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March 09, 2015

Live By the Sword, Perish By the Sword

Since the last time i wrote, i went and saw some people i used to know. I sat and visited with these folks for awhile, and then i became so offended by their behaviour that i had to leave their presence. The husband continually curses God’s Name, and blasphemes His Holy Name. The wife constantly tells blatant lies, and about half of what i heard her say was total lies. After being around these people for a short time, i became so offended by their lying and cursing of God’s Most Holy Name, that i became disgusted and left them.

If i become so offended by this behaviour, i’m pretty sure God won’t be anywhere near these people. Certainly liars and blasphemers are not going to be invited into Heaven!

James Chapter 2

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of
this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath
promised to them that love him?
6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and
draw you before the judgment seats?
7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are
called?
8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced
of the law as transgressors.
10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one
point, he is guilty of all.
11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.
Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a
transgressor of the law.
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of
liberty.

Now the sad part is that these folks call themselves “christians”. They attend a so-called “christian church” where somebody teaches them false doctrine, apparently. The Truth is that real Christians follow the words and teachings of Jesus Christ. That is why they are called Christians. Not just because they memorize Scripture verses, but because they memorize Scripture verses and they DO WHAT CHRIST tells them to do. That is the ONLY way to be a Christian. To DO what Jesus teaches us! Follow Jesus teachings! If you do not follow the words and teachings of Jesus, and you do not do what Jesus said and taught, then you are NOT a Christian! You would be a hypocrite. For example, if you do NOT love your neighbor as yourself, you are NOT a Christian! You could call yourself anything you wanted, EXCEPT a Christian. Because to be a Christian you must do what Jesus tells us. Jesus teachings are very clear. People who do not follow Jesus teachings are NOT Christians. Christians love Jesus, and they love Jesus’ Father, and they love Jesus Heavenly Mother, and they do not go about cursing God’s Holy Name and lying and breaking all the commandments. Because when you curse God’s Holy Name, you are not just cursing God the Heavenly FAther. You are also cursing the Most Holy Name of Jesus, the Father AND the Holy Spirit! Because these three are ALL God! And so when you curse God’s Name, you are cursing all three. These are NOT the actions of a Christian, someone who loves God!

Matthew Chapter 7

21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is
in heaven.

Matthew Chapter 12

47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren
stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my
mother? and who are my brethren?
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said,
Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven,
the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

ONLY those who DO THE WILL of the FAther shall enter the kingdom of Heaven. ALL OTHERS will NOT enter! Law breakers, commandment breakers, oath breakers, liars, blasphemers, these have no place in the Kingdom of Heaven! Because they do NOT DO the Will of the Father! People who do NOT do what Jesus teaches are NOT Christians and do NOT go to Heaven.

Romans Chapter 6

23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The wages of sin is death. Breaking the Law, breaking God’s commandments is sin. Therefore, breaking the commandments leads to death. The wages of breaking the commandments is death. LYing leads to death. Break the commandments at your own risk, because now you know what will happen. Real Christians do not break the commandments. Real Christians keep God’s commandments, because real Christians love God and do His Will. In Fact, LYING is one of the things that God Hates! So people who tell lies are not following the teachings of Jesus, they are doing things that GOD HATES ! No, these are not Christians who do the things that God hates! These are the people who give Christians a bad name! Because of these people, many think that Christians are hypocrites and liars and blasphemers. But the Truth is, true Christians are NONE OF THESE THINGS ! TRUE CHRISTIANS KEEP GOD’S COMMANDMENTS! Those are hypocrites who don’t! They are NOT Christians!

Proverbs Chapter 6

16 ¶ These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an
abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in
running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord
among brethren.
20 ¶ My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the
law of thy mother:

People who go around doing the things that God hates are NOT going to go to Heaven. Lying, murdering and sowing discord are not what we do to get into Heaven.

James Chapter 1

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your
own selves.

