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Matthew 26

The rulers conspire against Christ.

Matthew 26:1 And it came to passe, when Iesus had finished all these sayings, he saide vnto his disciples, Matthew 26:2 Ye know that after two dayes is ye Passeouer, and the Sonne of man shalbe deliuered to be crucified. Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the chiefe Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders of ye people into the hall of the high Priest called Caiaphas: Matthew 26:4 And consulted together that they might take Iesus by subtiltie, and kill him. Matthew 26:5 But they sayd, Not on the feast day, least any vprore be among the people.

The woman anointeth his head.

Matthew 26:6 And when Iesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 26:7 There came vnto him a woman, which had a boxe of very costly oyntment, and powred it on his head, as he sate at the table. Matthew 26:8 And when his disciples sawe it, they had indignation, saying, What needed this waste? Matthew 26:9 For this oyntment might haue bene solde for much, and bene giuen to the poore. Matthew 26:10 And Iesus knowing it, sayde vnto them, Why trouble yee the woman? For shee hath wrought a good woorke vpon me. Matthew 26:11 For yee haue the poore alwayes with you, but me shall yee not haue alwaies. Matthew 26:12 For in that shee powred this oyntment on my bodie, shee did it to burie me. Matthew 26:13 Verely I say vnto you, wheresoeuer this Gospel shall bee preached throughout all the worlde, there shall also this that shee hath done, be spoken of for a memoriall of her.

Judas selleth him.

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelue, called Iudas Iscariot, went vnto the chiefe Priestes, Matthew 26:15 And said, What will ye giue me, and I will deliuer him vnto you? And they appoynted vnto him thirtie pieces of siluer. Matthew 26:16 And from that time, he sought opportunitie to betraie him.

Christ eateth the Passover:

Matthew 26:17 Nowe on 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 eate the Passeouer? Matthew 26:18 And he said, Goe yee into the citie to such a man, and say to him, The master saieth, My time is at hande: I will keepe the Passeouer at thine house with my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the disciples did as Iesus had giuen them charge, and made readie the Passeouer. Matthew 26:20 So when the Euen was come, hee sate downe with the twelue. Matthew 26:21 And as they did eate, he sayde, Verely I say vnto you, that one of you shall betraie me. Matthew 26:22 And they were exceeding sorowfull, and began euery one of them to say vnto him, Is it I, Master? Matthew 26:23 And hee answered and sayde, Hee that dippeth his hande with me in the dish, hee shall betraie me. Matthew 26:24 Surely the Sonne of man goeth his way, as it is written of him: but woe be to that man, by whom the Sonne of man is betrayed: it had bene good for that man, if hee had neuer bene borne. Matthew 26:25 Then Iudas which betraied him, answered and sayde, Is it I, Master? He sayde vnto him, Thou hast sayd it.

instituteth his holy supper:

Matthew 26:26 And as they did eate, Iesus tooke the bread, and when he had blessed, he brake it, and gaue it to the disciples, and sayd, Take, eate: this is my bodie. Matthew 26:27 Also he tooke the cuppe, and when he had giuen thankes, he gaue it them, saying, Drinke ye all of it. Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the Newe Testament, that is shedde for many, for the remission of sinnes. Matthew 26:29 I say vnto you, that I will not drinke henceforth of this fruit of the vine vntil that day, when I shal drinke it new with you in my Fathers kingdome. Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a Psalme, they went out into the mount of Oliues. Matthew 26:31 Then saide Iesus vnto them, All yee shall be offended by me this night: for it is written, I wil smite the shepheard, and the sheepe of the flocke shalbe scattered. Matthew 26:32 But after I am risen againe, I will go before you into Galile. Matthew 26:33 But Peter aunswered, and sayde vnto him, Though that al men should be offended by thee, yet will I neuer be offended. Matthew 26:34 Iesus sayde vnto him, Verely I say vnto thee, that this night, before the cocke crow, thou shalt denie me thrise. Matthew 26:35 Peter saide vnto him, Though I should die with thee, I will in no case denie thee. Likewise also sayd all the disciples.

prayeth in the garden:

