Mark 14

And after two days, was the passover of unleavened cakes. And the chief priests and the Scribes sought how they might take him by stratagem, and kill him. But they said: Not on the festival, lest there be commotion among the people. And when he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined, a woman came having an alabaster box of precious ointment of spikenard, of great price; and she opened and poured upon the head of Jesus. And there were certain of the disciples, who were dissatisfied among themselves, and said: Why was this waste of the ointment? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and been given to the poor. And they were indignant at her. But Jesus said: Let her alone; why trouble ye her? She hath done an excellent act towards me. For the poor ye have always with you; and when ye please, ye can do them kind offices: but I am not always with you. What was in her power, she hath done; and by anticipation, hath perfumed my body, as if for burial. Verily I say to you, That wherever this my gospel shall be proclaimed, in all the world, this also which she hath done shall be told in memory of her. 10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, in order to betray Jesus to them. 11 And when they heard him, they rejoiced; and they promised to give him money. And he sought for opportunity to betray him. 12 And on the first day of unleavened cakes, on which the Jews slay the passover, his disciples said to him: Where wilt thou that we go, and prepare for thee to eat the passover? 13 And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them: Go ye to the city, and behold, there will meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water. Go ye after him, 14 and where he entereth in, say ye to the lord of the house: Our Rabbi saith, Where is the place of refreshment, in which I may eat the passover with my disciples? 15 And lo, he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. 16 And his disciples went, and entered the city, and found as he had told them: and they made ready the passover. 17 And when it was evening, he came with his twelve. 18 And as they reclined and ate, Jesus said: Verily I say to you, That one of you that eateth with me, will betray me. 19 And they began to be distressed. And they said to him, one by one, Is it I? 20 And he said to them: It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. 21 And the Son of man goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed. Better would it have been for that man, if he had not been born. 22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them, and said to them: Take; this is my body. 23 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and blessed, and gave to them. And they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed in behalf of many. 25 Verily I say to you, That I will not drink again of the product of the vine, until the day in which I shall drink it anew in the kingdom of God. 26 And they sang praise, and went out to the mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them: All of you will this night be stumbled in me: for it is written, " I will smite the shepherd, and his sheep will be scattered." 28 And when I am risen, I will precede you into Galilee. 29 And Cephas said to him: Though they all should be stumbled, yet I will not be. 30 Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee, That this day, on this night, before the cock shall crow twice, thou wilt thrice deny me. 31 And he said, in addition: If I were to die with thee, I will not deny thee, my Lord. And like him, spake all the disciples. 32 And they came to the place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I pray. 33 And he took with him Cephas and James and John, and began to be gloomy and distressed. 34 And he said to them: My soul hath anguish, even to death. Wait for me here, and be watchful. 35 And he advanced a little, and fell upon the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36 And he said: Father, my Father, thou canst do all things. Let this cup pass from me. Yet not my pleasure, but thine. 37 And he came and found them sleeping. And he said to Cephas: Sleepest thou, Simon? Couldst thou not watch with me one hour? 38 Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit is willing and ready, but the body is weak. 39 And he went again and prayed, speaking the same language. 40 And returning he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And they knew not what to say to him. 41 And he came the third time, and said to them: Sleep on now, and take rest. The end is near; the hour is come; and lo, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Arise ye; let us go. Lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. 43 And while he was yet speaking, Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, arrived, and much people, with swords and clubs, from before the chief priests and Scribes and Elders 44 And the traitor who betrayed him, had given them a sign, and said: He whom I shall kiss is the man. Seize promptly, and lead him away 45 And immediately he came up, and said to him: Rabbi, Rabbi; and kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and took him. 47 And one of them that stood by, drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus answered and said to them: Have ye come out against me, as against a robber; with swords and clubs, to apprehend me? 49 I was daily with you, while I taught in the temple, and ye seized me not. But this occurs, that the scriptures may be fulfilled. 50 Then his disciples left him and fled. 51 And a young man followed after him, who was clad with a linen cloth on his naked body: and they laid hold of him. 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled naked. 53 And they led away Jesus to Caiaphas the high priest. And with him were assembled all the chief priests and the Scribes and the Elders. 54 And Simon followed after him, at a distance; into the hall of the high priest; and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself by the fire. 55 And the chief priests and all the assembly sought for testimony against Jesus, to put him to death: but they found it not. 56 For while many testified against him, their testimonies were inadequate. 57 And some false witnesses stood up against him, and said: 58 We have heard him say: I will destroy this temple, which is made with hands; and in three days I will build another not made with hands. 59 Nor even thus were their testimonies adequate. 60 And the high priest arose in the midst, and interrogated Jesus and said: Returnest thou no answer? What do these testify against thee? 61 And Jesus was silent, and made no reply. And again the chief priest interrogated him, and said: Art thou the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed? 62 And Jesus said to him: I am. And ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and he will come on the clouds of heaven. 63 And the high priest rent his tunic, and said: What need of witnesses have we, any more? 64 Behold, from his own mouth ye have heard blasphemy. How doth it appear to you? And they all decided, that he deserved to die. 65 And some began to spit in his face, and to buffet him, saying: Prophesy thou. And the servants smote him on the cheeks. 66 And as Simon was below in the court, a maid of the high priest came, 67 and saw him warming himself; and she looked upon him, and said to him: And thou too wast with Jesus the Nazarean. 68 But he denied, and said: l know not what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. 69 And the maid saw him again, and she began to say to those standing by, This man also is one of them. 70 And he again denied it. And a little after, those standing there said again to Cephas: Surely, thou art one of them; for thou art likewise a Galilean, and thy speech answers to it. 71 And he began to imprecate, and swore: I know not that man, of whom ye speak. 72 And immediately the cock crew the second time. And Simon remembered the declaration of Jesus, who said to him: Before the cock shall crow twice, thou wilt thrice deny me. And he began to weep.
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