
54 Then they took him, and led him away, and brought [him ] into the high-priest's house. And Peter followed
55 at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and had sitten down together, Peter sat
56 down among them. And a certain maid-servant saw him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him,
57 and said, "This man also was with him." But he deni
58 ed him, saying, "Woman, I know him not." And after a short time another saw him, and said, "Thou also art
59 one of them." And Peter said, "Man, I am not." And
• These venes are wanting in the Vatican, the Alexandrian, and other nnnntcripts; and arc marked a« doubtflil in some in which they are inserted.
about the space of one hour after, another strongly affirmed, saying, "In truth this man also was with him:
60 for he is a Galilean." And Peter said, "Man, I know not what thou sayest." And forthwith, while he was
61 yet speaking, the cock crew*. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter t- And Peter called to remembrance the word of the Lord, that he had said unto him, "Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice."
62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
63 And the men that held Jesus derided him, and smote
64 him. And when they had blindfolded him, they smote him on the face, and asked him, saying, "Prophesy,
65 Who is he that struck thee?" And many other things they blasphemously spake against him.
66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief-priests and the scribes assembled, and brought
67 him into their council; saying, "If thou be the Christ, tell us." And he said unto them, "If I tell you, ye will
68 not believe: and if I also ask you, ye will not answer
69 me ; nor release me. Hereafter the Son of man will sit on
70 the right hand of the power of God." And they all said, "Art thou then the Son of God?" And he said unto
71 them, "Ye say that I am f." Then they said, "What further need have we of testimony? for we ourselves have heard from his own mouth."
Ch. Xxiii. And the whole multitude of them rose up, and
2 led him to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cesar, saying, that he himself is
3 Christ a King." And Pilate asked him, saying, "Art thou the king of the Jews?" And he answered him, and
4 said, "Thou sayest truly." Then Pilate said to the chiefpriests and to the multitudes, "I find nothing faulty in
• i. e. the trumpet sounded. See ver. 24.
t One manuseript of no great aeeount omit, die first clause of ver. 61.