14 Now it was the Passover and the Unleavened [cakes], after two days. And the High-priests and Scribes were seeking how with guile they might secure and slay him;
2 for they were saying—Not in the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people.
3 And he being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining there came a woman holding an alabaster-jar of perfume, pure spikenard, very costly; and breaking the jar she was pouring down [the perfume] upon his head.
4 But there were some much displeased among themselves—To what end hath this waste of the perfume happened?
5 For this perfume could have been sold for above three hundred denaries and given unto the destitute! and they were indignant with her.
6 But Jesus said—Let her alone! Why are ye reproaching her? A seemly work hath she wrought in me;
7 For always have ye the destitute with you, And whensoever ye please ye can unto them [at any time] do well! But me not always have ye.
8 What she had she used,—She took it beforehand to anoint my body for the burial;
9 And verily I say unto you—Wheresoever the glad-message shall be proclaimed throughout the whole world Also what she did will be told for a memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot who was one of the twelve went away unto the High-priests, that him he might deliver up unto them.
11 Now when they heard they rejoiced, and promised to give him silver; and he was seeking how at a favourable opportunity he might deliver him up.
12 And on the first day of the unleavened cakes, when the passover they were slaying, his disciples say unto him—Where wilt thou we depart and make ready, that thou mayest eat the passover?
13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples and saith unto them—Go your way into the city, and there will meet you a man a jar of water bearing,—follow him;
14 and wheresoever he shall enter say ye unto the householder—The teacher saith, Where is my lodging, where the passover with my disciples I may eat?
15 And he unto you will shew a large upper-room, spread ready,—and there make ye ready for us.
16 And the disciples went forth and came into the city, and found according as he had said unto them,—and they made ready the passover.
17 And when evening arrived he cometh with the twelve.
18 And as they were reclining and eating Jesus said—Verily I say unto you—One from among you will deliver me up, he that is eating with me.
19 They began to be grieved and to be saying unto him, one by one,—Can it be I?
20 And he said unto them—One of the twelve, he that is dipping with me into the [one] bowl:
21 Because 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 for him if that man had not been born!
22 And as they were eating taking a loaf he blessed and brake, and gave unto them and said—Take! this is my body;
23 And taking a cup he offered thanks and gave unto them; and they all drank of it.
24 And he said unto them—This is my blood of the covenant that is to be poured out in behalf of many.
25 Verily I say unto you—No more will I in anywise drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall be drinking it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And having sung praise they went forth unto the Mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus saith unto them—Ye all will find cause of stumbling Because it is written,—I will smite the shepherd, And the sheep will be scattered abroad;
28 But after my arising I will go before you into Galilee.
29 And Peter said unto him—Even if all shall find cause of stumbling Certainly not I.
30 And Jesus saith unto him—Verily I say unto thee, Thou this day in this night before that twice a cock crow Thrice will deny me.
31 But he most vehemently was saying—Even though I must needs die with thee In nowise will I deny thee. Likewise indeed were all besides saying.
32 And they come into an estate the name of which is Gethsemane, and he saith unto his disciples—Sit ye here while I pray.
33 And he taketh Peter and James and John with him, and began to be exceedingly amazed and in great distress;
34 and he saith unto them—Encompassed with grief is my soul unto death: Abide ye here, and be watching.
35 And going forward a little he fell upon the ground, and was praying that if it were possible the hour might pass from him;
36 and was saying—Abba! O Father! All things are possible to thee: Bear aside this cup from me; But not what I will, But what thou [wilt].
37 And he cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter—Simon! art thou sleeping? Hadst thou not strength one hour to watch?
38 Be watching and praying, That ye enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, But the flesh weak.
39 And again departing he prayed [the same thing saying].
40 And again coming he found them sleeping, for their eyes were being weighed down,—and they knew not what to answer him.
41 And he cometh the third time and saith unto them—Ye are sleeping the remaining time and taking your rest:—It is enough! the hour hath come! Lo! the Son of Man is being delivered up into the hands of sinners.
42 Be rousing yourselves, let us be leading on! Lo! he that is delivering me up hath drawn near.
43 And straightway while yet he is speaking Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, cometh near and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the High-priests and the Scribes and the Elders.
44 He that is delivering him up hath given an agreed sign unto them, saying—Whomsoever I shall kiss he it is! Secure him and be leading away safely.
45 And coming, straightway stepping forward to him he saith—Rabbi! and openly kissed him.
46 And they thrust their hands on him, and secured him.
47 [A certain] one of the by-standers drawing a sword smote the servant of the High priest, and took off his ear.
48 And Jesus answering said unto them—As against a robber came ye forth with swords and clubs to arrest me?
49 Daily was I with you in the temple, teaching; and ye secured me not. But that the Scriptures may be fulfilled . . .
50 And they all forsook him and fled.
51 And a certain young man was following with him, having cast about himself a fine Indian cloth over his naked body,—and they are securing him;
52 but he leaving behind the cloth fled naked.
53 And they led away Jesus unto the High-priest; and all the High-priests and the Elders and the Scribes gather together.
54 And Peter afar off followed him, as far as within into the court of the High-priest; and was sitting with the attendants and warming himself by the light.
55 Now the High-priests and all the High-council were seeking against Jesus testimony, with the intent to put him to death,—and were not finding any;
56 for many were bearing false-witness against him, and the testimonies were not agreed.
57 And some standing up were bearing false-witness against him, saying—
58 We heard him saying, I will pull down this shrine, the one made by hand, and in three days another not made by hand will I raise.
59 And not even so was the testimony agreed.
60 And the High-priest rising up into the midst questioned Jesus, saying—Answerest thou nothing? What are these against thee witnessing?
61 But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the High-priest was questioning him, and saith unto 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 on the right hand of Power, And coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 And the High-priest having rent asunder his inner-garments saith—What further need have we of witnesses?
64 Heard ye the profanity? What to you doth it appear? And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
65 And some began to be spitting at him, and covering up his face and to be buffeting him, and saying to him—Prophesy! And the attendants with smart blows took him.
66 And Peter being below in the court there cometh one of the maid-servants of the High-priest;
67 and seeing Peter warming himself having looked at him saith—And thou wast with the Nazarene—with Jesus.
68 But he denied, saying—I neither know [him], nor do I well understand what thou sayest; and went out into the porch.
69 And the maid-servant seeing him began again to be saying unto the by-standers—This one is from among them.
70 But he again was denying. And after a little again the by-standers were saying unto Peter—Truly thou art from among them; for thou art a Galilaean also.
71 And he began to be cursing and swearing—I know not this man of whom ye are speaking!
72 And straightway, a second time a cock crowed; and Peter was reminded of the declaration, how Jesus had said to him—Before a cock twice crow thrice wilt thou deny me. And when he thought thereon he began to weep.