These people deceive them own selves. How? Because they had the Truth before them. They had the Scriptures right before them. They had the Truth right in front of them! They had everything they need to learn about Christianity, right in the New Testament, but they DID NOT BELIEVE God’s Word! They deceived their own selves! They decided not to believe God and believe them ownselves instead. They did not know the power of God, nor the Scriptures, and they did greatly err! They did not hear and do what Jesus told them. So they will NOT be saved. They did not believe and they DID NOT DO what Jesus taught.

Now Jesus Himself only came here to carry out the will of His Father. Sometimes we have to do things we don’t like. Why? Because we are not here to just go around doing things that we like to do. We are here to do what we are told to do. And Jesus Himself, Jesus only wished to carry out the Will of His Father. That is all. Jesus Himself only carried out the will of God, and Jesus did not go about doing whatever He wanted to do, or liked to do. And Jesus taught us by example that that is how we should conduct ourselves, in the same manner that Jesus conducted Himself. We should also carry out the Will of the Father.

John Chapter 6

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that
cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the
will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which
he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at
the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which
seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I
will raise him up at the last day.

John Chapter 4

34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent
me, and to finish his work.

And so if we want to be Christians and enter in the Kingdom of Heaven, we need to HEED the Word of God! And we need to DO what God tells us! We need to carry out God’s will. Because ONLY those who carry out the Will of the Father enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Read the New Testament, read and learn and DO what Jesus teaches us to do. Because that is the ONLY WAY we can get into the Kingdom of Heaven! All other ways lead to destruction.

Now also since the last time i wrote, i had written that God’s Law is kind of like a fence. God created the FEnce to protect us and God told us to stay inside the fence, otherwise if we stray, the wolves will devour us. Now some people stay inside the fence like they are supposed to, while others willingly break the fence and get out. Because some people will NOT do what they are told, even if you tell them that they will die. Many will still not listen, instead they deceive them own selves, and disobey, and just as they were told would happen, they become destroyed. There is no help for these people because they will not listen. It’s really very simple.

Now i had talked to a pig farmer about some pigs he used to raise. The farmer had quite a few hogs and the farmer told me about one hog in particular. This one hog, his name was Harley. He was a big fat stinky pig, he was all fat, and soaked in pig manure up to his chest, and his snout was dirty from manure, because all day Harley the hog wallowed around in pig manure like a big fat pig. Well all the other hogs stayed in their pens and did as they were supposed to. But Harley, the big fat hog, he didn’t do what he was supposed to. Everytime Harley the hog would bust down the fence and get out. Then everytime the farmer had to go and get that hog back into the pen. And then everytime, Harley the big fat hog would get out again. This went on for some time. Until the farmer just got tired of putting that hog back in the pen and it kept getting out. So one day the farmer loaded Harley the hog onto the pickup and took him to town and sold him for people to eat. They killed that fat hog and ate it, because it was nothing but trouble.

I thought about this, and how it is like the Fence. Some animals, or some people, keep breaking down the Fence and getting out, even though they are not supposed to. This may go on for sometime. But sooner or later, these same disobedient folks who keep breaking the Fence and getting outside the Fence, one day, these folks are going to find out that they are no longer fenced in. No, they are not fenced in any more. In fact, they broke out of the fence so many times and they will not stay inside, and at some point, these very same folks are going to find themselves fenced OUT, and UNABLE to get back in! Then these folks will be devoured by wolves, just as Jesus told them. Just as Jesus says, Many will be OUTSIDE the city, wailing and gnashing their teeth. They will no longer be fenced In, they will be fenced OUT of the Kingdom Of Heaven. They refused to be fenced in, and as a result, they find themselves fenced OUT of Heaven. There will still be a fence, only they will be on the wrong side of it, and this fence they will not be able to get through. They thought they were being smart and breaking out of the fence, but they only deceived them own selfs.

These folks did not wish to be fenced IN, and as a result, they become fenced OUT of the Kingdom of Heaven. This is what happens to people who do not respect the Fence. They keep getting on the wrong side of the fence, and one day, they find out they cannot get back in.

