Coverdale Bible

Matthew 26

The rulers conspire against Christ.

Matthew 26:1 And it came to passe wha Iesus had fynished all these wordes, he sayde vnto his disciples: Matthew 26:2 Ye knowe, that after two dayes shalbe Easter, and the sonne of man shalbe delyuered to be crucified. Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the hye prestes and the scrybes, and the elders of the people in to the palace of the hye prest which was called Caiphas, Matthew 26:4 and helde a councell, how they might take Iesus by disceate, and kyll him. Matthew 26:5 But they sayde: Not on the holy daye, lest there be an vproure in the people.

The woman anointeth his head.

Matthew 26:6 Now when Iesus was at Bethany in the house of Symon the leper, Matthew 26:7 there came vnto hi a woman, which had a boxe with precious oyntment, and poured it vpon his heade, as he sat at the table. Matthew 26:8 Whan his disciples sawe that, they dissdayned, and sayde: Where to serueth this waist? Matthew 26:9 This oyntmet might haue bene wel solde, and geue to the poore. Matthew 26:10 Whe Iesus perceaued that, he sayde vnto them: Why trouble ye the woman? She hath wrought a good worke vpon me Matthew 26:11 for ye haue allwaye the poore with you, but me shal ye not haue allwayes. Matthew 26:12 Where as she hath poured this oyntmet vpon my body, she dyd it to bury me. Matthew 26:13 Verely I saye vnto you: where so euer this gospell shalbe preached thorow out all the worlde, there shal this also that she hath done, be tolde for a memoriall of her.

Judas selleth him.

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twolue (called Iudas Iscarioth) wente vnto the hye prestes, Matthew 26:15 and sayde: What wil ye geue me, and I shal delyuer him vnto you? And they offred hi thirtie syluer pens. Matthew 26:16 And from that tyme forth, he sought oportunyte to betraye him?

Christ eateth the Passover:

Matthew 26:17 The first daye of swete bred came the disciples to Iesus, and sayde vnto him: Where wilt thou that we prepare for the, to eate the Easter lambe? Matthew 26:18 He sayde: Go in to the cite to soch a man, and saye vnto him: The Master sendeth the worde: My tyme is at honde, I wil kepe myne Easter by the with my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the disciples dyd as Iesus had appoynted them, and made ready the Easter lambe. Matthew 26:20 And at euen he sat downe at the table with the twolue. Matthew 26:21 And as they ate, he sayde: Verely I saye vnto you: One of you shal betraye me. Matthew 26:22 And they were exceadinge soroufull, and beganne euery one of them to saye vnto him: Syr, is it I? Matthew 26:23 He answered and sayde: He that deppeth his honde with me in the dysshe, the same shal betraye me. Matthew 26:24 The sonne of man goeth forth, as it is wrytten of him: but wo vnto that man by who the sonne of man shalbe betrayed: It had bene better for that ma, yf he had neuer bene borne. Matthew 26:25 The Iudas that betrayed him, answered and sayde: Master, is it I? He sayde vnto: him Thou hast sayde.

instituteth his holy supper:

Matthew 26:26 And as they ate, Iesus toke the bred, gaue thankes, brake it, and gaue it to the disciples, and sayde: Take, eate, this is my body. Matthew 26:27 And he toke the cuppe, and thanked, and gaue it the, and sayde: Drynke ye all therof, Matthew 26:28 this is my bloude of the new testament, that shalbe shed for many for the remission of synnes. Matthew 26:29 I saye vnto you: I wil not drynke hence forth of this frute of the vyne tre, vntill that daye that I shal drynke it new with you in my fathers kyngdome. Matthew 26:30 And whan they had sayde grace, they wente forth vnto mount Oliuete. Matthew 26:31 Then sayde Iesus vnto them. This night shal ye all be offended in me. For it is wrytten: I wil smyte the shepherde, and the shepe of the flocke shalbe scatered abrode. Matthew 26:32 But after that I ryse agayne, I wil go before you in to Galile. Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and sayde vnto him: Though all men shulde be offended in ye, yet wyl I neuer be offeded. Matthew 26:34 Iesus sayde vnto hi: Verely I saye vnto ye: This same night before ye cock crowe, shalt thou denie me thryse. Matthew 26:35 Peter saide vnto him: And though I shulde dye with the, yet wil I not denye the. Likewyse also sayde all the disciples.

prayeth in the garden:

