The rulers conspire against Christ.
Matthew 26:1 And it came to passe, when Iesus had finished al these sayings, hee said vnto his disciples, Matthew 26:2 Ye know that after two dayes is the feast of the Passeouer, and the Sonne of man is betrayed to be crucified. Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the chiefe Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders of the people, vnto the palace of the high Priest, who was called Caiaphas, Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Iesus by subtiltie, and kill him. Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not on the feast [day], lest there bee an vproare among the people.
The woman anointeth his head.
Matthew 26:6 Now when Iesus was in Bethanie, in the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 26:7 There came vnto him a woman, hauing an alabaster boxe of very precious ointment, and powred it on his head, as he sate at [meat]. Matthew 26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose [is] this waste? Matthew 26:9 For this ointment might haue bin sold for much, and giuen to the poore. Matthew 26:10 When Iesus vnderstood it, he said vnto them, Why trouble ye the woman? For she hath wrought a good worke vpon me. Matthew 26:11 For ye haue the poore alwayes with you, but me ye haue not alwayes. Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath powred this ointment on my body, shee did it for my buriall. Matthew 26:13 Uerely I say vnto you, Wheresoeuer this Gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memoriall of her.
Judas selleth him.
Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelue, called Iudas Iscariot, went vnto the chiefe Priests, Matthew 26:15 And said vnto them, What will ye giue me, and I will deliuer him vnto you? And they couenanted with him for thirtie pieces of siluer. Matthew 26:16 And from that time he sought opportunitie to betray him.
Christ eateth the Passover:
Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the [feast of] vnleauened bread, the disciples came to Iesus, saying vnto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passeouer? Matthew 26:18 And he said, Goe into the citie to such a man, and say vnto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand, I will keepe the Passeouer at thy house with my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the disciples did, as Iesus had appointed them, and they made ready the Passeouer. Matthew 26:20 Now when the euen was come, he sate downe with the twelue. Matthew 26:21 And as they did eate, he said, Uerely I say vnto you, that one of you shal betray me. Matthew 26:22 And they were exceeding sorowfull, and began euery one of them to say vnto him, Lord, Is it I? Matthew 26:23 And he answered and said, Hee that dippeth his hand with mee in the dish, the same shall betray me. Matthew 26:24 The sonne of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe vnto that man by whom the sonne of man is betrayed: It had bin good for that man, if hee had not bene borne. Matthew 26:25 Then Iudas, which betrayed him, answered, and said, Master, Is it I? He said vnto him, Thou hast said.
instituteth his holy supper:
Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Iesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gaue it to the Disciples, and said, Take, eate, this is my body. Matthew 26:27 And he tooke the cup, and gaue thankes, and gaue it to them, saying, Drinke ye all of it: Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sinnes. Matthew 26:29 But I say vnto you, I will not drinke henceforth of this fruite of the vine, vntill that day when I drinke it new with you in my fathers kingdom. Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung an hymne, they went out into the mount of Oliues. Matthew 26:31 Then saith Iesus vnto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night, For it is written, I will smite the Shepheard, and the sheepe of the flocke shall be scattered abroad. Matthew 26:32 But after I am risen againe, I will goe before you into Galilee. Matthew 26:33 Peter answered, and said vnto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I neuer be offended. Matthew 26:34 Iesus said vnto him, Uerily I say vnto thee, that this might before the cocke crow, thou shalt denie me thrise. Matthew 26:35 Peter said vnto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not denie thee. Likewise also said all the Disciples.
prayeth in the garden:
Matthew 26:36 Then commeth Iesus with them vnto a place called Gethsemane, and saith vnto the Disciples, Sit yee heere, while I goe and pray yonder. Matthew 26:37 And hee tooke with him Peter, and the two sonnes of Zebedee, and beganne to be sorrowful, and very heauie. Matthew 26:38 Then saith he vnto them, My soule is exceeding sorrowfull, euen vnto death: tary ye heere, & watch with me. Matthew 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my father, if it be possible, let this cup passe from me: neuerthelesse, not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:40 And he commeth vnto the Disciples, and findeth them asleepe, and saith vnto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one houre? Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that yee enter not into temptation: The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh [is] weake. Matthew 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my father, if this cup may not passe away from me, except I drinke it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:43 And he came and found them asleep againe: For their eies were heauie. Matthew 26:44 And he left them, and went away againe, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Matthew 26:45 Then commeth he to his Disciples, and saith vnto them, Sleepe on now, and take your rest, behold, the houre is at hand, and the sonne of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Matthew 26:46 Rise, let vs be going: behold, he is at hand that doeth betray me.
and being betrayed with a kiss,
Matthew 26:47 And while he yet spake, loe, Iudas one of the twelue came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staues from the chiefe Priests and Elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 Now he that betrayed him, gaue them a signe, saying, Whomsoeuer I shall kisse, that same is he, hold him fast. Matthew 26:49 And forthwith hee came to Iesus, and said, Haile master, and kissed him. Matthew 26:50 And Iesus said vnto him, Friend, Wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid handes on Iesus, and tooke him. Matthew 26:51 And behold, one of them which were with Iesus, stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and stroke a seruant of the high Priests, and smote off his eare. Matthew 26:52 Then said Iesus vnto him, Put vp againe thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my father, and he shall presently giue me more then twelue legions of Angels? Matthew 26:54 But how then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? Matthew 26:55 In that same houre said Iesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thiefe with swords and staues for to take mee? I sate daily with you teaching in the Temple, and ye laide no hold on me. Matthew 26:56 But all this was done, that the Scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the Disciples forsooke him, and fled:
is carried to Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:57 And they that had laid hold on Iesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high Priest, where the Scribes and the Elders were assembled. Matthew 26:58 But Peter followed him afarre off, vnto the high Priests palace, and went in, and sate with the seruants to see the end. Matthew 26:59 Now the chiefe Priests and Elders, and all the councell, sought false witnesse against Iesus to put him to death, Matthew 26:60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, Matthew 26:61 And said, This [fellow] said, I am able to destroy the Temple of God, and to build it in three dayes. Matthew 26:62 And the high Priest arose, and said vnto him, Answerest thou nothing? What is it, which these witnesse against thee? Matthew 26:63 But Iesus held his peace. And the high Priest answered, and said vnto him, I adiure thee by the liuing God, that thou tell vs, whether thou bee the Christ the Sonne of God. Matthew 26:64 Iesus saith vnto him, Thou hast saide: Neuerthelesse I say vnto you, Hereafter shall yee see the Sonne of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heauen. Matthew 26:65 Then the high Priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemie: what further need haue wee of witnesses? Behold, now ye haue heard his blasphemie. Matthew 26:66 What thinke ye? They answered and said, He is guiltie of death. Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and others smote him with the palmes of their hands, Matthew 26:68 Saying, Prophecie vnto vs, thou Christ, who is he that smote thee?
and denied of Peter.
Matthew 26:69 Now Peter sate without in the palace: and a damosell came vnto him, saying, Thou also wast with Iesus of Galilee. Matthew 26:70 But hee denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou saiest. Matthew 26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maide saw him, and saide vnto them that were there, This fellow was also with Iesus of Nazareth. Matthew 26:72 And againe hee denied with an oath, I doe not know the man. Matthew 26:73 And after a while came vnto him they that stood by, and saide to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them, for thy speech bewrayeth thee. Matthew 26:74 Then beganne hee to curse and to sweare, [saying], I know not the man. And immediatly the cocke crew. Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembred the words of Iesus, which said vnto him, Before the cocke crow, thou shalt denie mee thrice. And hee went out, and wept bitterly.