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way, others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitude that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the

seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves."

CHAP. X. The rulers conspire against Jesus. Matt. xxvi. Luke xxii.

AND "the feast of unleaven

ed bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought to kill Jesus, but they feared the people. Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, covenanted with them to betray Him unto them, in the absence of the multitude, for thirty pieces of silver. And while Jesus was eating the passover in a room with His Apostles, He foretold that one of them should betray Him to the Jews. He then ordained the sacrament of the Lord's Supper and afterwards went out with his disciples into the Mount of Olives; and being exceeding sorrowful He kneeled down and prayed, saying, "Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me, neverthe

less, not My will but Thine

be done."

CHAP. XI. Jesus is betrayed by Judas, and carried before the High Priest. Matt. xxvii. John xviii. WHILE Jesus was in the garden with His disciples, Judas "having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns, and torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered Him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am He." When they heard this, they went backward, and fell to the ground. Afterwards the band and the captain and officers of the

Jews took Jesus and bound Him, and carried Him before the high priest and the Jewish council. He was there accused, examined, and declared to be "guilty of death" as a blasphemer, "because He made Himself the Son of God." But Judas when he saw that He was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed. and went and hanged himself.

CHAP. XII. Jesus is brought before Pilate. Matt. xxvii. Luke xxiii. John xviii.

THEN the chief priests, because it was not lawful for them to put any man to death, bound Jesus and led Him away to Pilate, the Roman governor, of Judæa, who, knowing, "that for envy they had delivered Him," was desirous of letting Him go, But the chief priests declared that Jesus had forbidden the people to pay tribute unto Cæsar, and had called Himself the king of the Jews; and that therefore, if Pilate let this man go, he was not Cæsar's friend. Pilate therefore called Jesus, and said unto Him, "Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered, "My kingdom is

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