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Genesis chapter 47

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Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
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And he took some of his brethren, even five men, and presented them unto Pharaoh.
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And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
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They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
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And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, saying, Thy father and thy brethren are come unto thee:
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The land of Egypt is before thee; in the best of the land make thy father and brethren to dwell; in the land of Goshen let them dwell: and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my cattle.
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And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh.
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And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?
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And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.
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And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.
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And Joseph placed his father and his brethren, and gave them a possession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
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And Joseph nourished his father, and his brethren, and all his father's household, with bread, according to their families.
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And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine.
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And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
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And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth.
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And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money fail.
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And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
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When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
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Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Pharaoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
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And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
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And as for the people, he removed them to cities from one end of the borders of Egypt even to the other end thereof.
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Only the land of the priests bought he not; for the priests had a portion assigned them of Pharaoh, and did eat their portion which Pharaoh gave them: wherefore they sold not their lands.
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Then Joseph said unto the people, Behold, I have bought you this day and your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is seed for you, and ye shall sow the land.
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And it shall come to pass in the increase, that ye shall give the fifth part unto Pharaoh, and four parts shall be your own, for seed of the field, and for your food, and for them of your households, and for food for your little ones.
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And they said, Thou hast saved our lives: let us find grace in the sight of my lord, and we will be Pharaoh's servants.
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And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt unto this day, that Pharaoh should have the fifth part; except the land of the priests only, which became not Pharaoh's.
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And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
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And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.
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And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt:
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But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said.
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And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed's head.

Genesis chapter 48

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And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
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And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed.
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And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
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And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession.
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And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
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And thy issue, which thou begettest after them, shall be thine, and shall be called after the name of their brethren in their inheritance.
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And as for me, when I came from Padan, Rachel died by me in the land of Canaan in the way, when yet there was but a little way to come unto Ephrath: and I buried her there in the way of Ephrath; the same is Bethlehem.
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And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these?
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And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
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Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them.
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And Israel said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, God hath shewed me also thy seed.
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And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
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And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him.
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And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
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And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
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The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
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And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
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And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.
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And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
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And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
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And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
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Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

Matthew chapter 26

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And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
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Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
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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,
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And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
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But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
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Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
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There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
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But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
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For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
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When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
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For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
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For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
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Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
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Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
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And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
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And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
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Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
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And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
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And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
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Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
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And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
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And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
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And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
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The Son of man 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.
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Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
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And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
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And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
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For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
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But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
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And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
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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.
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But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
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Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
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Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
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Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
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Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
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And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
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Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
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And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
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And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
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Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
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He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
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And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
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And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
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Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
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Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
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And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
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Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
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And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
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And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
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And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
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Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
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Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
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But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
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In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
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But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
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And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
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But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
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Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
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But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
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And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
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And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
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But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
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Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
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Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
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What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
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Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
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Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
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Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
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But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
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And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
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And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
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And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
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Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
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And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.