Mark 14:27-53 NIV

Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial

14:27-31pp -- Mt 26:31-35

27 "You will all fall away," Jesus told them, "for it is written: " 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'a1

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28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."2

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29 Peter declared, "Even if all fall away, I will not."
30 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "today--yes, tonight--before the rooster crows twiceb you yourself will disown me three times."3

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    • d 14:30 - Some early manuscripts do not have "twice."
      31 But Peter insisted emphatically, "Even if I have to die with you,4 I will never disown you." And all the others said the same.

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      14:32-42pp -- Mt 26:36-46; Lk 22:40-46

      32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."

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          33 He took Peter, James and John5 along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.

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          34 "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,"6 he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch."

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          35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour7 might pass from him.

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          36 "Abba",c Father,"8 he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup9 from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."10

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            • e 14:36 - Aramaic for "Father"
              37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Simon," he said to Peter, "are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour?
              38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.11 The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."12

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              39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.
              40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.
              41 Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour13 has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

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              42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"

              Jesus Arrested

              14:43-50pp -- Mt 26:47-56; Lk 22:47-50; Jn 18:3-11

              43 Just as he was speaking, Judas,14 one of the Twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.

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              44 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard."
              45 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Rabbi!"15 and kissed him.

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              46 The men seized Jesus and arrested him.
              47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
              48 "Am I leading a rebellion," said Jesus, "that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me?
              49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts,16 and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled."17

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              50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.18

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                  51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him,
                  52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.

                  Before the Sanhedrin

                  14:53-65pp -- Mt 26:57-68; Jn 18:12,13,19-24 14:61-63pp -- Lk 22:67-71

                  53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders and teachers of the law came together.

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