Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
1The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is also called Passover, was approaching.
3Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples,
The Last Supper
7Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread arrived, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed.
9“Where do you want us to prepare it?” they asked him.
10He replied, “As soon as you enter Jerusalem, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. At the house he enters,
14When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table.*22:14 Or reclined together.
17Then he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then he said, “Take this and share it among yourselves.
19He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
20After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.*22:19-20 Some manuscripts do not include 22:19b-20, which is given for you . . . which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.
21“But here at this table, sitting among us as a friend, is the man who will betray me.
24Then they began to argue among themselves about who would be the greatest among them.
28“You have stayed with me in my time of trial.
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
31“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.
33Peter said, “Lord, I am ready to go to prison with you, and even to die with you.”
34But Jesus said, “Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
35Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not have money, a traveler’s bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need anything?”
“No,” they replied.
36“But now,” he said, “take your money and a traveler’s bag. And if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one!
38“Look, Lord,” they replied, “we have two swords among us.”
“That’s enough,” he said.
Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
39Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives.
41He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
45At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief.
Jesus Is Betrayed and Arrested
47But even as Jesus said this, a crowd approached, led by Judas, one of the twelve disciples. Judas walked over to Jesus to greet him with a kiss.
49When the other disciples saw what was about to happen, they exclaimed, “Lord, should we fight? We brought the swords!”
51But Jesus said, “No more of this.” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.
52Then Jesus spoke to the leading priests, the captains of the Temple guard, and the elders who had come for him. “Am I some dangerous revolutionary,” he asked, “that you come with swords and clubs to arrest me?
Peter Denies Jesus
54So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance.
57But Peter denied it. “Woman,” he said, “I don’t even know him!”
58After a while someone else looked at him and said, “You must be one of them!”
“No, man, I’m not!” Peter retorted.
59About an hour later someone else insisted, “This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too.”
60But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
61At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”
63The guards in charge of Jesus began mocking and beating him.
Jesus before the Council
66At daybreak all the elders of the people assembled, including the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. Jesus was led before this high council,*22:66 Greek before their Sanhedrin.
But he replied, “If I tell you, you won’t believe me.
70They all shouted, “So, are you claiming to be the Son of God?”
And he replied, “You say that I am.”
71“Why do we need other witnesses?” they said. “We ourselves heard him say it.”