Now the feast of unleavened bread, which [is] called the passover, drew nigh,
and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariote, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went away and spoke with the chief priests and captains as to how he should deliver him up to them.
And they were rejoiced, and agreed to give him money.
And he came to an agreement to do it, and sought an opportunity to deliver him up to them away from the crowd.
And the day of unleavened bread came, in which the passover was to be killed.
And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare the passover for us, that we may eat [it].
But they said to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare [it]?
And he said to them, Behold, as ye enter into the city a man will meet you, carrying an earthen pitcher a of water; follow him into the house where he goes in;
and ye shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher says to thee, Where is the guest-chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
And *he* will shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
And having gone they found it as he had said to them; and they prepared the passover.
And when the hour was come, he placed himself at table, and the [twelve] apostles with him.
And he said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.
For I say unto you, that I will not eat any more at all of it until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
And having received a cup, when he had given thanks he said, Take this and divide it among yourselves.
For I say unto you, that I will not drink at all of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God come.
And having taken a loaf, b when he had given thanks, he broke [it], and gave [it] to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup [is] the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Moreover, behold, the hand of him that delivers me up [is] with me on the table;
and the Son of man indeed goes as it is determined, but woe unto that man by whom he is delivered up.
And *they* began to question together among themselves who then it could be of them who was about to do this.
And there was also a strife among them which of them should be held to be [the] greatest. c25
And he said to them, The kings of the nations rule over them, and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
But *ye* [shall] not [be] thus; but let the greater among you be as the younger, and the leader as he that serves.
For which [is] greater, he that is at table or he that serves? [Is] not he that is at table? But *I* am in the midst of you as the one that serves.
But *ye* are they who have persevered with me in my temptations.
And *I* appoint unto you, as my Father has appointed unto me, a kingdom,
that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to have you, to sift [you] as wheat;
but *I* have besought for thee that thy faith fail not; and *thou*, when once thou hast been restored, d confirm thy brethren.
And he said to him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.
And he said, I tell thee, Peter, [the] cock shall not e crow to-day before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
And he said to them, When I sent you without purse and scrip and sandals, did ye lack anything? And they said, Nothing.
He said therefore to them, But now he that has a purse let him take [it], in like manner also a scrip, and he that has none let him sell his garment and buy a sword;
for I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned with [the] lawless: f for also the things concerning me have an end.
And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.