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Mark 14

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.

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

3 And 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

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

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

6 But Jesus said: Let her alone, why do you molest her? She hath wrought a
good work upon me.

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

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

9 Amen, 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.

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

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

12 Now 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?

13 And 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

14 And 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21 And 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.

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

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

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

25 Amen 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.

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

27 And 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.

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

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

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

31 But 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.

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

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

34 And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you
here, and watch.

35 And 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.

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

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

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

39 A going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.

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

41 And 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.

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

43 And 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.

44 And 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.

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

46 But they laid hands on him, and held him.

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

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

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

50 Then his disciples leaving him, all fled away.

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

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

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

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

55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against
Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found

56 For many bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not

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

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

59 And their witness did not agree.

60 And 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?

61 But 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?

62 And 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.

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

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

65 And 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.

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

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

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

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

70 But 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.

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

72 And 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.

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