Matthew 26

1 And it happened, when Jesus had completed all these words, he said to his disciples, 2 You* know that after two days the Passover happens and the Son of Man is given up, *that* he might be crucified.

3 Then the high, priests and the scribes and the elders of the people were gathered together to the courtyard of the high, priest, who was called* Caiaphas; 4 and they counseled together in order that they might take, hold of Jesus with treachery, and might kill him. 5 But they were saying, Not at the feast, in order that an uproar among the people might not happen.



{Mk 14: 3-9 & Mt 26: 6-13. }

6 Now when* Jesus happened to be in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to him, having an alabaster flask of precious perfume, and she poured it upon his head when he was reclining at the table. 8 But when* his disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9 For* this perfume was able to be sold* for much and given to the poor.

10 But Jesus knowing it, said to them, Why are you* harassing the woman? For* she has worked a good work *for me. 11 For* you* always have the poor with you*, but you* do not always have me. 12 For* in that she put this perfume upon my body, she did it *that* she might bury me. 13 Assuredly I am saying to you*, Wherever this good, news is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of *for a memorial of her.



{Mk 14: 10-11 & Mt 26: 14-16 & Lk 22: 3-6 & Jn 12: 2-8. }

14 Then one of the twelve, who was called* Judas Iscariot, traveled to the high-priests 15 and said, What are you* willing to give me and I will be giving him to you*? Now they weighed out thirty pieces of silver for him. 16 And he was seeking an opportunity from then onward in order that he might give him to them.



{Mk 14: 12-17 & Mt 26: 17-20 & Lk 22: 7-18, 22: 24-30 Bethany to Jerusalem Thurs. Evening. }

17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, Where do you wish that we prepare for you to eat the Passover?

18 Now he said, Go into the city to a certain, person, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near. I will make* the Passover with you at your, your* house with my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and they prepared the Passover.



{Mk 14: 18-21, 14: 27-31 & Mt 26: 21-25, 26: 31-35 & Lk 22: 21-23, 22: 31-38 & Jn 13: 21-38. }

20 Now when* it became evening, he was reclining at the table with the twelve.

21 And while eating with them, he said, Assuredly I am saying to you*, that one out of you will be giving me up.

22 And they were extremely sorrowful, and each of them began to say to him, It is not me Lord, is it?

23 But he answered and said, He who dipped his hand with me in the dish, this one will be giving me up to the Jews. 24 The Son of Man indeed is going, just, as it has been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is given up! It was {i.e. would be} good for him if that man had not been born. {Ps 22: 1-31? }

25 Now Judas, (who is giving him up to the Jews ), answered and said, It is not me, is it Rabbi? He says to him, You have said so.



{Mk 14: 22-25 & Mt 26: 26-29 & Lk 22: 19-20, 1Cor: 11: 23-26. }

26 Now while eating, Jesus, having taken the bread, and having given, thanks, broke it, and was giving it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And having taken the cup and given, thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you * ; 28 for* this is my blood of the new covenant*, which is poured out on behalf of many into the forgiveness of sins. 29 But I am saying to you*, I may never* drink from this fruit of the vine from now on, until that day whenever I drink it new with you in my Father' s kingdom.



{Mk 14: 26, 14: 32-42 & Mt 26: 30, 26: 36-46 & Lk 22: 39-46 & Jn 18: 1 Garden between Stream of Kidron and Mountain of Olives, Late Thurs. night. }

30 And having sung a hymn, they went out to the Mountain of Olives.



{See Mt 26: 31-35 above. }

31 Then Jesus says to them, All of you* will be offended at me this night; for* it has been written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered. {Zech. 13: 7} 32 But after I arise, I will be preceding you* into Galilee.

33 But Peter answered and said to him, If all will be offended at you; but I will never* be offended.

34 Jesus said to him, Assuredly I am saying to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will be denying me three, times.

35 Peter says to him, Even if it is essential for me to die together with you, I may never* deny you. And all the disciples said likewise.



{See Mt 26: 30 above. }

36 Then Jesus comes to a parcel of ground with them, called* Gethsemane, and says to his disciples, Sit over there, until I go over there* and might pray. 37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and began to be sorrowful and disheartened. 38 Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful until death. Remain here and watch with me.

