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1 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 is coming, 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 and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Ca'iaphas, 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 took counsel together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth 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 a tumult among the people." 5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
6 Now when 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 with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head, as he sat 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 But 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 ointment might 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, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For 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 For you 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 In pouring this ointment on my body she has done it 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 preached in the whole world, what she has done 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 Then one of the twelve, who was 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 will you give me if I deliver him to you?" And they paid 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 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us 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 He said, "Go into the city to a certain one, 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 And 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 it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples; 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
21 and as they were eating, he said, "Truly, 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 very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?" 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"
23 He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me, 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 goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better 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 Judas, who betrayed him, said, "Is it I, Master?" He said to him, "You have said so." 25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and 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 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of 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 I tell you I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine 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, "You will all fall away 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 am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee." 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
33 Peter declared to him, "Though 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, this very night, before the cock 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 must 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 went with them to a place called Gethsem'ane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go yonder 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 with him Peter and the two sons of Zeb'edee, he began to be sorrowful 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 sorrowful, even to death; remain 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 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt." 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, 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 that you may not 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, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, thy 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 again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for 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 the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is 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 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the 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 betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I shall kiss is the man; seize 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 at once and said, "Hail, Master!" And he kissed him. 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him.
50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized 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 who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and struck the slave 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 Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into 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 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me 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 But how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?" 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"
55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, 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 has taken place, 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 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Ca'iaphas 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 followed him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards 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 and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus that they might 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 found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two 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 stood up and said, "Have you no answer to make? What is it that 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 was silent. And the high priest said to him, "I adjure you 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, "You have said so. But I tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of 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, and said, "He has uttered blasphemy. Why do we still need witnesses? You have now 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 is your judgment?" They answered, "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; and some slapped him, 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him
68 saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?" 68 and said, "Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?"
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a maid 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 before 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 porch, another maid saw him, and she said to the bystanders, "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 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 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent 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 invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the cock 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 saying of Jesus, "Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times." And 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.