1 Now after two days was the passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how to take him with guile, and kill him: 2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest haply a tumult shall be of the people.

3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, a woman came having the alabaster cruse of ointment of pure nard very costly; she brake the alabaster, and poured it over his :head. 4 But there were some that had indignation among themselves, saying, To what purpose hath this :waste of the ointment been made? 5 For this :ointment might have been sold for above three hundred shillings, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6 But :Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. 7 For ye have the poor always with you, and whenever ye will ye can do them always good: but me ye have not always. 8 She hath done what she could; she hath anointed my :body beforehand for the burying. 9 And amen I say unto you, Wherever the gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, what also this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. 10 And Judas Iscariot, the one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them. 11 And they, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him silver-pieces. And he sought how he might conveniently deliver him up.

12 And on the first day of :unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, his :disciples say to him, Where wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou eat the passover? 13 And he sendeth two of his :disciples, and saith to them, Go into the city, and a man shall meet you bearing a pitcher of water: follow him; 14 and wherever he shall go in, say to the house-master, The Teacher saith, Where is my :guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my :disciples? 15 And HE will show you a large upper room furnished, ready: and there prepare for us. 16 And the disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover. 17 And when it was evening he cometh with the twelve. 18 And as they reclined and were eating, :Jesus said, Amen I say unto you, [that] One of you shall deliver me up, who eateth with me. 19 They began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, Is it I? 20 And he said to them, One of the twelve :who dippeth with me in the one dish. 21 Because the Son of :man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe to that :man through whom the Son of :man is delivered up! Good were it for him if that man had not been born. 22 And as they were eating, he took a loaf, and when he had blessed, he brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take: this is my :body. 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them: and all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, This is my :blood of the covenant, which is shed for many. 25 Amen I say unto you [that], I shall no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that :day when I drink it new in the kingdom of :God. 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of :Olives. 27 And :Jesus saith to them [that] All ye shall stumble: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad. 28 But after I am raised up I will go before you into :Galilee. 29 And Peter said to him, Though all shall stumble, yet not I. 30 And :Jesus saith to him, Amen I say unto thee, that thou today, this :night, before the cock crow twice, shalt deny me thrice. 31 But he spake exceeding vehemently, If I must die with thee, I will in nowise deny thee. Moreover all spake likewise.

32 And they come unto an enclosure by the name of Gethsemane: and he saith to his :disciples, Sit here, while I pray. 33 And he taketh with him :Peter and :James and :John, and began to be greatly amazed, and sore troubled. 34 And he saith to them, My :soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death: abide here, and watch. 35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it was possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36 And he said, Abba, :Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this :cup from me: but not what I will, but what thou wilt. 37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith to :Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest thou not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 39 And again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again he came, and found them sleeping, for their :eyes were very heavy; and they knew not what to answer him. 41 And he cometh the third time, and saith to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: enough; the hour is come; lo, the Son of :man is delivered up into the hands of :sinners. 42 Arise, let us be going: lo, he that delivereth me up is at hand. 43 And straightway, while he yet spake, cometh :Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and staves from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now who delivered him up had given them a token, saying, Whomever I shall kiss, that is he; take him, and lead him away safely. 45 And when he was come, straightway he came to him, and saith, Rabbei, and kissed him much. 46 And they laid :hands on him, and took him. 47 But a certain one of the bystanders drew his :sword, and smote the bondman of the high priest, and struck off his :ear. 48 And :Jesus answered and said to them, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves to seize me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but this is that the scriptures might be fulfilled. 50 And all left him, and fled. 51 And a certain young man followed with him, having a linen cloth cast about him, over his naked body: and they lay hold on him; 52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked.

53 And they led :Jesus away unto the high priest: and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes come together. 54 And :Peter had followed him afar off, even within, into the court of the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking witness against :Jesus to :put him to death; and found not. 56 For many bare false witness against him, and their witness agreed not together. 57 And certain stood up, and bare false witness against him, saying, [that] 58 We heard him say, [that] I will destroy this :temple :made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands. 59 And not even thus did their witness agree together. 60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked :Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what do these witness against thee? 61 But he was silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and saith to him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62 And :Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of :man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of :heaven. 63 And the high priest rent his :clothes, and saith, What further need have we of witnesses? 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy? what think ye? And they all condemned him to be worthy of death. 65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his :face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy: and the officers received him with blows. 66 And as :Peter was beneath in the court, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest; 67 and seeing :Peter warming himself, she looked on him, and saith, Thou also wast with the Nazarene, :Jesus. 68 But he denied, saying, I neither know, nor understand what thou sayest: and he went out into the fore court. 69 And the maid saw him, and began again to say to the bystanders [that] This is one of them. 70 But he again denied it. And after a little again the bystanders said to :Peter, Truly thou art one of them; for thou also art a Galilæan. 71 But he began to curse, and to swear, [that] I know not this :man of whom ye speak. 72 And straightway a second time the cock crew. And :Peter remembered the word, how that :Jesus said to him, [that] Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.