Matthew 26:26-50 New American Standard Bible

26  While they were eating , Jesus took some bread , and after a blessing , He broke it and gave it to the disciples , and said , "Take , eat ; this is My body ." 27  And when He had taken a cup and given thanks , He gave it to them, saying , "Drink from it, all of you; 28  for this is My blood of the covenant , which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins . 29  "But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom ."

Peter's Denial Foretold

30  After singing a hymn , they went out to the Mount of Olives .

31  Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of Me this night , for it is written , ' I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD , AND THE SHEEP OF THE FLOCK SHALL BE SCATTERED .' 32  "But after I have been raised , I will go ahead of you to Galilee ." 33  But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away ." 34  Jesus said to him, " Truly I say to you that this very night , before a rooster crows , you will deny Me three times ." 35  Peter said to Him, " Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You." All the disciples said the same thing too .

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

36  Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane , and said to His disciples , "Sit here while I go over there and pray ." 37  And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee , and began to be grieved and distressed . 38  Then He said to them, " My soul is deeply grieved , to the point of death ; remain here and keep watch with Me." 39  And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed , saying , "My Father , if it is possible , let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will , but as You will." 40  And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping , and said to Peter , "So , you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour ? 41  " Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation ; the spirit is willing , but the flesh is weak ." 42  He went away again a second time and prayed , saying , "My Father , if this cannot e pass away unless e I drink it, Your will be done ." 43  Again He came and found them sleeping , for their eyes were heavy . 44  And He left them again , and went away and prayed a third time , saying the same thing once more . 45  Then He came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting ? Behold , the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners . 46  "Get up, let us be going ; behold , the one who betrays Me is at hand !"

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  While He was still speaking , behold , Judas , one of the twelve , came up accompanied e by a large crowd with swords and clubs , who came from the chief priests and elders of the people . 48  Now he who was betraying Him gave them a sign , saying , "Whomever e I kiss , He is the one; seize Him." 49  Immediately Judas went to Jesus and said , "Hail , Rabbi !" and kissed Him. 50  And Jesus said to him, " Friend , do what you have come for." Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.

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