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Sunday, 14th August 2022 --- 8 Misra 1738



Matthew 26 : 47 - 58

Chapter 26

47And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him."
49Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
50But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him.
51And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.
53Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
54How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?"
55In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me.
56But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
57And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest's courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.





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