A conspiracy against Christ.
Mark 14:1 After two dayes was Easter, and the dayes of swete breed And þe hye Prestes and þe Scribes sought, how they myghte take hym by crafte, & put him to deeth. Mark 14:2 But they sayde: not in the feast daye, leest any busynes aryse amonge the people.
Precious ointment is poured on his head by a woman.
Mark 14:3 And whan he was at Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, euen as he sate at meate, ther cam a woman hauyng an alabaster boxe of oyntment, called Narde, that was pure and costly: & she brake the boxe, & powred it on his heed. Mark 14:4 And ther were some, that were not content wyth in them selues, & sayde: what neded this waste of oyntment? Mark 14:5 For it myght haue bene solde for more then thre hundred pens, & haue bene geuen vnto the poore. And they grudged agaynst her. Mark 14:6 And Iesus sayde: left her alone, why trouble ye her? She hath done a good worke on me. Mark 14:7 For ye haue poore wt you all wayes & when soeuer ye wyll, ye maye do them good: but me haue ye not alwayes. Mark 14:8 She hath done þt she coulde: she came a fore hande, to anoynt my body to þe buryinge. Mark 14:9 Uerely I saye vnto you: wheresoeuer this Gospell shalbe preached thorow out the whole worlde: this also that she hath done, shalbe rehearsed in remembraunce of her.
Judas selleth his Master for money.
Mark 14:10 And Iudas Iscarioth, one of þe twelue went awaye vnto þe hye Prestes, to betraye him vnto them. Mark 14:11 When they herde that, they were glad, and promysed that they wolde geue hym money. And he sought, how he myght conueniently betraye him.
Christ himself foretelleth how he shall be betrayed by one of his disciples:
Mark 14:12 And the fyrste daye of swete breed (when they offred Passeouer) his disciples sayd vnto him: where wylt þu that we go & prepare, that thou mayest eate the Passeouer? Mark 14:13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, & sayeth vnto them: Go ye into þe cytie, & ther shall mete you a man bearing a pitcher of water, folowe him. Mark 14:14 And whither soeuer he goeth in, saye ye to þe good man of þe house, þe master sayeth: where is the geest chambre, where I shall eate passeouer wyth my disciples? Mark 14:15 And he wyll shewe you a greate parlour, paued and prepared: there make ready for vs. Mark 14:16 And hys disciples went forth, and came into the cytie, and founde as he had sayde vnto them: and they made ready the Passeouer. Mark 14:17 And whan it was now euen tyde he came with the .xij. Mark 14:18 And as they sate at borde & dyd eate Iesus sayde: Uerely I saye vnto you: one of you (þt eateth with me) shall betraye me. Mark 14:19 And they beganne to be sorie, & to saye to him one by one: is it I? And another sayde: is it I? Mark 14:20 He answered & sayd vnto them: It is one of the .xij. euen he that dyppeth wyth me in the platter. Mark 14:21 The sonne of man trulye goeth as it is wrytten of him: but wo to that man by whom the sonne of man is betrayed. Good were it for that man, yf he had neuer bene borne.
after the Passover prepared, and eaten, instituteth his supper:
Mark 14:22 And as they dyd eate, Iesus toke breed: and whan he had geuen thankes he brake it, and gaue to them, and sayde: Take, eate, this is my body. Mark 14:23 And he toke the cup, & when he had geuen thankes he toke it to them, & they all dranke of it. Mark 14:24 and he sayde vnto them: This is my bloude of the newe Testament, whych is shedd for many. Mark 14:25 Uerely I saye vnto you: I wyll dryncke nomore of the frute of the vyne: vntyll that daye, that I drincke it newe in the kyngdome of God.
declareth aforehand the flight of all his disciples, and Peter's denial.
Mark 14:26 And when they had sayde grace: they went out to mount Oliuete. Mark 14:27 And Iesus sayeth vnto them: All ye shalbe offended because of me this nyght. For it is written: I wyll smyte the shepherd, & the shepe shalbe scattered: Mark 14:28 But after that I am rysen agayne, I wyll go into Galile before you. Mark 14:29 Peter sayde vnto him: And though all men be offended, yet wyll not I. Mark 14:30 And Iesus sayeth vnto him: Uerely I saye vnto þe, that this daye, euen, in this nyght before the cocke crowe twyse, thou shalt denye me thre tymes. Mark 14:31 But he spake more vehemently: no, yf I shulde dye with the, I wyll not denye the. Lyke wyse also sayde they all. Mark 14:32 And they came into a place which was named Gethsemani. And he sayeth to his disciples: Syt ye here, whyle I go asyde, and praye. Mark 14:33 And he taketh wyth him Peter & Iames & Iohn, & began to waxe abasshed, & to be in an agonye, Mark 14:34 & sayeth vnto them: My soule is heuy, euen vnto the deeth, tary ye here and watche. Mark 14:35 And he went forth a lytle & fell downe flatt on the grounde, & prayed: that yf it were possible, the houre myght passe from him. Mark 14:36 And he sayde: Abba father, all thinges are possible vnto the, take awaye this cup from me. Neuerthelesse, not that I will: but that thou wilt, be done. Mark 14:37 And he cam & founde them slepyng, & sayeth to Peter: Simon, slepest thou? Couldest not thou watche one houre? Mark 14:38 watche ye, & praye, leest ye entre into temptacion, the sprete trulye is ready, but the flesh is weake. Mark 14:39 And agayne he went asyde, & prayde, and spake þe same wordes. Mark 14:40 And he returned, & founde them a slepe agayne. For their eyes were heuy: nether wist they, what to answere him. Mark 14:41 And he came the thirde tyme & sayde vnto them: slepe hens forth, and take youre ease, it is ynough. The houre is come, beholde, the sonne of man is betrayed into the handes of synners. Mark 14:42 Ryse vp, let vs go. Lo, he that betrayeth me, is at hande.
