1 And it happened when Jesus finished all these sayings, He said to His disciples, 2 You know that after two days the Passover comes, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 Then the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas. 4 And they consulted so that they might take Jesus by guile and kill Him. 5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
6 And when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to Him, having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on His head as He reclined. 8 But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9 For this ointment might have been sold for very much and given to the poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, He said to them, Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work on Me. 11 For you have the poor with you always, but you do not always have Me. 12 For in putting ointment on My body, she did it for My burial. 13 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be proclaimed in the whole world, that which this woman has done shall be spoken of also, for a memorial of her.
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests. 15 And he said to them, What will you give me, and I will betray Him to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.
17 And on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, Where do You desire that we prepare for You to eat the Passover?
18 And He said, Go into the city to such a man, and say to him, The Master said, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them. And they made the passover ready. 20 And when evening had come, He sat down with the Twelve. 21 And as they ate, He said, Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.
22 And grieving sorrowfully, they began to say, each one of them, Lord, not I am the one?
23 And He answered and said, He who dips his hand with Me in the dish, the same shall betray Me. 24 The Son of Man goes, as it has been written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.
25 And answering, the one betraying Him, Judas, said, Master, Not am I the one? He said to him, You said it.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat, this is My body. 27 And He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink all of it. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom. 30 And singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus said to them, All of you will be offended because of Me this night. For it is written, "I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad."
32 But after I have risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said to Him, though all shall be offended because of You, I will never be offended.
34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that this night, before the cock crows, you shall deny Me three times.
35 Peter said to Him, though I should die with You, yet I will not deny You. All the disciples also said the same.
36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to the disciples, Sit here while I go and pray there. 37 And He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with Him, and He began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38 Then He said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Wait here and watch with Me. 39 And He went a little further and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.
40 And He came to the disciples and found them asleep. And He said to Peter, What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done. 43 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.
44 And He left them and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same word. 45 Then He came to His disciples and said to 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. 46 Rise, let us be going; behold, he who is betraying Me is at hand.
47 And as He was yet speaking, behold, Judas came, one of the Twelve. And with him came a great crowd with swords and clubs, being sent from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 And he who betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, He is the one, lay hold on Him. 49 And coming up to Jesus immediately, he said, Hail, Master! And he kissed Him.
50 And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you here? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 51 And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and he struck a servant of the high priest and cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, Put up your sword again into its place; for all who take the sword shall perish with a sword. 53 Do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He shall presently give Me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?
55 In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, Have you come out in order to take Me with swords and clubs, as against a thief? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not lay hands on Me. 56 But all this happened that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples fled, forsaking Him.
57 And they who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled. 58 But Peter followed Him afar off to the high priest's court, and he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 And the chief priests and the elders and all the sanhedrin sought false witness against Jesus, in order to put Him to death. 60 But they found none; yea, though many false witnesses came, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came up 61 and said, This one said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.
62 And standing up, the high priest said to Him, Do you answer nothing? What is it that these witness against you? 63 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, I adjure you by the living God that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God.
64 Jesus said to him, You said it. I tell you more. From this time you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of the heavens.
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy. 66 What do you think? They answered and said, He is worthy of death. 67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with the fist. And others struck Him with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, Prophesy to us, Christ; who is the one who struck you?
69 And Peter sat outside in the court. And a girl came to him, saying, You also were with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied all before them, saying, I do not know what you say.
71 And when he had gone out into the porch, another saw him and said to those there, This one was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
73 And after a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.
74 Then he began to curse and to swear, I do not know the man. And immediately the cock crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, Who said to him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly.