Jesus in the Bible

Meaning: savior; deliverer

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And her neighbor women gave him a name, saying, A son is born to Naomi. They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David [the ancestor of Jesus Christ].

Obed of Jesse, and Jesse of David [the ancestor of Jesus Christ].

The latter glory of this house [with its successor, to which Jesus came] shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.

Speak to Zerubbabel [the representative of the Davidic monarchy and covenant and in direct line of the ancestry of Jesus Christ] governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

He came to a town called Nazareth and lived there. Then what had been spoken by the prophets was fulfilled, that Jesus would be called a Nazarene.

then the devil took Jesus with him to Jerusalem, and having set him on the wing of the temple, he said to him,

He told Jesus, "Since you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, because it is written, "God will put his angels in charge of you,' and, "With their hands they will hold you up, so that you will never hit your foot against a rock.'"

The third time, the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain, and, showing him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor, said to him:

He told Jesus, "I will give you all these things if you will bow down and worship me!"

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

[As] Jesus went from there He saw two [other] brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in the boat with their father Zebedee, repairing their nets. He called them,

At once they left the boat and their father and joined Jesus as disciples [sided with His party and followed Him].

The news [of what Jesus was doing] spread all over [the country of] Syria and they brought to Him all those who were sick, stricken with various diseases and pains, dominated by evil spirits, and afflicted with seizures and paralysis, and He healed them [all].

Seeing the multitude of people, Jesus went up the Hill. There He seated Himself, and when His disciples came to Him,

And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

When evening came they brought many persons who were dominated by evil spirits to Jesus and He drove out the spirits with [just] a word and healed all those who were sick.

When Jesus got into the boat, his disciples went with him.

Suddenly, a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat began to be swamped by the waves. Yet Jesus kept sleeping.

When Jesus arrived on the other side in the region of the Gerasenes, two demon-possessed men met him as they were coming out of the tombs. They were so violent that no one could travel on that road.

So the demons began to plead with Jesus, saying, "If you drive us out, send us into that herd of pigs."

Jesus replied to them, "Go [ahead]." And they came out [of the man] and entered the [wild] hogs, and suddenly the entire herd rushed down the cliff into the lake and drowned in the water [below].

And Jesus, getting into a boat, crossed to the other side and came to His own town [Capernaum].

Upon which, some of the scribes said in themselves, This man blasphemeth: but Jesus knowing their surmises,

Then the disciples of John came to Jesus, inquiring, Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast often, [that is, abstain from food and drink as a religious exercise], but Your disciples do not fast?

While Jesus was telling them these things, an official came up and fell down before him. "My daughter has just died," he said. "But come and lay your hand on her, and she will live."

When however the place was cleared of the crowd, Jesus went in, and on His taking the little girl by the hand, she rose up.

And while they were going away, behold, a dumb man under the power of a demon was brought to Jesus.

When the evil spirit was driven out [by Jesus] the [former] deaf-mute began to speak, and the crowds marveled, saying, "No one in Israel has ever seen this done before."

Simon the Cananaean and Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed Jesus.

A disciple is doing well if he can be [as good] as his teacher, and the slave [as good] as his master. If they have called the master of the house [i.e., Jesus] Beelzebub [i.e., the chief of evil spirits. See Mark 3:22], how much more [likely] will they call members of his household [i.e., the disciples] the same thing!

and said to Jesus, "Are you the One who was to come, or should we look for someone else?"

Then Jesus began to denounce the cities in which most of his miracles had taken place, because they didn't repent.

Jesus replied, "Have you not read what King David did when he and his men were hungry? [I Sam. 21:6]

Moving on from there, Jesus went into their synagogue.

Suddenly, a man with a paralyzed hand appeared. The people asked Jesus if it was lawful to heal on Sabbath days, intending to accuse him of doing something wrong.

But Jesus said to them: "Which of you, if he had only one sheep, and that sheep fell into a pit on the Sabbath, would not lay hold of it and pull it out?

Then Jesus said to the man "Reach out your hand." And when he stretched it out, it became normal, just like the other one.

