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16 pointed him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought for a convenient opportunity to deliver Jesus up.

17 Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying [unto him], "Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee, to eat the passover?"

18 And he said, " Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, 'The Master saith, My time is near; I will

19 keep the passover at thine house with my disciples.'" And the disciples did as Jesus had commanded them: and they made ready the passover.

20 Now when evening was come, he placed himself at

21 table with the Twelve. And as they were eating, he said, "Verily I say unto you, that one of you will de

22 liver me up." And they were very sorrowful; and beipm every one of them to say unto him, "Master, is it I?"

23 And he answered and said, "He who dippeth his hand

24 with me in the dish, even he will deliver me up. The Son of man goeth* indeed, as it is written of him: but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up! good were it for that man if he had not been born t-"

25 Upon this Judas, who delivered him up, said, "Master, is it I?" Jesus saith unto him, "Thou hast said truly."

26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and

27 said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,

28 " Drink ye, all, oat\ of it: for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for manytt for the remission

* d:'eth. A known cuphemism, N.

t Or, "It would have bcen giHHl for him (the traitor), if that man (the Son of man) had never bren Iwrn.'' t drink ye all of it, N.

tt shed for many: that is, «//. Sce Neweome, Pearce, Comp. ch. x\. 28. For the remission of sins: that is, for the confirmation of a covenant, by which gentiles as well as Jews will be made a holy pcople. The gennles, being in an uneovenanted state, wen; recorded by the Jews as unholy, and are called sinners. Sce Gnl ii. 15. When, by faith in Christ, they entered into the christian covenant,they became holy; and their sins are said to be forgiven. Thus the blood of Christ is said to have bcen shid for the remission of sins. These words in the insntunon o*'thet ucharist are only to be found in Matthew, who wrote for the Jewish belicvers, ami would be understood by theTn. Sec Bishop f earce, and Taylor's Key to the Roman,.

29 of sins. And I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it

30 new with you in my Father's kingdom." And when they had recited a hymn*, they went out to the mount of Olives. . 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, "All ye will offend because of me on this night: for it is written, 'I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered

32 abroad.' But, after I am risen, I will go before you in

33 to Galilee." Then Peter answered and said unto him, "Though all others shall offend because of thee, I will

34 never offend." Jesus said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, that on this night, before the cock crowt, thou wilt

35 deny me thrice." Peter saith unto him, "Though I must even die with thee, I will no wise deny thee." In like manner said all the disciples also.

"6 Then cometh Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane, and saith to the disciples, "Sit ye here, while I

37 go and pray yonder." And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, and

38 full of anguish. Then saith Jesus f unto them, "My soul is very sorrowful, unto death: remain here, and

39 watch with me." And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless

40 not as I will, but as Thou wilt." And he cometh to the disciples, and findeth them sleeping; and saith to Peter, "So then, were ye not able to watch with me one hour I

41 Watch ye, and pray; that ye enter not into temptation.

42 The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." He went away again a second time, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if this [cup] cannot pass away [from me,]

43 except It I drink it, thy will be done." And he came and findeth them sleeping again: for their eyes were heavy.

44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed a

* when they had used an hymn, N,

t i- e. probably, "before the trumpet sounds for the third wateh." See Luke xxii. 34, note. J Then saith he unto them, R. T. tr but I must, N.

45 third time, saying the same words. Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith unto them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest*. Behold, the hour draweth near; and the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners.

46 Rise, let us go: behold, he draweth near who delivereth me up."

47 And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the Twelve, came; and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests and elders

48 of the people. Now he who delivered Jesus up had given them a sign, saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss,

49 that is he: apprehend him." And immediately he came near to Jesus, and said, "Hail, Rabbi t;" and kissed

50 him. And Jesus said unto him, "Friend, wherefore comest thou?" Then they came near, and laid hands on Jesus, and apprehended him.

51 And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote a servant

52 of the high-priest's, and cut off his ear. Then saith Jesus unto him, "Put up thy sword again into its place: for

53 all those who take the sword perish by the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will

54 send me more than twelve legions of angels? How then can the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be I"

55 At that time Jesus said to the multitudes, "Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple,

56 and ye did not lay hold on me. But all this is done, so that the writings of the prophets are fulfilled."

5T Then all the disciples left him and fled. And those that had apprehended Jesus, led him away to the palace of Caiaphas the high-priest; where the scribes and the elders

58 assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance to the

• Are ye Kill aslcep, and giving yourselves lo rest.' bchold! the moment is come, W. t Natter | H.

palace of the high-priest; and entered in and sat with the

59 officers, to see the end. Now the chief-priests, [and the elders,] and the whole council, sought false witness

60 against Jesus, that they might put him to death; but found it not, though many false witnesses came near*.

61 And at last two false witnesses came near, and said, "-This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and

62 to build it in three days.'" And the high-priest rose up, and said unto him, "Answerest thou nothing? what is

63 it which these witness against thee?" But Jesus kept silence. And the high-priest spake again and said unto him, "I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell

64 us, whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God." Jesus saith unto him, "Thou hast said truly: moreover I say unto you, Hereafter ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of

65 heaven." Then the high-priest rent his garments, saying, "He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? see, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

66 What think ye?" And they answered and said, "He is

67 guilty of death." Then they spat in his face, and struck him with the fist t, and others beat him with the palms of

68 their hands; saying, "Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that struck thee?"

69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a maidservant came near to him, saying, "Thou also wast with

70 Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it before them all,

71 saying, "I know not what thou sayest." And when he had gone out into the porch, another maid-servant saw him, and saith to those who were there, " This man also

72 was with Jesus of Nazareth." And he denied it again

73 with an oath, saying, "I know not the man." And after a little time those who stood by came near, and said to Peter, "Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech

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74 discovereth thee." Then he began to curse himself, and to swear, saying, "I know not the man." And imme

75 diately the cock crew. And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, who had said unto him, " Before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice deny me." And he went out, and wept bitterly.

Ch. Xxvii. Now when morning was come, all the chiefpriests and the elders of the people took counsel against*

2 Jesus, to put him to death. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate the governor.

3 Then Judas, who had delivered him up, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief-priests and the el

4 ders, saying, "I have sinned, in that I have delivered up innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us?

5 see thou to that." And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and withdrew, and went and hang

6 ed himself. And the chief-priests took the pieces of sil,ver, and said, "It is not lawful to put them into the

7 treasury; because it is the price of blood." And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field,

8 to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field hath been

9 called The field of blood, unto this day. (Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet [Jeremiaht], saying, "And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who was valued, whom they of the sons

10 of Israel valued; and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commandeth me.") 11 And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, "Art thou the King of the Jews I"

• about, N.

t The quotation is from Zech. xi. 12, 13. The word Jeremiah was probably inserted in the text through the mistake of some early transcriber. Matthew often omit, she name of the prophet whose worth be quotes,... Jip. Fearce.

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