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Of the talents. Chap. xxv. other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; 12 But he answered and said, thou hast been faithful over a few Verily I say unto you, I know things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou in13 Watch, therefore, for ye to the joy of thy lord. know neither the day nor the 24 Then he which had receivhour wherein the Son of manled the one talent came, and said, cometh. Lord, I knew thee, that thou art 14 ¶ For the kingdom of heaven an hard man, reaping where thou is as a man travelling into a far hast not sown, and gathering country, who called his own ser-where thou hast not strawed: vants, and delivered unto them 25 And I was afraid, and went his goods. and hid thy talent in the earth: 15 And unto one he gave fivello, there thou hast that is thine. talents, to another two, and to 26 His lord answered, and said another one; to every man ac-Junto him, Thou wicked and slothcording to his several ability; and ful servant, thou knewest that I straightway took his journey. reap where I sowed not, and ga
16 Then he that had received ther where I have not strawed: the five talents went and traded 27 Thou oughtest, therefore, to with the same, and made them have put my money to the exother five talents. changers, and then at my coming 17 And likewise he that bad I should have received mine own received two, he also gained other with usury.
28 Take, therefore, the talent 18 But he that had received from him, and give it unto him one, went and digged in the earth, which hath ten talents. and hid his lord's money.
29 For unto every one that hath 19 After a long time the lord of shall be given, and he shall have those servants cometh, and reck-abundance: but from him that oneth with them. hath not, shall be taken away even 20 And so he that had received that which he hath. five talents came, and brought 30 And cast ye the unprofitaother five talents, saying, Lord, ble servant into outer darkness: thou deliveredst unto me five ta-there shall be weeping and gnashlents behold, I have gained be-ing of teeth.
sides them five talents more.
31 When the Son of man 21 His lord said unto him, Well shall come in his glory, and all the done, thou good and faithful ser-holy angels with him, then shall vant: thou hast been faithful over he sit upon the throne of his glory : a few things, I will make thee ru- 32 And before him shall be gaker over many things: enter thou thered all nations: and he shall into the joy of thy lord. separate them one from another. 22 He also that had received as a shepherd divideth his shecp two talents came, and said, Lord, from the goats: thou deliveredst unto me two ta- 33 And he shall set the sheep lents: behold, I have gained two on his right hand, but the goats other talents besides them. on the left.
The rulers' conspiracy.
34 Then shall the King say un-Inasmuch as ye did it not to one to them on his right hand, Come, of the least of these, ye did it not ye blessed of my Father, inherit to me.
the kingdom prepared for you 46 And these shall go away infrom the foundation of the world: to everlasting punishment: but 35 For I was an hungered, and the righteous into life eternal. ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, CHAP. XXVI. and ye gave me drink: I was a Conspiracy against Christ. stranger, and ye took me in:
ND it came to pass, when
36 Naked, and ye clothed me:
I was sick, and ye visited me: Isayings, he said unto his disciwas in prison, and ye came unto ples,
2 Ye know that after two days 37 Then shall the righteous is the feast of the passover, and answer him, saying, Lord, when the Son of man is betrayed to be saw we thee an hungered, and fed crucified.
thee? or thirsty, and gave thee 3 Then assembled together the drink? chief priests, and the scribes, and 38 When saw we thee a strang-the elders of the people, unto the er, and took thee in? or naked, palace of the high priest, who and clothed thee? was called Caiaphas,
39 Or when saw we thee sick, 4 And consulted that they might or in prison, and came unto thee?take Jesus by subtilty, and kill
40 And the King shall answer, him.
and say unto them, Verily I say 5 But they said, Not on the unto you, Inasmuch as ye have feast-day, lest there be an uproar done it unto one of the least of among the people.
these my brethren, ye have done 6 Now, when Jesus was in it unto me. Bethany, in the house of Simon
41 Then shall he say also unto the leper, them on the left hand, Depart 7 There came unto him a wofrom me, ye cursed, into ever-man having an alabaster box of lasting fire, prepared for the deyil very precious ointment, andpourand his angels: led it on his head, as he sat at meat.
42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirs- 8 But when his disciples saw ty, and ye gave me no drink : it, they had indignation, saying, 43 I was a stranger, and ye To what purpose is this waste? took me not in: naked, and ye 9 For this ointment might have clothed me not: sick, and in pri-been sold for much, and given to son, and ye visited me not. the poor.
44 Then shall they also answer 10 When Jesus understood it, him, saying, Lord, when saw we he said unto them, Why trouble thee an hungered, or athirst, or alye the woman? for she hath stranger, or naked, or sick, or in wrought a good work upon me. prison, and did not minister unto thee?
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
The passover eaten.
Christ in the garden. this ointment on my body, she man is betrayed! it had been did it for my burial. good for that man if he had not 13 Verily I say unto you, been born. Wheresoever this gospel shall be 25 Then Judas, which betraypreached in the whole world, there ed him, answered and said, Masshall also this, that this woman ter, is it I? He said unto him, hath done, be told for a memorial Thou hast said.
26 T And, as they were eating, Then one of the twelve, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, called Judas Iscariot, went unto and brake it, and gave it to the the chief priests, disciples, and said, Take, eat ;
15 And said unto them, What this is my body.
will ye give me, and I will deliver 27 And he took the cup, and him unto you? And they cove-gave thanks, and gave it to them, nanted with him for thirty pieces saying, Drink ye all of it; of silver. 28 For this is my blood of the 16 And from that time he new testament, which is shed for sought opportunity to betray him. many for the remission of sins.
