1And it came to pass, when Jesus finished all these words, he said to his disciples,
2`Ye have known that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified.'
3Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;
4and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill [him],
5and they said, `Not in the feast, that there may not be a tumult among the people.'
6And Jesus having been in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat).
8And having seen [it], his disciples were much displeased, saying, `To what purpose [is] this waste?
9for this ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.'
10And Jesus having known, said to them, `Why do ye give trouble to the woman? for a good work she wrought for me;
11for the poor always ye have with you, and me ye have not always;
12for she having put this ointment on my body--for my burial she did [it].
13Verily I say to you, Wherever this good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, what this [one] did shall also be spoken of--for a memorial of her.'
14Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said,
15`What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' and they weighed out to him thirty silverlings,
16and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.
17And on the first [day] of the unleavened food came the disciples near to Jesus, saying to him, `Where wilt thou [that] we may prepare for thee to eat the passover?'
18and he said, `Go away to the city, unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher saith, My time is nigh; near thee I keep the passover, with my disciples;'
19and the disciples did as Jesus appointed them, and prepared the passover.
20And evening having come, he was reclining (at meat) with the twelve,
21and while they are eating, he said, `Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.'
22And being grieved exceedingly, they began to say to him, each of them, `Is it I, Sir?'
23And he answering said, `He who did dip with me the hand in the dish, he will deliver me up;
24the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up! good it were for him if that man had not been born.'
25And Judas--he who delivered him up--answering said, `Is it I, Rabbi?' He saith to him, `Thou hast said.'
26And while they were eating, Jesus having taken the bread, and having blessed, did brake, and was giving to the disciples, and said, `Take, eat, this is my body;'
27and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, `Drink ye of it--all;
28for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out--to remission of sins;
29and I say to you, that I may not drink henceforth on this produce of the vine, till that day when I may drink it with you new in the reign of my Father.'
30And having sung a hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives;
31then saith Jesus to them, `All ye shall be stumbled at me this night; for it hath been written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad;
32but, after my having risen, I will go before you to Galilee.'
33And Peter answering said to him, `Even if all shall be stumbled at thee, I will never be stumbled.'
34Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'
35Peter saith to him, `Even if it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee;' in like manner also said all the disciples.
36Then come with them doth Jesus to a place called Gethsemane, and he saith to the disciples, `Sit ye here, till having gone away, I shall pray yonder.'
37And having taken Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be very heavy;
38then saith he to them, `Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul--unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'
39And having gone forward a little, he fell on his face, praying, and saying, `My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou.'
40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and he saith to Peter, `So! ye were not able one hour to watch with me!
41watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
42Again, a second time, having gone away, he prayed, saying, `My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me except I drink it, Thy will be done;'
43and having come, he findeth them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
44And having left them, having gone away again, he prayed a third time, saying the same word;
45then cometh he unto his disciples, and saith to them, `Sleep on henceforth, and rest! lo, the hour hath come nigh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of sinners.
46Rise, let us go; lo, he hath come nigh who is delivering me up.'
47And while he is yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve did come, and with him a great multitude, with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48And he who did deliver him up did give them a sign, saying, `Whomsoever I will kiss, it is he: lay hold on him;'
49and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, `Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;
50and Jesus said to him, `Comrade, for what art thou present?' Then having come near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took hold on him.
51And lo, one of those with Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the chief priest, he took off his ear.
52Then saith Jesus to him, `Turn back thy sword to its place; for all who did take the sword, by the sword shall perish;
53dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
54how then may the Writings be fulfilled, that thus it behoveth to happen?'
55In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, `As against a robber ye did come forth, with swords and sticks, to take me! daily with you I was sitting teaching in the temple, and ye did not lay hold on me;
56but all this hath come to pass, that the Writings of the prophets may be fulfilled;' then all the disciples, having left him, fled.
57And those laying hold on Jesus led [him] away unto Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together,
58and Peter was following him afar off, unto the court of the chief priest, and having gone in within, he was sitting with the officers, to see the end.
59And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
60and they did not find; and many false witnesses having come near, they did not find; and at last two false witnesses having come near,
61said, `This one said, I am able to throw down the sanctuary of God, and after three days to build it.'
62And the chief priest having stood up, said to him, `Nothing thou dost answer! what do these witness against thee?
63and Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, `I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou mayest say to us, if thou art the Christ--the Son of God.'
64Jesus saith to him, `Thou hast said; nevertheless I say to you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power, and coming upon the clouds, of the heaven.'
65Then the chief priest rent his garments, saying, --`He hath spoken evil; what need have we yet of witnesses? lo, now ye heard his evil speaking;
66what think ye?' and they answering said, `He is worthy of death.'
67Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,
68saying, `Declare to us, O Christ, who he is that struck thee?'
69And Peter without was sitting in the court, and there came near to him a certain maid, saying, `And thou wast with Jesus of Galilee!'
70And he denied before all, saying, `I have not known what thou sayest.'
71And he having gone forth to the porch, another female saw him, and saith to those there, `And this one was with Jesus of Nazareth;'
72and again did he deny with an oath--`I have not known the man.'
73And after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, `Truly thou also art of them, for even thy speech doth make thee manifest.'
74Then began he to anathematise, and to swear--`I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,
75and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him--`Before cockcrowing, thrice thou wilt deny me;' and having gone without, he did weep bitterly.
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