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

1And when Jesus had finished these discourses, He said to his disciples,

2Ye know that after two days the passover is to be kept,---and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

3Now the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people were then assembled together into the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas: 4and were consulting how they might take Jesus by treachery and put Him to death. 5But they said, Not on the feast-day, least there should be a tumult among the people.

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

6And when Jesus was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7there came to Him a woman with an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head as He was at table: 8but when his disciples saw it, they were some of them provoked at it, and said, Wherefore is this waste? 9for this ointment might have been sold for a great deal of money, and given to the poor. 10But Jesus, knowing what passed, said to them, Why do ye give the woman uneasiness? for she has done a good office to me: 11(seeing ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always:) for in pouring this ointment on my body, 12she has embalmed me for my burial. 13Verily I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached, in the whole world, what she hath done shall also be spoken of for a memorial of her.

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

14About this time went one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, 15to the chief priests, and said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him to you? and they promised him thirty pieces of silver: 16and from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

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

17Now upon the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, came the disciples to Jesus, saying, where wouldest thou have us make preparation for thee to eat the passover? 18And He said, Go into the city, to such a man, and tell him, The master saith, my time is near, I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples: and the disciples did as Jesus ordered them, 19and prepared the passover.

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

20And when the evening was come, He sat down with the twelve: 21and as they were eating, He said, Verily I tell you, that one of you will betray me. 22And they were exceedingly grieved, and said to Him, every one of them, Lord, is it I? 23and He answered, he that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, even he will betray me. 24The Son of man is going indeed as it is written concerning Him: but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed; it had been good for him, if that man had never been born. 25And Judas, who betrayed Him, answered and said, Master, is it I? and He said unto him, It is.

26Now as they were at table, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body: 27and He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it: 28for this is my blood, the blood of the new covenant, which is to be shed for many for the remission of sins: 29but I tell you, that from henceforth I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.

30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

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

31Then saith Jesus unto them, Ye will all take offence at me this night; for it is written, "I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered:" 32but after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33But Peter answered and said to Him, though they should all be offended in thee, yet will I never be offended. 34Jesus said unto him, Verily I tell thee that this night, before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. 35Peter replied, though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. And so likewise said all the disciples.

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

36Then went Jesus with them to a place called Gethsemane, and saith to the disciples, Sit here, while I go there and pray: 37and having taken with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and much distressed; 38and saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death, stay here and watch with me.

39And going a little farther, He prostrated himself, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40And coming to the disciples, he findeth them asleep, and saith to Peter, what! could ye not watch with me one hour?

41Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42And going away again, the second time He prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass from me, unless I drink it, thy will be done. 43And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. 44And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, to the same effect. 45Then He cometh to his disciples and saith, Are ye sleeping still and taking your rest? behold, the hour is come, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Rise, let us go, see the traitor is at hand.

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

47And while He was yet speaking, behold, Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a great number, with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people: 48(now he that betrayed Him, had given them a signal, saying, The man whom I shall kiss is He, lay hold of Him:) 49and going directly up to Jesus, he said, Hail master, and kissed Him. 50And Jesus said to him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? then they came up and laid hands on Jesus, and apprehended Him.

51And one of them that were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and striking at the high priest's servant took off his ear. 52Then said Jesus to him, Put up thy sword into it's place; for they that take the sword shall perish by the sword: 53dost thou think that I cannot now apply to my Father, and He will send me more than twelve legions of angels? 54but how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, which say that thus it must be?

55Then said Jesus to the multitudes, Ye are come out as against a thief with swords and clubs to take me, whereas I sat with you day after day teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me: but all this is done, 56that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.

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

57Then all the disciples deserted Him and fled. And they, that apprehended Jesus, led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled: 58and Peter followed Him at a distance, to the high-priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, that he might see the issue.

59Now the chief priests and elders, and the whole council sought false-witness against Jesus, that they might put Him to death: but found none. 60And tho' many false witnesses came, they found none to their purpose. But at last came two false witnesses and said, 61This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. 62And the high priest stood up and said to Him, Dost thou make no answer? what do these men testify against thee? but Jesus made no reply. 63Then the high priest said to Him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us, if thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus saith unto him, It is as thou hast said: and I tell you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy, what need have we more of witnesses? now ye have heard his blasphemy, what think ye? 66and they answered, He ought to be put to death.

67Then did they spit in his face, and beat Him about the head; and some struck Him with rods, 68saying, Divine to us, thou Christ, who it is that smote thee.

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

69Now Peter was sitting without in the hall, and one of the maids came to him and said, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee: 70but he denied it before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. 71And he went out into the porch; after which another maid saw him, and said to them that were there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth: 72and he denied a second time, and that with an oath, saying, I know not the man. And a little after, they that stood by came to Peter and said, 73Verily thou also art one of them, for thy speech discovers thee: 74then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said to him, before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

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