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and reprobation of Judas, one of the twelve apostles. Matthew. 26th chapter. « And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended all these words, he said to his disciples: You know that after two days shall be the Pasch, and the Son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified: then were gathered together the chief priests and the ancients of the people into the palace of the high-priest, who was called Caiphas ; and they consulted together, that by subtlety they might apprehend Jesus and put him to death. Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, and he said to them ; What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirry pieces of silver, and from thenceforth he fought opportunity to betray him. And on the first day of the Azymes the disciples came to Jesus, saying; Where wilt thou that we prepare for to eat the Pasch? But Jesus said, Go ye into the city to a certain man, and say to him, The Mafter faith, my time is near at hand, I will keep the Pasch at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them, and they prepared the Pasch. Now, when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples, and whilst they were eating, he said ; Amen, I say to you, that of you

is about to betray me, And they being very much troubled, began every one to say, Is it I, Lord ? But he answering, said ; He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

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to that man, by whom the son of man shall be betrayed ; it were better for that man if he had not been born. And Judas that betrayed him, anfwering, said ; Is it I, Rabbi ? He faith to him, Thou hast said it. And while they were at fupper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke, and gave to his disciples, and faid, This is my Body. And taking the chalice he


thanks; and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for This is my Blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many for the remission of sins. And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to mount Olivet, Then Jesus saith to them; All you shall be fcandalized in me this night: for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the Rock shall be dispersed. But after I Thall be risen, I will go before you into Galilee. Then Jesus came with them to a country place, which is called Gethfemani, and he said to his disciples ;. Sic you here, till I go yonder, and pray. And tak. ing with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be fad. Then he faith to them; My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch with me. And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying, O my Father, if it is possible, let this chalice pafs from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he conieth to his disciples and findeth them aseep, and he saith to Peter; What? could you not watch one hour with me? watch ye and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the Mein weak.

Again, he went the second time and prayed, saying; O my Father, if this chalice may not pass away but I must drink it, thy will be done. And he cometh again, and findeth them asleep, for their eyes were heavy; and leaving them, he went away again, and he prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then he cometh to his disciples, and faith to them ; Sleep on now, and take your reft; behold the hour is at hand, and the son of man Ihall be betrayed into the hands of finners. Rise, let us go ; behold he is at hand that will betray me. As he yet spoke, behold Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the an-, cients of the people ; and he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast. And forthwith coming to Jesus, he faid, Hail, Rabbi, and he kifled him. And Jesus said to him, Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came up, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him. In that same hour Jesus said to the multitudes ; You are come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to apprehend me; I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands

Now all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving him fed away ; but they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the highpriest, where the scribes and the ancients were afsembled. Now the chief priests and the whole council fought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; and they found


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none, though many false witnesses had come in; and last of all there came two false witnesses, and they said ; This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and in three days to rebuild it. And the high-priest rising, said to him, Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. And the high-priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God? Jesus saith to him, Thou hast said it. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you shall see the son of man sitting on the right-hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high-priest rent his garments, saying, He hath blafphemed, what further need have we of witnesfes ? Behold now you have heard the blasphemy, what think you? but they answering, said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and others struck his face with the palms of their hands, saying, Prophecy unto us, o Chrift; who is he that ftruck thee? The traitor Judas is noted in another Pfalm, which is taken notice of by Peter in the first chapter of the Acts. "In those days, Peter rising up in the midst of the brethren, said, (now the number of persons together, was about one hundred and twenty) Men brethren, the scripture must needs be fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who was the leader of them that apprehended Jesus, who was numbered with us, and obtained part of this ministry. And he indeed hath possessed

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a field of the reward of iniquity, and being hanged burst asunder in the midit, and all his bowels gushed out; and it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; so that the same field was called in their tongue Haceldama, that is to say, the field of blood, as it is written in the book of Psalms; “Let their habitation become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein; and his bifhoprick let another take,” which was alloted to Matthias in the place of Judas.

Boy. 69th Pfalm. “ Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing ; I am come into deep waters, where the foods overflow me. I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; my eyes fail while I wait for my God. They that hate me without cause are more than the hairs of my head; they that would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully, are mighty; then I restored that which I took not away. O God, thou knoweft my foolishness; and my fins are not hid from thee. Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord of Hosts, be ashamed for my fake; let not those that seek thee, be confounded for my fake, O God of Israel. Because for thy fake I have borne reproacia ; shame has covered my face. I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. For the zeal of thine house hash eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee, are fallen upon me. When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. I made sackcloth also my

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