Matthew 26


26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these
 sayings, he said to his disciples,
26:2 Ye know that after two days is the passover, and the Son of
 man is betrayed to be crucified.
26:3 Then assembled the chief priests, and the scribes, and the
 elders of the people, in the palace of the high priest, who was
 called Caiaphas,
26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and
 kill [him].
26:5 But they said, Not on the feast-[day], lest there be an
 uproar among the people.
26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the
 leper,
26:7 There came to him a woman having an alabaster-box of very
 precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he sat [at
 table].
26:8 But when his disciples saw [it], they had indignation,
 saying, To what purpose [is] this waste?
26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given
 to the poor.
26:10 When Jesus understood [it], he said to them, Why trouble
 ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
26:11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not
 always.
26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she
 did [it] for my burial.
26:13 Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be
 preached in the whole world, [there] shall also this, which
 this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the
 chief priests,
26:15 And said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him to
 you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
26:17 Now the first [day] of the [feast of] unleavened bread,
 the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, Where wilt thou
 that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say to
 him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the
 passover at thy house with my disciples.
26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and
 they made ready the passover.
26:20 Now when the evening was come, he sat down with the
 twelve.
26:21 And as they were eating, he said, Verily I say to you,
 that one of you will betray me.
26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of
 them to say to him, Lord, is it I?
26:23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth [his] hand with
 me in the dish, the same will betray me.
26:24 The Son of man goeth, as it is written concerning him: but
 woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been
 good for that man, if he had not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Master,
 is it I? He said to him, Thou hast said.
26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed
 [it], and broke [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said,
 Take, eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to
 them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed
 for many for the remission of sin.
26:29 But I say to you, I will not drink henceforth of this
 fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you
 in my Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount
 of Olives.
26:31 Then saith Jesus to them, All ye shall be offended because
 of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd,
 and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into
 Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all [men] shall be
 offended because of thee, [yet] will I never be offended.
26:34 Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that this night,
 before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.
26:35 Peter said to him, Though I should die with thee, yet will
 I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane,
 and saith to the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and
 pray.
26:37 And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee,
 and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
26:38 Then saith he to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful,
 even to death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and
 prayed, saying, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup
 pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou [wilt].
26:40 And he cometh to the disciples, and findeth them asleep,
 and saith to Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the
 spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O
 my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I
 drink it, thy will be done.
26:43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes
 were heavy.
26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the
 third time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them, Sleep
 on now, and take [your] rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and
 the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth
 betray me.
26:47 And while he was yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the
 twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and
 staffs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
26:48 Now he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying,
 Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast.
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail Master; and
 kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said to him, Friend, Why art thou come? Then
 they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
26:51 And behold, one of them, who were with Jesus, stretched
 out [his] hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the
 high priest, and smote off his ear.
26:52 Then said Jesus to him, Put up again thy sword into its
 place: for all they that take the sword, shall perish by the
 sword.
26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he
 will presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus
 it must be?
26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye
 come out as against a thief with swords and staffs to take me?
 I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no
 hold on me.
26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets
 might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and
 fled.
26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus, led [him] away to
 Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were
 assembled.
26:58 But Peter followed him at a distance, to the high priest's
 palace, and went in, and sat with the servants to see the end.
26:59 Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council,
 sought false testimony against Jesus, to put him to death;
26:60 But found none: and, though many false witnesses came,
 [yet] found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
26:61 And said, This [man] said, I am able to destroy the temple
 of God, and to build it in three days.
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said to him, Answerest thou
 nothing, what [is it which] these testify against thee?
26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and
 said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us
 whether thou art the Christ the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus saith to him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say to
 you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right
 hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath
 spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses?
 behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
26:66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of
 death.
26:67 Then they spit in his face, and buffetted him; and others
 smote [him] with the palms of their hands,
26:68 Saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote
 thee?
26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came to
 him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 But he denied before [them] all, saying, I know not what
 thou sayest.
26:71 And when he had gone out into the porch, another [maid]
 saw him, and said to them that were there, This [man] was also
 with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
26:73 And after a while came to [him] they that stood by, and
 said to Peter, Surely thou also art [one] of them; for thy
 speech betrayeth thee.
26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, [saying], I know not
 the man. And immediately the cock crowed.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who said to him,
 Before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And he
 went out, and wept bitterly.
 
 

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