14:1 But after two days came the passover and the unleavened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft and put him to death;
2 For they said: Not on the feast, lest there be a tumult of the people.
3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined at table there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of pure spikenard, very costly: after breaking the box she poured it on his head.
4 But some expressed displeasure among themselves: Why was this waste of the ointment made?
5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor; and they murmured against her.
6 But Jesus said: Let her alone: why give her trouble? a good work has she wrought on me.
7 For the poor you have always with you, and when you will you can do them good; but me you have not always.
8 What she could she has done: she has come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial.
9 And verily I say to you, wherever the gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also that she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them.
11 And when they heard it they were glad, and promised to give him money; and he sought how he might conveniently deliver him up.
12 And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples say to him: Where wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou mayest eat the passover?
13 And he sends two of his disciples and says to them: Go into the city, and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him,
14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house that the Teacher says: Where is my guest-chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished, ready: there prepare for us.
16 And the disciples went out, and came into the city, and found as he had said to them, and made ready the passover.
17 And when it was evening he comes with the twelve.
18 And as they reclined at table and ate, Jesus said: Verily I say to you that one of you shall deliver me up, he that eats with me.
19 They began to be sad and to say to him one by one: Is it I?
20 But he said to them: one of the twelve, he that dips with me into the dish.
21 For the Son of man goes, as it is written of him; but alas for that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up: good were it for that man if he had not been born.
22 And as they ate, having taken bread and blessed, he broke and gave to them and said: Take: this is my body.
23 And having taken the cup and given thanks, he gave to them; and they all drank of it.
24 And he said to them: This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
25 Verily I say to you that I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, till that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And they sung a hymn and went out into the mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus says to them: You all shall be offended; for it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
28 But after I have risen I will go before you into Galilee.
29 But Peter said to him: Though all should be offended, yet not I.
30 And Jesus says to him: Verily I say to thee that thou, this day, on this night, before a cock shall have crowed twice, thou shalt deny me three times.
31 But he said with vehemence: Though it should be necessary for me to die with thee, I will in no way deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
32 And they come to a place, the name of which is Gethsemane; and he says to his disciples: Sit here till I pray.
33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly amazed and in anguish,
34 And said to them: My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death: remain here and watch.
35 And going forward a little he fell on the ground, and prayed that if it was possible the hour might pass away from him;
36 And he said: Abba, Father, all things are possible for thee; remove this cup from me: yet not what I will, but what thou.
37 And he comes and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? hadst thou not strength to watch one hour?
38 Watch and pray, lest you enter into I temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same word.
40 And he returned and found them sleeping again; for their eyes were heavy; and they knew not what they should answer him.
41 And he comes the third time and says to them: Sleep the remaining time, and rest; it is enough; the hour has come: behold, the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
42 Rise, let us go: behold, he that delivers me up is at hand.
43 And immediately while he was yet speaking, comes Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, and with him a multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and elders.
44 But he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying: Whomever I shall kiss, he it is: hold him fast, and lead him away securely.
45 And when he had come he immediately came forward and said to him: Rabbi, and kissed him;
46 And they laid hands on him and held him fast.
47 But some one of those standing by drew a sword, and smote the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear.
48 And Jesus answered and said to them: As against a robber you have come out with swords and clubs to take me.
49 Daily was I with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hold on me; but that the scriptures might be fulfilled.
50 And all left him and fled.
51 And one, a young man, followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body; and they laid hold of him;
52 But he left the linen cloth and fled naked.
53 And they led Jesus away to the chief priests; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.
54 And Peter followed him at a distance, till within the court of the chief priests; and he was sitting with the attendants, and warming himself at the fire.
55 And the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrim sought testimony against Jesus, to put him to death, and found none;
56 For many testified falsely against him, and their testimony did not agree.
57 And some arose and testified falsely against him, saying:
58 We heard him say that I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days build another made without hands.
59 And not even thus did their testimony agree.
60 And the chief priest arose in the midst and asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing? What do these testify against thee?
61 But he was silent and answered nothing. Again the chief priest asked him and said to him: Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And Jesus said: I am; and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 And the chief priest rent his clothes and said: What further need have we of witnesses?
64 You have heard the blasphemy: what think you? And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
65 And some began to spit upon him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with the fist, and say to him: Prophesy; and the attendants, striking him with the open hand, took him into custody.
66 And while Peter was below in the court, there came one of the maidservants of the chief priest,
67 And seeing Peter warming himself, she looked on him and said: Thou also wast with Jesus the Nazarene.
68 But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth without into the entrance, and a cock crew.
69 And the maidservant saw him and began again to say to those standing by: This man is of them.
70 But he again denied. And after a little while again they that stood by said to Peter: Truly thou art of them; for thou art a Galilean.
71 But he began to call down curses on himself, and to swear: I know not this man of whom you speak.
72 And immediately a second time a cock crew. And Peter remembered the word as Jesus spoke to him: Before a cock shall have crowed twice, thou shalt deny me three times. And when he thought on it he wept.