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Matthew 26

The rulers conspire against Christ.

Matthew 26:1 And it came to passe, when Iesus had fynisshed all these sayinges he sayde vnto his discyples: Matthew 26:2 ye knowe þt after two dayes shalbe Easter, and the sonne of man shalbe delyuered ouer, to be crucifyed. Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together þe chefe prestes & the scrybes & the elders of the people vnto the palace of the hye preste, (whych was called Cayphas) Matthew 26:4 and helde a counsell, that they myght take Iesus by suttelte, and kyll him. Matthew 26:5 But they sayd: not on þe holy daye, lest there be an vproure amonge the people.

The woman anointeth his head.

Matthew 26:6 When Iesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon þe leper, Matthew 26:7 ther came vnto him a woman hauyng an alabaster boxe of precious oyntment, and powred it on his heed, as he sate at the bourde. Matthew 26:8 But when his disciples sawe it, they had indignacyon, sayinge. Wherto serueth this wast? Matthew 26:9 This oyntment myght haue bene well solde, and geuen to the poore. Matthew 26:10 When Iesus vnderstode that, he sayde vnto them: why trouble ye the wooman? For she hath wrought a good worcke vpon me. Matthew 26:11 For ye haue the poore all wayes, with you: But me shal ye not haue alwayes. Matthew 26:12 And in þt she hath cast this oyntment on my bodye, she dyd it to burye me. Matthew 26:13 Uerely I saye vnto you: wheresoeuer thys gospell shalbe preached in all þe world, there shall also this þt she hath done, be tolde for a memoriall of her.

Judas selleth him.

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelue (which was called Iudas Iscarioth) went vnto þe chefe prestes, Matthew 26:15 and sayd vnto them: what will ye geue me, and I wyll delyuer him vnto you? And they apoynted vnto hym thyrty peces of syluer. Matthew 26:16 And from that tyme forth, he sought oportunite to betraye him.

Christ eateth the Passover:

Matthew 26:17 The fyrst daye of swete breed, the disciples came to Iesus, sayinge vnto him: where wilt thou that we prepare for the, to eate the passeouer? Matthew 26:18 And he sayd: go into the cytie, to soche a man, and saye vnto him, the master sayeth: my tyme is at hand, I will kepe myne Easter by the, wyth my disciples: Matthew 26:19 And þe disciples dyd as Iesus had apoynted them, and they made ready the passeouer. Matthew 26:20 When the euen was come, he sate doune wyth the twelue. Matthew 26:21 And as they dyd eate, he sayd: Uerely, I saye vnto you, that one of you shall betraye me. Matthew 26:22 And they were exceadynge sorowfull, and beganne euery one of them to saye vnto him: Lord, is it I? Matthew 26:23 He answered and sayde: he that dyppeth hys hande with me in the disshe, the same shall betraye me. Matthew 26:24 The sonne of man truly goeth, as it is written of him: but wo vnto that man, by whom the sonne of man is betrayed. It had bene good for þt man, if he had not bene borne. Matthew 26:25 Then Iudas which betrayed him, answered, and sayd: master, is it I? He sayde vnto him: þu hast sayd.

instituteth his holy supper:

Matthew 26:26 Whan they were eatyng, Iesus toke bread, and whan he had geuen thankes, he brake it, & gaue it to þe disciples, & sayd: Take, eate, this is my body. Matthew 26:27 And he toke þe cup, & thanked, and gaue it them, sayinge: drincke ye all of this. Matthew 26:28 For this is my bloud (which is of the new testament) that is shed for many, for þe remissyon of synnes. Matthew 26:29 But I saye vnto you: I will not dryncke hence forth of this frute of the vyne tree, vntyll that daye, when I shall drincke it newe with you in my fathers kyngdome. Matthew 26:30 And when they had sayde grace, they went out vnto mount Oliuete. Matthew 26:31 Then sayeth Iesus vnto them: all ye shalbe offended because of me this nyght. For it is wrytten: I will smyte the shepeherde, & þe shepe of the flocke shalbe scattered abroade. Matthew 26:32 But after I am rysen agayne, I will go before you into Galile. Matthew 26:33 Peter answered, & sayde vnto him: though all men be offended because of the, yet will not I be offended. Matthew 26:34 Iesus sayd vnto him: Uerely, I saye vnto the, that in this same myght, before the cocke crowe, thou shalt denye me thryse. Matthew 26:35 Peter sayde vnto him. Yee, though I shuld dye with the, yet will I not denye the: Like wyse also sayde all the disciples.

prayeth in the garden:

