1 And it was the passover and feast of unleavened bread after two days. And the high priests and scribes were seeking how they might kill Him, having taken Him by stratagem. 2 For they said, Not at the feast, lest there shall be an uproar of the people.
3 And He being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, He sitting at the table, a woman came having an alabaster box of myrrh of spikenard estimated very valuable; and breaking the alabastar box, she poured it on His head. 4 And there were certain ones indulging in indignation among themselves (and saying), For what was this loss of the myrrh? 5 For this myrrh was able to be sold for more than three hundred denaria, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why do you give her trouble? she hath wrought a beautiful work in me. 7 For you have the poor always with you, and when you wish, you are able to do them good: but you have not me always. 8 She did what she could: she came aforehand to anoint my body for the burial. 9 Truly I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel may be preached in all the world, that which she did shall indeed be spoken of for a memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might betray Him to them. 11 And they, hearing, rejoiced, and promised to give him money. And he was seeking how he might betray Him opportunely.
12 And on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they were accustomed to slay the passover, His disciples say to Him; Where do you wish, that we, having gone away may prepare that you may eat the passover?
13 And He sends away two of His disciples, and says to them; Go into the city and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him, 14 whithersoever he may go in, say to the landlord that the Teacher says, Where is my guest chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples? 15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished, ready; there prepare for us. 16 And His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as He said to them, and prepared the passover.
17 And it being evening, He comes with the twelve. 18 And they sitting and eating, Jesus said, Truly, I say unto you, that, One of you who eateth with me shall betray me.
19 And they began to be grieved, and to say to Him one by one, Whether am I the one? And another, Whether am I the one?
20 And He said to them, One of the twelve who is dipping with me in the dish. 21 Truly the Son of man goes, as has been written concerning Him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It was good for him if that man had never been born.
22 And they eating, Jesus having taken the bread, blessing it, broke, and gave it to them, and said, Take it: this is my body.
23 And taking the cup, blessing it, He gave it to them, and all drank of it. 24 And He said to them, This is my blood, which belongs to the new covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly I say unto you, That I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I may drink it new in the kingdom of God. 26 And they having sung a hymn, went out into the Mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus says to them, You will all be offended, because it has been written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
28 But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
29 And Peter said to Him, If indeed, all shall be offended, yet not I.
30 And Jesus says to him, Truly I say unto thee, That thou to-day, even this night, before the cock shall crow twice, shalt deny me thrice.
31 And he continued to say the more positively, If it may behoove me to die with thee, I can never deny thee. And all continued to say likewise.
32 And they come into the place whose name is Gethsemane. And He says to His disciples, Sit here, until I may pray. 33 And He takes Peter, and John, and James with Him, and began to grieve and to be dejected. 34 And He says to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful unto death: abide here, and watch. 35 And having gone forward a little, He fell on the ground; and continued to pray, that if possible, the hour may pass from Him. 36 And He said, Father, Father, all things are possible to thee; take this cup from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.
37 And He comes, and finds them sleeping, and He says to Peter, Simon, do you sleep? Were you not able to watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation: for the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again having gone away, He prayed, speaking the same word. 40 And turning, He found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what they might respond to Him. 41 And He comes the third time, and says to them; Sleep on, and take your rest: it is over; the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners: 42 arise, let us go: behold, the one having betrayed me draws nigh.
43 And immediately, He still speaking, Judas Iscariot comes, being one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 And the one having betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, The one whom I shall kiss, is He: seize Him and lead Him away securely. 45 And having come, immediately advancing forward, he said to Him, Master, and kissed Him copiously. 46 And they laid their hands on Him and arrested Him. 47 And a certain one of those standing by drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
48 Jesus responding said to them, You have come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take me: 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not arrest me: but in order that the Scriptures may be fulfilled. 50 And all leaving Him, fled away.
51 And one certain young man followed Him, invested with a linen cloth on his unclothed body: and they take hold of him. 52 And he leaving the linen cloth, fled from them in a state of nudity.
53 And they led Jesus to the high priest: and all the chief priests and elders and scribes came together to Him. 54 And Peter followed Him a long way off, even into the court of the high priest; and was sitting with the officers, and warming at the fire.
55 And the chief priests and all the sanhedrim were seeking testimony against Him to put Him to death; and they found none. 56 For many were testifying falsely against Him, and their testimonies were not equal. 57 And certain ones rising up, were testifying falsely against Him, saying, 58 We heard Him saying, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and will build another in three days, made without hands. 59 And thus their testimony was not equal.
60 And the high priest rising up in their midst, asked Jesus, saying, Do you respond nothing? what are they witnessing against you? 61 And He was silent, and answered nothing: again the high priest asked Him, and says to Him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
63 The high priest tearing his garments, says, Why have we yet need of witnesses? 64 You heard the blasphemy: what seems to you? And all answered, He is worthy of death. 65 And certain ones began to spit on Him, and to cover His face, and to buffet Him, and say to Him, Prophesy: and the officers received Him with blows.
66 And Peter being in the court, one of the maidservants of the high priest comes down; 67 and seeing Peter warming, looking upon him, says, Thou wast with Jesus the Nazarene.
68 And he denied, saying, I know not, neither do I understand what you say. And he went out into the portico; and the cock crew.
69 And the maidservant seeing him again, began to say to the bystanders, He is one of them.
70 And again he denied: and after a little again the bystanders were saying to Peter, Truly, thou art one of them; for indeed thou art a Galilean.
71 But he began to anathematize, and to swear, I know not this man of whom you speak.
72 And the cock crew the second time. And Peter remembered the word which Jesus told him; That, before the cock shall crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice. And having gone out, he continued to weep.