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eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I declare to you, I will not any more eat thereof, till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. C. And taking the cup, he gave thanks and said : + Take, and divide this among you. For I declare to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, till the kingdom of God cometh. C. And having taken bread, he gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying: + This is my body, which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me. C. He took likewise the cup, after he had supped, saying: + This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which shall be fhed for you. But behold the hand of him, who betrayeth me, is with me on the table. And the Son of Man goeth indeed, as it is decreed : but wo to that man, by whom he shall be betrayed. C. And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was, that should do this thing. And there arose also a dispute among them, which of them seemed to be the greatest. And he said to them: if The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them: and they that have power over them are called benefactors. But it is not to be so with you: but he that is the greatest among you,

let him become like the least; and he that is the chief, as he that waitech. For which is the greatest, he that is at table, or he that waiteth? Is it not he that is at table? But I am among you, as one that waiteth : and you are they, who have continued with me in my trials. And I pare for

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you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and fit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. C. And the Lord said: + Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath fought you, to fift you like wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and do thou, when thou art once converted, strengthen thy brethren. C. And he said to him: S, Lord, I am ready to go

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with thee both to prison, and to death. C. But he said : + I tell thee, Peter : The cock shall not crow this day, till thou thrice deny that thou knowest me. C. And he said to them: + When I sent you without purse, and fcrip, and shoes, did you want any thing? C. They faid : S. Nothing. C. Then he said to them: + But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him fell his coat, and buy one. For I say to you, that which is written, must also be fulfilled in me: And he was numbered with the wicked. For the things that relate to me, are accomplished. C. And they faid: S. Lord, behold here are two swords. C. And he said to them: + 'Tis enough. C. And going out, he went, acccording to his cuftom to the mount of Olives. And his difciples followed him. And when he was come to the place, he said to them : + Pray, that you fall not into temptation. C. And he withdrew from them about a stone's caft, and, kneeling down down, he prayed, saying: + Father, if it be thy pleasure, put away this

cup from me: but not iny will, but thine be done. C. And an angel from heaven appeared him, strengthning him. And being in an agony, he prayed the more.

And his sweat was as drops of blood trickling down upon the ground. And when he arose from prayer, and came to his disciples, he found them seeping through sadness. And he faid to them: + Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, that you fall not into temptation. C. And as he was saying this, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, headed them, and drew near to Jefus to kiss him. But Jefus said to him : + Judas, is it with a kiss thou betrayeft the Son of Man? C. And they that were with him, seeing what was to bappen, said to him : S. Lord, what if we strike with the sword? C. And one of them ftruck the servant of the high priest VOL. II.


and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answering, said : + Hold, stop there. C. And having touched his ear, he healed him. And Jesus said to those that came to him, the chief priests, and magiftrates of the temple, and elders : + Are you come with swords and clubs as against a robber? When I was every day with you in the temple, you never laid hands on me : but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. C. Then they seizing him, led him to the house of the high priest: and Peter followed at a distance. And a fire being kindled in the middle of the court, they fat about it, and Peter was with them.

And a maid - servant seeing him fitting at the fire, and having viewed him, said : S. This man was also with him. C. And he denied him, saying: S. Woman, I know him not. C. And a little after, a man also seeing him, said: S. Thou too art one of them. C. But Peter said: S. O man, I am not. C. And after the space of about an hour, another affirmed it, saying: S. Certainly this man was also with him : for he is a Galilean. C. And Peter said: S. Man, I know not what thou sayeft. C. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, the cock crowed. And the Lord, turning about, looked at Peter And Peter remembered what the Lord had said : Before the cock croweth, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. And the men that held Jefus, insulted him, beating him. And they also hoodwinked him, and struck him on the face; and they asked him, saying: S. Prophesy who it was that struck thee? Č. And many other things they blasphemously spoke against him. And when it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests and the Scribes met together, and brought him to their council-hall, saying: S. If thou art the Chris, tell us. C. And he said to them : + If I tell you, you will not believe me. And if I ask

you any questions, you will not answer me, nor let me


go. But hereafter the Son of Man shall sit on the right hand of the power of God. C. Then they all said : S. Art thou then the Son of God ? C. And he said : + You have said it ; for I am. C. And they said : S. What farther need have we of witnesses ? For we have heard enough from his owni mouth. And they all rising up, led bim to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying: S. We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbid ding tribute to be paid to Cæsar, and affirming himself to be the Christ, and our King. C. And Pilate asked him, saying : S. Art thou the King of the Jews? C. And he answering, said: † Thou sayest it. C. Then Pilate said to the chief priests, and people: S. I find nothing criminal in this man. C. But they perfitted the more, saying: S. He stirreth the people, teaching all over fudea, begin. ning from Galilee to this place. And Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if he was a Galilean. And as soon: as he knew that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who at that time was in gerufalem. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad; for he had been a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard many things of him, and hoped to see some miracle done by him. And he asked him many questions ; but he made him no answer. And the chief priests and Scribes stood by, constantly accusing him. And Herod with his army treated him with scorn, and insulted him, clothing him with a white garment, and sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate were reconciled to one another that day; for before they were ac variance. And Pilate calling together the chief priests, and magistrates, and the people, said to them : S. You have brought this man before me, as one that perverteth the people ; and behold, having examined him before you, I find him not guilty of any of all those things you accuse him of. No, nor

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Herod neither : for I sent you to him, and behold nothing is done to him, as if he deserved death. I will chastise him therefore, and dismiss him. C. Now on the festival he was obliged to release them one man. But the whole multitude cried out all together, faying: S. Away with this man, and release Barabbas ; C. Who had been put in prison for a sedition raised in the city, and for a murder. And Pilate spoke to them again, being desirous to releafe Jesus. But they cried out, saying: S. Crucify him, crucify him. C. And he said to them a third time: S. What harm hath this man done? I find nothing in him, for which he deserveth death : I will therefore chastise him, and then release him. C. But they perfifted demanding with a loud voice that he might be crucified. And their cries increased. And Pilate gave sentence that their demand should be complied with. And he released to them him for whom they had petitioned, and who had been put in prison for murder and fedition ; but Jesus he delivered up to their will. And as they led him along, they laid hold of one Simon a Cyrenean, coming out of the country, and laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women, who lamented and bewailed him. But Jesus turning to them, said : + Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourfelves, and for your children; because, behold the days will come, in which they will say : Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that gave not fuck. Then they shall begin to say to the mountains : Fall upon us : and to the hills : Cover us : For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry? Č. And two other malefactors were led with him to be executed. And when they were come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the thieves, one on the right hand,

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