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The Sadducees, Marriage, and the Resurrection Matt. 22:23-33, Mark 12:18-27, Luke 20:27-38 Which Is the Great Commandment? Matt. 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34, Luke 20:39,40 Jesus Questions the Pharisees Matt. 22:41-46, Mark 12:35-37, Luke 20:45-47 Jesus Pronounces Woes Upon the Scribes and Pharisee Matt. 23:1-39, Mark 12:38-40 The Widow's Mite Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4 The Greeks Who Would See Jesus John 12:20-36 The Pharisees Choose the Praise of Men More Than the Praise of God John 12:37-50 Jesus Talks About the Future of Jerusalem and the End of the World Matt. 24:1-51, Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-38 The Parable of the Ten Virgins Matt. 25:1-13 The Parable of the Talents Matt. 25:14-30 The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats Matt. 25:31-46 Preparing for the Passover Supper Matt. 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13 Starting the Passover Matt. 26:20, Mark 14:17-18, Luke 22:14-16 Strife Again Over Who Should Be the Greatest Luke 22:24-30 The Foot Washing Ceremony Inaugurated John 13:1-20 The Lord's Supper Matt. 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20 Revealing the Betrayer Matt 26:21-25, Mark 14:18-21, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:21-30 Counseling the Eleven Disciples Matt. 26:30, Mark 14:26, Luke 22:39, John 13:31-35; 14:1-31 Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial Matt. 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, John 13:36-38 Jesus, the True Vine John 15:1-16

The Sadducees, Marriage, and the Resurrection DA 601 (Matt. 22:23-33, Mark 12:18-27, Luke 20:27-38)

The same day came to {Him} certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked Him, saying, "Master, Moses wrote unto us, `If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.' [Deut. 25:7] Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, and died without children, left his wife unto his brother. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. And last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife." And Jesus answering said unto them, "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. "But as touching the resurrection of the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, `I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' [Ex. 3:6] God is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto Him: ye therefore do greatly err." And when the multitude heard {this}, they were astonished at His doctrine.
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Which Is the Great Commandment? DA 601 (Matt. 22:34-40, Mark 12:28-34, Luke 20:39,40)

Then certain of the scribes answering said, "Master, Thou hast well said." But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, {which was} a lawyer, asked {Him a question}, tempting him, and saying, "Master, which {is} the great commandment in the law?" And Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments {is}, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord: and `thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength:' [Deut. 6:5] this is the first and great commandment. And the second {is} like unto it, `Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' [Lev. 19:18] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. There is none other commandment greater than these." And the scribe said unto Him, "Well, Master, Thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but He: and to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love {his} neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, He said unto him, "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God."
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Jesus Questions the Pharisees DA 601 (Matt. 22:41-46, Mark 12:35-37, Luke 20:45-47)

While He taught in the temple, [and] while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them [and] the scribes, saying, "What think ye of Christ? whose Son is He?" They say unto Him, "{The Son} of David." He saith unto them, "How then doth David in the book of Psalms, by the Holy Ghost, call Him Lord, saying, `The Lord said unto my Lord, sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool?' [Ps. 110:1] If David then call Him Lord, how is He his Son?" And no man was able to answer Him a word, neither durst any {man} from that day forth ask Him any more {questions}. And the common people heard Him gladly.
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Jesus Pronounces Woes Upon the Scribes and Pharisees DA 610 (Matt. 23:1-39, Mark 12:38-40)

Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to His disciples in His doctrine, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, {that} observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay {them} on men's shoulders; but they {themselves} will not move them with one of their fingers. Beware of the scribes, [because] all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, enlarge the borders of their garments, love to go in long clothing, and {love} salutations in the marketplaces, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, {even} Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no {man} your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, {even} Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in {yourselves}, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, {ye} blind guides, which say, `Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!' {Ye} fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. {Ye} fools and blind: for whether {is} greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by Him that sitteth thereon. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier {matters} of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. {Ye} blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. {Thou} blind Pharisee, cleanse first that {which is} within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead {men's} bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, `If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. {Ye} serpents, {ye} generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? "Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and {some} of them ye shall kill and crucify; and {some} of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute {them} from city to city: that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation. "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, {thou} that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under {her} wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, `Blessed {is} He that cometh in the name of the Lord.'"
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The Widow's Mite DA 610 (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4)

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And He called {unto Him} His disciples, and saith unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her want did cast in all that she had, {even} all her living."
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The Greeks Who Would See Jesus DA 621 (John 12:20-36)

