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Matt. xxiv, 38–51 ; xxv, , 1-12. Mark xiii, 33–37. Luke xxi, 34-36.

Land drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall be two in the field; the one shall be taken and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 5

2Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when, 'what hour your Lord, 'the master of the house cometh, at even, 10 or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning : lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

"But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in 15 such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. And what I say unto you


say unto all, Watch. "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season ? Blessed is that servant whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. Verily 20 I

say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken ; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 25 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

3And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all 30 them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of 35 them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in-their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh ; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins 40 arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of

your for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not 80 ; lest there be not enough for us and you : but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came ; and they that were ready went in 45 with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered

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Matt. xxv, 12—37.

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Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto 5

gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one 10 went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money,

After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents : behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well 15 done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things : enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good 20 and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things : enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew the that th art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: and I was afraid, and went and 25 hid thy talent in the earth ; lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with 30 usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance : but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

35 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall 40 the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of


Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in : naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye

45 came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee


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Matt. xxv, 37–46; xxvi, 1–5; 14–17. Mark xiv, 1–12. Luke xxi, 37, 38; xxii, 1–7.

John xiii, 1.


'drink ? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto 5 them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels : for I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, 10 saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life 15 eternal.

3And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.

3And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him,

3Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the passover. "And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread : and 25 the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death, how they might kill him. Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they 30 said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people ; 3for they feared the people.

3Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. Then 'Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went "his way ’unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them, and communed 35 with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. * And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you ? ?And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him

money. And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 3And he promised, 'and from that time he sought opportunity to betray 40 him, 'and he sought how he might conveniently betray him, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

*Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 45

Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, 'when

Matt. xxvi, 17—24; 26-29. Mark xiv, 12—20; 22–25. Luke xxii, 8-23.


?they killed the passover, 'the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thon that we go and prepare 'for thee, athat thou mayest eat the passover? And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare ? And he said unto them, 5 Go ye into the city, and behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, 8The Master saith unto thee, 'My time is at band; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples, 10

Where is the guestchamber, where I 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, Sand they went, 'and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them, and the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made 15 ready the passover,

2 And 'now in the evening, 'when the even was come, he cometh with the twelve, ?and when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him, 'he sat down with the twelve. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I 20 suffer : for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves : for I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

25 And as they were eating, as they did eat, Jesus took bread, 'and gave thanks, 'and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; *this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

8Likewise also the cup after supper, ?and he took the cup, and when 30 he had given thanks, he gave it to them, 'saying, Drink ye all of it; and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed 'for many for the remission of sins, *this cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. But *verily I say unto you, 'I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the 35 vine, until that day when I drink it new with



Father's kingdom, 'the kingdom of God.

And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of

you which eateth with me shall betray me, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man 40 goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed! 'And they were exceeding sorrowful. And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing, 'and began every one of them to say unto him, ?one by one, 'Lord, is it I ? and another said, Is it I ? And he answered and said unto 45 them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with ine in the dish, 'He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The Son

Matt. xxvi, 24, 25. Mark xiv, 21. Luke xxii, 24–38. John xiii, 2--12.

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lof man 2indeed 'goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

3And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be 5 accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so : but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or 10 he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

15 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have


sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.

And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not 20 crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and 25 buy one.

For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.

3And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said 30 unto them, It is enough.

*And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him ; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into bis hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his gar- 35 ments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash


feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now ; 40 but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are 45 clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him ; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had

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