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widows under the pretence of long|dom, and there shall be earthprayer: these shall receive greater quakes in divers places, and fajudgment.

mines. These things are the be41 And Jesus sitting over against ginning of sorrows. the treasury, beheld how the people 9 But look to yourselves. For cast money into the treasury, and they shall deliver you up io counmany that were rich cast in much. cils,and in the synagogues you shall

42 And there came a certain be beaten, and you shall stand be. poor widow, and she cast in two fore governors and kings for my mites, which make a farthing. sake, for a testimony unto them.

43 And calling his disciples toge 10 And unto all nations the gosther, he saith to them : Amen I say pel must first be preached. to you, this poor widow hath cast 11 And when they shall lead you in more than all they who have cast and deliver you up, be not thoughtinto the treasury.

ful before-hand what you shall 44 For all they did cast in of their speak; but whatsoever shall be abundance; but she, of her want given you in that hour, that speak cast in all she had, even her whole ye. For it is not you that speak, living.

but the Holy Ghost. CHAP. XIII.

12 And the brother shall betray Christ foretells the destruction of the his brother unto death, and the fatemple.

ther his son; and the children shall ND as he was going out of the rise up against the parents, and saith to him : Master, behold what 13 And you shall be hated by manner of stones, and what build- all men for my name's sake. But ings are here.

he that shall endure unto the end, 2 And Jesus answering, said to he shall be saved. him: Seest thou all these great 14 And when you shall see the buildings ? There shall not be left abomination of desolation, standing a stone upon a stone, that shall not where it ought not : he that readbe thrown down.

eth, let him understand : then let 3 And as he sat on the mount of them that are in Judea, flee unto Olivet over against the temple, Pe- the mountains : ter and James and John and An 15 And let him that is on the drew asked him apart :

house-top, not go down into the 4 Tell us, when shall these things house nor enter therein to take any be ? and what shall be the sign thing out of the house : when all these things shall begin to

16 And let him that shall be in be fulfilled.

the field, not turn back to take up 5 And JEsus answering, began his garment. to say to them, Take heed lest any 17 And wo to them that are with man deceive you.

child, and that give suck in those 6 For many shall come in my days. name saying I am he : and they 18 But pray ye, that these things shall deceive many.

happen not in winter, 7 And when you shall hear of 19 For in those days shall be wars and rumours of wars, fear ye such tribulations as were not from not. For such things must needs the beginning of the creation which be, but the end is not yet. God created until now, neither shall

8 For nation shall rise against be. pation, and kingdom against king-1 20 And unless the Lord had

ened, and the moon shall not give N of the razy ms was after two

shortened the days, no flesh should 34 Even as a man who going into be saved: but for the sake of the a far country, left his house ; and elect which he hath chosen, he gave authority to his servants over hath shortened the days.

every work, and commanded the 21 And then if any man shall porter to watch. say to you, Lo, here is Christ; lo, 35 Watch ye therefore (for you he is here : do not believe.

know not when the lord of the house 22 For there will rise up false cometh : at even, or at midnight, christs and false prophets, and they or at the cock crowing, or in the shall shew signs and wonders, to morning.) seduce (if it were possible) even the 36 Lest coming on a sudden, he elect.

find you sleeping: 23 Take you heed therefore; be 37 And what I


to you I say hold I have foretold you all things. to all : Watch. 24 But in those days, after that

CHAP. XIV. tribulation, the sun shall be dark- The history of the passion of Christ.

feast of , her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall days : and the chief priests and the be falling down, and the powers, scribes sought how they might by that are in heaven, shall be moved. some wile lay hold on him, and kill

26 And then shall they see the him." Son of man coming in the clouds, 2 But they said: Not on the feswith great power and glory. tival day, lest there should be a

27 And then shall he send his tumult among the people. angels, and shall gather together 3 And when he was in Bethania his elect from the four winds, from in the house of Simon the leper, the uttermost part of the earth to and was at meat, there came a wothe uttermost part of heaven. man having an alabaster box of

28 Now of 'the fig-tree learn ye ointment of precious spikenard : a parable. When the branch thereof and breaking the alabaster box she is now tender, and the leaves are poured it out upon his head. come forth, you know that summer 4 Now there were some that had is very near

indignation within themselves, and 29 So you also when you shall said : Why was this waste of the see these things come to pass, ointment made ? know ye that it is very nigh, even 5 For this ointment might have at the doors.

