1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover.
2And the chief priests and the experts in the law were looking for a way to put him to death, for they were afraid of the people.
3And the Adversarya entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, who was one of the number of the Twelve.
4And he went away, and discussed with the chief priests and temple commanders how he could betray him to them.
5And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.
6And he consented, and began seeking an opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd present.
7And the day of Unleavened Bread came, on which the Passover had to be sacrificed.
8And he sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us to eat.”
9And they said to him, “Where do you want us to prepare it?”
10And he said to them, “Listen! When you have entered the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters.
11And you will say to the head of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?”’
12And he will show you a large, furnished, upper room. Prepare the meal there.”
13And they left, and found everything just as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
14And when the hour had come, he reclined to eat, and the apostles with him.
15And he said to them, “With great desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,
16because I say to you, I will absolutely not eat it again until it has been fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.”
17And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves,
18for I say to you, I will absolutely not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes.”
19And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
20And in the same way he took the cup after they ate, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
21“But Look! The hand of the one betraying me is with me on the table.
22For indeed, the Son of Man will go to die as it has been determined, but how terrible it will be for that man by whom he is betrayed!”
23And they began to dispute among themselves as to which of them it could be who was about to do this thing.
24And there also arose a contention among them as to which of them was regarded to be greatest.
25And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles use their position over them, and those who have authority over them are called ‘Philanthropists.’
26But you—not so! On the contrary, he who is the greatest among you, let him become as the youngest, and he who is the leader, as he who serves.
27For who is greater, the one who is reclining to eat, or the one who serves? Isn’t it the one who is reclining to eat? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves.
28“But you are those who have continued with me in my temptations,
29and I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred it on me,
30so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31“Simon, Simon, Look! The Adversary demanded permission to have you all, so that he could sift you like wheat,
32but I implored God for you, Simon, that your trust would not fail. And you, when once you have turned back in repentance, strengthen your brothers.”
33And he said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.”
34And he said, “I tell you, Peter, a rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know me.”
35And he said to them, “When I sent you all out without purse, and wallet, and sandals, did you lack anything?” And they said, “Nothing.”
36And he said to them, “But now, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his provision-bag; and let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
37For I say to you, it is necessary that this which is written is fulfilled in me, and he was counted with the lawless,b for that which refers to me is being fulfilled.”
38And they said, “Lord, see, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “Enough of that!”
39And he came out and went, as his custom was, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples also followed him.
40And when he was at the place, he said to them, “Pray that you do not enter into temptation.”
41And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and he knelt down and prayed,
42saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
43[[And an angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him.
44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling down on the ground.]]
47While he was still speaking, look, a crowd was coming. And the one called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. And he drew near to Jesus to kiss him,
48but Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
49And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?”
50And a certain one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51But Jesus answered and said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear, and healed him.
52And Jesus said to the chief priests, and commanders of the temple, and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and staves?
53When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.”
54And they seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest’s house. But Peter was following at a distance.
55And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them.
56And a certain servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the light of the fire, and looking steadfastly at him, said, “This man also was with him.”
57But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”
58And after a little while someone else saw him, and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.”
59And after the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, “Truly, this man was also with him, for he is a Galilean.”
60But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
61And the Lord turned, and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, “Before the rooster crows this day, you will deny me three times.”
62And he went out, and cried bitterly.
63And the men who held Jesus mocked him, and beat him.
64And they blindfolded him and asked him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is he who struck you?”
65And they spoke many other things against him, insulting him.
66And as soon as it was day, the elders of the Peoplec gathered together, both the chief priests and the experts in the law, and they led him away into their Sanhedrin chamber, saying,
67“If you are the Christ,d tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will absolutely not believe,
68and if I ask you, you will absolutely not answer.
69But from now on the Son of Man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God.”
70And they all said, “Then are you the Son of God?” And he said to them, “You say correctly that I am.”
71And they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.”