- WHEN Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,
- You know that after two days will be the passover, and the Son of man will be betrayed to be crucified.
- Then the high priests and the scribes and the elders of the people assembled in the court yard of the high priest, who is called Caiaphas.
- And they took counsel concerning Jesus, to arrest him by a snare and kill him.
- And they said, Not on the feast day, so as not to cause a riot among the people.
- ¶ And when Jesus was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
- A woman came up to him with an alabaster vessel of precious perfume, and she poured it upon the head of Jesus, while he was reclining.
- When his disciples saw it, they were displeased, and said, Why is this loss?
- For it could have been sold for a great deal, and given to the poor.
- But Jesus understood it and said to them, Why are you troubling the woman?
She has done a good work to me.
- For you always have the poor with you, but you will not have me always.
- But this one who poured the perfume on my body, did it as for my burial.
- And truly I say to you, Wherever this my gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told as a memorial to her.
- ¶ Then one of the twelve, called Judas of Iscariot, went to the high priests;
- And he said to them, What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you?
And they promised him thirty pieces of silver.
- And from that time he sought an opportunity to betray him.
- ¶ On the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came up to Jesus and said to him, Where do you wish that we may prepare the passover for you to eat?
- And he said to them, Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, Our Master says, My time has come, I will observe the passover with my disciples at your house.
- And his disciples did as Jesus had commanded them;
and they prepared the passover.
- And when it was evening, he was reclining with his twelve disciples.
- And while they were eating he said, Truly I say to you, that one of you will betray me.
- And they felt very sad, and began to say to him one by one, Why, is it I, my Lord?
- And he answered and said, He who dips his hand with me in the dish, he will betray me.
- The Son of man is going through, just as it is written concerning him;
but woe to the man by whose hand the Son of man is betrayed!
it would have been far better for that man never to have been born.
- Then Judas the traitor answered and said, Master, perhaps it is I?
Jesus said to him, You say that.
- ¶ While they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and he said, Take, eat;
this is my body.
- Then he took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them and said, Take, drink of it, all of you.
- This is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
- But I say to you, from now on I shall not drink from this fruit of the vine, until the day when I drink it anew with you in the kingdom of God.
- And they offered praise, and went out to the Mount of Olives.
- ¶ Then Jesus said to them, All of you will deny me this night;
for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of his flock will be scattered.
- But after I am risen, I will be in Galilee before you.
- Peter answered and said to him, Even if every man should deny you, I will never deny you.
- Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, that in this very night, before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.
- Peter said to him, Even if I must die with you, I will never deny you.
All the disciples said likewise.
- ¶ Then Jesus came with them to a place which is called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, Sit down here, while I go to pray.
- And he took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to be sorrowful and oppressed.
- He said to them, My soul is sorrowful even to death;
wait for me here, and watch with me.
- And he went a little further and fell on his face, and prayed saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me;
but let it be, not as I will, but as you.
- Then he came to his disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, So, you were not able to watch with me even for one hour?
- Awake and pray, that you may not enter into temptation;
the spirit indeed is ready, but the body is weak.
- He went away again the second time and prayed and said, O my Father, if this cup cannot pass, and if I have to drink it, let it be according to your will.
- He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
- And he left them and went away again and prayed the third time, and he said the same word.
- Then he came to his disciples and said to them, Sleep from now on and get your rest;
behold, the hour has come, and the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of sinners.
- Arise, let us go;
behold, he who is to deliver me has arrived.
- ¶ While he was speaking, behold, Judas the traitor, one of the twelve, came and with him a large crowd with swords and staves, from the high priests and the elders of the people.
- Now Judas the traitor had given them a sign, saying, He whom I kiss, it is he, arrest him.
- And immediately he came up to Jesus and said, Peace, Master;
and he kissed him.
- Jesus said to him, Is it for this that you have come, my friend?
Then they came near and laid hands on Jesus, and arrested him.
- And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew a sword, and struck it at the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
- Then Jesus said to him, Return the sword to its place;
for all who take swords will die by swords.
- Or do you think that I cannot ask of my Father, and he will now raise up for me more than twelve legions of angels?
- How then could the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?
- At that very hour Jesus said to the people, Have you come out with swords and staves to arrest me like a bandit?
I sat with you every day, teaching in the temple, and you did not arrest me.
- But this has happened so that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.
Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
- ¶ And those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled.
- But Simon Peter followed him afar off, up to the courtyard of the high priest, and he went inside and sat with the soldiers, to see the end.
- Now the high priests and the elders and the whole council were seeking witnesses against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.
- But they could not find any;
then there came a great many false witnesses;
but at the end two came forward,
- And said, This man said, I can tear down the temple of God, and build it in three days.
- And the high priest stood up and said to him, You are not answering anything.
What is it that these men testify against you?
- But Jesus was silent.
Then the high priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living God, to tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God?
- Jesus said to him, You say that.
But I say to you that from henceforth you will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the power, and coming upon the clouds of the sky.
- The high priest then rent his clothes and said, Behold, he is blaspheming;
why therefore do we need witnesses?
behold, you have now heard his blasphemy.
- What else do you want?
They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
- Then they spat in his face, and struck him on his head, and others beat him,
- Saying, O Christ, prophesy to us;
who smote you?
- ¶ Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard;
and a maidservant came up to him, and said to him, You also were with Jesus the Nazarene.
- But he denied it before all of them, and said, I do not understand what you are saying.
- And as he was going to the porch, another one saw him, and she said to them, This man was also there with Jesus the Nazarene.
- Again he denied it with oaths, I do not know the man.
- After a while, those who were standing came up, and said to Peter, Truly you also are one of them, for even your speech proves it.
- Then he began to curse and to swear, I do not know the man.
At that very hour the cock crowed.
- And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which he had said to him, Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.
And he went outside and wept bitterly.