69Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.70But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.71Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”72He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”73After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”74Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed.75Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.
1Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.2So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.3When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.4“I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”5So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.6The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.”7So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.8That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.9Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel,10and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”11Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.12When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.13Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?”14But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.