[Isa. 13:1ff] "Look, see my [i.e., God's] servant whom I have chosen; my dear One [i.e., Jesus] with whom my soul is very pleased: I will put my Holy Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim judgment to the [unconverted] Gentiles.

All the crowds of people were amazed and said, "Can this [Jesus] be the son of David?"

"It is a wicked and unfaithful generation," answered Jesus, "that is asking for a sign, and no sign shall be given it except the sign of the Prophet Jonah.

The people of Nineveh will stand up on the judgment day along with the people of this generation and will condemn them because they repented [i.e., changed their hearts and lives] when hearing the preaching of Jonah [See Jonah 3:5-10], and [now] Someone greater than Jonah is here [i.e., Jesus].

The queen of the South [Note: This queen was from Sheba, I Kings 10:1, which was probably in Arabia] will stand up on the judgment day along with the people of this generation and will condemn them because she came from a great distance to hear [and see] Solomon's wisdom [I Kings 10:1ff] and [now] Someone greater than Solomon is here [i.e., Jesus].

Jesus was still speaking to the people when behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to Him.

Someone told him this, and Jesus replied:

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but all this was to be done, in pursuance of what the prophets had predicted. then all the disciples abandon'd him, and fled.


then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, he has spoke blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? you yourselves have now heard his blasphemy.

saying, we heard him say, "I will pull down this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands."

then said they all, art thou then the son of God? you are in the right, answer'd he, for I am so. upon this they cry'd, what occasion have we for further evidence? for we ourselves have heard enough from his own mouth.

the Jews answered him, we have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he pretended to be the son of God.


is not he the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, of Juda and Simon? are not these his sisters, who are here with us? and they were scandalized at him.


and the child grew in stature and in all the improvements of the mind; he was stor'd with wisdom, and was the object of divine favour.

three days after they found him in the temple, sitting near the doctors, attending to them and asking them questions. and all that heard him were astonish'd at his understanding and answers.

in the mean time Jesus increas'd in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


when Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold thy son. then he said to the disciple, behold thy mother. and from that time the disciple took her to his own home.


in the mean time Jesus increas'd in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


and she shall be deliver'd of a son, to whom you shall give the name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.


The eighth day, when the child was to be circumcised, being come, he was named Jesus, the name, which the angel had given before his conception.


and he bearing his cross, marched out to a place called the skull, which is in the Syriac, Golgotha: where they crucified him,


the son of man does not abstain from eating and drinking, and they cry there's a glutton, and a sot, a friend of publicans and sinners: "but wisdom is justified by her children."


and was transfigured before them; his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was quite chang'd, and his raiment was of a splendid white:


Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil: there having fasted forty days and forty nights, he at length grew hungry.

presently after the spirit convey'd him into the desart. where he continued forty days, being tempted by Satan: and when he was among the wild beasts, angels ministred unto him.

Now Jesus being full of the holy spirit, return'd from Jordan, and was led by the spirit into the desart, being forty days tempted by the devil, without eating any thing all that while: but that time expired, he at last was seiz'd with hunger.


there having fasted forty days and forty nights, he at length grew hungry.


However Jesus went down with them to Nazareth, and was subject to them: and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

In the mean time the mother of Jesus, and her sister Mary, the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene, were standing by the cross. when Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold thy son.


and Jesus said, "father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." then they divided his raiment among them by throwing lots,

but Jesus oppos'd, and said, forbear, stop there. and having touch'd his ear, he healed him.


Pilate perceiving he was so far from prevailing, that they were more tumultuous, he took water, and washed his hands before all the people, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: you are answerable for it.

upon this, Pilate propos'd to release him: but the Jews cried out, if you let this man go, you are not Cesar's friend: he that sets up for king, opposes Cesar. Pilate therefore hearing them talk at this rate, order'd Jesus to be brought forth, and then sat down in a place of Mosaic work on his tribunal, in Syriac call'd Gabbatha. it was then about the sixth hour of the day before the sabbath of the passover: and he said to the Jews, behold your king. read more.
but they cried out, away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate said to them, shall I crucify your king? the chief priests answered, we have no king but Cesar. upon which he delivered him up to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took Jesus and led him away.


