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14:1 It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread, and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might sieze him by deception, and kill him.
14:2 For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."
14:3 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, there came a woman having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard -- very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head.
14:4 But there were some who had indignation among themselves, saying, "Why has this ointment been wasted?
14:5 For this might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor." They grumbled against her.
14:6 But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for me.
14:7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.
14:8 She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying.
14:10 Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them.
14:11 They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.
14:14 and wherever he enters in, tell the master of the house, `The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"`
14:15 He will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Make ready for us there."
14:16 His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found things as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
14:17 When it was evening he came with the twelve.
14:18 As they sat and were eating, Jesus said, "Most assuredly I tell you, one of you will betray me -- he who eats with me."
14:19 They began to be sorrowful, and to ask him one by one, "Surely not I?" And another said, "Surely not I?"
14:20 He answered them, "It is one of the twelve, he who dips with me in the dish.
14:21 For the Son of Man goes, even as it is written about him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for that man if he had not been born."
14:23 He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it.
14:24 He said to them, "This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.
14:26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
14:27 Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of me tonight, for it is written, `I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.`
14:28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee."
14:29 But Peter said to him, "Although all will be offended, yet I will not."
14:31 But he spoke all the more, "If I must die with you, I will not deny you." Likewise, they all said so.
14:33 He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly alarmed and distressed.
14:34 He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch."
14:36 He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I want, but what you want."
14:38 Watch and pray, that you not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
14:39 Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words.
14:42 Arise, let us be going. Behold, he who betrays me is at hand."
14:43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came -- and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders.
14:44 Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, "Whoever I will kiss, that is he. Take him, and lead him away safely."
14:45 When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, "Rabbi! Rabbi!" and kissed him.
14:46 They laid their hands on him, and took him.
14:48 Jesus answered them, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me?
14:50 They all left him, and fled.
14:52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
14:55 Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.
14:56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn`t agree with each other.
14:57 Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying,
14:59 Even so their testimony did not agree.
14:60 The high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, "Have you no answer? What is it which these testify against you?"
14:61 But he stayed quiet, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
14:63 The high priest tore his clothes, and said, "What further need have we of witnesses?
14:64 You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" They all condemned him to be worthy of death.
14:65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, "Prophesy!" The officers struck him with the palms of their hands.
14:67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, "You were also with the Nazarene, Jesus."
14:68 But he denied it, saying, "I neither know, nor understand what you are saying." He went out into the porch, and the cock crowed.
14:69 The maid saw him, and began again to tell those who stood by, "This is one of them."
14:70 But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, "You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it."
14:71 But he began to curse, and to swear, "I don`t know this man of whom you speak!"