1 And after two days was the feast of the passover and of unleavened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might apprehend him by subtlety, and put him to death.

2 But they said, Not at the feast, lest there be a tumult of the people.

3 And he being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at table, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, of spikenard, very costly; and shaking the box, she poured it on his head.

4 But there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence and given to the poor. And they murmured at her.

6 But Jesus said, Let her alone: why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on me.

7 For ye have the poor always with you, and when ye will, ye may do them good; but me ye have not always.

8 She hath done what she could: she hath before-hand embalmed my body for the burial.

9 Verily I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, what she hath done shall be spoken of also, for a memorial of her.

10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

11 And hearing it they were glad, and promised to give him mony. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, his disciples say to him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayst eat the passover?

13 And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith to them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water: follow him.

14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the man of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples?

15 And he will shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready for us.

16 And his disciples went, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them. And they made ready the passover.

17 And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. And as they sat and ate,

18 Jesus said, Verily I say to you, one of you that eat with me will betray me.

19 And they were sorry, and said to him one by one, Is it I?

20 And another, Is it I? And he answering said to them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.

21 The Son of man indeed goeth as it is written of him; but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed: it had been good for that man, if he had not been born.

22 And as they ate, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

23 And he took the cup, and having given thanks, gave it them, and they all drank of it.

24 And he said to them, This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many.

25 Verily I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, till that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

26 And having sung the hymn, they went out toward the mount of Olives.

27 And Jesus saith to them, Ye all will be offended at me this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

28 But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

29 But Peter said to him, Tho' all men shall be offended, yet will not I.

30 Jesus saith to him, Verily I say to thee, That thou to-day, this night, before the cock crow twice, wilt deny me thrice.

31 But he said the more vehemently, If I must die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. In like manner also said they all.

32 And they come to a place named Gethsemane; and he saith to his disciples, Sit here while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John; and he began to be sore amazed and in deep anguish, And saith to them,

34 My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death; tarry ye here and watch.

35 And going forward a little, he fell on the ground, and prayed, that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: take away this cup from me: yet not what I will, but what thou wilt.

37 And he cometh and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, Simon, sleepest thou?

38 Couldest thou not watch one hour? Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

39 And going again he prayed, speaking the same words. And returning,

40 he found them asleep again (for their eyes were heavy) and they knew not what to answer him.

41 And he cometh the third time and saith to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour is come: behold the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

42 Rise up; let us go: lo he that betrayeth me is at hand.

43 And immediately, while ye yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders.

44 Now he that betrayed him had given them a signal, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, is he: seize and lead him away safely.

45 And when he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, Master!

46 And kissed him? And they laid their hands on him, and took him.

47 And one of them that stood by, drew a sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

48 And Jesus answering said to them, Are ye come as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me?

49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not; but the scriptures must be fulfilled.

50 Then they all forsook him and fled. And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body;

51 and the young men laid hold on him.

52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest, and with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the elders and scribes.

54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest, and sat with the officers, and warmed himself.

55 Then the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus, to put him to death, and found none.

56 For many bore false witness against him; but their evidences were not sufficient.

57 And there arose certain, and bore false witness against him,

58 saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

59 And neither so was their evidence sufficient. Then the high priest standing up in the midst,

60 asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing?

61 What is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him and said to 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 Then the high priest rent his clothes and saith, What farther need have we of witnesses?

64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to deserve death.

65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy, And the officers smote him with the palms of their hands.

66 And as Peter was in the hall below, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest.

67 And seeing Peter warming himself, she looked on him and said, Thou wast also with Jesus of Nazareth.

68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou meanest. And he went out into the porch, and the cock crew.

69 And the maid saw him again, and said to them that stood by, This is one of them.

70 And he denied it again. And a little after, those that stood by, said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.

71 Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, Before the cock crow twice, thou wilt deny me thrice. And he covered his head and wept.