Matthew 26:1-25 American Standard Version

The Leaders Plot against Jesus

26 1  And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, he said unto his disciples, 2  Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified. 3  Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas; 4  and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him. 5  But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among people.

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6  Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7  there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment, and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat. 8  But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9  For this [ointment] might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10  But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 11  For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12  For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13  Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which this woman hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14  Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15  and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver. 16  And from that time he sought opportunity to deliver him [unto them.]

Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples

17  Now on the first [day] of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the passover? 18  And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Teacher saith, My time is at hand; I keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. 19  And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20  Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples; 21  and as they were eating, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22  And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began to say unto him every one, Is it I, Lord? 23  And he answered and said, He that dipped his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24  The Son of man goeth, even as it is written of him: but woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had not been born. 25  And Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Is it I, Rabbi? He saith unto him, Thou hast said.

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