Bishops' Bible

Matthew 26

The rulers conspire against Christ.

Matthew 26:1 And it came to passe, when Iesus had finished all these sayinges, he sayde vnto his disciples: Matthew 26:2 Ye knowe, yt after two dayes is ye feast of Passouer, and the sonne of man is betrayed, to be crucified. Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the chiefe priestes, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, vnto the palace of the hye prieste, which was called Caiaphas: Matthew 26:4 And helde a councell, that they might take Iesus by subtiltie, and kyll hym. Matthew 26:5 But they sayde: Not on the feast [day] lest there be an vprore among ye people.

The woman anointeth his head.

Matthew 26:6 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 precious oyntment, and powred it on his head, as he sate [at the boorde.] Matthew 26:8 But when his disciples sawe it, they had indignation, saying: to what purpose [is] this waste? Matthew 26:9 This oyntment might haue ben well solde, and geuen to the poore. Matthew 26:10 When Iesus vnderstode that, he saide vnto them: Why trouble ye the woma? for she hath wrought a good worke vppon me. Matthew 26:11 For ye haue the poore alwayes with you: but me shall ye not haue alwayes. Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath cast this oyntment on my body, she dyd it to bury me. Matthew 26:13 Ueryly I say vnto you, wheresoeuer this Gospell shalbe preached in the world, there shall also this that she hath done, be tolde for a memoriall of her.

Judas selleth him.

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelue, called Iudas Iscariot, wet vnto ye chiefe priestes, Matthew 26:15 And sayde [vnto them:] What wyll ye geue me, and I wyll delyuer hym vnto you? And they appoynted vnto hym thirtie peeces of syluer. Matthew 26:16 And from that tyme foorth, he sought oportunitie to betray hym.

Christ eateth the Passover:

Matthew 26:17 The first day of sweete bread, the disciples came to Iesus, saying vnto him: Where wylt thou that we prepare for thee, to eate the Passouer? Matthew 26:18 And he saide: Go into the citie, to such a man, and say vnto hym, the maister sayth, my tyme is at hand, I wyll kepe the Passouer at thy house, with my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the disciples dyd as Iesus had appoynted them: and they made redye the Passouer. Matthew 26:20 When the euen was come, he sate downe with the twelue. Matthew 26:21 And as they dyd eate, he sayde: Ueryly I say vnto you, that one of you shall betray me. Matthew 26:22 And they were exceadyng sorowfull, and began euery one of them to say vn hym, Lorde is it I? Matthew 26:23 He aunswered, and saide: He that dippeth his hand with me in the disshe, the same shall betray me. Matthew 26:24 The sonne of man truely goeth, as it is writte of him: but wo vnto that man by whom the sonne of man is betrayed: It had ben good for that man, yf he had not ben borne. Matthew 26:25 Then Iudas, which betrayed [hym] aunswered and sayde: Maister, is it I? He sayde vnto hym, thou hast sayde.

instituteth his holy supper:

Matthew 26:26 When they were eatyng, Iesus toke bread, and when he had geuen thankes, he brake [it,] and gaue [it] to the disciples, and saide: Take, eate, this is my body. Matthew 26:27 And he toke the cuppe, and after he had geuen thankes, gaue it them, saying: Drinke ye all of this, Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood, whiche [is] of the newe testament, that is shedde for many, for the remission of sinnes. Matthew 26:29 But I say vnto you, I wyll not drinke henceforth of this fruite of the vine tree, vntyll that day when I shall drynke it newe with you, in my fathers kyngdome. Matthew 26:30 And when they hadde praysed [God] they wet out vnto the mount of Oliues. Matthew 26:31 Then sayth Iesus vnto them: All ye shalbe offeded because of me this night. For it is written: I wyll smyte the shephearde, and the sheepe of the flocke shalbe scattered abrode. Matthew 26:32 But after I am rysen againe, I wyll go before you into Galilee. Matthew 26:33 Peter aunswered, and said vnto him: though all men be offended, because of thee, yet wyll I neuer be offended. Matthew 26:34 Iesus sayde vnto hym: Ueryly I say vnto thee, that in this same nyght, before the Cocke crowe, thou shalt denie me thryse. Matthew 26:35 Peter sayde vnto hym: Though I shoulde dye with thee, yet wyll I not denie thee. Lykewyse also sayde all the disciples.

prayeth in the garden:

