Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we [do you want us to] prepare for thee to eat the passover? MT 26:17 And he said, Go into the city to such a [a certain] man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep [observe WU] the passover at thy house with my disciples. MT 26:18 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. MT 26:19
Now when the even[ing] was come, he [Jesus WU] sat down with the twelve. MT 26:20 And as they did eat, he said, Verily [most assuredly] I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. MT 26:21 And they were exceeding[ly] sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I [it isn't me, is it]? MT 26:22 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. MT 26:23 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good [would be better] for that man if he had not been born. MT 26:24 Then Judas, which betrayed [the one who would betray WU] him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said [yes, it is you WU]. MT 26:25
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake [broke] it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. MT 26:26 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; MT 26:27 For this is my blood of the new testament [covenant], which is shed for many for the remission [forgiveness WU] of sins. MT 26:28 JESUS Life But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth [from now on] of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it [a]new with you in my Father's kingdom. MT 26:29
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. MT 26:30 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended [fall away WU] because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite [strike] the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. MT 26:31 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. MT 26:32 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. MT 26:33 Jesus said unto him, Verily [most assuredly] I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock [rooster] crow, thou shalt deny me thrice [three times]. MT 26:34 Peter said unto him, Though I should [even if I must] die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. MT 26:35
Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. MT 26:36 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy [troubled]. MT 26:37 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto [the point of WU] death: tarry [stay] ye here, and [keep WU] watch with me. MT 26:38
And he went a little farther, and fell on his face [with his face to the ground WU], and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. MT 26:39 APPLY Not Easy And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not [keep WU] watch with me one hour? MT 26:40 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. MT 26:41 He went away again the [a] second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except [unless] I drink it, thy will be done. MT 26:42 APPLY Not Easy And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. MT 26:43 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. MT 26:44 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest [are you still sleeping and resting?]: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. MT 26:45 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me. MT 26:46
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude [large crowd WU] with swords and staves [clubs], from the chief priests and elders of the people. MT 26:47 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he [he is the one]: hold him fast [seize him]. MT 26:48 And forthwith [immediately] he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. MT 26:49 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore [why] art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him. MT 26:50 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote [cut off WU] his ear. MT 26:51 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again [back] thy sword into his place: for all they that take [hold of WU] the sword shall perish with [by] the sword. MT 26:52 RELATIONS Problems Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give [send WU] me more than twelve legions of angels? MT 26:53 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that [say] thus it must be [it must happen this way WU]? MT 26:54
In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes [crowd WU], Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves [clubs] for to take [seize] me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. MT 26:55 But all this was done [has happened], that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.
Then all the disciples forsook [left] him, and fled. MT 26:56
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