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Mark 14

Mark 14:1  
It was now two days before the feast of the Passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes made designs how they might take him by deceit and put him to death:

Mark 14:2  
But they said, Not while the feast is going on, for fear there may be trouble among the people.

Mark 14:3  
And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, seated at table, there came a woman with a bottle of perfumed oil of great price; and when the bottle was broken she put the perfume on his head.

Mark 14:4  
But some of them were angry among themselves, saying, For what purpose has this oil been wasted?

Mark 14:5  
We might have got more than three hundred pence for it, and given the money to the poor. And they said things against her among themselves.

Mark 14:6  
But Jesus said, Let her be; why are you troubling her? she has done a kind act to me.

Mark 14:7  
The poor you have ever with you, and whenever you have the desire you may do them good: but me you have not for ever.

Mark 14:8  
She has done what she was able: she has put oil on my body to make it ready for its last resting-place.

Mark 14:9  
And truly I say to you, Wherever the good news goes out through all the earth, what this woman has done will be talked of in memory of her.

Mark 14:10  
And Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, so that he might give him up to them.

Mark 14:11  
And hearing what he said, they were glad, and gave him their word to make him a payment of money. And he took thought how he might best give him up to them.

Mark 14:12  
And on the first day of unleavened bread, when the Passover lamb is put to death, his disciples said to him, Where are we to go and make ready for you to take the Passover meal?

Mark 14:13  
And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go into the town, and there will come to you a man with a vessel of water: go after him;

Mark 14:14  
And wherever he goes in, say to the owner of the house, The Master says, Where is my guest-room, where I may take the Passover with my disciples?

Mark 14:15  
And he will take you up himself to a great room with a table and seats: there make ready for us.

Mark 14:16  
And the disciples went out and came into the town, and saw that it was as he had said: and they made ready the Passover.

Mark 14:17  
And when it was evening he came with the twelve.

Mark 14:18  
And while they were seated taking food, Jesus said, Truly I say to you, One of you will be false to me, one who is taking food with me.

Mark 14:19  
They were sad, and said to him one by one, Is it I?

Mark 14:20  
And he said to them, It is one of the twelve, one who is putting his bread with me into the same plate.

Mark 14:21  
The Son of man goes, even as the Writings say of him: but cursed is that man through whom the Son of man is given up! It would have been well for that man if he had never been given birth.

Mark 14:22  
And while they were taking food, he took bread, and after blessing it, he gave the broken bread to them, and said, Take it: this is my body.

Mark 14:23  
And he took a cup, and when he had given praise, he gave it to them: and they all had a drink from it.

Mark 14:24  
And he said to them, This is my blood of the testament, which is given for men.

Mark 14:25  
Truly I say to you, I will take no more of the fruit of the vine till the day when I take it new in the kingdom of God.

Mark 14:26  
And after a song of praise to God they went out to the Mountain of Olives.

Mark 14:27  
And Jesus said to them, You will all be turned away from me: for it is in the Writings, I will put the keeper of the sheep to death, and the sheep will be put to flight.

Mark 14:28  
But after I have come back from the dead, I will go before you into Galilee.

Mark 14:29  
But Peter said to him, Though the others may be turned away from you, I will not.

Mark 14:30  
And Jesus said to him, Truly, I say to you that you, today, even this night, before the cock's second cry, will say three times that you have no knowledge of me.

Mark 14:31  
But he said with passion, If I have to be put to death with you, I will not be false to you. And they all said the same.

Mark 14:32  
And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he said to his disciples, Be seated here while I say a prayer.

Mark 14:33  
And he took with him Peter and James and John, and grief and great trouble came on him.

Mark 14:34  
And he said to them, My soul is very sad, even to death: be here a little time, and keep watch.

Mark 14:35  
And he went forward a little, and falling down on the earth, made request that, if possible, the hour might go from him.

Mark 14:36  
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away this cup from me: but even so let not my pleasure, but yours be done.

Mark 14:37  
And he came, and saw them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? were you not able to keep watch one hour?

Mark 14:38  
Keep watch with prayer, so that you may not be put to the test; the spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is feeble.

Mark 14:39  
And again he went away, and said a prayer, using the same words.

Mark 14:40  
And again he came and saw them sleeping, because their eyes were very tired; and they had nothing to say in answer.

Mark 14:41  
And he came the third time, and said to them, Go on sleeping now and take your rest: it is enough; the hour has come; see, the Son of man is given up into the hands of evil men.

Mark 14:42  
Get up, let us be going; see, he who gives me up is near.

Mark 14:43  
And straight away, while he was still talking, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great band with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and the scribes and those in authority.

Mark 14:44  
Now he who had been false to him had given them a sign, saying, The one to whom I give a kiss, that is he; take him, and get him away safely.

Mark 14:45  
And when he had come, he went straight to him and said, Master; and gave him a kiss.

Mark 14:46  
And they put their hands on him, and took him.

Mark 14:47  
But a certain one of those who were near took out his sword, and gave the servant of the high priest a blow, cutting off his ear.

Mark 14:48  
And Jesus said to them, Have you come out as against a thief, with swords and sticks to take me?

Mark 14:49  
I was with you every day in the Temple teaching, and you did not take me; but this is done so that the Writings may come true.

Mark 14:50  
And they all went away from him in fear.

Mark 14:51  
And a certain young man went after him, with only a linen cloth about his body; and they put their hands on him;

Mark 14:52  
But he got away unclothed, without the linen cloth.

Mark 14:53  
And they took Jesus away to the high priest; and there came together with him all the chief priests and those in authority and the scribes.

Mark 14:54  
And Peter had come after him at a distance, even into the house of the high priest; and he was seated with the captains, warming himself in the light of the fire.

Mark 14:55  
Now the chief priests and all the Sanhedrin were looking for witness against Jesus so that they might put him to death; and they were unable to get any.

Mark 14:56  
For a number gave false witness against him and their witness was not in agreement.

Mark 14:57  
Then some got up and gave false witness against him, saying,

Mark 14:58  
He said in our hearing, I will put an end to this Temple which is made with hands, and in three days I will make another without hands.

Mark 14:59  
And even so their witness was not in agreement.

Mark 14:60  
And the high priest got up in the middle of them, and said to Jesus, Do you say nothing in answer? what is it which these say against you?

Mark 14:61  
But he kept quiet and said nothing. Again the high priest questioning him said, Are you the Christ, the son of the Holy One?

Mark 14:62  
And Jesus said, I am: and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.

Mark 14:63  
And the high priest, violently parting his robes, said, What more need have we of witnesses?

Mark 14:64  
His words against God have come to your ears: what is your opinion? And they all said it was right for him to be put to death.

Mark 14:65  
And some put shame on him and, covering his face, gave him blows and said to him, Now say what is to come: and the captains took him and gave him blows with their hands.

Mark 14:66  
And while Peter was down in the open square of the building, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came;

Mark 14:67  
And seeing Peter warming himself by the fire, she gave him a look, and said, You were with this Nazarene, even Jesus.

Mark 14:68  
But he said, I have no knowledge of him, or of what you are saying: and he went out into the doorway; and there came the cry of a cock.

Mark 14:69  
And the girl saw him, and said again to those who were near, This is one of them.

Mark 14:70  
But again he said it was not so. And after a little time, again those who were near said to Peter, Truly you are one of them; for you are a Galilaean.

Mark 14:71  
But, with curses and oaths, he said, I have no knowledge of the man about whom you are talking.

Mark 14:72  
And in the same minute, the cock gave a second cry. And it came to Peter's mind how Jesus had said to him, Before the cock's second cry, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me. And at this thought he was overcome with weeping.

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