The Plot to Kill Jesus1 aNow the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called bthe Passover. 2And the chief priests and the scribes cwere seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.
Judas to Betray Jesus3 dThen eSatan entered into fJudas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4He went away and conferred with the chief priests and gofficers how he might betray him to them. 5And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6So he consented and sought an opportunity to hbetray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
The Passover with the Disciples7 iThen came jthe day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8So Jesus ▼
▼Greek hesent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11and tell the master of the house, l‘The Teacher says to you, Where is mthe guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12And he will show you na large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13And they went and found it ojust as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Institution of the Lord’s Supper14 pAnd when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you I will not eat it ▼
▼Some manuscripts never eat it againruntil it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17And he took a cup, and swhen he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 tFor I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine uuntil the kingdom of God comes.” 19 vAnd he took bread, and wwhen he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, x“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, y“This cup that is poured out for you is zthe new aacovenant in my blood. ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 ( which is given . . . in my blood)21 acBut behold, the hand of him who betrays me is adwith me on the table. 22For the Son of Man goes aeas it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.
Who Is the Greatest?24 afA dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 agAnd he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles ahexercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 aiBut not so with you. Rather, let ajthe greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27For who is the greater, akone who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But alI am among you as the one who serves.
28“You are those who have stayed with me amin my trials, 29and anI assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 aothat you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and apsit on thrones judging aqthe twelve tribes of Israel.
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial31“Simon, Simon, behold, arSatan demanded to have you ▼
▼The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singularatthat he might sift you like wheat, 32but auI have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, avstrengthen your brothers.” 33Peter ▼
▼Greek Hesaid to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both axto prison and ayto death.” 34 azJesus ▼
▼Greek Hesaid, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”
Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus35And he said to them, bb“When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37For I tell you that bcthis Scripture must be fulfilled in me: bd‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For bewhat is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two bfswords.” And he said to them, bg“It is enough.”
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives39 bhAnd he came out and went, bias was his custom, to bjthe Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40 bkAnd when he came to blthe place, he said to them, bm“Pray that you may not bnenter into temptation.” 41And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and boknelt down and prayed, 42saying, bp“Father, if you are willing, remove bqthis cup from me. brNevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43And there appeared to him bsan angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44And btbeing in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. ▼
▼Some manuscripts omit verses 43 and 4445And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and bvpray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus47 bwWhile he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called bxJudas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike bywith the sword?” 50And one of them struck the servant ▼
▼Greek bondservantof the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. 52Then Jesus said to the chief priests and caofficers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53When cbI was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is ccyour hour, and cdthe power of darkness.”
Peter Denies Jesus54 ceThen they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, cfand Peter was following at a distance. 55 cgAnd when they had kindled a fire in the middle of chthe courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59And after an interval of about an hour still another ciinsisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61And the Lord turned and cjlooked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, ck“Before the rooster crows today, you will cldeny me three times.” 62And he went out and wept bitterly.
Jesus Is Mocked63 cmNow the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 cnThey also blindfolded him and kept asking him, co“Prophesy! cpWho is it that struck you?” 65And they said many other things against him, cqblaspheming him.
Jesus Before the Council66 crWhen day came, csthe assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their ctcouncil, and they cusaid, 67 cv“If you are cwthe Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated cxat the right hand of the power of God.” 70So they all said, “Are you cythe Son of God, then?” And he said to them, cz“You say that I am.” 71Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”
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