King James 2000
Plot to Kill Jesus
1Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover.
2And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
3Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
4And he went his way, and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
5And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.
6And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Jesus and Disciples Observe the Passover
7Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
8And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
9And they said unto him, Where will you that we prepare?
10And he said unto them, Behold, when you are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enters in.
11And you shall say unto the owner of the house, The Master says unto you, Where is the guest room, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
12And he shall show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
13And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
The Lord's Supper Instituted
14And when the hour came, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
15And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
16For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
19And he took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.
21But, behold, the hand of him that betrays me is with me on the table.
22And truly the Son of man goes, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
23And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
Strife Over Greatness
24And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
25And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
26But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.
27For who is greater, he that sits at table, or he that serves? is not he that sits at table? but I am among you as he that serves.
28You are they who have continued with me in my trials.
29And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father has appointed unto me;
30That you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
31And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
32But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you have returned, strengthen your brethren.
33And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with you, both into prison, and to death.
34And he said, I tell you, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before you shall three times deny that you know me.
35And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and bag, and sandals, lacked you anything? And they said, Nothing.
36Then said he unto them, But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his bag: and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
37For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have a fulfillment.
38And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
Prayer on the Mount of Olives
39And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that you enter not into temptation.
41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42Saying, Father, if you be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.
43And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44And being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45And when he rose up from prayer, and came to his disciples, he found them sleeping from the grief,
46And said unto them, Why sleep you? rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
Arrest of Jesus
47And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
48But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betray you the Son of man with a kiss?
49When they who were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51And Jesus answered and said, No more of this. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
52Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, who were come to him, Do you come out, as against a thief, with swords and clubs?
53When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
Peter Denies Jesus Three Times
54Then they took him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
55And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
56But a certain maidservant beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
57And he denied it, saying, Woman, I know him not.
58And after a little while another saw him, and said, you are also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
59And after the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilean.
60And Peter said, Man, I know not what you say. And immediately, while he yet spoke, the cock crowed.
61And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times.
62And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
63And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and struck him.
64And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that struck you?
65And many other things blasphemously spoke they against him.
Jesus Before the Council
66And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
67Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe:
68And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go.
69Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
70Then said they all, Are you then the Son of God? And he said unto them, You say that I am.
71And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.