26:1 And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these words, he said to his disciples:
2 You know that after two days the Passover is kept, arid the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.
3 Then came together the chief priests and the elders of the people into the court of the chief priest who is called Caiaphas;
4 and they took counsel that they might take Jesus by craft and kill him.
5 But they said: Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.
6 And while Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very costly ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.
8 And the disciples seeing it were displeased, saying: Why was this waste?
9 for this could have been sold for much and given to the poor.
10 But Jesus perceiving it said to them: Why trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work on me.
11 For the poor you have always with you, but me you have not always.
12 For she, in pouring this ointment on my body, has done it to prepare me for burial.
13 Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she has done shall be told for a memorial of her.
14 Then went one of the twelve that was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests
15 and said: What will you give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they weighed to him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought an opportunity that he might deliver him up.
17 And on the first day of the unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passover?
18 And he said: Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him: The Teacher says: My time is at hand, with thee I keep the Passover with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had commanded them, and made ready the Passover.
20 But when evening had come, he reclined at table with the twelve disciples.
21 And as they were eating he said; Verily I say to you that one of you shall deliver me up.
22 And being very sad they began each one to say to him: Lord, is it I?
23 But he answered and said: He that dips the hand with me into the dish, he shall deliver me up.
24 The Son of man indeed 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.
25 And Judas who delivered him up answered and said: Rabbi, is it I? He says to him: Thou hast said.
26 But as they were eating, Jesus took bread and having blessed he broke, and giving to the disciples he said: Take, eat: This is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and having given thanks he gave to them, saying: Drink of it, all of you;
28 for this is my blood of the New Covenant, that is shed for many for remission of sins.
29 But I say to you, I will not henceforth drink of this fruit of the vine, till that day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father.
30 And they sung a hymn and went out into the mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus says to them: All of you shall be offended at me this night. For it is written: I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.
32 But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 And Peter answered and said to him: Though all should be offended at thee, I will never be offended.
34 Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee that on this night, before a cock shall have crowed, thou wilt deny me three times.
35 Peter says to him: Though it should be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee. In like manner also said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and ii says to the disciples: Sit here till I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be in grief and anguish.
38 Then he says to them: My soul is encompassed with sorrow even to death: remain here and watch with me.
39 And going forward a little he fell upon his face in prayer, and saying: Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; and not as I will, but as thou.
40 And he comes to his disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter: So you had not strength to watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 Again a second time he went away and prayed, saying: My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, thy will be a done.
43 And he came again and found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavy.
44 And leaving them he again went away, and prayed the third time, saying the same word again.
45 Then comes he to the disciples and says to them: Sleep the remaining time and rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
46 Arise, let us go: behold, he is at hand that delivers me up.
47 And as he was yet speaking, behold. Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people,
48 He that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying: The one that I shall kiss is he; hold him fast.
49 And immediately he came to Jesus, and said: Hail, Rabbi! and kissed him.
50 Jesus said to him: Friend, for what purpose have you come? Then they came, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him fast.
51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus said to him: Put back your sword into its place; for all that take the sword shall perish by the sword.
53 Do you think that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he would cause more than twelve legions of angels to stand by me?
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
55 At the same time Jesus said to the multitudes: Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take me? I sat daily with you in the temple and taught, and you did not take me.
56 All this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.
57 And those who took Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders had come together.
58 But Peter followed him, at a distance, to the palace of the chief priest, and went in and sat with the attendants, to see the end.
59 And the chief priests and the elders, and the whole Sanhedrim, sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
60 and found none. Though many false witnesses came, yet they found none. At last two false witnesses came,
61 and said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
62 And the chief priest arose, and said to him: Do you make no answer? What do these testify against you?
63 But Jesus remained silent. And the chief priest answered and said to him: I adjure you, by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God?
64 Jesus said to him: You have said. Moreover, I say to you, Here after you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the Almighty, and coming upon the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the chief priest rent his clothes, and said: He has spoken impiously; what further need have we of witnesses? See now, you have heard his impious words:
66 What think you? They answered and said: He is a subject for death.
67 Then did they spit in his face, and strike him with their fists; some struck him with the open hand,
68 and said: Give an answer to us, Christ: Who is he that struck you?
69 But Peter was sitting without in the court; and a maidservant came to him, and said: You also l were with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what you say.
71 And when he went out into the entrance, another maidservant saw him, and said to those who were there: This man was also with Jesus the Nazarene.
72 And again he denied, with an oath: I know not the man.
73 After a little while, those who stood by came and said to Peter: Of a truth you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.
74 Then he began to curse and to swear: I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
75 And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had spoken to him: Before the cock crows, you will deny me three times. And he went out, and wept bitterly.