Judas betrayeth him with a kiss.
Mark 14:43 And immediatly whill he yet spake, commeth Iudas (which was one of þe twelue) & with him a greate nomber of people wyth sweardes and staues from the hye Prestes and Scrybes & elders. Mark 14:44 And he that betrayed him, had geuen them a generall token, saying: whosoeuer I do kysse, that same is he: take him & leade him awaye warely. Mark 14:45 And as sone as he was come, he goeth streight waye to him, & sayeth vnto him: Master, Master, & kyssed him:
He is apprehended in the garden,
Mark 14:46 And they layde their handes on him, and toke him. Mark 14:47 And one of them that stode by, drue out a swearde, and smote a seruaunt of the hye Preste, & cut of his eare. Mark 14:48 And Iesus answered & sayd vnto them: ye be come out as vnto a thefe wt sweardes & wt staues, for to take me. Mark 14:49 I was daylye wt you in the temple, teachinge, & ye toke me not: but these thinges come to passe, that þe scriptures shuld be fulfylled. Mark 14:50 And they all forsoke him, & ranne awaye. Mark 14:51 And there folowed him a certayne younge man, clothed in lynnen vpon þe bare, & the yongmen caught him, Mark 14:52 & he lefte his lynnen garment, & fled from them naked.
Mark 14:53 And they ledd Iesus awaye to the hyest Preste of all & with him come all þe hye Prestes, & the elders, & the Scribes. Mark 14:54 And Peter folowed him a greate waye of (euen tyll he was come into the palace of the hye preste) and he sat with the seruauntes, and warmed him selfe at the fyre.
falsely accused, and impiously condemned by the Jews' council:
Mark 14:55 And the hye Prestes & all the counsell sought for witnes agaynst Iesu, to put hym to death, & founde none: Mark 14:56 for many bare false witnes agaynste hym, but their wytnesses agreed not together. Mark 14:57 And ther arose certayne, and brought falsse witnes agaynst hym, sayinge. Mark 14:58 We herde him saye: I will destroye this temple that is made wyth handes, and wyth in thre dayes I wyll buylde another, made without handes. Mark 14:59 But yet their wytnesses agreed not together. Mark 14:60 And the hye Preste stode vp amongest them, and asked Iesus, sayinge: answerest þu nothinge? How is it that these beare witnes agaynst the? Mark 14:61 But he helde his peace, & answered nothing. Agayne þe hyeste Preste asked him, & sayde vnto him. Art thou Christ the sonne of the blessed? Mark 14:62 And Iesus sayd: I am. And ye shall se the sonne of man sytting on the ryght hand of power, & commyng in þe cloudes of heauen. Mark 14:63 Then þe hye preste rent his clothes, & sayd: what nede we eny further of wytnesses? Mark 14:64 Ye haue heard blasphemy, what thincke ye? and they all condemned hym to be worthy of deeth.
shamefully abused by them:
Mark 14:65 And some beganne to spit at him, & to couer his face, & to beate him with fistes, and to saye vnto him, Areade: And the seruauntes boffeted him on the face.
and thrice denied of Peter.
Mark 14:66 And as Peter was beneth in the palace ther cam one of the wenches of the hyest preste: Mark 14:67 & when she sawe Peter warminge hym self, she loketh on hym, & sayeth: wast not þu also wt Iesus of Nazareth? Mark 14:68 And he denyed, saying: I knowe hym not, nether wote I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porche, and the cocke crewe. Mark 14:69 And a damsell (whan she sawe him) beganne agayne to saye to them that stode by, this is one of them. Mark 14:70 And he denyed it agayne. And an one after, they that stode by, sayde agayne to Peter: suerly thou art one of them, for thou art of Galyle, & thy speache agreth therto. Mark 14:71 But he beganne to cursse, & to sweare, sayinge: I knowe not thys man of whom ye speake. Mark 14:72 And agayne the cocke krewe, & Peter remembred the worde that Iesus sayde vnto him: before the cocke crowe twyse, thou shalt denye me thre tymes. And he beganne to wepe.