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13. See EGW on Matthew 26:3. 5BC 1148.5

13, 14. See EGW on Matthew 26:57. 5BC 1148.6

14. See EGW on ch. 11:50, 51. 5BC 1148.7

20, 21. Two Ways of Working—[John 18:20, 21 quoted.] Jesus would contrast His manner of work with that of His accusers. This midnight seizure by a mob, this cruel mockery and abuse before He was even accused or condemned, was their manner, not His. His work was open to all. He had nothing in His doctrines that He concealed. Thus He rebuked their position, and unveiled the hypocrisy of the Sadducees (Manuscript 51, 1897). 5BC 1148.8

37. Christ Spoke Truth With the Freshness of a New Revelation—Truth never languished on His lips, never suffered in His hands for want of perfect obedience to its requirements. “To this end was I born,” Christ declared, “and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.” And the mighty principles of truth fell from His lips with the freshness of a new revelation. The truth was spoken by Him with an earnestness proportionate to its infinite importance and to the momentous results depending on its success (Manuscript 49, 1898). 5BC 1148.9

39, 40. See EGW on Matthew 27:15-26. 5BC 1148.10