HIS LAST WEEK
THE STORY OF THE PASSION AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS
IN THE WORDS OF THE FOUR GOSPELS
GOING UP TO JERUSALEM.
And it came to pass when the days were well nigh
come that Jesus should be received up, he stedfastly set
his face to go to Jerusalem. And he departed from Galilee,
and passed through the borders of Samaria and
Galilee, and came into the borders of Judæa beyond the
Jordan. And great multitudes followed him, and he
healed them there.
And they were on the way, going up to Jerusalem;
and Jesus was going before them: and they were amazed;
and they that followed were afraid.
And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them
the things that were to happen unto them, saying, "Behold,
we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall
be delivered unto the chief priests and the scribes; and
they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him
unto the Gentiles; and they shall mock him, and shall
spit upon him, and shall scourge him, and shall kill him;
and after three days he shall rise again."
Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto
his fellow-disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die
And he entered and passed through Jericho and went
on before, going up to Jerusalem.
Now the passover of the Jews was at hand: and many
went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover,
to purify themselves. They sought therefore for
Jesus, and spake one with another, as they stood in the
temple, "What think ye? That he will not come to the
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given
commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he
should show it, that they might take him.
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The Feast at Bethany.
Jesus therefore six days before the passover came to
Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus raised from
the dead. So they made him a supper there in the house
of Simon the leper; and Martha served: but Lazarus
was one of them that sat at meat with him. Mary
therefore took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very
precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his
feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the
odor of the ointment.
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples, that should
betray him, saith, "Why was not this ointment sold for
three hundred shillings, and given to the poor?"
Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor;
but because he was a thief, and having the bag took
away what was put therein.
Jesus therefore said, "Suffer her to keep it against the
day of my burying. For the poor ye have always with
you; but me ye have not always. She hath done what
she could; she hath anointed my body beforehand for
the burying. And verily I say unto you, Wheresoever
the gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world,
that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken
of for a memorial of her."
The common people therefore of the Jews learned that
he was there: and they came, not for Jesus' sake only,
but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had
raised from the dead. But the chief priests took counsel
that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that
by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and
believed on Jesus.
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PALM SUNDAY—THE DAY OF TRIUMPH.
The Triumphal Entry.
On the morrow when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem,
unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he
sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, "Go
your way into the village that is over against you: and
straightway as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied,
whereon no man ever yet sat; loose him, and bring him.
And if any one say unto you, 'Why do ye this?' say ye,
'The Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will
send him back hither.'"
Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled,
which was spoken through the prophet, saying,
"Tell ye the daughter of Zion,
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
Meek, and riding upon an ass,
And upon a colt the foal of an ass."
And they went away, and found a colt tied at the
door without in the open street: and they loose him.
And certain of them that stood there said unto them,
"What do ye, loosing the colt?" And they said unto
them even as Jesus had said: and they let them go.
And they bring the colt unto Jesus, and cast on him their
garments; and he sat upon him.
And the most part of the multitude spread their garments
upon the way; and others branches, which
they had cut from the fields. And as he was drawing
nigh, even at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the
whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and
praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works
which they had seen. And they that went before, and
they that followed, cried, "Hosanna to the Son of David;
Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Blessed is the kingdom that cometh, the kingdom of
our father David: Hosanna in the highest."
These things understood not his disciples at the first:
but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that
these things were written of him, and that they had
done these things unto him.
The multitude, therefore, that was with him when he
called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from
the dead, bare witness. For this cause also the multitude
went and met him, for that they heard that he had
done this sign.
And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said
unto him, "Teacher, rebuke thy disciples."
And he answered and said, "I tell you that, if these
shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out."
And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept
over it, saying, "If thou hadst known in this day, even
thou, the things which belong unto peace! but now
they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come
upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a bank
about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on
every side, and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy
children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee
one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the
time of thy visitation."
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city
was stirred, saying, "Who is this?"
And the multitude said, "This is the prophet, Jesus,
from Nazareth of Galilee."
The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, "Behold,
how ye prevail nothing; lo, the world is gone
And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple; and
when he had looked round about upon all things, it being
now eventide, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
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MONDAY—THE DAY OF AUTHORITY.
The Cursing of the Fig Tree.
And on the morrow, when they were come out from
Bethany, he hungered. And seeing a fig tree afar off
having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything
thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but
leaves; for it was not the season of figs. And he answered
and said unto it, "No man eat fruit from thee
henceforward for ever."
And his disciples heard it.
The Cleansing of the Temple.
And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the
temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them
that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of
the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the
doves: and he would not suffer that any man should
carry a vessel through the temple. And he taught, and
said unto them, "Is it not written, 'My house shall be
called a house of prayer for all the nations'? but ye
have made it a den of robbers."
And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple;
and he healed them. But when the chief priests and
the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and
the children that were crying in the temple and saying,
"Hosanna to the son of David": they were moved with
indignation, and said unto him, "Hearest thou what
these are saying?"
And Jesus saith unto them, "Yea: did ye never read,
'Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast
And the chief priests and the scribes and the principal
men of the people sought to destroy him: and they
could not find what they might do; for the people all
hung upon him, listening.
And he left them, and went forth out of the city to
Bethany, and lodged there.
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TUESDAY—THE DAY OF CONTROVERSY.
The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree.
And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the
fig tree withered away from the roots. And Peter calling
to remembrance saith unto him, "Rabbi, behold the
fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away."
And Jesus answering saith unto them, "Have faith in
God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto
this mountain, 'Be thou taken up and cast into the sea';
and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that
what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. Therefore
I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and
ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have
them. And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye
have aught against any one; that your Father also who
is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
The Challenge of Christ's Authority.
And they came again to Jerusalem. And all the people
came early in the morning to him in the temple to hear
him. And as he was teaching the people in the temple,
and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief
priests and the scribes with the elders; and they spake,
saying unto him, "Tell us: By what authority doest thou
these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?"
And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "I also will
ask you one question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will
tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism
of John, whence was it? from heaven or from
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we
shall say, 'From heaven'; he will say unto us, 'Why did
ye not believe him?' But if we shall say, 'From men'; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that
John was a prophet."
And they answered Jesus, and said, "We know not."
And Jesus said unto them, "Neither tell I you by what
authority I do these things."
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The Two Sons.
"But what think ye? A man had two sons; and he
came to the first, and said, 'Son, go work to-day in the
vineyard.' And he answered and said, 'I will not': but
afterward he repented himself, and went. And he came
to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and
said, 'I go, sir': and went not. Which of the two did
the will of his father?"
They say, "The first."
Jesus saith unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that the
publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God
before you. For John came unto you in the way of
righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans
and the harlots believed him; and ye, when ye saw it,
did not even repent yourselves afterward that ye might
The Wicked Husbandmen.
"Hear another parable: There was a man who was
a householder, who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge
about it, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower,
and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another
country. And when the season of the fruits drew near,
he sent his servants to the husbandmen to receive his
fruits. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat
one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he
sent other servants more than the first; and they did
unto them in like manner. But afterward he sent unto
them his son, saying, 'They will reverence my son.' But the husbandmen, when they saw the son, said among
themselves, 'This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and
take his inheritance.' And they took him, and cast him
forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore
the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he
do unto those husbandmen?"