And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: the same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, "Sir, we would see Jesus." Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus. And Jesus answered them, saying, "The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall also My servant be: if any man serve Me, him will {My} Father honour. Now is My soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify Thy name." Then came there a voice from heaven, {saying}, "I have both glorified {it}, and will glorify {it} again." The people therefore, that stood by, and heard {it}, said that it thundered: others said, "An angel spake to Him." Jesus answered and said, "This voice came not because of Me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all {men} unto Me." This He said, signifying what death He should die. The people answered Him, "We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest Thou, `The Son of man must be lifted up'? who is this Son of man?" Then Jesus said unto them, "Yet a little while is the Light with you. Walk while ye have the Light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have Light, believe in the Light, that ye may be the children of Light." These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide Himself from them.
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The Pharisees Choose the Praise of Men More Than the Praise of God DA 621 (John 12:37-50)

But though He had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on Him: that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, "Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?" [Isa. 53:1] Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, "He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with {their} eyes, nor understand with {their} heart, and be converted, and I should heal them." [Isa. 6:10] These things said Esaias, when he saw His glory, and spake of Him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess {Him}, lest they should be put out of the synagogue: for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Jesus cried and said, "He that believeth on Me, believeth not on Me, but on Him that sent Me. And he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me. I am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness. And if any man hear My words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My words, hath One that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of Myself; but the Father which sent Me, He gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that His commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto Me, so I speak."
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Jesus Talks About the Future of Jerusalem and the End of the World DA 627 (Matt. 24:1-51, Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-38)

And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to {Him} for to show Him the buildings of the temple. One of His disciples saith unto Him, "Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings {are here}! how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts." And Jesus answering said unto him, "Seest thou these great buildings? {As for} these things which ye behold, verily I say unto you, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." And as He sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, saying, "Master, tell us, when shall these things be? and what {shall be} the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world when all these things shall be fulfilled?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, `I am Christ'; and shall deceive many, and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars and commotions: see that ye be not troubled [nor] terrified: for all {these things} must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, and troubles, in divers places, and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. All these {are} the beginning of sorrows. "But take heed to yourselves: for then shall they lay their hands on you, [and] deliver you up to councils to be afflicted, and [shall] persecute {you}, delivering {you} up to the synagogues, and into prisons, and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them, and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends. Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against {their} parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. "But when they shall lead {you}, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. But whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. And then shall many be offended, and ye shall be hated of all {men} for My name's sake: but there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) and when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee into the mountains: and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. "But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day: for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the creation of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom He hath chosen, those days shall be shortened. "Then if any man shall say unto you, `Lo, here {is} Christ', or `Lo, {He is} there'; believe {it} not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if {it were} possible, they shall deceive the very elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, `Behold, He is in the desert'; go not forth: `Behold, {He is} in the secret chambers'; believe {it} not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. "Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. "Now learn a parable of the fig tree, and all the trees; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer {is} near: so ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand, {even} at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no {man}, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but My Father only. "But as the days of Noe {were}, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two {women shall be} grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and {so} that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. "But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. {For the Son of man is} as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, `Watch'. "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom His Lord hath made ruler over His household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed {is} that servant, whom His Lord when He cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, that He shall make him ruler over all His goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, `My Lord delayeth His coming'; and shall begin to smite {his} fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; the Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for {Him}, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint {him} his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." And in the day time He was teaching in the temple; and at night He went out, and abode in the mount that is called {the mount} of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him.
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The Parable of the Ten Virgins DA --- (Matt. 25:1-13)

"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five {were} foolish. They that {were} foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. "And at midnight there was a cry made, `Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.' Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, `Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.' "But the wise answered, saying, `{Not so}; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.' "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, `Lord, Lord, open to us.' "But he answered and said, `Verily I say unto you, I know you not.' "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
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The Parable of the Talents DA --- (Matt. 25:14-30)

"For {the kingdom of heaven is} as a man travelling into a far country, {who} called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. "Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made {them} other five talents. And likewise he that {had received} two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. "After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, `Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.' His lord said unto him, `Well done, {thou} good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.' "He also that had received two talents came and said, `Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.' "His lord said unto him, `Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.' "Then he which had received the one talent came and said, `Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strowed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, {there} thou hast {that is} thine.' "His lord answered and said unto him, `{Thou} wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strowed: thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and {then} at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give {it} unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:' there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats DA 637 (Matt. 25:31-46)

"When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: and before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth {his} sheep from the goats: and He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, `Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungered, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.' "Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, `Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, and fed {Thee}? or thirsty, and gave {Thee} drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took {Thee} in? or naked, and clothed {Thee}? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee?' "And the King shall answer and say unto them, `Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done {it} unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done {it} unto Me.' "Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, `Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was an hungered, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not.' "Then shall they also answer Him, saying, `Lord, when saw we Thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee?' "Then shall He answer them, saying, `Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did {it} not to one of the least of these, ye did {it} not to Me.' And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal."
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Preparing for the Passover Supper DA 642 (Matt. 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13)