Now i thought about all the crimes and sins that people do and all the different things that will cause people to be banned from Heaven. Of all the sins, which sins are the worst? Certainly, there are seven sins that God hates, which includes lying!

Proverbs Chapter 6

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in
running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord
among brethren.

If you notice, murder is in the list, lying, evil imagination, mischievous heart, and sowers of discord. So lying is just as bad as murder! ALL liars are going to lake of fire!

Revelation Chapter 21

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things
new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and
faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the
fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God,
and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all
liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone: which is the second death.

The fearful, the nonbelievers, the abominable, murderers, idolators and ALL LIARS are going into the lake of fire! Now after Jesus tells us this, we need to heed His Words and NOT become liars! So lying is one of the worst sins, it’s equal to murder! What else is a bad sin? James tells us that SWEARING and making OATHS also leads to condemnation!

James Chapter 5

12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven,
neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be
yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

James tells us do NOT swear and do not make oaths, because these will lead to CONDEMNATION! Because if we swear or make an oath, we MUST keep our Word or else we become LIARS and ALL LIARS go into the lake of fire. Very important to heed the words of God! And DO what God tells us!

Now there is a mention of a horrible sin in Mark, where Jesus talks about who is going to betray Him. Again, from the list of seven abominations, false witness is one of the things God hates, and Jesus says it would be better for that man to have “never been born!” The punishment is very great for false witness and lying!

Mark Chapter 14

21 The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to
that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that
man if he had never been born.

Matthew Chapter 26

24 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

This is a direct example Jesus gives us about certain sins that qualify for the worst punishment. What other sins does Jesus mention as being the worst sins possible? Jesus says that anyone who injures or makes His Children stumble will receive the same punishment as those who betray Christ! Hurting and injuring children is one of the worst crimes and sins that people can commit! It is just as bad as lying and murdering! Because to God, Children are the Greatest among the Kingdom of Heaven!

Matthew Chapter 18

AT the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of
them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the
same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth
me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in
me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his
neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mark Chapter 9

36 And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when
he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name,
receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but
him that sent me.
38 ¶ And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out
devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him,
because he followeth not us.
39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do
a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
40 For he that is not against us is on our part.

41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name,
because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose
his reward.
42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in
me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he were cast into the sea.

43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter
into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire
that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter
halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire
that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to
enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to
be cast into hell fire:
48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be
salted with salt.
50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will
ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with
another.

Jesus gives us very strict warnings NOT to hurt Children! This is very, very important to heed God’s Word, and DO what God tells us! ALL OF IT! Not just the parts we like to do! That is why God gave us His Word, so we can go to Heaven. But first, we must DO What God Tells US in His Word! Otherwise it does no good just to read about it. We must DO what we are told.

Luke Chapter 17

THEN said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences
will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little
ones.
3 ¶ Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee,
rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven
times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive
him.
5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

So if people are LYING and ABUSING CHILDREN, we can see that these folks are among the WORST offenders there are! They are just as bad as murderers! So heed the word of God, and DO what God says, and do NOT tell lies and do NOT abuse children, and do not commit murders! These will all get you banned from Heaven, forever!

Now i would also like to point out in Luke Chapter 17, verse 3 and verse 4. Jesus tells us that if our brother trespass against us, we should forgive him, under one circumstance. And that circumstance is, IF HE REPENTS ! If he does NOT REPENT, we DO NOT Forgive him! In the same way, if we DO NOT REPENT of our sins, we will NOT BE FORGIVEN by God! We must repent to be forgiven. Certainly we cannot forgive people who won’t even admit that they sinned. If people keep on sinning they are not forgiven. So therefore REPENT! And Stop Sinning!

So crimes against children, lying, murders, idolators, blasphemers, etc, these are all horrible crimes that will cause people to be condemned. But what else is there?