They say unto him, "He will miserably destroy those
miserable men, and will let out the vineyard unto other
husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits in their
Jesus saith unto them, "Did ye never read in the
'The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner;
This was from the Lord,
And it is marvellous in our eyes'?
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall
be taken away from you, and shall be given to a nation
bringing forth the fruits thereof. And he that falleth on
this stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever
it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust."
And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his
parables, they perceived that he spake of them. And
when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the
multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.
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The Marriage of the King's Son.
And Jesus answered and spake again in parables unto
them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is likened unto
a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden
to the marriage feast: and they would not come.
Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them
that are bidden, 'Behold, I have made ready my dinner;
my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come to the marriage feast.' But they made
light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm,
another to his merchandise; and the rest laid hold on
his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed
them. But the king was wroth; and he sent his armies,
and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then saith he to his servants, 'The wedding is ready,
but they that were bidden were not worthy. Go ye
therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as
many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.' And
those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both bad and
good; and the wedding was filled with guests. But
when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw
there a man who had not on a wedding-garment: and he
saith unto him, 'Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding-garment?' And he was speechless.
Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and
foot and cast him out into the outer darkness'; there
shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. For
many are called, but few chosen."
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Tribute to Caesar.
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they
might ensnare him in his talk so as to deliver him up
to the rule and to the authority of the governor. And
they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians,
saying, "Teacher, we know that thou art true, and teachest
the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one:
for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore,
What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute
unto Cæsar, or not?"
But Jesus perceived their craftiness, and said, "Why
make ye trial of me, ye hypocrites? Show me the tribute
And they brought unto him a denarius. And he saith
unto them, "Whose is this image and superscription?"
They say unto him, "Cæsar's."
Then he saith unto them, "Render therefore unto Cæsar
the things that are Cæsar's; and unto God the things
that are God's."
And when they heard it, they marvelled, and left him,
and went away.
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The Question of the Resurrection.
And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they
that say that there is no resurrection; and they asked
him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, that if a
man's brother die, having a wife, and he be childless, his
brother should take the wife, and raise up seed unto his
brother. There were therefore seven brethren: and the
first took a wife, and died childless; and the second;
and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left
no children, and died. Afterward the woman also died.
In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall
she be? for the seven had her to wife."
And Jesus said unto them, "Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God. The sons of this world
marry, and are given in marriage; but they that are
accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection
from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in
marriage: for neither can they die any more: for they
are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being
sons of the resurrection. But that the dead are raised,
even Moses showed, in the place concerning the Bush,
when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the
God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Now he is not the
God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto
And when the multitudes heard it, they were astonished
at his teaching.
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The Greatest Commandment.
And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning
together, and knowing that he had answered
them well, asked him, "What commandment is the first
Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: The
Lord our God, the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the
Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.' The
second is this, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'
There is none other commandment greater than these."
And the scribe said unto him, "Of a truth, Teacher,
thou hast well said that he is one: and there is none
other but he: and to love him with all the heart, and
with all the understanding and with all the strength, and
to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all
whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices."
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he
said unto him, "Thou art not far from the kingdom of
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The Unanswerable Question of Jesus.
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together Jesus
asked them a question, saying, "What think ye of the
Christ? whose son is he?"
They say unto him, "The son of David."
He saith unto them, "How then doth David in the
Spirit call him Lord, saying,
'The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand,
Till I put thine enemies underneath thy feet?'
If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his son?"
And no one was able to answer him a word, neither
durst any man from that day forth ask him any more
And the common people heard him gladly.
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Discourse of Jesus Against the Scribes and
Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples,
saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses'
seat: all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, these
do and observe: but do not ye after their works; for
they say, and do not. Yea, they bind heavy burdens and
grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders;
but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
But all their works they do to be seen of men: for they
make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders
of their garments, and love the chief place at feasts, and
the chief seats in the synagogues, and the salutations in
the market-places, and to be called of men, 'Rabbi.' But
be not ye called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, and all
ye are brethren. And call no man your father on the
earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.
Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master,
even the Christ. But he that is greatest among you
shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself
shall be humbled: and whosoever shall humble himself
shall be exalted.
"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men:
for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them
that are entering in to enter.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and
when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son
of hell than yourselves.
"Woe unto you, ye blind guides, that say, 'Whosoever
shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever
shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.'
Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that hath sanctified the gold? And, 'Whosoever
shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever
shall swear by the gift that is upon it, he is a
debtor.' Ye blind: for which is greater, the gift, or the
altar that sanctifieth the gift? He therefore that sweareth
by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
And he that sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it,
and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that sweareth
by the heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by
him that sitteth thereon.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone
the weightier matters of the law, justice, and
mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and
not to have left the other undone. Ye blind guides, that
strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but
within they are full from extortion and excess. Thou
blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and
of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear
beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones,
and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear
righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of
hypocrisy and iniquity.
"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for
ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the
tombs of the righteous, and say, 'If we had been in the
days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers
with them in the blood of the prophets.' Wherefore ye
witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew
the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape
the judgment of hell? Therefore, behold, I send unto
you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them
shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye
scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to
city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood
shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous
unto the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom ye
slew between the sanctuary and the altar. Verily I say
unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and
stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would
I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would
not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For
I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye
shall say, 'Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the
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The Widow's Two Mites.
And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld
how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and
many that were rich cast in much. And there came a
poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a
farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said
unto them, "Verily, I say unto you, This poor widow
cast in more than all they that are casting into the treasury:
for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but
she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her
The Gentiles Seek Jesus.
Now there were certain Greeks among those that went
up to worship at the feast: these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him,
saying, "Sir, we would see Jesus."
Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: Andrew cometh,
and Philip, and they tell Jesus.
And Jesus answereth them, saying, "The hour is come,
that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth
and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth
much fruit. He that loveth his life loseth it: and he that
hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
If any man serve me, let him follow me: and where
I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve
me, him will the Father honor. Now is my soul troubled;
and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour.
But for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify
There came therefore a voice out of heaven, saying,
"I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again."
The multitude, therefore, that stood by, and heard it,
said that it had thundered: others said, "An angel hath
spoken to him."
Jesus answered and said, "This voice hath not come
for my sake, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment
of this world: now shall the prince of this world be
cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will
draw all men unto myself."
But this he said, signifying by what manner of death
he should die.
The multitude therefore answered him, "We have
heard out of the law that the Christ abideth forever: and
how sayest thou, 'The Son of man must be lifted up'?
who is this Son of man?"
Jesus therefore said unto them, "Yet a little while is
the light among you. Walk while ye have the light that
darkness overtake you not: and he that walketh in the darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have
the light, believe on the light, that ye may become sons
These things spake Jesus, and he departed and hid himself
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The Jews Reject Jesus.
But though he had done so many signs before them,
yet they believed not on him: that the word of Isaiah the
prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake,
"Lord, who hath believed our report?
And to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?"
For this cause they could not believe, for that Isaiah
"He hath blinded their eyes, and he hardened their heart;
Lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart,
And should turn,
And I should heal them."
These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory;
and he spake of him. Nevertheless even of the rulers
many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they
did not confess it, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
for they loved the glory that is of men more
than the glory that is of God.
