Mark 14 1115 dig nant ly to one an oth er , “ Why this waste of per fume ? 5 It could have been sold for more than a year ’ s wag es a and the mon ey giv en to the poor .” And they re buked her harsh ly .
6 “ Leave her alone ,” said Jesus . “ Why are
you both er ing her ? She has done a beau tiful thing to me . 7 The poor you will al ways have with you , b and you can help them any time you want . But you will not al ways have me . 8 She did what she could . She poured per fume on my body be fore hand to prepare for my buri al . 9 Tru ly I tell you , wherev er the gos pel is preached through out the world , what she has done will also be told , in mem o ry of her .”
10 Then Ju das Is car i ot , one of the Twelve ,
went to the chief priests to be tray Jesus to them . 11 They were de light ed to hear this and prom ised to give him mon ey . So he watched for an op por tu ni ty to hand him over . trays the Son of Man ! It would be bet ter for him if he had not been born .”
22 While they were eat ing , Jesus took
bread , and when he had giv en thanks , he broke it and gave it to his dis ci ples , say ing , “ Take it ; this is my body .”
23 Then he took a cup , and when he had
giv en thanks , he gave it to them , and they all drank from it .
24 “ This is my blood of the c cov enant ,
which is poured out for many ,” he said to them . 25 “ Tru ly I tell you , I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine un til that day when I drink it new in the king dom of God .”
26 When they had sung a hymn , they
went out to the Mount of Ol ives .
Jesus Predicts Peter ’ s Denial
27 “ You will all fall away ,” Jesus told them , “ for it is writ ten :
“ ‘ I will strike the shepherd , and the sheep will be scattered .’ d
28 But af ter I have ris en , I will go ahead of
you into Gal i lee .”
29 Pe ter de clared , “ Even if all fall away ,
I will not .”
30 “ Tru ly I tell you ,” Jesus an swered , “ today — yes , to night — be fore the roost er crows twice e you your self will dis own me three times .”
31 But Pe ter in sist ed em phat i cal ly , “ Even
if I have to die with you , I will nev er dis own you .” And all the oth ers said the same .
32 They went to a place called Geth sem a-
ne , and Jesus said to his dis ci ples , “ Sit here while I pray .” 33 He took Pe ter , James and John along with him , and he be gan to be deep ly dis tressed and trou bled . 34 “ My soul is over whelmed with sor row to the point of death ,” he said to them . “ Stay here and keep watch .”
35 Go ing a lit tle far ther , he fell to the
ground and prayed that if pos si ble the hour might pass from him . 36 “ Abba , f Fa ther ,” he said , “ ev ery thing is pos si ble for you . Take this cup from me . Yet not what I will , but what you will .”
The Last Supper
12 On the first day of the Fes ti val of Unleav ened Bread , when it was cus tom ary to sac ri fice the Pass over lamb , Jesus ’ dis ciples asked him , “ Where do you want us to go and make prep a ra tions for you to eat the Pass over ?”
13 So he sent two of his dis ci ples , tell ing
them , “ Go into the city , and a man car rying a jar of wa ter will meet you . Fol low him .
14 Say to the own er of the house he en ters ,
‘ The Teach er asks : Where is my guest room , where I may eat the Pass over with my dis ci ples ?’ 15 He will show you a large room up stairs , fur nished and ready . Make prep a ra tions for us there .”
16 The dis ci ples left , went into the city
and found things just as Jesus had told them . So they pre pared the Pass over .
17 When eve ning came , Jesus ar rived
with the Twelve . 18 While they were re clining at the ta ble eat ing , he said , “ Tru ly I tell you , one of you will be tray me — one who is eat ing with me .”
19 They were sad dened , and one by one
they said to him , “ Sure ly you don ’ t mean me ?”
20 “ It is one of the Twelve ,” he re plied ,
“ one who dips bread into the bowl with me .
21 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him . But woe to that man who bea
5 Greek than three hundred denarii
b 7 See
Deut . 15:11 .
c 24 Some manuscripts the new
d 27 Zech . 13:7
e 30 Some early manuscripts do
not have twice .
f 36 Aramaic for father