The rulers conspire against Christ.
Matthew 26:1 And it came to passe, when Iesus had finyshed all these sayinges, he sayed vnto hys disciples. Matthew 26:2 Ye know that after two dayes shalbe easter, and the sonne of man shalbe delyuered to be crucifyed. Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the chiefe priestes and the scrybes and the elders of the people to the palaice of the hye priest, called Cayphas, Matthew 26:4 and helde a counsell, howe they myghte take Iesus by sutteltie, and kyl hym. Matthew 26:5 But they sayed, not on the holy daye, lest any vproure aryse amonge the people.
The woman anointeth his head.
Matthew 26:6 When Iesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 26:7 there came to him a woman, which had an alabaster boxe of precious oyntment, and poured it on hys heade, as he sate at the bourde. Matthew 26:8 When hys discyples sawe that, they had indignacyon, sayinge: what neded thys waste? Matthew 26:9 Thys oyntment myght haue bene wel solde, and geuen to the poore. Matthew 26:10 When Iesus vnderstode that, he sayed vnto them: why trouble ye the woman? she hath wrought a good worke vpon me. Matthew 26:11 For ye shall haue poore folke alwaies with you, but me shall ye not haue alwayes. Matthew 26:12 And in that she casted thys oyntmente on my bodye, she dyd it to burye me with al. Matthew 26:13 Verelye I saye vnto you, wheresoeuer thys gospell shalbe preached throughout al the world, there shal also thys that she hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Judas selleth him.
Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelue called Iudas Iscaryoth went vnto the chiefe priestes, Matthew 26:15 and sayd: What wyll ye geue me, and I wyll delyuer him vnto you? And they appoynted vnto him thyrtye peces of syluer. Matthew 26:16 And from that tyme he sought oportunite to betraye hym.
Christ eateth the Passover:
Matthew 26:17 The fyrst day of swete bread the disciples came to Iesus sayinge vnto hym: where wylt thou that we prepare for þe to eate the paschall lambe? Matthew 26:18 And he sayde: go into the cytye vnto suche a man, & saye to hym: the mayster sayth my tyme is at hande, I wyll kepe myne easter at thy house wyth my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the discyples dyd as Iesus had appoynted them, and made redy the easter lambe. Matthew 26:20 When the euen was come, he sate doune with the .xij. Matthew 26:21 And as they dyd eate, he sayed: Verelye I saye vnto you, that one of you shal betraye me. Matthew 26:22 And they were excedynge sorowfull, and beganne euery one of them to saye vnto hym: is it I mayster? Matthew 26:23 He answered & sayed: he that deppeth hys hand wyth me in the dish the same shall betraye me. Matthew 26:24 The sonne of man goeth as it is written of hym: but wo be to that man, by whome the sonne of man shalbe betrayed. It had ben good for that man, yf he had neuer bene borne. Matthew 26:25 Then Iudas whiche betrayed him, answered and sayde: is it I mayster? He sayed vnto hym: thou hast sayed.
instituteth his holy supper:
Matthew 26:26 As they dyd eate, Iesus toke bread and gyue thankes, brake it and gaue it to the discyples and sayed: Take, eate, thys is my body. Matthew 26:27 And he toke the cup, & thanked, and gaue it them, saying: drynke of it euery one: Matthew 26:28 For thys is my bloude of the newe testament, that shalbe shedde for many, for the remissyon of synnes. Matthew 26:29 I saye vnto you: I wyll not drinke henceforth of this frute of the vyne tree, vntyll that daye, when I shall drinke it newe wyth you in my fathers kyngdome. Matthew 26:30 And when they had sayde grace, they went oute into mounte oliuete. Matthew 26:31 Then sayd Iesus vnto them: all ye shall be offended by me thys nyght. For it is written. I wyll smyte the shepehearde, and the shepe of the flocke shall be scattered abroade. Matthew 26:32 But after I am rysen agayne, I wyll goo before you into Galile. Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and sayd vnto hym, thoughe all men should be offended by the yet would I neuer be offended. Matthew 26:34 Iesus sayde vnto hym: Verelye I saye vnto the þt thys same nyghte before the cocke crowe thou shalte denye me thryse. Matthew 26:35 Peter sayed vnto him: Yf I should dye with the, yet would I not denye the, lykewyse also sayed all the discyples.
