Matthew (Author Matthew)

26:1And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,

26:2Ye know that after two days the passover takes place, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

26:3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas,

26:4and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him;

26:5but they said, Not in the feast, that there be not a tumult among the people.

26:6But Jesus being in Bethany, in Simon the leper's house,

26:7a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table.

26:8But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end was this waste?

26:9for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor.

26:10But Jesus knowing it said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me.

26:11For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

26:12For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying.

26:13Verily I say to you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

26:14Then one of the twelve, he who was called Judas Iscariote, went to the chief priests

26:15and said, What are ye willing to give me, and *I* will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver.

26:16And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.

26:17Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

26:18And he said, Go into the city unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near, I will keep the passover in thy house with my disciples.

26:19And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover.

26:20And when the evening was come he lay down at table with the twelve.

26:21And as they were eating he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.

26:22And being exceedingly grieved they began to say to him, each of them, Is it *I*, Lord?

26:23But he answering said, He that dips his hand with me in the dish, *he* it is who shall deliver me up.

26:24The Son of man goes indeed, according as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up; it were good for that man if he had not been born.

26:25And Judas, who delivered him up, answering said, Is it *I*, Rabbi? He says to him, *Thou* hast said.

26:26And as they were eating, Jesus, having taken the bread and blessed, broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

26:27And having taken the cup and given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it.

26:28For this is my blood, that of the new covenant, that shed for many for remission of sins.

26:29But I say to you, that I will not at all drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.

26:30And having sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

26:31Then saith Jesus to them, All *ye* shall be offended in me during this night. For it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

26:32But after that I shall be risen, I will go before you to Galilee.

26:33And Peter answering said to him, If all shall be offended in thee, *I* will never be offended.

26:34Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before the cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

26:35Peter says to him, If I should needs die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. Likewise said all the disciples also.

26:36Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to the disciples, Sit here until I go away and pray yonder.

26:37And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and deeply depressed.

26:38Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me.

26:39And going forward a little he fell upon his face, praying and saying, My Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from me; but not as *I* will, but as *thou* wilt.

26:40And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me?

26:41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is ready, but the flesh weak.

26:42Again going away a second time he prayed saying, My Father, if this cannot pass from me unless I drink it, thy will be done.

26:43And coming he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

26:44And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

26:45Then he comes to the disciples and says to them, Sleep on now and take your rest; behold, the hour has drawn nigh, and the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners.

26:46Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up has drawn nigh.

26:47And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great crowd with swords and sticks from the chief priests and elders of the people.

26:48Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: seize him.

26:49And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses.

26:50But Jesus said to him, My friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him.

26:51And behold, one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and smiting the bondman of the high priest took off his ear.

26:52Then saith Jesus to him, Return thy sword to its place; for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword.

26:53Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?

26:54How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

26:55In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and sticks to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me.

26:56But all this is come to pass that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.

26:57Now they that had seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

26:58And Peter followed him at a distance, even to the palace of the high priest, and entering in sat with the officers to see the end.

26:59And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.

26:60And they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. But at the last two false witnesses came forward

26:61and said, *He* said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and in three days build it.

26:62And the high priest standing up said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness against thee?

26:63But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answering said to him, I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us if *thou* art the Christ the Son of God.

26:64Jesus says to him, *Thou* hast said. Moreover, I say to you, From henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

26:65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has blasphemed: what need have we any more of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy.

26:66What think ye? And they answering said, He is liable to the penalty of death.

26:67Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand,

26:68saying, Prophesy to us, Christ, Who is it who struck thee?

26:69But Peter sat without in the palace-court; and a maid came to him, saying, And *thou* wast with Jesus the Galilaean.

26:70But he denied before all, saying, I do not know what thou sayest.

26:71And when he had gone out into the entrance, another maid saw him, and says to those there, This man also was with Jesus the Nazaraean.

26:72And again he denied with an oath: I do not know the man.

26:73And after a little, those who stood there, coming to him, said to Peter, Truly *thou* too art of them, for also thy speech makes thee manifest.

26:74Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

26:75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said to him, Before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went forth without, and wept bitterly.

27:1And when it was morning all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus so that they might put him to death.

27:2And having bound him they led him away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.

27:3Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,

27:4saying, I have sinned in having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see *thou* to that.

27:5And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself.

27:6And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful to cast them into the Corban, since it is the price of blood.

27:7And having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter for a burying-ground for strangers.

27:8Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day.

27:9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying, And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was set a price on, whom they who were of the sons of Israel had set a price on,

27:10and they gave them for the field of the potter, according as the Lord commanded me.

27:11But Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor questioned him, saying, Art *thou* the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest.

27:12And when he was accused of the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

27:13Then says Pilate to him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

27:14And he answered him not so much as one word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly.

27:15Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to release one prisoner to the crowd, whom they would.

27:16And they had then a notable prisoner, named Barabbas.

27:17They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom will ye that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?

