Mark 14

The Plot to Kill Jesus

1 Now the Passover and the [Feast of] Unleavened Bread were two days away, and the chief priests and scribes were looking for [a] covert way to arrest [Jesus] [and] kill [Him] . 2 “ [But] not during the feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

3 While [Jesus] was in Bethany reclining at the table in the home of Simon the leper,
Aramaic Simon the Potter or Simon the Jar Maker
a woman came [with] an alabaster jar of expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke open the jar [and] poured [it] on [Jesus’] head.
4 But some [of] those present expressed their indignation to one another: “Why this waste of perfume? 5 [It] could have been sold for over three hundred denarii
A denarius was customarily a day's wage for a laborer (see Matthew 20:2)
and [the money] given to the poor.” And they scolded her.
6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone; why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful deed to Me. 7 The poor you will always have with you,
See Deuteronomy 15:11
and you can help them whenever you want. But {you will} not always have Me.
8 She has done what she could to anoint My body in advance of [My] burial. 9 And truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached in all the world, what [she] has done will also be told in memory of her.”

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray [Jesus] to them. 11 They were delighted to hear [this] , and they promised to give him money. So [Judas] began to look for an opportunity to hand Him over.

Preparing the Passover

12 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened [Bread] , when the Passover lamb was to be sacrificed, [Jesus’] disciples asked Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” 13 So He sent two of His disciples and told them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jug of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and whichever {house} he enters, say to the owner, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is My guest room, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?’ 15 And he will show you a large upper room, furnished [and] ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16 So the disciples left and went into the city, [where] they found [everything] as [Jesus] had described. And they prepared the Passover. 17 When evening came, [Jesus] arrived with the Twelve. 18 And while they were reclining and eating, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, one of you who is eating with Me will betray Me.” 19 They began to be grieved and to ask Him one after another, “Surely not I?” 20 He answered, “ [It is] one of the Twelve— the [one who] is dipping [ his bread ] into the bowl with Me. 21 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom [He] is betrayed! [It would be] better for him if [he] had not been born.”

The Last Supper

22 While they were eating, [Jesus] took bread, spoke a blessing [and] broke it, and gave [it] to [the disciples] , saying, “Take [it] ; this is My body.” 23 Then He took the cup, gave thanks, [and] gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant,
BYZ and TR new covenant
which is poured out for many.
25 Truly I tell you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.” 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial

27 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away,
BYZ and TR include because of me this night
for it is written: ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’
Zechariah 13:7
28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” 29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I never [will] .” 30 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “this very night before [the] rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” 31 But [Peter] kept insisting, “Even if I have to die with You, I will never deny You.” And all the others said the same thing.

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane

32 Then they came to a place called Gethsemane, and [Jesus] told His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took with Him Peter, James, and John, and began to be deeply troubled and distressed. 34 Then He said to them, “My soul is consumed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch.” 35 Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from Him. 36 “Abba, Father,” He said, “all things [are] possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You [will] .” 37 Then [Jesus] returned and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you asleep?” He asked, “Were you not able to keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the spirit [is] willing, but the body [is] weak.” 39 Again He went away [and] prayed, saying the same thing. 40 And again [Jesus] returned [and] found them sleeping— for their eyes were heavy. And they did not know what to answer Him. 41 [When] [Jesus] returned the third time, He said, “vvv Are you still sleeping and resting? That is enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us go. See, My betrayer is approaching!”

The Betrayal of Jesus

43 While [Jesus] was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, [accompanied by] a crowd [armed] with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, scribes, and elders. 44 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The One I kiss is [the man] ; arrest Him and lead [Him] away securely.” 45 Going directly to [Jesus] , he said, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 46 Then [the men] seized [Jesus] and arrested Him. 47 And one of the bystanders drew [his] sword [and] struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 48 Jesus asked [the crowd] , “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as [you would] an outlaw? 49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest Me. But [this has happened] that the Scriptures would be fulfilled.” 50 Then everyone deserted Him [and] fled. 51 One young man who had been following [Jesus] was wearing a linen cloth around [his body] . They caught hold of him, 52 but he pulled free of the linen cloth and ran away naked.

Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

53 They led Jesus {away} to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders, and scribes assembled. 54 Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the officers to warm himself by the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they did not find [any] . 56 For many bore false witness against [Jesus] , but their testimony was inconsistent. 57 Then some [men] stood up [and] testified falsely against Him: 58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this man-made temple, and in three days I will build another [that is] made without hands.’” 59 But even their testimony was inconsistent. 60 [So] the high priest stood up before them [and] questioned Jesus, “vvv Have You no answer? What {are} these [men] testifying against You?” 61 But [Jesus] remained silent and made no reply. Again the high priest questioned Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed [One] ?” 62 “I am,” said Jesus, “and you will see the Son of Man sitting at [the] right hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
See Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13.
63 At this, the high priest tore his clothes [and] declared, “Why do we need any more witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy. What is your verdict?” And they all condemned Him as deserving of death. 65 Then some [of them] began to spit on Him. They blindfolded Him, struck Him with their fists, and said to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers received Him with slaps in His face.

Peter Denies Jesus

66 While Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the high priest’s servant girls came down 67 and saw [him] warming himself [there] . She looked at [Peter] [and] said, “You also were with Jesus the Nazarene.” 68 But he denied [it] . “vvv I do not know or even understand what you are talking about,” he said. Then he went out to the gateway, and the rooster crowed.
NE and WH do not include and the rooster crowed
69 [There] the servant girl saw him [and] again said to those standing nearby, “This [man] is [one] of them.” 70 But he denied [it] again. After a little while, those standing nearby said once more to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you too are a Galilean.”
BYZ and TR include and your speech is similar
71 But he began to curse and swear, “vvv I do not know this man of whom you speak!” 72 And immediately [the] rooster crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before [the] rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And he broke down [and] wept.
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