- And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, he said unto his disciples,
- Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.
- Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;
- and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
- But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among people.
- Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
- there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat.
- But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
- For this [ointment] might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
- But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman?
for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
- For ye have the poor always with you;
but me ye have not always.
- For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
- Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
- Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
- and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you?
And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver.
- And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him [unto them.]
- Now on the first [day] of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the passover?
- And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Teacher saith, My time is at hand;
I keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
- And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them;
and they made ready the passover.
- Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples;
- and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
- And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to say unto him every one, Is it I, Lord?
- And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
- The Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed!
good were it for that man if he had not been born.
- And Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi?
He saith unto him, Thou hast said.
- And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it;
and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat;
this is my body.
- And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
- for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many unto remission of sins.
- But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
- And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives.
- Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
- But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.
- But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended.
- Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
- Peter saith unto him, Even if I must die with thee, [yet] will I not deny thee.
Likewise also said all the disciples.
- Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray.
- And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.
- Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me.
- And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
- And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
- Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
- Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done.
- And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
- And he left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the same words.
- Then cometh he to the 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.
- Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me.
- 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 priest and elders of the people.
- Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him.
- And straightway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi;
and kissed him.
- And Jesus said unto him, Friend, [do] that for which thou art come.
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
- And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.
- Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
- Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels?
- How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?
- In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and staves to seize me?
I sat daily in the temple teaching, and ye took me not.
- But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.
Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
- And they that had taken Jesus led him away to [the house of] Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.
- But Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end.
- Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
- and they found it not, though many false witnesses came.
But afterward came two,
- and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
- And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing?
what is it which these witness against thee?
- But Jesus held his peace.
And the high priest said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God.
- Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.
- Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses?
behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy:
- what think ye?
They answered and said, He is worthy of death.
- Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote him with the palms of their hands,
- saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?
- Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and a maid came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilaean.
- But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
- And when he was gone out into the porch, another [maid] saw him, and saith unto them that were there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.
- And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man.
- And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art [one] of them;
for thy speech maketh thee known.
- Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man.
And straightway the cock crew.
- And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
And he went out, and wept bitterly.