The Plot against Jesus

221 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover , was approaching . 2 The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death ; for they were afraid of the people . 3 And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot , belonging e to the number of the twelve . 4 And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them. 5 They were glad and agreed to give him money . 6 So he consented , and began seeking a good opportunity to betray Him to them apart from the crowd .

Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples

7 Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed . 8 And Jesus sent Peter and John , saying , "Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it." 9 They said to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare it?" 10 And He said to them, "When you have entered the city , a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water ; follow him into the house that he enters . 11 "And you shall say to the owner of the house , 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples ?"' 12 "And he will show you a large , furnished upper room ; prepare it there ." 13 And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover . 14 When the hour had come , He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. 15 And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer ; 16 for I say to you, I shall never e again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God ." 17 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks , He said , "Take this and share it among yourselves ; 18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes ." 19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks , He broke it and gave it to them, saying , "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten , saying , "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood .

21 " But behold , the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table . 22 "For indeed , the Son of Man is going as it has been determined ; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed !" 23 And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this thing .

The Dispute about Greatness

24 And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest . 25 And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called 'Benefactors .' 26 "But it is not this way with you, but the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest , and the leader like the servant . 27 "For who is greater , the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves ? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among e you as the one who serves . 28 "You are those who have stood by Me in My trials ; 29 and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom , I grant you 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom , and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel .

Peter's Denial Foretold

31 "Simon , Simon , behold , Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat ; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail ; and you, when once you have turned again , strengthen your brothers ." 33 But he said to Him, "Lord , with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death !" 34 And He said , "I say to you, Peter , the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me."

Purse, Scrip, and Sword

35 And He said to them, " When I sent you out without money belt and bag and sandals , you did not lack anything , did you?" They said , "No, nothing ." 36 And He said to them, "But now , whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag , and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. 37 "For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ' AND HE WAS NUMBERED WITH TRANSGRESSORS '; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment ." 38 They said , "Lord , look , here are two swords ." And He said to them, "It is enough ."

Jesus Prays in the Garden

39 And He came out and proceeded as was His custom to the Mount of Olives ; and the disciples also followed Him. 40 When He arrived at the place , He said to them, " Pray that you may not enter into temptation ." 41 And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw , and He knelt e down e and began to pray , 42 saying , "Father , if You are willing , remove this cup from Me; yet not My will , but Yours be done ." 43 Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony He was praying very fervently ; and His sweat became like drops of blood , falling down upon the ground . 45 When He rose from prayer , He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow , 46 and said to them, "Why are you sleeping ? Get up and pray that you may not enter into temptation ."

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47 While He was still speaking , behold , a crowd came, and the one called Judas , one of the twelve , was preceding them; and he approached Jesus to kiss Him. 48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas , are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss ?" 49 When those who were around Him saw what was going to happen , they said , "Lord , shall we strike with the sword ?" 50 And one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear . 51 But Jesus answered and said , "Stop ! No more of this ." And He touched his ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come against Him, "Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against a robber ? 53 "While I was with you daily e in the temple , you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours ."

Peter Denies Jesus

54 Having arrested Him, they led Him away and brought Him to the house of the high priest ; but Peter was following at a distance . 55 After they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together , Peter was sitting among them. 56 And a servant-girl , seeing him as he sat in the firelight and looking intently at him, said , "This man was with Him too ." 57 But he denied it, saying , "Woman , I do not know Him." 58 A little later , another saw him and said , "You are one of them too !" But Peter said , "Man , I am not!" 59 After about an hour had passed , another man began to insist , saying , "Certainly e this man also was with Him, for he is a Galilean too ." 60 But Peter said , "Man , I do not know what you are talking about." Immediately , while he was still speaking , a rooster crowed . 61 The Lord turned and looked at Peter . And Peter remembered the word of the Lord , how He had told him, " Before a rooster crows today , you will deny Me three times ." 62 And he went out and wept bitterly .

Jesus Mocked and Beaten

63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking Him and beating Him, 64 and they blindfolded Him and were asking Him, saying , " Prophesy , who is the one who hit You?" 65 And they were saying many other things against Him, blaspheming .

Jesus before the Council

66 When it was day , the Council of elders of the people assembled , both chief priests and scribes , and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying , 67 " If You are the Christ , tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe ; 68 and if I ask a question , you will not answer . 69 " But from now on THE SON OF MAN WILL BE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND of the power OF GOD ." 70 And they all said , "Are You the Son of God , then ?" And He said to them, " Yes, I am ." 71 Then they said , "What further need do we have of testimony ? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth ."

Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet

131 Now before the Feast of the Passover , Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father , having loved His own who were in the world , He loved them to the end . 2 During supper , the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot , the son of Simon , to betray Him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands , and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God , 4 got up from supper , and laid aside His garments ; and taking a towel , He girded Himself . 5 Then He poured water into the basin , and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded . 6 So He came to Simon Peter . He said to Him, "Lord , do You wash my feet ?" 7 Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now , but you will understand hereafter e ." 8 Peter said to Him, "Never e shall You wash my feet !" Jesus answered him, " If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." 9 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord , then wash not only my feet , but also my hands and my head ." 10 Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only e e to wash his feet , but is completely clean ; and you are clean , but not all of you." 11 For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said , "Not all of you are clean ." 12 So when He had washed their feet , and taken His garments and reclined at the table again , He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? 13 "You call Me Teacher and Lord ; and you are right , for so I am . 14 "If I then , the Lord and the Teacher , washed your feet , you also ought to wash one another's feet . 15 "For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. 16 "Truly , truly , I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master , nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. 17 "If you know these things , you are blessed if you do them.

18 " I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen ; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled , ' HE WHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.' 19 "From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass , so that when it does occur , you may believe that I am He. 20 "Truly , truly , I say to you, he who receives whomever e I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

Jesus Foretells His Betrayal

21 When Jesus had said this , He became troubled in spirit , and testified and said , "Truly , truly , I say to you, that one of you will betray Me." 22 The disciples began looking at one another , at a loss to know of which one He was speaking . 23 There was reclining on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples , whom Jesus loved . 24 So Simon Peter gestured to him, and said to him, "Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking ." 25 He, leaning back thus on Jesus' bosom , said to Him, "Lord , who is it?" 26 Jesus then answered , "That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him." So when He had dipped the morsel , He took and gave it to Judas , the son of Simon Iscariot . 27 After the morsel , Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, "What you do , do quickly ." 28 Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. 29 For some were supposing , because Judas had the money box , that Jesus was saying to him, "Buy the things we have need of for the feast "; or else , that he should give something to the poor . 30 So after receiving the morsel he went out immediately ; and it was night .

The New Commandment

31 Therefore when he had gone out, Jesus said , "Now is the Son of Man glorified , and God is glorified in Him; 32 if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself , and will glorify Him immediately . 33 " Little children , I am with you a little while longer . You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews , now I also say to you, 'Where I am going , you cannot e come .' 34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another , even as I have loved you, that you also love one another . 35 " By this all men will know that you are My disciples , if you have love for one another ."

Peter's Denial Foretold

36 Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord , where are You going ?" Jesus answered , " Where I go , you cannot e follow Me now ; but you will follow later ." 37 Peter said to Him, "Lord , why e can I not follow You right now ? I will lay down my life for You." 38 Jesus answered , "Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly , truly , I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times .