Matthew Chapter 26
1 And it came to passwhen Jesus had finished all thesesayingshe said unto his disciples
2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passoverandthe Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief priestsand the scribes and the elders of the peopleunto the palace of the highpriestwho was called Caiaphas
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtiltyand killhim.
5 But they saidNot on the feast daylest there be an uproaramong the people.
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethanyin the house of Simon theleper
7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of veryprecious ointmentand poured it on his headas he sat atmeat.
8 But when his disciples saw itthey had indignationsayingTo what purpose is this waste
9 For this ointment might have been sold for muchand given tothe poor.
10 When Jesus understood ithe said unto themWhy trouble yethe womanfor she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with youbut me ye have notalways.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my bodyshe didit for my burial.
13 Verily I say unto youWheresoever this gospel shall bepreached in the whole worldthere shall also thisthat thiswoman hath donebe told for a memorial of her.
14 Then one of the twelvecalled Judas Iscariotwent unto thechief priests
15 And said unto themWhat will ye give meand I will deliverhim unto youAnd they covenanted with him for thirty piecesof silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread thedisciples came to Jesussaying unto himWhere wilt thou thatwe prepare for thee to eat the passover
18 And he saidGo into the city to such a manand say unto himThe Master saithMy time is at handI will keep the passoverat thy house with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed themand theymade ready the passover.
20 Now when the even was comehe sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eathe saidVerily I say unto youthat oneof you shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowfuland began every one of themto say unto himLordis it I
23 And he answered and saidHe that dippeth his hand with me inthe dishthe same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of himbut woe untothat man by whom the Son of man is betrayedit had been goodfor that man if he had not been born.
25 Then Judaswhich betrayed himanswered and saidMasterisit IHe said unto himThou hast said.
26 And as they were eatingJesus took breadand blessed itandbrake itand gave it to the disciplesand saidTakeeat this is my body.
27 And he took the cupand gave thanksand gave it to themsayingDrink ye all of it
28 For this is my blood of the new testamentwhich is shed formany for the remission of sins.
29 But I say unto youI will not drink henceforth of this fruitof the vineuntil that day when I drink it new with you in myFather s kingdom.
30 And when they had sung an hymnthey went out into the mountof Olives.
31 Then saith Jesus unto themAll ye shall be offended becauseof me this nightfor it is writtenI will smite theshepherdand the sheep of the flock shall be scatteredabroad.
32 But after I am risen againI will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said unto himThough all men shall beoffended because of theeyet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto himVerily I say unto theeThat this nightbefore the cock crowthou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto himThough I should die with theeyet will Inot deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane and saith unto the disciplesSit ye herewhile I go and prayyonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedeeandbegan to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto themMy soul is exceeding sorrowfulevenunto deathtarry ye hereand watch with me.
39 And he went a little fartherand fell on his faceandprayedsayingO my Fatherif it be possiblelet this cuppass from menevertheless not as I willbut as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciplesand findeth them asleepandsaith unto PeterWhatcould ye not watch with me one hour
41 Watch and praythat ye enter not into temptationthe spiritindeed is willingbut the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second timeand prayedsayingO myFatherif this cup may not pass away from meexcept I drinkitthy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep againfor their eyes wereheavy.
44 And he left themand went away againand prayed the thirdtimesaying the same words.
45 Then cometh he to his disciplesand saith unto themSleep onnowand take your restbeholdthe hour is at handand theSon of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Riselet us be goingbeholdhe is at hand that doth betrayme.
47 And while he yet spakeloJudasone of the twelvecame and with him a great multitude with swords and stavesfromthe chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a signsayingWhomsoeverI shall kissthat same is hehold him fast.
49 And forthwith he came to Jesusand saidHailmasterandkissed him.
50 And Jesus said unto himFriendwherefore art thou comeThencame theyand laid hands on Jesus and took him.
51 Andbeholdone of them which were with Jesus stretched outhis handand drew his swordand struck a servant of the highpriest sand smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto himPut up again thy sword into hisplacefor all they that take the sword shall perish with thesword.
53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Fatherand heshall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilledthat thus itmust be
55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudesAre ye comeout as against a thief with swords and staves for to take meI sat daily with you teaching in the templeand ye laid nohold on me.
56 But all this was donethat the scriptures of the prophetsmight be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook himandfled.
57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphasthe high priestwhere the scribes and the elders wereassembled.
58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest s palaceand went inand sat with the servantsto see the end.
59 Now the chief priestsand eldersand all the councilsoughtfalse witness against Jesusto put him to death
60 But found noneyeathough many false witnesses cameyetfound they none. At the last came two false witnesses
61 And saidThis fellow saidI am able to destroy the temple ofGodand to build it in three days.
62 And the high priest aroseand said unto himAnswerest thounothingwhat is it which these witness against thee
63 But Jesus held his peaceAnd the high priest answered andsaid unto himI adjure thee by the living Godthat thou tellus whether thou be the Christthe Son of God.
64 Jesus saith unto himThou hast saidnevertheless I say untoyouHereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on theright hand of powerand coming in the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the high priest rent his clothessayingHe hath spokenblasphemywhat further need have we of witnessesbeholdnowye have heard his blasphemy.
66 What think yeThey answered and saidHe is guilty of death.
67 Then did they spit in his faceand buffeted himand otherssmote him with the palms of their hands
68 SayingProphesy unto usthou ChristWho is he that smotethee
69 Now Peter sat without in the palaceand a damsel came untohimsayingThou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them allsayingI know not what thousayest.
71 And when he was gone out into the porchanother maid saw him and said unto them that were thereThis fellow was also withJesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oathI do not know the man.
73 And after a while came unto him they that stood byand saidto PeterSurely thou also art one of themfor thy speechbewrayeth thee.
74 Then began he to curse and to swearsayingI know not theman. And immediately the cock crew.
75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesuswhich said unto him Before the cock crowthou shalt deny me thrice. And he wentoutand wept bitterly.