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1 Jesus finished saying all these things. Then he said to his disciples, 1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,
2 "As you know, the Passover Feast is two days away. The Son of Man will be handed over to be nailed to a cross." 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 met with the elders of the people. They met in the palace of Caiaphas, the high priest. 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 a clever way. They wanted to kill him. 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.
5 "But not during the Feast," they said. "The people may stir up trouble." 5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
6 Jesus was in Bethany. He was in the home of a man named Simon, who had a skin disease. 6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper,
7 A woman came to Jesus with a special sealed jar of very expensive perfume. She poured the perfume on his head while he was at the 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 When the disciples saw this, they became angry. "Why this waste?" they asked. 8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
9 "The perfume could have been sold at a high price. The money could have been given to poor people." 9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
10 Jesus was aware of this. So he said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to 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 poor people 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 She poured the perfume on my body to prepare me to be buried. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 What I'm about to tell you is true. What she has done will be told anywhere this good news is preached all over the world. It will 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 One of the Twelve went to the chief priests. His name was Judas Iscariot. 14 Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests
15 He asked, "What will you give me if I hand Jesus over to you?" So they counted out 30 silver coins for him. 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, Judas watched for the right time to hand Jesus over to them. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
17 It was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The disciples came to Jesus. They asked, "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 He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house 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 So the disciples did what Jesus had told them to do. They prepared the Passover meal. 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. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
21 While they were eating, he said, "What I'm about to tell you is true. One of you will hand me over to my enemies." 21 And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."
22 The disciples became very sad. One after the other, they began to say to him, "It's not I, Lord, is it?" 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"
23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will hand me over. 23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.
24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he 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 Judas was the one who was going to hand him over. He said, "It's not I, Rabbi, is it?" 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 bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed 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 the cup. He gave thanks and handed it to them. He said, "All of you drink from it. 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 of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won't drink wine with you again until the day I drink it 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 Then they sang a hymn and 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 them, "This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord said, " 'I will strike the shepherd down. Then the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' #1(Zechariah 13:7)#2 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 replied, "All the others may turn away because of you. But I never will." 33 Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
34 "What I'm about to tell you is true," Jesus answered. "It will happen this very night. 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 may have to die with you. But I will never say I don't know you." And 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 his disciples 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 along with him. He began to be 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 Then he said to them, "My soul is very sad. I feel close to death. Stay here. Keep 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 He went a little farther. Then he fell with his face to the ground. He prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. But let what you want be done, 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 he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Couldn't you men keep watch with me for one hour?" he asked Peter. 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 "Watch and pray. Then you won't fall into sin when you are tempted. The spirit is willing. 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 Jesus went away a second time. He prayed, "My Father, is it possible for this cup to be taken away? But if I must drink it, may what you want 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 came back. Again he found them sleeping. They couldn't keep their eyes open. 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44 So he left them and went away once more. For the third time he prayed the same thing. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45 Then he returned to the disciples. He said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look! The hour is near. The Son of Man is about 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 us go! Here comes the one who is handing me over to them!" 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
47 While Jesus was still speaking, Judas arrived. He was one of the Twelve. A large crowd was with him. They were carrying swords and clubs. The chief priests and the elders of the people had sent them. 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, who was going to hand Jesus over, had arranged a signal with them. "The one I kiss is the man," he said. "Arrest him." 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
49 So Judas went to Jesus at once. He said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" And he kissed him. 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then the men stepped forward. They 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 At that moment, one of Jesus' companions reached for his sword. He pulled it out and struck the servant of the high priest with it. He cut off the servant's 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 "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him. "All who use 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 Do you think I can't ask my Father for help? He would send an army of more than 70,000 angels right away. 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 then how would the Scriptures come true? They say 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 spoke to the crowd. "Am I leading a band of armed men against you?" he asked. "Do you have to come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courtyard teaching. And you didn't 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 so that the words of the prophets would come true." Then all the disciples 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 who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest. The teachers of the law and the elders had come together there. 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 Not too far away, Peter followed Jesus. He went right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see what would happen. 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 Sanhedrin were looking for something to use against Jesus. They wanted to 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 But they did not find any proof, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two other witnesses came forward. 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 They said, "This fellow claimed, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God. I can 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. He asked Jesus, "Aren't you going to answer? What are these charges that these men are bringing 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 remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I command you under oath by 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 "Yes. It is just as you say," Jesus replied. "But here is what I say to all of you. In days to come, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One. You will see the Son of Man 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 clothes. He said, "He has spoken a very evil thing against God! Why do we need any more witnesses? You have heard him say this evil thing. 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?" "He must die!" they answered. 66 What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.
67 Then they spit in his face. They hit 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, "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who hit you?" 68 and said, "Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?"
69 Peter was sitting out in the courtyard. A female servant came to him. "You also were with Jesus of Galilee," she said. 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 in front of all of them, Peter said he was not. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said. 70 But he denied it before them all. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
71 Then he went out to the gate leading into the courtyard. There another woman saw him. She said to the people, "This fellow 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 he said he was not. With an oath he said, "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, those standing there went up to Peter. "You must be one of them," they said. "The way you talk 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 call down curses on himself. He took an oath and said to them, "I don't know the man!" Right away 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 Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said. "The rooster will crow," Jesus had told him. "Before it does, you will say three times that you don't know me." Peter went outside. He broke down and sobbed. 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.