Front Cover
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 The annunciation
 The nativity
 The adoration
 The flight into Egypt
 Jesus with the doctors
 Baptism of Jesus
 The temptation
 Feeding the multitude
 Healing the blind
 Driving out the money-changers
 Raising of Lazarus
 The transfiguration
 Blessing little children
 Entry into Jerusalem
 The last supper
 Washing of feet
 The betrayal
 Christ before Pilate
 Jesus carrying the cross
 The crucifixion
 The burial of Jesus
 Jesus appearing to Mary
 Jesus appearing to Thomas
 The ascension
 Back Cover

Title: Bible picture book
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Title: Bible picture book
Physical Description: 96 p., 24 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain) -- Tract Committee
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain) ( Publisher )
E. & J.B. Young & Co ( Publisher )
Wyman & Sons ( Printer )
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
E. & J.B. Young & Co.
Place of Publication: London ;
New York
Manufacturer: Wyman and Sons
Publication Date: [1883?]
Subject: Bible stories, English -- N.T -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1883
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Spatial Coverage: England -- London
England -- Brighton
United States -- New York -- New York
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Title Page
        Page 3
    Table of Contents
        Page 4
    The annunciation
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
    The nativity
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
    The adoration
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
    The flight into Egypt
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Jesus with the doctors
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    Baptism of Jesus
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
    The temptation
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
    Feeding the multitude
        Page 36
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
    Healing the blind
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
    Driving out the money-changers
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
    Raising of Lazarus
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
    The transfiguration
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
    Blessing little children
        Page 55
        Page 56
        Page 57
    Entry into Jerusalem
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
        Page 61
        Page 62
    The last supper
        Page 63
        Page 64
        Page 65
        Page 66
    Washing of feet
        Page 67
        Page 68
        Page 69
        Page 70
    The betrayal
        Page 71
        Page 72
        Page 73
    Christ before Pilate
        Page 74
        Page 75
        Page 76
        Page 77
        Page 78
    Jesus carrying the cross
        Page 79
        Page 80
    The crucifixion
        Page 81
        Page 82
        Page 83
        Page 84
    The burial of Jesus
        Page 85
        Page 86
        Page 87
    Jesus appearing to Mary
        Page 88
        Page 89
        Page 90
    Jesus appearing to Thomas
        Page 91
        Page 92
        Page 93
    The ascension
        Page 94
        Page 95
        Page 96
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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THE ANNUNCIATION ... ... ... ... ... 5
THE NATIVITY ... ... ... .. ... ... 9
THE ADORATION ... ... ..... ... .. 16
THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT ... ... ... ... ... 21
JESUS WITH THE DOCTORS ... ... ... ... 24
BAPTISM OF JESUS ... ... ... .. ... ... 28
THE TEMPTATION ... ... ... ... ... ... 33
FEEDING THE MULTITUDE ... ... ... ... 36
HEALING THE BLIND ... ... .. .. 41
RAISING OF LAZARUS ... ... ... ... 47
ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM .. ... .. .. .. 58
THE LAST SUPPER... ... ... ... .. 63
WASHING OF FEET... ... ...... ... 67
THE BETRAYAL ... ... ..... 71
CHRIST BEFORE PILATE ... ... ... ... 74
JESUS CARRYING THE CROSS ... ... ... .. 79
THE CRUCIFIXION ... ... .. ... ... 81
THE BURIAL OF JESUS ... ... ... ... .. 85
JESUS APPEARING TO MARY ... .. ... .* 88
THE ASCENSION ... ... ... ... ... ... 94



HERE was a young woman whose
name was Mary, who lived in a town
called Nazareth. She was quite a
poor woman, and was going to be married
to a carpenter named Joseph. One day an
angel came and spoke to her. The angel's
name was Gabriel.
When Mary saw the angel she was

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frightened, and began to wonder why he
had come to speak to her. But he told
her not to be frightened: he had come
to tell her that she was soon going to
have a little child, whose name was to be
Jesus. He told her, too, that this little child
was the Son of God. Mary must have
been very much surprised when the angel
told her this. It was a great honour to be
chosen to be the mother of the Son of God;
but it did not make her proud. No; Mary
was a good woman, and was humble. She
told the angel that she was the handmaid, or
servant, of the Lord, and ready to obey His
After the angel Gabriel had left her, she
went directly to see her cousin Elisabeth,
and stayed with her three months. While

The Annunciation. 7

Mary was staying with Elisabeth, she sang a
beautiful song of thanksgiving to God for
His goodness and mercy.