And Jesus cried and said, "He that believeth on me,
believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he
that beholdeth me beholdeth him that sent me. I am
come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on
me may not abide in the darkness. And if any man hear
my sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not: for I
came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He
that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath
one that judgeth him: the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I spake not from
myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me
a commandment, what I should say, and what I should
speak. And I know that his commandment is life eternal;
the things therefore which I speak, even as the
Father hath said unto me, so I speak."
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Discourse Concerning the Future.
And Jesus went out from the temple, and was going
on his way; and his disciples came to him to show him
the buildings of the temple.
But he answered and said unto them, "See ye not all
these things? Verily I say unto you, There shall not be
left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown
And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the
temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked
him privately, "Tell us, when shall these things be? and
what shall be the sign when these things are all about to
And Jesus began to say unto them, "Take heed that
no man lead you astray. Many shall come in my name,
saying, 'I am he,' and shall lead many astray. And when
ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be not
troubled: these things must needs come to pass; but
the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes
in divers places; there shall be famines: these
things are the beginning of the travail.
"But take ye heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver
you up to councils; and in synagogues shall ye be
beaten; and before governors and kings shall ye stand
for my sake, for a testimony unto them. And the gospel
must first be preached unto all the nations. And when
they lead you to judgment, and deliver you up, be not anxious beforehand what ye shall speak; but whatsoever
shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye; for
it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit. But ye shall
be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk,
and friends: and some of you shall they cause to
be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for
my name's sake.
"And then shall many stumble, and shall deliver up
one another, and shall hate one another. And many false
prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray. And
because iniquity shall be multiplied, the love of the many
shall wax cold. But he that endureth to the end, the
same shall be saved.
"But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies,
then know that her desolation is at hand. Then let them
that are in Judæa flee unto the mountains; let him that
is on the housetop not go down to take out the things
that are in his house; and let him that is in the field not
return back to take his cloak. For these are days of vengeance,
that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
"But woe unto them that are with child and to them
that give suck in those days! And pray ye that your
flight be not in the winter, neither on a Sabbath: for
then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from
the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall
be. And except those days had been shortened, no flesh
would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those
days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto
you, 'Lo, here is the Christ,' or, 'Here,' believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and
shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray,
if possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I
have told you all things beforehand. If, therefore, they
shall say unto you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' go not forth: 'Behold, he is in the inner chambers,' believe
it not. For as the lightning cometh forth from the east
and is seen even unto the west, so shall be the coming
of the Son of man. Wheresoever the carcase is, there
will the eagles be gathered together.
"But immediately after the tribulation of those days
the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give
her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall
appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then
shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see
the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven with
power and great glory. And he shall send forth his
angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and shall gather
together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost
part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
"Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her
branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves,
ye know that the summer is nigh; even so ye also, when
ye see all these things, know ye that he is nigh, even
at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation
shall not pass away till all these things be accomplished.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall
not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no
one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but
the Father only.
"But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares
of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a
snare; for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on
the face of all the earth. But watch ye at every season,
making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all
these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before
the Son of man.
"And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days which were
before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying
and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered
into the ark, and they knew not until the flood came, and
took them all away; so shall be the coming of the Son
of man. Then shall two men be in the field; one is
taken, and one is left; two women shall be grinding at
the mill; one is taken, and one is left. Watch therefore:
for ye know not on what day your Lord cometh.
"But know this, that if the master of the house had
known in what watch the thief was coming, he would
have watched, and would not have suffered his house to
be broken through. Therefore be ye also ready; for in
an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when
the time is. It is as when a man, sojourning in another
country, having left his house, and given authority to
his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the
porter to watch. Watch therefore: for ye know not
when the lord of the house cometh, whether at even, or
at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in the morning; lest
coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say
unto you I say unto all, Watch.
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the
lord hath set over his household, to give them their food
in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord
when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto
you, that he will set him over all that he hath. But if
that evil servant shall say in his heart, 'My lord tarrieth';
and shall begin to beat his fellow-servants, and shall eat
and drink with the drunken; the lord of that servant
shall come in a day when he expecteth not, and in an
hour when he knoweth not, and shall cut him asunder,
and appoint his portion with the hypocrites: there shall
be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth."
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The Parable of the Ten Virgins.
"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto
ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to
meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and
five were wise. For the foolish, when they took their
lamps, took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in
their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom
tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight
there is a cry, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye
forth to meet him.' Then all those virgins arose, and
trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise,
'Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.' But
the wise answered, saying, 'Peradventure there will not
be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that
sell, and buy for yourselves.'
"And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom
came; and they that were ready went in with him to
the marriage feast: and the door was shut. Afterward
came also the other virgins, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open
to us.' But he answered and said, 'Verily I say unto you,
I know you not.'
"Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour."
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The Parable of the Talents.
"For it is as when a man, going into another country,
called his own servants, and delivered unto them his
goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another
two, to another one; to each according to his several
ability; and he went on his journey. Straightway he
that received the five talents went and traded with them,
and made other five talents. In like manner he also that
received the two gained other two. But he that received[Pg 24] the one went away and digged in the earth, and hid his
"Now after a long time the lord of these servants cometh,
and maketh a reckoning with them. And he that received
the five talents came and brought other five talents,
saying, 'Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: lo,
I have gained other five talents.' His lord said unto
him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant: thou
hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over
many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.'
"And he also that received the two talents came and
said, 'Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: lo, I
have gained other two talents.'
"His lord said unto him, 'Well done, good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.'
"And he also that had received the one talent came
and said, 'Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man,
reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where
thou didst not scatter; and I was afraid, and went away
and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, thou hast thine own.'
"But his lord answered and said unto him, 'Thou
wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap
where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter;
thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
bankers, and at my coming I should have received back
mine own with interest. Take ye away therefore the
talent from him, and give it unto him that hath the
ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given,
and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath
not, even that which he hath shall be taken away. And
cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness:
there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.'"
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The Judgment Scene.
"But when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and
all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne
of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all the
nations: and he shall separate them one from another,
as the shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats;
and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his
right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the
world: for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was
thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye
took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and
ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.'
"Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, 'Lord,
when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and
gave thee drink? And when saw we thee a stranger,
and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? And
when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?'
And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I
say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these
my children, even these least, ye did it unto me.'
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand,
'Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is
prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry,
and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave
me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in;
naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and
ye visited me not.' Then shall they also answer, saying,
'Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger,
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto
thee?' Then shall he answer them, saying, 'Verily I say
unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these
least, ye did it not unto me.' And these shall go away[Pg 26] into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal
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The Conspiracy Against Jesus.
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these
words, he said unto his disciples, "Ye know that after
two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is
delivered up to be crucified."
Then were gathered together the chief priests, the
elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest,
who was called Caiaphas; and they took counsel together
that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him. But
they said, "Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise
among the people."
And Satan entered into Judas, who was called Iscariot,
being of the number of the twelve. And he went away
and communed with the chief priests and captains, how
he might deliver him unto them. And they were glad,
and they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver. And
from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him unto
them in the absence of the multitude.
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WEDNESDAY—THE DAY OF RETIREMENT.
[There is no record of the events of this day. Jesus
spent it in retirement, almost certainly in the home of
his friends at Bethany.]
THURSDAY—THE DAY OF FELLOWSHIP.
Preparation for the Passover.
And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they
sacrificed the passover, his disciples say unto him, "Where
wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou mayest
eat the passover?"
