And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended all these words, he said to his disciples:
You know that after two days shall be the pasch: and the Son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified.
Then were gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people, into the court of the high priest, who was called Caiphas:
And they consulted together that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus and put him to death.
But they said: Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult among the people.
And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper,
There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of precious ointment and poured it on his head as he was at table.
And the disciples seeing it had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?
For this might have been sold for much and given to the poor.
And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this woman? For she hath wrought a good work upon me.
For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.
For she in pouring this ointment on my body hath done it for my burial.
Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a memory of her.
Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests.
And said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
And from thenceforth he sought opportunity to betray him.
And on the first day of the Azymes, the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the pasch?
But Jesus said: Go ye into the city to a certain man and say to him: The master saith, My time is near at hand. With thee I make the pasch with my disciples.
And the disciples did as Jesus appointed to them: and they prepared the pasch.
But when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples.
And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen I say to you that one of you is about to betray me.
And they being very much troubled began every one to say: Is it I, Lord?
But he answering said: He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me.
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him. But woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.
And Judas that betrayed him answering, said: Is it I, Rabbi? He saith to him: Thou hast said it.
And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke and gave to his disciples and said: Take ye and eat. This is my body.
And taking the chalice, he gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this.
For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.
And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.
And a hymn being said, they went out unto mount Olivet.
Then Jesus saith to them: All you shall be scandalized in me this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd: and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed.
But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
And Peter answering, said to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized.
Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee that in this night before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.
Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples.
Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called Gethsemani. And he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder and pray.
And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad.
Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch with me.
And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt.
And he cometh to his disciples and findeth them asleep. And he saith to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me?
Watch ye: and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done.
And he cometh again and findeth them sleeping: for their eyes were heavy.
And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time, saying the selfsame word.
Then he cometh to his disciples and said to them: Sleep ye now and take your rest. Behold the hour is at hand: and the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Rise: let us go. Behold he is at hand that will betray me.
As he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people.
And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Hold him fast.
And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him.
And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and held him.
And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword: and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear.
Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword into its place: for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently more than twelve legions of angels?
How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done?
In that same hour, Jesus said to the multitudes: You are come out, as it were to a robber, with swords and clubs to apprehend me. I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple: and you laid not hands on me.
Now all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples, all leaving him, fled.
But they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled.
And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high priest, And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end.
And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:
And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and after three days to rebuild it.
And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee?
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God.
Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed: What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy.
What think you? But they answering, said: He is guilty of death.
Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him. And others struck his face with the palms of their hands,
Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ. Who is he that struck thee?
But Peter sat without in the court. And there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.
But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.
And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him; and she saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.
And again he denied with an oath: I know not the man.
And after a little while, they came that stood by and said to Peter: Surely thou also art one of them. For even thy speech doth discover thee.
Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly.
Now the feast of the pasch and of the Azymes was after two days: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile lay hold on him and kill him.
But they said: Not on the festival day, lest there should be a tumult among the people.
And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard. And breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head.
Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?
For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
But Jesus said: Let her alone. Why do You molest her? She hath wrought a good work upon me.
For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.
She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial.
Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a memorial of her.
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.
Who hearing it were glad: and they promised him they would give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
Now on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the pasch, the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go and prepare for thee to eat the pasch?
And he sendeth two of his disciples and saith to them: Go ye into the city; and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him.
And whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the house, The master saith, Where is my refectory, where I may eat the pasch with my disciples?
And he will shew you a large dining room furnished. And there prepare ye for us.
And his disciples went their way and came into the city. And they found as he had told them: and they prepared the pasch.
And when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve.
And when they were at table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that eateth with me shall betray me.
But they began to be sorrowful and to say to him, one by one: Is it I?
Who saith to them: One of the twelve, who dippeth with me his hand in the dish.
And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.
And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke and gave to them and said: Take ye. This is my body.
And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them. And they all drank of it.
And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many.
Amen I say to you that I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine until that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.
And when they had sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of Olives.
And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed.
But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I.
And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, to-day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray.
And he taketh Peter and James and John with him: and he began to fear and to be heavy.
And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch.
And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground: and he prayed that, if it might be, the hour might pass from him.
And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.
And he cometh and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? Couldst thou not watch one hour?
Watch ye: and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.
And when he returned, he found them again asleep (for their eyes were heavy): and they knew not what to answer him.
And he cometh the third time and saith to them: Sleep ye now and take your rest. It is enough. The hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Rise up: let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand.
And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve: and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.
And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Lay hold on him: and lead him away carefully.
And when he was come, immediately going up to him he saith: Hail, Rabbi! And he kissed him.
But they laid hands on him and held him.
And one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the chief priest and cut off his ear.
And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me?
I was daily with you in the temple teaching: and you did not lay hands on me. But that the scriptures may be fulfilled.
Then his disciples, leaving him, all fled away.
And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body. And they laid hold on him.
But he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked.
And they brought Jesus to the high priest. And all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together.
And Peter followed him afar off, even into the court of the high priest. And he sat with the servants at the fire and warmed himself.
And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death: and found none.
For many bore false witness against him: and their evidences were not agreeing.
And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:
We heard him say, I Will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.
And their witness did not agree.
And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men?
But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him and said to him: Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed God?
And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming with the clouds of heaven.
Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses?
You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death.
And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to buffet him and to say unto him: Prophesy. And the servants struck him with the palms their hands.
Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the maidservants of the high priest.
And when she had seen Peter warming himself looking on him, she saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew.
And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by: This is one of them.
But he denied again. And after a, while they that stood by said again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a Galilean.
But he began o curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man of whom you speak.
And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep,