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sus faid, Verily I say unto you, one of you, which eateth with me ...all betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him,

ne by one, Is it I? And another said is it I? And he answered and Lid unto them, It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the Lith. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but :: 0 to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed: good were it for that man if he had never been born. And as they did eat, Jefus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and id, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the

cup, and when :: had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 1.ad he faid unto them, This is my blood of the new teftament, which is shed for many.

Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, tuntil that day that I drink it new : the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus faith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep fhalĩ be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into (Galilee. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. And Jesus faith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, I If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewife also faid they all.

He will fhew you a large upper Room furnished, That fufferings were predetermined of God, and that he is spread with a carpet, and having couches placed to lie fübmitted voluntarily to them. upon at fupper : for the Eafterns did not fit at table as + Until that day that I drink it new in the Kingdom we do, but lay on couches called Triclinia, because they of God, i. e. till after my resurretion. commonly contained three persons. These orders from i If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any our Saviour concerning the Paliover, plainly thew that wife. As St Mark's Gofpel i comunaly reported to be foreknew all things that should

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how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast-day, left there be an uproar of the people. And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster-box of ointment of spikenard, very precious, and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had indig nation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment' made ? for it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor: and they murmured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone, why trouble you her ? * she hath wrought a good work on me. For

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always, and whensoever ye will, ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I fay unto you, Wheresover this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. And Judas Ifcariot one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. † And he fought how he might conveniently betray him. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the paffover, his disciples faid unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the pasfover? And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and faith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wherefoever he shall go in, say ye to the good-man of the house, The master faith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I

* She hath rurcught a good Work, &c. This shews das's intention of delivering up his Master, seems to that works of charity are not so to be attended to, as have arifen from an insatiable avatice, and a wilful to forget the offices of piety and religion. For tho'opposition to the course of Providence, hoping perhaps Almfgiving is an important Chriftian Duty; yet he that by putting Jesus into the hands of the Grandees, who neglects the religious worship, and service of Al he would be laid under a necessity to prove himself to be mighty God, will foon he in great danger of omitting the Messiah : thinking that if they should yield to thole duties which he owes to his neighbour, shrough Christ's arguments, the whole nation would imniediately want of a proper principle.

submit, and the Disciples railed forthwith to the height t And he jough: bow he might conveniently, &c. Jue of their expectations,

shall eat the passover with my disciples ? And * he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared, there make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had faid unto them: and they made ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. And as they sat, and did eat, Jesus faid, Verily I say unto you, one of you, which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him, one by one, Is it I? And another faid is it I? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed : good were it for that man if he had never been born. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and faid, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them. This is my blood of the new teftament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, t until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus faith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go

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into Galilee. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended; yet will not I. And Jefus faith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he fpake the more vehemently, $ If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewife also said they all.

* He will fhew you a large upper Room furnished, That sufferings were predetermined of God, and that he is spread with a carpet, and having couches placed to lie submitted voluntarily to them. upon at fupper : for the Easterns did not fit at table as + Until that day that I drink it new in the Kingdom we do, but lay on couches called Triclinia, because they of God, i. e. till after my resurretion, commonly contained three perfons. These orders from If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any our Saviour concerning the Passover, plainly thew that wife. As St Mark's Gofpel is commonly reported to be foreknew all things that thould befall him that his have been wrote under the direction of St. Peter: The

And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane : and he faith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy, and faith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death; tarry 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 from him. And he said, Abba, Father; all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh and findeth them sleeping, and faith unto Peter, $ Simon, Sleepest thou? couldest not thouwatch one hour? Watch ye and pray, left ye enter into temptation: The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. And when he returned, he found them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy) neither wist they what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, and faith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your reft : it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of finners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders. And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that fame is he; take him, and lead him away fafely. : And as soon as account of this denial of Jesus here, is a remarkable “ thy Master's forrows ? Thou who so lately boastedft of proof of his humility and sincerity. For, had he been " thy courage and constancy in my service.” Had otherwise disposed, it would have been very natural for Peter awoke, during this reproach, it surely must have him rather to have concealed a circumstance so morti. pierced him to the heart.-But who must not be touched fying to human pride but, initead of being silent on with the kind and compaflionate excuse which our this head, he r«lates this event with some aggravating Lord makes amidst all his afflictions, for the frailty and particulars not mentioned by the other Evangelists. 'weakness of his Disciples ! The Spirit truly is ready but Such, for instance, is his being so very positive in his refo-, the Flesh is weak. As if he had said, "I know very well lution of not denying his Master; of which we have no " that your professions were fincere for my service : reason to doubt ofthe fincerity : yet they are a lament " but, alas ! it is too plain, (such is human weakness) able proof of the want of self-knowledge.

" that unless good resolutions be improved and con9 Simon, seepest thou ? could'A not thou watch one hour?“ firmed by watchfulness and prayer, they will soon fall Asif he said, “O Peter, Is thy attention to my welfare “ to the ground." 4 fo foon wearied out ? Doft thou neep regardless of

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