American King James Version
The Plot to Kill Jesus
1After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. 2But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
3And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she broke the box, and poured it on his head. 4And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble you her? she has worked a good work on me. 7For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always. 8She has done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body to the burying. 9Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
10And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them. 11And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
The Last Supper
12And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him, Where will you that we go and prepare that you may eat the passover? 13And he sends forth two of his disciples, and said to them, Go you into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. 14And wherever he shall go in, say you to the manager of the house, The Master said, Where is the guest room, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us. 16And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them: and they made ready the passover.
17And in the evening he comes with the twelve. 18And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Truly I say to you, One of you which eats with me shall betray me. 19And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? 20And he answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve, that dips with me in the dish. 21The Son of man indeed goes, 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.
The Lord's Supper Instituted
22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24And he said to them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. 25Truly I say to 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.
26And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
27And Jesus said to them, All you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. 28But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29But Peter said to him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. 30And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, you shall deny me thrice. 31But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
32And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he said to his disciples, Sit you here, while I shall pray. 33And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; 34And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry you here, and watch. 35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will. 37And he comes, and finds them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, sleep you? could not you watch one hour? 38Watch you and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 39And again he went away, and prayed, and spoke the same words. 40And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither knew they what to answer him. 41And he comes the third time, and said 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. 42Rise up, let us go; see, he that betrays me is at hand.
Jesus' Betrayal and Arrest
43And immediately, while he yet spoke, comes Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. 45And as soon as he was come, he goes straightway to him, and said, Master, master; and kissed him. 46And they laid their hands on him, and took him. 47And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. 48And Jesus answered and said to them, Are you come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me? 49I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled. 50And they all forsook him, and fled.
Jesus Before the Sanhedrin
53And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. 54And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. 55And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. 56For many bore false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. 57And there arose certain, and bore false witness against him, saying, 58We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. 59But neither so did their witness agree together. 60And the high priest stood up in the middle, and asked Jesus, saying, Answer you nothing? what is it which these witness against you? 61But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 63Then the high priest rent his clothes, and said, What need we any further witnesses? 64You have heard the blasphemy: what think you? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. 65And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.
Peter Denies Jesus
66And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there comes one of the maids of the high priest: 67And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked on him, and said, And you also were with Jesus of Nazareth. 68But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what you say. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew. 69And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. 70And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely you are one of them: for you are a Galilaean, and your speech agrees thereto. 71But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom you speak. 72And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crow twice, you shall deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
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