141It 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 seize him by deception, and kill him. 2For they said,
3While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard—very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head. 4But there were some who were indignant among themselves, saying,
They grumbled against her.
6But Jesus said,
10Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them. 11They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him. 12On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover, his disciples asked him,
13He sent two of his disciples, and said to them,
16His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found things as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
17When it was evening he came with the twelve. 18As they sat and were eating, Jesus said,
19They began to be sorrowful, and to ask him one by one,
And another said,
20He answered them,
22As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke it, and gave to them, and said,
23He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it. 24He said to them,
26When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27Jesus said to them,
29But Peter said to him,
30Jesus said to him,
31But he spoke all the more,
They all said the same thing.
32They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his disciples,
33He took with him Peter, James, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed. 34He said to them,
35He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36He said,
37He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter,
39Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words. 40Again he returned, and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they didn’t know what to answer him. 41He came the third time, and said to them,
43Immediately, 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. 44Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying,
45When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said,
and kissed him. 46They laid their hands on him, and seized him. 47But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
48Jesus answered them,
50They all left him, and fled. 51A certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. The young men grabbed him, 52but he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. 53They led Jesus away to the high priest. All the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes came together with him.
54Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the high priest. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. 55Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none. 56For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony didn’t agree with each other. 57Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying,
59Even so, their testimony did not agree.
60The high priest stood up in the middle, and asked Jesus,
61But he stayed quiet, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him,
63The high priest tore his clothes, and said,
They all condemned him to be worthy of death. 65Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him,
The officers struck him with the palms of their hands.
66As Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the maids of the high priest came, 67and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said,
68But he denied it, saying,
He went out on the porch, and the rooster crowed.
69The maid saw him, and began again to tell those who stood by,
70But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter,
71But he began to curse, and to swear,
72The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” When he thought about that, he wept.
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