Nazareth, an angel came one night when
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Joseph was asleep, and told him to take
Mary and take care of her, for that she
was going to have a son, who was to be

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called Jesus, because He would save His
people from their sins. The name Jesus
means a Saviour; and we call Jesus our
Saviour, because He came into the world to
be punished instead of us sinners. If Jesus
had not come to die for sinners, all men and
women and children must have gone to be
punished in hell when they died; but now,
for the sake of Jesus, God will forgive all
those who are sorry for their sins, and try to
do what is right, and pray to Him for
When Joseph woke out of his sleep, he
did as the angel had told him to do, and
took Mary to be his wife, and they lived
together at Nazareth till a short time before
Jesus was born.


g BOUT the time that Jesus was born,
there was an order given, that all the
people who lived in Judaea should
have their names written down in a book.
Joseph and Mary, though they lived at
Nazareth, belonged to a town called Beth-
lehem. Now Bethlehem was a long way
from Nazareth, about sixty miles; and Joseph
and Mary had to travel all that way to have
their names written down. When they got
to Bethlehem there was no room for them in
the inn, and so they had to stay in a stable.

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And while they were in the stable Jesus was
born; and Mary laid Him in a manger,
because she had no bed to put Him into.
And there were some shepherds near
Bethlehem, who were watching their flocks

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by night. In that country there were fierce
beasts which would have killed the sheep, if
the shepherds had not been near to drive


The Nativity. II
them away. And a bright light appeared
in the sky, and an angel came down from
heaven to speak to them; and the shepherds
were very much frightened.
But the angel told them not to be afraid,
for he had brought some very good news
to them and to all people. This news
was, that Jesus Christ the Saviour was born
in Bethlehem. The angel told the shep-
herds how they should know Jesus when
they saw Him. He said they would find
a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying
in a manger.
Swaddling clothes are the sort of clothes
that all babies used to wear at that time;
and a manger is what hay and corn are
put into for horses to eat. Most babies
have a soft bed or cradle to lie in; but Jesus,

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the Son of God, had only a manger for his
When the angel had left off speaking to
the shepherds, all of a sudden the sky over
their heads was full of angels, praising
God, and saying, "Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace; good will
toward men."
When the angels had all gone away
into heaven, the shepherds said to one
another, Let us go now to Bethlehem,
and see this thing that has happened." So
they left their sheep in the field, and made
haste to go and find Jesus. And when they
came to the stable they found Mary and
Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
They knew that this baby was the Son of
God, for the angel had told them so. And

The Nativity. 13

when they had seen Him, before they went
back to their sheep in the field, they told
the people of Bethlehem about the wonder-
ful child that had been born, and what the

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angel had told them about Him. And all
the people wondered at what the shepherds
told them; but Mary kept what they said in
her heart, and often thought over all that

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had happened on the night that her child
was born.
As the shepherds went back to the
field, where they had left their sheep, they
praised God for all they had heard and
You see, dear children, that when Jesus
Christ, the Son of God, came down from
heaven, He came to be the child of a poor
woman. He was born in a stable and laid
in a manger. The first people who went to
visit Him were poor shepherds. He had
no fine house to live in, or fine clothes to
wear, or pretty things to play with, as some
of you have. Now this should teach you
all a lesson. You, who are poor, should be
contented with what God has given you, and
not wish to be rich or great, when God's

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own Son was contented to be poor. And
you, who are the children of parents who
can afford to give you every comfort you
can want, must try to remember, that there
are many who are poor and in want, and
for Christ's sake you should try to do them



H EN Jesus Christ was born at Beth-
lehem, some wise men who lived in
a country some way off from Judea
saw a star in the sky that they had never
seen before. They were glad when they saw
the star, for they knew that it was sent to
tell them that Christ was born, and they
got ready directly to go and see Him. It
was the custom in their country for people
when they went to pay a visit to a king, or
any other great man, to take a present
with them. So these wise men took a


The Adoration. 17

present of the best things they could get in
their country, and set off on their journey.
The star they had seen in the sky went
before them to show them the way.


