The completion of rejection
The fourth unveiling of the crucifixion
when Jesus finished all these words, He said to His disciples,
know that after two days the 1aPassover
takes place, and the Son of Man is being bdelivered
up to be crucified.
Plotted against by religion
the chief priests and the elders of the people were agathered
together in the courtyard of the high priest, who was called bCaiaphas
they took acounsel
together to bseize
Jesus by craftiness and ckill Him.
they said, 1Not
at the feast, lest there be an auproar
among the people.
Loved by the beloved disciples
when Jesus was in bBethany
, in the house of Simon the 1leper
woman came to Him, having an alabaster flask of ointment of great value, and she poured it
on His head as He reclined at table.
when the disciples saw it,
they were indignant, saying, Why this 1waste
this could have been sold for much and given to the apoor
Jesus, knowing it,
said to them, Why do you trouble the woman? She has done a noble deed to Me.
you have with you always, 1but
you do bnot
always have Me.
in pouring out this ointment on My body, she has done it 1for
I say to you, Wherever 1this agospel
is proclaimed in the whole world, 2what
this woman has done shall also be told as a bmemorial
Betrayed by the false disciple
that time one of the twelve, the one called bJudas
Iscariot, went to the chief priests
said, What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver Him to you? And they weighed out to him 1athirty
pieces of silver.
from then on he sought opportunity to adeliver
Keeping the last passover
on the first day of the 1bFeast of
Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the passover?
He said, Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, The aTeacher
says, My btime
is near. I am keeping the passover at your house
with My disciples.
the disciples did as Jesus directed them, and they prepared the passover.
when evening fell, He reclined at table
with the twelve.
as they were eating, He said, Truly I say to you that aone
of you will betray Me.
being greatly grieved, each one of them began to say to Him, I am not the one,
am I, Lord?
He answered and said, The one who dips his hand with Me in the dish, this one will betray Me.
Son of Man is going 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.
Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, I am not the one,
am I, aRabbi
? He said to him, 1bYou
have said it
Establishing the King's feast
as they were 1eating
, Jesus took bread and bblessed it,
and He broke it
and gave it
to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is My 2body
He took a 1acup
and gave bthanks
, and He gave it
to them, saying, Drink of it, all of you,
this is My 1ablood
of the 2bcovenant
, which is being poured out for cmany
I say to you, I shall by no means drink of this 1product
of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in the 2akingdom
of My Father.
a hymn, they went out to the bMount
Warning the disciples
Jesus said to them, You will all be stumbled because of Me this night, for it is written,"I will asmite
the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be bscattered
after I have been raised, I will go before you into aGalilee
Peter answered and said to Him, If all will be stumbled because of You, I will never be stumbled.
said to him, Truly I say to you that in this night, before a arooster
crows, you will deny Me three times.
said to Him, Even if I must adie
with You, I will by no means deny You. And all the disciples said likewise.
Pressed in Gethsemane
Jesus came with them to a bplace
, and He said to the disciples, Sit here while I go over there and pray.
taking Peter and the two asons
of Zebedee aside, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
He said to them, My asoul
is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch with Me.
going forward a little, He fell on His face and aprayed
, saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this 1bcup
pass from Me; yet not as I cwill
, but as You will.
He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, So were you not able to watch with Me for one hour?
and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The 1spirit
is willing, but the flesh is weak.
, going away a second time, He prayed, saying, My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your awill
coming again, He found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
leaving them, He went away again and prayed a athird
time, saying the same word again.
He came to the disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the ahour
has drawn near, and the Son of Man is being delivered up into the hands of sinners.
, let us be going. Behold, the one who is betraying Me has drawn near.
Arrested by religion
while He was still speaking, behold, bJudas
, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
the one who was betraying Him had given them a sign, saying, Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him.
immediately he came to Jesus and said, 1Rejoice
, and bkissed
Jesus said to him, aFriend
are you here for? Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
of those with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his asword
, and struck the slave of the high priest and took off his bear
Jesus said to him, Return your sword to its place, for all those who take up the asword
will perish by the sword.
do you think that I cannot 1beseech
My Father, and He will 1provide
Me at once with more than twelve 1legions
then shall the aScriptures
be fulfilled which say
that it must happen 1this
that hour Jesus said to the crowds, Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to arrest Me? Day after day I sat in the temple ateaching
, and you did not seize Me.
all this has happened in order that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left Him and afled
Judged by the Sanhedrin
those who seized Jesus led Him
away to bCaiaphas
the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.
Him at a distance to the courtyard of the high priest; and entering within, he sat with the attendants to see the end.
the chief priests and the whole aSanhedrin
were seeking bfalse
testimony against Jesus so that they might put Him to death,
they did not find it,
though many false witnesses came forward. But later atwo
said, This man said, 1I
am able to adestroy
the temple of God and build it
up in three days.
the high priest stood up and said to Him, Do You answer 1anothing
? What is it that
these testify bagainst
Jesus remained 1asilent
the high priest said to Him, I charge You to cswear
by the living God to tell us 2dif
You are the eChrist
, the Son of God.
said to him, aYou
have said rightly.
Nevertheless I say to you, From now on you will see the 1bSon
of Man csitting
at the right hand of Power and dcoming
on the eclouds
the high priest atore
his garments, saying, He has bblasphemed
! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy.
do you think? And they answered and said, He is worthy of adeath
in His face and beat Him with their fists, and others bslapped Him,
to us, Christ! aWho
is the one who hit You?
Denied by Peter
Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a 1servant
girl came to him and said, You also were with Jesus the Galilean.
he denied it
before all, saying, I do not know what you are talking about!
after he had gone out to the porch, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, This man was with Jesus the aNazarene
again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man!
after a little while 1those
who were standing there
came to Peter and said, Surely you also are one of them, for your aspeech
also makes it clear that
he began to 1curse
and to swear: I do not know the man! And immediately a rooster crowed.
Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, Before a arooster
crows, you will deny Me three times. And he went out and wept bitterly.