Matthew 26:36 Then came Iesus with them into a felde which is called Gethsemane, and sayde vnto the disciples: Syt ye here, whyle I go yonder & praye. Matthew 26:37 And he toke with him Peter, and the two sonnes of Zebede, and beganne to wexe soroufull and to be in an agonye. Matthew 26:38 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: My soule is heuy euen vnto the death. Tary ye here, and watch with me. Matthew 26:39 And he wente forth a litle, and fell flat vpon his face, and prayed sayenge: O my father, yf it be possible, let this cuppe passe fro me: neuertheles not as I wil but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:40 And he came to his disciples, and founde the a slepe, & sayde vnto Peter: What? coude ye not watch with me one houre? Matthew 26:41 Watch & praye, that ye fall not in to temptacion. The sprete is wyllinge, but the flesh is weake. Matthew 26:42 Agayne, he wete forth the seconde tyme and prayed, sayenge: O my father, yf this cuppe can not passe awaye fro me (excepte I drynke of it) thy will be fulfilled. Matthew 26:43 And he came, and founde them a slepe agayne, and their eyes were heuy. Matthew 26:44 And he left them, and wente forth agayne, and prayed the thirde tyme, sayenge the same wordes. Matthew 26:45 Then came he to his disciples, and sayde vnto them: Slepe on now, and take youre rest. Beholde, the houre is come, yt the sonne of man shalbe delyuered in to the hondes of synners: Matthew 26:46 Aryse, let us be goynge. Beholde, he is at hode, that betrayeth me.

and being betrayed with a kiss,

Matthew 26:47 Whyle he yet spake, lo, Iudas one of the twolue came, and with him a greate multitude with swerdes and staues, sent fro the hye prestes and elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 And he that betrayed him, had geuen them a toke, sayenge: Whom so euer I kysse, that same is he, laye hodes vpo him. Matthew 26:49 And forth withal he came to Iesus, and sayde: Hayle master, and kyssed him. Matthew 26:50 And Iesus sayde vnto him: Frende, wherfore art thou come? Then came they, and layed hondes vpon Iesus, and toke him. Matthew 26:51 And beholde, one of them that were with Iesus, stretched out his honde, and drue his swerde, and stroke a seruaunt of the hye prestes, & smote of his eare: Matthew 26:52 Then sayde Iesus vnto him: Put vp yi swerde in to his place. For all that take the swerde, shal perish with the swerde. Matthew 26:53 Or thinkest thou that I can not praye my father now, to sende me more then twolue legions of angels? Matthew 26:54 But how the shulde the scriptures be fulfylled? For thus must it be. Matthew 26:55 In the same houre sayde Iesus vnto the multitude: Ye are come out as it were to a murthurer with swerdes and staues for to take me. I sat daylie teachinge in the temple amonge you, and ye toke me not. Matthew 26:56 But all this is done, that the scriptures of the prophetes might be fulfylled.

is carried to Caiaphas,

Matthew 26:57 The all the disciples left him, and fled. But they that toke Iesus, led him to Caiphas the hye prest, where the scrybes and the elders were gathered together. Matthew 26:58 As for Peter, he folowed him a farre of vnto the hye prestes palace, & wente in, and sat with the seruauntes, that he might se the ende. Matthew 26:59 But the hye prestes and the elders, and the whole councell sought false wytnesse ageynst Iesus, that they might put him to death, Matthew 26:60 and founde none. And though many false wytnesses stepte forth, yet founde they none. At the last there stepte forth two false wytnesses, Matthew 26:61 & spake: He sayde: I can breake downe the temple of God, and buylde it agayne in thre dayes. Matthew 26:62 And the hye prest stode vp, and sayde vnto him: Answerest thou nothinge, vnto it, that these testifie agaynst the? Matthew 26:63 Neuertheles Iesus helde his tonge. And the hye prest answered, and sayde vnto him: I charge the by ye lyuynge God, that thou tell us, yf thou be Christ the sonne of God. Matthew 26:64 Iesus spake: Thou hast sayde it. Neuerthelesse I saye vnto you: From this tyme forth it shal come to passe, that ye shal se the sonne of man syttinge vpon the right hande of the power (of God) and commynge in the cloudes of the heauen. Matthew 26:65 Then the hye prest rente his clothes, and sayde: He hath blasphemed, what nede we eny mo wytnesses? Lo, now haue ye herde his blasphemy: Matthew 26:66 What thinke ye? They answered, & sayde: He is gyltie of death. Matthew 26:67 Then spytted they in his face, & smote him with fistes. Some smote him Matthew 26:68 vpon the face, and sayde: Prophecie vnto us thou Christ, who is it, that smote the?

and denied of Peter.

Matthew 26:69 As for Peter, he sat without in the palace. And there came vnto him a damsell, and sayde: And thou wast with Iesus of Galile also. Matthew 26:70 Neuertheles he denyed before the all, and sayde: I can not tell what thou sayest. Matthew 26:71 But whan he wete out at the dore, another damsell sawe him. and sayde vnto them that were there: This was also with Iesus of Nazareth. Matthew 26:72 And he denyed agayne, and sware also: I knowe not the ma. Matthew 26:73 And after a litle whyle, they that stode there, stepte forth, and sayde vnto Peter: Of a trueth thou art one of them also, for thy speach bewrayeth the. Matthew 26:74 Then begane he to curse and to sweare: I knowe not the man. And immediatly the cock crew. Matthew 26:75 Then thought Peter vpon the wordes of Iesus, which sayde vnto him: before the cock crow, thou shalt denye me thryse. And he wente out, and wepte bytterly.

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