However Jesus went down with them to Nazareth, and was subject to them: and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

In the mean time the mother of Jesus, and her sister Mary, the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene, were standing by the cross. when Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold thy son.


and being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was like grumes of blood falling to the ground.


but Jesus perceiving their reflexions, said to them, what do you mean by such insinuations?


is not this the carpenter's son? is not Mary his mother? and James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas, are they not his brothers?

is not he the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, of Juda and Simon? are not these his sisters, who are here with us? and they were scandalized at him.

but other of the apostles saw I none, except James the Lord's brother.


At their departure from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. and there were two blind men sitting by the way-side, who hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David." and the people reprimanded them, to make them hold their tongue: but they bawl'd out the more, have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. read more.
then Jesus stood still, and calling them, said, what would ye have me do for you? they said to him, grant Lord that we may have sight. Jesus then having compassion on them, touched their eyes: and immediately they had their sight, and they followed him.

At length they came to Jericho, and as he was leaving Jericho, accompanied by his disciples, and a great number of people, a blind man called Bartimeus sat begging in the high-way.

As they were near Jericho, a blind man happen'd to sit begging by the road,


and she shall be deliver'd of a son, to whom you shall give the name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.


Then one of the twelve, Judas Iscariot by name, went to the chief priests, and said, what will ye give me, and I will deliver him to you? and they promised him thirty pieces of silver. from which time he watched a favourable opportunity to deliver him.

At the same time, Judas who had betrayed him, finding that he was condemned, repented, and carried back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and senators, saying, I have sinned in betraying the blood of the innocent: and they said, what is it to us? you must look to that. then throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself.

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, in order to betray him to them. they were glad to hear him, and promis'd to give him money. upon which he contriv'd the most favourable occasion to betray him.

And before he had done speaking, Judas one of the twelve appear'd, with a numerous retinue, arm'd with swords and staves, being sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. now he that was to betray him, gave them this signal, the person I shall kiss, is the very man, be sure to secure him. and immediately advancing to Jesus, he said, master, I salute you, and kissed him. read more.
Jesus said to him, friend, what are you come about? when the others advancing, seized upon Jesus, and secur'd him.

Now the feast of unleaven'd bread, which is call'd the passover, being nigh, the chief priests consulted with the Scribes, how they might put Jesus to death; for they were afraid of the people. now satan had inspired Judas surnam'd Iscariot, one of the twelve, what to do. read more.
accordingly he went and conferr'd with the chief priests and officers of the temple, about the method of seizing him. they were pleas'd with his proposal, and agreed to give him a certain sum. Judas accepted the bargain, and sought an opportunity to secure him, without alarming the people.

Jesus answered them, have I not chosen you all twelve, and yet one of you is an avowed enemy? meaning Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that would betray him, altho' he was one of the twelve.

Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus perceiving that his hour was come, when he was to pass out of this world, and go to the father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. while they were at supper, (the devil having now put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him) Jesus,

When Jesus had spoken these words, he pass'd with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into which he entred with them. now Judas, who was to betray him, knew the place: for Jesus and his disciples had frequently assembled there. Judas then having got a company of soldiers, and officers, by order of the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns, torches, and with arms. read more.
but Jesus who knew every thing that should happen to him, advanc'd, and said to them, who do you look for? they answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. I am he, said Jesus. and Judas who was to betray him, was also with them.

All of a sudden, while he was yet speaking, appear'd Judas, one of the twelve, attended by a great number of people with swords and clubs, who were sent by the chief priests, the Scribes, and rulers. now he that betrayed him, had given them this signal, you will see me salute one with a kiss, that's he: seize him, and don't let him escape. then advancing, he went directly up to him, saying, master, master, and kissed him.

