27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28 for (A)this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for (B)many for forgiveness of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

30 (C)After singing a hymn, they went out to (D)the Mount of Olives.

31 Then Jesus *said to them, “You will all [a](E)fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘(F)I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be (G)scattered.’ 32 But after I have been raised, (H)I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 33 But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may [b]fall away because of You, I will never fall away.” 34 Jesus said to him, (I)Truly I say to you that (J)this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” 35 Peter *said to Him, “(K)Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.” All the disciples said the same thing too.

The Garden of Gethsemane

36 (L)Then Jesus *came with them to a place called (M)Gethsemane, and *said to His disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 And He took with Him (N)Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. 38 Then He *said to them, (O)My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and (P)keep watch with Me.”

39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let (Q)this cup pass from Me; (R)yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40 And He *came to the disciples and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “So, you men could not (S)keep watch with Me for one hour? 41 (T)Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; (U)the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42 He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this (V)cannot pass away unless I drink it, (W)Your will be done.” 43 Again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. 45 Then He *came to the disciples and *said to them, [c]Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, (X)the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”

Jesus’ Betrayal and Arrest

47 (Y)While He was still speaking, behold, (Z)Judas, one of the twelve, came up [d]accompanied by a large crowd with swords and clubs, who came from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48 Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him.” 49 Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said, “Hail, (AA)Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 50 And Jesus said to him, (AB)Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.

51 And behold, (AC)one of those who were with Jesus [e]reached and drew out his (AD)sword, and struck the (AE)slave of the high priest and [f]cut off his ear. 52 Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for (AF)all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve [g](AG)legions of (AH)angels? 54 How then will (AI)the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say that it must happen this way?”

55 At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber? (AJ)Every day I used to sit in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me. 56 But all this has taken place to fulfill (AK)the Scriptures of the prophets.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

Jesus before Caiaphas

57 (AL)Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to (AM)Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58 But (AN)Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the (AO)courtyard of the high priest, and entered in, and sat down with the [h](AP)officers to see the outcome.

59 Now the chief priests and the whole [i](AQ)Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death. 60 They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on (AR)two came forward, 61 and said, “This man stated, ‘(AS)I am able to destroy the [j]temple of God and to rebuild it [k]in three days.’” 62 The high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” 63 But (AT)Jesus kept silent. (AU)And the high priest said to Him, “I [l](AV)adjure You by (AW)the living God, that You tell us whether You are [m]the Christ, (AX)the Son of God.” 64 Jesus *said to him, (AY)You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, [n]hereafter you will see (AZ)the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and (BA)coming on the clouds of heaven.”

65 Then the high priest (BB)tore his [o]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; 66 what do you think?” They answered, “(BC)He deserves death!”

67 (BD)Then they (BE)spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others [p]slapped Him, 68 and said, “(BF)Prophesy to us, You [q]Christ; who is the one who hit You?”

Peter’s Denials

69 (BG)Now Peter was sitting outside in the (BH)courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, “You too were with Jesus the Galilean.” 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.” 71 When he had gone out to the gateway, another servant-girl saw him and *said to those who were there, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 And again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.” 73 A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Surely you too are one of them; (BI)for even the way you talk [r]gives you away.” 74 Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, (BJ)Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:31 Or stumble
  2. Matthew 26:33 Or stumble
  3. Matthew 26:45 Or Keep on sleeping therefore
  4. Matthew 26:47 Lit and with him
  5. Matthew 26:51 Lit extended the hand
  6. Matthew 26:51 Lit took off
  7. Matthew 26:53 A legion equaled 6,000 troops
  8. Matthew 26:58 Or servants
  9. Matthew 26:59 Or Sanhedrin
  10. Matthew 26:61 Or sanctuary
  11. Matthew 26:61 Or after
  12. Matthew 26:63 Or charge You under oath
  13. Matthew 26:63 I.e. the Messiah
  14. Matthew 26:64 Or from now on
  15. Matthew 26:65 Or outer garments
  16. Matthew 26:67 Or beat Him with rods
  17. Matthew 26:68 I.e. the Messiah
  18. Matthew 26:73 Lit makes you evident

23 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, “This is My (A)blood of the (B)covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

26 (C)After singing a hymn, they went out to (D)the Mount of Olives.

