Mateus 26

1 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished all these words, he said to his disciples,

2 'You have known that after two days the passover comes, and the Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified.'

3 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;

4 and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill him,

5 and they said, 'Not in the feast, that there may not be a tumult among the people.'

6 And Jesus having been in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

7 there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat).

8 And having seen it, his disciples were much displeased, saying, 'To what purpose is this waste?

9 For this ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.'

10 And Jesus having known, said to them, 'Why do you give trouble to the woman? For a good work she wrought for me;

11 for the poor always you have with you, and me you have not always;

12 for she having put this ointment on my body -- for my burial she didit.

13 Verily I say to you, Wherever this good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, what thisone did shall also be spoken of -- for a memorial of her.'

14 Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said,

15 'What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' And they weighed out to him thirty silverlings,

16 and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.

17 And on the first day of the unleavened food came the disciples near to Jesus, saying to him, 'Where will you that we may prepare for you to eat the passover?'

18 And he said, 'Go away to the city, unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher said, My time is near; near you I keep the passover, with my disciples;'

19 and the disciples did as Jesus appointed them, and prepared the passover.

20 And evening having come, he was reclining (at meat) with the twelve,

21 and while they are eating, he said, 'Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.'

22 And being grieved exceedingly, they began to say to him, each of them, 'Is it I, Sir?'

23 And he answering said, 'He who did dip with me the hand in the dish, he will deliver me up;

24 the Son of Man does indeed go, as it has been written concerning him, but woo to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up! Good it were for him if that man had not been born.'

25 And Judas -- he who delivered him up -- answering said, 'Is it I, Rabbi?' He said to him, 'You have said.'

26 And while they were eating, Jesus having taken the bread, and having blessed, did brake, and was giving to the disciples, and said, 'Take, eat, this is my body;'

27 and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, 'Drink you of it -- all;

28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out -- to remission of sins;

29 and I say to you, that I may not drink henceforth on this produce of the vine, till that day when I may drink it with you new in the reign of my Father.'

30 And having sung a hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives.

31 then said Jesus to them, 'All you shall be stumbled at me this night; for it has been written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad;

32 but, after my having risen, I will go before you to Galilee.'

33 And Peter answering said to him, 'Even if all shall be stumbled at you, I will never be stumbled.'

34 Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to you, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice you will deny me.'

35 Peter said to him, 'Even if it may be necessary for me to die with you, I will not deny you;' in like manner also said all the disciples.

36 Then come with them does Jesus to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, 'Sit you here, till having gone away, I shall pray yonder.'

37 And having taken Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be very heavy;

38 then said he to them, 'Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide you here, and watch with me.'

39 And having gone forward a little, he fell on his face, praying, and saying, 'My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You.'

40 And he comes unto the disciples, and finds them sleeping, and he said to Peter, 'So! You were not able one hour to watch with me!

41 Watch, and pray, that you may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'

42 Again, a second time, having gone away, he prayed, saying, 'My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me except I drink it, Your will be done;'

43 and having come, he finds them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

44 And having left them, having gone away again, he prayed a third time, saying the same word;

45 then comes he unto his disciples, and said to them, 'Sleep on henceforth, and rest! Lo, the hour has come near, and the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of sinners.

46 Rise, let us go; lo, he has come near who is delivering me up.'

47 And while he is yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve did come, and with him a great multitude, with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

48 And he who did deliver him up did give them a sign, saying, 'Whomsoever I will kiss, it is he: lay hold on him;'

49 and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, 'Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;

50 and Jesus said to him, 'Comrade, for what are you present?' Then having come near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took hold on him.

51 And lo, one of those with Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the chief priest, he took off his ear.

52 Then said Jesus to him, 'Turn back your sword to its place; for all who did take the sword, by the sword shall perish;

53 do you think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?

54 How then may the Writings be fulfilled, that thus it behooves to happen?'

55 In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, 'As against a robber you did come forth, with swords and sticks, to take me! Daily with you I was sitting teaching in the temple, and you did not lay hold on me;

56 but all this has come to pass, that the Writings of the prophets may be fulfilled;' then all the disciples, having left him, fled.

57 And those laying hold on Jesus led him away unto Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together,

58 and Peter was following him afar off, unto the court of the chief priest, and having gone in within, he was sitting with the officers, to see the end.

59 And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,

60 and they did not find; and many false witnesses having come near, they did not find; and at last two false witnesses having come near,

61 said, 'This one said, I am able to throw down the sanctuary of God, and after three days to build it.'

62 And the chief priest having stood up, said to him, 'Nothing you do answer! What do these witness against you?

63 And Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, 'I adjure you, by the living God, that you may say to us, if you are the Christ -- the Son of God.'

64 Jesus said to him, 'You have said; nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power, and coming upon the clouds, of the heaven.'

65 Then the chief priest rent his garments, saying, -- 'He has spoken evil; what need have we yet of witnesses? Lo, now you heard his evil speaking;

66 what think you?' And they answering said, 'He is worthy of death.'

67 Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,

68 saying, 'Declare to us, O Christ, who he is that struck you?'

69 And Peter without was sitting in the court, and there came near to him a certain maid, saying, 'And you wast with Jesus of Galilee!'

70 And he denied before all, saying, 'I have not known what you say.'

71 And he having gone forth to the porch, another female saw him, and said to those there, 'And this one was with Jesus of Nazareth;'

72 and again did he deny with an oath -- 'I have not known the man.'

73 And after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, 'Truly you also are of them, for even your speech does make you manifest.'

74 Then began he to anathematize, and to swear -- 'I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,

75 and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him -- 'Before cock-crowing, thrice you will deny me;' and having gone without, he did weep bitterly.