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1 It was now two days before the Passover celebration and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and put him to death. 1 Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus and kill him.
2 "But not during the Passover," they agreed, "or there will be a riot." 2 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or the people may riot."
3 Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had leprosy. During supper, a woman came in with a beautiful jar of expensive perfume. She broke the seal and poured the perfume over his head. 3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
4 Some of those at the table were indignant. "Why was this expensive perfume wasted?" they asked. 4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, "Why this waste of perfume?
5 "She could have sold it for a small fortune and given the money to the poor!" And they scolded her harshly. 5 It could have been sold for more than a year's wages and the money given to the poor." And they rebuked her harshly.
6 But Jesus replied, "Leave her alone. Why berate her for doing such a good thing to me? 6 "Leave her alone," said Jesus. "Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7 You will always have the poor among you, and you can help them whenever you want to. But I will not be here with you much longer. 7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
8 She has done what she could and has anointed my body for burial ahead of time. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
9 I assure you, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman's deed will be talked about in her memory." 9 I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests to arrange to betray Jesus to them. 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
11 The leading priests were delighted when they heard why he had come, and they promised him a reward. So he began looking for the right time and place to betray Jesus. 11 They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread (the day the Passover lambs were sacrificed), Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover supper?" 12 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
13 So Jesus sent two of them into Jerusalem to make the arrangements. "As you go into the city," he told them, "a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. 13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him.
14 At the house he enters, say to the owner, 'The Teacher asks, Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?' 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, 'The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
15 He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is the place; go ahead and prepare our supper there." 15 He will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there."
16 So the two disciples went on ahead into the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover supper there. 16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
17 In the evening Jesus arrived with the twelve disciples. 17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve.
18 As they were sitting around the table eating, Jesus said, "The truth is, one of you will betray me, one of you who is here eating with me." 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me--one who is eating with me."
19 Greatly distressed, one by one they began to ask him, "I'm not the one, am I?" 19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, "Surely not I?"
20 He replied, "It is one of you twelve, one who is eating with me now. 20 "It is one of the Twelve," he replied, "one who dips bread into the bowl with me.
21 For I, the Son of Man, must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for my betrayer. Far better for him if he had never been born!" 21 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."
22 As they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread and asked God's blessing on it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take it, for this is my body." 22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take it; this is my body."
23 And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 23 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 And he said to them, "This is my blood, poured out for many, sealing the covenant between God and his people. 24 "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many," he said to them.
25 I solemnly declare that I will not drink wine again until that day when I drink it new in the Kingdom of God." 25 "I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God."
26 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives. 26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27 "All of you will desert me," Jesus told them. "For the Scriptures say, 'God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.' 27 "You will all fall away," Jesus told them, "for it is written: " 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
28 But after I am raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there." 28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
29 Peter said to him, "Even if everyone else deserts you, I never will." 29 Peter declared, "Even if all fall away, I will not."
30 "Peter," Jesus replied, "the truth is, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." 30 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "today--yes, tonight--before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times."
31 "No!" Peter insisted. "Not even if I have to die with you! I will never deny you!" And all the others vowed the same. 31 But Peter insisted emphatically, "Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you." And all the others said the same.
32 And they came to an olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, "Sit here while I go and pray." 32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray."
33 He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he began to be filled with horror and deep distress. 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled.
34 He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and watch with me." 34 "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said to them. "Stay here and keep watch."
35 He went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by. 35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him.
36 "Abba, Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine." 36 "Abba", Father," he said, "everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will."
37 Then he returned and found the disciples asleep. "Simon!" he said to Peter. "Are you asleep? Couldn't you stay awake and watch with me even one hour? 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 Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak." 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
39 Then Jesus left them again and prayed, repeating his pleadings. 39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing.
