The rulers conspire against Christ.
Matthew 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus ended all these words, he said unto his disciples: Matthew 26:2 Ye know that, after two days, the passover, taketh place,and, the Son of Man, is to be delivered up, to be crucified. Matthew 26:3 Then, were gathered together, the High-priests and the Elders of the people, into the court of the High-priest who was called Caiaphas; Matthew 26:4 and they took counsel together, in order that, Jesus, by guile, they might secure, and slay. Matthew 26:5 They were saying, however: Not during the feast, lest, an uproar, arise among the people.
The woman anointeth his head.
Matthew 26:6 But, Jesus, happening to be in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, Matthew 26:7 there came unto him a woman, holding an alabaster-jar of costly perfume, and she poured it down upon his head, as he was reclining. Matthew 26:8 And the disciples, seeing it, were greatly displeased, sayingTo what end, this loss? Matthew 26:9 For this could have been sold for much, and given to the destitute. Matthew 26:10 But Jesus, taking note, said unto themWhy vex ye the woman? for, a seemly work, hath she wrought for me; Matthew 26:11 For, always, the destitute, have ye with you,but, me, not always, have ye; Matthew 26:12 For, she, pouring this perfume upon my body, so as to prepare me for burial, did it. Matthew 26:13 Verily, I say unto youWheresoever this glad-message shall be proclaimed in all the world, also what she did, will be told, as a memorial of her.
Judas selleth him.
Matthew 26:14 Then, went one of the twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, unto the High-priests, Matthew 26:15 and saidWhat are ye willing to give unto me? and, I, unto you, will deliver him up. And they appointed him thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26:16 And, from that time, was he seeking a favourable opportunity that he might, deliver him up.
Christ eateth the Passover:
Matthew 26:17 And, on the first of the days of unleavened bread, the disciples came unto Jesus, sayingWhere wilt thou, that we make ready for thee to eat the passover? Matthew 26:18 And, he, saidGo your way into the city, unto such-a-one, and say to him, The teacher, saith, My season, is, near, with thee, will I keep the passover, with my disciples. Matthew 26:19 And the disciples did, as Jesus directed them, and made ready the passover. Matthew 26:20 And, when, evening, came, he was reclining with the twelve [disciples]; Matthew 26:21 and, as they were eating, he saidVerily, I say unto you, One from among you, will deliver me up. Matthew 26:22 And, being exceedingly grieved, they began to be saying to him, each oneCan it be, I, Lord? Matthew 26:23 And, he, answering, saidHe who hath dipped with me his hand in the bowl, the same, will deliver me up. Matthew 26:24 The Son of Man, indeed, goeth his way, according as it is written concerning him,But alas! for that man, through whom the Son of Man, is being delivered up: Well, had it been for him, if, that man, had not been born! Matthew 26:25 And Judas, who was delivering him up, answering, saidCan it be, I, Rabbi? He saith unto himThou, hast said.
instituteth his holy supper:
Matthew 26:26 And, as they were eating, Jesus, taking a loaf and blessing, brake,and, giving to his disciples, saidTake, eat! This, is, my body. Matthew 26:27 And, taking a cup, and giving thanks, he gave unto them, sayingDrink of it, all of you; Matthew 26:28 For, this, is my blood of the covenant, which, for many, is to be poured out, for remission of sins. Matthew 26:29 Moreover, I say unto youIn nowise, will I drink, henceforth, of this produce of the vine, until that day, whensoever I shall drink it with you, new, in the kingdom of my Father. Matthew 26:30 And, having sung praise, they went forth unto the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:31 Then, Jesus saith unto themAll ye, will find cause of stumbling in me, during this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and, the sheep of the flock, will be scattered abroad; Matthew 26:32 But, after my arising, I will go before you into Galilee. Matthew 26:33 Now Peter, answering, said unto himThough, all, shall find cause of stumbling in thee, I, shall never find cause of stumbling. Matthew 26:34 Jesus saith unto him: Verily, I say unto theeDuring this night, before a cock crow, Thrice, wilt thou deny me. Matthew 26:35 Peter saith unto him: Even though it be needful for me, with thee to die, in nowise, will I deny thee. Likewise, all the disciples also, said.
