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25 it? They answered and said, Cæsar's. And he said unto them, Render there

fore unto Cæsar the things which be Cæsar's, and unto God the things which be 26 God's. And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they

marvelled at his answer, and held their peace. 27 "Then came to him certain of the sadducees, which deny that there is any resur28 rection; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's

brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should 29 take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seren 30 brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second 31 took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like 32 manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. Last of all the 33 woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for

seven had her to wife. 34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and 85 are given in marriage : but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that

world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in mar36 riage: neither can they die any more : for they are equal unto the angels; and 37 are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the

dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the 38 God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not 39 a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. Then certain of the 40 scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. And after that they durst

not ask him any question at all. 41, 42 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son? And David

himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on 43, 44 my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore calleth

him Lord, how is he then his son ? 45, 46 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, Beware of the

seribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, 47 and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; which

devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive

greater damnation. 21 AND he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury.

And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, 3 Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all : 4 for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she

of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. 5 AND as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and 6 gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the

which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown 7 down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and 8 what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass ? And he said, Take

heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am 9 Christ; ' and the time draweth near : go ye not therefore after them. But when

ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified : for these things must 10 first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation 11 shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom : and great earthquakes

shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and

great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, de

livering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings 13, 14 and rulers for my name's sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle 15 it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: for I will

give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to 16 gainsay nor resist. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and 17 kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And 18 ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. But there shall not an hair of 19 your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls.

And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the 21 desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judæa flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that

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22 are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all 23 things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with

child, and to them that give suck, in those days ! for there shall be great distress 24 in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the

sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations : and Jerusalem shall be

trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and

upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roar26 ing; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which 27 are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then

shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your

heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29, 30 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; when

they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now 31 nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye 32 that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This genera33 tion shall not pass away, till alí be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away : but my words shall not pass away.

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you 35 unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the 36 whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted

worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the

Son of man. 37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, 38 and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. And all the people

came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him. 22 NOW the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the passover.

And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him: for they feared 3 the people. Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how 5 he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give 6 him money. And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them Tin the absence of the multitude.

THEN came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we 9, 10 may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare ? And he

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said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man

meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enter11 eth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto

thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 12, 13 And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. And

they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the pass14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, 2 With desire I have desired to eat this passover with 16 you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it 17 be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and 18 said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: for I say unto you, I will not

drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake i, and gave unto them, saying, 20 This is my body which is given for you : this do in remembrance of me. Like

wise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood,

which is shed for you. 21, 22 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And

truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by 23 whom he is betrayed! And they began to inquire among themselves, which of

them it was that should do this thing. 24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted

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25 the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lord.

ship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefac26 tors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the 27 younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he

that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that sitteth at meat ? but I am 28 among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which have continued with me in my 29 temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed 30 unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that 32 he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and 33 when ihou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, 34 I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. And he said, I tell

thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny

that thou knowest me. 35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, 36 lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, But

now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath 37 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 38 transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

AND he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and 40 his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, 41 Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about 42 a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be I willing, 43 remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And 44 there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being

in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops 45 of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was 46 come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, and said unto them,

Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. 47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one 48 of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. But 49 Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? When

they which were about hiin saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, 50 shall we smite with the sword ? And one of them smote the servant of the high 51 priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus 52 far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. Then Jesus said unto the chief

priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to himn, Be 53 ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves ? When I was daily with

you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, 54 and the power of darkness. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him

into the high priest's house. 55 And Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst 56 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 57 said, This man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know 58 him not. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of 59 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 60 he is a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And im61 mediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked

upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto 62 him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and

wept bitterly. 63, 64 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. And when they

had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, 65 who is it that smote thee? And many other things blasphemously spake they

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67 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, ye will not believe: 68, 69 and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the

70 Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. T'hen said they all, Art 71 thou then the Son of God? And he said

unto them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own

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And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and 2 forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. 3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered 4 him and said, Thou sayest à. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the 5 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 6 this place.

When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a 7 Galilæan. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

And when Herod saw Jesus, 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 9 hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him 10 in many words; but he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes 11 stood and vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war set him at

nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again 12 to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for

before they were at enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and 14 the people, said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that per

verteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found 15 no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: no, nor yet

Herod : for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto 16, 17 him. I will therefore chastise him, and release him. (For of necessity he must

18 release one unto them at the feast.) And they cried out all at once, saying, 19 Away with this man! and release unto us Barabbas: (who for a certain sedition 20 made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.). Pilate therefore, willing 21 to release Jesus, spake again to them. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, 22 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 23 let him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be 24 crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate 25 gave sentence that it should be as they required. And he released unto them

him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired;

but he delivered Jesus to their will. 26 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 27 after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, 28 which 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 29 children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed

are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave 30 suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on uş; and to the 31 bills, Cover us. For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done

in the dry? 32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. 33 And when they were come to the place, which is called 2 Calvary, there they

crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the 34 left. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. 35 And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding.

And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him 36 save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked 37 him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, If thou be the King 38 of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in

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letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE

JEWS. 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on bim, saying, If thou 40 be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, 41 Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we

indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath 42 done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou 43 comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the l earth 45 until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple 46 was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said,

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Cer48 tainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to that

sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good 51 man, and a just : (the same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them ;)

he was of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the king52, 53 dom of God. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And

he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was bewn 54 in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation,

and the sabbath drew on. 55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and 56 beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and pre

pared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day aceording to the com

mandment. 24 NOW upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came

unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain 9 others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3, 4 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came

to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them 5 in shining garments: and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the 6 earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye ? the living among the dead? He is not

here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be

crucified, and the third day rise again. 8,9 And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told .10 all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene,

and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that uere with them, 11 which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as 12 idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the

sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, 14 which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together 15 of all these things which bad happened. And it came to pass, that, while they

communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with 16, 17 them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said

unto them, What 'manner of communications are these that ye have one to an18 other, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas,

answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not 19 known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto

them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth,

which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, 21 and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to-day is the third day since these things

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