Before he had done speaking, the company appears, Judas one of the twelve marching in front, who advanc'd to Jesus to give him a kiss. but Jesus said to him, Judas is it thus you betray the son of man, with a kiss? they who were about him seeing what would happen, said to him, shall we smite with the sword?

now Judas, who was to betray him, knew the place: for Jesus and his disciples had frequently assembled there. Judas then having got a company of soldiers, and officers, by order of the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns, torches, and with arms. but Jesus who knew every thing that should happen to him, advanc'd, and said to them, who do you look for? read more.
they answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. I am he, said Jesus. and Judas who was to betray him, was also with them.

and said, men and brethren, the prediction which the holy ghost made, by the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who was guide to those that seiz'd Jesus, must have been accomplished. he was of our number, and shared in the functions of this ministry. but after he had purchased a field with the reward of his iniquity, he fell down, his belly burst, and all his bowels gushed out: read more.
a fact so generally known to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that they called the field in their tongue, Aceldema, that is to say, the field of blood. for it is written in the book of psalms, "let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein:" and "let another take possession of his charge." wherefore of those who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus convers'd among us, from his baptism by John, to the day of his assumption, we should chuse one to be a witness with us of his resurrection. accordingly they presented two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was sirnamed Justus, and Matthias. and they prayed, saying, "thou Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show us which of these two thou hast chosen, that he may be admitted to this apostolick ministry which Judas abandoned, to go to his own place."


Then the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them:

then he gave them this answer, go, and tell John what you have seen, and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the gospel is proclaim'd to the poor.

the blind recover their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

insomuch that the people wondred when they perceived the dumb to speak, the maimed to be heal'd, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.


and Jesus said, "father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." then they divided his raiment among them by throwing lots,

but Jesus oppos'd, and said, forbear, stop there. and having touch'd his ear, he healed him.


when Joseph and his mother saw him, great was their surprize: and his mother said to him, son, why did you leave us thus? your father and I have been looking for you with great concern. Jesus replied, why were ye so sollicitous about me? don't you know that 'tis my business to be in my father's house? but they did not comprehend the meaning of that expression. read more.
However Jesus went down with them to Nazareth, and was subject to them: and his mother kept all these things in her heart.


However Jesus went down with them to Nazareth, and was subject to them: and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

In the mean time the mother of Jesus, and her sister Mary, the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene, were standing by the cross. when Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing by, he said to his mother, woman, behold thy son.


and she shall be deliver'd of a son, to whom you shall give the name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.


Jesus said to them, my meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Then advancing a little further, he fell prostrate in prayer, and said, "O my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not mine, but thy will be done."

he pray'd in these words, father, "O that you would divert this cup from me! nevertheless not my will, but thine be done."

I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

not that he has any thing against me, but that the world may know that I love the father, by my executing the commands which my father gave me: arise, let us go hence.

Of my self I can do nothing: according to my instructions I judge: and my judgment is just; because I do not consult my own will, but the will of the father who hath sent me.

who was faithful to him that constituted him such, as Moses likewise was faithful in all his administration of God's house.

for I have not spoken for my self; but the father who sent me, he commission'd me, what I should teach, and what I should speak. and I know that it is a commission of eternal life: whatever therefore I say, I deliver just as the father directed me.

again, he went away the second time, and prayed thus, "O my father, if I cannot avoid drinking this cup, thy will be done."

and Jesus answer'd, Let it be so for the present, for it becometh us to do whatever is right. then John consented.

but he answered them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of:


but Jesus perceiving their reflexions, said to them, what do you mean by such insinuations?


Now the chief priests, the senators and the whole council, endeavour'd to get false evidence against Jesus, that he might be condemn'd to die.

there were indeed several, who depos'd what was false against him: besides, what they deposed was insufficient. at last there appear'd some, who gave in false evidence against him,


Then advancing a little further, he fell prostrate in prayer, and said, "O my father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not mine, but thy will be done."

One day having retired alone to prayer, he came to his disciples, and ask'd them, saying, whom do the people judge me to be?

and when he had dismiss'd them, he retired by himself to a mountain to pray: where he stay'd all alone till the latter part of the evening.

as he was praying, the appearance of his countenance was quite chang'd, and his raiment was of a splendid white:

On the morrow rising up, while it was yet dark, he went out, and retired into a solitary place, where he prayed.

After this, Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemani, and said to the disciples, stay here, while I go there and pray.


and being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was like grumes of blood falling to the ground.


