The Plot Against Jesus(A)

26 When Jesus had finished saying all these things,(B) he said to his disciples, “As you know, the Passover(C) is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”

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30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.(A)

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial(B)

31 Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me,(C) for it is written:

“‘I will strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’[a](D)

32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”(E)

33 Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”

34 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”(F)

35 But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you,(G) I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:31 Zech. 13:7

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