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1 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover, drew near. 1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,
2 The high priests and religion scholars were looking for a way to do away with Jesus but, fearful of the people, they were also looking for a way to cover their tracks. 2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.
3 That's when Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot. He was one of the Twelve. 3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
4 Leaving the others, he conferred with the high priests and the Temple guards about how he might betray Jesus to them. 4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.
5 They couldn't believe their good luck and agreed to pay him well. 5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money.
6 He gave them his word and started looking for a way to betray Jesus, but out of sight of the crowd. 6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
7 The Day of Unleavened Bread came, the day the Passover lamb was butchered. 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
8 Jesus sent Peter and John off, saying, "Go prepare the Passover for us so we can eat it together." 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."
9 They said, "Where do you want us to do this?" 9 "Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked.
10 He said, "Keep your eyes open as you enter the city. A man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him home. 10 He replied, "As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters,
11 Then speak with the owner of the house: The Teacher wants to know, 'Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?' 11 and say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
12 He will show you a spacious second-story room, swept and ready. Prepare the meal there." 12 He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there."
13 They left, found everything just as he told them, and prepared the Passover meal. 13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
14 When it was time, he sat down, all the apostles with him, 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.
15 and said, "You've no idea how much I have looked forward to eating this Passover meal with you before I enter my time of suffering. 15 And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
16 It's the last one I'll eat until we all eat it together in the kingdom of God." 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."
17 Taking the cup, he blessed it, then said, "Take this and pass it among you. 17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, "Take this and divide it among you.
18 As for me, I'll not drink wine again until the kingdom of God arrives." 18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
19 Taking bread, he blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, given for you. Eat it in my memory." 19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."
20 He did the same with the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant written in my blood, blood poured out for you. 20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
21 "Do you realize that the hand of the one who is betraying me is at this moment on this table? 21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table.
22 It's true that the Son of Man is going down a path already marked out - no surprises there. But for the one who turns him in, turns traitor to the Son of Man, this is doomsday." 22 The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed, but woe to that man who betrays him."
23 They immediately became suspicious of each other and began quizzing one another, wondering who might be about to do this. 23 They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.
24 Within minutes they were bickering over who of them would end up the greatest. 24 Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest.
25 But Jesus intervened: "Kings like to throw their weight around and people in authority like to give themselves fancy titles. 25 Jesus said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors.
26 It's not going to be that way with you. Let the senior among you become like the junior; let the leader act the part of the servant. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.
27 "Who would you rather be: the one who eats the dinner or the one who serves the dinner? You'd rather eat and be served, right? But I've taken my place among you as the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.
28 And you've stuck with me through thick and thin. 28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials.
29 Now I confer on you the royal authority my Father conferred on me 29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me,
30 so you can eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and be strengthened as you take up responsibilities among the congregations of God's people. 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 "Simon, stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. 31 "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat.
32 Simon, I've prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start." 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers."
33 Peter said, "Master, I'm ready for anything with you. I'd go to jail for you. I'd die for you!" 33 But he replied, "Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death."
34 Jesus said, "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, Peter, but before the rooster crows you will have three times denied that you know me." 34 Jesus answered, "I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me."
35 Then Jesus said, "When I sent you out and told you to travel light, to take only the bare necessities, did you get along all right?" "Certainly," they said, "we got along just fine." 35 Then Jesus asked them, "When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?" "Nothing," they answered.
36 He said, "This is different. Get ready for trouble. Look to what you'll need; there are difficult times ahead. Pawn your coat and get a sword. 36 He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
37 What was written in Scripture, 'He was lumped in with the criminals,' gets its final meaning in me. Everything written about me is now coming to a conclusion." 37 It is written: 'And he was numbered with the transgressors'; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment."
38 They said, "Look, Master, two swords!" But he said, "Enough of that; no more sword talk!" 38 The disciples said, "See, Lord, here are two swords." "That is enough," he replied.
39 Leaving there, he went, as he so often did, to Mount Olives. The disciples followed him. 39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.
40 When they arrived at the place, he said, "Pray that you don't give in to temptation." 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation."
41 He pulled away from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and prayed, 41 He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,
42 "Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?" 42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."
43 At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.
44 He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
45 He got up from prayer, went back to the disciples and found them asleep, drugged by grief. 45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow.
46 He said, "What business do you have sleeping? Get up. Pray so you won't give in to temptation." 46 "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."
47 No sooner were the words out of his mouth than a crowd showed up, Judas, the one from the Twelve, in the lead. He came right up to Jesus to kiss him. 47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him,
48 Jesus said, "Judas, you would betray the Son of Man with a kiss?" 48 but Jesus asked him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
49 When those with him saw what was happening, they said, "Master, shall we fight?" 49 When Jesus' followers saw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, should we strike with our swords?"
50 One of them took a swing at the Chief Priest's servant and cut off his right ear. 50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.
51 Jesus said, "Let them be. Even in this." Then, touching the servant's ear, he healed him. 51 But Jesus answered, "No more of this!" And he touched the man's ear and healed him.
52 Jesus spoke to those who had come - high priests, Temple police, religion leaders: "What is this, jumping me with swords and clubs as if I were a dangerous criminal? 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs?
53 Day after day I've been with you in the Temple and you've not so much as lifted a hand against me. But do it your way - it's a dark night, a dark hour." 53 Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour--when darkness reigns."
54 Arresting Jesus, they marched him off and took him into the house of the Chief Priest. Peter followed, but at a safe distance. 54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance.
55 In the middle of the courtyard some people had started a fire and were sitting around it, trying to keep warm. 55 But when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them.
56 One of the serving maids sitting at the fire noticed him, then took a second look and said, "This man was with him!" 56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, "This man was with him."
57 He denied it, "Woman, I don't even know him." 57 But he denied it. "Woman, I don't know him," he said.
58 A short time later, someone else noticed him and said, "You're one of them." But Peter denied it: "Man, I am not." 58 A little later someone else saw him and said, "You also are one of them." "Man, I am not!" Peter replied.
59 About an hour later, someone else spoke up, really adamant: "He's got to have been with him! He's got 'Galilean' written all over him." 59 About an hour later another asserted, "Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean."
60 Peter said, "Man, I don't know what you're talking about." At that very moment, the last word hardly off his lips, a rooster crowed. 60 Peter replied, "Man, I don't know what you're talking about!" Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed.
61 Just then, the Master turned and looked at Peter. Peter remembered what the Master had said to him: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: "Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times."
62 He went out and cried and cried and cried. 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.
63 The men in charge of Jesus began poking fun at him, slapping him around. 63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.
64 They put a blindfold on him and taunted, "Who hit you that time?" 64 They blindfolded him and demanded, "Prophesy! Who hit you?"
65 They were having a grand time with him. 65 And they said many other insulting things to him.
66 When it was morning, the religious leaders of the people and the high priests and scholars all got together and brought him before their High Council. 66 At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them.
67 They said, "Are you the Messiah?" 67 "If you are the Christ, " they said, "tell us." Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe me,
68 If I asked what you meant by your question, you wouldn't answer me. 68 and if I asked you, you would not answer.
69 So here's what I have to say: From here on the Son of Man takes his place at God's right hand, the place of power." 69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God."
70 They all said, "So you admit your claim to be the Son of God?" "You're the ones who keep saying it," he said. 70 They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "You are right in saying I am."
71 But they had made up their minds, "Why do we need any more evidence? We've all heard him as good as say it himself." 71 Then they said, "Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips."