A conspiracy against Christ.
Mark 14:1 After two dayes folowed easter and the dayes of swete breade. And the hye priestes and þe scrybes soughte meanes howe they myght take hym by crafte, and put hym to death. Mark 14:2 But they sayde: Not in the feast daye least any busynes aryse among the people.
Precious ointment is poured on his head by a woman.
Mark 14:3 When he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, euen as he sate at meate ther came a woman hauynge an alabaster boxe of oyntment called narde, that was pure & costly, and she brake the boxe and powred it on hys head. Mark 14:4 And there were some that were not content in them selues, and sayd: what neded this waste of oyntment? Mark 14:5 For it myght haue bene solde for more then thre hundred pence, & bene geuen vnto the poore. And they grudged agaynste her. Mark 14:6 And Iesus sayde: let her be in reste, why troubled ye her? she hath done a good worke on me. Mark 14:7 For ye shall haue poore men with you alwayes, & whensoeuer ye wyll, ye maye do them good, but me ye shal not haue alwayes. Mark 14:8 She hath done that she coulde: she came afore hande to anoynte my body to hys buryenge warde. Mark 14:9 Verelye I saye vnto you: where soeuer this gospel shall be preached throughout 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 Ischarioth one of the twelue went awaye vnto the hye priestes, to betraye hym vnto them. Mark 14:11 When they hearde that, they were glad, and promysed that they woulde geue hym money. And he sought howe he myghte conuenientlye betraye hym.
Christ himself foretelleth how he shall be betrayed by one of his disciples:
Mark 14:12 And the fyrst daye of swete bread: when men after the pascall lambe, hys discyples sayed vnto him: where wilt thou that we go & prepare that thou mayest eat the easter lambe? Mark 14:13 And he sente forthe two of his disciples, and sayed vnto them: Go ye into the citye: and there shal a man mete you bearynge a pycher of water, folowe him. Mark 14:14 And whyther soeuer he goeth in, say ye to the good man of þe house: the maister axeth: where is the gest chambre, where I shall eat þe easter lambe wt my disciples. Mark 14:15 And he wyll shew you a great parloure, paued & prepared: there make readye for vs. Mark 14:16 And his discyples went forth, and came to the citie, and founde as he had sayd vnto them: & made ready þe easter lambe. Mark 14:17 And at euen he came with the twelue Mark 14:18 and as they sate at borde, and eate. Iesus sayd: Verelye I saye vnto you: that one of you shal betraye me, whiche eateth with me. Mark 14:19 And they beganne to mourne, and to say to him one by one: is it I? and another sayde: is it I? Mark 14:20 He aunswered, and sayde vnto them: It is one of the .xij. & the same deppeth with me in the platter. Mark 14:21 The sonne of man goeth as it is written of hym, but woo be to that man, by whom the sonne of man is betrayed: good were it for hym, yf that man had neuer bene borne.
after the Passover prepared, and eaten, instituteth his supper:
Mark 14:22 And as they eate. Iesus toke bread, blessed and brake & gaue to them & sayd: Take, eat, this is my body. Mark 14:23 And he toke þe cup, gaue thankes, & gaue it to them, & they all dranke of it. Mark 14:24 And he sayed vnto them: This is my bloud of þe new Testament which is shed for many. Mark 14:25 Verely I saye vnto you: I wyll drinke no more of thys frute of the vyne, vntil that day, that I drinke it newe in the kingdome of God.
declareth aforehand the flight of all his disciples, and Peter's denial.