prayeth in the garden:
Matthew 26:36 Then Jesus cometh with them, into a place called Gethsemane,and he saith unto his disciples, Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray. Matthew 26:37 And, taking with him, Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be grieved and to be in great distress. Matthew 26:38 Then, saith he unto them: Encompassed with grief, is my soul, unto death: Abide ye here, and be watching with me. Matthew 26:39 And, going forward a little, he fell upon his face, offering prayer, and sayingMy Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from me,Nevertheless, not as, I, will, but as, thou, wilt. Matthew 26:40 And he cometh unto his disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and said unto PeterThus, powerless are ye, one hour, to watch with me? Matthew 26:41 Be watching and praying, that ye may not enter into temptation: The spirit, indeed, is, eager, but, the flesh, weak. Matthew 26:42 Again, a second time, departing he prayed, saying: My Father! If it is impossible for this to pass, except I, drink, it, Accomplished, be, thy will. Matthew 26:43 And coming, he, again, found them sleeping, for their eyes had become heavy. Matthew 26:44 And, leaving them, he, again, departed, and prayed a third time, the same word, saying again. Matthew 26:45 Then, cometh he unto the disciples, and saith unto them,Ye are sleeping what time remaineth, and taking your rest: Lo! the hour hath drawn near, and, the Son of Man, is being delivered up into the hands of sinners. Matthew 26:46 Arise! let us be going,Lo! he that delivereth me up, hath drawn near.
and being betrayed with a kiss,
Matthew 26:47 And, while, yet, he was speaking, lo! Judas, one of the twelve, came, and, with him, a large multitude, with swords and clubs, from the High-priests and Elders of the people. Matthew 26:48 And, he who was delivering him up, gave them a sign, sayingWhomsoever I shall kiss, he, it is,secure him. Matthew 26:49 And, straightway, coming unto Jesus, he saidJoy to thee! Rabbi, and eagerly kissed him. Matthew 26:50 But, Jesus, said unto himFriend! wherefore art thou here? Then, coming forward, they thrust their hands upon Jesus, and secured him. Matthew 26:51 And lo! one of those with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, grasped his sword, and smiting the servant of the High-priest, cut off his ear. Matthew 26:52 Then, Jesus saith unto himPut back thy sword into its place, for, all they who take a sword, by a sword, shall perish. Matthew 26:53 Or thinkest thou that I cannot call upon my Father, and he will set near me, even now, more than twelve legions of messengers? Matthew 26:54 How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that, thus, it must needs come to pass? Matthew 26:55 In that hour, said Jesus unto the multitudes: As against a robber, came ye forth, with swords and clubs, to arrest me? Daily in the temple, used I to sit teaching, and ye secured me not; Matthew 26:56 But, this, hath, wholly, come to pass, that, the Scriptures of the prophets, may be fulfilled. Then, the disciples, all forsaking him, fled.
is carried to Caiaphas,
Matthew 26:57 And, they who secured Jesus, led him away unto Caiaphas the High-priest, where the Scribes and the Elders gathered themselves together. Matthew 26:58 Now, Peter, was following him afar off, unto the court of the High-priest,and, entering within, was sitting with the attendants, to see the end. Matthew 26:59 Now, the High-priests and all the High-council, were seeking false-witness against Jesus, that they might, put him to death; Matthew 26:60 and found not any, though many came forward as false-witnesses. At length, however, there came forward, two, Matthew 26:61 and said: This, man saidI am able to pull down the shrine of God, and, in three days, to, build, it. Matthew 26:62 And the High-priest, arising, said unto himNothing, answerest thou? What are these, against thee bearing witness? Matthew 26:63 But, Jesus, was silent. And, the High-priest, said unto him: I put thee on oath, by the Living God, that, to us, thou sayWhether, thou, art the Christ, the Son of God. Matthew 26:64 Jesus saith unto him: Thou, hast said; Moreover, I say unto youHereafter, ye will see the Son of Man, sitting on the right hand of power, and coming upon the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:65 Then, the High-priest rent asunder his garments, sayingHe hath spoken profanely! What further need have we, of witnesses? Lo! now, ye have heard the profanity! Matthew 26:66 How, to you, doth it seem? And, they, answering, said: Guilty of death, he is. Matthew 26:67 Then, spat they into his face, and buffeted him; and, others, struck him smartly, Matthew 26:68 sayingProphesy unto us, O Christ! Who is he that struck thee?
and denied of Peter.
Matthew 26:69 Now, Peter, was sitting without, in the court; and there came unto him a certain female servant, sayingThou also, wast with Jesus, the Galilaean. Matthew 26:70 But, he, denied before all, sayingI know not what thou sayest. Matthew 26:71 And, when he went out into the porch, another female saw him, and said unto them who were thereThis, one was with Jesus the Nazarene. Matthew 26:72 And, again, he denied, with an oathI know not the man. Matthew 26:73 And, after a little, the by-standers, coming forward, said unto Peter: Truly, thou also, art, from among them, for, thy very speech, maketh thee, manifest. Matthew 26:74 Then, began he to be cursing and swearingI know not the man! And, straightway, a cock crowed. Matthew 26:75 And Peter was put in mind of the declaration of Jesus, of his having saidBefore a cock crow, thrice, wilt thou utterly deny me; and, going forth outside, he wept bitterly.