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1 And it happened that when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,
2 "You know that after two days the Passover takes place, and the Son of Man will be handed over in order 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 elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was named 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 and plotted in order that they could arrest Jesus by stealth and kill [him]. 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.
5 But they were saying, "Not during the feast, so that there will not be an uproar among the people." 5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
6 Now [while] Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, 6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper,
7 a woman came up to him holding an alabaster flask of very expensive perfumed oil, and poured [it] out on his head [while he] was reclining at table. 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 And [when] the disciples saw [it] they were indignant, saying, "{Why} this waste? 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor!" 9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
10 But Jesus, knowing [this], said to them, "Why do you cause trouble for the woman? For she has done a good deed 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 For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
12 For [when] this woman poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] in order to prepare me for burial. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman 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, 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 [and] said, "What are you willing to give me if I in turn deliver him to you?" So they set out for him thirty 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 And from that time on, he began seeking a favorable opportunity in order that he could betray him. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
17 Now on the first [day] of the feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came up to Jesus, saying, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?" 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 And he said, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near. I am celebrating the Passover with you with my disciples." ' 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 And the disciples did as Jesus directed them, and they prepared the Passover. 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
20 And [when it] was evening, he was reclining at table with the twelve disciples. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
21 And [while] they were eating he said, "Truly I say to you, that one of you will betray me." 21 And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."
22 And greatly distressed, each one began to say to him, "{Surely I am not he, am I}, Lord?" 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"
23 And he answered [and] said, "The one who dips his hand in the bowl with me--this one 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 just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if that man had not 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 And Judas, the one who was betraying him, answered [and] said, "{Surely I am not he, am I}, Rabbi?" He said to him, "You have said [it]." 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."
26 Now [while] they were eating Jesus took bread and, [after] giving thanks, he broke [it], and giving [it] to the disciples, he said, "Take, eat, 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 And [after] taking the cup and giving thanks he gave [it] to them, saying, "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 for this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 But I tell you, from now [on] I will never drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father." 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 And [after they] had sung the hymn, they went out 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, "You will all fall away because of me during this night, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of 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 raised, I will go ahead of you into Galilee." 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
33 But Peter answered [and] said to him, "If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!" 33 Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
34 Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that during this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times!" 34 "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times."
35 Peter said to him, "Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the 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 them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, "Sit 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 And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be distressed and troubled. 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 soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain 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 And going forward a little he fell down on his face, praying and saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you [will]." 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 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me 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 will not enter into temptation. The spirit [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak!" 41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
42 Again for the second time he went away [and] prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will must 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 And he came again [and] found them sleeping, {for they could not keep their eyes open}. 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44 And leaving them again, he went away [and] prayed for the third [time], saying the same thing again. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of 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 us go! Behold, the one who is betraying me is approaching!" 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
47 And [while] he was still speaking, behold, Judas--one of the twelve--arrived, and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders 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 one who was betraying him had given them a sign, saying, "[The one] whom I kiss--he is [the one]. Arrest him!" 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
49 And he came up to Jesus immediately [and] said, "Greetings, Rabbi," and kissed him. 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
50 And Jesus said to him, "Friend, [do that] for which you have come." Then they came up [and] laid hands on Jesus and arrested him. 50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
51 And behold, one of those with Jesus extended his hand [and] drew his sword, and striking the slave of the high priest, cut off his ear. 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 back into its place! For all who take up the sword will die by the 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 Or do you think that I cannot call upon my Father, and he would put at my disposal at once more than twelve legions of angels? 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 would the scriptures be fulfilled that it must happen in this way?" 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 crowds, "Have you come out with swords and clubs, as against a robber, to arrest me? Every day in the temple [courts] I sat teaching, and you did not arrest me! 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 But all this has happened in order that the scriptures of the prophets would be fulfilled." Then the disciples all abandoned him [and] fled. 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 Now those who had arrested Jesus led [him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. 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 But Peter was following him from a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And he went inside [and] was sitting with the officers to see the outcome. 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 Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus in order that they could put him to death. 59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.
60 And they did not find [it], [although] many false witnesses came forward. And finally two came forward 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 [and] said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild [it] within three days.'" 61 and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.' "
62 And the high priest stood up [and] said to him, "Do you reply nothing? What are these [people] testifying 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. And the high priest said to him, "I put you under oath by the living God, that you tell us if you are the Christ, 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 said to him, "You have said [it]. But I tell you, from now [on] you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power and 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 high priest tore his robes, saying, "He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have just now heard the blasphemy! 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 do you think?" And they answered [and] said, "{He deserves death}!" 66 What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.
67 Then they spat in his face and struck him with their fists, and they slapped [him], 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 saying, "Prophesy for us, [you] Christ! Who is it who hit you?" 68 and said, "Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?"
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a female slave came up to him [and] said, "You also 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 he denied [it] in the presence of [them] all, saying, "I do not know what you mean!" 70 But he denied it before them all. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
71 And [when he] went out to the gateway, another [female slave] saw him and said to those [who were] there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." 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 And again he denied [it] with an oath, "I do not know the man!" 72 He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!"
73 And after a little [while] those who were standing there came up [and] said to Peter, "You really are [one] of them also, because even your accent {reveals who you are}." 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 he began to curse and to swear with an oath, "I do not know the man!" And immediately 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 And Peter remembered the statement Jesus had said, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times," and he went outside [and] wept 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.