And◦ the festival of unleavened··bread was··near, which is called▵ the Passover.
And the chief··priests and scribes sought how they might slay◦ Him, for they feared the people.
And◦ Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went away, and spoke··with the chief··priests and captains how he might betray Him to them.
And they rejoiced, and put··together an agreement to give him silver.
And he promised, and sought an opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the crowd.
And◦ the day of unleavened··bread came, in which the Passover must be slaughtered.
And He sent◦ Peter and John, saying, Go prepare for us the Passover, that we may eat.
And◦ they said◦ to Him, Where willest Thou that we prepare?
And◦ He said◦ to them, Behold◦, as you come··into the city, a man shall meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goes··in.
And you shall say▵ to the householder of the house, The Teacher says to thee, Where is the inn, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?
And··he▵ will show you a large◦ upper··room furnished; there prepare.
And◦ going▵, they found as He had told◦ them; and they prepared the Passover.
And when the hour had come, He reclined▵, and the twelve apostles with Him.
And He said to them, With longing I have longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
For◦ I say to you that I will not eat of it any··more, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
And receiving◦ the cup, He gave··thanks and said◦, Take this, and divide it among yourselves.
For I say to you that I will not drink of the produce of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
And taking bread, He gave thanks and broke it, and gave to them, saying, This is My body, which is given for▫ you; this do in remembrance of Me.
And likewise◦ the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Covenant* in My blood, which is poured··out for▫ you.
Nevertheless, behold◦, the hand of him who betrays Me is with Me on the table.
And indeed the Son of Man goes, according··to what was determined; but▵ woe to that▵ man by whom He is betrayed!
And they began to dispute among themselves, who then of them it was who should commit this.
And◦ there was also a strife among them, which of them should be thought greatest.
And◦ He said◦ to them, The kings of the nations have··lordship over them, and they who have··authority over them are called benefactors*.
But◦ you shall not be so; but he who is greater among you, let him become as the younger, and he who governs as he who ministers.
For◦ which is greater, he who sits◦, or he who ministers? Is it not he who sits◦? But◦ I◦ am in the midst of··you as He who ministers.
But◦ you are they who have remained with Me in My temptations.
And··I◦ set up for you a kingdom, as My Father has set up for Me,
that◦ you may eat◦ and drink at◦ My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And◦ the Lord said◦, Simon, Simon, behold◦, Satan has asked··for you*, to sift you* as wheat.
But◦ I◦ have entreated concerning thee, that· thy faith fail ·not◦; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brothers.
And◦ he said to Him, Lord, I am prepared to go with Thee both into prison and to death.
And◦ He told him, I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow today before thou hast three··times denied that thou knowest◦ Me.
And He said◦ to them, When I sent· you ·out without◦ purse, and pack, and shoes, lacked you anything? And◦ they said◦, Nothing.
Then said◦ He to them, But now, he who has a purse, let him take◦ it, and likewise the pack, and he who has not◦ a sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
For◦ I say to you that this that is written must yet come··to··an··end in Me: And He was reckoned with the transgressors*. For◦ the things concerning Me have an end.
And◦ they said◦, Lord, behold◦, here are two swords. And◦ He said◦ to them, It is enough.
And going out, He went according to His custom to the Mount of Olives, and◦ His disciples also followed Him.
And◦ when He was at the place, He said to them, Pray that you enter not into temptation.
And He pulled··back from them about◦ a stone’s cast, and kneeling down▵ He prayed,
saying, Father, if Thou intend that this cup should pass from me—nevertheless not◦ My will, but Thine, be··done◦.
And◦ there was seen by Him an angel from heaven strengthening Him.
And being in agony, He prayed more intently; and◦ His sweat was as drops of blood descending to the earth.
And standing··up from prayer, coming to His disciples He found them slumbering from sorrow,
and said to them, Why do you sleep? Stand up and pray that you enter not into temptation.
But◦ while He yet spoke, behold◦, a crowd; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, came··before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss◦ Him.
But◦ Jesus says to him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?
And◦ they who were around Him, seeing◦ what would be, said◦ to Him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
And one of them smote the servant of the chief··priest, and took··off his right ear.
But◦ Jesus answering said◦, Allow ye it, even··to this; and touching his ear▵, He healed him.
And◦ Jesus said◦ to the chief··priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders who had come▫ against◦ Him, Have you come··out as against◦ a robber, with swords and wooden rods?
When I was daily with you in the temple you stretched out no hands against Me; but this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.
And◦ taking Him, they led◦ Him away, and led◦ Him into the house of the chief··priest; and◦ Peter followed afar··off.
And◦ when they had lit a fire in the midst of the courtyard, and had sat··down··together, Peter sat in the midst of them.
But◦ a certain maid, seeing◦ him as he sat by the light, and gazing at him, said, This man was also with Him.
And◦ he denied Him, saying, Woman, I know◦ Him not.
And after a very··little◦ while another◦, seeing◦ him, declared◦, Thou art also of them; but◦ Peter said◦, Man, I am not.
And about◦ one◦ hour intervening, another strongly··affirmed, saying, In▫ truth this man also was with Him, for◦ he also is a Galilean.
And◦ Peter said◦, Man, I know◦ not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spoke, the cock crowed.
And the Lord turning looked··at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, when◦ He had said◦ to him, Before the cock crows, thou shalt deny Me three··times.
And Peter went out and wept bitterly.
And the men◦ who beset Jesus mocked Him, beating Him.
And covering Him, they struck Him on the face, and asked◦ Him, saying, Prophesy! Who◦ is it who smote Thee?
And many other◦ things, blaspheming, they said against▵ Him.
And when◦ day had··come▫, the elders of the people and▵ the chief··priests and scribes gathered, and led· Him ·up◦ into their··own◦ council,
saying, If Thou art the Christ, tell us. And◦ He said◦ to them, If I tell you, you will not▵ believe.
And◦ if I also ask◦ you, you will not answer Me, nor release Me.
From henceforth shall the Son of Man sit on the right··hand of the power of God.
And◦ they all declared◦, Art Thou then the Son of God? And◦ He said to them, You say that I am.
And◦ they said◦, What◦ further◦ need have we of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from His mouth.