The Plot to Kill Jesus
(Matthew 26:1–5; Luke 22:1–2; John 11:45–57)
1 Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread a were two days away, and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a covert way to arrest Jesus and kill Him. 2 “But not during the feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
(Matthew 26:6–13; Luke 7:36–50; John 12:1–8)
3 While Jesus was in Bethany reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, b a woman came with an alabaster jar of expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke open the jar and poured it on Jesus’ head.
4 Some of those present, however, expressed their indignation to one another: “Why this waste of perfume? 5 It could have been sold for over three hundred denarii c and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her.
6 But Jesus said,
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
(Matthew 26:14–16; Luke 22:3–6)
Preparing the Passover
(Matthew 26:17–19; Luke 22:7–13)
13 So He sent two of His disciples and told them,
16 So the disciples left and went into the city, where they found everything as Jesus had described. And they prepared the Passover.
The Last Supper
(Matthew 26:20–30; Luke 22:14–23; 1 Corinthians 11:17–34)
19 They began to be grieved and to ask Him one after another, “Surely not I?”
20 He answered,
22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, spoke a blessing and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, saying,
23 Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 He said to them,
26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
(Zechariah 13:7–9; Matthew 26:31–35; Luke 22:31–38; John 13:36–38)
‘I will strike the Shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.’ i
28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”
29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I never will.”
31 But Peter kept insisting, “Even if I have to die with You, I will never deny You.” And all the others said the same thing.
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
(Matthew 26:36–46; Luke 22:39–46)
32 Then they came to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus told His disciples,
35 Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from Him.
37 Then Jesus returned and found them sleeping.
41 When Jesus returned the third time, He said,
The Betrayal of Jesus
(Matthew 26:47–56; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:1–14)
43 While Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived, accompanied by a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, scribes, and elders.
48 Jesus asked the crowd,
50 Then everyone deserted Him and fled. 51 One young man who had been following Jesus was wearing a linen cloth around his body. They caught hold of him, 52 but he pulled free of the linen cloth and ran away naked.
Jesus before the Sanhedrin
(Matthew 26:57–68; Luke 22:66–71; John 18:19–24)
53 They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders, and scribes assembled. 54 Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the officers and warmed himself by the fire.
55 Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin k were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they did not find any. 56 For many bore false witness against Jesus, but their testimony was inconsistent.
57 Then some men stood up and testified falsely against Him: 58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this man-made temple, and in three days I will build another that is made without hands.’ ” 59 But even their testimony was inconsistent.
60 So the high priest stood up before them and questioned Jesus, “Have You no answer? What are these men testifying against You?”
61 But Jesus remained silent and made no reply.
And they all condemned Him as deserving of death.
65 Then some of them began to spit on Him. They blindfolded Him, struck Him with their fists, and said to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers received Him with slaps in His face.
Peter Denies Jesus
(Matthew 26:69–75; Luke 22:54–62; John 18:15–18)
66 While Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the servant girls of the high priest came down 67 and saw him warming himself there. She looked at Peter and said, “You also were with Jesus the Nazarene.”
69 There the servant girl saw him and again said to those standing nearby, “This man is one of them.”
70 But he denied it again.
After a little while, those standing nearby said once more to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you too are a Galilean.” o
Then Peter remembered the word that Jesus had spoken to him:
1 a Literally and the Unleavened ; see Exodus 12:14–20.
3 b Aramaic Simon the Potter or Simon the Jar Maker
5 c A denarius was customarily a day’s wage for a laborer; see Matthew 20:2.
7 d See Deuteronomy 15:11.
12 e Literally On the first day of the Unleavened ; see Exodus 12:14–20.
20 f Literally the one who is dipping
24 g BYZ and TR the new covenant
27 h BYZ and TR include on account of Me this night ; see Matthew 26:31.
27 i Zechariah 13:7
49 j Literally the temple
55 k Or the whole Council
62 l Or the right hand of the Mighty One
62 m See Psalm 110:1 and Daniel 7:13.
68 n NE and WH do not include and the rooster crowed .
70 o BYZ and TR include and your speech is similar .