Matthew 26:36 Then went Iesus with them into a place which is called Gethsemane, & said vnto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I goe, and pray yonder. Matthew 26:37 And hee tooke vnto him Peter, and the two sonnes of Zebedeus, and began to waxe sorowfull, and grieuously troubled. Matthew 26:38 Then sayde Iesus vnto them, My soule is very heauie, euen vnto the death: tarie yee here, and watch with me. Matthew 26:39 So hee went a litle further, and fell on his face, and praied, 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 After, hee came vnto the disciples, and founde them a sleepe, and sayde to Peter, What? Coulde yee not watch with me one houre? Matthew 26:41 Watch, and praie, that yee enter not into tentation: the spirit in deede is readie, but the flesh is weake. Matthew 26:42 Againe he went away the second time, and praied, saying, O my Father, if this cuppe can not passe away from mee, but that I must drinke it, thy will be done. Matthew 26:43 And he came, and founde them a sleepe againe, for their eyes were heauie. Matthew 26:44 So he left them and went away againe, and praied the third time, saying the same woordes. Matthew 26:45 Then came he to his disciples, and said vnto them, Sleepe henceforth, & take your rest: behold, the houre is at hand, and the Sonne of man is giuen into the hands of sinners. Matthew 26:46 Rise, let vs goe: beholde, hee is at hande that betraieth me.

and being betrayed with a kiss,

Matthew 26:47 And while hee yet spake, loe Iudas, one of the twelue, came, and with him a great multitude with swordes and staues, from the high Priests and Elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 Now he that betraied him, had giuen them a token, saying, Whomesoeuer I shall kisse, that is he, laie holde on him. Matthew 26:49 And forthwith he came to Iesus, and sayd, God saue thee, Master, and kissed him. Matthew 26:50 Then Iesus sayde vnto him, Friende, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laide hands on Iesus, and tooke him. Matthew 26:51 And behold, one of them which were with Iesus, stretched out his hand, & drewe his sworde, and strooke a seruaunt of the high Priest, and smote off his eare. Matthew 26:52 Then sayde Iesus vnto him, Put vp thy sworde into his place: for all that take the sworde, shall perish with the sworde. Matthew 26:53 Either thinkest thou, that I can not now pray to my Father, and he will giue me moe then twelue legions of Angels? Matthew 26:54 Howe then shoulde the Scriptures bee fulfilled, which say, that it must be so? Matthew 26:55 The same houre sayde Iesus to the multitude, Ye be come out as it were against a thiefe, with swordes and staues to take mee: I sate daily teaching in the Temple among you, and yee tooke me not. 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 tooke Iesus, and led him to Caiaphas the hie Priest, where the Scribes and the Elders were assembled. Matthew 26:58 And Peter followed him a farre off vnto the hie Priestes hall, and went in, and sate with the seruants to see the ende. Matthew 26:59 Nowe the chiefe Priestes and the Elders, and all the whole councill sought false witnesse against Iesus, to put him to death. Matthew 26:60 But they founde none, and though many false witnesses came, yet founde they none: but at the last came two false witnesses, Matthew 26:61 And saide, This man saide, I can destroie the Temple of God, and build it in three daies. Matthew 26:62 Then the chiefe Priest arose, and sayde to him, Answerest thou nothing? What is the matter that these men witnesse against thee? Matthew 26:63 But Iesus helde his peace. Then the chiefe Priest answered, and saide to him, I charge thee sweare vnto vs by the liuing God, to tell vs, If thou be that Christ the Sonne of God, or no. Matthew 26:64 Iesus saide to him, Thou hast saide it: neuerthelesse I say vnto you, hereafter shall ye see the Sonne of man, sitting at the right hande of the power of God, and come in the cloudes of the heauen. Matthew 26:65 Then the hie Priest rent his clothes, saying, Hee hath blasphemed, what haue wee any more neede of witnesses? beholde: nowe yee haue heard his blasphemie. Matthew 26:66 What thinke yee? They answered, and said, He is guiltie of death. Matthew 26:67 Then spet they in his face, and buffeted him, and other smote him with roddes, Matthew 26:68 Saying, Prophecie to vs, O Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

and denied of Peter.

Matthew 26:69 Peter sate without in the hall, and a maide came to him, saying, Thou also wast with Iesus of Galile: Matthew 26:70 But hee denied before them all, saying, I wote not what thou saiest. Matthew 26:71 And when hee went out into the porche, another maide sawe him, and sayde vnto them that were there, This man was also with Iesus of Nazareth. Matthew 26:72 And againe he denied with an oth, saying, I knowe not the man. Matthew 26:73 So after a while, came vnto him they that stoode by, and sayde vnto Peter, Surely thou art also one of them: for euen thy speache bewraieth thee. Matthew 26:74 Then began hee to curse himselfe, and to sweare, saying, I knowe not the man; immediately the cocke crewe. Matthew 26:75 Then Peter remembred the wordes of Iesus, which had sayde vnto him, Before the cocke crowe thou shalt denie me thrise. So he went out, and wept bitterly.

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