1 When JesusI had finishedII saying all these things,III he said to his disciples,IV
2 “You knowV that after two days the PassoverVI is coming,VII and the Son of ManVIII will be handedIX over to be crucified.”X
3 Then the chief priestsXI and the eldersXII of the peopleXIII gatheredXIV in the palaceXV of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,XVI
4 and they conspiredXVII to arrestXVIII Jesus by stealthXIX and killXX him. 5 But they said, “Not during the festival,XXI or there may be a riotXXII among the people.”
6 Now while Jesus was at BethanyXXIII in the houseXXIV of SimonXXV the leper,XXVI
7 a womanXXVII cameXXVIII to him with an alabaster jarXXIX of very costlyXXX ointment,XXXI
and she pouredXXXII it on his headXXXIII as he sat at the table.XXXIV
8 But when the disciples sawXXXV it, they were angryXXXVI and said, “Why this waste?XXXVII
9 For this ointment couldXXXVIII have been soldXXXIX for a large sum,XL and the money givenXLI to the poor.”XLII
10 But Jesus, awareXLIII of this, said to them, “Why do you troubleXLIV the woman? She has performedXLV a goodXLVI serviceXLVII for me.
11 For you alwaysXLVIII have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. 12 By pouringXLIX this ointment on my bodyL she has prepared me for burial.LI
13 TrulyLII I tell you, wherever this good newsLIII is proclaimedLIV in the wholeLV world,LVI what she has done will be told in remembranceLVII of her.”
14 Then one of the twelve, who was called JudasLVIII Iscariot,LIX wentLX to the chief priests
15 and said, “What willLXI you give me if I betrayLXII him to you?” They paidLXIII him thirty pieces of silver.LXIV 16 And from that moment he began to lookLXV for an opportunityLXVI to betray him.
17 On the first day of UnleavenedLXVII Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where do you wantLXVIII us to make the preparationsLXIX for you to eatLXX the Passover?”
18 He said, “GoLXXI into the cityLXXII to a certain man,LXXIII and say to him, ‘The TeacherLXXIV says, My timeLXXV is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directedLXXVI them, and they prepared the Passover meal.
20 When it was evening, he took his placeLXXVII with the twelve; 21 and while they were eating,LXXVIII he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
22 And they became greatlyLXXIX distressedLXXX and beganLXXXI to say to him one after another, “Surely not I, Lord?”LXXXII
23 He answered, “The one who has dippedLXXXIII his handLXXXIV into the bowlLXXXV with me will betray me.
24 LXXXVIThe Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woeLXXXVII to that oneLXXXVIII by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been betterLXXXIX for that one not to have been born.”XC
25 Judas, who betrayed him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?”XCI
He replied, “You have said so.”
26 While they were eating,XCII Jesus took a loaf of bread,XCIII and after blessingXCIV it he brokeXCV it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat;XCVI this is my body.”
27 Then he took a cup,XCVII and after giving thanksXCVIII he gave it to them, saying, “DrinkXCIX from it, all of you;
28 for this is my bloodC of the covenant,CI which is poured outCII for many for the forgivenessCIII of sins.CIV
29 I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruitCV of the vineCVI until that day when I drink it newCVII with you in my Father’s kingdom.”CVIII
30 When they had sung the hymn,CIX they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all become desertersCX because of me this night; for it is written,
‘I will strikeCXI the shepherd,CXII
and the sheepCXIII of the flockCXIV will be scattered.’CXV
32 But after I am raised up,CXVI I will go aheadCXVII of you to Galilee.”CXVIII
33 PeterCXIX said to him, “Though all become deserters because of you, I will never desert you.”
34 Jesus saidCXX to him, “Truly I tell you, this very night, before the cockCXXI crows,CXXII you will denyCXXIII me three times.”
35 Peter said to him, “Even though I mustCXXIV dieCXXV with you, I will not deny you.” And so said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus went with them to a placeCXXVI called Gethsemane;CXXVII and he said to his disciples, “SitCXXVIII here while I go over there and pray.”CXXIX
37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,CXXX and began to be grievedCXXXI and agitated.CXXXII
38 Then he said to them, “ICXXXIII am deeply grieved,CXXXIV even to death;CXXXV remainCXXXVI here, and stay awakeCXXXVII with me.”
