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1 When Jesus finished saying all these things, he told his disciples, 1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,
2 "You know that the Passover will take place in two days. At that time the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified." 2 "As you know, the Passover is two days away--and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
3 Then the chief priests and the leaders of the people gathered in the palace of the chief priest Caiaphas. 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,
4 They made plans to arrest Jesus in an underhanded way and to kill him. 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.
5 But they said, "We shouldn't arrest him during the festival, or else there may be a riot among the people." 5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
6 Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon, a man who had suffered from a skin disease. 6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper,
7 While Jesus was sitting there, a woman went to him with a bottle of very expensive perfume and poured it on his head. 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 The disciples were irritated when they saw this. They asked, "Why did she waste it like this? 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
9 It could have been sold for a high price, and the money could have been given to the poor." 9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
10 Since Jesus knew what was going on, he said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing for me. 10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
11 You will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me with you. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
12 She poured this perfume on my body before it is placed in a tomb. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 I can guarantee this truth: Wherever this Good News is spoken in the world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her." 13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
14 Then one of the twelve apostles, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests. 14 Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests
15 He asked, "What will you pay me if I hand him over to you?" They offered him 30 silver coins. 15 and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
16 From then on, he looked for a chance to betray Jesus. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples went to Jesus. They asked, "Where do you want us to prepare the Passover meal for you?" 17 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"
18 He said, "Go to a certain man in the city, and tell him that the teacher says, 'My time is near. I will celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.'" 18 He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.' "
19 The disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
20 When evening came, Jesus was at the table with the twelve apostles. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
21 While they were eating, he said, "I can guarantee this truth: One of you is going to betray me." 21 And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."
22 Feeling deeply hurt, they asked him one by one, "You don't mean me, do you, Lord?" 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"
23 Jesus answered, "Someone who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
24 The Son of Man is going to die as the Scriptures say he will. But how horrible it will be for that person who betrays the Son of Man. It would have been better for that person if he had never been born." 24 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."
25 Then Judas, who betrayed him, asked, "You don't mean me, do you, Rabbi?" "Yes, I do," Jesus replied. 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take this, and eat it. This is my body." 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
27 Then he took a cup and spoke a prayer of thanksgiving. He gave it to them and said, "Drink from it, all of you. 27 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
28 This is my blood, the blood of the promise. It is poured out for many people so that sins are forgiven. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 "I can guarantee that I won't drink this wine again until that day when I drink new wine with you in my Father's kingdom." 29 I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father's kingdom."
30 After they sang a hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives. 30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will abandon me tonight. Scripture says, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep in the flock will be scattered.' 31 Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: " 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
32 "But after I am brought back to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you." 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
33 Peter said to him, "Even if everyone else abandons you, I never will." 33 Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
34 Jesus replied to Peter, "I can guarantee this truth: Before a rooster crows tonight, you will say three times that you don't know me." 34 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times."
35 Peter told him, "Even if I have to die with you, I'll never say that I don't know you!" All the other disciples said the same thing. 35 But Peter declared, "Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you." And all the other disciples said the same.
36 Then Jesus went with the disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them, "Stay here while I go over there and pray." 36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray."
37 He took Peter and Zebedee's two sons with him. He was beginning to feel deep anguish. 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 Then he said to them, "My anguish is so great that I feel as if I'm dying. Wait here, and stay awake with me." 38 Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."
39 After walking a little farther, he quickly bowed with his face to the ground and prayed, "Father, if it's possible, let this cup [of suffering] be taken away from me. But let your will be done rather than mine." 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
40 When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Couldn't you stay awake with me for one hour? 40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Could you men not keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter.
41 Stay awake, and pray that you won't be tempted. You want to do what's right, but you're weak." 41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
42 Then he went away a second time and prayed, "Father, if this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, let your will be done." 42 He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."
43 He found them asleep again because they couldn't keep their eyes open. 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44 After leaving them again, he went away and prayed the same prayer a third time. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45 Then he came back to the disciples and said to them, "You might as well sleep now. The time is near for the Son of Man to be handed over to sinners. 45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Get up! Let's go! The one who is betraying me is near." 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
47 Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve apostles, arrived. A large crowd carrying swords and clubs was with him. They were from the chief priests and leaders of the people. 47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
48 Now, the traitor had given them a signal. He said, "The one I kiss is the man you want. Arrest him!" 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
49 Then Judas quickly stepped up to Jesus and said, "Hello, Rabbi!" and kissed him. 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then some men came forward, took hold of Jesus, and arrested him. 50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
51 Suddenly, one of the men with Jesus pulled out his sword and cut off the ear of the chief priest's servant. 51 With that, one of Jesus' companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword away! All who use a sword will be killed by a sword. 52 "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
53 Don't you think that I could call on my Father to send more than twelve legions of angels to help me now? 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
54 How, then, are the Scriptures to be fulfilled that say this must happen?" 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"
55 At that time Jesus said to the crowd, "Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as if I were a criminal? I used to sit teaching in the temple courtyard every day. But you didn't arrest me then. 55 At that time Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me.
56 All of this has happened so that what the prophets have written would come true." Then all the disciples abandoned him and ran away. 56 But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.
57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the chief priest, where the scribes and the leaders had gathered together. 57 Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled.
58 Peter followed at a distance until he came to the chief priest's courtyard. He went inside and sat with the guards to see how this would turn out. 58 But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.
59 The chief priests and the whole council were searching for false testimony to use against Jesus in order to execute him. 59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.
60 But they did not find any, although many came forward with false testimony. At last two men came forward. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 They stated, "This man said, 'I can tear down God's temple and rebuild it in three days.'" 61 and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.' "
62 The chief priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Don't you have any answer to what these men testify against you?" 62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?"
63 But Jesus was silent. Then the chief priest said to him, "Swear an oath in front of the living God and tell us, are you the Messiah, the Son of God?" 63 But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."
64 Jesus answered him, "Yes, I am. But I can guarantee that from now on you will see the Son of Man in the highest position in heaven. He will be coming on the clouds of heaven." 64 "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."
65 Then the chief priest tore his robes in horror and said, "He has dishonored God! Why do we need any more witnesses? You've just heard him dishonor God! 65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.
66 What's your verdict?" They answered, "He deserves the death penalty!" 66 What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.
67 Then they spit in his face, hit him with their fists, and some of them slapped him. 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 They said, "You Christ, if you're a prophet, tell us who hit you." 68 and said, "Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?"
69 Peter was sitting in the courtyard. A female servant came to him and said, "You, too, were with Jesus the Galilean." 69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. "You also were with Jesus of Galilee," she said.
70 But Peter denied it in front of them all by saying, "I don't know what you're talking about." 70 But he denied it before them all. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
71 As he went to the entrance, another female servant saw him. She told those who were there, "This man was with Jesus from Nazareth." 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there, "This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth."
72 Again Peter denied it and swore with an oath, "I don't know the man!" 72 He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!"
73 After a little while the men standing there approached Peter and said, "It's obvious you're also one of them. Your accent gives you away!" 73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, "Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away."
74 Then Peter began to curse and swear with an oath, "I don't know the man!" Just then a rooster crowed. 74 Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.
75 Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before a rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me." Then Peter went outside and cried bitterly. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: "Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.