Mat 26:1 And it happened, when Jesus finished all these sayings, He said to His disciples,
Mat 26:2 You know that the Passover is coming after two days, and the Son of Man is betrayed to be crucified.
Mat 26:3 Then the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people were assembled to the court of the high priest, the one named Caiaphas.
Mat 26:4 And they plotted together in order that they might seize Jesus by guile and kill Him.
Mat 26:5 But they said, Not during the Feast, that there be no turmoil among the people.
Mat 26:6 And Jesus being in Bethany, in Simon the leper’s house,
Mat 26:7 a woman came to Him having an alabaster vial of ointment, very precious. And she poured it on His head as He reclined.
Mat 26:8 But seeing, His disciples were indignant, saying, For what is this waste?
Mat 26:9 For this ointment could have been sold for much and be given to the poor.
Mat 26:10 But knowing, Jesus said to them, Why do you cause trouble to the woman? For she worked a good work toward Me.
Mat 26:11 For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.
Mat 26:12 For in putting this ointment on My body, she did it in order to bury Me.
Mat 26:13 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel is proclaimed in all the world, what she did will be spoken of for a memorial of her.
Mat 26:14 Then one of the twelve going to the chief priests, the one called Judas Iscariot,
Mat 26:15 said, What will you give to me, and I will deliver Him up to you? “And they weighed to him thirty silver pieces.” Zech. 11:12
Mat 26:16 And from then he sought opportunity that he might betray Him.
Mat 26:17 And on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, Where do you desire we should prepare for You to eat the Passover?
Mat 26:18 And He said, Go into the city to a certain one and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near; toward you I will prepare the Passover with My disciples.
Mat 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus ordered them, and prepared the Passover.
Mat 26:20 And evening having come, He reclined with the Twelve.
Mat 26:21 And as they were eating, He said, Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.
Mat 26:22 And grieving exceedingly, they began to say to Him, each of them, Lord, not at all I is it?
Mat 26:23 But answering, He said, The one dipping the hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.
Mat 26:24 Indeed, the Son of Man goes, as it has been written about Him. But woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It were good for him if that man was never born.
Mat 26:25 And answering, the one betraying Him, Judas, said, Not at all I is it, Rabbi? He said to him, You have said it.
Mat 26:26 And as they ate, taking the bread and blessing it, Jesus broke and gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.
Mat 26:27 And taking the cup, and giving thanks, He gave to them, saying, Drink all of it.
Mat 26:28 For this is My blood of the New Covenant which concerning many is being poured out for remission of sins.
Mat 26:29 But I say to you, I will not at all drink of this fruit of the vine after this until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of My Father.
Mat 26:30 And singing a hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives.
Mat 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, You all will be offended in Me during this night. For it has been written, “I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” Zech. 13:7
Mat 26:32 But after My resurrection I will go before you into Galilee.
Mat 26:33 And answering, Peter said to Him, Even if all will be offended in You, I will never be offended.
Mat 26:34 Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, During this night, before a cock crows, you will deny Me three times.
Mat 26:35 Peter said to Him, Even if it were necessary for me to die with You, I will not deny You, never! And all the disciples said the same.
Mat 26:36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane. And He said to the disciples, Sit here, until going away, I shall pray there.
Mat 26:37 And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to grieve and to be deeply troubled.
Mat 26:38 Then He said to them, My soul is deeply grieved, even unto death. Stay here and watch with Me.
Mat 26:39 And going forward a little, He fell on His face, praying, and saying, My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.
Mat 26:40 And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said to Peter, So! Were you not able to watch one hour with Me?
Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, that you do not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.
Mat 26:42 Again, going away a second time, He prayed, saying, My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass away except I drink it, let Your will be done.
Mat 26:43 And coming, He again found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
Mat 26:44 And leaving them, going away again, He prayed a third time, saying the same word.
Mat 26:45 Then He came to His disciples and said to them, Sleep on, and rest for what time remains. Behold, the hour draws near, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Mat 26:46 Rise up, let us go. Behold, the one betraying Me draws near.
Mat 26:47 And as He was yet speaking, behold, Judas came, one of the Twelve. And with him was a numerous crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Mat 26:48 And the one betraying Him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss, it is He; seize Him.
Mat 26:49 And coming up at once to Jesus, he said, Hail, Rabbi. And he ardently kissed Him.
Mat 26:50 But Jesus said to him, Friend, why are you here? Then coming up, they laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
Mat 26:51 And, behold, one of those with Jesus, stretching out the hand, drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest and took off his ear.
Mat 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword shall perish by a sword.
Mat 26:53 Or do you think that I am not able now to call on My Father, and He will place beside Me more than twelve legions of angels?
Mat 26:54 How then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen this way?
Mat 26:55 In that hour, Jesus said to the crowds, Have you come out to take Me with swords and clubs, as against a plunderer? I sat with you daily teaching in the temple, and you did not lay hands on Me.
Mat 26:56 But all this is happening that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then all the disciples ran away, forsaking Him.
Mat 26:57 And those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
Mat 26:58 And Peter followed Him from a distance, even to the court of the high priest. And going inside, he sat with the under-officers to see the end.
Mat 26:59 And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrin looked for false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death,
Mat 26:60 but did not find any, even though there were many false witnesses coming forward, they did not find any. But at last, coming up two false witnesses
Mat 26:61 said, This One said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and through three even days to build it.
Mat 26:62 And standing up, the high priest said to Him, Do you answer nothing? What do these witness against you?
Mat 26:63 But Jesus kept silent. And answering, the high priest said to Him, I put You on oath by the living God that You tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God.
Mat 26:64 Jesus said to him, You said it. I tell you more. From this time you shall see the Son of Man sitting off the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of the heaven. Psa. 110:1; Dan. 7:13
Mat 26:65 Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, He blasphemed! Why do we have any more need of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard His blasphemy.
Mat 26:66 What does it seem to you? And answering, they said, He is liable to death.
Mat 26:67 Then they spat in His face, and beat Him with the fist, and some slapped Him,
Mat 26:68 saying, Prophesy to us, Christ. Who is the one striking You?
Mat 26:69 And Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And one girl came near to him, saying, And you were with Jesus the Galilean.
Mat 26:70 But he denied before all, saying, I do not know what you say.
Mat 26:71 And he, going out into the porch, another saw him and said to those there, And this one was with Jesus the Nazarene.
Mat 26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
Mat 26:73 And after a little, coming near, those standing by said to Peter, Truly you also are of them, for even your speech makes you known.
Mat 26:74 Then he began to curse and to swear, I do not know the man. And immediately a cock crowed.
Mat 26:75 And Peter recalled the word of Jesus, saying to him, Before a cock crows, you will deny Me three times. And going out, he wept bitterly.
On this day…
- The Chief Brightness of Christ’s Glory – 2012
- How the World Can Shipwreck a Young Christian – 2012
- Pastors, Be Jesus-Full – 2012
- My speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom – 2011
- Prayer Requests for Haiti – 2010
- Six Promises Given to us while we are Suffering – 2010
- THE GREAT LIFE – 2009
- THE GREAT LIFE – 2009
- Philippians – 2007
- 2Samuel – 2007