CHRISTUS.ONE of you shall betray me.
THE DISCIPLES. Is it I?
|Lord, is it I?|
CHRISTUS. One of the Twelve it is
|That dippeth with me in this dish his hand;|
|He shall betray me. Lo, the Son of Man|
|Goeth indeed as it is written of Him;|| 5|
|But woe shall be unto that man by whom|
|He is betrayed! Good were it for that man|
|If he had neer been born!|
JUDAS ISCARIOT. Lord, is it I?
CHRISTUS.Ay, thou hast said. And that thou doest, do quickly.
JUDAS ISCARIOT, going out.Ah, woe is me!
CHRISTUS. All ye shall be offended
|Because of me this night; for it is written:|
|Awake, O sword against my shepherd! Smite|
|The shepherd, saith the Lord of hosts, and scattered|
|Shall be the sheep!But after I am risen|
|I go before you into Galilee.|| 15|
PETER.O Master! though all men shall be offended
|Because of thee, yet will not I be!|
|Behold how Satan hath desired to have you,|
|That he may sift you as one sifteth wheat!|
|Whither I go thou canst not follow me|| 20|
|Not now; but thou shalt follow me hereafter.|
PETER.Wherefore can I not follow thee? I am ready
|To go with thee to prison and to death.|
CHRISTUS.Verily say I unto thee, this night,
|Ere the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice!|| 25|
PETER.Though I should die, yet will I not deny thee.
CHRISTUS.When first I sent you forth without a purse,
|Or scrip, or shoes, did ye lack anything?|
THE DISCIPLES.Not anything.
CHRISTUS. But he that hath a purse,
|Now let him take it, and likewise his scrip;|| 30|
|And he that hath no sword, let him go sell|
|His clothes and buy one. That which hath been written|
|Must be accomplished now: He hath poured out|
|His soul even unto death; he hath been numbered|
|With the transgressors, and himself hath borne|| 35|
|The sin of many, and made intercession|
|For the transgressors. And here have an end|
|The things concerning me.|
PETER. Behold, O Lord,
|Behold, here are two swords!|
CHRISTUS. It is enough.