Mark 14:1-26 (New American Standard)

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Death Plot and Anointing

1 1Now 2the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes 3were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him; 2 for they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people." 3 4While He was in 5Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very 6costly perfume of pure anard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head. 4 But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume been wasted? 5 "For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred bdenarii, and the money given to the poor." And they were scolding her. 6 But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me. 7 "For you always have 7the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me. 8 "She has done what she could; 8she has anointed My body beforehand for the burial. 9 "Truly I say to you, 9wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her." 10 10Then Judas Iscariot, 11who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to cbetray Him to them. 11 They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

The Last Passover

12 12On the first day of 13Unleavened Bread, when dthe Passover lamb was being 14sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, "Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?" 13 And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him; 14 and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher says, "Where is My 15guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?"' 15 "And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there." 16 The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover. 17 16When it was evening He came with the twelve. 18 As they were reclining at the table and eating, Jesus said, "Truly I say to you that one of you will ebetray Me-fone who is eating with Me." 19 They began to be grieved and to say to Him one by one, "Surely not I?" 20 And He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, gone who dips with Me in the bowl. 21 "For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man hby whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good ifor that man if he had not been born."

The Lord's Supper

22 17While they were eating, He took some bread, and jafter a 18blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is My body." 23 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, "This is My 19blood of the 20covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 "Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." 26 21After singing a hymn, they went out to 22the Mount of Olives.
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