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little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you: and verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Heretofore have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I

say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Let your loins be girded about, and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

Ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death: and ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. And when they bring you into the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say, for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. But I say unto you, Friends, be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have

no more that they can do: but fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body together. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.*

I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see and have not seen them, and to hear those things which ye hear and have not heard them. The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them, for as the lightning that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation.

And the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, the Father will send in my name: he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: but not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled; neither let it be afraid.

I go away and come again unto you. Rejoice, because I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in me: but that the world may know that I love the Father;

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and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.


Now Jesus knew that the time was well nigh come when he should depart out of this world, unto the Father: and having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

And Judas Iscariot, knowing how that Jesus might easily be betrayed and be taken by night, went to the chief priests to betray him unto them. And they were glad: and having promised to give him money, they planned together how that Jesus might be conveniently taken.

After the feast of unleavened bread, after that Jesus had instructed the apostles in the work that they were to do, and had washed their feet, and while he was yet communing with them, Judas left the eleven and joined those to whom he had agreed to betray Jesus.

Then it was, that as Jesus came out, he went as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and as the disciples followed him, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation: and by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite

the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have thee, 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 Jesus said, I tell thee Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt deny me. But Peter spoke the more vehemently, saying, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Peter, that this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

Then said he unto all of them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? 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 buy one: for I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me: yet the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said unto them. It is enough.

When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples;

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