And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto
them, "Go into the city, and there shall meet you a man
bearing a pitcher of water; follow him; and wheresoever
he shall enter in, say to the master of the house,
'The Teacher saith, My time is at hand. Where is my
guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my
disciples?' And he will himself show you a large upper
room furnished and ready: and there make ready for
And the disciples went forth, and came into the city,
and found as he had said unto them: and they made
ready the passover.
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Strife Among the Disciples.
And when it was evening he cometh with the twelve.
And there arose also a contention among them, which of
them was accounted to be greatest. And he said unto
them, "The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over
them; and they that have authority over them are called
Benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is the
greater among you, let him become as the younger: and
he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For which is
greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? Is not
he that sitteth at meat? But I am in the midst of you
as he that serveth. But ye are they that have continued
with me in my temptations; and I appoint unto you a
kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me, that ye[Pg 28] may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye
shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
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Jesus Washing the Disciples' Feet.
Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing
that his hour was come that he should depart out of this
world unto the Father, having loved his own that were
in the world, he loved them unto the end.
And during supper, the devil having already put into
the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into
his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth
unto God, riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments;
and he took a towel, and girded himself. Then
he poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the
disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith
he was girded.
So he cometh to Simon Peter. He saith unto him,
"Lord, dost thou wash my feet?"
Jesus answered and said unto him, "What I do thou
knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter."
Peter saith unto him, "Thou shalt never wash my
Jesus answered him, "If I wash thee not, thou hast no
part with me."
Simon Peter saith unto him, "Lord, not my feet only,
but also my hands and my head."
Jesus saith to him, "He that is bathed needeth not
save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye
are clean, but not all." For he knew him that should
betray him; therefore said he, "Ye are not all clean."
So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments,
and sat down again, he said unto them, "Know ye
what I have done to you? Ye call me Teacher, and
Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, the[Pg 29] Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also
ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you
an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, A servant is not greater
than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he
that sent him. If ye know these things, blessed are ye
if ye do them.
"I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen:
but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth
my bread lifted up his heel against me. From henceforth
I tell you before it come to pass, that, when it is
come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily,
I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send
receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that
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The Betrayer Pointed Out.
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in the
spirit, and testified, and said, "Verily, verily, I say unto
you, that one of you shall betray me."
The disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom
he spake. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began
to say unto him every one, "Is it I, Lord?"
And he answered and said, "He that dipped his hand
with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son
of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto
that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed!
Good were it for that man if he had not been born."
And Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, "Is
it I, Rabbi?"
He saith unto him, "Thou hast said."
There was at the table reclining in Jesus' bosom one
of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore
beckoneth to him, and saith unto him, "Tell us who
it is of whom he speaketh."
He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus' breast, saith
unto him, "Lord, who is it?"
Jesus therefore answereth, "He it is, for whom I shall
dip the sop, and give it him."
So when he had dipped the sop, he taketh and giveth
it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. And after the
sop, then entered Satan into him.
Jesus therefore saith unto him, "What thou doest, do
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he
spake this unto him. For some thought because Judas
had the bag, that Jesus said unto him, "Buy what things
we have need of for the feast," or that he should give
something to the poor. He then having received the sop
went out straightway: and it was night.
When therefore he was gone out, Jesus saith, "Now
is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him;
and God shall glorify him in himself, and straightway
shall he glorify him."
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The Lord's Supper.
And he said unto them, "With desire I have desired to
eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto
you, I shall not eat it until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom
And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he
brake it, and gave to them, saying, "This is my body;
which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me."
And he took a cup, in like manner after supper, and
gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, "Drink ye all of
it; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is
poured out for you, for many, unto remission of sins.
Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I say unto
you, I shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the
vine, until the Kingdom of God shall come."
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The Farewell Conversation.
"Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall
seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, 'Whither I go, ye
cannot come,' so now I say unto you. A new commandment
I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By
this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye
have love one to another."
Simon Peter saith unto him, "Lord, whither goest
Jesus answered, "Whither I go, thou canst not follow
me now; but thou shalt follow afterwards."
And Jesus saith unto them, "All ye shall be offended:
for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep
shall be scattered abroad. Howbeit, after I am raised up,
I will go before you into Galilee."
But Peter said unto him, "Although all shall be offended,
yet will not I."
And Jesus saith unto him, "Verily I say unto thee,
that thou to-day, even this night, before the cock crow
twice, shalt deny me thrice. Simon, Simon, behold Satan
asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat: but
I make supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not:
and do thou, when once thou hast turned again, establish
But he spake vehemently, "If I must die with thee, I
will not deny thee." And in like manner also said they
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And he said unto them, "When I sent you forth without
purse, and wallet, and shoes, lacked ye anything?"
And they said, "Nothing."
And he said unto them, "But now, he that hath a
purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet; and he that
hath none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword. For[Pg 32] I say unto you, that this which is written must be fulfilled
in me, 'And he was reckoned with transgressors':
for that which concerneth me hath fulfillment."
And they said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords."
And he said unto them, "It is enough."
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"Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe
also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions;
if it were not so, I would have told you; for I
go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare
a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto
myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And
whither I go, ye know the way."
Thomas saith unto him, "Lord, we know not whither
thou goest; how know we the way?"
Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, and the truth, and
the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. If
ye had known me, ye would have known my Father
also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him."
Philip saith unto him, "Lord, show us the Father, and
it sufficeth us."
Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long time with
you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? He that hath
seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, 'Show
us the Father'? Believest thou not that I am in the
Father, and the Father in me? The words that I say
unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding
in me doeth his works. Believe me that I am in
the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me
for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he
do also: and greater works than these shall he do; because
I go unto the Father. And whatsoever ye shall
ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my[Pg 33] name, that will I do. If ye love me, ye will keep my
commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he
shall give you another Comforter, that he may be with
you for ever, even the Spirit of truth: whom the world
cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth
him: ye know him, for he abideth with you, and
shall be in you. I will not leave you desolate: I come
"Yet a little while, and the world beholdeth me no
more; but ye behold me: because I live, ye shall live
also. In that day ye shall know that I am in my Father,
and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments,
and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he
that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will
love him, and will manifest myself unto him."
Judas (not Iscariot) saith unto him, "Lord, what is
come to pass that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and
not unto the world?"
Jesus answered and said unto him, "If a man love me,
he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and
we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
He that loveth me not keepeth not my words: and the
word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who
"These things have I spoken unto you, while yet abiding
with you. But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach
you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I
said unto you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let
not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. Ye
heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto
you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I
go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I.
"And now I have told you before it come to pass,[Pg 34] that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe. I will no
more speak much with you, for the prince of the world
cometh: and he hath nothing in me; but that the world
may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave
me commandment, even so I do."
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"I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh it
away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he cleanseth
it, that it may bear more fruit. Already ye are clean
because of the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; so neither can
ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the
branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same
beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a
branch, and is withered; and they gather them, and cast
them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in
me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will,
and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit: and so shall ye be my
disciples. Even as the Father hath loved me, I also have
loved you: abide ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments,
ye shall abide in my love; even as I have
kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy
may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. This
is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I
have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that
a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my
friends, if ye do the things which I command you. No
longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth
not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends;
for all things that I heard from my Father I have made[Pg 35] known unto you. Ye did not choose me, but I chose you,
and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and
that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall
ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
These things I command you, that ye may love one another.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hath
hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world,
the world would love its own: but because ye are not
of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore
the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said
unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If
they persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they
kept my word, they will keep yours also. But all these
things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because
they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and
spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they
have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth me hateth
my Father also. If I had not done among them the
works which none other did, they had not had sin: but
now have they both seen and hated me and my Father.
