Matthew 26 ©
Christ again foretelleth his own death. The rulers conspire against him. A woman poureth precious ointment upon his head. Judas bargaineth to betray him. Christ eateth the passover, and pointeth out the traitor: he instituteth his last supper: foretelleth the desertion of his disciples, and Peter's denial of him. His agony and prayer in the garden. He is betrayed and apprehended. One of the servants of the high priest hath his ear cut off; Jesus forbiddeth opposition: he is carried to Caiaphas, falsely accused, examined, pronounced guilty, and treated with indignity. Peter's denial and repentance.
And consulted that they might take Jesus by *subtilty, and kill him.
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.
And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
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.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
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 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.
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.
But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
And again he denied with an oath, mI do not know the man.