Matthew 26:49-59 (Weymouth New Testament)

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49 So he went straight to Jesus and said, "Peace to you, Rabbi!" And he kissed Him eagerly. 50 "Friend," said Jesus, "carry out your intention." Then they came and laid their hands on Jesus and seized Him firmly. 51 But one of those with Jesus drew his sword and struck the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear. 52 "Put back your sword again," said Jesus, "for all who draw the sword shall perish by the sword. 53 Or do you suppose I cannot entreat my Father and He would instantly send to my help more than twelve legions of angels? 54 In that case how are the Scriptures to be fulfilled which declare that thus it must be?" 55 Then said Jesus to the crowds, "Have you come out as if to fight with a robber, with swords and bludgeons to apprehend me? Day after day I have been sitting teaching in the Temple, and you did not arrest me. 56 But all this has taken place in order that the writings of the Prophets may be fulfilled." At this point the disciples all left Him and fled. 57 But the officers who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, at whose house the Scribes and the Elders had assembled. 58 And Peter kept following Him at a distance, till he came even to the court of the High Priest's palace, where he entered and sat down among the officers to see the issue. 59 Meanwhile the High Priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death;
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