But this cometh to pass, that the word may be fulfilled
that is written in their law, 'They hated me without a
cause.' But when the Comforter is come, whom I will
send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth,
which proceedeth from the Father, he shall bear witness
of me: and ye also bear witness, because ye have been
with me from the beginning.
"These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should
not be caused to stumble. They shall put you out of the
synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth
you shall think that he offereth service unto God. And
these things will they do, because they have not known
the Father, nor me. But these things have I spoken unto
you, that when their hour is come, ye may remember
them, how that I told you. And these things I said not[Pg 36] unto you from the beginning, because I was with you.
But now I go unto him that sent me; and none of you
asketh me, 'Whither goest thou?' But because I have
spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your
heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient
for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter
will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send
him unto you. And he, when he is come, will convict the
world in respect of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness,
because I go to the Father, and ye behold me
no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world
hath been judged. I have yet many things to say unto
you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he,
the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall guide you into all
the truth: for he shall not speak from himself; but
what things soever he shall hear, these shall he speak:
and he shall declare unto you the things that are to come.
He shall glorify me: for he shall take of mine, and shall
declare it unto you. All things whatsoever the Father
hath are mine: therefore said I, that he taketh of mine,
and shall declare it unto you. A little while, and ye behold
me no more; and again a little while, and ye shall
Some of his disciples therefore said one to another,
"What is this that he saith unto us, 'A little while, and
ye behold me not; and again a little while, and ye shall
see me': and 'Because I go to the Father'?"
They said therefore, "What is this that he saith, 'A
little while'? We know not what he saith."
Jesus perceived that they were desirous to ask him, and
he said unto them, "Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning
this, that I said, 'A little while, and ye behold
me not, and again a little while, and ye shall see me'?
Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and[Pg 37] lament, but the world shall rejoice: ye shall be sorrowful,
but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman
when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is
come: but when she is delivered of the child she remembereth
no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is
born into the world. And ye therefore now have sorrow:
but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice,
and your joy no one taketh away from you. And in that
day ye shall ask me no question. Verily, verily, I say
unto you, If ye shall ask anything of the Father, he will
give it you in my name. Hitherto have ye asked nothing
in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy
may be made full.
"These things have I spoken unto you in dark sayings:
the hour cometh, when I shall no more speak unto
you in dark sayings, but shall tell you plainly of the
Father. In that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say
not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for
the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me,
and have believed that I came forth from the Father. I
came out from the Father, and am come into the world;
again, I leave the world, and go unto the Father."
His disciples say, "Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and
speakest no dark saying. Now know we that thou knowest
all things, and needest not that any man should ask
thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from
Jesus answered them, "Do ye now believe? Behold,
the hour cometh, yea, is come, that ye shall be scattered,
every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet
I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These
things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have
peace. In the world ye have tribulation: but be of good
cheer: I have overcome the world."
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The Intercessory Prayer.
These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to
heaven, he said, "Father, the hour is come; glorify thy
Son, that the Son may glorify thee: even as thou gavest
him authority over all flesh, that to all whom thou hast
given him, he should give eternal life. And this is life
eternal, that they should know thee the only true God,
and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ. I
glorified thee on the earth, having accomplished the work
which thou hast given me to do. And now, Father,
glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which
I had with thee before the world was. I manifested thy
name unto the men whom thou gavest me out of the
world: thine they were, and thou gavest them to me;
and they have kept thy word. Now they know that all
things whatsoever thou hast given me are from thee:
for the words which thou gavest me I have given unto
them; and they received them, and knew of a truth that
I came forth from thee, and they believed that thou didst
send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but
for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine:
and all things that are mine are thine, and thine are
mine: and I am glorified in them. And I am no more
in the world, and these are in the world, and I come to
thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name which thou
hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are.
While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which
thou hast given me; and I guarded them, and not one
of them perished, but the son of perdition; that the
scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to thee;
and these things I speak in the world, that they may have
my joy made full in themselves. I have given them thy
word, and the world hated them, because they are not of
the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not[Pg 39] that thou shouldest take them from the world, but that
thou shouldest keep them from the evil one. They are
not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify
them in the truth: thy word is truth. As thou didst
send me into the world, even so sent I them into the
world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they
themselves also may be sanctified in truth. Neither for
these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on
me through their word; that they may all be one; even
as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also
may be in us: that the world may believe that thou didst
send me. And the glory which thou hast given me I have
given unto them; that they may be one, even as we are
one; I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected
into one; that the world may know that thou
didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.
Father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me
be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory,
which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before
the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the
world knew thee not, but I knew thee; and these knew
that thou didst send me; and I made known unto them
thy name, and will make it known; that the love wherewith
thou lovedst me may be in them, and I in them."
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into
the mount of Olives.
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FRIDAY—THE DAY OF SUFFERING.
The Agony in Gethsemane.
And they come unto a place which was named Gethsemane:
and he saith unto his disciples, "Sit ye here,
while I pray."
And he taketh with him Peter and James and John,
and began to be greatly amazed, and sore troubled. And
he saith unto them, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful
even unto death: abide ye here, and watch."
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground,
and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass
away from him.
And he said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible unto
thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I
will, but what thou wilt."
And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven,
And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and
his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling
down upon the ground.
And when he rose up from his prayer, he came unto
the disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow, and
said unto Peter, "Simon, sleepest thou? Couldest thou
not watch one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not
into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh
Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying,
"My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it,
thy will be done."
And he came again and found them sleeping, for their
eyes were heavy. And he left them again, and went
away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.
Then cometh he to the disciples, and saith unto them,[Pg 41] "Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is
at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands
"Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth
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The Betrayal and Arrest.
And straightway, while he yet spake, cometh Judas,
one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords
and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and
Now he that betrayed him had given them a token,
saying, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; take him,
and lead him away safely." And when he was come,
straightway he came to him, and saith, "Rabbi," and
But Jesus said unto him, "Judas, betrayest thou the
Son of man with a kiss?"
Jesus, therefore, knowing all the things that were
coming upon him, went forth, and saith unto them,
"Whom seek ye?"
They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth."
Jesus saith unto them, "I am he."
And Judas also, who betrayed him, was standing with
them. When therefore he said unto them, "I am he,"
they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Again therefore he asked them, "Whom seek ye?"
And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he; if therefore
ye seek me, let these go their way": that the word
might be fulfilled which he spake, "Of those whom thou
hast given me I lost not one."
And when they that were about him saw what would
follow, they said, "Lord, shall we smite with the sword?"
Simon Peter therefore having a sword drew it, and[Pg 42] struck the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear.
Now the servant's name was Malchus.
But Jesus answered and said, "Suffer ye them thus
far." And he touched his ear, and healed him.
Then saith Jesus unto Peter, "Put up again thy sword
into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish
with the sword. Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech
my Father and he shall even now send me more than
twelve legions of angels? How then should the scriptures
be fulfilled, that thus it must be? The cup which the
Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?"
