A conspiracy against Christ.
Mark 14:1 And the passover and the unleavened food were after two days, and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how, by guile, having taken hold of him, they might kill him; Mark 14:2 and they said, 'Not in the feast, lest there shall be a tumult of the people.'
Precious ointment is poured on his head by a woman.
Mark 14:3 And he, being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, at his reclining (at meat), there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, of spikenard, very precious, and having broken the alabaster box, did pour on his head; Mark 14:4 and there were certain much displeased within themselves, and saying, 'For what hath this waste of the ointment been made? Mark 14:5 for this could have been sold for more than three hundred denaries, and given to the poor;' and they were murmuring at her. Mark 14:6 And Jesus said, 'Let her alone; why are ye giving her trouble? a good work she wrought on me; Mark 14:7 for the poor always ye have with you, and whenever ye may will ye are able to do them good, but me ye have not always; Mark 14:8 what she could she did, she anticipated to anoint my body for the embalming. Mark 14:9 Verily I say to you, wherever this good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, what also this woman did shall be spoken offor a memorial of her.'
Judas selleth his Master for money.
Mark 14:10 And Judas the Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them, Mark 14:11 and having heard, they were glad, and promised to give him money, and he was seeking how, conveniently, he might deliver him up.
Christ himself foretelleth how he shall be betrayed by one of his disciples:
Mark 14:12 And the first day of the unleavened food, when they were killing the passover, his disciples say to him, 'Where wilt thou, [that,] having gone, we may prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover?' Mark 14:13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith to them, 'Go ye away to the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water, follow him; Mark 14:14 and wherever he may go in, say ye to the master of the houseThe Teacher saith, Where is the guest-chamber, where the passover, with my disciples, I may eat? Mark 14:15 and he will shew you a large upper room, furnished, preparedthere make ready for us.' Mark 14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came to the city, and found as he said to them, and they made ready the passover. Mark 14:17 And evening having come, he cometh with the twelve, Mark 14:18 and as they are reclining, and eating, Jesus said, 'Verily I say to youone of you, who is eating with meshall deliver me up.' Mark 14:19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him, one by one, 'Is it I?' and another, 'Is it I?' Mark 14:20 And he answering said to them, 'One of the twelve who is dipping with me in the dish; Mark 14:21 the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up; good were it to him if that man had not been born.'
after the Passover prepared, and eaten, instituteth his supper:
Mark 14:22 And as they are eating, Jesus having taken bread, having blessed, brake, and gave to them, and said, 'Take, eat; this is my body.' Mark 14:23 And having taken the cup, having given thanks, he gave to them, and they drank of itall; Mark 14:24 and he said to them, 'This is my blood of the new covenant, which for many is being poured out; Mark 14:25 verily I say to you, that no more may I drink of the produce of the vine till that day when I may drink it new in the reign of God.'
declareth aforehand the flight of all his disciples, and Peter's denial.
Mark 14:26 And having sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives, Mark 14:27 and Jesus saith to them'All ye shall be stumbled at me this night, because it hath been written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered abroad, Mark 14:28 but after my having risen I will go before you to Galilee.' Mark 14:29 And Peter said to him, 'And if all shall be stumbled, yet not I;' Mark 14:30 And Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, that to-day, this night, before a cock shall crow twice, thrice thou shalt deny me.' Mark 14:31 And he spake the more vehemently, 'If it may be necessary for me to die with theeI will in no wise deny thee;' and in like manner also said they all. Mark 14:32 And they come to a spot, the name of which [is] Gethsemane, and he saith to his disciples, 'Sit ye here till I may pray;' Mark 14:33 and he taketh Peter, and James, and John with him, and began to be amazed, and to be very heavy, Mark 14:34 and he saith to them, 'Exceeding sorrowful is my soulto death; remain here, and watch.' Mark 14:35 And having gone forward a little, he fell upon the earth, and was praying, that, if it be possible the hour may pass from him, Mark 14:36 and he said, 'Abba, Father; all things are possible to Thee; make this cup pass from me; but, not what I will, but what Thou.' Mark 14:37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith to Peter, 'Simon, thou dost sleep! thou wast not able to watch one hour! Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.' Mark 14:39 And again having gone away, he prayed, the same word saying; Mark 14:40 and having returned, he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy, and they had not known what they might answer him. Mark 14:41 And he cometh the third time, and saith to them, 'Sleep on henceforth, and restit is over; the hour did come; lo, the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of the sinful; Mark 14:42 rise, we may go, lo, he who is delivering me up hath come nigh.'