Mark 14:26 And when they had grace, they went out to mount Oliuete. Mark 14:27 And Iesus sayde vnto them. All ye shalbe offended through me this night. For it is written: I wyll smyte the shepeherde, and þe shepe shalbe scattered. Mark 14:28 But after that I am rysen agayne: I wyll go into Galile before you. Mark 14:29 Peter sayd vnto him. And though all men should be offended, yet woulde not I. Mark 14:30 And Iesus said vnto hym: Verelye I saye vnto the, this daye euen in thys nyghte before the cocke crowe twyse, thou shalte denye me thryse. Mark 14:31 And he spake boldelyer: no, yf I shoulde dye wt the I wyll not deuye the. Lykewyse also sayde they all. Mark 14:32 And they came into a place named Gethsemanye, and he sayde to hys discyples: Syt ye here, whyle I go a parte and praye. Mark 14:33 And he toke with him Peter, Iames, and Iohn, & he began to waxe abashed, and to be in an agonye, Mark 14:34 and said vnto them: My soule is very heauye euen vnto the death: tarye here & watche. Mark 14:35 And he wente forthe a litle and fell doune on the grounde, and prayed: that yf it were possyble, the houre myght passe from hym. Mark 14:36 And he sayde: Abba father, all thynges are possyble vnto the, take awaye this cup from me. Neuerthelesse, not that I wyll but that thou wylte, be done. Mark 14:37 And he came, and founde them slepynge, and sayd to Peter: Symon slepest thou? Couldest not thou watche wt me one houre? Mark 14:38 watche ye, and praye leaste ye enter into temptacyon, the spirite is ready, and the fleshe is weake. Mark 14:39 And agayne he went away and prayed and spake the same wordes. Mark 14:40 And he returned and found them a slepe agayn, for theyr eyes were heauy: neither wyste they what to aunswere hym. Mark 14:41 And he came the thyrde tyme and sayd vnto them: slepe hence forth and take youre ease, it is ynough. The houre is come, beholde the sonne of man shalbe delyuered 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 immediatelye whyle he yet spake, came Iudas one of the twelue, and wyth him a great numbre of people wt sweardes & staues from the hyghe Priestes & Scribes & elders. Mark 14:44 And he that betrayed him, had geuen them a generall token saiyng: whosoeuer I do kysse, he it is: take hym & leade him awaye warely. Mark 14:45 And assone as he was come, he went straighte waye to hym, and sayed vnto him: mayster, and kyssed him.
He is apprehended in the garden,
Mark 14:46 And they layde theyr handes on hym, and toke him. Mark 14:47 And one of them that stode by, drue out a swerde & smote a seruaunt of the hye priest, and cut of hys eare. Mark 14:48 And Iesus aunswered and sayd vnto them: ye be come oute as vnto a thefe with swerdes & with staues, for to take me. Mark 14:49 I was daylye wt you in the temple teachynge, and ye toke me not: but that the scriptures shoulde be fulfylled. Mark 14:50 And they all forsoke him, & ranne away. Mark 14:51 And there folowed him a certayne yong man clothed in linnen vpon the bare, and the yong men caught him, Mark 14:52 and he lefte hys linnen, and fleed from them naked.
Mark 14:53 And they leed Iesus awaye to the hyest priest of all, & to him came all the hye priestes, and the elders, and the scribes. Mark 14:54 And Peter folowed him a great waye of euen into the pallaice of the hye priest, and sat with the seruauntes, and warmed hym self at the fyre.
falsely accused, and impiously condemned by the Jews' council:
Mark 14:55 And the hye priestes, and al the counsell soughte for witnes againste Iesu to put him to death, & founde none. Mark 14:56 Yet manye bare false witnes againste him, but theyr witnes agreed not together. Mark 14:57 And there arose certayne and brought false wytnes agaynst hym, saiinge: Mark 14:58 We hearde him saye: I will destroy this temple made with handes, & within .iij. dayes I will buylde another made without handes. Mark 14:59 But theyr wytnes agreed not together. Mark 14:60 And the hyest priest stode vp amongest them: and axed Iesus, sayinge: answerest thou nothynge? Howe is it that these beare witnes agaynst the? Mark 14:61 And he helde hys peace, and aunswered nothynge. Agayne the hyest priest axed him, and sayed vnto hym: Arte thou christe the sonne of the blessed? Mark 14:62 And Iesus sayed: I am. And ye shall se the sonne of man sit on the ryght hande of power, and come in the cloudes of heauen. Mark 14:63 Then the hyest prieste rent hys clothes, & sayd: What nede we any further of witnesse? Mark 14:64 ye haue hearde the blasphemy, what thynke ye? And then they all gaue sentence, that he was worth of death,
shamefully abused by them:
Mark 14:65 and some began to spit at hym, and to couer hys face, and to beate hym wyth fystes, and to saye vnto him: areade vnto vs? And the seruauntes boffeted hym on the face.
and thrice denied of Peter.
Mark 14:66 And as Peter was beneth in the pallayce, there came one of the wenches of the hyest priest, Mark 14:67 & when she sawe Peter warmyng him selfe she loked on hym, and sayd: Waste not thou also with Iesus of Nazareth? Mark 14:68 And he denyed it, saying: I know hym not, neyther wot I what thou sayest. And he wente out into the porche, and the cocke crew. Mark 14:69 And a damsell saw hym, and agayne beganne to saye to them that stode by: thys is one of them. Mark 14:70 And he denyed it agayne. And anone after, they that stode by, sayed agayne to Peter: Surely thou art one of them, for thou arte of Galile, and thy speache agreeth therto. Mark 14:71 And he began to cursse and to sweare, saiynge: I know not this man of whome ye speake. Mark 14:72 And agayne the cocke crewe, and Peter remembred the worde that Iesus sayed vnto hym: before the cocke crowe twyse, thou shalte denye me thyrse, & began to wepe.