And Jesus said unto the chief priests and captains of
the temple, and elders, that were come against him, "Are
ye come out as against a robber, with swords and
staves? When I was daily with you in the temple, ye
stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is
your hour, and the power of darkness."
Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
And a certain young man followed with him, having a
linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body: and
they lay hold on him; but he left the linen cloth, and fled
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The Trial Before the Jewish Authorities.
So the band and the chief captain, and the officers of
the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him, and led him to
Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, who
was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was he that
gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one
man should die for the people.
And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another
disciple. Now that disciple was known unto the high
priest, and entered in with Jesus into the court of the
high priest; but Peter was standing at the door without.
So the other disciple, who was known unto the high[Pg 43] priest, went out and spake unto her that kept the door,
and brought in Peter.
The maid therefore that kept the door saith unto
Peter, "Art thou also one of this man's disciples?"
He saith, "I am not."
Now the servants and the officers were standing there,
having made a fire of coals; for it was cold; and they
were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them
standing and warming himself.
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples,
and of his teaching. Jesus answered him, "I have spoken
openly to the world; I even taught in synagogues, and
in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and in
secret spake I nothing. Why askest thou me? Ask them
that have heard me, what I spake unto them: behold,
these know the things which I said."
And when he had said this, one of the officers standing
by struck Jesus with his hand, saying, "Answerest thou
the high priest so?"
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness
of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou me?"
Annas therefore sent him bound unto Caiaphas the
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought
witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found
it not. For many bare false witness against him, and
their witness agreed not together. And there stood up
certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, "We
heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made
with hands, and in three days I will build another made
without hands." And not even so did their witness agree
And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked
Jesus, saying, "Answerest thou nothing? What is it which
these witness against thee?"
But he held his peace, and answered nothing.
And the high priest said unto him, "I adjure thee by
the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the
Christ, the Son of God."
And Jesus said, "I am: and ye shall see the Son of
man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with
the clouds of heaven."
And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, "What
further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the
blasphemy: what think ye?"
And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him. And
they blindfolded him and smote him with the palms of
their hands, saying, "Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who
is he that struck thee?"
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The Denial of Peter.
And as Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh
one of the maids of the high priest; and seeing Peter
warming himself, she looked upon him, and saith, "Thou
also wast with the Nazarene, even Jesus."
But he denied, saying, "I neither know nor understand
what thou sayest," and he went out into the porch; and
the cock crew.
And after a little while they that stood by came and
said to Peter, "Of a truth thou also art one of them; for
thy speech maketh thee known."
Then began he to curse and to swear, "I know not the
man." And straightway the cock crew.
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And
Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he
said unto him, "Before the cock crow twice thou shalt
deny me thrice."
And he went out, and wept bitterly.
And straightway in the morning the chief priests[Pg 45] with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held
a consultation, and bound Jesus, and carried him away,
and delivered him up to Pilate, the governor.
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The Remorse of Judas.
Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that he
was condemned, repented himself, and brought back
the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent
But they said, "What is that to us? See thou to it."
And he cast down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary,
and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said,
"It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is
the price of blood." And they took counsel, and bought
with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore
that field was called, "The field of blood," unto this
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah
the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces
of silver, the price of him that was priced, whom certain
of the children of Israel did price; and they gave them
for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."
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The Trial Before Pilate.
They led Jesus therefore from Caiaphas into the Prætorium:
and it was early; and they themselves entered
not into the Prætorium, that they might not be defiled,
but might eat the passover. Pilate therefore went out
unto them, and saith, "What accusation bring ye against
They answered and said unto him, "If this man were[Pg 46] not an evil-doer, we should not have delivered him up
Pilate therefore said unto them, "Take him yourselves,
and judge him according to your law."
The Jews said unto him, "It is not lawful for us to put
any man to death": that the word of Jesus might be
fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of
death he should die.
And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this
man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute
to Cæsar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king."
And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders,
he answered nothing. Then saith Pilate unto him,
"Hearest thou not how many things they witness against
thee?" And he gave him no answer, not even to one
word: insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.
Pilate therefore entered again into the Prætorium, and
called Jesus, and said unto him, "Art thou the King of
Jesus answered, "Sayest thou this of thyself, or did
others tell it thee concerning me?"
Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and
the chief priests delivered thee unto me: what hast thou
Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world: if
my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants
fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but
now is my kingdom not from hence."
Pilate therefore said unto him, "Art thou a king then?"
Jesus answered, "Thou sayest that I am a king. To
this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into
the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.
Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice."
Pilate saith unto him, "What is truth?"
And when he had said this, he went out again unto the
Jews, and saith unto them, "I find no crime in him."
But they were the more urgent, saying, "He stirreth up
the people, teaching throughout all Judæa, and beginning
from Galilee, even unto this place."
But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man
were a Galilæan. And when he knew that he was of
Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him unto Herod, who himself
also was at Jerusalem in these days.
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Jesus Before Herod.
Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad;
for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because
he had heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some
miracle done by him. And he questioned him in many
words; but he answered him nothing. And the chief
priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him.
And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and
mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent
him back to Pilate.
And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other
that very day: for before they were at enmity between
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The Trial Before Pilate Resumed.
And Pilate called together the chief priests and the
rulers and the people, and said unto them, "Ye brought
unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people: and
behold, I, having examined him before you, found no fault
in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back unto us; and
behold, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him.
I will therefore chastise him, and release him."
Now at the feast the governor was wont to release unto
the multitude one prisoner, whom they would. And they
had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas, lying bound
with them that had made insurrection, men who in the
insurrection had committed murder. And the multitude[Pg 48] went up and began to ask him to do as he was wont to do
And Pilate answered them, saying, "Will ye that I release
unto you the King of the Jews?" For he perceived
that for envy the chief priests had delivered him up.
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the
multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy
But the governor answered and said unto them, "Which
of the two will ye that I release unto you?"
And they said, "Barabbas."
Pilate saith unto them, "What then shall I do unto
Jesus who is called Christ?"
They all say, "Let him be crucified."
And he said unto them a third time, "Why, what evil
hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in
him: I will therefore chastise and release him."
Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
And the soldiers led him away within the court, which
is the Prætorium; and they call together the whole band.
And they stripped him, and arrayed him in a purple
garment. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it
upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they
kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying: "Hail,
King of the Jews!" and they struck him with their hands.
And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote
him upon the head.
And Pilate went out again, and saith unto them, "Behold,
I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I
find no crime in him."
Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns
and the purple garment. And Pilate saith unto them, "Behold,
When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw
him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify him, crucify him!"
Pilate saith unto them, "Take him yourselves, and crucify
him: for I find no crime in him."
The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that
law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son
When Pilate therefore heard this saying, he was the
more afraid; and he entered into the Prætorium again,
and saith unto Jesus, "Whence art thou?"
But Jesus gave him no answer.
Pilate therefore saith unto him, "Speakest thou not
unto me? Knowest thou not that I have power to release
thee, and have power to crucify thee?"
Jesus answered him, "Thou wouldest have no power
against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore
he that delivered me unto thee hath greater sin."
Upon this Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews
cried out, saying, "If thou release this man, thou art not
Cæsar's friend: every one that maketh himself a king
speaketh against Cæsar."
