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1 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that 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 is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up 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, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called 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 to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him. 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.
5 But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people." 5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
6 And when Jesus was in Bethany at 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 to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat 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 But when His 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 fragrant oil might have been sold for much 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 when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work 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 you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.
12 For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for My burial. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.
13 Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to 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, called 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 deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. 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 So from that time he sought opportunity to 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 the Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, "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 say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is at hand; I will keep 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 as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover. 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
20 When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
21 Now as they were eating, He said, "Assuredly, I say to you, 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 they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, "Lord, is it I?" 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"
23 He answered and said, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish 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 indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man 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 Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, "Rabbi, is it I?" 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 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and 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 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and 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 new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on 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 And when they had sung 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 Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of Me 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 have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee." 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
33 Peter answered and said to Him, "Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble." 33 Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
34 Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you that 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 I have to die with You, I will not deny You!" And so said all the disciples. 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 came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and pray over there." 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 He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 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 exceedingly sorrowful, even to 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 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O 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 Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and said to Peter, "What? Could you not watch 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 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed 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, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, 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 And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
45 Then He came to His disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, 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 Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand." 46 Rise, let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came 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 His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him." 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
49 Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed Him. 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
50 But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?" Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took Him. 50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
51 And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, 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 But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish 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 now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with 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 could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?" 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"
55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize 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 was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples forsook 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 And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 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 followed Him at a distance to the high priest's courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. 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, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus 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 found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward 60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
61 and said, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build 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 And the high priest arose and said to Him, "Do You answer nothing? What is it 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 kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, "I put 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 Jesus said to him, "It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter 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 clothes, saying, "He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His 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?" They answered and said, "He is deserving of death." 66 What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.
67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands, 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 saying, "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?" 68 and said, "Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?"
69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "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 he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying." 70 But he denied it before them all. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
71 And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who were there, "This fellow also 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 But again he denied 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 a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, "Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you." 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 swear, saying, "I do not know the Man!" 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 word of Jesus who had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So he went out 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.