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Matthew 26

ESV 1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, MSG 1 When Jesus finished saying these things, he told his disciples, ESV 2 "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified." MSG 2 "You know that Passover comes in two days. That's when the Son of Man will be betrayed and handed over for crucifixion." ESV 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, MSG 3 At that very moment, the party of high priests and religious leaders was meeting in the chambers of the Chief Priest named Caiaphas, ESV 4 and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. MSG 4 conspiring to seize Jesus by stealth and kill him. ESV 5 But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people." MSG 5 They agreed that it should not be done during Passover Week. "We don't want a riot on our hands," they said. ESV 6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, MSG 6 When Jesus was at Bethany, a guest of Simon the Leper, ESV 7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. MSG 7 a woman came up to him as he was eating dinner and anointed him with a bottle of very expensive perfume. ESV 8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, "Why this waste? MSG 8 When the disciples saw what was happening, they were furious. "That's criminal! ESV 9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor." MSG 9 This could have been sold for a lot and the money handed out to the poor." ESV 10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. MSG 10 When Jesus realized what was going on, he intervened. "Why are you giving this woman a hard time? She has just done something wonderfully significant for me. ESV 11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. MSG 11 You will have the poor with you every day for the rest of your lives, but not me. ESV 12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. MSG 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, what she really did was anoint me for burial. ESV 13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her." MSG 13 You can be sure that wherever in the whole world the Message is preached, what she has just done is going to be remembered and admired." ESV 14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests MSG 14 That is when one of the Twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the cabal of high priests ESV 15 and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. MSG 15 and said, "What will you give me if I hand him over to you?" They settled on thirty silver pieces. ESV 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. MSG 16 He began looking for just the right moment to hand him over. ESV 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?" MSG 17 On the first of the Days of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and said, "Where do you want us to prepare your Passover meal?" ESV 18 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.'" MSG 18 He said, "Enter the city. Go up to a certain man and say, 'The Teacher says, My time is near. I and my disciples plan to celebrate the Passover meal at your house.'" ESV 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. MSG 19 The disciples followed Jesus' instructions to the letter, and prepared the Passover meal. ESV 20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. MSG 20 After sunset, he and the Twelve were sitting around the table. ESV 21 And as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." MSG 21 During the meal, he said, "I have something hard but important to say to you: One of you is going to hand me over to the conspirators." ESV 22 And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?" MSG 22 They were stunned, and then began to ask, one after another, "It isn't me, is it, Master?" ESV 23 He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. MSG 23 Jesus answered, "The one who hands me over is someone I eat with daily, one who passes me food at the table. ESV 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." MSG 24 In one sense the Son of Man is entering into a way of treachery well-marked by the Scriptures - no surprises here. In another sense that man who turns him in, turns traitor to the Son of Man - better never to have been born than do this!" ESV 25 Judas, who would betray him, answered, "Is it I, Rabbi?" He said to him, "You have said so." MSG 25 Then Judas, already turned traitor, said, "It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?" Jesus said, "Don't play games with me, Judas." ESV 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." MSG 26 During the meal, Jesus took and blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples: Take, eat. This is my body. ESV 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you, MSG 27 Taking the cup and thanking God, he gave it to them: Drink this, all of you. ESV 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. MSG 28 This is my blood, God's new covenant poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins. ESV 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom." MSG 29 "I'll not be drinking wine from this cup again until that new day when I'll drink with you in the kingdom of my Father." ESV 30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. MSG 30 They sang a hymn and went directly to Mount Olives. ESV 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.' MSG 31 Then Jesus told them, "Before the night's over, you're going to fall to pieces because of what happens to me. There is a Scripture that says, I'll strike the shepherd; helter-skelter the sheep will be scattered. ESV 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee." MSG 32 But after I am raised up, I, your Shepherd, will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee." ESV 33 Peter answered him, "Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away." MSG 33 Peter broke in, "Even if everyone else falls to pieces on account of you, I won't." ESV 34 Jesus said to him, "Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." MSG 34 "Don't be so sure," Jesus said. "This very night, before the rooster crows up the dawn, you will deny me three times." ESV 35 Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!" And all the disciples said the same. MSG 35 Peter protested, "Even if I had to die with you, I would never deny you." All the others said the same thing. ESV 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray." MSG 36 Then Jesus went with them to a garden called Gethsemane and told his disciples, "Stay here while I go over there and pray." ESV 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. MSG 37 Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he plunged into an agonizing sorrow. ESV 38 Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me." MSG 38 Then he said, "This sorrow is crushing my life out. Stay here and keep vigil with me." ESV 39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." MSG 39 Going a little ahead, he fell on his face, praying, "My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?" ESV 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? MSG 40 When he came back to his disciples, he