Matthew Chapter 26 Darby English Bible

Matthew 26:1

And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,

Matthew 26:2

Ye know that after two days the passover takes place, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

Matthew 26:3

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas,

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and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him;

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but they said, Not in the feast, that there be not a tumult among the people.

Matthew 26:6

But Jesus being in Bethany, in Simon the leper's house,

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a woman, having an alabaster flask of very precious ointment, came to him and poured it out upon his head as he lay at table.

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But the disciples seeing it became indignant, saying, To what end [was] this waste?

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for this might have been sold for much and been given to the poor.

Matthew 26:10

But Jesus knowing [it] said to them, Why do ye trouble the woman? for she has wrought a good work toward me.

Matthew 26:11

For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.

Matthew 26:12

For in pouring out this ointment on my body, she has done it for my burying.

Matthew 26:13

Verily I say to you, Wheresoever these glad tidings may be preached in the whole world, that also which this [woman] has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Matthew 26:14

Then one of the twelve, he who was called Judas Iscariote, went to the chief priests

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and said, What are ye willing to give me, and *I* will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver.

Matthew 26:16

And from that time he sought a good opportunity that he might deliver him up.

Matthew 26:17

Now on the first [day] of [the feast of] unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

Matthew 26:18

And he said, Go into the city unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is near, I will keep the passover in thy house with my disciples.

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And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the passover.

Matthew 26:20

And when the evening was come he lay down at table with the twelve.

Matthew 26:21

And as they were eating he said, Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.

Matthew 26:22

And being exceedingly grieved they began to say to him, each of them, Is it *I*, Lord?

Matthew 26:23

But he answering said, He that dips his hand with me in the dish, *he* it is who shall deliver me up.

Matthew 26:24

The Son of man goes indeed, according as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is delivered up; it were good for that man if he had not been born.

Matthew 26:25

And Judas, who delivered him up, answering said, Is it *I*, Rabbi? He says to him, *Thou* hast said.

Matthew 26:26

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.

Matthew 26:27

And having taken [the] cup and given thanks, he gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it.

Matthew 26:28

For this is my blood, that of the [new] covenant, that shed for many for remission of sins.

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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.

Matthew 26:30

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

Matthew 26:31

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.

Matthew 26:32

But after that I shall be risen, I will go before you to Galilee.

Matthew 26:33

And Peter answering said to him, If all shall be offended in thee, *I* will never be offended.

Matthew 26:34

Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, that during this night, before [the] cock shall crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Matthew 26:35

Peter says to him, If I should needs die with thee, I will in no wise deny thee. Likewise said all the disciples also.

Matthew 26:36

Then Jesus comes with them to a place called Gethsemane, and says to the disciples, Sit here until I go away and pray yonder.

Matthew 26:37

And taking with [him] Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and deeply depressed.

Matthew 26:38

Then he says to them, My soul is very sorrowful even unto death; remain here and watch with me.

Matthew 26:39

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].

Matthew 26:40

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?

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Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] ready, but the flesh weak.

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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.

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And coming he found them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.

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And leaving them, he went away again and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

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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.

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Arise, let us go; behold, he that delivers me up has drawn nigh.

Matthew 26:47

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.

Matthew 26:48

Now he that delivered him up had given them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, he it is: seize him.

Matthew 26:49

And immediately coming up to Jesus he said, Hail, Rabbi, and covered him with kisses.

Matthew 26:50

But Jesus said to him, [My] friend, for what purpose art thou come? Then coming up they laid hands upon Jesus and seized him.

Matthew 26:51

And behold, one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and smiting the bondman of the high priest took off his ear.

Matthew 26:52

Then saith Jesus to him, Return thy sword to its place; for all who take the sword shall perish by the sword.

Matthew 26:53

Or thinkest thou that I cannot now call upon my Father, and he will furnish me more than twelve legions of angels?

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How then should the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be?

Matthew 26:55

In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and sticks to take me? I sat daily [with you] teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me.

Matthew 26:56

But all this is come to pass that the scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled. Then all the disciples left him and fled.

Matthew 26:57

Now they that had seized Jesus led [him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Matthew 26:58

And Peter followed him at a distance, even to the palace of the high priest, and entering in sat with the officers to see the end.

Matthew 26:59

And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.

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And they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. But at the last two false witnesses came forward

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and said, *He* said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and in three days build it.

Matthew 26:62

And the high priest standing up said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness against thee?

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answering said to him, I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us if *thou* art the Christ the Son of God.

Matthew 26:64

Jesus says to him, *Thou* hast said. Moreover, I say to you, From henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.

Matthew 26:65

Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He has blasphemed: what need have we any more of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard the blasphemy.

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What think ye? And they answering said, He is liable to the penalty of death.

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Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him, and some struck him with the palms of their hand,

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saying, Prophesy to us, Christ, Who is it who struck thee?

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But Peter sat without in the palace-court; and a maid came to him, saying, And *thou* wast with Jesus the Galilaean.

Matthew 26:70

But he denied before all, saying, I do not know what thou sayest.

Matthew 26:71

And when he had gone out into the entrance, another [maid] saw him, and says to those there, This [man] also was with Jesus the Nazaraean.

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And again he denied with an oath: I do not know the man.

Matthew 26:73

And after a little, those who stood [there], coming to [him], said to Peter, Truly *thou* too art of them, for also thy speech makes thee manifest.

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Then he began to curse and to swear, I know not the man. And immediately [the] cock crew.

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And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said [to him], Before [the] cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went forth without, and wept bitterly.