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Matthew 26:17-75

NLT 17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to prepare the Passover meal for you?” 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?" NLT 18 “As you go into the city,” he told them, “you will see a certain man. Tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My time has come, and I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.’” 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.'" NLT 19 So the disciples did as Jesus told them and prepared the Passover meal there. MSG 19 The disciples followed Jesus' instructions to the letter, and prepared the Passover meal. NLT 20 When it was evening, Jesus sat down at the table with the Twelve. MSG 20 After sunset, he and the Twelve were sitting around the table. NLT 21 While they were eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, 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." NLT 22 Greatly distressed, each one asked in turn, “Am I the one, Lord?” MSG 22 They were stunned, and then began to ask, one after another, "It isn't me, is it, Master?" NLT 23 He replied, “One of you who has just eaten from this bowl 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. NLT 24 For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never 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!" NLT 25 Judas, the one who would betray him, also asked, “Rabbi, am I the one?” And Jesus told him, “You have said it.” MSG 25 Then Judas, already turned traitor, said, "It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?" Jesus said, "Don't play games with me, Judas." NLT 26 As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for 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. NLT 27 And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, MSG 27 Taking the cup and thanking God, he gave it to them: Drink this, all of you. NLT 28 for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. MSG 28 This is my blood, God's new covenant poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins. NLT 29 Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day 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." NLT 30 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives. MSG 30 They sang a hymn and went directly to Mount Olives. NLT 31 On the way, Jesus told them, “Tonight all of you will desert me. For the Scriptures say, ‘God 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. NLT 32 But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there.” MSG 32 But after I am raised up, I, your Shepherd, will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee." NLT 33 Peter declared, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you.” MSG 33 Peter broke in, "Even if everyone else falls to pieces on account of you, I won't." NLT 34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” 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." NLT 35 “No!” Peter insisted. “Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!” And all the other disciples vowed 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. NLT 36 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to 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." NLT 37 He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. MSG 37 Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he plunged into an agonizing sorrow. NLT 38 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” MSG 38 Then he said, "This sorrow is crushing my life out. Stay here and keep vigil with me." NLT 39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” 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?" NLT 40 Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you watch with me even 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? NLT 41 Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body 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." NLT 42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away 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." NLT 43 When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open. MSG 43 When he came back, he again found them sound asleep. They simply couldn't keep their eyes open. NLT 44 So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things 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. NLT 45 Then he came to the disciples and said, “Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look—the time has come. 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. NLT 46 Up, let’s be going. Look, my betrayer is here!” MSG 46 Get up! Let's get going! My betrayer is here." NLT 47 And even as Jesus said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a crowd of men armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent by the leading priests and 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. NLT 48 The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: “You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss.” MSG 48 The betrayer had worked out a sign with them: "The one I kiss, that's the one - seize him." NLT 49 So Judas came straight to Jesus. “Greetings, Rabbi!” he exclaimed and gave him the kiss. MSG 49 He went straight to Jesus, greeted him, "How are you, Rabbi?" and kissed him. NLT 50 Jesus said, “My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for.” Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him. MSG 50 Jesus said, "Friend, why this charade?" NLT 51 But one of the men with Jesus pulled out his sword and struck the high priest’s slave, slashing 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. NLT 52 “Put away your sword,” Jesus told him. “Those who use the sword will die by the sword. MSG 52 Jesus said, "Put your sword back where it belongs. All who use swords are destroyed by swords. NLT 53 Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly? 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? NLT 54 But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?” MSG 54 But if I did that, how would the Scriptures come true that say this is the way it has to be?" NLT 55 Then Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn’t you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day. 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. NLT 56 But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures.” At that point, all the disciples deserted 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. NLT 57 Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law 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. NLT 58 Meanwhile, Peter followed him at a distance and came to the high priest’s courtyard. He went in and sat with the guards and waited to see how it would all 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. NLT 59 Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would lie about Jesus, so they could 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. NLT 60 But even though they found many who agreed to give false witness, they could not use anyone’s testimony. Finally, two men came forward MSG 60 But even though many stepped up, making up one false accusation after another, nothing was believable. NLT 61 who declared, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the Temple of God and 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.'" NLT 62 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” MSG 62 The Chief Priest stood up and said, "What do you have to say to the accusation?" NLT 63 But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, 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." NLT 64 Jesus replied, “You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand 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." NLT 65 Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, “Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all 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! NLT 66 What is your verdict?” “Guilty!” they shouted. “He deserves to die!” MSG 66 Are you going to stand for such blasphemy?" They all said, "Death! That seals his death sentence." NLT 67 Then they began to spit in Jesus’ face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him, MSG 67 Then they were spitting in his face and banging him around. They jeered as they slapped him: NLT 68 jeering, “Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who hit you that time?” MSG 68 "Prophesy, Messiah: Who hit you that time?" Denial in the Courtyard NLT 69 Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, “You were one of those 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." NLT 70 But Peter denied it in front of everyone. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. MSG 70 In front of everybody there, he denied it. "I don't know what you're talking about." NLT 71 Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, “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." NLT 72 Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. “I don’t even know the man,” he said. MSG 72 Again he denied it, salting his denial with an oath: "I swear, I never laid eyes on the man." NLT 73 A little later some of the other bystanders came over to Peter and said, “You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent.” MSG 73 Shortly after that, some bystanders approached Peter. "You've got to be one of them. Your accent gives you away." NLT 74 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed. MSG 74 Then he got really nervous and swore. "I don't know the man!" NLT 75 Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping 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.