King James VersionMatthew26


1 And it came to pass, when Je­sus had fin­ished all these say­ings, he said unto his dis­ci­ples, 2 Ye know that af­ter two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is be­trayed to be cru­ci­fied. 3 Then as­sem­bled to­geth­er the chief priests, and the scribes, and the el­ders of the peo­ple, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Ca­iaphas, 4 And con­sult­ed that they might take Je­sus by sub­tilty, and kill him. 5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an up­roar among the peo­ple. 6 Now when Je­sus was in Bethany, in the house of Si­mon the lep­er, 7 There came unto him a wom­an hav­ing an al­abaster box of very pre­cious oint­ment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8 But when his dis­ci­ples saw it, they had in­dig­na­tion, say­ing, To what pur­pose is this waste? 9 For this oint­ment might have been sold for much, and giv­en to the poor. 10 When Je­sus un­der­stood it, he said unto them, Why trou­ble ye the wom­an? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 11 For ye have the poor al­ways with you; but me ye have not al­ways. 12 For in that she hath poured this oint­ment on my body, she did it for my buri­al. 13 Ver­i­ly I say unto you, Where­so­ev­er this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this wom­an hath done, be told for a memo­ri­al of her. 14 Then one of the twelve, called Ju­das Is­car­i­ot, went unto the chief priests, 15 And said un­to them, What will ye give me, and I will de­liv­er him unto you? And they covenant­ed with him for thir­ty pieces of sil­ver. 16 And from that time he sought op­por­tu­ni­ty to be­tray him. 17 Now the first day of the feast of un­leav­ened bread the dis­ci­ples came to Je­sus, say­ing unto him, Where wilt thou that we pre­pare for thee to eat the passover? 18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Mas­ter saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my dis­ci­ples. 19 And the dis­ci­ples did as Je­sus had ap­point­ed them; and they made ready the passover. 20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21 And as they did eat, he said, Ver­i­ly I say unto you, that one of you shall be­tray me. 22 And they were ex­ceed­ing sor­row­ful, and be­gan ev­ery one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23 And he an­swered and said, He that dip­peth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall be­tray me. 24 The Son of man goeth as it is writ­ten of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is be­trayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. 25 Then Ju­das, which be­trayed him, an­swered and said, Mas­ter, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said. 26 And as they were eat­ing, Je­sus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the dis­ci­ples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, say­ing, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new tes­ta­ment, which is shed for many for the re­mis­sion of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink hence­forth of this fruit of the vine, un­til that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's king­dom. 30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 31 Then saith Je­sus unto them, All ye shall be of­fend­ed be­cause of me this night: for it is writ­ten, I will smite the shep­herd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scat­tered abroad. 32 But af­ter I am risen again, I will go be­fore you into Galilee. 33 Pe­ter an­swered and said unto him, Though all men shall be of­fend­ed be­cause of thee, yet will I nev­er be of­fend­ed. 34 Je­sus said unto him, Ver­i­ly I say unto thee, That this night, be­fore the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Pe­ter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Like­wise also said all the dis­ci­ples. 36 Then cometh Je­sus with them unto a place called Geth­se­mane, and saith unto the dis­ci­ples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yon­der. 37 And he took with him Pe­ter and the two sons of Zebedee, and be­gan to be sor­row­ful and very heavy. 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is ex­ceed­ing sor­row­ful, even unto death: tar­ry ye here, and watch with me. 39 And he went a lit­tle fur­ther, and fell on his face, and prayed, say­ing, O my Fa­ther, if it be pos­si­ble, let this cup pass from me: nev­er­the­less not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40 And he cometh unto the dis­ci­ples, and find­eth them asleep, and saith unto Pe­ter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye en­ter not into temp­ta­tion: the spir­it in­deed is will­ing, but the flesh is weak. 42 He went away again the sec­ond time, and prayed, say­ing, O my Fa­ther, if this cup may not pass away from me, ex­cept I drink it, thy will be done. 43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, say­ing the same words. 45 Then cometh he to his dis­ci­ples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: be­hold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is be­trayed into the hands of sin­ners. 46 Rise, let us be go­ing: be­hold, he is at hand that doth be­tray me. 47 And while he yet spake, lo, Ju­das, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great mul­ti­tude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and el­ders of the peo­ple. 48 Now he that be­trayed him gave them a sign, say­ing, Whom­so­ev­er I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 49 And forth­with he came to Je­sus, and said, Hail, mas­ter; and kissed him. 50 And Je­sus said unto him, Friend, where­fore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Je­sus, and took him. 51 And, be­hold, one of them which were with Je­sus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a ser­vant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. 52 Then said Je­sus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall per­ish with the sword. 53 Think­est thou that I can­not now pray to my Fa­ther, and he shall present­ly give me more than twelve le­gions of an­gels? 54 But how then shall the scrip­tures be ful­filled, that thus it must be? 55 In that same hour said Je­sus to the mul­ti­tudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat dai­ly with you teach­ing in the tem­ple, and ye laid no hold on me. 56 But all this was done, that the scrip­tures of the prophets might be ful­filled. Then all the dis­ci­ples for­sook him, and fled. 57 And they that had laid hold on Je­sus led him away to Ca­iaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the el­ders were as­sem­bled. 58 But Pe­ter fol­lowed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the ser­vants, to see the end. 59 Now the chief priests, and el­ders, and all the coun­cil, sought false wit­ness against Je­sus, to put him to death; 60 But found none: yea, though many false wit­ness­es came, yet found they none. At the last came two false wit­ness­es, 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to de­stroy the tem­ple of God, and to build it in three days. 62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, An­swer­est thou noth­ing? what is it which these wit­ness against thee? 63 But Je­sus held his peace. And the high priest an­swered and said unto him, I ad­jure thee by the liv­ing God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Je­sus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nev­er­the­less I say unto you, Here­after shall ye see the Son of man sit­ting on the right hand of pow­er, and com­ing in the clouds of heav­en. 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, say­ing, He hath spo­ken blas­phe­my; what fur­ther need have we of wit­ness­es? be­hold, now ye have heard his blas­phe­my. 66 What think ye? They an­swered and said, He is guilty of death. 67 Then did they spit in his face, and buf­fet­ed him; and oth­ers smote him with the palms of their hands, 68 Say­ing, Proph­esy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee? 69 Now Pe­ter sat with­out in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, say­ing, Thou also wast with Je­sus of Galilee. 70 But he de­nied be­fore them all, say­ing, I know not what thou sayest. 71 And when he was gone out into the porch, an­oth­er maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Je­sus of Nazareth. 72 And again he de­nied with an oath, I do not know the man. 73 And af­ter a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Pe­ter, Sure­ly thou also art one of them; for thy speech be­wrayeth thee. 74 Then be­gan he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And im­me­di­ate­ly the cock crew. 75 And Pe­ter re­mem­bered the word of Je­sus, which said unto him, Be­fore the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bit­ter­ly.