1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings,
he said unto his disciples, 2. Ye know that after two days is the
feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3. Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and
the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was
called Caiaphas, 4. And consulted that they might take Jesus by
subtilty, and kill him.
5. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar
among the people.
6. Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7. 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.
8. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To
what purpose is this waste? 9. For this ointment might have been
sold for much, and given to the poor.
10. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the
woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it
for my burial.
13. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached
in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done,
be told for a memorial of her.
14. Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the
chief priests, 15. And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I
will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty
pieces of silver.
16. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17. Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples
came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for
thee to eat the passover? 18. And he said, Go into the city to such
a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will
keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
19. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made
ready the passover.
20. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21. And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of
you shall betray me.
22. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them
to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23. And he answered and said, He
that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
24. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that
man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man
if he had not been born.
25. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it
I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
26. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and
brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is
27. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,
saying, Drink ye all of it; 28. For this is my blood of the new
testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
29. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of
the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's
30. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of
31. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of
me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the
sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
32. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be
offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night,
before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I
not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and
saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even
unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed,
saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me:
nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and
saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41.