Matthew 26
1And it was done, when Jesus had ended all these words, he said to his disciples,
2Ye know, that after two days pask shall be made, and man’s Son shall be betaken to be crucified.
3Then the princes of priests, and the elder men of the people were gathered into the hall of the prince of priests, that was said Caiaphas,
4and made a counsel to hold Jesus with guile, and slay him;
5but they said, Not in the holiday [or in the feast day], lest peradventure noise were made in the people.
6And when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leprous,
7a woman that had a box of alabaster of precious ointment, came to him, and shedded it out on the head of him resting.
8And the disciples seeing had disdain, and said, Whereto is this loss?
9for it might be sold for much [or this might have been sold for much], and be given to poor men.
10But Jesus knew, and said to them, What be ye heavy to this woman? for she hath wrought in me a good work [or she hath wrought a good work in me].
11For ye shall ever[more] have poor men with you, but ye shall not always have me.
12For this woman sending this ointment into my body, did [for] to bury me.
13Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel shall be preached in all the world, it shall be said, that she did this, in mind of him.
14Then one of the twelve, that was called Judas Iscariot, went forth [or went] to the princes of priests,
15and said to them, What will ye give to me, and I shall betake him to you? And they ordained to him thirty pieces of silver.
16And from that time he sought opportunity, to betray him.
17And in the first day of therf loaves the disciples came to Jesus, and said, Where wilt thou [that] we make ready to thee, to eat pask?
18Jesus said, Go ye into the city to a man, and say to him, The master saith, My time is nigh; at thee I make pask with my disciples.
19And the disciples did, as Jesus commanded to them; and they made the pask ready.
20And when the eventide was come, he sat to [or at the] meat, with his twelve disciples.
21And he said to them, as they ate, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me.
22And they full sorry, [or made sorrowful greatly], began each by himself to say, Lord, whether I am he?
23And he answered, and said, He that putteth with me his hand in the platter, shall betray me.
24Forsooth man’s Son goeth, as it is written of him; but woe to that man, by whom man’s Son shall be betrayed; it were good to him, if that man had not been born.
25But Judas that betrayed him, answered, saying, Master, whether I am he? Jesus said to him, Thou hast said.
26And while they supped, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake, and gave to his disciples, and said, Take ye, and eat; this is my body.
27And he took the cup, and did thankings, and gave to them, and said, Drink ye all thereof;
28this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many, into remission of sins.
29And I say to you, I shall not drink from this time, of this fruit of the vine, into that day when I shall drink it new with you, in the kingdom of my Father.
30And when the hymn was said, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31Then Jesus said to them, All ye shall suffer cause of stumbling in me, in this night; for it is written, I shall smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
32But after that I shall rise again, I shall go before you into Galilee.
33Peter answered, and said to him, Though all [men] shall be caused to stumble in thee, I shall never be caused to stumble.
34Jesus said to him, Truly I say to thee, for in this night before the cock crow, thrice thou shalt deny me.
35Peter said to him, Yea, though it behooveth that I die with thee, I shall not deny thee. Also all the disciples said.
36Then Jesus came with them into a town, that is said Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go thither, and pray.
37And when he had taken Peter, and two sons of Zebedee, he began to be heavy and sorry [or to be sorrowful and heavy in heart].
38Then he said to them, My soul is sorrowful to the death; abide ye here, and wake ye with me.
39And he went forth a little, and felled down on his face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it is possible, pass this cup from me [or this cup pass from me]; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40And he came to his disciples, and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, So, whether ye might not one hour wake with me? [or might ye not one hour wake with me?]
41Wake ye, and pray ye, that ye enter not into temptation; for the spirit is ready, but the flesh is sick, [or unstable, or unsteadfast].
42Again the second time he went, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup may not pass, but I drink it, thy will be done.
43And again he came, and found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavied.
44And he left them, and went again, and prayed the third time, and said the same word.
45Then he came to his disciples, and said to them, Sleep ye now, and rest ye; lo! the hour hath nighed, and man’s Son shall be betaken [or be betrayed] into the hands of sinners;
46rise ye, go we; lo! he that shall take me, is nigh.
47Yet while he spake, lo! Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great company, with swords and bats [or staves], sent from the princes of priests, and from the elder men of the people.
48And he that betrayed him, gave to them a token, and said, Whomever I shall kiss, he it is; hold ye him.
49And anon he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; and he kissed him.
50And Jesus said to him, Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came nigh, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him.
51And lo! one of them that were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew out his sword; and he smote the servant of the prince of priests, and cut off his ear.
52Then Jesus said to him, Turn thy sword into his place; for all that take sword, shall perish by sword.
53Whether guessest thou, that I may not pray my Father, and he shall give to me now more than twelve legions of angels?
54How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled? for so it behooveth to be done.
55In that hour Jesus said to the people, As to a thief ye have gone out, with swords and bats [or staves], to take me; day by day I sat among you, and taught in the temple, and ye held me not.
56But all this thing was done, that the scriptures of prophets should be fulfilled. Then all the disciples fled, and left him.
57And they held Jesus, and led him to Caiaphas, the prince of priests, where the scribes and the Pharisees, and the elder men of the people were come together [or where the scribes and the elder men of the people had come together].
58But Peter pursued him afar, into the hall of the prince of priests; and he went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
59And the prince of priests, and all the council sought false witnessing against Jesus, that they should [be] take him to death;
60and they found not, when many false witnesses were come. But at the last, two false witnesses came,
61and said, This said, I may destroy the temple of God, and after the third day [or three days] build it again.
62And the prince of priests rose, and said to him, Answerest thou nothing to those things, that these witness against thee?
63But Jesus was still. And the prince of priests said to him, I conjure thee by the living God, that thou say to us, if thou art Christ, the Son of God.
64Jesus said to him, Thou hast said; nevertheless I say to you, hereafter ye shall see man’s Son sitting at the right half of the virtue of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
65Then the prince of priests rent his clothes, and said, He hath blasphemed; what yet have we need to witnesses? lo! now ye have heard blasphemy;
66what seemeth to you? And they answered, and said, He is guilty of death.
67Then they spat in his face, and smote him with buffets; and others gave strokes with the palm of their hands in[to] his face,
68and said, Thou Christ, declare [or prophesy] to us, who is he that smote thee?
69And Peter sat without in the hall; and a damsel [or an handmaid] came to him, and said, Thou were with Jesus of Galilee.
70And he denied before all [men], and said, I know not what thou sayest.
71And when he went out at the gate, another damsel [or handmaid] saw him, and said to them that were there, And this was with Jesus of Nazareth.
72And again he denied with an oath, For I knew not the man.
73And a little after, they that stood came, and said to Peter, Truly and thou art [one] of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.
74Then he began to curse and to swear, that he knew not the man. And anon the cock crew.
75And Peter bethought on the word of Jesus, that he had said, Before the cock crow, thrice thou shalt deny me. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

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