I thought about it, and there is something that is even WORSE than all of these other sins, lying, abusing children, idolatry, murders, etc. There is something even WORSE, for which there is NO FORGIVENESS! And that is to become a saved Christian, and ask Jesus to forgive our sins, and then to turn around and CONTINUE SINNING! For these people who ask God to forgive them, and then TURN THEIR BACKS ON GOD, there is nothing that can save them. There was, but they turned their backs on GOd! They forgot their promises and went their own way and did their own will and as a result, they will find themselves fenced OUT of the Kingdom of Heaven!

Hebrews Chapter 10

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge
of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery
indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or
three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought
worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath
counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an
unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I
will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his
people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Asking God to forgive us, and then turning around and continue sinning, there is NO HOPE for these lost souls! They had their chance, and they threw it away. They were not obedient and they did NOT DO what God had asked them. And they did NOT DO what they promised God. They broke their promises to God, and so they cannot be saved. Because they cannot keep their word. They are liars. They make promises to God and then break them. And since they cannot keep their end of the Covenenant with God, they have no covenant. They made a promise to God, they broke their promise, and they made themselves LIARS. They let them own selves down. Why did they do this to themselves? Because they were deceived. Either they deceived themselves, or other people deceived them. But for whatever reason, they DID NOT carry out the Will of God on Earth. They DID NOT do what they were told. They were disobedient and they sinned, and they will earn the wages of their works. They DID NOT Heed the Word of God and they DID NOT DO THE WILL of the FAther! They will NOT enter the Kingdom of Heaven!

No, these are like brute beasts, hogs who keep breaking down the fence and doing whatever they want. There is no Kingdom of Heaven for them. They will be sent to destruction instead.

2 Peter Chapter 2

BUT there were false prophets also among the people, even as there
shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in
damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and
bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom
the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make
merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth
not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to
hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto
judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a
preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the
ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes
condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto
those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the
wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and
hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful
deeds;)
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and
to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of
uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they,
selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not
railing accusation against them before the Lord.
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed,
speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly
perish in their own corruption;

19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants
of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he
brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through
the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them
than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of
righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy
commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The
dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to
her wallowing in the mire.

For these lost souls, these liars, and blasphemers, these Christians who fell away, these five foolish virgins, there is no hope for them. Liars and blasphemers and murderers are NOT allowed into Heaven. ONLY those who DO THE WILL of God! And NO Others! We must have NO FELLOWSHIP with darkness, other than to REPROVE THEM! So the worst possible sin we can do is to become a saved Christian, saved by the blood of Jesus, and then to cast aside Jesus’ Sacrifice, and to continue on sinning. For these lost souls, these “fake Christians”, these self-deceived, self serving sinners, there is no hope. Just a certain fearful looking for of Judgment.

And There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Walk circumspectly. And heed the Word of God and carry out the Will of God if you wish to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. s

EPhesians Chapter 5

11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather reprove them.
12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of
them in secret.
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for
whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the
dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Matthew Chapter 26

AND it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he
said unto his disciples,
2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the
Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 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,
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among
the people.
6 ¶ Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 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.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To
what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the
poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the
woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it
for my burial.
13 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.
14 ¶ Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the
chief priests,
15 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.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 ¶ 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?
18 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.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made
ready the passover.
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you
shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them
to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in
the dish, the same shall betray me.
24 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.
25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it
I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26 ¶ 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.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins.
29 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.
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount
of Olives.
31 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.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be
offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before
the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not
deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 ¶ Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even
unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 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.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and
saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed
is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 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.
43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were
heavy.
44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time,
saying the same words.
45 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.
46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
47 ¶ 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.
48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed
him.
50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then
came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
51 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.

52 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.

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall
presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
55 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.
56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
57 ¶ And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas
the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and
went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false
witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet
found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God,
and to build it in three days.
62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou
nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
63 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.
64 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.
65 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.
66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote
him with the palms of their hands,
68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
69 ¶ Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto
him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou
sayest.
71 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.
72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
73 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.
74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man.
And immediately the cock crew.
75 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.

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