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them: 4 but the wise took oil,
in their vessels, besides their
lamps. 5 And, while the bride
groom tarried, they all slum-ter's money.
bered and slept. 6 And at mid-
night there was a cry, Behold!
the bridegroom [cometh]: go
ye forth to meet him.'

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18 But he that had received the one, went and digged a hole in the ground, and hid his mas

7 "Then all those virgins rose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us of your oil: for our lamps are going out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, Lest there be not enough for us and you, go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 And, while they went to buy, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went in with him to marriage-feast; and the

19 "Now after a long time the master of those servants came, and reckoned with them.

20" Then he that had receiv

ed the five talents, coming, brought other five talents, saying, Sir, thou deliveredst to me five talents: see, I have gained [besides them] five other talents.' 21 His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant : thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter into the joy of thy master.'

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22 Then he also that [had received] the two talents, comdoor was shut. 11 And after-ing, said, Sir thou deliveredst wards came also the other vir- unto me two talents: see, I gins, saying, Master, master, have gained [besides them] two open for us.' 12 But he answer- other talents. 23 His master ing, said, Verily I tell you, I said to him, 'Well done, good know you not.' and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter into the joy of thy master.'

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13"Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour, wherein the Son of man cometh. 14 For he is like a man who, intending to travel, called his servants, and delivered to them

24" Then he that had received the one talent, coming, said, his effects: 15 and to one in-Sir, I know that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not scattered: 25 and being afraid, I went and hid thy talent in the ground: see, thou hast what is thine.' 26" Then his master answer

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deed he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his ability; and immediately set out on his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and traded

with them, and gained othering, said to him, 'Malignant and five [talents]. 17 And in like slothful servant! Didst thou know manner he that had received the that I reap where I have not two, [he also] gained other two sown, and gather where I have

est therefore to have put my
money to the exchangers; and
then, at my coming, I should
have received mine own with
interest. 28 Take ye therefore
the talent from him, and give
it to him that hath the ten tal-
ents. 29 For to every one that
improveth, more shall be given,
and he shall abound: but from
him that improveth not, even
that which he hath shall be ta-
ken away.
30 And cast the
unprofitable servant into the
outer darkness: there will be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

not scattered? 27 Thou ought | when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 And when did we see thee a stranger, and lodged thee? or naked and clothed thee? 39 And when did we see thee sick, or in prison, and came to thee? 40 And the king will reply to them, Verily I tell you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it to me.'

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31" SO when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 and before him will be gathered all nations: and he will separate them one from

41 "Then he will say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the aionian fire, prepared for the impostor and his emissaries. 42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye lodged me not: naked and ye clothed me not: sick, and in

another, as a shepherd separa-prison, and ye visited me not.' teth the sheep from the goats: 33 and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left.

44"Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or 34 "Then the king will say in prison, and did not minister to them on his right hand, to thee?' 45 Then he will an'Come, ye blessed of my Fa-swer them, saying, 'Verily I ther, inherit the kingdom pre- tell you, Inasmuch as ye did it pared for you from the foun- not to one of the least of these, dation of the world. 35 For Iye did it not to me.' 46 And was hungry, and ye gave me these shall go away into aiofood: I was thirsty, and ye gavenian punishment *: but the me drink I was a stranger, and righteous into aionian life." ye lodged me: 36 I was naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison and ye came to me.'

CH. XXVI. 1 AND it came to pass, when Jesus had ended all these words, that he said to his disciples, 2" Ye know that after two days will be the passover: and then the Son of man

37"Then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord,

*The word here rendered punishment, properly signifies correction inflicted for the be nefit of the offender. The word aionian is explained in the preface: which see.

will be delivered up to be cruci- | the chief-priests, 15 and said, fied." "What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?" And they weighed to him thirty pieces of silver. 16. And from that time he sought for a convenient opportunity to deliver him up.

3 THEN the chief-priests, [and the scribes,] and the elders of the people, assembled together in the palace of the high-priest, who was called Caiaphas; 4 and consulted how they might apprehend Jesus by craft, and kill him. 5 But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be a disturbance among the people."

17 NOW on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying [to him], "Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee, to eat the pass6 NOW Jesus being in Be- over? 18 And he said, "Go into thany, in the house of Simon the city to such a man, and say the leper, 7 a woman came to to him, The Master saith, My him, having an alabaster-box of time is near; I will keep the most precious ointment, and passover at thy house, with my poured it out on his head as he disciples.' 19 And the disciwas at table. 8 But [his] disciples did as Jesus had commandples seeing it, said, with indig-ed them and they made ready nation," Why is this waste? the passover.

