Webster Bible Translation
The Plot to Kill Jesus
1After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests, and the scribes, sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 2But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there should be an uproar of the people.
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
3And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious; and she broke the box, and poured it on his head. 4And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. 7For ye have the poor with you always, and whenever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. 8She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body to the burying. 9Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her.
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
10And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
The Last Supper
12And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover? 13And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith to them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. 14And wherever he shall go in, say ye to the master of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I may eat the passover with my disciples? 15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. 16And his disciples went, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover.
17And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. 18And as they sat, and were eating, Jesus said, Verily I say to you, One of you who eateth with me, will betray me. 19And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? 20And he answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. 21The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written concerning him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
The Lord's Supper Instituted
22And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is 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 is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 25Verily I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
27And Jesus saith to them, All ye will be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. 28But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29But Peter said to him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. 30And Jesus saith to him, Verily I say to thee, that this day, even in this night, before the cock shall crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice. 31But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
32And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. 33And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be greatly amazed, and to be very heavy; 34And saith to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry ye here, and watch. 35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, If it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. 37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldst not thou watch one hour? 38Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 39And again he went away, and prayed, and spoke the same words. 40And when he returned, he found them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy:) neither knew they what to answer him. 41And he cometh the third time, and saith to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42Rise, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
Jesus' Betrayal and Arrest
43And immediately while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staffs, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders. 44And he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. 45And as soon as he was come, he goeth immediately to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him. 46And they laid their hands on him, and took him. 47And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48And Jesus answered and said to them, Have ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staffs to take me? 49I was daily with you in the temple, teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled. 50And they all forsook him, and fled.
Jesus Before the Sanhedrin
53And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders and the scribes. 54And Peter followed him at a distance, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. 55And the chief priests, and all the council sought for testimony against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. 56For many bore false testimony against him, but their testimony agreed not together. 57And there arose certain, and bore false testimony against him, saying, 58We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. 59But neither so did their testimony agree together. 60And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these testify against thee? 61But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62And Jesus said, 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 clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? 64Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. 65And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.
Peter Denies Jesus
66And as Peter was below in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest: 67And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. 68But he denied, saying, I know not, neither do I understand what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crowed. 69And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. 70And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. 71But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak. 72And the second time the cock crowed. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him, Before the cock shall crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.