When Pilate therefore heard these words, he brought
Jesus out, and sat down on the judgment-seat at a place
called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
And while he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife
sent unto him, saying, "Have thou nothing to do with
that righteous man; for I have suffered many things
this day in a dream because of him."
Now it was the Preparation of the passover: it was
about the sixth hour. And he saith unto the Jews, "Behold,
They therefore cried out, "Away with him, away with
him, crucify him!"
Pilate saith unto them, "Shall I crucify your King?"
The chief priests answered, "We have no king but
So when Pilate saw that he prevailed nothing, but[Pg 50] rather that a tumult was arising, he took water, and
washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent
of the blood of this righteous man; see ye to it."
And all the people answered and said, "His blood be
on us, and on our children."
And they were urgent with loud voices asking that he
might be crucified. And their voices prevailed.
And Pilate, wishing to content the multitude, gave sentence
that what they asked for should be done. And he
released unto them Barabbas, him that for insurrection
and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked
for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
And when they had mocked him, they took off from
him the robe, and put on him his garments, and led him
away to crucify him.
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The Sorrowful Way.
They took Jesus therefore: and he went out, bearing
the cross for himself.
And as they came out, they laid hold upon one Simon
of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, who was
passing by, coming from the country; him they compelled
to go with them, and laid on him the cross, that
he might bear it after Jesus.
And there followed him a great multitude of the people,
and of women who 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 which
they shall say, 'Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that
never bare, and the breasts that 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 the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?"
And there were also two others, malefactors, led with
him to be put to death.
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And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha,
that is to say, The place of a skull, they gave him wine to
drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, he
would not drink.
There they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on
the right hand and the other on the left.
And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know
not what they do."
And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross.
And there was written:
Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.
This title therefore read many of the Jews, for the place
where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city; and it
was written in Hebrew, and in Latin, and in Greek.
The chief priests of the Jews therefore said to Pilate,
"Write not, 'The King of the Jews,' but that he said, 'I
am King of the Jews.'"
Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written."
The soldiers therefore, when they had crucified Jesus,
took his garments and made four parts, to every soldier
a part; and also the coat: now the coat was without
seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore
one to another, "Let us not rend it, but cast lots for
it, whose it shall be": that the scripture might be fulfilled,
"They parted my garments among them,
And upon my vesture did they cast lots."
These things therefore the soldiers did; and they sat
and watched him there.
And the people stood beholding.
And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their
heads, and saying, "Thou that destroyest the temple, and
buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son
of God, come down from the cross."
In like manner also, the chief priests mocking him, with
the scribes and elders, said, "He saved others; himself he
cannot save. Let the Christ, the King of Israel, now come
down from the cross, that we may see and believe. He
trusteth on God; let him deliver him now, if he desireth
him: for he said, I am the Son of God."
And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on
him, saying, "Art not thou the Christ? Save thyself
But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Dost
thou not even 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 done nothing
amiss." And he said, "Jesus, remember me when
thou comest in thy kingdom."
And he said unto him, "Verily I say unto thee, To-day
shalt thou be with me in Paradise."
But there were standing by the cross of Jesus his
mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas,
and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his
mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he
saith unto his mother, "Woman, behold thy son!"
Then saith he to the disciple, "Behold thy mother!"
And from that hour the disciple took her unto his owns
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness
over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the
ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachthani?" which is, being interpreted, "My God, my
God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
And some of them that stood by, when they heard it,
said, "Behold, he calleth Elijah."
After this, Jesus, knowing that all things are now finished,
that the scripture might be accomplished, saith, "I thirst."
There was set there a vessel full of vinegar: so they
put a sponge full of the vinegar upon hyssop, and brought
it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the
vinegar, he said, "It is finished."
And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into
thy hands I commend my spirit," and having said this,
he gave up the ghost.
And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two
from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake;
and the rocks were rent; and the tombs were opened;
and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were
raised; and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection
they entered into the holy city and appeared
Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching
Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things
that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, "Truly this
was the Son of God."
And all the multitudes that came together to this sight,
when they beheld the things that were done, returned
smiting their breasts. And many women were there beholding
from afar, who had followed Jesus from Galilee,
ministering unto him; among whom was Mary Magdalene,
and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the
mother of the sons of Zebedee.
The Jews therefore, because it was the Preparation, that
the bodies should not remain on the cross upon the sabbath
(for the day of that sabbath was a high day), asked
of Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they
might be taken away.
The soldiers therefore came, and brake the legs of the[Pg 54] first, and of the other that was crucified with him: but
when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already,
they brake not his legs; howbeit one of the soldiers
with a spear pierced his side, and straightway there
came out blood and water. And he that hath seen hath
borne witness, and his witness is true: and he knoweth
that he saith true, that ye also may believe. For these
things came to pass, that the scripture might be fulfilled,
"A bone of him shall not be broken." And again another
scripture saith, "They shall look on him whom they pierced."
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And after these things, when even was come, there came
a rich man from Arimathæa, named Joseph, a councillor
of honorable estate, a disciple of Jesus, but secretly
for fear of the Jews; and he boldly went in unto Pilate
and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled
if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion,
he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the
corpse to Joseph.
He came therefore, and took away his body. And there
came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to him by
night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a
hundred pounds. So they took the body of Jesus, and
bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of
the Jews is to bury.
Now in the place where he was crucified there was a
garden: and in the garden a new tomb wherein was never
man yet laid. There then because of the Jews' Preparation
(for the tomb was nigh at hand), they laid Jesus;
and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses
beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid. And they
returned, and prepared spices and ointments.
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SATURDAY—THE DAY OF SILENCE AND
The Watch at the Tomb.
Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation,
the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered
together unto Pilate, saying, "Sir, we remember that that
deceiver said while he was yet alive, 'After three days I
rise again.' Command therefore that the sepulchre be
made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come
and steal him away, and say unto the people, 'He is risen
from the dead,' and the last error will be worse than the
Pilate said unto them, "Ye have a guard: go, make it
as sure as ye can."
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the
stone, the guard being with them.
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SUNDAY—THE DAY OF RESURRECTION.
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel
of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled
away the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was as
lightning, and his raiment white as snow: and for fear of
him the watchers did quake, and became as dead men.
The Empty Tomb.
Now on the first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene
early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and seeth
the stone taken away from the tomb. She runneth therefore,
and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple
whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, "They have taken
away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where
they have laid him."
Peter therefore went forth, and the other disciple, and
they went toward the tomb. And they ran both together:
and the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the
tomb; and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen
cloths lying; yet entered he not in.
Simon Peter therefore also cometh, following him, and
entered into the tomb: and he beholdeth the linen cloths
lying, and the napkin, that was upon his head, not lying
with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself.
Then entered in therefore the other disciple also, who
came first to the tomb, and he saw, and believed. For as
yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again
from the dead. So the disciples went away again unto
their own home.
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The Appearance to Mary.
But Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping:
so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb;
and she beholdeth two angels in white sitting, one at the
head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had
lain. And they say unto her, "Woman, why weepest
She saith unto them, "Because they have taken away
my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him."
When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and
beholdeth Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
Jesus saith unto her, "Woman, why weepest thou?
Whom seekest thou?"
She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him,
"Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou
hast laid him, and I will take him away."
Jesus saith unto her, "Mary."
She turneth herself, and saith unto him in Hebrew,
"Rabboni"; which is to say, "Teacher."