When they came to Jerusalem, they
asked, "Where is He that is born King
of the Jews? for we have seen His star
in the east, and are come to worship

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When the people of Jerusalem, and the
king of Judaea, whose name was Herod,
heard what the wise. men said, they
were surprised and frightened. Herod did
not like to hear of any other king of
the Jews besides himself; and he was
afraid that this new King would come and
take his kingdom away from him. He
called together all the chief priests and
learned men, and asked them where it was
that Christ was to be born. And they told
him, at Bethlehem, in Judaea; for so the
prophets had said many years before. Then
Herod told the wise men to go to Beth-
lehem, and when they had found the young
child Jesus, to come back and tell him
where He was, that he might go and wor-
ship Him too.

The Adoratzion. 19

When they had heard this, the wise
men set off again on their journey; and
the star went before them till it stopped
over the house where Jesus was. When
the wise men saw the star stop they were
very glad; for they knew they had come to
the end of their journey. And when they
went into the house, they found Jesus and
Mary, and they fell down before Jesus and
worshipped Him. And then they opened
the present they had brought, and gave it to
Him. The present was gold, and frank-
incense, and myrrh.
You all know what gold is, and how
valuable it is. Frankincense and myrrh
were two kinds of gum that were found
in the country where the wise men lived,
and were thought very precious at that
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time. Myrrh was used for medicine, and
frankincense was burnt to make a sweet
smell when men were worshipping God.
These wise men seem to have known
that Jesus, who was "born King of the
Jews," was God as well as man.

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HEN Herod told the wise men to let
him know where Jesus was, that he
might go and worship Him, he did
not really mean what he said. He wanted
to know where Jesus was, that he might kill
Him. But God would not let Herod kill
His Son. He told the wise men in a
dream that they were not to go back to
Jerusalem, but were to go home another
way; and they did as God told them. And
when they were gone away, God sent an
angel to Joseph, while he was asleep, to tell

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him to take the young child and Mary His
mother from Bethlehem, and to go into a
country called Egypt, and to stay there till
God told him they might come back again;

because Herod wanted to kill Jesus. So
Joseph got up directly, and set off that same
night with Mary and the young child Jesus,
to go into Egypt. They made haste, for
fear Herod should send to look for Jesus


The Flight into Egypt. 23
before they got to a safe place. When they
had been a few months in" Egypt, Herod
died; and God sent an angel again to
Joseph to tell him to take Jesus and His
mother back again into the land of Judaea.
And they went back, and lived at Nazareth.


HEN Jesus was twelve years old, He
went with his parents to Jerusalem
to the feast of the Passover. And
after the feast, Mary and Joseph set off to go
home, with a number of their friends and
relations who had been to the feast. And
Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But his
mother and Joseph did not know that; they
thought He was with some of their friends
who were travelling with them.
When they had gone a day's journey,
and could not find Him anywhere, they



Jesus wit/ the Doctors. 25

made haste back to Jerusalem to look for
Him. For three days they looked, but
could not find Him. At last they found
Him in the Temple, sitting among the

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doctors, or learned men, listening to what
they said, and asking them questions.
And all the people that heard Him were
astonished at all He knew, and the answers

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He made when the doctors talked to Him.
Joseph and Mary were very much surprised
when they saw Him, and His mother asked
Him why He had treated them so; for she
and Joseph had been very unhappy because
they could not find Him. And Jesus said
to them, How is it that ye sought me?
Wist ye not that I must be about my
Father's business?"
Twist ye not" means do you not
know;" and Jesus meant, that God was
His Father, and that He must do His
work. And He was doing His Father's
work by being in His house, the Temple,
and asking questions of the learned men who
sat there to teach the people. Joseph and
Mary did not know what He meant; but
Mary kept in her heart all He had said.

Jesus with the Doctors. 27
And Jesus went back to Nazareth with
His parents, and was obedient to them.
And as He grew older, He grew in wisdom,
and in favour with God and man.
Jesus Christ set an example to children by
being obedient to His parents. Happy will
it be for you if you try to be like Him. Dis-
obedient children cannot be really happy.



