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Matthew 26
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The Plot to Kill Jesus

26When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,G2532G1096G3753G2424G5055G3956G5128G3056G2036G846G3101 2"As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."G1492G3754G3326G1417G2250G1096G3957G2532G5207G444G3860G1519G4717 3At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest,G5119G4863G749G2532G1122G2532G4245G2992G1519G833G749G3588G3004G2533 4plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him.G2532G4823G2443G2902G2424G1388G2532G615 5"But not during the Passover celebration," they agreed, "or the people may riot."G1161G3004G3361G1722G1859G3363G1096G2351G1722G2992

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy.G1161G2424G1096G1722G963G1722G3614G4613G3015 7While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head.G4334G846G1135G2192G211G927G3464G2532G2708G1909G846G2776G345 8The disciples were indignant when they saw this. "What a waste!" they said.G1161G846G3101G1492G23G3004G1519G5101G3778G684 9"It could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor."G1063G5124G3464G1410G4097G4183G2532G1325G4434 10But Jesus, aware of this, replied, "Why criticize this woman for doing such a good thing to me?G1161G2424G1097G2036G846G5101G2873G3930G1135G1063G2038G2570G2041G1519G1691 11You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.G1063G2192G4434G3842G3326G1438G1161G1691G2192G3756G3842 12She has poured this perfume on me to prepare my body for burial.G1063G3778G846G906G5124G3464G1909G3450G4983G4160G4314G3165G1779 13I tell you the truth, wherever the Good News is preached throughout the world, this woman's deed will be remembered and discussed."G281G3004G5213G3699G1437G5124G2098G2784G1722G3650G2889G2532G3739G3778G846G4160G2980G1519G3422G846

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priestsG5119G1520G1427G3004G2455G2469G4198G4314G749 15and asked, "How much will you pay me to betray Jesus to you?" And they gave him thirty pieces of silver.G2036G5101G2309G1325G3427G2504G3860G846G5213G1161G2476G846G5144G694 16From that time on, Judas began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus.G2532G575G5119G2212G2120G2443G3860G846

The Last Supper

17On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to prepare the Passover meal for you?"G1161G4413G106G3101G4334G2424G3004G846G4226G2309G2090G4671G5315G3957 18"As you go into the city," he told them, "you will see a certain man. Tell him, `The Teacher says: My time has come, and I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.'"G1161G2036G5217G1519G4172G4314G1170G2532G2036G846G1320G3004G3450G2540G2076G1451G4160G3957G4314G4571G3326G3450G3101 19So the disciples did as Jesus told them and prepared the Passover meal there.G2532G3101G4160G5613G2424G4929G846G2532G2090G3957 20When it was evening, Jesus sat down at the table with the twelve disciples.G1161G3798G1096G345G3326G1427 21While they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."G2532G846G2068G2036G281G3004G5213G3754G1520G1537G5216G3860G3165 22Greatly distressed, each one asked in turn, "Am I the one, Lord?"G2532G4970G3076G756G1538G846G3004G846G2962G1510G3385G1473 23He replied, "One of you who has just eaten from this bowl with me will betray me.G1161G611G2036G1686G5495G3326G1700G1722G5165G3778G3860G3165 24For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!"G3303G5207G444G5217G2531G1125G4012G846G1161G3759G1565G444G1223G3739G5207G444G3860G2258G2570G1565G846G1487G444G1080G3756G1080 25Judas, the one who would betray him, also asked, "Rabbi, am I the one?" And Jesus told him, "You have said it."G1161G2455G3588G3860G846G611G2036G4461G1510G3385G1473G3004G846G4771G2036 26As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and eat it, for this is my body."G1161G846G2068G2424G2983G740G2532G2127G2806G2532G1325G3101G2532G2036G2983G5315G5124G2076G3450G4983 27And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, "Each of you drink from it,G2532G2983G4221G2532G2168G1325G846G3004G4095G3956G1537G846 28for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.G1063G5124G2076G3450G129G2537G1242G3588G1632G4012G4183G1519G859G266 29Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father's Kingdom."G1161G3004G5213G4095G3754G3364G4095G575G737G1537G5127G1081G288G2193G1565G2250G3752G4095G846G2537G3326G5216G1722G3450G3962G932 30Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.G2532G5214G1831G1519G3735G1636

