T WAS now two
days until the passover, and the feast of unleavened bread: and the chief
priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put
him to death.
. .2 But they said, Not on the
feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
.3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat
at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster vial of ointment of
spikenard very precious; and she brake the vial, and poured it on his
. .4 But there were some that had
indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the
. .5 For it might have been
sold for more than three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor.
And they rebuked her.
. .6 But Jesus said,
Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on
. .7 For ye have the poor with you
always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not
. .8 She hath done what she could:
she is come aforehand to anoint my body for burying.
Then one of the twelve, called Judas
Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
And said unto them, What will ye give me if I will deliver him unto you?
And they weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver.
. .11 And from that time he sought opportunity to
Now the first day of the feast of unleavened
bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that
we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
.13 And he said, Go into the city to a certain man, and say unto
him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy
house with my disciples.
. .14 And the
disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the
. .15 Now when the even was come,
he sat down with the twelve.
. .16 And there
arose also a dispute among them, which of them should be accounted the
. .17 And he said unto them, The
kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise
authority upon them are called benefactors.
.18 But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let
him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth
. .19 For whether is greater, he that
sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I
am among you as he that serveth.
And while they supped,
. .21 Jesus riseth from supper, and laid aside his
garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
.22 After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the
disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was
. .23 Then cometh he to Simon Peter:
and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
. .24 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do
thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
. .25 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my
feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with
. .26 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord,
not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
.27 Jesus saith to him, He that has washed needeth not save to wash
his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
. .28 For he knew who should betray him; therefore
said he, Ye are not all clean.
. .29 So
after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set
down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
. .30 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well;
for so I am.
. .31 If I then, your Lord and
Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's
. .32 For I have given you an example,
that ye should do as I have done to you.
.33 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than
his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
. .34 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in
spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one
of you shall betray me.
. .36 Then the
disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
. .37 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of
his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
. .38 Simon
Peter therefore beckoned to him and said, Ask him who it should be of whom
. .39 He then lying on Jesus'
breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
.40 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I
have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas
Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus
. .42 A new commandment I give unto
you, That ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love
. .43 By this shall all men
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
. .44 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall fall
away because of me this night:
. .45 Peter
answered and said unto him, Though all men shall fall away because of
thee, yet will I never fall away.
. .46 I am
ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
. .47 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall
not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest
. .48 Peter said unto him, Though I must
die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place
called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go
and pray yonder.
. .50 And he took with him
Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very
. .51 Then saith he unto them, My
soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch
. .52 And he went a little farther,
and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, My Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou
. .53 And he cometh unto the
disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye
not watch with me one hour?
. .54 Watch and
pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but
the flesh is weak.
. .55 He went away again
the second time, and prayed, saying, My Father, if this cup may not pass
away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
. .56 And he came and found them asleep again: for
their eyes were heavy.
. .57 And he left
them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same
. .58 Then cometh he to the
disciples, and saith unto them, Are ye still sleeping, and taking your