39 And when* he went a little more, he fell upon his face and prayed, saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; however, not as I will, but as you will.

40 And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping and says to Peter, What, were you* not strong, enough to watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, in order that you* may not enter into temptation. The spirit is indeed eager, but the flesh is weak.

42 Having gone away again a second, time, he prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup is not able to pass from me, if I do not drink it -- let your, your* will happen.

43 And he came again and finds them sleeping, for* their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them again and went away and prayed a third, time, saying again the same words.

45 Then he comes to his disciples and says to them, Furthermore, are you* sleeping and resting yourselves? Behold, the hour has drawn near, and the Son of Man is given up into the hands of sinners. 46 Arise, we should be going. Behold, he who is giving me up to the Jews has drawn near.



{Mk 14: 43-52 & Mt 26: 47-56 & Lk 22: 47-53 & Jn 18: 2-11 Gethsemane, Friday a few hours before dawn. }

47 And while still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came and with him a large crowd with swords and clubs, from the high, priest and elders of the people. 48 Now he who is giving him up, gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I kiss; he is the one; take, hold of him. 49 And immediately he came to Jesus and said, Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him.

50 But Jesus said to him, Comrade, to what purpose are you here? Then they came and put hands upon Jesus and took, hold of him. 51 And behold, one of those who was with Jesus stretched out his hand and pulled his sword, and struck the bondservant of the high, priest, and took off his ear.

52 Then Jesus says to him, Return your, your* sword into its place; for* all those who take up the sword will be perishing with* the sword. 53 Or do you think that I am not able now to plead with my Father and he will not stand beside me with more than twelve legions of messengers? 54 Therefore how might the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it is essential to happen as thus?

55 Jesus said to the crowds in that hour, Why have you* come out with swords and clubs, like against a robber, to take me? I was sitting daily with you* in the temple, teaching, and you* did not take, hold of me. 56 But this whole thing has happened, in order that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.



{Mk 14: 53 & Mt 26: 57 & Lk 22: 54a & Jn 18: 24 Palace of Caiaphas, before dawn. }

57 Now those who had taken, hold of Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high, priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.



{Mk 14: 54 & Mt 26: 58 & Lk 22: 54b-62 & Jn 18: 15-18 Courtyard of High Priest' s residence, Friday around dawn. }

58 But Peter was following him from afar to the courtyard of the high, priest, and entered inside, and was sitting with the attendants, to see the end.



{Mk 14: 55-65 & Mt 26: 59-68 & Lk 22: 63-65. }

59 Now the high, priests and the elders and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus, how they might slay him; 60 and they did not find any, even though many false witnesses came. Still, they did not find any. 61 But later, two false witnesses came and were saying, This one said, I am able to tear, down the temple of God and to build it again in three days.

62 And the high, priest, having stood up, said to him, Are you answering nothing? What are these witnesses testifying against you? 63 But Jesus was silent. And the high, priest answered and said to him, I implore you by the living God, in order that you should tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God?

64 Jesus said to him, You have said so. However I am saying to you*, From now on, you* will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming upon the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high, priest ripped his garments, saying, He has blasphemed. Why do we still have need of witnesses? Behold, now you* have heard his blasphemy. 66 What are you* thinking?

They answered and said, He is liable for death. 67 Then they spat at his face and battered him, and some slapped him, 68 saying, Prophesy to us, you Christ. Who is he who struck you?



{Mk 14: 66-72 & Mt 26: 69-75 & Lk 22: 55-62 & Jn 18: 25-27. }

69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a maidservant came to him, saying, You were also with Jesus the Galilean.

70 But he denied it before them all, saying, I do not know what you are saying.

71 Now having gone out into the gate area, another one saw him, and says to those who were there, This one was also with Jesus the Nazarene.

72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

73 Now after a little while, those who are standing by, came near and said to Peter, You truly also are one out of them; for* even your, your* speech makes* it evident.

74 Then he began to curse and to swear, I do not know the man. Now immediately, the rooster crowed. 75 And Peter was reminded of the declaration which Jesus had said to him, Before the rooster crows, you will be denying me three, times. And having gone outside, he wept bitterly.



{Mk 15: 1 & Mt 27: 1-2 Lk 22: 66-23: 1 Jn 18: 28a Jerusalem early Friday morning. }



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