And before he had done speaking, Judas one of the twelve appear'd, with a numerous retinue, arm'd with swords and staves, being sent by the chief priests and elders of the people. now he that was to betray him, gave them this signal, the person I shall kiss, is the very man, be sure to secure him. and immediately advancing to Jesus, he said, master, I salute you, and kissed him. read more.
Jesus said to him, friend, what are you come about? when the others advancing, seized upon Jesus, and secur'd him. At which, one of Jesus's company laying his hand upon his sword, drew it, and striking at a servant of the high priest's, took off his ear. but Jesus said to him, put up your sword in its place: for all that take to the sword, shall perish by the sword. do you think my father, if I should now desire it of him, would not instantly send me more than twelve legions of angels? but how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, which say, that thus it must happen? At the same time Jesus said to the company, you come to apprehend me with swords and clubs, as if in pursuit of a robber; I was every day with you teaching in the temple, and ye did not then seize upon me. but all this was to be done, in pursuance of what the prophets had predicted. then all the disciples abandon'd him, and fled. And they that had apprehended Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the Scribes and the senators were assembled. but Peter followed him at a distance to the high priest's palace, and going in, he sat with the officers to see the event. Now the chief priests, the senators and the whole council, endeavour'd to get false evidence against Jesus, that he might be condemn'd to die. but they found none: and though many false witnesses came, it was not found sufficient. at last there came two false witnesses, who charg'd him with saying, "I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days." and the high priest arose, and said to him, have you nothing in answer to that charge they bring against you? but Jesus made no reply. and the high priest said to him, I conjure thee by the living God, to tell us, are you the Christ the son of God? Jesus reply'd, I am: moreover I declare to you, within a while ye shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand of God, and coming on the clouds of heaven. then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, he has spoke blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? you yourselves have now heard his blasphemy. what is your opinion? they reply'd, he deserves to die. then they spit in his face, some beat him on the head, others slapt him on the cheeks, crying now Christ divine, who 't is that struck you? In the mean time Peter was sitting without in the court: and a servant maid came to him, and said, you likewise was one of Jesus the Galilean's comrades. but he denied it before them all, saying, I know nothing of the matter. and when he was going out at the porch, another maid saw him, and said to those that were by, this fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. but he denied it again, and swore I don't know the man. soon after they that stood by coming up, said to Peter, certainly you are one of them, for thy speech bewrays thee. then he fell to solemn imprecations, and swore, "I don't know the man." and immediately the cock crew: when Peter remembred what Jesus had said to him, "before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice." and he went out, and wept bitterly.

All of a sudden, while he was yet speaking, appear'd Judas, one of the twelve, attended by a great number of people with swords and clubs, who were sent by the chief priests, the Scribes, and rulers. now he that betrayed him, had given them this signal, you will see me salute one with a kiss, that's he: seize him, and don't let him escape. then advancing, he went directly up to him, saying, master, master, and kissed him. read more.
and they violently laid hands on him and secured him. but one of those that stood by, drew his sword against a servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. but Jesus addressing himself to them, said, why do you come with swords and clubs against me, as if you were to apprehend some robber? I was daily among you, teaching in the temple, and you did not then seize upon me. but the scriptures are thereby accomplished. then all his disciples abandon'd him and fled. But a certain youth, that was stript to his inmost vest, followed him, and was seized by the soldiers. but he slipt from his vest, and fled away naked. Jesus they led away to the high priest's, where all the chief priests, the rulers and Scribes, were assembled. Peter followed at a distance, even into the palace of the high priest: where he sat down among the servants to warm himself at the fire. Now the chief priests, and the whole council endeavour'd to get evidence against Jesus, to condemn him to die; but they found none. there were indeed several, who depos'd what was false against him: besides, what they deposed was insufficient. at last there appear'd some, who gave in false evidence against him, saying, we heard him say, "I will pull down this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands." but neither did this evidence appear sufficient. then the high priest rising up in the midst of the assembly, ask'd Jesus, saying, have you nothing to plead for your self? what say you to the evidence they give against you? but Jesus remain'd silent, and gave no answer. then the high priest asked him again, and said to him, art thou the Christ, the son of the most High? and Jesus answered, I AM. and ye shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. then the high priest rent his robes, and said to the council, what occasion is there for any more witnesses? you have heard the blasphemy, what is your opinion? and they all pronounc'd, that he deserved to die. then some began to spit on him, others cover'd his face and struck him on the head, crying out, divine, who it is. and the domestics slapt him on the cheeks. In the mean time Peter was in the entry of the hall, where one of the maids belonging to the high priest came: and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked earnestly upon him, and said, you too was with Jesus the Nazarene. but he denied it, saying, I don't know him, neither am I acquainted with any such you mention. and he went out into the porch, when the cock crow'd. the maid saw him a second time, and said to the standers-by, this is one of them: but he denied it again. a little time after, they that stood by, still urg'd Peter, saying, you are certainly one of his disciples, for your speech shows you to be a Galilean. but he fell a cursing, and swore, I don't know the man you mention, and the cock crowed for the second time. then Peter calling to mind that expression of Jesus, "before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice," he cover'd his head and wept.

