Matthew 26
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The Plot to Kill Jesus
(Mark 14:1–2; Luke 22:1–2; John 11:45–57)

1And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these discourses, He said to His disciples,

2You know that after two days is the passover, and the Son of man is delivered to be crucified.

3Then the chief priests, and scribes, and elders of the people, were assembled in the hall of the high priest, called Caiaphas. 4And they immediately passed the verdict that they would take Jesus by stratagem, and kill Him. 5But they said, Not at the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Jesus Anointed at Bethany
(Mark 14:3–9; Luke 7:36–50; John 12:1–8)

6And Jesus being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7a woman having an alabaster box of myrrh, very valuable, came to Him and poured it on His head, while sitting at the table. 8And His disciples, seeing, were indignant, saying, For what was this waste? 9For this was able to be sold for much, and given to the poor. 10And Jesus knowing, said to them, Why do you give the woman trouble? because she hath wrought a beautiful work in me. 11For you have the poor with you always; but you have not me always. 12For she pouring this myrrh on my body, did it in order to my burial. 13Truly I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel may be preached in all the world, that which she did shall indeed be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
(Mark 14:10–11; Luke 22:3–6)

14Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, going to the chief priests, 15said, What do you wish to give me, and I will deliver Him to you? And they offered him thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that time he was seeking opportunity that he might betray Him.

Preparing the Passover
(Mark 14:12–16; Luke 22:7–13)

17On the first day of the unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him; Where do you wish that we may prepare for you to eat the passover? 18And He said; Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him; The Teacher says; My time is nigh; I make the passover with you along with my disciples. 19And the disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and prepared the passover.

The Last Supper
(Mark 14:17–26; Luke 22:14–23; 1 Corinthians 11:17–34)

20And it being evening, He sat down at the table with the twelve. 21And they eating, He said; Truly, I say unto you, that one of you will betray me. 22And they being exceedingly sorrowful, began each one of them to say to Him, Lord, whether am I the one? 23And responding He said, The one dipping his hand in the dish with me, the same shall betray me. 24Indeed the Son of man goeth, as has been written concerning Him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It was good for him if that man had never been born. 25But Judas, the one betraying Him, responding said, Master, whether am I the one? He says to him, Thou hast said it.

26And they eating, Jesus taking the bread, and blessing it, broke, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27Also taking the cup, and blessing it, He gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all, of it; 28for this is my blood which belongs to the new covenant, which is shed for many unto the remission of sin. 29And I say unto you, that I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I may drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.

30Having sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
(Mark 14:27–31; Luke 22:31–38; John 13:36–38)

31Then Jesus says to them, You will all be offended in me this night: for it has been written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered. 32And after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 33But Peter responding said to Him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. 34Jesus said to him, Truly I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35And Peter says to Him, If it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee. Likewise also all the disciples said.

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
(Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:39–46)

36Then Jesus comes with them into a place called Gethsemane, and He says to His disciples, Sit here, until I having gone may pray there. 37And taking Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to grieve and to be dejected. 38Then He says to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: abide here, and pray with me.

39And having gone forward a little, He fell on His face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me: moreover not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40And He comes to the disciples, and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Were you not able to watch with me one hour?

41Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42And again the second time, having gone away, He prayed, saying, My Father, if it is possible that this cup pass from me, if I shall not drink it, let thy will be done. 43And having come He finds them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44And leaving them, having gone away, He prayed again the third time, speaking the same word. 45Then He comes to His disciples, and says to them, Sleep on, and take your rest, behold, the hour is nigh, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners: 46arise, let us go: behold, the one having betrayed me is nigh.

The Betrayal of Jesus
(Mark 14:43–52; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:1–14)

47And He still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48And the one having betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, The one whom I shall kiss, is He: hold Him fast. 49And immediately coming forward to Jesus, he said, Hail, Master; and kissed Him copiously. 50And Jesus said to him, Comrade, unto what do you come? Then having come forward they laid hands on Him, and bound Him.

51And behold, one of those along with Jesus, reaching out his hand, drew his sword, and smiting the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear. 52Then Jesus says to him, Turn away thy sword into its place; for all taking the sword shall perish by the sword. 53Whether do you think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, because it is necessary thus to be done?

55And at that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, You have come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to take me: daily did I sit with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not arrest me: 56but all this took place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all leaving Him, fled away.

Jesus before the Sanhedrin
(Mark 14:53–65; Luke 22:66–71; John 18:19–24)

57Taking Jesus they led Him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the chief priests and elders were assembled together. 58And Peter followed Him a long way off, into the court of the high priest, and having come in, was sitting with the officers, to see the end.

59And the high priests and all the sanhedrim were seeking false testimony against Jesus, in order that they might kill Him. 60And they found none. And many false witnesses having come forward, they found none. 61And afterwards two false witnesses having come forward, said, He said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and build it in three days. 62And the high priest rising, said to Him, Do you respond nothing? what are they witnessing against you? 63And Jesus was silent; and the high priest responding said to Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou art the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus says to him, Thou didst say it. Moreover I say unto you, that, Hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

65Then the high priest tore his robes, saying, He blasphemed: why have we yet need of witnesses? behold, now you heard His blasphemy: 66what seems to you? They responding said, He is worthy of death.

67They spat in His face, and buffeted Him: and they slapped Him, 68saying, Prophesy unto us, who is the one smiting thee?

Peter Denies Jesus
(Mark 14:66–72; Luke 22:54–62; John 18:15–18)

69And Peter was sitting without in the court. And a certain maidservant came to him, saying, Truly, thou wast with Jesus the Galilean. 70And he denied before all, I know not what you say. 71And another maidservant saw him, having come to the gate, and says to them there, This man was with Jesus the Nazarene. 72And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. 73And after a little the bystanders coming to Peter, said, Truly, thou art also one of them, for indeed thy speech betrays thee. 74Then he began to anathematize and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus having spoken to him, That before the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And having gone out, he wept bitterly.

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