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dispose' to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom: that you may eat and drink at my taa ble in my kingdom; and may sit upon thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheát. But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not: and thou. being once converted, confirm thy brethren. - Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee bçth into prison, and to death. And he said : I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, till thou thrice deniest that thou knowest me. And he said to them: When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, did you want any thing? But they said: Nothing. Then said he to them: But now he that hath a purse, let him take it. and likewise a scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his coat and buy one. For I say to you, that this that is written must yet be fulfilled in me, “ And he was reckoned among the wicked :' for the things · concerning me have an end. But they said: Lord, here are two swords. And he said to them: It is enough. And going out he went according to his custom to the mount of Olives. And his disciples also followerl him. And when he was come to the place, he said to them: Pray, lest you enter into temptation. And he was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast; and kneeling down he prayed saying: Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice from me; but yet not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as drops of blood trickling down upon the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow. And he said to them: Why sleep you? Arise, pray, lest you enter into temptation. As he was yet speak. ing, behold a multitude: and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of Man with a kiss! And they that were about him, seeing what would follow, said to him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword? And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. But Je sus answering, said: Suffer, ye thus far. And when he had touched his ear, he healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priests and magistrates of the temple, and the ancients that were come to him: Are yon come out, as it were against a thief, with swords and clubs? When I was daily, with you in the temple, you, did not stretch forth your hands against me, but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest's house: but Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of them. Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at the light, and had earnestly beheld him, she said: This man also was with hiin. But he denied, saying: Woman, I kuow him not. And after a little while, another seeing him, saiu a Thou also art one of them. But Peter said: 0 man, I am not. And after the space as it were of one hour, another certaiu mau affirmed, saying: Of a truth this man was also with him: for he is also a Galilean. Aud Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. d And immediately as he was yet speaking, the cock crew. And the Lord turning looked on Peter And Peter remembered the words of the Lord, as he had said: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter going out wepi bitterly. And the men that held him, moeked! kim, and struck him. And they blindfoldel hima and smote him on the face. And they asked him


saying : Prophesy, who is it that struck theéP And Blaspheming, many other things they said against him. And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the people, and the chief priests, and scribes, came töd gether, and they brought him into their couneil, saying: If thou be the Christ, tell us, "Ana he said to them: If I shall tell you, you will riot believe me, and If I shall also ask you, you will not answer meg nor let me go. But hereafter the Son of Man shall be sitting on the right hand of the power of God. Then said they all: Art thou the Son of God? And he said: You say that I am." And they said : What need we any further testimony? For ourselves have heard it from his own mouth(Chap. xxi. And the whole multitude of them rose up, and led him away to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, say ing: We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, and saying that he is Christ the King. And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the kng of the Jews? But he ani swening said: Thou sayest it. But Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitude: I find no cause in this man. But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place. But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee? And when he understood that he was of Herods jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who himself was also at Jerusalem in those days. And Herod seeing Jesus was very glad, for he was desirous of a long time to see him, becatise he had heard many things of him and he hoped to see some sign wrought by him. And he questioned him with many words. But he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly accusing him. And Herod with his army

et him at nonght, and mocked him, putting on him a'white garment, and sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate were made friends that same day: for before they were enemies to one another. Then Pilate calling together the chief priests, and the magistrates, and the people, said to them: You have brought this man to me as one that perverteth the people, and behold 1, having exam. ined him before you, find no cause in this man touchcing those things wherein you accuse him. No, nor Herod neither. For I sent you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done to him. I will chastise him therefore and release him. Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the the feast day. But the whole multitude together cried out at once, saying: Away with this inan, and release unto us Barabbas, who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for a murder, was cast into prison. And Pilate again spoke to them, desirmg to release Jesus. But they cried out again, saying: Crucify him, crucify him. And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore, and let him go. But they were instant with loud voices requiring that he might be cruci

fied: and their voices prevailed. And Pilate gave -sentence that it should be as they required. And - he released unto them him who for murder and sedition had been cast into prison, whom they had desired: but Jesus he delivered up to their will. And as they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country: and they "laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus. And there followed him a great multitude of people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. · But : Jesus turuing to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me, but weep for yout. selves, and for your children. For behold the days shall come, wherein they will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck. Then shall they

begin to say to the mountains : Fall upon us : and to the hills, cover us. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry? And there were also two other malefactors led with him, to be put to death. And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there; and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they dividing his garments cast lots. And the people stood beholding, and the rulers with them derided hirn, saying: He saved others, let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself, And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF THE Jews. And one of those robbers who were hanged, blasphemed hiin, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing thou art uuder the same colidemnation: And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds ; but this man hath done no evil. And he said to Je. sus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom, And Jesus said to him; Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in paradise. And it was almost the sixth hour; and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened; and the veil of the tem. ple was rent in the midst. And Jesus crying with a Joud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost *. Now the centurion seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Indeed this was a just nian. And all the multitude of them that were come together to " Here all kneel, and pause,

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