27 (E)And Jesus *said to them, “You will all [a]fall away, because it is written, ‘(F)I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.’ 28 But after I have been raised, (G)I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 29 But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may [b]fall away, yet I will not.” 30 And Jesus *said to him, “Truly I say to you, that [c](H)this very night, before (I)a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times.” 31 But Peter kept saying insistently, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all were saying the same thing also.

Jesus in Gethsemane

32 (J)They *came to a place named Gethsemane; and He *said to His disciples, “Sit here until I have prayed.” 33 And He *took with Him Peter and [d]James and John, and began to be very (K)distressed and troubled. 34 And He *said to them, (L)My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.” 35 And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, (M)the hour might [e]pass Him by. 36 And He was saying, (N)Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; (O)yet not what I will, but what You will.” 37 And He *came and *found them sleeping, and *said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep watch for one hour? 38 (P)Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 Again He went away and prayed, saying the same [f]words. 40 And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him. 41 And He *came the third time, and *said to them, [g]Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough; (Q)the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being [h]betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”

Betrayal and Arrest

43 (R)Immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, *came up [i]accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and 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; seize Him and lead Him away [j]under guard.” 45 After coming, Judas immediately went to Him, saying, “(S)Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 46 They laid hands on Him and seized Him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest and [k]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 robber? 49 Every day I was with you (T)in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me; but this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures.” 50 And they 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 [l]pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.

Jesus before His Accusers

53 (U)They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes *gathered together. 54 Peter had followed Him at a distance, (V)right into (W)the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the [m]officers and (X)warming himself at the [n]fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole [o](Y)Council kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any. 56 For many were giving false testimony against Him, but their testimony was not consistent. 57 Some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying, 58 “We heard Him say, ‘(Z)I will destroy this [p]temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’” 59 Not even in this respect was their testimony consistent. 60 The high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You not answer? [q]What is it that these men are testifying against You?” 61 (AA)But He kept silent and did not answer. (AB)Again the high priest was questioning Him, and [r]saying to Him, “Are You [s]the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see (AC)the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and (AD)coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 (AE)Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? 64 You have heard the (AF)blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death. 65 Some began to (AG)spit at Him, and [t](AH)to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “(AI)Prophesy!” And the officers [u]received Him with [v]slaps in the face.

Peter’s Denials

66 (AJ)As Peter was below in (AK)the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest *came, 67 and seeing Peter (AL)warming himself, she looked at him and *said, “You also were with Jesus the (AM)Nazarene.” 68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he (AN)went out onto the [w]porch.[x] 69 The servant-girl saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, “This is one of them!” 70 But again (AO)he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, (AP)for you are a Galilean too.” 71 But he began to [y]curse and swear, “I do not know this man you are talking about!” 72 Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before (AQ)a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” [z]And he began to weep.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 14:27 Or stumble
  2. Mark 14:29 Or stumble
  3. Mark 14:30 Lit today, on this night
  4. Mark 14:33 Or Jacob
  5. Mark 14:35 Lit pass from Him
  6. Mark 14:39 Lit word
  7. Mark 14:41 Or Keep on sleeping therefore
  8. Mark 14:41 Or delivered
  9. Mark 14:43 Lit and with him
  10. Mark 14:44 Lit safely
  11. Mark 14:47 Lit took off
  12. Mark 14:52 Lit left behind
  13. Mark 14:54 Or servants
  14. Mark 14:54 Lit light
  15. Mark 14:55 Or Sanhedrin
  16. Mark 14:58 Or sanctuary
  17. Mark 14:60 Or what do these testify?
  18. Mark 14:61 Lit says
  19. Mark 14:61 I.e. the Messiah
  20. Mark 14:65 Or cover over His face
  21. Mark 14:65 Or treated
  22. Mark 14:65 Or blows with rods
  23. Mark 14:68 Or forecourt, gateway
  24. Mark 14:68 Later mss add and a rooster crowed
  25. Mark 14:71 Or put himself under a curse
  26. Mark 14:72 Or Thinking of this, he began weeping or Rushing out, he began weeping

20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is (A)poured out for you is the (B)new covenant in My blood.

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25 In the same way He took (A)the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the (B)new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

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