The Plot to Kill Jesus
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is
2 And the
chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill
Him, for they feared the people.
Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered
among the twelve.
4 So he
went his way and conferred with the chief priests and
captains, how he might betray Him to them.
they were glad, and agreed to give him money.
6 So he
promised and sought opportunity to betray Him to them in
the absence of the multitude.
Jesus and His
Disciples Prepare the Passover
Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover
must be killed.
8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and
prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”
9 So they
said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?”
10 And He
said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a
man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow
him into the house which he enters.
you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher
says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat
the Passover with My disciples?”’
he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there
they went and found it just as He had said to them, and
they prepared the Passover.
the Lord’s Supper
When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve
apostles with Him.
He said to them, “With fervent desire I have
desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I
say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is
fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this
and divide it among yourselves;
18 for I
say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine
until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And He
took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave
it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given
for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Likewise He also took the cup after supper,
saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My
blood, which is shed for you.
behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the
And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined,
but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
they began to question among themselves, which of them
it was who would do this thing.
Argue About Greatness
Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of
them should be considered the greatest.
25 And He
said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them, and those who exercise authority
over them are called ‘benefactors.’
not so among you; on the contrary, he who is
greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he
who governs as he who serves.
who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he
who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table?
Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
you are those who have continued with Me in My trials.
29 And I
bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed
one upon Me,
you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit
on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has
asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.
32 But I
have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail;
and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your
33 But he
said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to
prison and to death.”
He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow
this day before you will deny three times that you know
Supplies for the Road
And He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag,
knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?”
So they said, “Nothing.”
He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let
him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who
has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.
37 For I
say to you that this which is written must still be
accomplished in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the
transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an
they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.”
And He said to them, “It is enough.”
Prayer in the Garden
Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was
accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him.
He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you
may not enter into temptation.”
41 And He
was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He
knelt down and prayed,
saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away
from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”
an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat
became like great drops of blood falling down to the
He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples,
He found them sleeping from sorrow.
He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest
you enter into temptation.”
Arrest in Gethsemane
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, a
multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the
twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss
But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son
of Man with a kiss?”
those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said
to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
one of them struck the servant of the high priest and
cut off his right ear.
Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He
touched his ear and healed him.
Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple,
and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out,
as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
53 When I
was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to
seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of
Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps
Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him
into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed at a
Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the
courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them.
56 And a
certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire,
looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with
57 But he
denied Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”
after a little while another saw him and said, “You also
are of them.”
But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”
after about an hour had passed, another confidently
affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was
with Him, for he is a Galilean.”
Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!”
Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster
And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter
remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him,
“Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three
So Peter went out and wept bitterly.
Mocked and Beaten
Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him.
having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and
asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?”
many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
As soon as it was day, the elders of the people, both
chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him
into their council, saying,
You are the Christ, tell us.”
But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no
68 And if I also ask you, you will by no
means answer Me or let Me go.
Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of
the power of God.”
they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?”
So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.”
they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we
have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”