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Chapter 26 (Revised Standard Version)
1 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his
2 "You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the
Son of man will be delivered up to be crucified."
3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the
palace of the high priest, who was called Ca'iaphas,
4 and took counsel together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and
5 But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be a tumult
among the people."
6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive
ointment, and she poured it on his head, as he sat at table.
8 But when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying,
"Why this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for a large sum, and given
to the poor."
10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble
the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me.
11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always
12 In pouring this ointment on my body she has done it to prepare me
13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole
world, what she has done will be told in memory of her."
14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the
15 and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him to
you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to
Jesus, saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the
18 He said, "Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him,
'The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your
house with my disciples.'"
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they
prepared the passover.
20 When it was evening, he sat at table with the twelve disciples;
21 and as they were eating, he said, "Truly, I say to you, one
of you will betray me."
22 And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after
another, "Is it I, Lord?"
23 He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me,
will betray me.
24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man
by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man
if he had not been born."
25 Judas, who betrayed him, said, "Is it I, Master?" He
said to him, "You have said so."
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke
it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my
27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to
them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you;
28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
29 I tell you I shall not drink again of this fruit of the vine until
that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of
31 Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of
me this night; for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the
sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee."
33 Peter declared to him, "Though they all fall away because of
you, I will never fall away."
34 Jesus said to him, "Truly, I say to you, this very night,
before the cock crows, you will deny me three times."
35 Peter said to him, "Even if I must die with you, I will not
deny you." And so said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsem'ane, and he
said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go yonder and pray."
37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zeb'edee, he began
to be sorrowful and troubled.
38 Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to
death; remain here, and watch with me."
39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed,
"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me;
nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt."
40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said
to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My
Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will be done."
43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were
44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third
time, saying the same words.
45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you
still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the
Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."
47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and
with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and
the elders of the people.
48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, "The one I
shall kiss is the man; seize him."
49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Hail,
Master!" And he kissed him.
50 Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they
came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his
hand and drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest, and cut
off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place;
for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.
53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at
once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be
55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as
against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat
in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me.
56 But all this has taken place, that the scriptures of the prophets
might be fulfilled." Then all the disciples forsook him and fled.
57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Ca'iaphas the high
priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.
58 But Peter followed him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of
the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false testimony
against Jesus that they might put him to death,
60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At
last two came forward
61 and said, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple
of God, and to build it in three days.'"
62 And the high priest stood up and said, "Have you no answer to
make? What is it that these men testify against you?"
63 But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, "I
adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of
64 Jesus said to him, "You have said so. But I tell you,
hereafter you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power,
and coming on the clouds of heaven."
65 Then the high priest tore his robes, and said, "He has
uttered blasphemy. Why do we still need witnesses? You have now heard his
66 What is your judgment?" They answered, "He deserves
67 Then they spat in his face, and struck him; and some slapped him,
68 saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ! Who is it that struck
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a maid came up
to him, and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean."
70 But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what
71 And when he went out to the porch, another maid saw him, and she
said to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."
72 And again he denied it with an oath, "I do not know the
73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter,
"Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent betrays
74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I
do not know the man." And immediately the cock crowed.
75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the cock
crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept