The rulers conspire against Christ.
Matthew 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, he said unto his disciples, Matthew 26:2 Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified. Matthew 26:3 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas; Matthew 26:4 and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. Matthew 26:5 But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.
The woman anointeth his head.
Matthew 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 26:7 there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat. Matthew 26:8 But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? Matthew 26:9 For this [ointment] might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. Matthew 26:10 But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. Matthew 26:11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. Matthew 26:12 For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Matthew 26:13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Judas selleth him.
Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, Matthew 26:15 and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him [unto them].
Christ eateth the Passover:
Matthew 26:17 Now on the first [day] of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the passover? Matthew 26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover. Matthew 26:20 Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples; Matthew 26:21 and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. Matthew 26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to say unto him every one, Is it I, Lord? Matthew 26:23 And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had not been born. Matthew 26:25 And Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He saith unto him, Thou hast said.
instituteth his holy supper:
Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Matthew 26:27 And he took a cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; Matthew 26:28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is shed for many unto remission of sins. Matthew 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount of Olives. Matthew 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended in me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. Matthew 26:32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee. Matthew 26:33 But Peter answered and said unto him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. Matthew 26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Matthew 26:35 Peter saith unto him, Even if I must die with thee, [yet] will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
prayeth in the garden:
Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray. Matthew 26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled. Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: abide ye here, and watch with me. Matthew 26:39 And he went forward a little, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt. Matthew 26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:42 Again a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cannot pass away, except I drink it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:43 And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. Matthew 26:44 And he left them again, and went away, and prayed a third time, saying again the same words. Matthew 26:45 Then cometh he to the disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Matthew 26:46 Arise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that betrayeth me.
and being betrayed with a kiss,
Matthew 26:47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he: take him. Matthew 26:49 And straightway he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed him. Matthew 26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, [do] that for which thou art come. Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. Matthew 26:51 And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. Matthew 26:52 Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:53 Or thinkest thou that I cannot beseech my Father, and he shall even now send me more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:54 How then should the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? Matthew 26:55 In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and ye took me not. Matthew 26:56 But all this is come to pass, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
is carried to Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:57 And they that had taken Jesus led him away to [the house of] Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. Matthew 26:58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the court of the high priest, and entered in, and sat with the officers, to see the end. Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; Matthew 26:60 and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two, Matthew 26:61 and said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. Matthew 26:62 And the high priest stood up, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Matthew 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy: Matthew 26:66 what think ye? They answered and said, He is worthy of death. Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face and buffet him: and some smote him with the palms of their hands, Matthew 26:68 saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ: who is he that struck thee?
and denied of Peter.
Matthew 26:69 Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and a maid came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilaean. Matthew 26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. Matthew 26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another [maid] saw him, and saith unto them that were there, This man also was with Jesus the Nazarene. Matthew 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I know not the man. Matthew 26:73 And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art [one] of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. Matthew 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And straightway the cock crew. Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.