37 And He *came and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not [a]keep watch for one hour? 38 [b](A)Keep watching and praying, so that you will not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And again He went away and prayed, saying the same [c]words. 40 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to say in reply to Him. 41 And He *came the third time, and *said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? That is enough. (B)The hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being [d]betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up, let’s go; behold, the one who is betraying Me is near!”

Betrayal and Arrest

43 (C)And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, *came up, [e]accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs who were from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44 Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; arrest Him and lead Him away [f]under guard.” 45 And after coming, Judas immediately went to Him and *said, “(D)Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 46 And they laid hands on Him and arrested Him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and [g]cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a man inciting a revolt? 49 Every day I was with you (E)within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest Me; but this has taken place so that the Scriptures will be fulfilled.” 50 And [h]His disciples all left Him and fled.

51 A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they *seized him. 52 But he [i]pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.

Jesus before His Accusers

53 (F)They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes *gathered together. 54 And Peter had followed Him at a distance, (G)right into (H)the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the [j]officers and (I)warming himself at the [k]fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the entire [l](J)Council were trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any. 56 For many people were giving false testimony against Him, and so their testimonies were not consistent. 57 And then some stood up and began giving false testimony against Him, saying, 58 “We heard Him say, ‘(K)I will destroy this [m]temple that was made by hands, and in three days I will build another, made without hands.’” 59 And not even in this respect was their testimony consistent. 60 And then the high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You not offer any answer for what these men are testifying against You?” 61 (L)But He kept silent and did not offer any answer. (M)Again the high priest was questioning Him, and *said to Him, “Are You the [n]Christ, the Son of [o]the Blessed One?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see (N)the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and (O)coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 (P)Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? 64 You have heard the (Q)blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him as deserving of death. 65 And some began to (R)spit on Him, and [p](S)to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists and say to Him, “(T)Prophesy!” Then the officers took custody of Him [q]and slapped Him in the face.

Peter’s Denials

66 (U)And while Peter was below in (V)the courtyard, one of the slave women of the high priest *came, 67 and seeing Peter (W)warming himself, she looked at him and *said, “You were with Jesus the (X)Nazarene as well.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he (Y)went out onto the [r]porch.[s] 69 The slave woman saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them!” 70 But again (Z)he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “You really are one of them, (AA)for you are a Galilean as well.” 71 But he began to [t]curse himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak!” 72 And immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before (AB)a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And [u]he hurried on and began to weep.

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  1. Mark 14:37 Or stay awake
  2. Mark 14:38 Or Stay awake and keep praying
  3. Mark 14:39 Lit word
  4. Mark 14:41 Or delivered
  5. Mark 14:43 Lit and with him
  6. Mark 14:44 Lit safely
  7. Mark 14:47 Lit took off
  8. Mark 14:50 Lit they
  9. Mark 14:52 Lit left behind
  10. Mark 14:54 Or servants
  11. Mark 14:54 Lit light
  12. Mark 14:55 Or Sanhedrin
  13. Mark 14:58 Or sanctuary
  14. Mark 14:61 I.e., Messiah
  15. Mark 14:61 A common way for the Jewish leaders to refer to God
  16. Mark 14:65 Or cover over His face
  17. Mark 14:65 Or with blows inflicted by rods
  18. Mark 14:68 Or forecourt, gateway
  19. Mark 14:68 Later mss add and a rooster crowed
  20. Mark 14:71 Lit put himself under a curse
  21. Mark 14:72 Or after thinking of this, he began