been sold for more than three 30 Amen I say to you, that this hundred pence, and given to the generation shall not pass, until all poor. And they murmured against these things be done.

her. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass 6 But Jesus sai1 : Let her alone, away, but my word shall not pass why do you molest her? She hath away.

wrought a good work upon me. 32 But of that day or hour no 7 For the poor you have always man knoweth, neither the angels in with you; and whensoever you heaven nor the Son, but the Father. will, you may do them good; but

33 'Take ye heed, watch, and pray. me you have not always. For ye know not when the time is. 8 What she had, she hath done;

Ver. 32. Nor the Son. Not that the Son of God is absolutely ignorant of the day of judg ment; but that he knoweth it not, as our teacher, é, e, he knowoth it not so as to teach it to Ha, as not being expedient.

she is come beforehand to anoint of man shall be betrayed. It were my body for the burial.

better for him, if that man had not 9 Amen 1 say to you, whereso- been born. ever this gospel shall be preached 22 And whilst they were eating, in the whole world, that also which JESUS took bread : and blessing she hath done, shall be told for a broke, and gave to them, and said: memorial of her.

Take ye, this is my body. 10 And Judas Iscariot one of the 23 And having taken the chalice, twelve, went to the chief priests, giving thanks he gave it to them. to betray him to them.

And they all drank of it. 11 Who hearing it were glad ; 24 And he said to them: This is and they promised him they would my blood of the new testament, give him money. And he sought which shall be shed for many: how he might conveniently betray 25 Amen I say to you, that I him.

will drink no more of the fruit of the 12 Now on the first day of the vine, until that day when I shall unleavened bread when they sacri- drink it new in the kingdom of God. ficed the pasch, the disciples say to 26 And when they had said an him : Whither wilt thou that we go, hymn, they went forth to the mount and prepare for thee to eatthe pasch? of olives.

13 And he sendeth two of his 27 And JESUS saith to them : disciples, and saith to them: Go ye You will all be scandalized in my into the city; and there shall meet regard this night ; for it is written, you a man carrying a pitcher of I will strike the shepherd, and the water, follow him ;

sheep shall be dispersed. 14 And whithersoever he shall 28 But after I shall be risen again, go in, say to the master of the I will go before you into Galilee. house, The master saith, Where is

29 But Peter saith to him : Almy refectory, where I may eat the though all shall be scandalized in pasch with my disciples ?


yet not I. 15 And he will shew you a large 30 And JESUS saith to him : dining-room furnished ; and there Amen I say to thee, to-day even in prepare ye for us.

this night, before the cock crow 16 And his disciples went their twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. way, and came into the city; and 31 But he spoke the more vehethey found as he had told them, and mently: although I should die tothey prepared the pasch.

gether with thee, I will not deny 17 And when evening was come, thee. And in like manner also said he cometh with the twelve.

18 And when they were at table 32 And they come to a farm called and eating, Jesus saith : Amen I Gethsemani. And he saith to his say to you, one of you that eateth disciples: Sit you here, while I pray, with me shall betray me.

83 And he taketh Peter and 19 But they began to be sorrow- James and John with him; and he ful, and to say to him one by one : began to fear and to be heavy. Is it I ?

34 And he saith to them : My 20 Who saith to them : One of soul is sorrowful even unto death; the twelve, who dippeth with me stay you here and watch. his hand in the dish.

35 And when he was gone forward 21 And the Son of man indeed a little, he fell flat on the ground; goeth, as it is written of him : but and he prayed that if it might be, wo to that man by whom the Son the hour might pass from him:

they all.

88 And he salth: Abba, Father, |lay hands on me. Bat, that the all things are possible to thee, re- scriptures may be fulfilled move this chalice from me, but not 50 Then bis disciples leaving him, what I will, but what thou wilt.

all fled away. 37 And he cometh, and Tindeth 51 And a certain young man folthem sleeping. And he saith to Pe- lowed him having a linen cloth cast ter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst about his naked body; and they thou not watch one hour!

laid hold on him. 38 Watch ye, and pray that you 52 But he, casting off the linen enter not into temptation. The spi- cloth, fled from them naked. rit indeed is willing, but the flesh 53 And they brought Jesus to is weak.

the high-priest; and all the priests 39 And going away again, he and the scribes and the ancients asprayed, saying the same words. sembled together.

