22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is
called the Passover.
22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might
kill him: for they feared the people.
22:3 Then Satan entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of
the number of the twelve.
22:4 And he went, and communed with the chief priests and
captains, how he might betray him to them.
22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
22:6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him to
them in the absence of the multitude.
22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover
must be killed.
22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare for us
the passover, that we may eat.
22:9 And they said to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
22:10 And he said to them, Behold, when ye have entered into the
city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water;
follow him into the house where he entereth.
22:11 And ye shall say to the master of the house, The Master
saith to thee, Where is the guest-chamber, where I may eat the
passover with my disciples?
22:12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there
22:13 And they went and found as he had said to them: and they
made ready the passover.
22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve
apostles with him.
22:15 And he said to them, I have earnestly desired to eat this
passover with you before I suffer.
22:16 For I say to you, I will not any more eat of it until it
shall be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
22:17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this,
and divide [it] among yourselves.
22:18 For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the
vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and broke [it], and
gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.
22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is]
the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
22:21 But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me [is] with me
on the table.
22:22 And truly the Son of man goeth as it was determined: but
woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!
22:23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them
it was that should do this thing.
22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them
should be accounted the greatest.
22:25 And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them,
are called benefactors.
22:26 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 serve.
22:27 For which [is] greater, he that sitteth at table, or he
that serveth? [is] not he that sitteth at table? but I am among
you as he that serveth.
22:28 Ye are they who have continued with me in my temptations.
22:29 And I appoint to you a kingdom, as my Father hath
appointed to me;
22:30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and
sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath
desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat:
22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and
when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
22:33 And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee both
into prison, and to death.
22:34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock will not crow
this day, before thou wilt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
22:35 And he said to them, When I sent you without purse, and
sack, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
22:36 Then said he to them, But now he that hath a purse, let
him take [it], and likewise [his] sack: and he that hath no
sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
22:37 For I say to you, that this which is written must yet be
accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the
transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here [are] two swords. And he
said to them, It is enough.
22:39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of
Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
22:40 And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray, that
ye enter not into temptation.
22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and
kneeled down, and prayed.
22:42 Saying, Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from
me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done.
22:43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven,
22:44 And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his
sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the
22:45 And when he arose from prayer, and had come to his
disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow:
22:46 And said to them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye
enter into temptation.
22:47 And while he was yet speaking, behold a multitude, and he
that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and
drew near to Jesus to kiss him.
22:48 But Jesus said to him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of
man with a kiss?
22:49 When they who were about him, saw what would follow, they
said to him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
22:50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and
cut off his right ear.
22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he
touched his ear, and healed him.
22:52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the
temple, and the elders who had come to him, Are ye come out as
against a thief, with swords and staffs?
22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched
forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power
22:54 Then they took him, and led [him], and brought him into
the high priest's house. And Peter followed at a distance.
22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall,
and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
22:56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and
earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with
22:57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou
art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
22:59 And about the space of one hour after, another confidently
affirmed, saying, In truth this [man] also was with him; for he
is a Galilean.
22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And
immediately, while he was yet speaking, the cock crowed.
22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter
remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before
the cock shall crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.
22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
22:63 And the men that held Jesus, mocked him, and smote [him].
22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the
face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote
22:65 And many other things blasphemously they spoke against
22:66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and
the chief priests, and the scribes came together, and led him
into their council,
22:67 Saying, Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said to them,
If I tell you, ye will not believe.
22:68 And if I also ask [you], ye will not answer me, nor let
22:69 Hereafter will the Son of man sit on the right hand of the
power of God.
22:70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he
said to them, Ye say that I am.
22:71 And they said, What need have we of any further testimony?
for we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.