27:18For he knew that they had delivered him up through envy.

27:19But, as he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man; for I have suffered to-day many things in a dream because of him.

27:20But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should beg for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

27:21And the governor answering said to them, Which of the two will ye that I release unto you? And they said, Barabbas.

27:22Pilate says to them, What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified.

27:23And the governor said, What evil then has he done? But they cried more than ever, saying, Let him be crucified.

27:24And Pilate, seeing that it availed nothing, but that rather a tumult was arising, having taken water, washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this righteous one: see *ye* to it.

27:25And all the people answering said, His blood be on us and on our children.

27:26Then he released to them Barabbas; but Jesus, having scourged him, he delivered up that he might be crucified.

27:27Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken Jesus with them to the praetorium, gathered against him the whole band,

27:28and having taken off his garment, put on him a scarlet cloak;

27:29and having woven a crown out of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and, bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

27:30And having spit upon him, they took the reed and beat him on his head.

27:31And when they had mocked him, they took the cloak off him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify.

27:32And as they went forth they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; him they compelled to go with them that he might bear his cross.

27:33And having come to a place called Golgotha, which means Place of a skull,

27:34they gave to him to drink vinegar mingled with gall; and having tasted it, he would not drink.

27:35And having crucified him, they parted his clothes amongst themselves, casting lots.

27:36And sitting down, they kept guard over him there.

27:37And they set up over his head his accusation written: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.

27:38Then are crucified with him two robbers, one on the right hand and one on the left.

27:39But the passers-by reviled him, shaking their heads

27:40and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou art Son of God, descend from the cross.

27:41And in like manner the chief priests also, mocking, with the scribes and elders, said,

27:42He saved others, himself he cannot save. He is King of Israel: let him descend now from the cross, and we will believe on him.

27:43He trusted upon God; let him save him now if he will have him. For he said, I am Son of God.

27:44And the robbers also who had been crucified with him cast the same reproaches on him.

27:45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour;

27:46but about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

27:47And some of those who stood there, when they heard it, said, This man calls for Elias.

27:48And immediately one of them running and getting a sponge, having filled it with vinegar and fixed it on a reed, gave him to drink.

27:49But the rest said, Let be; let us see if Elias comes to save him.

27:50And Jesus, having again cried with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.

27:51And lo, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom, and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were rent,

27:52and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints fallen asleep arose,

27:53and going out of the tombs after his arising, entered into the holy city and appeared unto many.

27:54But the centurion, and they who were with him on guard over Jesus, seeing the earthquake and the things that took place, feared greatly, saying, Truly this man was Son of God.

27:55And there were there many women beholding from afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee ministering to him,

27:56among whom was Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

27:57Now when even was come there came a rich man of Arimathaea, his name Joseph, who also himself was a disciple to Jesus.

27:58*He*, going to Pilate, begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given up.

27:59And Joseph having got the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

27:60and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn in the rock; and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, went away.

27:61But Mary of Magdala was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the sepulchre.

27:62Now on the morrow, which is after the preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,

27:63saying, Sir, we have called to mind that that deceiver said when he was still alive, After three days I arise.

27:64Command therefore that the sepulchre be secured until the third day, lest his disciples should come and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first.

27:65And Pilate said to them, Ye have a watch: go, secure it as well as ye know how.

27:66And they went and secured the sepulchre, having sealed the stone, with the watch besides.

28:1Now late on sabbath, as it was the dusk of the next day after sabbath, came Mary of Magdala and the other Mary to look at the sepulchre.

28:2And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending out of heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

28:3And his look was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow.

28:4And for fear of him the guards trembled and became as dead men.

28:5And the angel answering said to the women, Fear not *ye*, for I know that ye seek Jesus the crucified one.

28:6He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

28:7And go quickly and say to his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and behold, he goes before you into Galilee, there shall ye see him. Behold, I have told you.

28:8And going out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to bring his disciples word.

28:9And as they went to bring his disciples word, behold also, Jesus met them, saying, Hail! And they coming up took him by the feet, and did him homage.

28:10Then Jesus says to them, Fear not; go, bring word to my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there they shall see me.

28:11And as they went, behold, some of the watch went into the city, and brought word to the chief priests of all that had taken place.

28:12And having assembled with the elders, and having taken counsel, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,

28:13saying, Say that his disciples coming by night stole him while we were sleeping.

28:14And if this should come to the hearing of the governor, *we* will persuade him, and save *you* from all anxiety.

28:15And they took the money and did as they had been taught. And this report is current among the Jews until this day.

28:16But the eleven disciples went into Galilee to the mountain which Jesus had appointed them.

28:17And when they saw him, they did homage to him: but some doubted.

28:18And Jesus coming up spoke to them, saying, All power has been given me in heaven and upon earth.

28:19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;

28:20teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have enjoined you. And behold, *I* am with you all the days, until the completion of the age.

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