HE quiet life at Nazareth passed
away at last, and when Jesus was
thirty years old (at the commence-
ment of the thirty-first year of His human
life) He knew that the time had come when
He must manifest Himself to His chosen
people. He would not come to them, as
they vainly imagined, with the pomp and
splendour of those kings whose kingdoms
are of this world, but with the holy teaching
and with the mighty power of the Son of


Baptism of Jesus. 29

In one way the Jewish people were ready
to receive Him, for they were looking and
longing for the appearing of the Messiah,
and they knew that the time for His appear-

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ing, according to the prophecies of the
prophet Daniel, had fully come.
But instead of some warrior-king, whose
sword should smite their enemies and restore

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their independence, a voice came from the
wilderness of Judaea calling for national
repentance and cleansing as a preparation
for the Lord, and making straight His paths.
This was the voice of John the Baptist, the
son of Zacharias, the forerunner of One
mightier than himself, who should baptise
with the Holy Ghost and with fire. He
told the priests and Levites and rulers of
the Jews, who sent to ask him if he were
indeed the Christ, "that prophet" whom
Moses said God should raise up like unto
Himself:-No, he was not the Christ; but
he said,
"There standeth One among you whom
ye know not."
Many of the people were baptised of
John in Jordan, confessing their sins with

Bap/tism of Jesus. 3

a true repentance; but others came in self-
righteousness, boasting that Abraham was
their father, and to them he said,
"0 generation of vipers, who hath
warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
bring forth, therefore, fruits meet for re-
One came to John's baptism who was
not sinful, and who needed no repentance.
This could be true of one man only-
our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet He came that
He might "fulfil all righteousness "-all the
requirements of the law-for He was made
sin for us, and stood in our place. And when
He was baptised, John saw the Spirit of God
descending upon Him like a dove, and he
heard a voice from heaven, saying, This is
My beloved Son, in whom I am well

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pleased." This visible descent of the Holy
Ghost was to John the promised sign that
Jesus was indeed He that should come."

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FTER our Lord Jesus Christ had
been baptised by John the Baptist
in the River Jordan, He was led by
the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted
by the devil. And He was there forty days
and forty nights without eating anything, and
afterwards He was hungry. Then the devil
came to tempt Him, and said, If Thou be
the Son of God, command that these stones
be made bread."
But Jesus answered and said, "It is
written, Man shall not live by bread alone,
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but by every word that proceedeth out of
the mouth of God."
Then the devil took Him into the
Holy City-that is, Jerusalem-and set
Him on a pinnacle of the Temple, and
said to Him, "If Thou be the Son of
God, cast Thyself down, for it is written,
He shall give His angels charge con-
cerning Thee: and in their hands they
shall bear Thee up, lest at any time
Thou dash Thy foot against a stone."
Jesus said to him, It is written again,
Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy
Again the devil took Him up into a
very high mountain, and showed Him all
the kingdoms of the world, and the glory
of them, and said to Him, All these


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things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall
down and worship me."
Then said Jesus to him, "Get thee
hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt
worship the Lord thy God, and Him only
shalt thou serve."
Then the devil went away and left
Him, and angels came and ministered to
Him-that is, they brought Him what He
needed, and comforted Him.



OMETIMES Jesus wished to be
alone with His disciples, that He
might talk to them; but the people
were so anxious to see and hear Him,
that they used to crowd round Him so
much that sometimes He had not time
even to eat.
Once, when it happened so, Jesus said
to His disciples, Let us go away into a
desert place, and rest a little while."
So they got into a boat on the Lake of
Gennesaret to go to a desert place. But


Feeding the Mulltitde. 37

the people saw which way they went, and
they ran as fast as they could to the same
place; and when Jesus and the disciples

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got there, they found a great crowd of
"people waiting for them.
When Jesus saw all these poor people

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waiting to see Him, He pitied them, because
they were like sheep who had no shepherd to
take care of them; and instead of sending
them away that He might rest, He began
to teach them many things; and those
among them who were sick He made well
And when the evening began to come
on, the disciples asked Jesus to send the
people away, that they might go into the
villages and buy themselves some bread, for
they had nothing to eat. But Jesus said,
" You give them something to eat."
Then the disciples asked if they should
go and buy some bread; for they had not
enough for so many people. And Jesus
asked them how many loaves they had;
and they said they had five loaves and

Feeding ite Mzdtitude. 39
two fishes. And He told them to make
the people sit down on the green grass
And they sat down in rows. In some
of the rows there were a hundred people,
and in some there were fifty: altogether
there were about five thousand men, besides
some women and children.
And when all the people had sat down,
Jesus took the five loaves and the two
fishes, and when He had given thanks,
or said grace, as we generally call it
now, He began to break them into pieces,
and gave the pieces to the disciples to
give to the people. And as He broke the
loaves and fishes He made more of them
so that there was enough for all the
people to eat as much as they wanted.
When they had all done eating, Jesus told

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the disciples to pick up all the pieces that
were left, and they picked up enough to fill
twelve baskets full.
Though Jesus had all power, so that He
could make as much food as He pleased, He
would not allow anything to be wasted. We
should all try to follow His example in this,
and be very careful not to throw away or
waste the food that is given us.


