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Matthew 26:1
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The Plot Against Jesus(a)

When Jesus had finished saying all these things,(b) he said to his disciples,
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Matthew 26:2
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"As you know, the Passover(c) is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
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Matthew 26:3
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Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled(d) in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,(e)
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Matthew 26:4
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and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.(f)
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Matthew 26:5
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"But not during the festival," they said, "or there may be a riot(g) among the people."
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Matthew 26:6
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While Jesus was in Bethany(j) in the home of Simon the Leper,
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Matthew 26:7
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a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
Matthew 26:8
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When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
Matthew 26:9
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"This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
Matthew 26:10
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Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
Matthew 26:11
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The poor you will always have with you,[a](k) but you will not always have me.
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Matthew 26:12
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When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.(l)
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Matthew 26:13
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Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
Matthew 26:14
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Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot(n)—went to the chief priests
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Matthew 26:15
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and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.(o)
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Matthew 26:16
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From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
Matthew 26:17
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On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread,(s) the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"(t)
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Matthew 26:18
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He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time(u) is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.'"
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Matthew 26:19
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So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
Matthew 26:20
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When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
Matthew 26:21
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And while they were eating, he said, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me."(v)
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Matthew 26:22
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They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely you don't mean me, Lord?"
Matthew 26:23
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Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.(w)
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Matthew 26:24
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The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him.(x) But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."
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Matthew 26:25
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Then Judas, the one who would betray him,(y) said, "Surely you don't mean me, Rabbi?"(z) Jesus answered, "You have said so."
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Matthew 26:26
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While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it(aa) and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."
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Matthew 26:27
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Then he took a cup,(ab) and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
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Matthew 26:28
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This is my blood of the[b] covenant,(ac) which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.(ad)
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Matthew 26:29
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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(ae) in my Father's kingdom."
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Matthew 26:30
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When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.(af)
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Matthew 26:31
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Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me,(ah) for it is written: "‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'[c](ai)
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Matthew 26:32
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But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."(aj)
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Matthew 26:33
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Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
Matthew 26:34
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"Truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times."(ak)
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Matthew 26:35
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But Peter declared, "Even if I have to die with you,(al) I will never disown you." And all the other disciples said the same.
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Matthew 26:36
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Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray."
Matthew 26:37
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He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee(an) along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.
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Matthew 26:38
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Then he said to them, "My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow(ao) to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."(ap)
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Matthew 26:39
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Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup(aq) be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."(ar)
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Matthew 26:40
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Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. "Couldn't you men keep watch with me(as) for one hour?" he asked Peter.
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Matthew 26:41
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"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.(at) The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
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Matthew 26:42
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He went away a second time and prayed, "My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done."(au)
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Matthew 26:43
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When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy.
Matthew 26:44
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So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.
Matthew 26:45
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Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour(av) has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners.
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Matthew 26:46
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Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!"
Matthew 26:47
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While he was still speaking, Judas,(ax) one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people.
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Matthew 26:48
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Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him."
Matthew 26:49
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Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!"(ay) and kissed him.
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Matthew 26:50
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Jesus replied, "Do what you came for, friend."[d](az) Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
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Matthew 26:51
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With that, one of Jesus' companions reached for his sword,(ba) drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.(bb)
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Matthew 26:52
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"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.(bc)
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Matthew 26:53
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Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?(bd)
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Matthew 26:54
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But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled(be) that say it must happen in this way?"
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Matthew 26:55
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In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching,(bf) and you did not arrest me.
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Matthew 26:56
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But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled."(bg) Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.
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Matthew 26:57
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Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas(bi) the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled.
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Matthew 26:58
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But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest.(bj) He entered and sat down with the guards(bk) to see the outcome.
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Matthew 26:59
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The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin(bl) were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.
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Matthew 26:60
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But they did not find any, though many false witnesses(bm) came forward. Finally two(bn) came forward
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Matthew 26:61
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and declared, "This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.'"(bo)
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Matthew 26:62
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Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?"
Matthew 26:63
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But Jesus remained silent.(bp) The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath(bq) by the living God:(br) Tell us if you are the Messiah,(bs) the Son of God."(bt)
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Matthew 26:64
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"You have said so,"(bu) Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One(bv) and coming on the clouds of heaven."[e](bw)
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Matthew 26:65
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Then the high priest tore his clothes(bx) and said, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.
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Matthew 26:66
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What do you think?" "He is worthy of death,"(by) they answered.
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Matthew 26:67
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Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists.(bz) Others slapped him
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Matthew 26:68
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and said, "Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?"(ca)
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Matthew 26:69
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Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. "You also were with Jesus of Galilee," she said.
Matthew 26:70
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But he denied it before them all. "I don't know what you're talking about," he said.
Matthew 26:71
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Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, "This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth."
Matthew 26:72
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He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!"
Matthew 26:73
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After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, "Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away."
Matthew 26:74
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Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, "I don't know the man!" Immediately a rooster crowed.
Matthew 26:75
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Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: "Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times."(cc) And he went outside and wept bitterly.
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