Being conspired against, betrayed, and loved
and the Feast of bUnleavened
Bread were ctwo
days away. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to dseize
Him by craftiness and ekill Him,
For they said, Not at the feast, lest there be a atumult
by the people.
while He was in aBethany
in the bhouse
of Simon the cleper
, as He reclined at table,
a woman came, having an alabaster flask of ointment, of very costly pure nard, and she broke the alabaster flask and poured it
over His head.
But there were some who were indignantly commenting among themselves: Why has this waste of the ointment 1been
For this ointment could have been sold for over athree
and given to the bpoor
. And they were infuriated with her.
But Jesus said, Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a noble deed on Me.
For you always have the apoor
with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you do not always have 1Me
has done what she could; she has 2anointed
My body beforehand for the aburial
And truly I say to you, Wherever the gospel is 1proclaimed
in the whole aworld
, what this woman has done shall also be told as a bmemorial
Iscariot, one of the btwelve
, went off to the chief priests to cdeliver
Him up to them.
And when they heard this,
they rejoiced and promised to give him 1money
. And he sought a way to 2deliver
Him up opportunely.
Instituting His supper
And on the first day of the 1Feast of aUnleavened
Bread, when they 2sacrificed
, His disciples said to Him, Where do You want us to go and prepare so that You may eat the passover?
And He asent
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;
And wherever he enters, say to the 1master
of the house, The aTeacher
says, Where is My guest room, where I may eat the bpassover
with My disciples?
And he will show you a large aupper
room, furnished and
ready. And there prepare for us.
And the disciples went out and came into the city and found it
even as He had told them, and they prepared the passover.
And when aevening
fell, He came with the twelve.
And as they were reclining at table
, Jesus said, Truly I say to you that 2one
of you will abetray
Me, one who is beating
They began to be grieved and to say to Him one by one, Surely not 1I
And He said to them, It will be one of the twelve, 1one
who dips with Me in the dish.
For the Son of Man is 1going
away, even as it is awritten
concerning Him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.
as they were 2eating
, He took abread
and bblessed it,
and He broke it
and gave it
to them, and said, Take; this is My cbody
And He took a cup and gave thanks, and He gave it
to them; and they all drank of it.
And He said to them, This is My ablood
of the 1covenant
, which is being poured out for bmany
Truly I say to you, I shall by no means drink of the 1product
of the vine anymore until that day when I drink it new in the akingdom
And after asinging
a hymn, they went out to the bMount
Warning the disciples
And Jesus said to them, You will all be astumbled
, because it is written, "I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep will be bscattered
But after I have been raised, I will go before you into aGalilee
But Peter said to Him, Even if all will be stumbled, yet I will not!
And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you that today in this night, before a arooster
crows twice, you will 1deny
Me three times.
But he went on speaking more intensely, Even
if I must adie
with You, I will by no means deny You! And they all said similarly.
Experiencing Gethsemane — charging the disciples to watch and pray
they came to a place named Gethsemane, and He asaid
to His disciples, Sit here while I pray.
And He took aPeter
and James and John with Him and began to be 1awestruck
and deeply distressed.
And He said to them, My soul is exceedingly asorrowful
, even to death. Remain here and bwatch
And going forward a little, He fell on the ground and aprayed
that, if it were possible, the 1bhour
would pass from Him.
And He said, aAbba
Father, all things are bpossible
to You; remove this ccup
from Me; yet not what I dwill
, but what 1You will.
And He came and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? Were you not able to watch for one hour?
that you may not come into ctemptation
. The dspirit
is willing, but the eflesh
And going away again, He prayed, saying the same thing.
And coming again, He found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy. And they did anot
know what to answer Him.
And He came the third time and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough. The ahour
has come; behold, the Son of Man is being bdelivered
into the hands of sinners.
Arise, let us be going. Behold, the one betraying Me has drawn near.
The death and resurrection of the Slave-Savior for the accomplishing of God's redemption
, while He was still bspeaking
, one of the twelve, appeared, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Now the one who was abetraying
Him had given them a signal, saying, Whomever I kiss, He is the one. Seize Him and lead Him
And when he came, he aimmediately
approached Him and said, bRabbi
! and ckissed
And they laid hands on Him and aseized
But a certain 1one
of those standing by drew his asword
and struck the slave of the high priest, and took off his ear.
And Jesus answered and said to them, Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to arrest Me?
Day after day I was with you in the 1temple 2ateaching
and you did not seize Me. But may the bScriptures
And they all aleft
Him and fled.
And a certain young man was accompanying Him, clothed with a linen cloth over his
naked body; and they seized him.
But he left the linen cloth behind and fled naked.
By the Jewish leaders, representing the Jews
Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.
And Peter afollowed
Him at a distance until he was
within the bcourtyard
of the high priest. And he was there
sitting with the cattendants
and warming himself in the light of the fire.
Now the chief priests and the whole 1aSanhedrin
were seeking testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death, and they could not find it.
For many gave afalse
testimony against Him, yet the testimonies were not consistent.
stood up and testified falsely against Him, saying,
We heard Him say, I will adestroy
this temple made with bhands
, and 1in
three days I will build another made without hands.
And neither in this regard was their testimony consistent.
And the high priest stood up in the midst and questioned Jesus, saying, Do You not answer anything? What is this that
these testify against You?
But He was silent and did not answer aanything
. Again the high priest questioned Him and said to Him, Are bYou
, the Son of the 1dBlessed
And Jesus said, 1I
am. And you shall see the aSon
of Man sitting at the bright
hand of Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.
And the high priest, atearing
, said, What further need do we have of witnesses?
You heard the 1ablasphemy
! How does it appear to you? And they all condemned Him of being worthy of bdeath
And some began to 1aspit
at Him and to bblindfold
His face and to cbeat
Him with their fists and to say to Him, 2Prophesy
! And the attendants, 3dslapping Him
about, took Him.
while Peter was below in the acourtyard
, one of the servant girls of the high priest came,
And seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, You also were with the aNazarene
But he denied it,
saying, I neither know nor understand what you are talking about. And he went outside into the forecourt, and a rooster crowed.
And the servant girl, seeing him, began again to say to those standing by, This man is one
But again he denied it.
And after a little while, those standing by again said to Peter, Surely you are one
of them, for you are a aGalilean
But he began to 1curse
and to swear, I do not know this man of whom you speak!
crowed a second time. And Peter remembered the word, how Jesus had said to him, Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times. And thinking upon it, he wept.