ag[See ver. 18 above]
ao[See ver. 22 above]
avCited from Zech. 13:7; [John 16:32]
bc[See ver. 26 above]
bo[See ver. 34 above]
ck[See ver. 53 above]

Mark 14

The Plot to Kill Jesus

1 a  It was now two days before b  the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes c  were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2for they said, “Not during the feast d  lest there be an uproar from the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

3 e  And while he was at f  Bethany in the house of Simon the leper
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
4There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
and i  given to the poor.” And they j  scolded her.
6But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7For k  you always have the poor with you, and whenever l  you want, you can do good for them. But m  you will not always have me. 8 n  She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand o  for burial. 9And truly, I say to you, wherever p  the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told q  in memory of her.”

Judas to Betray Jesus

10 r  Then s  Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve t  went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to u  betray him.

The Passover with the Disciples

12 v  And on w  the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they x  sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13And he sent y  two of his disciples and said to them, Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house z  ‘The Teacher says, Where is aa  my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15And he will show you ab  a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” 16And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

17 ac  And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18And as they were reclining at table and eating ad  Jesus said, Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, ae  one who is eating with me.” 19They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20He said to them, “It is af  one of the twelve ag  one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21For the Son of Man goes ah  as it is written of him, but ai  woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! aj  It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

22 ak  And as they were eating, he took bread, and after al  blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, Take; am  this is my body.” 23And he took a cup, and when he had an  given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24And he said to them, ao  This is my ap  blood of the
Some manuscripts insert new
covenant, which is poured out for ar  many.
25Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

26 as  And when they had sung a hymn at  they went out to au  the Mount of Olives. 27And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will av  strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28But after I am raised up aw  I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 ax  Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” 30And ay  Jesus said to him, Truly, I tell you, this very night, before az  the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” 31But ba  he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

32 bb  And they went bc  to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, Sit here while I pray.” 33And he took with him bd  Peter and James and John, and began be  to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34And he said to them, bf  My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and bg  watch.”
Or keep awake; also verses 37, 38
35And going a little farther, he fell on the ground bi  and prayed that, if it were possible bj  the hour might pass from him. 36And he said, bk  Abba, Father bl  all things are possible for you. Remove bm  this cup from me. bn  Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 bo  Watch and bp  pray that you may not bq  enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39And again he went away and prayed br  saying the same words. 40And again he came and found them sleeping, for bs  their eyes were very heavy, and bt  they did not know what to answer him. 41And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? bu  It is enough; bv  the hour has come. bw  The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

43 bx  And immediately, while he was still speaking by  Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45And when he came, he went up to him at once and said bz  Rabbi!” And he ca  kissed him. 46And they laid hands on him and seized him. 47But one of those who stood by drew his cb  sword and struck the servant
Greek bondservant
of the high priest and cut off his ear.
48And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 cd  Day after day I was with you in the temple ce  teaching, and you did not seize me. But cf  let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 cg  And they all left him and fled.

A Young Man Flees

51And a young man followed him, with nothing but ch  a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.

Jesus Before the Council

53 ci  And cj  they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54 ck  And cl  Peter had followed him at a distance cm  right into cn  the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with co  the guards and cp  warming himself at the fire. 55Now the chief priests and the whole council
Greek Sanhedrin
were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.
56 cr  For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony cs  did not agree. 57And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, 58 ct  We heard him say cu  I will destroy this temple cv  that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another cw  not made with hands.’” 59Yet even about this their testimony did not agree. 60And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”
Or Have you no answer to what these men testify against you?
61But cy  he remained silent and made no answer. cz  Again the high priest asked him, “Are you da  the Christ, the Son of db  the Blessed?” 62And Jesus said, I am, and dc  you will see the Son of Man dd  seated at the right hand of Power, and de  coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63And the high priest df  tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? 64You have heard dg  his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they dh  all condemned him as di  deserving death. 65 dj  And some began dk  to spit on him and dl  to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him dm  with blows.

Peter Denies Jesus

66 dn  And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came, 67and seeing Peter do  warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.” 68But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway
Or forecourt
and dq  the rooster crowed.
Some manuscripts omit  and the rooster crowed
69And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” 70But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.” 71But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” 72And immediately the rooster crowed ds  a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, dt  Before the rooster crows twice, you will du  deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.
Or  And when he had thought about it, he wept

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