Matthew 26:36 Then came Iesus with them vnto a place, which is called Gethsemane, and sayde vnto the disciples: Sit ye here, whyle I go and pray yonder. Matthew 26:37 And he toke with him Peter, and the two sonnes of Zebedee, and began to waxe sorowfull and heauy. Matthew 26:38 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: My soule is heauy, euen vnto the death, tary ye here, and watche with me. Matthew 26:39 And he went a litle farther, and fell flat on his face, and prayed, saying: O my father, if it be possible, let this cuppe passe from me: Neuerthelesse, not as I wyll, but as thou wylt. Matthew 26:40 And he came vnto the disciples, and founde them a slepe, and sayth vnto Peter: What, coulde ye not watche with me one houre? Matthew 26:41 Watche, and praye, that ye enter not into temptation: The spirite in deede is wyllyng, but the fleshe is weake. Matthew 26:42 He went away once againe, & prayed, saying: O my father, if this cuppe may not passe away fro me, except I drinke it, thy wyll be fulfylled. Matthew 26:43 And he came, and founde them a slepe agayne: for, their eyes were heauy. Matthew 26:44 And he left them, and went agayne, and prayed the thirde tyme, saying the same wordes. Matthew 26:45 Then commeth he to his disciples, and sayth vnto them: Slepe hencefoorth, & take your rest, beholde, the houre is at hande, and the sonne of man is betrayed into the handes of synners. Matthew 26:46 Ryse, let vs be goyng: beholde, he is at hande that doth betray me.

and being betrayed with a kiss,

Matthew 26:47 Whyle he yet spake, loe Iudas, one of the twelue, came, and with hym a great multitude, with swordes & staues, from the chiefe priestes and elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 But he that betrayed him, gaue them a token, saying: Whomsoeuer I kysse, that same is he, holde hym fast. Matthew 26:49 And foorthwith, he came to Iesus, and sayde, hayle maister: and kyssed hym. Matthew 26:50 And Iesus sayde vnto hym: Frende, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and layed handes on Iesus, and toke hym. Matthew 26:51 And beholde, one of them which were with Iesus, stretched out his hande, and drewe his sworde, and stroke a seruaunt of the hye priestes, and smote of his eare. Matthew 26:52 Then saide Iesus vnto hym: Put vp thy sworde into his sheathe. For all they that take the sworde, shall peryshe with the sworde. Matthew 26:53 Thynkest thou that I can not nowe pray to my father, and he shall geue me more then twelue legions of Angels? Matthew 26:54 But howe then shall the scriptures be fulfylled? For thus must it be. Matthew 26:55 In that same houre, sayde Iesus to the multitudes: Ye be come out, as it were vnto a thiefe, with swordes and staues, for to take me. I sate dayly with you, teachyng in the temple, and ye toke me not. Matthew 26:56 But all this is done, that the scriptures of the prophetes myght be fulfylled. Then all the disciples forsoke him, and fledde.

is carried to Caiaphas,

Matthew 26:57 And they toke Iesus, and ledde hym to Caiaphas the hye prieste, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. Matthew 26:58 But Peter folowed hym a farre of, vnto the hye priestes palace, and went in, and sate with the seruauntes to see the ende. Matthew 26:59 The chiefe priestes, and elders, and all the councell, sought false witnesse agaynst Iesus, for to put hym to death, Matthew 26:60 But founde none: yea, when many false witnesses came, yet founde they none. At the last, came two false witnesses, Matthew 26:61 And sayde: This [felowe] sayde: I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to buylde it agayne in three dayes. Matthew 26:62 And the chiefe priest arose, and sayde vnto hym: Aunswerest thou nothyng? Why do these beare witnesse agaynst thee? Matthew 26:63 But Iesus helde his peace. And the chiefe priest aunswered, and sayde vnto hym: I charge thee by the liuing God, that thou tel vs, whether thou be Christ the sonne of God? Matthew 26:64 Iesus saith vnto him: thou hast said. Neuerthelesse, I saye vnto you, hereafter shall ye see the sonne of man sitting on the ryght hande of power, and commyng in the cloudes of the skye. Matthew 26:65 Then the hye priest rent his clothes, saying: He hath spoken blasphemie, what nede we of any mo witnesses? Beholde, now ye haue hearde his blasphemie, Matthew 26:66 What thynke ye? They aunswered and sayde: he is worthy to dye. Matthew 26:67 Then dyd they spyt in his face, and buffeted hym with fistes. And other smote hym on his face with the paulme of their handes, Matthew 26:68 Saying: prophecie vnto vs, O Christ, who is he that smote thee?

and denied of Peter.

Matthew 26:69 Peter sate without in the palace: And a damsell came to hym, saying, Thou also wast with Iesus of Galilee. Matthew 26:70 But he denied before them all, saying: I wote not what thou sayest. Matthew 26:71 When he was gone out into the porch, another wenche sawe hym, and sayde vnto them that were there: This felowe was also with Iesus of Nazareth. Matthew 26:72 And agayne he denyed with an oth: I do not knowe the man. Matthew 26:73 And after a whyle, came vnto hym they that stode by, and sayde vnto Peter: Surely thou art euen one of them, for thy speache bewrayeth thee. Matthew 26:74 Then began he to curse, & to sweare, that he knewe not the man. And immediatly the Cocke crewe. Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembred the worde of Iesu, which sayde vnto hym, before the Cocke crowe, thou shalt denie me thrise: and he went out, and wept bytterly.

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