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doth ferve. For whether is greater, he that sittech at meat, or he that serveth ? is not be that sittech at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a Kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me, that ye may eat and drink at my table in my Kingdom, and fit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, And the Lord faid, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he faid, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and fhoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, but now he chat hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. For I say unto you, that this that is written, must yet be accomplished in me. And he was reckoned among the tranfgreffors : for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he faid unto them, It is enough. And he came out, and went as he was wont, to the mount of Olives, and his dif. ciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he faid unto them, Pray, that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stones cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Facher, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as ic were greac

drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he · Fole up from prayer, and was come to his difciples, he found

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Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus faid unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? When they who were about him saw, what would follow ; they said unto him, Lord, Ihall we smite with the sword ? And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests and captains of the temple, and the elders who were come to him, Be yè come out as against a thief, with swords and staves ? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands againit nie: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's houfe. And Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth, this fellow also was with him, for he is a Gali-, lean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately while he yet spake, the cock crew. And che Lord turned and looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Be. fore the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out and wept bitterly. And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blind. folded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophecy, who is it that smote thee? And many other things blasphemously spake they against him. And as foon as it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priefts, and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying, Art thou the Christ tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe. And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of man fit on the right hand of the power

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The Epifile. Cor. xi. 17. TN this that I declare unto you, I praise you not ; that 1 you come together, not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the Church, I hear that there be divisions among you ; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they who are approved, may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For in eating, every one taketh before other his own fupper : and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What, have ye not houses to eat and to drink in 7 or despise ye the Church of God, and shame them that have not ? What shall I say to you ? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord, that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread : and when he had given tharks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat ; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood : this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore, whosoever fhall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of che body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and 10 let himn eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, nor difcerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and fickly among you, and many deep. For if we would judge ourselves, we thould not be

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judged. But when we are judged, we are chaftened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

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| Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæfar, saying, that he himself is Chrift, a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him, and said, Thou sayelt it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests, and to the people, I find no fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdi&ion, he sent him to Herod, who himself was also at Jerufalem at that time. And when Herod saw fesus, he was exceeding glad : for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words ; but he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war fet him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before they were at enmity between themselves. And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers and the people, said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I have examined him before you, have found no fault in. this man couching those things whereof ye accufe him : No, nor yet Herod : for I sent you to him, and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. I will therefore chastise

him, and release him. (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast in prison.) Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified : and the voices of them and of the chief priests, prevailed. And Pilate gave fentence that it should be as they required. And he released unto them bim, that for sedicion and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired : but he delivered Jesus to their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turning unto them, said Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Bleffed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be donc in the dry? And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding: and the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, If thou be the King of the Jews fave thyself. And a superscription also was

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