THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
3. His Opposers Conspiring to Kill Him and
a False Disciple Plotting to Betray Him
1 1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the aPassover, was drawing bnear.
2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to ado away with Him, for they bfeared the people.
3 And aSatan entered into bJudas who was called cIscariot and was of the number of the twelve.
4 And he went away and conferred with the chief priests and aofficers as to how he might deliver Him up to them.
5 And they rejoiced and promised to give him 1amoney.
6 And he consented and sought opportunity to adeliver Him up to them apart from the crowd.
4. Instituting His Supper That the Disciples
Might Participate in His Death
7 And the day of 1Unleavened Bread came, on which the apassover had to be 2sacrificed.
8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare the passover for us, so that we may eat it.
9 And they said to Him, Where do You want us to prepare it?
10 And He told them, Behold, as you are entering into the city, a man carrying an earthen jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house which he enters.
11 And you shall say to the master of the house, The aTeacher says to you, Where is the guest room where I may eat the passover with My disciples?
12 And that one will show you a large aupper room furnished; prepare there.
13 And they left and afound it even as He had told them, and they prepared the passover.
14 And when the hour came, He areclined at table, and the apostles with Him.
15 And He said to them, With desire I have desired to 1eat this passover with you before I suffer,
16 For I tell you that I shall by no means eat it until 1it is fulfilled in the akingdom of God.
17 And He received a cup and gave athanks and said, Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 For I tell you, I shall by no means drink from now on of the 1product of the vine until the akingdom of God comes.
19 1And He took a aloaf and gave thanks, and He broke it and gave it to them, saying, This is My bbody which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.
20 And similarly the cup after they had dined, saying, This cup is the anew covenant established in My bblood, which is being poured out for you.
21 But behold, the ahand of the 1one bbetraying Me is cwith Me at the table.
22 For the Son of Man is going according to what has been adetermined, but woe to that man through whom He is betrayed!
23 And they began to discuss among themselves who then of them it was who was about to do this.
5. Teaching the Disciples concerning Humility
and Foretelling What Will Happen to Them
24 1And a 2contention 1also occurred among them as to which of them seemed to be agreatest.
25 And He asaid to them, The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called benefactors.
26 But you shall not be so; but let the agreatest among you become like the youngest, and the one who bleads like the one who 1serves.
27 For who is greater, the one who reclines at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am in your midst as the one who aserves.
28 But you are those who have remained with Me throughout My atrials.
29 And I 1appoint to you, even as My Father has 1appointed to Me, a akingdom,
30 That you may eat and drink at My 1table in My akingdom; and you will sit on bthrones cjudging the twelve dtribes of Israel.
31 1Simon, Simon, behold, aSatan has asked to have you all to bsift you as wheat.
32 But I have amade petition concerning you that your faith would not fail; and you, once you have turned again, bestablish your brothers.
33 And he said to Him, Lord, I am ready to go with You both to aprison and to bdeath.
34 But He said, I tell you, Peter, a arooster will not crow today until you deny three times that you know Me.
35 And He said to them, When I sent you awithout purse and bag and sandals, you did not lack anything, did you? And they said, Nothing.
36 And He said to them, But now, let him who has a purse take it, likewise also a bag; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and 1buy one.
37 For I tell you that this which is written must be accomplished in Me, "And He was acounted with the lawless.'' For indeed that which concerns Me has its 1bfulfillment.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two aswords. And He said to them, It is 1enough.
6. Praying concerning the Sufferings of His Death
and Charging the Disciples to Pray
39 And He came out and went according to His custom to the aMount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.
40 And when He came to the 1aplace, He bsaid to them, cPray that you do not enter into temptation.
41 And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and He aknelt down and bprayed,
42 Saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this 1acup from Me; yet, not My bwill, but 2Yours be done.
43 1And an aangel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
44 And being in aagony He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
45 And when He rose up from prayer and came to the disciples, He found them sleeping from 1sorrow,
46 And He said to them, Why are you sleeping? Rise up and pray that you may not enter into temptation.
V. The Death of the Man-Savior
47 aWhile He was still speaking, behold, a crowd came, and he who is called bJudas, one of the twelve, was going before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?
49 And those around Him, seeing what would happen, said, Lord, shall we strike with the asword?
50 And a certain one of them struck the slave of the high priest and took off his right aear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, 1Let them go this far. And touching his ear, He healed him.
52 And Jesus said to the chief priests and aofficers of the temple and elders who had come up against Him, Have you come out as against a robber with swords and clubs?
53 While I was with you day by day in the 1atemple, you did not stretch out your hands against Me. But this is your bhour and the cauthority of darkness.
54 And having arrested Him, they aled Him away, and brought Him into the house of the high priest. But Peter bfollowed at a distance.
55 And when they had lit a fire in the middle of the acourtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them.
56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him seated in the light of the fire, looked intently at him and said, This man was with Him too.
57 But he denied it, saying, I do not know Him, woman.
58 And after a short time, another person, seeing him, said, You also are one of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not!
59 And after about one hour had passed, 1another one insisted, saying, Surely this man was also with Him, for he is also a aGalilean.
60 But Peter said, Man, I do not know what you are saying. And instantly, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, Before a arooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.
62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.
63 And the men who were holding Him mocked Him and abeat Him.
64 And they blindfolded Him and questioned Him, saying, 1Prophesy! aWho is the one who hit You?
65 And they said many other things against Him, ablaspheming.
1. By the Jewish Sanhedrin
66 And when it became day, the assembly of the elders of the people, both achief priests and scribes, were gathered together, and they led Him away to their 1Sanhedrin, saying,
67 aIf You are the bChrist, tell us. But He said to them, If I tell you, you shall by no means believe;
68 And if I ask you, you shall by no means answer.
69 But from now on the 1Son of Man will be seated at the aright hand of the power of God.
70 And they all said, Are You then the 1Son of God? And He said to them, aYou say rightly that I am.
71 And they said, What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His mouth.