Matthew 26 ©
1 Christ again foretelleth his own death. 3 The rulers conspire against him. 6 A woman poureth precious ointment upon his head. 14 Judas bargaineth to betray him. 17 Christ eateth the passover, and pointeth out the traitor: 26 he instituteth his last supper: 30 foretelleth the desertion of his disciples, and Peter's denial of him. 36 His agony and prayer in the garden. 47 He is betrayed and apprehended. 51 One of the servants of the high priest hath his ear cut off; Jesus forbiddeth opposition: 57 he is carried to Caiaphas, falsely accused, examined, pronounced guilty, and treated with indignity. 69 Peter's denial and repentance.
And consulted that they might take Jesus by *subtilty, and kill him.
¶gNow when Jesus was in hBethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at *meat.
But when his disciples saw it, they had iindignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, kWhy trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it mfor my burial.
And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of qsilver.
And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
¶rNow the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
vAnd the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
wNow when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
zThe Son of man goeth aas it is written of him: but bwoe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it chad been good for that man if he had not been born.
¶fAnd as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and 1blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
Then saith Jesus unto them, lAll ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, mI will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered *abroad.
But after I am risen again, nI will go before you into Galilee.
oPeter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
Jesus said unto him, p*Verily I say unto thee, That this night, qbefore the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
¶tThen cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
And he went a little further, and xfell on his face, and prayed, saying, yO my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, dSleep on now, and take your rest: ebehold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
¶And fwhile he yet spake, lo, gJudas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and *staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and *staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
But all this was done, pthat the scriptures of the prophets might be qfulfilled. rThen all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, vsought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
And said, This fellow said, yI am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
But Jesus zheld his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I a*adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be bthe Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus saith unto him, cThou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, dHereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
eThen the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
hSaying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
¶iNow Peter sat *without in the jpalace: and a *damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus kof Galilee.
But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for nthy speech *bewrayeth thee.
oThen began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
And Peter premembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, qBefore the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. rAnd he went out, and wept bitterly.