1 AND the feast of unleavened bread approached, called the passover. 2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might destroy him, for they feared the people.
3 And Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve; 4 and he went and conferred with the chief priests and commanders as to how he might deliver him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 And he promised, and sought a convenient opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of the people.
7 And the day of unleavened bread came, in which it was necessary to kill the paschal lamb. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go, prepare for us the passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said to him, Where do you wish us to prepare?
10 And he said to them, Behold, as you enter into the city, a man will meet you, bearing an earthen vessel of water; follow him into the house where he enters, 11 and say to the master of the house, The teacher says to you, where is the public room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there prepare.
13 And they went and found as he had said to them and prepared the passover.
14 And when the hour had come, he sat down, and the apostles with him; 15 and he said to them, I have greatly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you that I will eat it no more till it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17 And taking a cup, he gave thanks, and said, Take this and divide it among you; 18 for I tell you that I will not drink of the product of the vine, till the kingdom of God has come.
19 And taking bread, and giving thanks, he broke and gave them, saying, This is my body given for you; this do in remembrance of me.
20 And the cup in like manner, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant [sealed] with my blood, which is poured out for you. 21 But behold, the hand of the traitor is with me on the table; 22 for the Son of man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed.
23 And they inquired among themselves which of them it was who was about to do this.
24 And there was a contention among them as to which of them should be the greatest. 25 And he said to them, The kings of the nations exercise lordship over them; and those having power are called their benefactors. 26 But you shall not be so. But let the greater among you be as the younger, and the chief as he that serves. 27 For which is greater, he that reclines, or he that serves? Is not he that reclines? But I am with you as he that serves. 28 And you have continued with me in my trials, 29 and I appoint you, as my Father has appointed me, a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired you, to sift like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not entirely fail; and when you recover yourself, confirm your brothers.
33 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.
34 And he said, I tell you, Peter, a cock shall not crow today, before you shall deny thrice that you know me.
35 And he said to them, When I sent you out without a purse, and provision sack, and sandals, did you want any thing? And they said, Nothing.
36 Then he said to them, But now let him that has a purse take it, and a provision sack likewise; and he that has not a sword, let him sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you, that this which is written must be fully accomplished in me, And he was numbered with transgressors; for also the things concerning me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them, It is sufficient.
39 AND going out, he went, according to his custom to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him. 40 And arriving at the place, he said to them, Pray that you may not enter into trial. 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and kneeling down, prayed, 42 saying, Father, if thou wilt, take this cup away from me; but not my will, but thine be done.
43 And an angel appeared to him from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony, he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat was like large drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And rising from prayer, and coming to the disciples, he found them sleeping from grief, 46 and he said to them, Why do you sleep? Arise, and pray that you may not enter into trial.
47 And while he was yet speaking, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, came before them, and he approached Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?
49 And those about him seeing what was about to occur, said, Lord, shall we strike with the sword? 50 And one of them struck the servant of the chief priest, and took off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, Suffer even this; and touching his ear he healed him. 52 And Jesus said to the chief priests, and commanders of the temple, and elders who came against him, Have you come with swords and clubs, as against a robber? 53 When I was daily with you in the temple you stretched not out your hands upon me but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
54 And apprehending him, they led him away, and conducted him to the house of the chief priest; and Peter followed at a distance. 55 And they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and sat down, Peter sat in the midst of them. 56 And a certain female servant seeing him sitting by the light, and looking steadily at him, said, This man also was with him.
57 But he denied him, saying, I do not know him, woman.
58 And after a little, another seeing him, said, You also are one of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not.
59 And about an hour intervening, another strongly affirmed, saying, Certainly, this man was also with him; for he is also a Galilean.
60 But Peter said, Man, I know not what you say. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a cock crew. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter; and Peter was reminded of the Lord's word, that he said to him, Before a cock crows to-day you shall deny me thrice; 62 and going out, Peter wept bitterly.
63 And the men having him in custody mocked him, beating him; 64 and blindfolding him they asked him, saying, Prophecy who it is that struck you? 65 And they reviled him with many other words.
66 And when it was day, the eldership of the people, and the chief priests, and scribes were assembled, and they brought him into their sanhedrim, saying, 67 If you are the Christ, tell us? And he said to them, If I tell you you will not believe; 68 and if I ask you will not answer. 69 But from this time the Son of man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.
70 And they all said, Are you the Son of God then? And he said to them, I am as you say.
71 And they said, What further need have we of testimony? for we ourselves have heard from his mouth.