17 Now, the first day of the 29 But I say unto you, I will feast of unleavened bread, the not drink henceforth of the fruit disciples came to Jesus, saying of the vine, until that day when I unto him, Where wilt thou that drink it new with you in my Fawe prepare for thee to eat the ther's kingdom.
passover? 30 ¶ And when they had sung 18 And he said, Go into the an hymn, they went out into the city to such a man, and say unto mount of Olives. him, The Master saith, My time 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, is at hand; I will keep the passo- All ye shall be offended because ver at thy house with my disciples. of me this night: for it is written,
19 And the disciples did as Je-I will smite the shepherd, and sus had appointed them; and the sheep of the flock shall be they made ready the passover, scattered abroad.
32 But after I am risen again, will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered, and said
20 Now, when the even was come, he sat down with the I twelve. 21 And as they did eat, he said, unto him, Though all men shall Verily I say unto you, That one be offended because of thee, yet of you shall betray me. will I never be offended.
22 And they were exceeding 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily sorrowful, and began every one I say unto thee, That this night, of them to say unto him, Lord, before the cock crow, thou shalt is it I? deny me thrice.
23 And he answered and said, 35 Peter said untohim, Though He that dippeth his hand with me I should die with thee, yet will I in the dish, the same shall betray not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
24 The Son of man goeth, as it 36 T Then cometh Jesus with is written of him: but woe unto them unto a place called Gethsethat man by whom the Son of mane, and saith unto the disciples,
S. Matthew. He is brought to Caiaphas.
Sit ye here, while I go and pray from the chief priests and elders yonder. of the people.
37 And he took with him Peter 48 Now he that betrayed him and the two sons of Zebedee, and gave them a sign, saying, Whombegan to be sorrowful and very soever I shall kiss, that same is heavy. he hold him fast.
38 Then saith he unto them, 49 And forthwith he came to My soul is exceeding sorrowful, Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; even unto death: tarry ye here, and kissed him. and watch with me.
50 And Jesus said unto him, 39 And he went a little farther, Friend, wherefore art thou come? and fell on his face, and prayed, Then came they and laid hands saying, O my Father, if it be pos-on Jesus, and took him. sible, let this cup pass from me: 51 And, behold, one of them, nevertheless, not as I will, but as which were with Jesus, stretched thou wilt. out his hand, and drew his sword, 40 And he cometh unto the and struck a servant of the high disciples, and findeth them asleep, priest, and smote off his ear. and saith unto Peter, What! 52 Then said Jesus unto him, could ye not watch with me one Put up again thy sword into his hour? place for all they that take the 41 Watch and pray, that ye sword shall perish with the sword. enter not into temptation: the 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot spirit indeed is willing, but the now pray to my Father, and he flesh is weak. shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I must be? drink it, thy will be done.
55 In that same hour said Jesus
43 And he came and found to the multitudes, Are ye come them asleep again: for their eyes out, as against a thief, with swords, were heavy. and staves for to take me? I sat 44 And he left them, and went daily with you teaching in the away again, and prayed the third temple, and ye laid no hold on time, saying the same words. me.
45 Then cometh he to his dis- 56 But all this was done, that ciples, and saith unto them, Sleep the scriptures of the prophets on now, and take your rest: be-might be fulfilled. Then all the hold, the hour is at hand, and disciples forsook him and fled. the Son of man is betrayed into 57 And they that had laid hold the hands of sinners. on Jesus, led him away to Caia46 Rise, let us be going: be-phas the high priest, where the hold, he is at hand that doth be-scribes and the elders were astray me. sembled.
47 And while he yet spake, 58 But Peter followed him afar ¶ lo, Judas, one of the twelve, off, unto the high priest's palace, came, and with him a great mul-land went in, and sat with the sertitude with swords and staves/vants, to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests and all, saying, I know not what elders, and all the council, sought thou sayest. false witness against Jesus to put 71 And when he was gone out him to death; into the porch, another maid saw 60 But found none; yea, him, and said unto them that though many false witnesses were there, This fellow was also came, yet found they none. At with Jesus of Nazareth. the last came two false witnesses, 72 And again he denied with
61 And said, This fellow said, an oath, I do not know the man. I am able to destroy the temple 73 And after a while came unto of God, and to build it in three bim they that stood by, and said days. to Peter, Surely thou also art one 62 And the high priest arose, of them; for thy speech bewrayand said unto him, Answerest eth thee. thou nothing? what is it which 74 Then began he to curse and these witness against thee? to swear, saying, I know not the And immediately the cock
63 But Jesus held his peace. man. And the high priest answered, crew. and said unto him, I adjure thee 75 And Peter remembered the by the living God, that thou tell words of Jesus, which said unus whether thou be the Christ, to him, Before the cock crow, the Son of God: thou shalt deny me thrice. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou And he went out, and wept bithast said: nevertheless, I say un-terly. to you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Christ delivered to Pilate. HEN the morning was come, all the chief priests
65 Then the high priest rent his and elders of the people took clothes, saying, He hath spoken counsel against Jesus to put him blasphemy: what further need to death:
have we of witnesses? Behold, 2 And when they had bound now ye have heard his blasphe- him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the 66 What think ye? They an-governor. swered and said, He is guilty of 3 Then Judas, which had bedeath. trayed him, when he saw that he 67 Then did they spit in his was condemned, repented himface, and buffeted him; and self, and brought again the thirty others smote him with the palms pieces of silver to the chief priests of their hands,
68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, 4 Saying, I have sinned, in that thou Christ; Who is he that I have betrayed the innocent smote thee? blood. And they said, What is 69 Now Peter sat without in that to us? see thou to that. the palace and a damsel came 5 And he cast down the pieces unto him, saying, Thou also of silver in the temple, and dewast with Jesus of Galilee. parted, and went and hanged him
70 But he denied before themself.