T Jerusalem Jesus saw a man who
had been born blind. His life was
passed in darkness. The sun rose
in the morning, but its beauty and gladness
were not for him-he saw it not; and its
setting splendours he could never behold.
The brightest summer's day was to him like
the blackest night. His whole life had been
one long night; but at last He who was the
Light changed that night into a glorious day.
Jesus saw him, and pitied him. He anointed
his eyes with clay, and told him to go and

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wash in the Pool of Siloam. He could,
indeed, have given him sight by speaking a
word-for had He not created the light and
the sun, and when all was darkness had
He not said,-
"Let there be light, and there was
But perhaps the Lord wished to try
this man's faith. How did the blind man
act? What did he do? He asked no
questions; but just did as Jesus told
He went and washed in the Pool of
Siloam; and St. John tells us that he
"came seeing." His obedience had its
reward. His faith led him on to the
perfect day, and Jesus, we may believe,
did more than this for the blind man.



Healing the Blind. 43

He gave light to his mind; He shone
S into his heart; He made him bold to
confess Christ before men.




HE next day Jesus and His disciples
went again to Jerusalem; and Jesus
went into the Temple of God, and
cast out all them that sold and bought in the
Temple, and overthrew the tables of the
money-changers, and the seats of them
that sold doves. And said unto them, It
is written, My house shall be called the
house of prayer, but ye have made it a
den of thieves."
And the blind and the lame came to
Him in the Temple, and He healed


Driving out the Money-changers, 45

them. And when the chief priests and
scribes saw the wonderful things that He
did, and heard the children crying in the

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Temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son
of David," they were very much displeased,
and said to Him,
Hearest Thou what these say?"

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And Jesus said to them, "Yea; have
ye never read, Out of the mouth of
babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected
praise ?"
And He left them, and went out of the
city into Bethany; and He lodged there.



S soon as Mary heard that Jesus had
come, she got up quickly, and went
to meet Him. When the Jews who
were with her saw her go out of the house
they followed her, for they thought she had
gone to the grave to weep there. Then
when Mary was come where Jesus was, and
saw Him, she fell down at His feet, and said
the same words that Martha had said before,
"Lord, if thou hadst been here my
brother had not died."
And when Jesus saw her weeping, and

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the Jews who came with her weeping too,
He felt very sorry for them, and asked
where the grave was; and they said,
"Lord, come and see."
And as they went, Jesus wept.
Then said the Jews, "Behold how He
loved him."
And some of them said, "Could not
this man, which opened the eyes of the
blind, have caused that even this man
should not have died?"
When they came to the grave it was a
cave or hole in a rock, and a large stone was
put upon the mouth of the cave. Jesus told
them to roll away the,stone. But Martha
did not want them tot do so. She did not
even then quite believe that Jesus could raise
her brother from the dead.


Raisizg of Lazarus. 49

But Jesus reminded her of what He
had said to her when she went to meet
Him: and then the stone was rolled
away; and when Jesus had said a few
words to His Father in heaven, that those
who stood by might believe that He was
indeed the Son of God, He cried with a
loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth! "
And the dead body came to life again,
and Lazarus came out of the grave, with
his body bound up in clothes, and a napkin
over his face. And Jesus told those who
stood by to loosen the clothes and let him go.
You see now the reason why Jesus waited
till after Lazarus was dead before He went to
Bethany: it was that He might work this
wonderful miracle, and prove to His disciples
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as man; for no man could do so great a work
as to raise the dead. Some of the Jews
that had come to see Martha and Mary

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believed in Jesus when they saw this miracle;
but others went away and told the enemies
of Jesus what He had done: and they tried
more than ever to get Him into their power,
that they might kill Him.


