it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these
sayings, he said unto his disciples,
26:2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the
passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be
26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and
the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the
palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by
subtilty, and kill him.
26:5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there
be an uproar among the people.
26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of
Simon the leper,
26:7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster
box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his
head, as he sat at meat.
26:8 But when his disciples saw it, they had
indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
26:9 For this ointment might have been sold for
much, and given to the poor.
26:10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them,
Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a
good work upon me.
26:11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me
ye have not always.
26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on
my body, she did it for my burial.
26:13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel
shall be preached in the whole world, there shall
also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a
memorial of her.
26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot,
went unto the chief priests,
26:15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and
I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted
with him for thirty pieces of silver.
26:16 And from that time he sought opportunity to
26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened
bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him,
Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the
26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man,
and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at
hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my
26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed
them; and they made ready the passover.
26:20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with
26:21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say
unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
26:22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began
every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
26:23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his
hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
26:24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him:
but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is
betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had
not been born.
26:25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and
said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast
26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the
disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave
it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink
henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day
when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
26:30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out
into the mount of Olives.
26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be
offended because of me this night: for it is
written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of
the flock shall be scattered abroad.
26:32 But after I am risen again, I will go before
you into Galilee.
26:33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all
men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I
never be offended.
26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee,
That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt
deny me thrice.
26:35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with
thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said
all the disciples.
26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place
called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit
ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of
Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding
sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch
26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his
face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be
possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless
not as I will, but as thou wilt.
26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth
them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye
not watch with me one hour?
26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into
temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the
flesh is weak.
26:42 He went away again the second time, and
prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not
pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be
26:43 And he came and found them asleep again: for
their eyes were heavy.
26:44 And he left them, and went away again, and
prayed the third time, saying the same words.
26:45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith
unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold,
the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed
into the hands of sinners.
26:46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand
that doth betray me.
26:47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the
twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with
swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders
of the people.
26:48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign,
saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he:
hold him fast.
26:49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said,
Hail, master; and kissed him.
26:50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art
thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus
and took him.
26:51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus
stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and
struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off
26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy
sword into his place: for all they that take the
sword shall perish with the sword.
26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my
Father, and he shall presently give me more than
twelve legions of angels?
26:54 But how then shall the scriptures be
fulfilled, that thus it must be?
26:55 In that same hour said Jesus to the
multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with
swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with
you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on
26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of
the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the
disciples forsook him, and fled.
26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him
away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes
and the elders were assembled.
26:58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high
priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the
servants, to see the end.
26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the
council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put
him to death;
26:60 But found none: yea, though many false
witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last
came two false witnesses,
26:61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to
destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three
26:62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him,
Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these
witness against thee?
26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest
answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the
living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
Christ, the Son of God.
26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said:
nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see
the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power,
and coming in the clouds of heaven.
26:65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying,
He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we
of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his
26:66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is
guilty of death.
26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted
him; and others smote him with the palms of their
26:68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is
he that smote thee?
26:69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a
damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with
Jesus of Galilee.
26:70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know
not what thou sayest.
26:71 And when he was gone out into the porch,
another maid saw him, and said unto them that were
there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not
know the man.
26:73 And after a while came unto him they that
stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art
one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I
know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which
said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny
me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
The Book of Matthew, Verses of Chapter 26