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A conspiracy against Christ. CHAP. XIV.

The feast of the passover.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know room furnished and prepared: there make not when the master of the house cometh, ready for us. at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.

CHAP. XIV.

AFTER two

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.

2 But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there be an uproar of the people.

16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the

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of you which eateth with me, shall betray me. 19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another suid, Is it I?

20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish.

3¶ And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there 21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it came a woman having an alabaster-box of is written of him: but wo to that man by ointment of spikenard, very precious; and whom the Son of man is betrayed! good she brake the box, and poured it on his were it for that man if he had never been head. born.

4 And there were some that had indig- 22 T And as they did eat, Jesus took nation within themselves, and said, Why bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave was this waste of the ointment made? to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my 5 For it might have been sold for more body. than three hundred pence, and have been 23 And he took the cup, and when he given to the poor. And they murmured had given thanks, he gave it to them: and against her. they all drank of it.

6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.

7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good but me ye have not always.

8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

25 Verily, 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.

26 ¶ And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 9 Verily,I say unto you, Wheresoever 27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye this gospel shall be preached throughout shall be offended because of me this night: the whole world, this also that she hath for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of and the sheep shall be scattered.

ber.

10 T And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. 11 And when they heard it, they were 30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily,I glad, and promised to give him money. say unto thee, That this day, even in this And he sought how he might conveniently night, before the cock crow twice, thou betray him. shalt deny me thrice.

12 And the first day of unleavened 31 But he spake the more vehemently, bread, when they killed the passover, his If I should die with thee, I will not deny disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou thee in any wise. Likewise also said they that we go and prepare, that thou mayest all. eat the passover?

32 And they came to a place which was 13 And he sendeth forth two of his dis-named Gethsemane: and he saith to his ciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray, city, and there shall meet you a man bear- 33 And he taketh with him Peter, and ing a pitcher of water: follow him. James, and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

14 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?

34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and 15 And he will shew you a large upper fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it

Judas betrays Christ.

S. MARK.

Peter thrice demes Christ. were possible, the hour might pass from council,sought for witness against Jesus to him. put him to death; and found none:

36 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.

him, but their witness agreed not together. 56 For many bare false witness against 57 And there arose certain, and bare 37 And he cometh, and findeth them false witness against him, saying, sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, this temple that is made with hands, and 58 We heard him say, I will destroy sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch within three days I will build another one hour? made without hands.

pray, lest

38 Watch ye and into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, together. enter ye 59 But neither so did their witness agree but the flesh is weak.

60 And the high priest stood up in the

39 And again he went away, and pray-midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest ed, and spake the same words. 40 And when he returned, he found ness against thee? thou nothing? what is it which these witthem asleep again, (for their eyes were

him.

61 But he held his peace, and answered

heavy;) neither wist they what to answer nothing; Again the high priest asked him, 41 And he cometh the third time, and Son of the Blessed? and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take

your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; see the Son of man sitting on the right hand 62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall behold, the Son of man is betrayed into of power, and coming in the clouds of the hands of sinners.

42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

heaven.

63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further wit

43 And immediately while he yet nesses? spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve,

64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what

and with him a great multitude with swords think ye? And they all condemned him and staves, from the chief priests, and the to be guilty of death. scribes, and the elders.

44 And he that betrayed him, had given to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to 65 And some began to spit on him, and them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead did strike him with the palms of their hands. him away safely. palace, there cometh one of the maids of 66 And as Peter was beneath in the the high priest:

45 And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, Master; and kissed him.

46 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.

47 And one of them that stood by,drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

48 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple, teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.

50 And they all forsook him and fled.

himself, she looked upon him, and said,
67 And when she saw Peter warming
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And thou also wast with Jesus of Naza-

68 But he denied, saying, I know not, And he went out into the porch; and the neither understand I what thou sayest. cock crew.

gan to say to them that stood by, This is 69 And a maid saw him again, and beone of them.

70 And he denied it again. And a little 51 And there followed him a certain ter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou after, they that stood by said again to Peyoung man, having a linen cloth cast about art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth his naked body; and the young men laid thereto.

hold on him. 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled saying, I know not this man of whom ye 71 But he began to curse and to swear, from them naked.

speak.

53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled And Peter called to mind the word that 72 And the second time the cock crew. all the chief priests, and the elders and Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow the scribes. 54 And Peter followed him afar off, when he thought thereon, he wept. twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And even into the palace of the high priest:

CHAP. XV.

ND straightway in the morning the

and he sat with the servants, and warmed chief priests held a consultation with

himself at the fire.

55 And the chief priests, and all the the elders and scribes, and the whole coun

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Christ is condemned before Pilate. CHAP. XV.

cil, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering, said unto him, Thou sayest it.

3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4 And Pilate asked him again saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

5 But Jesus yet answered nothing: so that Pilate marvelled.

6 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

He is crucified.

23 And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

24 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

27 And with him they crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

28 And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the

29 And they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and build

7 And there was one named Barabbas, transgressors. which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And the multitude crying aloud, be-est it in three days, gan to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

30 Save thyself, and come down from

the cross.

