1 Now the feast of :unleavened loaves drew nigh, which is called Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might slay him; for they feared the people. 3 And Satan entered into Judas, the one called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4 And he went away, and conversed with the chief priests and captains, :how he might deliver him to them. 5 And they rejoiced, and agreed to give him money. 6 And he consented, and sought opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of a crowd.
7 And the day of :unleavened loaves came, when the passover must be sacrificed. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare for us the passover, that we may eat. 9 And they said to him, Where wilt thou that we make ready? 10 And he said to them, Lo, when ye are entered into the city, a man shall meet you bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth. 11 And ye shall say unto the house-master, The Teacher saith to thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my :disciples? 12 And HE will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. 13 And they went, and found as he had said to them: and they prepared the passover. 14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, With desire have I desired to eat this :passover with you before I suffer: 16 for I say unto you, I shall not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of :God. 17 And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 for I say unto you, I shall not drink from now on of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of :God come. 19 And he took a loaf, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body :given for you: this do in :remembrance of me. 20 And the cup in like manner after :supper, saying, This :cup is the new covenant in my :blood, :shed for you. 21 But lo, the hand of him that delivereth me up is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of :man indeed goeth, as is determined: but woe to that :man through whom he is delivered up! 23 And THEY began to question among themselves, as to which of them it was that should do this. 24 And a contention also arose among them, as to which of them was accounted to be greater. 25 And he said to them, The kings of the nations lord it over them; and who have authority over them are called Benefactors. 26 Not so ye, however: but the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and who is chief, as he that serveth. 27 For who is greater, who sitteth at meat, or who serveth? not who sitteth at meat? but I am in the midst of you as who serveth. 28 But YE are they that have continued with me in my :trials; 29 and I appoint unto you, even as my :Father appointed unto me, a kingdom, 30 that ye may eat and drink at my :table in my :kingdom, and shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of :Israel. 31 Simon, Simon, lo, :Satan demanded to have you, to sift you as :grain: 32 but I made supplication for thee, that thy :faith fail not; and when once THOU hast turned again, establish thy :brethren. 33 And he said to him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death. 34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow today, until thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. 35 And he said to them, When I sent you forth without purse, and wallet, and shoes, lacked ye aught? And they said, Naught. 36 And he said to them, But now, who hath a purse, let him take it, likewise also a wallet; and who hath none, let him sell his :cloak, and buy a sword. 37 For I say unto you that this which is written must be fulfilled in me, :And he was reckoned with the lawless: yea, what concerneth me hath fulfillment. 38 And they said, Lord, lo, here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.
39 And he came out, and went according to his :custom unto the mount of :Olives; and the disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray not to enter into temptation. 41 And HE was parted from them about a stone’s throw; and he knelt and prayed, 42 saying, Father, if thou wilt, remove this :cup from me: nevertheless not my :will, but :thine, be done. 43 And an angel appeared to him from :heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his :sweat became as if great drops of blood were falling upon the ground. And when he rose from :prayer, he came unto the disciples, and found them sleeping for :sorrow, 46 and said to them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray that ye enter not into temptation. 47 While he yet spake, lo, a crowd, and the one called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them; and he drew near to :Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, deliverest thou up the Son of :man with a kiss? 49 And when those about him saw what would follow, they said, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? 50 And a certain one of them smote the bondman of the high priest, and struck off his :right :ear. 51 But :Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his :ear, and healed him. 52 And Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, that were come against him, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves? 53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth :hands against me: but this is your :hour, and the power of :darkness.
54 And they seized him, and led him away, and led him into the house of the high priest. But :Peter followed afar off. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, :Peter sat in the midst of them. 56 And a certain maid seeing him as he was sitting in the light, and looking steadfastly on him, said, This man also was with him. 57 But he denied, saying, Woman, I know him not. 58 And after a little another saw him, and said, Thou also art one of them. But :Peter said, Man, I am not. 59 And after the space of about one hour, a certain other confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this man also was with him; for he also is a Galilæan. 60 But :Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, a cock crew. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon :Peter. And :Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said to him [that], Before the cock crow this day thou shalt deny me thrice. 62 And going [out] outside he wept bitterly. 63 And the men that held him mocked and beat him. 64 And they blindfolded him, and asked, saying, Prophesy: who is he that struck thee? 65 And many other things spake they against him reviling.
66 And when it was day, the eldership of the people were gathered, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their :Sanhedrin, saying, 67 If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said to them, If I tell you, ye will in nowise believe: 68 and if I ask, ye will in nowise answer. 69 But from :now on shall the Son of :man be seated at the right hand of the power of :God. 70 And all said, Art thou then the Son of :God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 71 And they said, What further need have we of witness? for we ourselves have heard from his own :mouth.