Mark 14:27-53 Bible in Basic English

27  And Jesus said to them, You will all be turned away from me: for it is in the Writings, I will put the keeper of the sheep to death, and the sheep will be put to flight. 28  But after I have come back from the dead, I will go before you into Galilee. 29  But Peter said to him, Though the others may be turned away from you, I will not. 30  And Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you that you, today, even this night, before the cock's second cry, will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. 31  But he said with passion, If I have to be put to death with you, I will not be false to you. And they all said the same.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

32  And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he said to his disciples, Be seated here while I say a prayer. 33  And he took with him Peter and James and John, and grief and great trouble came on him. 34  And he said to them, My soul is very sad, even to death: be here a little time, and keep watch. 35  And he went forward a little, and falling down on the earth, made request that, if possible, the hour might go from him. 36  And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: but even so let not my pleasure, but yours be done. 37  And he came, and saw them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? were you not able to keep watch one hour? 38  Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test; the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble. 39  And again he went away, and said a prayer, using the same words. 40  And again he came and saw them sleeping, because their eyes were very tired; and they had nothing to say in answer. 41  And he came the third time, and said to them, Go on sleeping now and take your rest: it is enough; the hour has come; see, the Son of man is given up into the hands of evil men. 42  Get up, let us be going; see, he who gives me up is near.

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

43  And straight away, while he was still talking, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great band with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and the scribes and those in authority. 44  Now he who had been false to him had given them a sign, saying, The one to whom I give a kiss, that is he; take him, and get him away safely. 45  And when he had come, he went straight to him and said, Master; and gave him a kiss. 46  And they put their hands on him, and took him. 47  But a certain one of those who were near took out his sword, and gave the servant of the high priest a blow, cutting off his ear. 48  And Jesus said to them, Have you come out as against a thief, with swords and sticks to take me? 49  I was with you every day in the Temple teaching, and you did not take me; but this is done so that the Writings may come true. 50  And they all went away from him in fear.

The Young Man Who Fled

51  And a certain young man went after him, with only a linen cloth about his body; and they put their hands on him; 52  But he got away unclothed, without the linen cloth.

Jesus before the Council

53  And they took Jesus away to the high priest; and there came together with him all the chief priests and those in authority and the scribes.


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