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time, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the holy spirit. Now the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and children will rise up against their parents, and will cause them to be put to death. And ye will be hated by all men for the sake of my name; but whosoever endureth unto the end, he shall be preserved. “But when ye see the abomination of desolation * standing where it ought not, (let him who readeth consider,) then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains: and let not him that is on the house-top go down into the house, nor enter to take any thing out of his house. Nor let him that is in the field turn back to take up his mantle. But alas for them that are with child, and for them that give suck in those days ' And pray that your flight be not in winter. For in those days will be affliction, such as hath not been from the beginning of the creation which God created, unto this time; nor will be. And unless the Lord should shorten those days, no man could be preserved: but because of the elect whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days. “And then, if any man say to you, ‘Lo, here is Christ;" or, Lo, there;’ believe him not. For false Christs and false prophets will rise, and will f propose signs and wonders, to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: lo, I have foretold you all things. “But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light; and the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds with great power and
* desolating abomination, N. The other is more literal. It signifies the hateful standard of a desolating army. R. T. adds, “spoken of by Daniel the prophot.” These words are omitted in the Vat. and Camb, MSS.
f will show, N.
glory. And then he will send his messengers", and will
Ch. xiv. Now after two days was the passover, and the feast
of unleavened bread: and the chief-priests and the scribes sought how they might apprehend Jesus by craft, and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast; lest there be a disturbance among the people.”
* angels, N. + elect, N.
: “Nor the Son.” Ambrose cites MSS which omit this clause, and complains that it was introduced by the Arians. But all MSS. and versions now extant retain it, and it is cited by early writers. It proves that Christ is not God, because his knowledge is
limited. Nor can it be inferred from the climax that he is a superangelic being. All
the instruments by which divine providence executes its purposes are called angels. And angels are represented as ministers of Christ and subject to his orders at the destruction of Jerusalem. Prophets are said to do what they are commissioned to predict. See Jer. i. 10. Thus Christ is said to have destroyed Jerusalem, and angels are represented as acting under him, when perhaps nothing more is intended than that Christ predicted the event which God in the course of his providence brought to pass.
And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon called the leper, as he was at table, a woman came having an alabaster-box of the balsam of spikenard” which was very costly ; and she brake open the box, and poured it out upon his head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, “Why is this waste of the ointment made 2 For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor.” And they murmured against her. But Jesus said, “Suffer her: why do ye trouble her ? she hath done a good deed toward me. For ye have the poor with you always; and, whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could : she hath anointed my body beforehand for its embalming. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also which she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her.”
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief-priests, to deliver him up unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give
him money. And he sought how he might conveniently
deliver Jesus up. And the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples say unto him, “Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover ?” And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, “Go into the city, and a
man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water: follow
him. And wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the owner of the house, “The Teachert saith, Where is the guestchamber, in which I may eat the passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room fur
* very costly ointment of liquid nard, and she shook the box, N. See Campbell. + N. m. Master, N. t.
nished": there make ready for us.” And his disciples went, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. And when it was evening, he cometh with the twelve. And as they were at table, and were eating, Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, One of you, even one that eateth with me, will deliver me up.” And they began to be grieved, and to say unto him one by one, “Is it I?” and another said, “Is it I?” And he [answered and said unto them, “It is one of the twelve, who dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man goeth indeed, as it is written of him : but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up ! good were it for that man if he had not been bornt.” And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave it to them, and said, “Taket; this is my body.” And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them: and all drank of it. And he said unto them, “This is my blood of the [new] covenant, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I shalldrink no more of the produce of the vine, until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they had recited a hymn $, they went out to the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, “All of you will offend [because of me on this night]: for it it written, ‘I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered abroad.” But, after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.” Then Peter said unto him, “Even though all others shall offend, yet will not I.” And Jesus saith unto him, “Verily I say unto thee, that to-day, even on this night, before the cock crow twice, thou thyself wilt deny
* “ and prepared,” N. and R.T. This word is wanting in the Alex. and other MSS. and Dr. Newcome in his note conjectures that it is a marginal gloss. + Some would render the clause, “good were it for him (viz. Judas) if that man (viz. the Son of man) had not been born.” Theol. Repos. vol. v. p. 288. f “Take, eat,” R. T. $ when they had used an hymn, N. See Campbell.
me thrice.” But he spake still the more vehemently, “If I must die with thee, I will no wise deny thee.”. And thus said all likewise. And they come to a place which was named Gethsemané; and he saith to his disciples, “Sit ye here, while I shall pray.” And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be greatly astonished, and to be full of anguish. And he saith unto them, “My soul is very sorrowful unto death: remain 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 to thee; take away this cup from me: yet not what I will, but what thou wilt.” And he cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, “Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye, and pray; that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing; but the flesh is weak.” And again he went away, and prayed, speaking the same words. And when he returned, he found them sleeping again; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is done”: the hour is come : behold, the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go : behold, he who delivereth me up draweth near.” And immediately, while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas, who was one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief-priests, and the scribes, and the elders. Now he who delivered Jesus up had given them a token, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he apprehend him, and lead him away safely.” And when he was come, immediately he went near to Jesus, and saith, “Master, Master;” and
* Or, Do ye still sleep and take your rest? it is enough. See W. I