prayeth in the garden:
Matthew 26:36 Then went Iesus with them into a place whiche is called Gethsemane, and sayde vnto the disciples: sit ye here whyle I go and praye yonder. Matthew 26:37 And he toke with hym Peter and the two sonnes of Zebede, and began to waxe sorowful, and to be in an agonye. Matthew 26:38 Then said Iesus vnto them: my soule is heauy euen to the death. Tary ye here & watche with me. Matthew 26:39 And he went a lytell aparte, and fell flat on hys face and prayed sayinge: O my father, yf it be possible, let thys cup passe from me: neuerthelesse not as I wyll, but as thou wilte. Matthew 26:40 And he came vnto the discyples, and founde them a slepe, & sayd to Peter: what, could ye not watche with me one houre: Matthew 26:41 watche and praye, that ye fall not into temptacion. The spirite is ready, & the fleshe is weake. Matthew 26:42 He wente awaye once more, & prayed, sayinge: O my father, yf thys cup can not passe awaye from me, but that I drinke of it, thy wyl be fulfylled. Matthew 26:43 And he came and founde them a slepe agayne. For theyr eyes were heauye. Matthew 26:44 And he lefte them, and went agayne and prayed þe thyrde tyme, sayinge the same wordes. Matthew 26:45 Then came he to hys discyples and sayde vnto them: Slepe hence forth and take youre reste. For lo the houre is at hande, and the sonne of man shalbe delyuered into the handes of synners. Matthew 26:46 Ryse, let vs be goynge: beholde, he is at hand that shall betraye me.
and being betrayed with a kiss,
Matthew 26:47 Whyle he yet spake: lo Iudas one of the twelue came, and with hym a great multitude with sweardes and staues, sent from the chiefe priestes and elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 And he that betrayed hym, had geuen them a token, saying: whosoeuer I kysse, that same is he, laye handes on hym. Matthew 26:49 And forthe wt al he came to Iesus, and sayed: hayle mayster and kyssed hym. Matthew 26:50 And Iesus sayde vnto hym: frende, wherfore arte thou come? Then came they, and layed handes on Iesus, & toke him. Matthew 26:51 And behold, one of them which were with Iesus, stretched out hys hande, and drue hys swerde, and stroke a seruaunt of the hye priest and smote of hys eare. Matthew 26:52 Then sayed Iesus vnto hym: put vp thy swearde into hys place. For all that laye hand on the swearde, shal perysh with the swerd. Matthew 26:53 Eyther thynkest thou that I can not nowe praye to my father, and he shal geue me more then .xij. legyons of Angelles? Matthew 26:54 But how then shoulde the scriptures be fulfylled: for so must it be. Matthew 26:55 The same tyme sayde Iesus to the multitude: ye be come out as it were vnto a thief with sweardes and staues, for to take me. I sat daylye teachynge in the temple amonge you, and ye toke me not. Matthew 26:56 Al this was done that the scriptures of the Prophetes myght be fulfylled.
is carried to Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:57 Then all the disciples forsoke hym and fled. And they toke Iesus, and ledde hym to Cayphas the hye Priest, where the Scribes & the Elders were assembled. Matthew 26:58 And Peter folowed him a farre of vnto the hye priestes palayce: and went in and sat with the seruauntes, to se the ende. Matthew 26:59 The chiefe priestes and the elders, and all the counsell, sought false wytnes agaynst Iesus, for to put hym to death, Matthew 26:60 but founde none in so muche that when manye false wytnesses came yet founde they none. At the laste came two false wytnesses, Matthew 26:61 and sayed: Thys fellowe sayed: I can destroye the temple of God and buylde it agayne in thre dayes. Matthew 26:62 And the chief priest arose, and sayd to hym: answerest thou nothynge? How is it that these beare wytnes agaynst the? Matthew 26:63 But Iesus held hys peace: And the chief Priest answered and sayed to hym: I charge the in the name of the liuynge God, that thou tell vs whyther thou be Christ the sonne of God. Matthew 26:64 Iesus sayd to him thou hast sayed. Neuertheles I say vnto you, hereafter shall ye se the sonne of men sittynge on the ryght hand of power, and come in the cloudes of the skye. Matthew 26:65 Then the hye Priest rent hys clothes sayinge: He hath blasphemed: what nede we of anye more wytnesses? Beholde nowe ye haue heard hys blasphemy Matthew 26:66 what thynke ye? They answered and said: he is worthy to dye. Matthew 26:67 Then spat they in hys face and boffeted hym wyth fistes. And other smot hym with the palme of theyr handes Matthew 26:68 on the face, sayinge tell vs thou Christ who is he that smote the?
and denied of Peter.
Matthew 26:69 Peter sate without in the palayce. And a damsell came to him saying: Thou also wast with Iesus of Galile: Matthew 26:70 but he denyed before them al sayinge: I wote not what thou sayst. Matthew 26:71 When he was gone oute into the poorche, another wenche sawe hym, and sayde vnto them that were there. Thys felowe was also with Iesus of Nazareth, Matthew 26:72 and agayne he denyed with an oth that he knew not the man. Matthew 26:73 And after a whyle came vnto hym they that stode by & sayde vnto Peter: surely thou art euen one of them, for thy speache bewrayeth the. Matthew 26:74 Then beganne he to corse and to sweare that he knew not the man. And immediatly the cocke crewe. Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembred the wordes of Iesu whiche sayed vnto hym: before the cocke crowe, thou shalt deny me thryse. And went out at the dores and wept bitterlye.