Jesus saith to her, "Touch me not; for I am not yet
ascended unto the Father; but go unto my brethren, and
say to them, 'I ascend unto my Father, and your Father,
and my God and your God.'"
Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the disciples, "I
have seen the Lord"; and that he had said these things
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The Appearance to the Women.
And the women which had come with him out of Galilee
came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they
had prepared. And they were saying among themselves,
"Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the
tomb?" and looking up, they see that the stone is rolled
back: for it was exceeding great. And entering into[Pg 58] the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side,
arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And
he saith unto them, "Be not amazed: ye seek Jesus, the
Nazarene, who hath been crucified; he is risen; he is
not here: behold, the place where they laid him! But go,
tell his disciples and Peter, 'He goeth before you into
Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.'"
And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and
great joy, and ran to bring his disciples word.
And behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All hail." And
they came and took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.
Then saith Jesus unto them, "Fear not: go tell my
brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there shall they
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Report of the Watch.
Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard
came into the city, and told unto the chief priests all the
things that were come to pass. And when they were
assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they
gave much money unto the soldiers, saying, "Say ye, 'His
disciples came by night, and stole him away while we
slept.' And if this come to the governor's ears, we will
persuade him, and rid you of care."
So they took the money and did as they were taught:
and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and
continueth until this day.
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The Appearance at Emmaus.
And behold, two of them were going that very day to
a village named Emmaus, which was three-score furlongs
from Jerusalem. And they communed with each other of
all these things which had happened.
And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned
together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went[Pg 59] with them. But their eyes were holden that they should
not know him.
And he said unto them, "What communications are
these that ye have one with another, as ye walk?"
And they stood still, looking sad. And one of them,
named Cleopas, answering, said unto him, "Dost thou alone
sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things which are
come to pass there in these days?"
And he said unto them, "What things?"
And they said unto him, "The things concerning Jesus
the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and
word before God, and all the people: and how the chief
priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned
to death, and crucified him. But we hoped that it was
he who should redeem Israel. Yea, and besides all this,
it is now the third day since these things came to pass.
Moreover, certain women of our company amazed us, having
been early at the tomb; and when they found not
his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a
vision of angels, who said that he was alive. And certain
of them that were with us went to the tomb, and found it
even so as the women had said: but him they saw not."
And he said unto them, "O foolish men, and slow of
heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Behooved
it not the Christ to suffer these things, and to
enter into his glory?"
And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets,
he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things
And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were
going: and he made as though he would go further. And
they constrained him, saying, "Abide with us; for it is
toward evening, and the day is now far spent."
And he went in to abide with them. And it came to
pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took[Pg 60] the bread and blessed; and breaking it, he gave to them.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he
vanished out of their sight.
And they said one to another, "Was not our heart burning
within us, while he spake to us in the way, while he
opened to us the scriptures?"
And they rose up that very hour, and returned to Jerusalem,
and found the eleven gathered together, and them
that were with them, saying, "The Lord is risen indeed,
and hath appeared to Simon." And they rehearsed the
things that happened in the way, and how he was known
of them in the breaking of the bread.
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The Appearance to the Disciples.
When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first
day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the
disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood
in the midst and saith unto them, "Peace be unto you."
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed
that they beheld a spirit. And he said unto them, "Why
are ye troubled? and wherefore do questionings arise in
your heart? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself:
handle me, and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and
bones, as ye behold me having."
And when he had said this, he showed them his hands
and his feet.
And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered,
he said unto them, "Have ye here anything to eat?"
And they gave him a piece of broiled fish. And he
took it, and ate before them.
Jesus therefore said to them again, "Peace be unto you:
as the Father hath sent me, even so send I you." And
when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith
unto them, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit: whose soever
sins ye forgive, they are forgiven unto them; whose
soever sins ye retain, they are retained."
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AFTER THE RESURRECTION DAY.
The Appearance to the Disciples and to Thomas.
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was
not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples
therefore said unto him, "We have seen the Lord."
But he said unto them, "Except I shall see in his hands
the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of
the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and
Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut,
and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace be unto you."
Then saith he to Thomas, "Reach hither thy finger, and
see my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and put it into
my side: and be not faithless, but believing."
Thomas answered and said unto him, "My Lord and my
Jesus saith unto him, "Because thou hast seen me, thou
hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and
yet have believed."
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The Appearance to the Seven by the Sea.
After these things Jesus manifested himself again to
the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and he manifested
himself on this wise. There were together Simon Peter,
and Thomas called Didymus and Nathanael of Cana in
Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his
Simon Peter saith unto them, "I go a fishing."
They say unto him, "We also come with thee."
They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that
night they took nothing. But when day was now breaking,[Pg 62] Jesus stood on the beach: yet the disciples knew not
that it was Jesus.
Jesus therefore saith unto them, "Children, have ye
aught to eat?"
They answered him, "No."
And he said unto them, "Cast the net on the right side
of the boat, and ye shall find."
They cast therefore, and now they were not able to
draw it for the multitude of fishes.
That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto
Peter, "It is the Lord." So when Simon Peter heard
that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he
was naked), and cast himself into the sea.
But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they
were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits
off), dragging the net full of fishes.
So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of
coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith
unto them, "Bring of the fish which ye have now taken."
Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to
land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three;
and for all there were so many, the net was not rent.
Jesus saith unto them, "Come and break your fast."
And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, "Who
art thou?" knowing that it was the Lord.
Jesus cometh, and taketh the bread, and giveth them,
and the fish likewise.
This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested
to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon
Peter, "Simon, son of John, lovest thou me more
He saith unto him, "Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I
He saith unto him, "Feed my lambs."
He saith unto him again a second time, "Simon, son of
John, lovest thou me?"
He saith unto him, "Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I
He saith unto him, "Tend my sheep."
He saith unto him the third time, "Simon, son of John,
lovest thou me?"
Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third
time, "Lovest thou me?" And he said unto him, "Lord,
thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee."
Jesus saith unto him, "Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I
say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst
thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest; but when
thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and
another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou
Now this he spake, signifying by what manner of death
he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he
saith unto him, "Follow me."
Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus
loved following; who also leaned back on his breast at
the supper, and said, "Lord, who is he that betrayeth
thee?" Peter therefore seeing him saith to Jesus, "Lord,
and what shall this man do?"
Jesus saith unto him, "If I will that he tarry till I come,
what is that to thee? Follow thou me."
This saying therefore went forth among the brethren,
that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto
him, that he should not die, but, "If I will that he tarry
till I come, what is that to thee?"
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The Appearance to the Eleven on the Mountain.
The eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain
where Jesus had appointed them. And when they
saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And[Pg 64] Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, "All authority
hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.
Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with
you always, even unto the end of the world."
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The Last Appearance and Ascension.
And he said unto them, "These are my words which
I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things
must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of
Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me."
Then opened he their mind, that they might understand
the scriptures; and he said unto them, "Thus it is written,
that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the
dead the third day; and that repentance and remission of
sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations,
beginning from Jerusalem. Ye are witnesses of these
things. And behold, I send forth the promise of my
Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be
clothed with power from on high."
And he led them out until they were over against
Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted
from them, and was carried up into heaven. And they
worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great
joy: and were continually in the temple, blessing God.
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Many other signs therefore did Jesus in the presence
of the disciples, which are not written in this
book: but these are written, that ye may believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing
ye may have life in his name.
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