NE day Jesus took three of His dis-
ciples-Peter, and James, and John
-and went up into a high mountain
to pray. And while He prayed His face
shone like the sun, and His clothes were as
white as snow and shining; and, behold!
there talked with Him two men, which
were Moses and Elias-or Elijah, as he
is called in the Old Testament who
appeared in glory, and spoke with Him
of the death He was going to die at
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But Peter and the two other disciples
were asleep: and when they woke, they saw
His glory, and the two men that stood with
Him, and they were afraid.
And when the two men had gone away,
Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good
for us to be here; and let us make three
tabernacles: one for Thee, and one for
Moses, and one for Elias," for he did not
know what to say, he was so frightened.
And while he was speaking, behold! a
bright cloud came over them, and there
came a voice out of the cloud saying,
"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased; hear ye Him."
And when the disciples heard the voice
they fell down on their faces, for they were
very much afraid; and Jesus came and


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touched them, and said, "Arise, and be
not afraid."
And when they looked up they saw no
one but Jesus standing there; and as they
came down from the mountain He told
them not to tell any man what they had
seen till He was risen again from the
dead. And the disciples did as Jesus told
them, and did not tell any one what had
happened in the mountain; but they won-
dered among themselves what He meant by
rising again from the dead.
A short time afterwards, when Jesus was
alone with His disciples, He said to them,
"The Son of Man is delivered into the
hands of men, and they shall kill Him; and
after that He is killed He shall rise again
the third day."

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And when they heard this they were
very sorry, but still they could not under-
stand what Jesus meant; and they did not
understand it, till Jesus really had been
killed and had risen again from the dead;
and then they remembered the words
He had spoken to them, and knew what
they meant.

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SHEN our Lord Jesus Christ was on
earth He was very kind to little
children. One day some people
brought some little children to Him, that
He might bless them. When the disciples
saw them coming they were not pleased,
and told the people to take the children
away. But Jesus would not have them
sent away. He said,
'Suffer the little children to come unto
me, and forbid them not: for of such is the
kingdom of heaven;" and then He took

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them up in His arms, and put His hands
upon them, and blessed them.
The Bible does not tell us who the people
were who brought the children to Jesus;
most likely they were the mothers of the
Do mothers take their children to Jesus
now? Yes, very, very often they do.
They take them to Him by praying to Him
to bless them, and by teaching them to
pray for themselves as soon as they are old
enough to speak, and understand anything.
Little babies are taken to Jesus when
they are baptised. They are too young
then to know what a good thing is being
done for them, and other people make
promises for them, because they cannot
understand or speak for themselves; but


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as soon as they get old enough to know
anything they should be very thankful to
the kind friends who took them to Jesus
to be blessed, and they should try hard
to be good children, and to keep the promises
that were made for them. They must not
wait till they grow big to do this. No, they
must begin at once while they are quite little,
and they must pray to the Lord Jesus that
the blessing that was given to them at their
baptism may never be taken away from them.


H EN the time drew near when Jesus
was to be put to death, He went
with His disciples towards Jeru-
salem. And it came to pass, when He was
come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the
mount called the Mount of Olives, He sent
two of His disciples, saying,
"Go into the village over against you,
and straightway ye shall find an ass tied,
and a colt with her: loose them, and
bring them unto Me. And if any man
say unto you, Why do ye this? ye shall


Entry into Jerusalem. 59
say, The Lord hath need of them; and
straightway he will send them." All this
was done that it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye
the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King
cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an
ass, and a colt the foal of an ass."
And the disciples went and did as Jesus
commanded them; and as they were loosing
the colt, the owners thereof said unto them,
" Why loose ye the colt ? and they said,
" The Lord hath need of him." And they
brought the ass and the colt to Jesus, and
they put their clothes on the colt, and Jesus
rode upon it.
And a very great multitude spread their
clothes in the way; and others cut down
branches off the trees, and strewed them in

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the way. And the multitudes that went
before, and that followed, cried, saying,
" Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is
He that cometh in the Name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest! "
And some of the Pharisees who were
among the multitude did not like to hear
the people calling out "Hosanna," and
said to Jesus, Master, rebuke Thy disci-
ples;" and Jesus answered and said unto
them, "I tell you that if these should hold
their peace, the stones would immediately
cry out."
And when He was come near to Jeru-
salem He beheld the city, and wept over
it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou,
at least in this thy day, the things which
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Entry into Jerusalem. 61
hid from thine eyes: for the days shall come
upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a
trench about thee, and compass thee round,
and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay

thee even with the ground, and thy children
within thee; and they shall not leave in thee
one stone upon another, because thou knewest
not the time of thy visitation."