Judas betrayeth him with a kiss.
Mark 14:43 And immediatelywhile he is yet speakingcometh near Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and sticks, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders; Mark 14:44 and he who is delivering him up had given a token to them, saying, 'Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is, lay hold on him, and lead him away safely,' Mark 14:45 and having come, immediately, having gone near him, he saith, 'Rabbi, Rabbi,' and kissed him.
He is apprehended in the garden,
Mark 14:46 And they laid on him their hands, and kept hold on him; Mark 14:47 and a certain one of those standing by, having drawn the sword, struck the servant of the chief priest, and took off his ear. Mark 14:48 And Jesus answering said to them, 'As against a robber ye came out, with swords and sticks, to take me! Mark 14:49 daily I was with you in the temple teaching, and ye did not lay hold on mebut that the Writings may be fulfilled.' Mark 14:50 And having left him they all fled; Mark 14:51 and a certain young man was following him, having put a linen cloth about [his] naked body, and the young men lay hold on him, Mark 14:52 and he, having left the linen cloth, did flee from them naked.
Mark 14:53 And they led away Jesus unto the chief priest, and come together to him do all the chief priests, and the elders, and the scribes; Mark 14:54 and Peter afar off did follow him, to the inside of the hall of the chief priest, and he was sitting with the officers, and warming himself near the fire.
falsely accused, and impiously condemned by the Jews' council:
Mark 14:55 And the chief priests and all the sanhedrim were seeking against Jesus testimonyto put him to death, and they were not finding, Mark 14:56 for many were bearing false testimony against him, and their testimonies were not alike. Mark 14:57 And certain having risen up, were bearing false testimony against him, saying Mark 14:58 'We heard him sayingI will throw down this sanctuary made with hands, and by three days, another made without hands I will build;' Mark 14:59 and neither so was their testimony alike. Mark 14:60 And the chief priest, having risen up in the midst, questioned Jesus, saying, 'Thou dost not answer anything! what do these testify against thee?' Mark 14:61 and he was keeping silent, and did not answer anything. Again the chief priest was questioning him, and saith to him, 'Art thou the Christthe Son of the Blessed?' Mark 14:62 and Jesus said, 'I am; and ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power, and coming with the clouds, of the heaven.' Mark 14:63 And the chief priest, having rent his garments, saith, 'What need have we yet of witnesses? Mark 14:64 Ye heard the evil speaking, what appeareth to you?' and they all condemned him to be worthy of death,
shamefully abused by them:
Mark 14:65 and certain began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, 'Prophesy;' and the officers were striking him with their palms.
and thrice denied of Peter.
Mark 14:66 And Peter being in the hall beneath, there doth come one of the maids of the chief priest, Mark 14:67 and having seen Peter warming himself, having looked on him, she said, 'And thou wast with Jesus of Nazareth!' Mark 14:68 and he denied, saying, 'I have not known [him], neither do I understand what thou sayest;' and he went forth without to the porch, and a cock crew. Mark 14:69 And the maid having seen him again, began to say to those standing near'This is of them;' Mark 14:70 and he was again denying. And after a little again, those standing near said to Peter, 'Truly thou art of them, for thou also art a Galilean, and thy speech is alike;' Mark 14:71 and he began to anathematize, and to swear'I have not known this man of whom ye speak;' Mark 14:72 and a second time a cock crew, and Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him'Before a cock crow twice, thou mayest deny me thrice;' and having thought thereonhe was weeping.