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1 After Jesus finished saying all these things, he told his followers, 1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,
2 "You know that the day after tomorrow is the day of the Passover Feast. On that day the Son of Man will be given to his enemies 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 leading priests and the older Jewish leaders had a meeting at the palace of the high priest, 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 At the meeting, they planned to set a trap to arrest Jesus and kill him. 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.
5 But they said, "We must not do it during the feast, because the people might cause a riot." 5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
6 Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, who had a skin disease. 6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper,
7 While Jesus was there, a woman approached him with an alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume. She poured this perfume on Jesus' head while he was eating. 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 His followers were upset when they saw the woman do this. They asked, "Why waste that perfume? 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
9 It could have been sold for a great deal of money and the money given to the poor." 9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
10 Knowing what had happened, Jesus said, "Why are you troubling this woman? She did an excellent 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. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
12 This woman poured perfume on my body to prepare me for burial. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached in all the world, what this woman has done will be told, and people will remember 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, Judas Iscariot, went to talk to the leading priests. 14 Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests
15 He said, "What will you pay me for giving Jesus to you?" And they gave 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 After that, Judas watched for the best time to turn Jesus in. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
17 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the followers came to Jesus. They said, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?" 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 Jesus answered, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: The chosen time is near. I will have the Passover with my followers 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 followers did what Jesus told them to do, and they prepared the Passover meal. 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
20 In the evening Jesus was sitting at the table with his twelve followers. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
21 As they were eating, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will turn against me." 21 And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."
22 This made the followers very sad. Each one began to say to Jesus, "Surely, Lord, I am not the one who will turn against you, am I?" 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"
23 Jesus answered, "The man who has dipped his hand with me into the bowl is the one who will turn against me. 23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
24 The Son of Man will die, just as the Scriptures say. But how terrible it will be for the person who hands the Son of Man over to be killed. It would be better for him 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 would give Jesus to his enemies, said to Jesus, "Teacher, surely I am not the one, am I?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you." 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 some bread and thanked God for it and broke it. Then he gave it to his followers and said, "Take this bread 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 Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers. He said, "Every one of you drink this. 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 which is the new agreement that God makes with his people. This blood is poured out for many to forgive their sins. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 I tell you this: I will not drink of this fruit of the vinen again until that day when I drink it new 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 singing a 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 Jesus told his followers, "Tonight you will all stumble in your faith on account of me, because it is written in the Scriptures: 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will scatter.' 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 rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee." 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
33 Peter said, "Everyone else may stumble in their faith because of you, but I will not." 33 Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
34 Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, tonight before the rooster crows 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 But Peter said, "I will never say that I don't know you! I will even die with you!" And all the other followers 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 his followers to a place called Gethsemane. He said to them, "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 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee with him, and he began to be very sad and troubled. 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 He said to them, "My heart is full of sorrow, to the point of death. Stay here and watch 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 away from them, Jesus fell to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, do not give me this cupn of suffering. But do what you want, not what I want." 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 Then Jesus went back to his followers and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "You men could not 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 for strength against temptation. The spirit wants to do what is right, but the body is weak." 41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak."
42 Then Jesus went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this painful thing to be taken from me, and if I must do it, I pray that what you want 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 Then he went back to his followers, and again he found them asleep, because their eyes were heavy. 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44 So Jesus left them and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45 Then Jesus went back to his followers and said, "Are you still sleeping and resting? The time has come for the Son of Man to be handed over to sinful people. 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, we must go. Look, here comes the man who has turned against me." 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
47 While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve apostles, came up. With him were many people carrying swords and clubs who had been sent from the leading priests and the older Jewish 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 Judas had planned to give them a signal, saying, "The man I kiss is Jesus. Arrest him." 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
49 At once Judas went to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Teacher!" and kissed him. 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
50 Jesus answered, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then the people came and grabbed Jesus and arrested him. 50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
51 When that happened, one of Jesus' followers reached for his sword and pulled it out. He struck the servant of the high priest and 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 Jesus said to the man, "Put your sword back in its place. All who use swords will be killed with swords. 52 "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.
53 Surely you know I could ask my Father, and he would give me more than twelve armies 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 But it must happen this way to bring about what the Scriptures say." 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"
55 Then Jesus said to the crowd, "You came to get me with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal. Every day I sat in the Temple teaching, and you did not arrest me there. 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 these things have happened so that it will come about as the prophets wrote." Then all of Jesus' followers left 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 people who arrested Jesus led him to the house of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the older Jewish leaders were 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 Peter followed far behind to the courtyard of the high priest's house, and he sat down with the guards to see what would happen to Jesus. 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 leading priests and the whole Jewish council tried to find something false against Jesus so they could kill 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 Many people came and told lies about him, but the council could find no real reason to kill him. Then two people came and said, 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 "This man said, 'I can destroy the Temple of God and build it again 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 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Aren't you going to answer? Don't you have something to say about their charges 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 said nothing. Again the high priest said to Jesus, "I command you by the power of the living God: 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 answered, "Those are your words. But I tell you, in the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of God, the Powerful One, and coming on clouds in the sky." 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 When the high priest heard this, he tore his clothes and said, "This man has said things that are against God! We don't need any more witnesses; you all heard him say these things against 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 do you think?" The people answered, "He should die." 66 What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.
67 Then the people there spat in Jesus' face and beat him with their fists. Others slapped him. 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 They said, "Prove to us that you are a prophet, you Christ! Tell us who hit you!" 68 and said, "Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?"
69 At that time, as Peter was sitting in the courtyard, a servant girl came to him and said, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee." 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 said to all the people there that he was never with Jesus. He said, "I don't know what you are talking about." 70 But he denied it before them all. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
71 When he left the courtyard and was at the gate, another girl saw him. She said to the people there, "This man was with Jesus of 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 said he was never with him, saying, "I swear I don't know this man Jesus!" 72 He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!"
73 A short time later, some people standing there went to Peter and said, "Surely you are one of those who followed Jesus. The way you talk shows it." 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 place a curse on himself and swear, "I don't know the man." At once, 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 what Jesus had told him: "Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me." Then Peter went outside and cried painfully. 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.