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The Passover.-The Lord's Supper.-The Agony of Jesus in the Garden.
1Mat. xxvi. 17. 'Now the first day of the feast of un2Mk. xiv. 12,13 leavened bread, when they killed the passover, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, Peter and John, saying, 'Go "and prepare us the passover, that we 'may eat." And they 'came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover? And he said unto them," "Go ye into the city, and 3behold, when ye are entered into the
city, there shall a man meet you, bear"ing a pitcher of water: follow him "into the house where he entereth in. 4And ye shall say unto the goodman "of the house, The Master saith unto 5Mat. xxvi. 18." thee, "My time is at hand; I will keep Mk.xiv.14-16 "the passover at thy house: "where is
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"the guestchamber, where I shall eat "the passover with my disciples? And "he will show 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 said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
"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.
John xiii. 1.
Now when the even was come, he sat Mat. xxiv.20. down, and the twelve apostles with him. Lk.xxii.14-18 And he said unto them, "With desire I
"have desired to eat this passover with
you before I suffer: for I say unto 66 you, I will not any more eat thereof, "until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of 66 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."
10And there was also a strife among 10Lk.xxii24-30 them, which of them should be ac
counted the greatest. And he said unto
them, “The kings of the Gentiles exer
268 REPROVES THEIR STRIFE FOR SUPERIORITY,
11Jn. xiii. 2-21
"cise 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 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."
"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 his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, 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
JESUS WASHES HIS DISCIPLES' FEET.
my feet? Jesus answered and said unto
are 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 taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, "Know
ye what I have done to you? Ye call "me Master, and Lord and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your "Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one ano"ther's feet. For I have given you an "example, that ye should do as I have "done to you. Verily, verily, I say
unto you, The servant is not greater
"than his lord; neither he that is sent
greater than he that sent him. If ye "know these things, happy are ye if ye "do them. I speak not of you all: I "know whom I have chosen: but that
JESUS PREDICTS HIS BETRAYAL.
12Mk. xiv. 18.
"the Scripture may be fulfilled, He that
When Jesus had thus said, 12and as 13 John xiii. 21. they sat and did eat, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, "Verily,
verily, I say unto you, that one of you 12which eateth with me shall betray
14John xiii. 22. " me." "Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. 15 Mat.xxvi.22,23. 15And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto 16 Mark xiv.19. him one by one, "Lord, is it I? 16and 17Mark xiv.20. another said, Is it I? "And he answered
and said unto them, "One of the twelve "that dippeth his hand "with me in "the dish, the same shall betray me. 18Lk.xxii21,22" 18Behold, the hand of him that betray"eth me is with me on the table. And
"truly the Son of man goeth, as it was
19Mark xiv.21. "determined, and 19as it is written of "him but woe to that man by whom "the Son of man is betrayed! good were
"it for that man if he had never been
20 Mt. xxvi. 25. "born." 20Then Judas, which betrayed