Matthew 26:26-50 Darby’s Translation

26  And as they were eating, Jesus, having taken [the] bread and blessed, broke [it] and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 27  And having taken [the] cup and given thanks, he gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it. 28  For this is my blood, that of the [new] covenant, that shed for many for remission of sins. 29  But I say to you, that I will not at all drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.

Peter's Denial Foretold

30  And having sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

31  Then saith Jesus to them, All ye shall be offended in me during this night. For it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32  But after that I shall be risen, I will go before you to Galilee. 33  And Peter answering said to him, If all shall be offended in thee, I will never be offended. 34  Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before [the] cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35  Peter says to him, If I should needs die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. Likewise said all the disciples also.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36  Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to the disciples, Sit here until I go away and pray yonder. 37  And taking with [him] Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and deeply depressed. 38  Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me. 39  And going forward a little he fell upon his face, praying and saying, My Father, if it be possible let this cup pass from me; but not as I will, but as thou [wilt]. 40  And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me? 41  Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] ready, but the flesh weak. 42  Again going away a second time he prayed saying, My Father, if this cannot pass [from me] unless I drink it, thy will be done. 43  And coming he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44  And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. 45  Then he comes to the disciples and says to them, Sleep on now and take your rest; behold, the hour has drawn nigh, and the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners. 46  Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up has drawn nigh.

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  And while he was yet speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great crowd with swords and sticks from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48  Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: seize him. 49  And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses. 50  But Jesus said to him, [My] friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him.


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