1 It was just two days until the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread. The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might quietly capture and kill him.
3 He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper. While he was dining a woman with an alabaster vase filled with costly perfume, of pure nard (spikenard), brake it open and poured it over his head.
4 Some were very indignant over this. They asked, What was the purpose of this waste of ointment?
5 This ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii. And the money could have been given to the poor. They scolded her.
9 Truly I tell you everywhere the good news is preached through out the whole world, that which this woman has done will be spoken of for a memorial of her.
10 Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might betray Jesus to them.
11 They were glad to hear it and promised to give him money. He looked for ways how he might conveniently deliver Jesus to them.
12 Now it was the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover. His disciples said to him: Where do you want to go to prepare to eat the Passover?
13 He sent two of his disciples into the city. He said: Meet a man bearing a pitcher of water and follow him.
14 Where he leads you say to the master of the house: The Teacher says where is my guest-chamber? Where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples?
16 The disciples went to the city and found everything as he described and they prepared for the Passover.
18 While they sat and ate Jesus said: Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, even he that eats with me.
21 The Son of man goes even as it is written of him. Woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better if he had not been born.
22 While they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it, he gave the broken bread to them, and said: Take it, this means (represents) my body.
23 He took a cup, and when he had given praise, he gave it to them and they all had a drink from it.
25 Truly I say to you, I will take no more of the fruit of the vine till the day when I take it new in the kingdom of God.
27 Jesus told them: You would all be turned away from me. It is written, I will put the keeper of the sheep to death, and the sheep will be put to flight.
30 Jesus said to Peter: I tell you that before the rooster crows twice tonight, you will say three times that you do not know me.
31 Peter answered even more strongly: I will never say that, even if I have to die with you! All the other disciples said the same thing.
35 He went forward a little ways and fell on the ground to pray. He prayed that if it were possible the hour might pass from him.
36 He said: Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Take this cup from me. Even so not what I will, but what you will.
37 He returned to find them sleeping. He said to Peter, Simon why do you sleep? Could you not watch for one hour?
41 He came a third time and said to them: Sleep and take your rest. It is enough the hour has come. Look, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners!
43 Suddenly, as he spoke, Judas one of the twelve arrived. A great crowd with swords and spears were with him. They were from the chief priests, scribes and elders.
44 He who betrayed him gave them a sign. He told them the one I kiss is the one to capture and take away safely.
47 One of those who were near took out his sword and gave the servant of the high priest a blow, cutting off his ear.
49 I was with you every day in the Temple teaching and you did not take me. This is done so that the scriptures will be fulfilled.
51 A young man followed him. He was wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. They tried to grab him.
53 They led Jesus away to the high priest. The chief priests, elders and scribes came together with him.
54 Peter followed him at a distance. He followed into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers staying warm by the fire.
55 Now the chief priests and the whole council looked for witness against Jesus to put him to death. They found none.
58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.
60 The high priest stood in the middle of them, and said to Jesus: Do you not answer? What is it these say against you?
61 But he kept quiet and said nothing. Again the high priest questioned him: Are you the Christ, the son of the Holy One?
62 Jesus said: I am and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 Violently parting his robes, the high priest said: What need do we have for more witnesses?
64 We have heard his words against God. What is your opinion? They all said he should be put to death.
65 Some spit on him and covering his face they gave him blows. Guess who hit you, they said. The leaders took him and beat him with their hands.
67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said: You were with Jesus of Nazareth.
68 He denied it. I do not know and I do not understand what you are talking about, he answered. He went out into the passageway.
70 Peter denied it again. Later the bystanders accused Peter again saying: You cannot deny that you are one of them, because you, too, are from Galilee.
71 Then Peter said: I swear I am telling the truth! May God punish me if I lie! I do not know the man you are talking about!