261When Jesus had finished all these words, he said to his disciples,
3Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas. 4They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him. 5But they said,
6Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7a woman came to him having an alabaster jar of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he sat at the table. 8But when his disciples saw this, they were indignant, saying,
10However, knowing this, Jesus said to them,
14Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, 15and said,
They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17Now on the first day of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him,
19The disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and they prepared the Passover.
20Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. 21As they were eating, he said,
22They were exceedingly sorrowful, and each began to ask him,
25Judas, who betrayed him, answered,
He said to him,
26As they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks for* it, and broke it. He gave to the disciples, and said,
27He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying,
30When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31Then Jesus said to them,
33But Peter answered him,
34Jesus said to him,
35Peter said to him,
All of the disciples also said likewise.
36Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to his disciples,
37He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled. 38Then he said to them,
39He went forward a little, fell on his face, and prayed, saying,
40He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter,
42Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying,
43He came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44He left them again, went away, and prayed a third time, saying the same words. 45Then he came to his disciples, and said to them,
47While he was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priest and elders of the people. 48Now he who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying,
49Immediately he came to Jesus, and said,
and kissed him.
50Jesus said to him,
Then they came and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. 51Behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear.
52Then Jesus said to him,
55In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes,
Then all the disciples left him, and fled.
57Those who had taken Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58But Peter followed him from a distance, to the court of the high priest, and entered in and sat with the officers, to see the end.
59Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death; 60and they found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward, 61and said,
62The high priest stood up, and said to him,
63But Jesus held his peace. The high priest answered him,
64Jesus said to him,
65Then the high priest tore his clothing, saying,
67Then they spit in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him, 68saying,
69Now Peter was sitting outside in the court, and a maid came to him, saying,
70But he denied it before them all, saying,
71When he had gone out onto the porch, someone else saw him, and said to those who were there,
72Again he denied it with an oath,
73After a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter,
74Then he began to curse and to swear,
Immediately the rooster crowed. 75Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” He went out and wept bitterly.
271Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 2and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
3Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4saying,
But they said,
5He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself.
6The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said,
7They took counsel, and bought the potter’s field with them, to bury strangers in. 8Therefore that field was called “The Field of Blood” to this day. 9Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah* the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
“They took the thirty pieces of silver,
the price of him upon whom a price had been set,
whom some of the children of Israel priced,
10and they gave them for the potter’s field,
as the Lord commanded me.”*
11Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying,
Jesus said to him,
12When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13Then Pilate said to him,
14He gave him no answer, not even one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
15Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whom they desired. 16They had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17When therefore they were gathered together, Pilate said to them,
18For he knew that because of envy they had delivered him up.
19While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying,
20Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21But the governor answered them,
22Pilate said to them,
They all said to him,
23But the governor said,
But they cried out exceedingly, saying,
24So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying,
25All the people answered,
26Then he released to them Barabbas, but Jesus he flogged and delivered to be crucified.
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