1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.

2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; but they feared the people.

3 Then entered Satan into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

4 And he went and talked with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them.

5 And they were glad and agreed to give him money.

6 And he promised and sought opportunity to betray him to them, in the absence of the multitude.

7 And the first day of unleavened bread was come, when the passover was to be killed.

8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat it.

9 And they said to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

10 And he said to them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, a man will meet you bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth.

11 And say to the master of the house, The master saith to thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?

12 And he will shew you a large upper-room furnished: there make ready.

13 And they went, and found as he had said to them. And they made ready the passover.

14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.

15 And he said to them, With desire have I desired to eat this passover with you, before I suffer.

16 For I say to you, I will not eat thereof any more, till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

17 And he took the cup and gave thanks and said, Take this and divide it among yourselves.

18 For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, till the kingdom of God shall come.

19 And he took bread, and gave thanks and brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood which is shed for you.

21 But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.

22 And truly the Son of man goeth as it was determined; but wo to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed.

23 And they inquired among themselves, Which of them it was, that would do this?

24 There was also a contention among them, Which of them was greatest.

25 And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and they that exercise authority upon them have the title of benefactors.

26 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he that is chief as he that serveth.

27 For which is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at table? But I am in the midst of you as he that serveth.

28 Ye are they who have continued with in me in my temptations.

29 And I appoint to you a kingdom, as my Father to me,

30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he might sift you as wheat.

32 But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not: and when thou art returned, strengthen thy brethren.

33 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee both to prison and to death.

34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, it shall not be the time of cockcrowing this day, before thou wilt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

35 And he said to them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing?

36 And they said, Nothing. Then said he to them, But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip; and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

37 For I say to you, That this which is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

38 For the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Behold here are two swords. And he said to them, it is enough.

39 And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the mount of Olives, and his disciples also followed him.

40 And when he was at the place he said to them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast,

42 and kneeling down, he prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done.

43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven strengthening him.

44 And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down on the ground.

45 And rising up from prayer, he came to his disciples,

46 and found them sleeping for sorrow, And said to them, Why sleep ye? Rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss him.

48 And Jesus said to him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

49 When they who were about him saw what would follow, they said to him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

51 And Jesus answering said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear and healed him.

52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, who were come to him, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs?

53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour and the power of darkness.

54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him to the high-priest's house.

55 And Peter followed afar off. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

56 But a certain maid seeing him as he sat by the light, and looking earnestly upon him, said, This man also was with him.

57 But he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.

58 And after a while another saw him and said, Thou art also of them.

59 And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him, for he is a Galilean.

60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou meanest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.

61 And the Lord turning looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord,

62 how he had said to him, Before cock-crowing, thou wilt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

63 And the men that held Jesus mocked and smote him. And having blindfolded him,

64 they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

65 And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.

66 And when it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together,

67 and led him into their council, Saying, Art thou the Christ? Tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe.

68 And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right-hand of the power of God.

70 And they all said, Art thou then the Son of God?

71 He said, Ye say it: I am. And they said, What farther need have we of witness? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.