40 And when he returned he 54 And Peter followed him afar found them again asleep (for their off, even into the court of the higheyes were heavy) and they knew priest; and he sat with the servants not what to answer him.

at the fire, and warmed himself. 41 And he cometh the third time, 55 And the chief priests and all and saith to them: Sleep ye now, the council sought for evidence and take your rest. It is enough : against Jesus, that they might put the hour is come; behold the Son him to death, and found none. of man shall be betrayed into the 56 For many bore false witness hands of sinners.

against him, and their evidence 42 Rise up, let wego. Behold, were not agreeing. he that will betray me, is at hand. 57 And some rising up, bore

43 And while he was yet speak- false witness against him, saying: ing, cometh Judas Iscariot one of 58 We heard him say, I will dethe twelve, and with him a great stroy this temple made with hands, multitude with swords and staves, and within three days I will build from the chief priests and the scribes another not made with hands. and the ancients.

59 And their witness did not agree. 44 And he that betrayed him had 60 And the high-priest rising up given them a sign, saying : Whom- in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: soever I shall kiss, that is he, lay Answerest thou nothing to the hold on him, and lead him away things that are laid to thy charge carefully

by these men ? 45 And when he was come, im 61 But he held his peace and mediately going up to him, he saith: answered nothing. Again the highHail Rabbi : and he kissed him. priest asked him, and said to him

46 But they laid hands on him, Art thou the Christ the Son of the and held him,

blessed God ? 47 And one of them that stood by 62 And Jesus said to him:1 am. drawing a sword, struck a servant And you shall see the Son of man of the chief priest, and cut off his sitting on the right hand of the

power of God, and coming with the 48 And Jesus answering, said clouds of heaven. lo them: Are you come out as to a 63 Then the high-priest rending robber with swords and staves to his garments, saith : What need we apprehend me?

any farther witnesses ? 49 I was daily with you in the 64 You have heard the blasphemy. temple teaching, and you did not/What think you ? Who all con


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demned him to be guilty of death. thing; So that Pilate wondered. 65 And some began to spit on

6 Now on the festival day he was him, and to cover his face, and to wont to release unto them one of buffet him, and to say unto him : the prisoners, whomsoever they deProphesy : and the servants struck manded. him with the palms of their hands. 7 And there was one called Ba.

66 Now when Peter was in the rabbas, who was put in prison with court below, there cometh one of the some seditious men, who in the maid-servants of the high-priest. sedition had committed murder.

67 And when she had seen Peter 8 And when the multitude was warming himself, looking on him come up, they began to desire that she saith : Thou also wast with he would do, as he had ever done JESUS of Nazareth.

unto them. 68 But he denied, saying: 1 nei

9 And Pilate answered them, ther know nor understand what thou and said : Will you that I release sayest. And he went forth before to you the king of the Jews ? the court; and the cock crew. io For he knew that the chief

69 And again a maid-servant priests had delivered him up out of seeing him, began to say to the envy. standers by : This is one of them. 11 But the chief priests moved

70 But he denied again. And the people, that he should rather after a while they that stood by, release Barabbas to them. said again to Peter : Surely thou 12 And Pilate again answering, art one of them ; for thou art also saith to them : What will you then a Galilean.

that I do to king of the Jews ? 71 But he began to curse and to 13 But they again cried out : swear, saying, I know not this man Crucify him. of whom you speak.

14 And Pilate saith to them: Why, 72 And immediately the cock what evil hath he done? But they crew again. And Peter remember- cried out the more: Crucify him. ed the word that JESUS had said 15 And so Pilate being willing unto him : Before the cock crow to satisfy the people, released to twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. them Barabbas, and delivered up And he began to weep;

Jesus, when he had scourged him,

to be crucified. Continuation of the passion.

16 And the soldiers led him away ND straightway in the morning into the court of the palace, and sultation with the ancients and the 17 And they clothe him with scribes and the whole council, purple, and platting a crown of binding Jesus led him away, and thorns, they put it upon him. delivered him to Pilate.

18 And they began to salute 2 And Pilate asked him: Art thou him : Hail, king of the Jews. the king of the Jews? but he answer 19 And they struck his head ing, saith to him: Thou sayest it. with a reed: And they did spit on

3 And the chief priests accused him. And bowing their knees, they him in many things.

adored him. 4 And Pilate again asked him, 20 And after they had mocked saying: Answerest thou nothing : him, they took off the purple from behold in how many things they him, and put his own garments on accuse thee.

him, and they led him out to cru5 But JESUS still answered no-cify him.


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