Now the first {day} of the {feast of} unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, the disciples came to Jesus, and He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat." And they said unto Him, "Where wilt Thou that we go and prepare for Thee to eat the passover?" And He said unto them, "Go ye into the city, and there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And say ye to the goodman of the house, `The Master saith unto thee, "My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with My disciples. Where is 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 the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and came into the city, and found as He had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
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Starting the Passover DA 642 (Matt. 26:20, Mark 14:17-18, Luke 22:14-16)

Now when the even was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. And He said unto them, "With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
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Strife Again Over Who Should Be the Greatest DA 642 (Luke 22:24-30)

And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And He said unto them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise 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."
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The Foot Washing Ceremony Inaugurated DA 642 (John 13:1-20)

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. And [the Passover] 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 my feet?" Jesus answered and said unto him, "What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter." Peter saith unto Him, "Thou shalt never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me." Simon Peter saith unto Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also {my} hands and {my} head." Jesus saith to him, "He that is washed needeth not save to wash {his} feet, but is clean every whit: and ye 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 another'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 the scripture may be fulfilled, he that eateth bread with Me hath lifted up his heel against Me. Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am {He}. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth Me; and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me."
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The Lord's Supper DA 652 (Matt. 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20)

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and gave thanks, and blessed {it}, and brake {it}, and gave {it} to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of Me." And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave {it} to them: and they all drank of it. And He said unto them, "Take this, and divide {it} among yourselves: drink ye all of it; for this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 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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Revealing the Betrayer DA 653 (Matt. 26:21-25, Mark 14:18-21, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:21-30)

When Jesus had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and as they sat and did eat, Jesus testified, and said, "Verily I say unto you, one of you which eateth with Me shall betray Me. But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth Me {is} with Me on the table." Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom He spake. And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto Him one by one, "Lord, is it I?" and another {said, "Is} it I?" Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to Him, that He should ask who it should be of whom He spake. He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto Him, "Lord, who is it?" And He answered and said, "He that dippeth {his} hand with Me in the dish, the same shall betray Me. And truly 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." Then Judas, which betrayed Him, answered and said, "Master, is it I?" He said unto him, "Thou hast said. He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped {it}." And when He had dipped the sop, He gave {it} to Judas Iscariot, {the son} of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, "That thou doest, do quickly." Now no man at the table knew for what intent He spake this unto him. For some {of them} thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, "Buy {those things} that we have need of against the feast"; or, that he should give something to the poor. He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
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Counseling the Eleven Disciples DA 662, 673 (Matt. 26:30, Mark 14:26, Luke 22:39, John 13:31-35; 14:1-31)

Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God be glorified in Him, God shall also glorify Him in Himself, and shall straightway glorify Him. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek Me: and as I said unto the Jews, `Whither I go, ye cannot come'; so now I say to you. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all {men} know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another. "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions: if {it were} not {so}, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, {there} ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." Thomas saith unto Him, "Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the Way?" Jesus saith unto him, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him." Philip saith unto Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us." Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou {then}, `Show us the Father'? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. Believe Me that I {am} in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater {works} than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do {it}. "If ye love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; {even} the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth Me no more; but ye see Me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I {am} in My Father, and ye in Me, and I in you. He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him." Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, "Lord, how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world?" Jesus answered and said unto him, "If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him. He that loveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: and the word which ye hear is not Mine, but the Father's which sent Me. These things have I spoken unto you, being {yet} present with you. But the Comforter, {which is} the Holy Ghost, whom 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: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, `I go away, and come {again} unto you'. If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, `I go unto the Father' [John 14:12]: 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; 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; and His disciples also followed Him.
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Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial DA 673 (Matt. 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-38, John 13:36-38)

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.' [Zech. 13:7] But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee." Simon Peter said unto Him, "Lord, whither goest Thou?" Jesus answered him, "Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow Me afterwards." Peter said unto Him, "Lord, why cannot I follow Thee now? I will lay down my life for Thy sake." And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired {to have} you, that he may sift {you} as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." Peter answered and said unto Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with Thee, both into prison, and to death. Though all {men} shall be offended because of Thee, {yet} will I never be offended." Jesus answered him, "Wilt thou lay down thy life for My sake? I tell thee, Peter, that this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest Me." But he spake the more vehemently, "If I should die with Thee, I will not deny Thee in any wise." Likewise also said they all. And He said unto them, "When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing?" 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, `And He was reckoned among the transgressors': [Isaiah 53:12] for the things concerning Me have an end." And they said, "Lord, behold, here {are} two swords." And He said unto them, "It is enough."
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Jesus, the True Vine DA 674 (John 15:1-16)

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every {branch} that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. "Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me. I am the vine, ye {are} the branches: He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without Me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in Me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast {them} into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. "Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples. As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you: continue ye in My love. If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love. These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and {that} your joy might be full. This is My commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you. "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and {that} your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it you.
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