1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called 2the Passover.
And the chief priests and the scribes 3were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.
4Then 5Satan entered into 6Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve.
He went away and conferred with the chief priests and 7officers how he might betray him to them.
And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.
So he consented and sought an opportunity to 8betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
9Then came 10the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."
They said to him, "Where will you have us prepare it?"
He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters
and tell the master of the house, 11'The Teacher says to you, Where is 12the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'
And he will show you 13a large upper room furnished; prepare it there."
And they went and found it 14just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
15And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.
And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
For I tell you I will not eat it16 until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
And he took a cup, and 17when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves.
18For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine 19until the kingdom of God comes."
20And he took bread, and 21when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, 22"This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, 23"This cup that is poured out for you is 24the new 25covenant in my blood.
26But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is 27with me on the table.
For the Son of Man goes 28as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!"
And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.
29A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
30And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles 31exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.
32But not so with you. Rather, let 33the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
For who is the greater, 34one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But 35I am among you as the one who serves.
"You are those who have stayed with me 36in my trials,
and 37I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,
38that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and 39sit on thrones judging 40the twelve tribes of Israel.
"Simon, Simon, behold, 41Satan demanded to have you,42that he might sift you like wheat,
but 43I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, 44strengthen your brothers."
Peter said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both 45to prison and 46to death."
47Jesus said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me."
And he said to them, 48"When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing."
He said to them, "But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
For I tell you that 49this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: 50'And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For 51what is written about me has its fulfillment."
And they said, "Look, Lord, here are two 52swords." And he said to them, 53"It is enough."
54And he came out and went, 55as was his custom, to 56the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.
57And when he came to 58the place, he said to them, 59"Pray that you may not 60enter into temptation."
And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and 61knelt down and prayed,
saying, 62"Father, if you are willing, remove 63this cup from me. 64Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."
And there appeared to him 65an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
And 66being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,
and he said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Rise and 67pray that you may not enter into temptation."
68While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called 69Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him,
but Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"
And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, "Lord, shall we strike 70with the sword?"
And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
But Jesus said, "No more of this!" And he touched his ear and healed him.
Then Jesus said to the chief priests and 71officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
When 72I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is 73your hour, and 74the power of darkness."
75Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, 76and Peter was following at a distance.
77And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of 78the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.
Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, "This man also was with him."
But he denied it, saying, "Woman, I do not know him."
And a little later someone else saw him and said, "You also are one of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not."
And after an interval of about an hour still another 79insisted, saying, "Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean."
But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are talking about." And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
And the Lord turned and 80looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, 81"Before the rooster crows today, you will 82deny me three times."
And he went out and wept bitterly.
83Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.
84They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, 85"Prophesy! 86Who is it that struck you?"
And they said many other things against him, 87blaspheming him.
88When day came, 89the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their 90council, and they 91said,
92"If you are 93the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe,
and if I ask you, you will not answer.
But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated 94at the right hand of the power of God."
So they all said, "Are you 95the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, 96"You say that I am."
Then they said, "What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips."