The Plot to Kill Jesus
1When Jesus had finished saying all these things,26:1–5 Mk 14:1–2; Lk 22:1–2; Jn 11:47–53 he told his disciples,
3Then the chief priests26:3 Other mss add and the scribes and the elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas,26:3 Ps 2:2; Mt 26:57; Lk 3:2; Jn 11:47; 18:13,15; Ac 4:6
5“Not during the festival,” they said, “so there won’t be rioting among the people.”
The Anointing at Bethany
6While Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon26:6–13 Mk 14:3–9; Jn 12:1–8 the leper,26:6 Gk lepros; a term for various skin diseases; see Lv 13–14
7a woman approached him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume. She poured it on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8When the disciples26:8 Mt 10:1; 26:56; Mk 3:7; 16:20; Lk 6:13; Jn 12:16 saw it, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.
9“This might have been sold for a great deal and given to the poor.”
10Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a noble thing for me.
12By pouring this perfume on my body, she has prepared me for burial.
14Then26:14–16 Mk 14:10–11; Lk 22:3–6 one of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests26:14 Mt 10:4; Jn 6:71; 12:4; 13:30; Ac 1:16
15and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they weighed out thirty pieces of silver for him.26:15 Ex 21:32; Zch 11:12–13; Mt 27:3
16And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray him.
Betrayal at the Passover
18 “Go into the city to a certain man,” he said, “and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My time is near; I am celebrating the Passover at your place26:18 Lit Passover with you with my disciples.’”26:18 Jn 7:6,8; 8:20; 13:1; 17:1
19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
20When evening came, he was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
22Deeply distressed, each one began to say to him, “Surely not I, Lord?”
23He replied, “The one who dipped his hand with me in the bowl — he will betray me.
“You have said it,” he told him.
The First Lord’s Supper
26As they were eating,26:26–29 Mk 14:22–25; Lk 22:17–20; 1Co 11:23–25 Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples,26:26 Mt 10:1; 26:56; Mk 3:7; 16:20; Lk 6:13; Jn 12:16 and said, “Take and eat it; this is my body.”26:26 Mt 14:19; 1Co 10:16
27Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks, he gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you.
28For this is my blood of the covenant,26:28 Other mss read new covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.26:28 Ex 24:8; Mt 20:28; Mk 1:4; Heb 9:20
29But I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”26:29 Mt 4:23; Mk 1:15; Ac 20:25
Peter’s Denial Predicted
31Then Jesus said to them, “Tonight all of you will fall away because of me, for it is written:
I will strike the shepherd,
33Peter told him, “Even if everyone falls away because of you, I will never fall away.”
35“Even if I have to die with you,” Peter told him, “I will never deny you,” and all the disciples said the same thing.
The Prayer in the Garden
36Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane,26:36–46 Mk 14:32–42; Lk 22:40–46 and he told the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.26:37 Mt 4:21; 17:1
38He said to them, “I am deeply grieved26:38 Lit “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me.”26:38 Ps 42:5–6; Mt 24:42; Jn 12:27
40Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you stay awake with me one hour?
41Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42Again, a second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this26:42 Other mss add cup cannot pass26:42 Other mss add from me unless I drink it, your will be done.”26:42 Mt 26:39; Mk 14:36; Lk 22:42; Jn 6:38
43And he came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open.
44After leaving them, he went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more.
45Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? See, the time is near. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.26:45 Jn 12:27; 13:1
46Get up; let’s go. See, my betrayer is near.”
Judas’s Betrayal of Jesus
47While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived.26:47–56 Mk 14:43–50; Lk 22:47–53; Jn 18:3–11 A large mob with swords and clubs was with him from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48His betrayer had given them a sign: “The one I kiss, he’s the one; arrest him.”
49So immediately he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.
Then they came up, took hold of Jesus, and arrested him.
52Then Jesus told him, “Put your sword back in its place because all who take up the sword will perish by the sword.26:52 Gn 9:6; Rv 13:10
53Or do you think that I cannot call on my Father, and he will provide me here and now with more than twelve legions of angels?26:53 2Kg 6:17; Dn 7:10; Mt 4:11; Lk 8:30
55At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs, as if I were a criminal,26:55 Lit as against a criminal to capture me? Every day I used to sit, teaching in the temple, and you didn’t arrest me.26:55 Mk 12:35; Lk 21:37; Jn 7:19; 8:2; 18:20
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
57Those26:57–68 Mk 14:53–65; Jn 18:12–13,19–24 who had arrested Jesus led him away to Caiaphas26:57 Mt 26:3; Jn 11:49 the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had convened.
59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so that they could put him to death,26:59 Mt 5:22; Ac 6:11
60but they could not find any, even though many false witnesses26:60 Dt 19:15; Ps 27:12; 35:11; Ac 6:13 came forward.26:60 Other mss add they found none Finally, two26:60 Other mss add false witnesses who came forward
62The high priest stood up and said to him, “Don’t you have an answer to what these men are testifying against you?”
65Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed!26:65 Mk 3:29; Jn 10:33 Why do we still need witnesses? See, now you’ve heard the blasphemy.26:65 Nm 14:6; Mk 14:63; Ac 14:14
66What is your decision?”
They answered, “He deserves death!” 26:66 Lv 24:16; Jn 19:7
67Then they spat in his face26:67 Mt 27:30; Mk 10:34; Lk 22:63–65; Jn 18:22 and beat him; others slapped him
Peter Denies His Lord
70But he denied it in front of everyone: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
73After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, “You really are one of them, since even your accent26:73 Or speech gives you away.”
Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard
Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.