Mark 14
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The Plot to Kill Jesus
(Matthew 26:1–5; Luke 22:1–2; John 11:45–57)

1Within two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread, and the chief priests, with the Scribes, contriv'd how they might seize Jesus by surprize, and put him to death. 2but they objected, it could not be during the festival, for fear of a popular insurrection.

Jesus Anointed at Bethany
(Matthew 26:6–13; Luke 7:36–50; John 12:1–8)

3now being at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, while he was at table, there came a woman with a viol full of the perfume of spikenard, which was very costly; and she opened the viol, and poured it upon his head. 4but some had a secret indignation, and said, why must the perfume be so wasted? 5for we could have sold it for above two hundred denarys, and given them to the poor: and they inveighed against her. 6but Jesus said, let her alone, why do you disquiet her? it is commendable, what she has done out of respect to me. 7the poor you have always with you, and you may relieve them whenever you please: but me you will not always have. 8she has done what she could: she has perfum'd my body previously to my burial. 9I declare unto you, in whatever quarter of the world this part of the gospel-history shall be related, this action of hers shall be mention'd to her praise.

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
(Matthew 26:14–16; Luke 22:3–6)

10Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, in order to betray him to them. 11they were glad to hear him, and promis'd to give him money, upon which he contriv'd the most favourable occasion to betray him.

Preparing the Passover
(Matthew 26:17–19; Luke 22:7–13)

12On the first day of unleavened bread, when the paschal lamb is kill'd, his disciples said to him, where would you have us go and prepare for your eating the paschal lamb? 13upon which he dispatch'd two of his disciples, and said to them: go into the city, and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him. 14and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house: "thus saith our master; where is the chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?" 15and he will shew you a large upper room ready furnished: there make preparation for us. 16his disciples therefore went away, and being come into the city, they found every thing, as he had told them; and they prepared the paschal lamb.

The Last Supper
(Matthew 26:20–30; Luke 22:14–23; 1 Corinthians 11:17–34)

17There he came in the evening with the twelve. 18and as they sat eating, Jesus said, verily I say unto you, one of you that is eating with me, will betray me. 19and they were seized with sorrow, all successively asking him, is it I? 20but he answered them, saying, it is one of the twelve, he that eats of the same mess with me. 21the son of man is going indeed, according to what is written of him: but wo to that man, by whom the son of man is betrayed: it would be better for that man, if he had never been born.

22When they had been eating, Jesus took bread, and having given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to them, and said, take it, this represents my body. 23and he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24and he said to them, this represents the effusion of my blood (the sanction of the new covenant) for mankind. 25but this I tell you, I will never more drink of this fruit of the vine, from this time forth to that day, when I shall drink with you of the spiritual wine in the kingdom of God.

26Then, having sung an hymn, they went out towards the mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
(Matthew 26:31–35; Luke 22:31–38; John 13:36–38)

27and Jesus said to them, this night you will all be staggered upon my account: for it is written, "I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered." 28but after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29upon which Peter said to him, tho' all should stagger, yet I will not. 30Jesus said to him, verily I tell thee, to-day, even this night, before the cock crow twice, you will renounce me thrice. 31but he urg'd it with more vehemence, tho' I should die with you, I will not renounce you, and all the rest affirm'd the same.

Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
(Matthew 26:36–46; Luke 22:39–46)

32At length they came to a place call'd Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, stay here, whilst I shall be at prayer. 33but he took with him Peter, James, and John, then he began to be in a great consternation and anguish of mind, and he said to them; my soul is exceeding sorrowful, 34even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. 35then advancing a little further, he fell on the ground, and prayed, that this anxiety might pass from him.

36saying, father, all things are possible to thee, take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. 37Then he return'd, and having found them sleeping, he said to Peter, Simon, are you asleep? could you not watch one hour? 38watch and pray, that you may not yield to temptation: the mind indeed is vigorous, but the body is weak. 39Again he retired, and prayed, uttering the same words. 40then he return'd and found them still sleeping, for their eyes were heavy, and they did not know how to give an answer. 41after that he came a third time, and said to them, sleep on now and take your rest. 'tis done, the time is come, and the son of man is to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42rise, let us be going: see, the traitor is just upon us.

The Betrayal of Jesus
(Matthew 26:47–56; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:1–14)

43All of a sudden, while he was yet speaking, appear'd Judas, one of the twelve, attended by a great number of people with swords and clubs, who were sent by the chief priests, the Scribes, and rulers. 44now he that betrayed him, had given them this signal, you will see me salute one with a kiss, that's he: seize him, and don't let him escape. 45then advancing, he went directly up to him, saying, master, master, and kissed him. 46and they violently laid hands on him and secured him. 47but one of those that stood by, drew his sword against a servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. 48but Jesus addressing himself to them, said, why do you come with swords and clubs against me, as if you were to apprehend some robber? 49I was daily among you, teaching in the temple, and you did not then seize upon me, but the scriptures are thereby accomplished. 50then all his disciples abandon'd him and fled.

51But a certain youth, that was stript to his inmost vest, followed him, and was seized by the soldiers. 52but he slipt from his vest, and fled away naked.

Jesus before the Sanhedrin
(Matthew 26:57–68; Luke 22:66–71; John 18:19–24)

53Jesus they led away to the high priest's, where all the chief priests, the rulers and Scribes, were assembled. 54Peter followed at a distance, even into the palace of the high priest: where he sat down among the servants to warm himself at the fire. 55Now the chief priests, and the whole council endeavour'd to get evidence against Jesus, to condemn him to die; but they found none. 56there were indeed several, who depos'd what was false against him: besides, what they deposed was insufficient. 57at last there appear'd some, who gave in false evidence against him, 58saying, we heard him say, "I will pull down this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands." 59but neither did this evidence appear sufficient. 60then the high priest rising up in the midst of the assembly, ask'd Jesus, saying, have you nothing to plead for your self? what say you to the evidence they give against you? 61but Jesus remain'd silent, and gave no answer, then the high priest asked him again, and said to him, art thou the Christ, the son of the most High? 62and Jesus answered, I AM, and ye shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 63then the high priest rent his robes, and said to the council, what occasion is there for any more witnesses? 64you have heard the blasphemy, what is your opinion? and they all pronounc'd, that he deserved to die. 65then some began to spit on him, others cover'd his face and struck him on the head, crying out, divine, who it is, and the domestics slapt him on the cheeks.

Peter Denies Jesus
(Matthew 26:69–75; Luke 22:54–62; John 18:15–18)

66In the mean time Peter was in the entry of the hall, where one of the maids belonging to the high priest came: 67and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked earnestly upon him, and said, you too was with Jesus the Nazarene. 68but he denied it, saying, I don't know him, neither am I acquainted with any such you mention, and he went out into the porch, when the cock crow'd. 69the maid saw him a second time, and said to the standers-by, this is one of them: 70but he denied it again, a little time after, they that stood by, still urg'd Peter, saying, you are certainly one of his disciples, for your speech shows you to be a Galilean. 71but he fell a cursing, and swore, I don't know the man you mention, 72and the cock crowed for the second time, then Peter calling to mind that expression of Jesus, "before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice," he cover'd his head and wept.

Daniel Mace New Testament (1729)

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