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The Jews would not believe in Jesus;
but still He loved them and pitied them,
and wept over the sorrows that He knew
were coming upon them.
And when He was come into Jerusalem
all the city was moved, saying, "Who is
this ?" And the multitude said,
"This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth
of Galilee."
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and
into the Temple: and when the evening was
come, He went out unto Bethany with the
twelve disciples.


OW the time for the feast of un-
leavened bread drew near, which is
called the Passover. And the chief
priests and scribes wanted to kill Jesus; but
they were afraid of the people, for the people
followed Jesus, and liked to hear the gracious
words which He spake, and to see the
miracles which He did.
Then one of the twelve disciples, named
Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and
said to them, What will you give me, and
I will deliver Him unto you?"
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pieces of silver; and from that time he
watched for an opportunity to betray, or give
Jesus up to them. Now the first day of the
feast the disciples came to Jesus and said,
"Where wilt Thou that we prepare for
Thee to eat the Passover ?"
And He sent Peter and John to get
ready the Passover; and He said to them,
" Behold, when ye are entered into the city,
there shall a man meet you bearing a pitcher
of water; follow him into the house where
he entereth in. And ye shall say to the
goodman of the house, the Master saith unto
thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I
shall eat the Passover with My disciples ?
And he shall show you a large upper room
furnished; there make ready." And they
went and found as He had said unto


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The Last Supper. 65

them, and they made ready the Passover.
And when the evening was come, Jesus
sat down to supper with His disciples; and
as they did eat He said, Verily I say unto
you, that one of you shall betray Me." And
they were very sorrowful, and began every
one of them to say to Him, Lord, is it I ?"
And Judas also said, Master, is it I ?"
Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom
one of His disciples whom Jesus loved.
Peter made a sign to him that he should ask
Jesus who it was. He then, leaning on
Jesus breast, said to Him, "Lord, who is it?"
Jesus answered, He it is to whom I shall
give a sop, when I have dipped it." And
He gave the sop to Judas Iscariot, and said
to him, That thou doest do quickly."
Then Judas got up and went out: and

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it was night. The other disciples did not
know why Jesus said this to him; they
thought that perhaps He had told him to
buy something for the feast, or else to give
something to the poor, for Judas kept the
bag that held the money that belonged to
Jesus and His disciples. And while 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 which is
given for you. This do in remembrance of
Me." And after supper He took the cup,
and gave thanks, and gave it to them, and
said, Drink ye all of it; for this is My blood
of the new testament, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins."
And when they had sung a hymn they
went out into the Mount of Olives.


H E night before our Lord Jesus
Christ was crucified, when He was
at supper with His disciples, He
got up from the table, and took a towel and
basin of water, and began to wash the
disciples' feet.
It was the custom in that country,
where men wore no shoes, to have the
feet washed very often; and it was part
of the business of a servant to wash his
master's feet, and to wash the feet of any
friends who came to see his master. But
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Peter, who loved Jesus very much, and knew
that He was Christ, the Son of the living
God, could not bear to think that He should
wash his feet; and he said to Him, Thou
shalt never wash my feet." But Jesus
answered him, "If I wash thee not, thou
hast no part with me."
Then Peter, when he heard that, wished
Jesus to wash not only his feet, but his
hands and his head. But Jesus said there
was no need to do that.
After He had washed their feet, He
said to 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


Washing of Feet. 69
an example, that ye should do as I have
done to you."
Jesus had often talked to His disciples
about the duty of being humble and kind to
one another, but that very evening they had
been disputing again among themselves
which of them should be the greatest,
so now He showed them an example of
humility by being like a servant to them.
Everything that is in the Bible was
written for our learning. Little children!
when you feel proud and naughty thoughts
in your hearts, think of the Lord Jesus, and
be humble. Though He was God, He
came down from heaven, and lived for thirty-
three years on the earth,, poor and despised,
and at last suffered a cruel death. And why
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very wicked, and God was angry with them,
and there was no other way by which they
could be forgiven.
Surely, then, we have nothing to be
proud about; we should rather be sorry
for the sins for which Christ died, and
full of love to Him for all He has done
for us.


