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time, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the 12 holy spirit. Now the brother will deliver up the bro

ther to death, and the father the child : and children will

rise up against their parents, and will cause them to be 13 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. 14 “ But when ye see the abomination of desolation *

standing where it ought not, (let him who readeth con

sider,) then let those that are in Judea flee to the moun15 tains : and let not him that is on the house-top go down

into the house, nor enter to take any thing out of his 16 house. Nor let him that is in the field turn back to take 17 up his mantle. But alas for them that are with child, 18 and for them that give suck in those days ! And pray 19 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 20 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. 21 And then, if any man say to you, ‘Lo, here is 22 Christ;'or, · Lo, there ;' believe him not. For false

Christs and false prophets will rise, and will + propose

signs and wonders, to deceive, if it were possible, even 23 the elect. But take ye heed : lo, I have foretold you all

things. 24 “ But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will 25 be darkened, and the moon will not give her light; and

the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in 26 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 prophet.” These words are omitted in the Vat. and Camb. MSS.

t will show, N.

27 glory. And then he will send his messengers*, and will

gather together his chosent from the four winds, from the

end of the earth to the end of heaven. 28

“ But learn a parable from the fig-tree: When its branch is now tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know 29 that the summer is near: so likewise when ye see these

things accomplishing, know ye that the Son of man is 30 near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This ge

neration will not pass away, till all these things be ac31 complished. Heaven and earth will pass away: but my

words cannot pass away. 32 “ But of that day or hour none knoweth ; no, not the

angels that are in heaven, nor the Son I; but the Father. 33 Take heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not when the 34 time is. For the Son of man is as one going into another

country, who left his house, and gave authority to his

servants, and to every man his work, and commanded 35 the porter to watch. Watch therefore: for ye know not

when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at

midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning : 36 lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping. And what 37 I say unto you, I say unto all : Watch." 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 2 kill him. But they said, “ Not during the feast; lest there be a disturbance


the people."

* angels, N.

of elect, N. I “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 prores 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.

3. 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 4 it out upon his head. And there were some that had in

dignation within themselves, and said, Why is this 5 waste of the ointment made? For this ointment might

have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and

have been given to the poor.” And they murmured 6 against her. But Jesus said,

But Jesus said, “Suffer her: why do ye 7 trouble her? she hath done a good deed toward me. For ye have the


with you always; and, whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; but me ye have not always. 8 She hath done what she could : she hath anointed my 9 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." 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto 11 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. 12 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 13 mayest eat the passover ?" And he sendeth two of his dis

ciples, and saith unto them, “Go into the city, and a

man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water : follow 14 him. And wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the owner

of the house, “ The Teachert saith, Where is the guest

chamber, in which I may eat the passover with my dis15 ciples?' 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.

16 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. 17 And when it was evening, he cometh with the twelve. 18 And as they were at table, and were eating, Jesus said,

Verily I say unto you, One of you, even one that eateth 19 with me, will deliver me up.” And they began to be

grieved, and to say unto him one by one, “ Is it I?” and 20 another said, Is it I?" And he [answered and] said

unto them, It is one of the twelve, who dippeth with 21 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 born t." 22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed,

and brake it, and gave it to them, and said, “ Takef; 23 this is my body.” And he took the cup, and gave thanks, 24 and gave it to them: and all drank of it. And he said

unto them, “ This is my blood of the [new] covenant, 25 which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I shall drink

no more of the produce of the vine, until that day when 26 I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” And when they

had recited a hymn S, they went out to the mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus saith unto them, “All of you will offend [be

cause of me on this night]: for it it written, ‘I will smite

the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered abroad. 28 But, after I am risen, I will go before you into Gali29 lee." Then Peter said unto him, “ Even though all 30 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. | “Take, eat,” R. T.

when they had used an hymn, N. See Campbell


31 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. 32 And they come to a place which was named Gethse

mané; and he saith to his disciples, “ Sit ye here, while 33 I shall pray.” And he taketh with him Peter, and James,

and John, and began to be greatly astonished, and to be 34 full of anguish. And he saith unto them, “ My soul is

very sorrowful unto death: remain here, and watch." 35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground,

and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass 36 away from him. And he said, “ Abba, (Father,) all things are possible to thee; take


from me: 37 yet not what I will, but what thou wilt." And he cometh

and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, “Simon, 38 sleepest thou ? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch

ye, and pray; that ye enter not into temptation. The 99 spirit indeed is willing; but the flesh is weak.” And

again he went away, and prayed, speaking the same 40 words. And when he returned, he found them sleeping

again; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not 41 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 42 delivered up into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us go;

behold, he who delivereth me up draweth near." 43 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, 44 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 45 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.


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