Matthew 26

And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these discourses, He said to His disciples, You know that after two days is the passover, and the Son of man is delivered to be crucified. Then the chief priests, and scribes, and elders of the people, were assembled in the hall of the high priest, called Caiaphas. And they immediately passed the verdict that they would take Jesus by stratagem, and kill Him. But they said, Not at the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people. And Jesus being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, a woman having an alabaster box of myrrh, very valuable, came to Him and poured it on His head, while sitting at the table. And His disciples, seeing, were indignant, saying, For what was this waste? For this was able to be sold for much, and given to the poor. 10 And Jesus knowing, said to them, Why do you give the woman trouble? because she hath wrought a beautiful work in me. 11 For you have the poor with you always; but you have not me always. 12 For she pouring this myrrh on my body, did it in order to my burial. 13 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. 14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, going to the chief priests, 15 said, What do you wish to give me, and I will deliver Him to you? And they offered him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that time he was seeking opportunity that he might betray Him. 17 On the first day of the unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him; Where do you wish that we may prepare for you to eat the passover? 18 And He said; Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him; The Teacher says; My time is nigh; I make the passover with you along with my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and prepared the passover. 20 And it being evening, He sat down at the table with the twelve. 21 And they eating, He said; Truly, I say unto you, that one of you will betray me. 22 And they being exceedingly sorrowful, began each one of them to say to Him, Lord, whether am I the one? 23 And responding He said, The one dipping his hand in the dish with me, the same shall betray me. 24 Indeed the Son of man goeth, 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. 25 But Judas, the one betraying Him, responding said, Master, whether am I the one? He says to him, Thou hast said it. 26 And they eating, Jesus taking the bread, and blessing it, broke, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 Also taking the cup, and blessing it, He gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all, of it; 28 for this is my blood which belongs to the new covenant, which is shed for many unto the remission of sin. 29 And 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 with you in the kingdom of my Father. 30 Having sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus says to them, You will all be offended in me this night: for it has been written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered. 32 And after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 But Peter responding said to Him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. 34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 And Peter says to Him, If it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee. Likewise also all the disciples said. 36 Then Jesus comes with them into a place called Gethsemane, and He says to His disciples, Sit here, until I having gone may pray there. 37 And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to grieve and to be dejected. 38 Then He says to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: abide here, and pray with me. 39 And having gone forward a little, He fell on His face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me: moreover not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And He comes to the disciples, and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Were you not able to watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42 And again the second time, having gone away, He prayed, saying, My Father, if it is possible that this cup pass from me, if I shall not drink it, let thy will be done. 43 And having come He finds them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And leaving them, having gone away, He prayed again the third time, speaking the same word. 45 Then He comes to His disciples, and says to them, Sleep on, and take your rest, behold, the hour is nigh, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners: 46 arise, let us go: behold, the one having betrayed me is nigh. 47 And He still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 And the one having betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, The one whom I shall kiss, is He: hold Him fast. 49 And immediately coming forward to Jesus, he said, Hail, Master; and kissed Him copiously. 50 And Jesus said to him, Comrade, unto what do you come? Then having come forward they laid hands on Him, and bound Him. 51 And behold, one of those along with Jesus, reaching out his hand, drew his sword, and smiting the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus says to him, Turn away thy sword into its place; for all taking the sword shall perish by the sword. 53 Whether do you think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, because it is necessary thus to be done? 55 And at that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, You have come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to take me: daily did I sit with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not arrest me: 56 but all this took place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving Him, fled away. 57 Taking Jesus they led Him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the chief priests and elders were assembled together. 58 And Peter followed Him a long way off, into the court of the high priest, and having come in, was sitting with the officers, to see the end. 59 And the high priests and all the sanhedrim were seeking false testimony against Jesus, in order that they might kill Him. 60 And they found none. And many false witnesses having come forward, they found none. 61 And afterwards two false witnesses having come forward, said, He said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and build it in three days. 62 And the high priest rising, said to Him, Do you respond nothing? what are they witnessing against you? 63 And Jesus was silent; and the high priest responding said to Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou art the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus says to him, Thou didst say it. Moreover I say unto you, that, Hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, He blasphemed: why have we yet need of witnesses? behold, now you heard His blasphemy: 66 what seems to you? They responding said, He is worthy of death. 67 They spat in His face, and buffeted Him: and they slapped Him, 68 saying, Prophesy unto us, who is the one smiting thee? 69 And Peter was sitting without in the court. And a certain maidservant came to him, saying, Truly, thou wast with Jesus the Galilean. 70 And he denied before all, I know not what you say. 71 And another maidservant saw him, having come to the gate, and says to them there, This man was with Jesus the Nazarene. 72 And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. 73 And after a little the bystanders coming to Peter, said, Truly, thou art also one of them, for indeed thy speech betrays thee. 74 Then he began to anathematize and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus having spoken to him, That before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And having gone out, he wept bitterly.
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