found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, "Can't you stick it out with me a single hour? ESV 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." MSG 41 Stay alert; be in prayer so you don't wander into temptation without even knowing you're in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there's another part that's as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire." ESV 42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done." MSG 42 He then left them a second time. Again he prayed, "My Father, if there is no other way than this, drinking this cup to the dregs, I'm ready. Do it your way." ESV 43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. MSG 43 When he came back, he again found them sound asleep. They simply couldn't keep their eyes open. ESV 44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. MSG 44 This time he let them sleep on, and went back a third time to pray, going over the same ground one last time. ESV 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Sleep and take your rest later on. See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. MSG 45 When he came back the next time, he said, "Are you going to sleep on and make a night of it? My time is up, the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the hands of sinners. ESV 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand." MSG 46 Get up! Let's get going! My betrayer is here." ESV 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. MSG 47 The words were barely out of his mouth when Judas (the one from the Twelve) showed up, and with him a gang from the high priests and religious leaders brandishing swords and clubs. ESV 48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I will kiss is the man; seize him." MSG 48 The betrayer had worked out a sign with them: "The one I kiss, that's the one - seize him." ESV 49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" And he kissed him. MSG 49 He went straight to Jesus, greeted him, "How are you, Rabbi?" and kissed him. ESV 50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, do what you came to do." Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him. MSG 50 Jesus said, "Friend, why this charade?" ESV 51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. MSG 51 One of those with Jesus pulled his sword and, taking a swing at the Chief Priest's servant, cut off his ear. ESV 52 Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. MSG 52 Jesus said, "Put your sword back where it belongs. All who use swords are destroyed by swords. ESV 53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? MSG 53 Don't you realize that I am able right now to call to my Father, and twelve companies - more, if I want them - of fighting angels would be here, battle-ready? ESV 54 But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?" MSG 54 But if I did that, how would the Scriptures come true that say this is the way it has to be?" ESV 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. MSG 55 Then Jesus addressed the mob: "What is this - coming out after me with swords and clubs as if I were a dangerous criminal? Day after day I have been sitting in the Temple teaching, and you never so much as lifted a hand against me. ESV 56 But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples left him and fled. MSG 56 You've done it this way to confirm and fulfill the prophetic writings." Then all the disciples cut and ran. ESV 57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. MSG 57 The gang that had seized Jesus led him before Caiaphas the Chief Priest, where the religion scholars and leaders had assembled. ESV 58 And Peter was following 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. MSG 58 Peter followed at a safe distance until they got to the Chief Priest's courtyard. Then he slipped in and mingled with the servants, watching to see how things would turn out. ESV 59 Now the chief priests and the whole Councilwere seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death, MSG 59 The high priests, conspiring with the Jewish Council, tried to cook up charges against Jesus in order to sentence him to death. ESV 60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward MSG 60 But even though many stepped up, making up one false accusation after another, nothing was believable. ESV 61 and said, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.'" MSG 61 with this: "He said, 'I can tear down this Temple of God and after three days rebuild it.'" ESV 62 And the high priest stood up and said, "Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?" MSG 62 The Chief Priest stood up and said, "What do you have to say to the accusation?" ESV 63 But Jesus remained 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." MSG 63 Jesus kept silent. Then the Chief Priest said, "I command you by the authority of the living God to say if you are the Messiah, the Son of God." ESV 64 Jesus said to him, "You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven." MSG 64 Jesus was curt: "You yourself said it. And that's not all. Soon you'll see it for yourself: The Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Mighty One, Arriving on the clouds of heaven." ESV 65 Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy. MSG 65 At that, the Chief Priest lost his temper, ripping his robes, yelling, "He blasphemed! Why do we need witnesses to accuse him? You all heard him blaspheme! ESV 66 What is your judgment?" They answered, "He deserves death." MSG 66 Are you going to stand for such blasphemy?" They all said, "Death! That seals his death sentence." ESV 67 Then they spit in his face and struck him. And some slapped him, MSG 67 Then they were spitting in his face and banging him around. They jeered as they slapped him: ESV 68 saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck you?" MSG 68 "Prophesy, Messiah: Who hit you that time?" Denial in the Courtyard ESV 69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean." MSG 69 All this time, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard. One servant girl came up to him and said, "You were with Jesus the Galilean." ESV 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean." MSG 70 In front of everybody there, he denied it. "I don't know what you're talking about." ESV 71 And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth." MSG 71 As he moved over toward the gate, someone else said to the people there, "This man was with Jesus the Nazarene." ESV 72 And again he denied it with an oath: "I do not know the man." MSG 72 Again he denied it, salting his denial with an oath: "I swear, I never laid eyes on the man." ESV 73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you." MSG 73 Shortly after that, some bystanders approached Peter. "You've got to be one of them. Your accent gives you away." ESV 74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. MSG 74 Then he got really nervous and swore. "I don't know the man!" ESV 75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly. MSG 75 Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." He went out and cried and cried and cried.

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