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20 Now in the evening, he placed himself at table with the Twelve. 21 And as they were eating, he said "Verily I tell you, that one of you will deliver me up." 22 And they were very sorrowful; and began every one of them to say to him, "Master, is it I?" 23 And he answering, said, "He who dippeth his hand with me in the dish, even he will deliver me up. 24 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 were not born."* 25 Then Judas, who

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9 For this ointment might have
been sold for much, and given
to the poor.'
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knowing this, said to them,
Why trouble ye the woman?
for she hath done a good deed
to me. 11 For ye have the poor
with you always; but me ye
have not always. 12 For she
hath poured this ointment on
my body, to embalm me. 13
Verily I tell you, Wheresoever
this gospel shall be preached in
the whole world, this also which
she hath done shall be spoken
of, for a memorial of her."

14 THEN one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to

*The text is ambiguous. It is literally, "Good were it for him, if that man were not born." It will admit of the following constructions, "Good were it for him (the Son ofman) if that man (the traitor) were not born." Or, "Good were it for him, (the traitor) if that man (the Son of man) were not born." Or, (what is more probably the true sense,) "Good were it for him, (the traitor) if that man, (the traitor) were not born." Or, lastly, (which is nearly the same in sense,) "Good were it for him, (the traitor) if he were not born that man." But, "Good were it for that man (the traitor) if he had never been born," (that is, never existed) is a construction that the words will not possibly bear.

delivered him up, interrogating, | mané, and said to the disciples,

said, "Master, is it I?" he said to him," Thou hast said it."

"Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder." 37 And taking with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and full of anguish. 38 Then said Jesus to them, “ soul is very sorrowful, even unMy to death: remain here, and watch with me." 39 And going forward a little, he fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” 40 And he came to the disciples and found them asleep; and said to Peter, "So then, were ye not able to watch with me one hour? 41 Watch ye, and pray; that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 42 He went away again a second time, and prayed, saying, "O my Father, if this [cup [from me,] except I drink it, cannot pass away thy will be done.' 43 And returning he found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And leaving them, he went away again, and prayed [a third time] saying the the same words. 45 Then he came to his disciples, and said to them, “Are ye still asleep, and taking rest? Behold! the hour approacheth; and the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 up Arise, let us go: lo! he who delivereth me up is near."

47 AND while he was yet

26 And as they were eating, Jesus taking a loaf, and blessing God, he brake, and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." 27 And he took the cup, and having given thanks, gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye, all, out of it: 28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins. 29 And I tell you, that I shall not drink, henceforth, of this produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you, in my Father's kingdom.”

SO AND having recited a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus said to them, "Al! ye will be offended because of me this night: for it is written, 'I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad.' 32 But, after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee." 33 Then Peter answering said to him, "Though all should be offended because of thee, I will never be offended." 34 Jesus said to him, Verily I tell thee, that on this night, before the cock crow, thou wilt disown me thrice." 35 Peter said to him, "Though I should even die with thee, I will in no wise disown thee." In ike manner also, said all the disciples.

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36 THEN Jesus went with them to a place called Gethse

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ver. 27.

speaking, behold! Judas, one, scribes and the elders assembled. 58 But Peter followed him, at a distance, to the palace of the high-priest; and having gone in, sat with the officers, to see the end.

of the twelve, came; and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests and elders of the people. 48 Now the traitor had given them a sign, saying, "The man whom I shall kiss. is he; seize him." 49 And immediately coming to Jesus, he said, "Hail Master;" and kissed him. 50 And Jesus said to him, "Friend, wherefore comest thou?" Then coming near, they laid hands on Jesus, and seized him.

59 Now the chief-priests, [and the elders] even the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; 60 but [though many false witnesses appeared] they found it not. But at last two false witnesses came, 61 and said, "This man declared, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.' ” 62 And the highpriest, rising up, said to him, "Answerest thou nothing? what do these witness against thee?" 63 But Jesus kept silence. And the high-priest speaking again, said to him, "I adjure perish by the sword. 53 Think-thee by the living God, that thou tell us, whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus said to him, "Thou hast said it moreover I tell you, Hereafter ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven."

est thou, that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he would send me, more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then, could the scriptures be fulfilled, which say that thus it must be?""

51 And lo! one of those who were with Jesus, stretching out his hand, drew his sword, and striking the high-priest's servant, cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus said to him, "Put up thy sword into its place: for all those who take the sword,

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, and ye did not arrest me. 56 But all this has so happened, that the writings of the prophets be fulfilled.' Then all the disciples left him and fled.

57 NOW they who had seized Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high-priest; where the

65 Then the high-priest rent his clothes, 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 answering, said, "He is guilty of death." 67 Then they spat in his face, and struck him with the fist, and others beat him with the palms of their hands; 68 saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ,

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