1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover.
2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared
3 Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being numbered among the twelve.
4 So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and commanders, how he
might deliver Him to them.
5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.
6 So he promised and sought opportunity to deliver Him to them away from the
7 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.
8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may
9 So they said to Him, Where do You want us to prepare?
10 And He said to them, Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you
carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters.
11 Then you shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher says to you, Where is the
guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?
12 And he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.
13 So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the
14 And when the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
15 And He said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I
16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this and divide it among
18 for I say to you, I will not drink from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is My
body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Covenant in
My blood, which is poured out for you.
21 But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.
22 And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by
whom He is betrayed!
23 Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it might be who was
about to do this thing.
24 And there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered
25 And He said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and
those who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
26 But not so among you; rather, he who is greater among you, let him be as the
younger, and he who leads as he who serves.
27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at
the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
28 But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.
29 And I appoint a kingdom to you, as My Father appointed unto Me,
30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the
twelve tribes of Israel.
31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon. Behold, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.
32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith does not fail; and when you have returned, strengthen your brethren.
33 But he said to Him, Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.
34 Then He said, I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will
deny three times that you know Me.
35 And He said to them, When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did
you lack anything? And they said, Nothing.
36 Then He said to them, But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and
likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
37 For I say to you that this which is written must still be accomplished in Me: And He
was numbered with the transgressors. For the things concerning Me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And He said to them, It is enough.
39 And coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His
disciples also followed Him.
40 And when He came to the place, He said to them, Pray that you do not enter into
41 And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and
42 saying, Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My
will, but Yours, be done.
43 Then an angel appeared to Him from Heaven, strengthening Him.
44 And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. And His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
45 And when He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them
sleeping from sorrow.
46 And He said to them, Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, that you do not enter into
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas,
one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?
49 When those around Him saw what was about to happen, they said to Him, Lord, shall
we strike with the sword?
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, Permit even this. And He touched his ear and healed
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, commanders of the temple, and the elders who
had come to Him, Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
53 When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not stretch forth your hands against
Me. But this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.
54 And having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him into the high priest's
house. And Peter followed at a distance.
55 Now when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down
together, Peter sat among them.
56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and
said, This man was also with Him.
57 But he denied Him, saying, Woman, I do not know Him.
58 And after a little while another saw him and said, You also are of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not.
59 Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, Truly this
fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean.
60 But Peter said, Man, I do not know what you are saying. Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the
Lord, how He had said to him, Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.
62 And Peter went out and wept bitterly.
63 Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him.
64 And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying,
Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?
65 And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.
66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes,
came together and led Him into their council, saying,
67 If You are the Christ, tell us. But He said to them, If I tell you, you will by no means
68 And if I also ask you, you will by no means answer Me or let Me go.
69 Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.
70 Then they all said, Are You then the Son of God? And He said to them, You affirm that I AM.
71 And they said, What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves
from His own mouth.