9 But Pilate answered them, saying, 31 Likewise also the chief priests mockWill ye that I release unto you the King of ing, said among themselves with the the Jews? scribes, He saved others; himself he can

10 (For he knew that the chief priests not save. had delivered him for envy.)

32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend 11 But the chief priests moved the peo- now from the cross, that we may see and ple that he should rather release Barab-believe. And they that were crucified bas unto them. with him, reviled him. 12 And Pilate answered, and said again 33 And when the sixth hour was come, unto them, What will ye then that I shall there was darkness over the whole land, do unto him whom ye call the King of the until the ninth hour. Jews? 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried 13 And they cried out again, Crucify with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama him. sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, 14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken what evil hath he done? And they cried me?

out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 35 And some of them that stood by, 15 And so Pilate, willing to content when they heard it, said, Behold, he callthe people, released Barabbas unto them, eth Elias.

and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged 36 And one ran and filled a sponge full him, to be crucified. of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. 37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Pretorium; and they call together the whole band;

17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

18 And began to salute him, Hail, King| of the Jews!

38 And the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom.

39 T And when the centurion which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, 19 And they smote him on the head and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this with a reed, and did spit upon him, and man was the Son of God. bowing their knees, worshipped him.

40 There were also women looking on 20 And when they had mocked him, afar off, among whom was Mary Magdathey took off the purple from him, and put lene, and Mary the mother of James the his own clothes on him, and led him out less, and of Joses, and Salome; to crucify him.

21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

41 Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

42 ¶ And now, when the even was come, 22 And they bring him unto the place (because it was the preparation, that is, Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, the day before the sabbath,) The place of a skull. 43 Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable

The resurrection of Christ,

S. LUKE.

and his ascension.

counsellor, which also waited for the king- And they went out quickly, and fled dom of God, came, and went in boldly from the sepulchre; for they trembled, unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. and were amazed: neither said they any 44 And Pilate marvelled if he were thing to any man; for they were afraid. already dead: and calling unto him the 9 Now, when Jesus was risen early, centurion, he asked him whether he had the first day of the week, he appeared first been any while dead. to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had

45 And when he knew it of the centu- cast seven devils. rion, he gave the body to Joseph.

10 And she went and told them that had

46 And he bought fine linen, and took been with him, as they mourned and wept. him down, and wrapped him in the linen, 11 And they, when they had heard that and laid him in a sepulchre which was he was alive, and had been seen of her, hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone believed not.

unto the door of the sepulchre.

47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

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CHAP. XVI.

ND when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun:

3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

4 (And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away,) for it was very great.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

12 ¶ After that, he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.

14 T Afterward he appeared unto the eleven, as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief, and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

16 He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believethnot, shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues:

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 ¶ So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirining the word with signs following. Amen.

1 The Gospel according to Saint LUKE.

CHAP. I.

Abia and his wife was of the daughters

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FORASMUCII as many have taken in of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth

hand to set forth in order a deciara- 6 And they were both righteous before tion of those things which are most surely God, walking in all the commandments believed among us, · and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

2 Even as they delivered them unto us, 7 And they had no child, because that which from the beginning were eye-wit-Elisabeth was barren; and they both were nesses, and ministers of the word; now well stricken in years.

3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed.

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8 And it came to pass, that, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course,

9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.

10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of

5 HERE was in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain incense. priest named Zacharias, of the course of

11 And there appeared unto him an an

The conception of Christ.

CHAP. I.

Elisabeth blesses Mary.

gel of the Lord, standing on the right side not, Mary: for thou hast found favour of the altar of incense. with God.

12 And when Zacharias saw hem, he 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in was troubled, and fear fell upon him. thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called

13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God son, and thou shalt call his name John. shall give unto him the throne of his father

14 And thou shalt have joy and glad-David. ness, and many shall rejoice at his birth.

15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. 16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come up17 And he shall go before him in the on thee, and the power of the Highest spirit and power of Elias, to turn the shall overshadow thee: therefore also that hearts of the fathers to the children, and holy thing which shall be born of thee, the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; shall be called the Son of God. to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

36 And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren :

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 19 And the angel answering, said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the pre- 38 And Mary said, Behold the bandsence of God; and am sent to speak unto maid of the Lord, be it unto me according thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. to thy word. And the angel departed from 20 And behold, thou shalt be dumb, her.

and not able to speak, until the day that 39 And Mary arose in those days, and these things shall be performed, because went into the hill-country with haste, into thou believest not my words, which shall a city of Juda, be fulfilled in their season.

21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.

40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.

41 And it came to pass, that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb: and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.

22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; for he 42 And she spake out with a loud voice beckoned unto them, and remained speech-and said, Blessed art thou among women, less. and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the

23 And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of his ministration were accom- mother of my Lord should come to me? plished, he departed to his own house. 44 For lo, as soon as the voice of thy 24 And after those days his wife Elisa-salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe beth conceived, and hid herself five months, leaped in my womb for joy. saying,

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. 46 And Mary said, My soul doth mag

26 And in the sixth month the angel nify the Lord, Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

my Saviour.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and 49 For he that is mighty hath done to said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, me great things; and holy is his name. the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation.

51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

52 He hath put down the mighty from

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