Before he had done speaking, the company appears, Judas one of the twelve marching in front, who advanc'd to Jesus to give him a kiss. but Jesus said to him, Judas is it thus you betray the son of man, with a kiss? they who were about him seeing what would happen, said to him, shall we smite with the sword? read more.
and one of them struck a servant of the high priest, and slash'd off his right ear. but Jesus oppos'd, and said, forbear, stop there. and having touch'd his ear, he healed him. then said Jesus to the chief priests, the officers of the temple, and the rulers, who were come to take him, are you come here with swords and staves as in pursuit of a robber? I was daily with you in the temple, and you never offer'd to seize me: but now you have your hour, and the prince of darkness his day. Then they seized him and carried him away to the high priest's house, and Peter followed at a distance. now as they had made a fire in the middle of the hall, and people were sitting all round it, Peter too sat down among them. but one of the servants seeing him by the fire, star'd him in the face, and said, this man was with him too. but he renounc'd Jesus, saying, woman, I don't know him. a little while after another seeing him, said, you are even one of them. but Peter said to him, man, I am not. about an hour after another confidently affirm'd, saying, this fellow was certainly with him; for he too is a Galilean. Peter reply'd, man, I don't know what you would say, and immediately while he was yet speaking, the cock crew. whereupon the Lord turned about, and look'd upon Peter. then Peter remembred what the Lord had said to him, "before the cock-crowing you shall deny me thrice." and Peter went out, and wept bitterly. In the mean time, they who held Jesus, treated him with insults and buffoonry. they made him blind-fold, they slapt him on the face, and cry'd out, divine who it was that smote thee. and besides all this, they loaded him with the most impious invectives. As soon as it was day, the rulers of the people, the chief priests and the Scribes being assembled, they order'd him to be brought before their council, and said to him, if you are the Christ, say so. but he answer'd, if I should tell you so, you will not believe it. and if I should argue it with you, you will neither answer me, nor let me go. but in a little time the son of man shall be seated on the powerful right hand of God. then said they all, art thou then the son of God? you are in the right, answer'd he, for I am so. upon this they cry'd, what occasion have we for further evidence? for we ourselves have heard enough from his own mouth.

