26 And it came to pass when Jesus ended all these words he said unto his disciples:
2 Ye know that after two days the passover taketh place,—And the Son of Man is to be delivered up to be crucified.
3 Then were gathered together the High-priests and the Elders of the people, into the court of the High-priest who was called Caiaphas;
4 and they took counsel together in order that Jesus by guile they might secure and slay.
5 They were saying however: Not during the feast, Lest an uproar arise among the people.
6 But Jesus happening to be in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper
7 there came unto him a woman holding an alabaster-jar of costly perfume, and she poured it down upon his head as he was reclining.
8 And the disciples seeing it were greatly displeased, saying—To what end this loss?
9 For this could have been sold for much and given to the destitute.
10 But Jesus taking note said unto them—Why vex ye the woman? For a seemly work hath she wrought for me;
11 For always the destitute have ye with you,—But me not always have ye;
12 For she pouring this perfume upon my body so as to prepare me for burial did it.
13 Verily I say unto you—Wheresoever this glad-message shall be proclaimed in all the world Also what she did will be told, as a memorial of her.
14 Then went one of the twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, unto the High-priests,
15 and said—What are ye willing to give unto me? And I unto you will deliver him up. And they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time was he seeking a favourable opportunity that he might deliver him up.
17 And on the first of the days of unleavened bread the disciples came unto Jesus, saying—Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the passover?
18 And he said—Go your way into the city unto such-a-one, and say to him, The teacher saith, My season is near, With thee will I keep the passover with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus directed them, and made ready the passover.
20 And when evening came he was reclining with the twelve [disciples];
21 and as they were eating he said—Verily I say unto you, One from among you will deliver me up.
22 And being exceedingly grieved they began to be saying to him each one—Can it be I Lord?
23 And he answering said—He who hath dipped with me his hand in the bowl the same will deliver me up.
24 The Son of Man indeed goeth his way, according as it is written concerning him,—But alas! for that man through whom the Son of Man is being delivered up: Well had it been for him if that man had not been born!
25 And Judas who was delivering him up answering said—Can it be I Rabbi? He saith unto him—Thou hast said.
26 And as they were eating Jesus taking a loaf and blessing brake,—and giving to his disciples, said—Take, eat! this is my body.
27 And taking a cup and giving thanks he gave unto them, saying—Drink of it, all of you;
28 For this is my blood of the covenant which for many is to be poured out, for remission of sins.
29 Moreover I say unto you—In nowise will I drink henceforth of this produce of the vine, until that day whensoever I shall drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.
30 And having sung praise they went forth unto the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus saith unto them—All ye will find cause of stumbling in me during this night; For it is written, I will smite the shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad;
32 But after my arising I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Now Peter answering said unto him—Though all shall find cause of stumbling in thee I shall never find cause of stumbling.
34 Jesus saith unto him: Verily I say unto thee—During this night before a cock crow Thrice wilt thou deny me.
35 Peter saith unto him: Even though it be needful for me with thee to die In nowise will I deny thee. Likewise all the disciples also said.
36 Then Jesus cometh with them into a place called Gethsemane,—and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray.
37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee he began to be grieved and to be in great distress.
38 Then saith he unto them: Encompassed with grief is my soul unto death: Abide ye here and be watching with me.
39 And going forward a little he fell upon his face, offering prayer and saying—My Father! If it is possible let this cup pass from me,—Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto his disciples and findeth them sleeping, and said unto Peter—Thus powerless are ye one hour to watch with me?
41 Be watching and praying, that ye may not enter into temptation: The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh weak.
42 Again a second time departing he prayed, saying: My Father! If it is impossible for this to pass except I drink it Accomplished be thy will.
43 And coming he again found them sleeping, for their eyes had become heavy.
44 And leaving them he again departed, and prayed a third time, the same word saying again.
45 Then cometh he unto the disciples, and saith unto them,—Ye are sleeping what time remaineth and taking your rest: Lo! the hour hath drawn near, and the Son of Man is being delivered up into the hands of sinners.
46 Arise! let us be going,—Lo! he that delivereth me up hath drawn near.
47 And while yet he was speaking lo! Judas, one of the twelve came, and with him a large multitude with swords and clubs from the High-priests and Elders of the people.
48 And he who was delivering him up gave them a sign, saying—Whomsoever I shall kiss he it is,—secure him.
49 And straightway coming unto Jesus he said—Joy to thee! Rabbi, and eagerly kissed him.
50 But Jesus said unto him—Friend! wherefore art thou here? Then coming forward they thrust their hands upon Jesus, and secured him.
51 And lo! one of those with Jesus stretching forth his hand grasped his sword, and smiting the servant of the High-priest cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus saith unto him—Put back thy sword into its place, For all they who take a sword by a sword shall perish.
53 Or thinkest thou that I cannot call upon my Father, And he will set near me even now more than twelve legions of messengers?
54 How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled That thus it must needs come to pass?
55 In that hour said Jesus unto the multitudes: As against a robber came ye forth with swords and clubs to arrest me? Daily in the temple used I to sit teaching, and ye secured me not;
56 But this hath wholly come to pass that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then the disciples all forsaking him fled.
57 And they who secured Jesus led him away unto Caiaphas the High-priest, where the Scribes and the Elders gathered themselves together.
58 Now Peter was following him afar off unto the court of the High-priest,—and entering within was sitting with the attendants to see the end.
59 Now the High-priests and all the High-council were seeking false-witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
60 and found not any, though many came forward as false-witnesses. At length however there came forward two,
61 and said: This man said—I am able to pull down the shrine of God, And in three days to build it.
62 And the High-priest arising, said unto him—Nothing answerest thou? What are these against thee bearing witness?
63 But Jesus was silent. And the High-priest said unto him: I put thee on oath by the Living God, that to us thou say—Whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God.
64 Jesus saith unto him: Thou hast said; Moreover I say unto you—Hereafter ye will see the Son of Man Sitting on the right hand of power, And coming upon the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the High-priest rent asunder his garments, saying—He hath spoken profanely! What further need have we of witnesses? Lo! now ye have heard the profanity!
66 How to you doth it seem? And they answering, said: Guilty of death he is.
67 Then spat they into his face and buffeted him; and others struck him smartly,
68 saying—Prophesy unto us, O Christ! Who is he that struck thee?
69 Now Peter was sitting without in the court; and there came unto him a certain female servant saying—Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilaean.
70 But he denied before all, saying—I know not what thou sayest.
71 And when he went out into the porch another female saw him and said unto them who were there—This one was with Jesus the Nazarene.
72 And again he denied with an oath—I know not the man.
73 And after a little the by-standers coming forward said unto Peter: Truly thou also art from among them, For thy very speech maketh thee manifest.
74 Then began he to be cursing and swearing—I know not the man! And straightway a cock crowed.
75 And Peter was put in mind of the declaration of Jesus, of his having said—Before a cock crow thrice wilt thou utterly deny me; and going forth outside he wept bitterly.