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CHAP. XVIII. again : for their eyes them alleep again (for were heavy.

their eyes were heavy)
neither wist they what

to ansiver him.
44 And he left them,
and went away again,
and prayed the third
time, saying the same

45 Then cometh he 41 And he cometh to his disciples, and the third time, and faith unto them, Sleep faith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your on now, and take your reft :

rest : behold, the

it is enough, hour is at hand, and the hour is come ; bethe Son of man is be. hold, the Son of man trayed into the hands is betrayed into the of finners.

hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be 42 Rise up, let us going : behold, he is go; lo, he that beat hand that doth be- trayech me is at hand. tray me.

2 And Judas also: which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jefus oft-times reforted thither with his disciples.

3 Judas then having received a band of men, and officers from

the chief priests and faft asleep, for their Eyes were heavy. Having once more awakened them, and rebukd them for fo great negligence, they had nothing to alledg in their excuse. Then he went the third time; and having repeated the fame Requests; and obtaining nothing of his Father, he acquiesc d, and return'd fully resolv'd'to encounter courageously the torments that were to be inflicted on him. Finding his Apostles the third time asleep : Sleep on now, said he, and take your Rest; I no longer want your Company or your watching with me, being firmly resolv'd to endure with resignation whatever the Rage of my Enemies Ihall inflict upon me. The hour :is ať hand in which I fall be deliver'd into the power of wicked Men, Romans, and Jers; at which if you have a mind to be present, arife, let us go meet the Traitor, who is already upon the way to seize me. For Judas knowing very well the Places to which Jesus us’d to resort by night with his Disciples, came direAly to the Garden with a Company of Roman Soldiers, and the Officers of the Sanhedrim,

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Pharisees, cometh thi.
ther with lanthorns,and

torches, and weapons.
47. And while he
43 And immediate-

47. And while he vet (pake, lo Judas ly, while he yer spake, yet spake, behold, a one of the twelve cometh Judas, one of multitude, and he that came, and with him a the rivelve, and with was called Judas, one great multitude, with him a great multitude, of the twelve, went livords and staves, from with swords and staves, before them, the chief priests and from the chief priests, elders of the people, and the scribes, and

the elders. 48 Now he that 44 And he that bebetrayed him, gave trayed him, had given them a fign, saying, them a token, saying, whomsoever I shall whomfoever I Thall kifs, that same is he, kiss, that same is he

; hold him fast.

take him,

and lead him away safely.

45 And assoon as 49 And forthwith he was come, he gohe came to Jesus, and eth straightway to him,

and drew said, Hail master, and and faith, Master, ma- near unto Jesus, to kissed him.

ster; and kifsed him. kiss him. 50 Jesus said unto

ve 48. But Jesus said him,

unto him, Friend, where fore art thou come?

Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss ?

4 Jefus therefore knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them,


seek ye? with Lamps and Torches, that they might find him out in case he should attempt to hide himself in the obscure places of the Garden. Jesus had scarce pronounc'd those words, when they saw the Soldiers, and Judas at the head of them, who had given them for a Sign that whoever he faluted was the Person they were to seize on, and carry away safely to the Sanhedrim. Coming therefore near to Jesus; Hail, Master, said he, and kissed him. Jesus replied, Friend, wherefore comest thou with all this Guard about thee? Dost thou betray me by a fawning Salutation ? Then turning to the Soldiers ( as one who knew what would be the Event) whom


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5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazarech. Jesus saith unto them, i am he. And Judas also which betrayed him, stood with them,

6 Afloon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

7 Then asked he them again, whom seek ye? . And they faid, Jesus of Nazareth.

8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he. · If therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:

9 That the saving might be fulfilled which he fpake, OE them which thou gaveft me have I lost none.

12 Then the band, and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound hime

Then came they, 46 And they laid and laid hands on Jesus, their hands on him, and cook him. and took him.

feek ye? They answer'd, that they fought for Jesus of Nazareth. He immediatly own'd he was the Man ; Judas having retir'd into the Company of the Soldiers, who no sooner heard the words of Jejus, but were struck with amazement, and fell back upon the ground. At which time Jesus was so far from endeavoring to escape, which he might easily have done, that he went a second time directly to them, and ask'd them again whom 'twas they fought for. They having again answered him, that they sought for Jesus of Nazareth; I have already, said he, own'd my self to be that Jesus of Nazareth you seek after : If then it be only me you want, (pointing to his Apostles) let these Men alone; which having obtained of them, it happend that in this fenfe alio was fulfilled what he had before faid, of them which thou hast given me, have I loft none. The Tribune then advancing with his Cohort, took him, and bound him ;






when they which were about him, saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, Ihall we

smite with the sword ? 5! And behold, one 47. And one of them

50 And one of them 10 Then Simon Pe. of them which were that stood by, drew a smote the servant of ter having a sword, with Jefus, stretched sword, and smote a the high-priest, and drew it, and more out his hand, and servant of the high cut off his right ear. the high-priests ferdrew his sword, and priest, and cut off his

vant, and cut off his stroke a servant of the ear.

right ear. high priest, and finote off his ear.

The servants

name was Malchus. 52 Then said Jesus

51 And Jesus an 11 Then said Jesus to him, Put up again

swered and said, Suf- unco Perer, Putup thy sword into his

fer ye thus far.

thy sword inco che place:

heath: for all they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword.

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he ihall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels ?

54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be ?

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which the Apostles resenting, two of them, who, as we have related, had Swords, ask'd Jesus whether they should draw upon the Enemy, and repel the violence that was offer'd him. One of them, by name Peter, without staying for his Master's Answer, drew his Sword, and cut off the right Ear of one of the high Priest's Servants, whose name was Malchus. Jesus immediatly commanded him to forbear, and put up his Sword, assuring him that all who had taken up Arms against him, should fall by the Power of their Enemies ; adding moreover, that if he had design'd to resist the Jews and Romans, he could have obtain'd of his Heavenly Father, not a guard of Men against them, but twelve or more Legions of Angels : but that his purport was to fulfil all the Prophecies that foretold his Death, by




the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink

ir ?
And he touched
his ear, and healed

52 Then Jesus said
55 In that same

48 And Jesus an- unto the chief priests, hour said Jesus to the swered and said unto and captains of the multicudes, Are ye them, Are ye come temple, and the elders come out as against a out as against a thief, which were come to thief with swords and with swords and with him, Be ye come out staves for to take me ? staves to take me? as against a thief, with

swords and saves ?
I fat daily with

49. I was daily with 53 When I was
you teaching in the you in the temple, daily with you in the
temple, and ye laid no reaching, and ye cook temple, ye stretched
hold on me.
me not:

forth no hands against
me :

buc this is your
hour, and the power

of darkness.
55 But all this was
done, that the scrip- the scriptures must be
tures of the prophets fulfilled.
might be fulflled.
Then all the

50 And they all
disciples forsook him, forsook him, and fled.
and Hed.

51 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast abouc his naked body; and


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drinking the Cup, however bitter it was, which his Heavenly Fatherreach'd unto him. Then touching the Ear of Malchus, he immediatly heal'd the Wound.

Afterwards addrelling himself to the Chief Priests and Ministers of the Sanhedrim, he ask'd them why they came so arm’d to take him, as if they were to apprehend fome publick Robber. "I have daily taught in the Temple, faid he, and you have not offer'd to lay hold on me. But the time is come in which God' has permitted you and the Angels of Darkness to execute your Designs against me, that the Antient Prophecies concerning my Death may be accomplished.

Mean while the Apostles according to his Prediction all left him, and fled. But a certain young Man, who came to see what the matter was, having a linen Cloth Ttt


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