Judas then having got a company of soldiers, and officers, by order of the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns, torches, and with arms. but Jesus who knew every thing that should happen to him, advanc'd, and said to them, who do you look for? they answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. I am he, said Jesus. and Judas who was to betray him, was also with them. read more.
upon Jesus his saying to them, I am he, they fell backward to the ground. then he asked them again, who do you look for? and they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he. "if therefore it is me you look for, let these go their way." so that what he said was accomplished, "of those which thou gavest me, have I lost none." but Simon Peter drew his sword, and struck off the right ear of Malchus, a servant belonging to the high priest. then said Jesus to Peter, sheath thy sword: the cup which my father hath given me, shall I not drink it? Then the soldiers, the captain, and the officers of the Jews seized on Jesus, and having bound him, they brought him first to Annas; for he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest at that time: the same Caiaphas, who in council told the Jews, "it was expedient that one man should die for the people." Simon Peter followed Jesus, with another disciple, who being known to the high priest, was admitted into his palace at the same time with Jesus, whilst Peter stood without at the door. but that other disciple, who was known to the high priest went out, and spoke to her that kept the door, who let Peter in. then said the damsel, that kept the door, to Peter, are you also one of this man's disciples? I am not, said he. now the servants and officers that were there, had made a coal-fire, for it was cold, to warm themselves: and Peter stood warming himself among them. In the mean time, the high priest having question'd Jesus about his disciples, and his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I was continually teaching in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort, and in secret have I said nothing. why do you question me? ask those who heard me, what discourse I had with them: they know very well what I said. Upon his expressing himself thus, one of the officers there present, struck Jesus on the face, saying, answerest thou the high priest so? Jesus replied, if I have said any thing injurious, show then wherein; but if I said right, why do you smite me? now Annas had sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. as Simon Peter then stood there warming himself: they said to him, art not thou also one of his disciples? which he denied, and said, I am not. one of the servants of the high priest, kinsman to him whose ear Peter struck off, said, did not I see thee in the garden with him? but Peter denied this too, and immediately the cock crew. Then they led Jesus early in the morning from Caiaphas, to the Pretorium: but the Jews themselves did not enter into the Pretorium, lest they should be defiled: and so not be in a condition to eat the passover. Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, what crime do you object to this man? they answered him, if he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him to you. Pilate then said to them, take him your selves, and judge him according to your law. but the Jews said to him, it is not lawful for us to put any man to death. so that what Jesus had said, to signify the death he should die, was actually accomplished. Then Pilate entred into the Pretorium, and addressing himself to Jesus, said to him, are not you the king of the Jews? Jesus answered him, is it your opinion that I am, or did others give it you as theirs? Pilate answered, am I a Jew? your own nation, and the chief priests have delivered thee up to me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, my kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, I should have had my guards to prevent my falling into the hands of the Jews: whereas my kingdom is of another nature. upon this Pilate said to him, you are then a king? Jesus answered, you say right, for I am a king. to this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, to persuade mankind of the truth. every one that loves truth is observant of my directions. what is truth? said Pilate. and upon saying this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, I don't find he is guilty of any crime. but as it is customary with you to get me to discharge some prisoner at the time of the passover, would you have me release the king of the Jews? upon which they all cried out again: not him, but Barabbas. now Barabbas was a robber.


one Zaccheus, a rich man, and collector-general of the customs, was very desirous to see the person of Jesus, but could not for the crowd, he being of a low stature. so he ran before, and climb'd up a mulberry-tree to view him; for he was to pass that way. read more.
as soon as Jesus came at the place, he look'd up, and seeing him, Zaccheus, said he, make haste down; for I intend to dine at your house to-day. so down he came in great haste, and gave Jesus a joyful reception. upon seeing this, they all murmur'd, saying, he is going to be treated by a dissolute person. but Zaccheus address'd himself to Jesus, and said, Lord, half my estate I give to the poor; and if I have wrong'd any man, I will give him four times the value. then said Jesus, speaking of him, this day is salvation come to this family, since he is now become a true son of Abraham. for the son of man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost.


Now the chief priests, the senators and the whole council, endeavour'd to get false evidence against Jesus, that he might be condemn'd to die.


but Jesus perceiving their reflexions, said to them, what do you mean by such insinuations?


At his departure thence, he went into their synagogue. where they brought a man with a withered hand: and asked him this insnaring question, is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? and he answer'd, which of you all that should have one of his sheep fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, would not bestir himself, and lift it out? read more.
is not a man of much greater consequence than a sheep? how lawful then is it to do good offices on the sabbath-day? then saith he to the man, stretch out thy hand: and be stretched it out; and it was made as sound as the other.

who had been kept infirm by a spirit eighteen years: and stooped in such a manner, she was not able to hold up her head strait. Jesus seeing her, called her to him, and said, woman you are freed from your disorder. then he laid his hands upon her: and instantly she stood upright, and glorified God. read more.
but the ruler of the synagogue being highly incensed at Jesus's healing on the sabbath-day, said to the people, there are six days for work, you should come therefore for cure on those days, and not on the sabbath.