Mark 14 ©

1 The chief priests and scribes seek occasion to put Christ to death. 3 A woman anoints Him at Bethany, whose deed Christ defends. 10 He is sold by Judas for money to the chief priests. 12 Causes the Passover to be made ready, and eats it with His disciples. 18 And reveals the treachery of Judas. 22 Institutes His Supper. 27 Foretells His disciples of their scattering, and Peter of his fall. 32 Begins His suffering in the garden with great anguish, and prays to the Father. 37 Exhorting His disciples to watchfulness. 43 Is betrayed by Judas with a kiss. 46 Seized by the Jews. 47 About Peter who cuts off the ear of one of them. 50 Is forsaken by His disciples. 53 Brought before the Council of the Jews. 56 Accused by false witnesses. 60 Examined by the high priest. 63 As a blasphemer declared guilty of death, and reproachfully mistreated. 66 Peter denies Him thrice. 72 And bewails his fall.


AFTER two days was the feast of thea1passover, and of 2unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.


But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar 3of the people.


¶Andb being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came 4a woman having an alabaster box of 5ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.


And there were 6some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?


For it might have been sold for more than three hundred 7pence, and have been given to the poor. And they 8murmured against her.


And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.


Forc ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.


She hath done 9what she could: she is come aforehand to 10anoint my body to the burying.


Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever 11this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.


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


And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him 12money. And he sought how he might 13conveniently betray him.


¶Ande the first day of unleavenedf bread, 14when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat 15the passover?


And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the 16city, and there shall meet you a man bearing 17a pitcher of water: follow him.


And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the 18goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the 19guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?


And he will shew you a large upper room 20furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.


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


Andg in the evening he cometh with the twelve.


And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, Oneh of you which eateth with me shall betray me.


And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him 21one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?


And he answered and said unto them, 22It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.


The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.


¶Andi as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: 23this is my body.


And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and 24they all drank of it.


And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.


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


¶And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.


Andj Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because 25of me this night: for it is written, Ik will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.


Butl after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.


But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will 26not I.


Andm Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow 27twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.


Butn he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.


Ando they came to a 28place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.


And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed,p and to be very heavy;


And saith unto them, Myq soul is 29exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.


Andr he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, 30the hour might pass from him.


And he said, 31Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: neverthelesss not what I will, but what thou wilt.


Andt he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?


Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. Theu spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.


And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same 32words.


And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.


And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, 33Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands 34of sinners.


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


¶Andv immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and 35staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.


And he that betrayed him had given them 36a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.


And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissedw him.


¶And they laid their hands on him, and took him.


And 37one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.


And Jesus answered and said unto them, 38Are ye come out, as against 39a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?


I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but 40the scripturesx must be fulfilled.


Andy41they all forsook him, and fled.


And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth 42cast about his naked body; and 43the young men laid hold on him:


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


¶Andz they led Jesus away to 44the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.


And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself 45at the fire.


Andaa the chief priests and all the 46council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.


For many bare false witness against him, but their witness 47agreed not together.


And there arose 48certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,


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


But neither so did their witness agree together.


Andac the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?


Butad he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?


And Jesus said, I am: andae ye shall see the Son of man sitting 49on the right hand of power, and coming 50in the clouds of heaven.


Then the high priest rent his 51clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?


Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.


And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffetaf him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants 52did strike him with the palms of their hands.


¶Andag as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:


And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast 53with Jesus of Nazareth.


But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the 54porch; and the cock 55crew.


Andah a maid saw him 56again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.


And he denied it again. And a little after, 57they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech 58agreeth thereto.


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


And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Beforeai the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he 59thought thereon, he wept.