The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. Mark (Author John Mark)

14:1¤ Now the feast of the pasch and of the Azymes was after two days: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile lay hold on him and kill him.

14:2But they said: Not on the festival day, lest there should be a tumult among the people.

14:3And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard. And breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head.

14:4Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?

14:5For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

14:6But Jesus said: Let her alone. Why do You molest her? She hath wrought a good work upon me.

14:7For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.

14:8She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body for the burial.

14:9Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a memorial of her.

14:10And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.

14:11Who hearing it were glad: and they promised him they would give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

14:12Now on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the pasch, the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go and prepare for thee to eat the pasch?

14:13And he sendeth two of his disciples and saith to them: Go ye into the city; and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him.

14:14And whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the house, The master saith, Where is my refectory, where I may eat the pasch with my disciples?

14:15And he will shew you a large dining room furnished. And there prepare ye for us.

14:16And his disciples went their way and came into the city. And they found as he had told them: and they prepared the pasch.

14:17And when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve.

14:18And when they were at table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that eateth with me shall betray me.

14:19But they began to be sorrowful and to say to him, one by one: Is it I?

14:20Who saith to them: One of the twelve, who dippeth with me his hand in the dish.

14:21And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.

14:22And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke and gave to them and said: Take ye. This is my body.

14:23And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them. And they all drank of it.

14:24And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many.

14:25Amen I say to you that I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine until that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.

14:26And when they had sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of Olives.

14:27And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed.

14:28But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

14:29But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I.

14:30And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, to-day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.

14:31But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.

14:32And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray.

14:33And he taketh Peter and James and John with him: and he began to fear and to be heavy.

14:34And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay you here and watch.

14:35And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground: and he prayed that, if it might be, the hour might pass from him.

14:36And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.

14:37And he cometh and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? Couldst thou not watch one hour?

14:38Watch ye: and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

14:39And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.

14:40And when he returned, he found them again asleep (for their eyes were heavy): and they knew not what to answer him.

14:41And he cometh the third time and saith to them: Sleep ye now and take your rest. It is enough. The hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.

14:42Rise up: let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand.

14:43And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve: and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.

14:44And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he. Lay hold on him: and lead him away carefully.

14:45And when he was come, immediately going up to him he saith: Hail, Rabbi! And he kissed him.

14:46But they laid hands on him and held him.

14:47And one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the chief priest and cut off his ear.

14:48And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me?

14:49I was daily with you in the temple teaching: and you did not lay hands on me. But that the scriptures may be fulfilled.

14:50Then his disciples, leaving him, all fled away.

14:51And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body. And they laid hold on him.

14:52But he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked.

14:53And they brought Jesus to the high priest. And all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together.

14:54And Peter followed him afar off, even into the court of the high priest. And he sat with the servants at the fire and warmed himself.

14:55And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death: and found none.

14:56For many bore false witness against him: and their evidences were not agreeing.

14:57And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:

14:58We heard him say, I Will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.

14:59And their witness did not agree.

14:60And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men?

14:61But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him and said to him: Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed God?

14:62And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming with the clouds of heaven.

14:63Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses?

14:64You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death.

14:65And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to buffet him and to say unto him: Prophesy. And the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.

14:66Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the maidservants of the high priest.

14:67And when she had seen Peter warming himself looking on him, she saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.

14:68But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew.

14:69And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by: This is one of them.

14:70But he denied again. And after a, while they that stood by said again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a Galilean.

14:71But he began to curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man of whom you speak.

14:72And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep,

15:1¤ And straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a consultation with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council, binding Jesus, led him away and delivered him to Pilate.

15:2And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, saith to him: Thou sayest it.

15:3And the chief priests accused him in many things.

15:4And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing? Behold in how many things they accuse thee.

15:5But Jesus still answered nothing: so that Pilate wondered.

15:6Now on the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded.

15:7And there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with some seditious men, who in the sedition had committed murder.

15:8And when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he would do as he had ever done unto them.

15:9And Pilate answered them and said: Will you that I release to you the king of the Jews?

15:10For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of envy.

15:11But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas to them.

15:12And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then that I do to the king of the Jews?

15:13But they again cried out: Crucify him.

15:14And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more: Crucify him.

15:15And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas: and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

15:16And the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace: and they called together the whole band.

15:17And they clothed him with purple: and, platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon him.

15:18And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews.

15:19And they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him. And bowing their knees, they adored him.

15:20And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him and put his own garments on him: and they led him out to crucify him.

15:21And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross.

15:22And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted is, The place of Calvary.

15:23And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh. But he took it not.

15:24And crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

15:25And it was the third hour: and they crucified him.

15:26And the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF THE JEWS.

15:27And with him they crucify two thieves: the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

15:28And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was reputed.

15:29And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads and saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days buildest it up again:

15:30Save thyself, coming down from the cross.

15:31In like manner also the chief priests, mocking, said with the scribes one to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save.

15:32Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him.

15:33And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour.

15:34And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted: My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?

15:35And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth Elias.

15:36And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar and putting it upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come to take him down.

15:37And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.

15:38And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom.

15:39And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost, said: Indeed this man was the son of God.

15:40And there were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James the Less and of Joseph and Salome,

15:41Who also when he was in Galilee followed him and ministered to him, and many other women that came up with him to Jerusalem.

15:42And when evening was now come (because it was the Parasceve, that is, the day before the sabbath),

15:43Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.

15:44But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending for the centurion, he asked him if he were already dead.

15:45And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.

15:46And Joseph, buying fine linen and taking him down, wrapped him up in the fine linen and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre.

15:47And Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he was laid.

16:1¤ And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought sweet spices, that coming, they might anoint Jesus.

16:2And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre, the sun being now risen.

16:3And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

16:4And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very great.

16:5And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe: and they were astonished.

16:6Who saith to them: Be not affrighted, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen: he is not here. Behold the place where they laid him.

16:7But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee. There you shall see him, as he told you.

16:8But they going out, fled from the sepulchre: for a trembling and fear had seized them. And they said nothing to any man: for they were afraid.

16:9But he rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalen; out of whom he had cast seven devils.

16:10She went and told them that had been with him, who were mourning and weeping.

16:11And they hearing that he was alive and had been seen by her, did not believe.

16:12And after that he appeared in another shape to two of them walking, as they were going into the country.

16:13And they going told it to the rest: neither did they believe them.

16:14At length he appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and he upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen him after he was risen again.

16:15And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature.

16:16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned.

16:17And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils. They shall speak with new tongues.

16:18They shall take up serpents: and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them. They shall lay their hands upon the sick: and they shall recover.

16:19And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God.

16:20But they going forth preached every where: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.

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