The Plot to Kill Jesus1 a Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called b the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes c were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.
Judas to Betray Jesus3 d Then e Satan entered into f Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and g officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to h betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
The Passover with the Disciples7 i Then came j the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus ▼
▼ Greek hesent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9 They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house l ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is m the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 And he will show you n a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it o just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Institution of the Lord’s Supper14 p And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it ▼
▼ Some manuscripts never eat it againr until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and s when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 t For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine u until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 v And he took bread, and w when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, x “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, y “This cup that is poured out for you is z the new aa covenant in my blood. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts omit, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 ( which is given . . . in my blood)21 ac But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is ad with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes ae as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.
Who Is the Greatest?24 af A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 ag And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles ah exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 ai But not so with you. Rather, let aj the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater ak one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But al I am among you as the one who serves. 28 “You are those who have stayed with me am in my trials, 29 and an I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 ao that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and ap sit on thrones judging aq the twelve tribes of Israel.
Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial31 “Simon, Simon, behold ar Satan demanded to have you ▼
▼ The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singularat that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but au I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again av strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter ▼
▼ Greek Hesaid to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both ax to prison and ay to death.” 34 az Jesus ▼
▼ Greek Hesaid, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”
Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus35 And he said to them, bb “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that bc this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: bd ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For be what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two bf swords.” And he said to them, bg “It is enough.”
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives39 bh And he came out and went bi as was his custom, to bj the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40 bk And when he came to bl the place, he said to them, bm “Pray that you may not bn enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and bo knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, bp “Father, if you are willing, remove bq this cup from me. br Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there appeared to him bs an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And bt being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. ▼
▼ Some manuscripts omit verses 43 and 4445 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and bv pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus47 bw While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called bx Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike by with the sword?” 50 And one of them struck the servant ▼
▼ Greek bondservantof the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and ca officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When cb I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is cc your hour, and cd the power of darkness.”
Peter Denies Jesus54 ce Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house cf and Peter was following at a distance. 55 cg And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of ch the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58 And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And after an interval of about an hour still another ci insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and cj looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, ck “Before the rooster crows today, you will cl deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.
Jesus Is Mocked63 cm Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 cn They also blindfolded him and kept asking him co “Prophesy! cp Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him cq blaspheming him.
Jesus Before the Council66 cr When day came cs the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their ct council, and they cu said, 67 cv “If you are cw the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated cx at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 So they all said, “Are you cy the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, cz “You say that I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”
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