"K HILE Jesus was speaking to His
disciples Judas came, and with him
a. number of men with lanterns and
torches, and swords and staves, to take Jesus.
These men were sent by the chief priests
and scribes and rulers of the people.
Now Judas had given them a sign
that they might know which was Jesus.
He said, "Whomsoever I shall kiss, that
same is He: hold Him fast." So as
soon as he saw Jesus he went up to Him
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Him. But Jesus said to him, "Judas,
betrayest thou the Son of Man with a
kiss?" Then Peter drew a sword, and
struck one of the servants of the high priest,
and cut off his ear. The servant's name was
Malchus. Then said Jesus to him, "Put
up again thy sword into its place, for all they
that take the sword shall perish with the
sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now
pray to My Father, and He shall presently
give Me more than twelve legions of angels?
But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled
that thus it must be?" Then He touched
the servant's ear, and healed it.
And Jesus said to the people who
had come to take Him, "Are ye come
out as against a thief, with swords and
staves, for to take Me? I sat daily with


The Betrayal. 73

you teaching in the Temple, and ye laid
no hold on Me. But the Scripture must
be fulfilled." Then all His disciples for-
sook Him and fled.



ARLY in the morning the chief
priests and scribes and elders took
Jesus, and led Him away to Pontius
Pilate, the Roman governor. And they
began to accuse Him, saying, "We found
this fellow perverting the nation, and for-
bidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that
He Himself is Christ, a king." And Pilate
asked Him saying, "Art Thou the King of
the Jews ?" And Jesus said, Thou sayest
it;" by which He meant, "What you say is
true, I am a king."


Christ before Pilate. 75
Then the chief priests accused Him of
many things; but He answered nothing:
and Pilate asked Him again, saying,
"Answerest Thou nothing ?-behold! how
many things they witness against Thee."
But Jesus still answered nothing, so that
Pilate was very much surprised, and he
said to the chief priests and people, "I
find no fault in this man."
Now it was the custom, every year at
the feast of the Passover, for the Roman
governor to release (that is, to set free) a
Jewish prisoner. At this time there was
a man in prison named Barabbas, who was
a robber, and had committed murder; and
the people began crying out to Pilate to
do as he had always done before, and set
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So Pilate, wishing to set Jesus free,
said: Will ye that I release unto you
the King of the Jews ?" For he knew
that the chief priests had delivered Jesus
up to him for envy; but the chief priests
persuaded the people to ask for Barabbas
instead of Jesus. And they called out all
at once, "Away with this man, and release
unto us Barabbas." Then Pilate took Jesus
and scourged Him; and the soldiers
plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on
His head, and they put on Him a purple
robe, and said, Hail! King of the Jews."
And they spit upon Him, and struck Him
with their hands, and knelt down and pre-
tended to worship Him. Then Pilate spoke
to the people again, and said, "I find no
fault in this man." Then Jesus came out,

Christ before Pilate. 77

wearing the crown of thorns and the purple
robe; and Pilate said to them, Behold, the
man!" When the chief priests and people
saw Him, they cried out again, Crucify
Him! crucify Him!" Pilate said, Take ye
Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in
Him." The Jews answered him, By our
law He ought to die, because He made
Himself the Son of God." Then Pilate was
frightened, and took Jesus back into the
judgment hall, and asked Him, "Whence
art Thou ?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
Then said Pilate, Speakest Thou not unto
me ? Knowest Thou not that I have power
to crucify Thee, and have power to release
Thee? Jesus answered, "Thou couldest
have no power at all against Me, except it
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time Pilate tried to release Jesus; but the
people still cried out, Crucify Him!" and
at last Pilate, though He knew Jesus had
done nothing wrong, gave Him up to be


H EN the soldiers took the purple
robe off Jesus, and put on Him His
own clothes, and led Him away to
crucify Him; and they gave Him the cross
to carry upon which He was to be nailed.
The cross was very heavy, and as they went
along, they met a man named Simon coming
out of the country, and they made him carry
the cross. And there followed Him a great
multitude of people, and some women, who
cried and were very sorrowful, because Jesus,
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they loved so much, was going to be put to
death in such a cruel way. But Jesus
turned round and said to them, Daughters
of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep
for yourselves and for your children." And
then He told them that days of great
trouble and misery were coming upon their
country and its people. At the same time
that Jesus was led away to be crucified,
two thieves were led with Him to be put
to death.





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