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31On the way, Jesus told them, "Tonight all of you will desert me. For the Scriptures say, `God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'G5119G3004G2424G846G3956G5210G4624G1722G1722G1698G5026G3571G1063G1125G3960G4166G2532G4263G4167G1287 32But after I have been raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there."G1161G3326G3165G1453G4254G5209G1519G1056 33Peter declared, "Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you."G4074G611G1161G2036G846G1499G3956G4624G1722G4671G1473G3763G4624 34Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, Peter—this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me."G2424G5346G846G281G3004G4671G3754G1722G5026G3571G4250G220G5455G533G3165G5151 35"No!" Peter insisted. "Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the other disciples vowed the same.G4074G3004G846G2579G3165G1163G599G4862G4671G3364G533G3364G533G4571G3668G2532G2036G3956G3101

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, "Sit here while I go over there to pray."G5119G2064G2424G3326G846G1519G5564G3004G1068G2532G3004G3101G2523G847G2193G3739G565G4336G1563 37He took Peter and Zebedee's two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed.G2532G3880G4074G2532G1417G5207G2199G756G3076G2532G85 38He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."G5119G3004G846G3450G5590G2076G4036G2193G2288G3306G5602G2532G1127G3326G1700 39He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine."G2532G4281G3397G4281G4098G1909G846G4383G2532G4336G3004G3450G3962G1487G2076G1415G3928G5124G4221G3928G575G1700G4133G3756G5613G1473G2309G235G5613G4771 40Then he returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Couldn't you watch with me even one hour?G2532G2064G4314G3101G2532G2147G846G2518G2532G3004G4074G3779G2480G3756G1127G3326G1700G3391G5610 41Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!"G1127G2532G4336G3363G1525G3363G1519G3986G4151G3303G4289G1161G4561G772 42Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, "My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done."G565G3825G1537G1208G4336G3004G3450G3962G1487G5124G4221G1410G3756G3928G575G1700G3362G4095G846G4675G2307G1096 43When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn't keep their eyes open.G2532G2064G2147G846G2518G3825G1063G846G3788G2258G916 44So he went to pray a third time, saying the same things again.G2532G863G846G565G3825G4336G1537G5154G2036G846G3056 45Then he came to the disciples and said, "Go ahead and sleep. Have your rest. But look—the time has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.G5119G2064G4314G846G3101G2532G3004G846G2518G3063G2532G373G2400G5610G1448G2532G5207G444G3860G1519G5495G268 46Up, let's be going. Look, my betrayer is here!"G1453G71G2400G1448G3860G3165

Jesus Is Betrayed and Arrested

47And even as Jesus said this, Judas, one of the twelve disciples, arrived with a crowd of men armed with swords and clubs. They had been sent by the leading priests and elders of the people.G2532G2089G846G2089G2980G2400G2455G1520G1427G2064G2532G3326G846G4183G3793G3326G3162G2532G3586G575G749G2532G4245G2992 48The traitor, Judas, had given them a prearranged signal: "You will know which one to arrest when I greet him with a kiss."G1161G3860G846G1325G846G4592G3004G3739G302G5368G846G2076G846G2902G846G2902 49So Judas came straight to Jesus. "Greetings, Rabbi!" he exclaimed and gave him the kiss.G2532G2112G4334G2424G2036G5463G4461G2532G2705G846 50Jesus said, "My friend, go ahead and do what you have come for." Then the others grabbed Jesus and arrested him.G1161G2424G2036G846G2083G1909G3739G3918G5119G4334G1911G5495G1909G2424G2532G2902G846 51But one of the men with Jesus pulled out his sword and struck the high priest's slave, slashing off his ear.G2532G2400G1520G3326G2424G1614G5495G645G846G3162G2532G3960G1401G749G851G846G5621 52"Put away your sword," Jesus told him. "Those who use the sword will die by the sword.G5119G3004G2424G846G654G4675G3162G1519G846G5117G1063G3956G2983G3162G622G1722G3162 53Don't you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?G2228G1380G3754G3756G1410G737G3870G3450G3962G2532G3936G3427G4119G2228G1427G3003G32 54But if I did, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that describe what must happen now?"G4459G3767G1124G4137G3754G3779G1163G1096 55Then Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I some dangerous revolutionary, that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me? Why didn't you arrest me in the Temple? I was there teaching every day.G1722G1565G5610G2036G2424G3793G1831G5613G1909G3027G3326G3162G2532G3586G4815G3165G2516G2250G2596G4314G5209G1321G1722G2411G2532G2902G3756G2902G3165 56But this is all happening to fulfill the words of the prophets as recorded in the Scriptures." At that point, all the disciples deserted him and fled.G1161G3650G5124G1096G2443G1124G4396G4137G5119G3956G3101G863G846G5343