39 And going a little farther, he threw himselfCXXXVIII on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible,CXXXIX let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”
40 Then he came to the disciples and foundCXL them sleeping;CXLI and he said to Peter, “So, couldCXLII you not stay awake with me one hour?CXLIII
41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;CXLIV the spiritCXLV indeedCXLVI is willing,CXLVII but the fleshCXLVIII is weak.”CXLIX
42 Again he went away for the second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your willCL be done.”CLI 43 Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyesCLII were heavy.CLIII
44 So leavingCLIV them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.CLV 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?CLVI See,CLVII the hour is at hand,CLVIII and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.CLIX
46 Get up,CLX let us be going.CLXI See, my betrayerCLXII is at hand.”
47 While he was still speaking,CLXIII Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; with him was a large crowd with swordsCLXIV and clubs,CLXV from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign,CLXVI saying, “The one I will kissCLXVII is the man; arrest him.”
49 At onceCLXVIII he came up to Jesus and said, “Greetings,CLXIX Rabbi!” and kissedCLXX him.
50 Jesus said to him, “Friend,CLXXI do what you are here to do.” Then they came and laidCLXXII hands on Jesus and arrested him. 51 Suddenly,CLXXIII one of those with Jesus putCLXXIV his hand on his sword, drewCLXXV it,
and struck the slaveCLXXVI of the high priest, cutting offCLXXVII his ear.CLXXVIII
52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword backCLXXIX into its place;CLXXX for all who take the sword will perishCLXXXI by the sword.
53 Do you thinkCLXXXII that I cannot appealCLXXXIII to my Father, and he will at once sendCLXXXIV me more than twelve legionsCLXXXV of angels?CLXXXVI
54 But how then would the scripturesCLXXXVII be fulfilled,CLXXXVIII which say it must happenCLXXXIX in this way?”
55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrestCXC me as though I were a bandit?CXCI Day after day I satCXCII in the templeCXCIII teaching,CXCIV and you did not arrest me.
56 But allCXCV this has taken place, so that the scriptures of the prophetsCXCVI may be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples desertedCXCVII him and fled.CXCVIII
57 Those who had arrested Jesus tookCXCIX him to Caiaphas the high priest, in whose house the scribesCC and the elders had gathered. 58 But Peter was followingCCI him at a distance, as far as the courtyardCCII of the high priest; and going inside, he satCCIII with the guardsCCIV in order to see how this would end.CCV
59 Now the chief priests and the whole councilCCVI were looking for false testimonyCCVII against Jesus so that they might put him to death,CCVIII 60 but they found none, though many false witnessesCCIX came forward. At last two came forward
61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am ableCCX to destroyCCXI the templeCCXII of GodCCXIII and to buildCCXIV it in three days.’”
62 The high priest stood upCCXV and said, “Have you no answer? What is it that they testify againstCCXVI you?”
63 But Jesus was silent.CCXVII Then the high priest said to him, “I put you under oath before the living God, tell us if you are the Messiah,CCXVIII the Son of God.”
64 Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you,
From now on you will see the Son of Man
seated at the right handCCXIX of PowerCCXX
and coming on the cloudsCCXXI of heaven.”CCXXII
65 Then the high priest toreCCXXIII his clothesCCXXIV and said, “He has blasphemed!CCXV
Why do we still needCCXXVI witnesses?CCXXVII, CCXVIII You have now heardCCXXIX his blasphemy.CCXXX 66 What is your verdict?”CCXXXI
They answered, “He deservesCCXXXII death.” 67 Then they spat in his face and struckCCXXXIII him; and some slappedCCXXXIV him, 68 saying, “ProphesyCCXXXV to us, you Messiah! Who is it that struckCCXXXVI you?”
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant-girlCCXXXVII came to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.”CCXXXVIII
70 But he deniedCCXXXIX it before all of them, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.”
71 When he went out to the porch,CCXL anotherCCXLI servant-girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.”CCXLII
72 Again he denied it with an oath,CCXLIII “I do not know the man.”
73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “CertainlyCCXLIV you are also one of them, for your accentCCXLV betraysCCXLVI you.”
74 Then he began to curse,CCXLVII and he swore an oath, “I do not know the man!” At that moment the cock crowed.
75 Then Peter rememberedCCXLVIII whatCCXLIX Jesus had said: “Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and weptCCL bitterly.CCLI
Image credit: “Mary Magdalene Anointing the Feet of Christ” at the Holy Cross Abbey in Lower Austria by Giovanni Giulianni, 18th century.