Matthew 26 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
26 3 The consultation of the Priests against Christ. 6 His feet are anointed. 15 Judas selleth him. 26 The institution of the supper, 34 and 36 Peter’s denial: Christ is heavy. 47 He is betrayed with a kiss. 57 He is led to Caiaphas. 64 He confesseth himself to be Christ. 67 They spit at him.
1 And [a]it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2 [b]Ye know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of man shall be delivered to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders of the people into the hall of the high Priest called Caiaphas:
4 And consulted together that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
5 But they said, Not on the [c]feast day, lest any uproar be among the people.
6 ¶ [d]And when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and been given to the poor.
10 [i]And Jesus knowing it, said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 [j]For ye have the poor always with you, but me shall ye not have always.
12 For [k]in that she poured this ointment on my body, she did it to bury me.
13 Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached throughout all the world, there shall also this that she hath done, be spoken of for a memorial of her.
14 ¶ Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief Priests,
15 And said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you, and they appointed unto him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time, he sought opportunity to betray him.
18 And he said, Go ye into the city to such a man, and say to him, The master saith, My time is at hand: I will keep the Passover at thine house with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had given them charge, and made ready the Passover.
20 So when the even was come, he [n]sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Is it I, Master?
23 And he answered and said, He that [o]dippeth his hand with me in the dish, he shall betray me.
24 Surely the Son of man goeth his way, as it is written of him: but woe be to that man, by whom the Son of man is betrayed: it had been good for that man, if he had never been born.
25 Then Judas [p]which betrayed him, answered, and said, Is it I, master? He said unto him, Thou hast said it.
27 Also he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it them, saying, Drink ye [t]all of it.
29 I say unto you that I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day, when I shall drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
30 And when they had sung [w]a Psalm, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31 ¶ [x]Then said Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended by me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 But Peter answered, and said unto him, Though that all men should be offended by thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, I will in no case deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 ¶ [y]Then went Jesus with them into a place which is called Gethsemane, and said unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go, and pray yonder.
37 And he took unto him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to wax sorrowful, and [z]grievously troubled.
38 [aa]Then said Jesus unto them, My soul is very heavy, even unto the death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
40 [ad]After, he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said to Peter, What? could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch, and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is ready, but the flesh is weak.
42 Again he went away the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me, but that I must drink it, thy will be done.
43 And he came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.
44 So he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45 Then came he to his disciples, and said unto them, Sleep henceforth, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is given into the hands of sinners.
46 [ae]Rise, let us go: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me.
47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, [af]from the high Priests and Elders of the people.
48 Now he that betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, lay hold on him.
49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, God save thee, Master, and kissed him.
51 And behold, one of them which were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high Priest, and smote off his ear.
53 [ak]Either thinkest thou, that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he will give me more than twelve legions of Angels?
54 [al]How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, which say, that it must be so?
55 The same hour said Jesus to the multitude, Ye be come out as it were against a thief, with swords and staves to take me: I sat daily teaching in the Temple among you, and ye took me not.
56 But all this was done, that the Scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
58 And Peter followed him afar off unto the high Priest’s [ao]hall, and went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59 Now the chief Priests and the Elders, and all the whole Council sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death.
60 But they found none, and though many false witnesses came, yet found they none: but at the last came two false witnesses,
61 And said, This man said, I can destroy the Temple of God, and build it in three days.
62 Then the chief Priest arose, and said to him, Answerest thou nothing? [ap]What is the matter that these men witness against thee?
63 But Jesus held his peace. Then the chief Priest answered, and said to him, I charge thee swear unto us by the living God, to tell us, If thou be that Christ the son of God, or no.
64 Jesus said to him, Thou hast said it: nevertheless I say unto you, [aq]Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man, sitting [ar]at the right hand of the power of God, and come in the [as]clouds of the heaven.
65 Then the high Priest [at]rent his clothes, saying, He hath blasphemed, what have we any more need of witnesses: behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
66 What think ye? They answered, and said, He is guilty of death.
67 Then spat they in his face, and buffeted him, and others smote him with rods,
68 Saying, Prophesy to us, O Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
70 But he denied before them all, saying, I wot not what thou sayest.
71 And when he went out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This man was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oath, saying, I know not the man.
73 So after a while, came unto him they that stood by, and said unto Peter, Surely thou art also one of them: for even thy speech bewrayeth thee.
74 Then began he to [aw]curse himself, and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
75 Then Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which had said unto him, Before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. So he went out, and wept bitterly.
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