Jesus before the Council

57Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law and the elders had gathered.G1161G2902G2424G520G4314G2533G749G3699G1122G2532G4245G4863 58Meanwhile, Peter followed him at a distance and came to the high priest's courtyard. He went in and sat with the guards and waited to see how it would all end.G1161G4074G190G846G575G3113G2193G749G833G2532G1525G2080G2521G3326G5257G1492G5056 59Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would lie about Jesus, so they could put him to death.G1161G749G2532G4245G2532G3650G4892G2212G5577G2596G2424G3704G2289G846G2289 60But even though they found many who agreed to give false witness, they could not use anyone's testimony. Finally, two men came forwardG2532G2147G3756G2532G4183G5575G4334G2147G3756G1161G5305G4334G1417G5575 61who declared, "This man said, `I am able to destroy the Temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"G2036G3778G5346G1410G2647G3485G2316G2532G3618G846G1223G5140G2250 62Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Well, aren't you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?"G2532G749G450G2036G846G611G3762G5101G3778G2649G4675 63But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, "I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."G1161G2424G4623G2532G749G611G2036G846G1844G4571G2596G2198G2316G2443G2036G2254G1487G4771G1488G5547G5207G2316 64Jesus replied, "You have said it. And in the future you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God's right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven."G2424G3004G846G4771G2036G4133G3004G5213G737G575G3700G5207G444G2521G1537G1188G1411G2532G2064G1909G3507G3772 65Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, "Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy.G5119G749G1284G846G2440G3004G3754G987G5101G2089G5532G2192G3144G2396G3568G191G846G988 66What is your verdict?" "Guilty!" they shouted. "He deserves to die!"G5101G1380G5213G611G1161G2036G2076G1777G2288 67Then they began to spit in Jesus' face and beat him with their fists. And some slapped him,G5119G1716G1519G846G4383G2532G2852G846G1161G4474 68jeering, "Prophesy to us, you Messiah! Who hit you that time?"G3004G4395G2254G5547G5101G2076G3817G4571

Peter Denies Jesus

69Meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant girl came over and said to him, "You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean."G1161G4074G2521G1854G1722G833G2532G3391G3814G4334G846G3004G4771G2532G2258G3326G2424G1057 70But Peter denied it in front of everyone. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.G1161G720G1715G3956G3004G1492G3756G5101G3004 71Later, out by the gate, another servant girl noticed him and said to those standing around, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."G1161G846G1831G1519G4440G243G1492G846G2532G3004G1563G3778G2258G2532G3326G2424G3480 72Again Peter denied it, this time with an oath. "I don't even know the man," he said.G2532G3825G720G3326G3727G3754G1492G3756G1492G444 73A little later some of the other bystanders came over to Peter and said, "You must be one of them; we can tell by your Galilean accent."G1161G3326G3397G4334G2476G2036G4074G230G4771G2532G1488G1537G846G1063G2532G4675G2981G1212G4571G4160 74Peter swore, "A curse on me if I'm lying—I don't know the man!" And immediately the rooster crowed.G5119G756G2653G2532G3660G3754G1492G3756G444G2532G2112G220G5455 75Suddenly, Jesus' words flashed through Peter's mind: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me." And he went away, weeping bitterly.G2532G4074G3415G4487G2424G3588G2046G846G3754G4250G220G5455G533G3165G5151G2532G1854G1831G2799G4090


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