Matthew 26:36 Then came Iesus wt them vnto a farme. place (which is called Gethsemane) and sayde vnto the disciples: syt ye here while I go and praye yonder. Matthew 26:37 And he toke with him Peter and the two sonnes of Zebede, and began to wexe sorowfull and heuye. Matthew 26:38 Then sayde Iesus vnto them: my soule his heuy, euen vnto the deeth. Tary ye here: and watche wt me. Matthew 26:39 And he went a lytell farther, and fell flat on his face, and prayed, sayinge: O my father, yf it be possible, let this cuppe passe from me: neuerthelesse, not as I will, but as þu wilt. Matthew 26:40 And he came vnto þe disciples, & founde them aslepe, and sayeth vnto Peter: what, coulde ye not watch with me one houre: Matthew 26:41 watche, and praye, that ye entre not into temptacyon. The sprete is willinge, but the fleshe is weake. Matthew 26:42 He went awaye once agayne and prayed, sayinge, O my father, yf this cuppe maye not passe awaye from me, excepte I drincke of it, thy will be fulfylled. Matthew 26:43 And he came, and founde them aslepe agayne. For their eyes were heuy. Matthew 26:44 And he lefte them & went agayne, and prayed þe thyrd tyme, sayinge þe same wordes. Matthew 26:45 Then commeth he to his disciples, and sayeth vnto them Slepe on now, and take youre rest. Beholde, the houre is at hande & þe sonne of man is betrayed into the handes of synners. Matthew 26:46 Ryse, let vs be goinge: beholde, he is at hande, that doth betraye me.

and being betrayed with a kiss,

Matthew 26:47 Whil he yet spake: lo: Iudas one of the nombre of the twelue, came & with him a greate multitude, wt sweardes and staues, sent from the chefe prestes and elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 But he þt betrayed him gaue them a token, sayinge: whomsoeuer I kysse, that same is he, hold him fast. Matthew 26:49 And forth with 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 handes on Iesus and toke him. Matthew 26:51 And beholde, one of them whych were with Iesus, stretched out his hande, and drue his swearde, and stroke a seruaunt of the hye hye prestes, and smote of his eare. Matthew 26:52 Then sayd Iesus vnto him: put vp thy swearde into his sheath. For All they that take the swearde, shall perishe with þe swearde. Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now praye to my father, and he shall geue me more then twelue Legions of angels? Matthew 26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfylled? for this must it be. Matthew 26:55 In that same houre sayde Iesus to the multitude: ye be come out as it were vnto a thefe, with swerdes and staues, for to take me. I sat daylie with you, teachinge in the temple, and ye toke me not. Matthew 26:56 But all this is done, that the scriptures of the prophetes myght be fulfilled.

is carried to Caiaphas,

Matthew 26:57 Then all the disciples forsoke him, and fleed. And they toke Iesus, & led him to Cayphas þe hye Preste, where the Scribes and þe elders were assembled. Matthew 26:58 But Peter folowed him a farre of, vnto the hye prestes palace: & went in, and sate with the seruauntes, to se the ende. Matthew 26:59 The chefe Prestes and the elders, and all the councell, sought false witnes agaynst Iesus (for to put hym to deeth) Matthew 26:60 but founde none: yee, 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 destroye þe temple of God, & to buylde it agayne in thre dayes. Matthew 26:62 And the chefe preste arose, & sayd vnto him: answerest thou nothyng? Why do these beare wytnes against the? Matthew 26:63 But Iesus helde hys peace. And the chefe preste answered and sayde vnto him: I charge the by the lyuinge God, þt thou tell vs, whether thou be Christ the sonne of God. Matthew 26:64 Iesus sayeth vnto hym, thou hast sayd. Neuerthelesse I saye vnto you here after shall ye se the sonne of man syttinge on þe right hande of power, and commyng in the cloudes of the skye. Matthew 26:65 Then þe hye preste rent his clothes, sayinge: he hath spoken blasphemye. what nede we of eny moo witnesses? Beholde, now ye haue hearde his blasphemy: Matthew 26:66 what thinke ye? They answered, and sayde: he is worthy to dye: Matthew 26:67 Then dyd they spytt in his face, & buffeted him with fistes. And other smote him on hys face wyth the palme of their handes, Matthew 26:68 sayinge: tell vs thou Christ, who is he that smote the?

and denied of Peter.

Matthew 26:69 Peter sat with oute in the palace. And a damsell came to him, sayinge: Thou also wast with Iesus of Galile: Matthew 26:70 but he denyed before them all, saying. I woot not what thou sayest. Matthew 26:71 When he was gone out into the porche, a nother wenche sawe him, and sayde vnto them that were there: This felowe was also with Iesus of Nazareth. Matthew 26:72 And agayne he denyed with an othe: (sayeng.) I do not knowe the man. Matthew 26:73 And after a whyle, came vnto him they (þt stode by) and sayde vnto Peter. surely þu art euen one of them, for thy speache be wrayeth the. Matthew 26:74 Then beganne he to curse and to sweare, that he knewe not the man. And immediatly the cocke krew. Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembred the worde of Iesu, which sayde vnto him: before the cocke crowe, thou shalt denye me thryse: and he went out, and wepte bytterly.

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