40 Again he returned to them and found them sleeping, for they just couldn't keep their eyes open. And they didn't know what to say. 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 When he returned to them the third time, he said, "Still sleeping? Still resting? Enough! The time has come. I, the Son of Man, am betrayed into the hands of sinners. 41 Returning the third time, he said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Up, let's be going. See, my betrayer is here!" 42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
43 And immediately, as he said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a mob that was armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent out by the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders. 43 Just as he was speaking, Judas, 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.
44 Judas had given them a prearranged signal: "You will know which one to arrest when I go over and give him the kiss of greeting. Then you can take him away under guard." 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 As soon as they arrived, Judas walked up to Jesus. "Teacher!" he exclaimed, and gave him the kiss. 45 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Rabbi!" and kissed him.
46 Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him. 46 The men seized Jesus and arrested him.
47 But someone pulled out a sword and slashed off an ear of the high priest's servant. 47 Then one of those standing near drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
48 Jesus asked them, "Am I some dangerous criminal, that you come armed with swords and clubs to arrest me? 48 "Am I leading a rebellion," said Jesus, "that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me?
49 Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day. But these things are happening to fulfill what the Scriptures say about me." 49 Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled."
50 Meanwhile, all his disciples deserted him and ran away. 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.
51 There was a young man following along behind, clothed only in a linen nightshirt. When the mob tried to grab him, 51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him,
52 they tore off his clothes, but he escaped and ran away naked. 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.
53 Jesus was led to the high priest's home where the leading priests, other leaders, and teachers of religious law had gathered. 53 They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders and teachers of the law came together.
54 Meanwhile, Peter followed far behind and then slipped inside the gates of the high priest's courtyard. For a while he sat with the guards, warming himself by the fire. 54 Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself at the fire.
55 Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would testify against Jesus, so they could put him to death. But their efforts were in vain. 55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any.
56 Many false witnesses spoke against him, but they contradicted each other. 56 Many testified falsely against him, but their statements did not agree.
57 Finally, some men stood up to testify against him with this lie: 57 Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him:
58 "We heard him say, 'I will destroy this Temple made with human hands, and in three days I will build another, made without human hands.'" 58 "We heard him say, 'I will destroy this man-made temple and in three days will build another, not made by man.' "
59 But even then they didn't get their stories straight! 59 Yet even then their testimony did not agree.
60 Then the high priest stood up before the others and asked Jesus, "Well, aren't you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?" 60 Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, "Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?"
61 Jesus made no reply. Then the high priest asked him, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the blessed God?" 61 But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?"
62 Jesus said, "I am, and you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God's right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven." 62 "I am," said Jesus. "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."
63 Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, "Why do we need other witnesses? 63 The high priest tore his clothes. "Why do we need any more witnesses?" he asked.
64 You have all heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?" And they all condemned him to death. 64 "You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?" They all condemned him as worthy of death.
65 Then some of them began to spit at him, and they blindfolded him and hit his face with their fists. "Who hit you that time, you prophet?" they jeered. And even the guards were hitting him as they led him away. 65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, "Prophesy!" And the guards took him and beat him.
66 Meanwhile, Peter was below in the courtyard. One of the servant girls who worked for the high priest 66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came by.
67 noticed Peter warming himself at the fire. She looked at him closely and then said, "You were one of those with Jesus, the Nazarene." 67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. "You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus," she said.
68 Peter denied it. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said, and he went out into the entryway. Just then, a rooster crowed. 68 But he denied it. "I don't know or understand what you're talking about," he said, and went out into the entryway.
69 The servant girl saw him standing there and began telling the others, "That man is definitely one of them!" 69 When the servant girl saw him there, she said again to those standing around, "This fellow is one of them."
70 Peter denied it again.A little later some other bystanders began saying to Peter, "You must be one of them because you are from Galilee." 70 Again he denied it. After a little while, those standing near said to Peter, "Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean."
71 Peter said, "I swear by God, I don't know this man you're talking about." 71 He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, "I don't know this man you're talking about."
72 And immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times." And he broke down and cried. 72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times." And he broke down and wept.