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Mark 14 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Plot to Kill Jesus

(Mat 26:1–5; Luk 22:1, 2; Jhn 11:45–53 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

(Mat 26:6–13; Jhn 12:1–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:3 - And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,[fn] as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:4 - There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:5 - For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii[fn] and given to the poor.” And they scolded her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:6 - But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:7 - For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:8 - She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:9 - And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”

Judas to Betray Jesus

(Mat 26:14–16; Luk 22:3–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:10 - Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.

The Passover with the Disciples

(Mat 26:17–25; Luk 22:7–13; Jhn 13:21–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:12 - And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:13 - And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:14 - and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:15 - And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:16 - And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:17 - And when it was evening, he came with the twelve.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:18 - And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:19 - They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:20 - He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

(Mat 26:26–29; Luk 22:14–23; 1Co 11:23–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:22 - And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:23 - And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:24 - And he said to them, “This is my blood of the[fn] covenant, which is poured out for many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:25 - Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:26 - And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
(Mat 26:31–35; Luk 22:31–34; Jhn 13:36–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:27 - And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:28 - But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:29 - Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:30 - And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:31 - But he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

(Mat 26:36–46; Luk 22:39–46 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:32 - And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:33 - And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:34 - And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:35 - And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:36 - And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:37 - And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:38 - Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:39 - And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:40 - And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:41 - And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:42 - Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

(Mat 26:47–56; Luk 22:47–53; Jhn 18:1–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:45 - And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” And he kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - And they laid hands on him and seized him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:47 - But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant[fn] of the high priest and cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:50 - And they all left him and fled.

A Young Man Flees

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:51 - And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:52 - but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.

Jesus Before the Council

(Mat 26:57–68; Luk 22:66–71; Jhn 18:12–14, 19–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:53 - And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:54 - And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - Now the chief priests and the whole council[fn] were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:56 - For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:57 - And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:58 - “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:59 - Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:60 - And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:61 - But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:63 - And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:64 - You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:65 - And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows.

Peter Denies Jesus

(Mat 26:69–75; Luk 22:54–62; Jhn 18:15–18, 25–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:66 - And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:67 - and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:68 - But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you mean.” And he went out into the gateway[fn] and the rooster crowed.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:69 - And the servant girl saw him and began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:70 - But again he denied it. And after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:71 - But he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.[fn]
ESV Footnotes
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
Some manuscripts insert new
Or keep awake; also verses 37, 38
Or bondservant
Greek Sanhedrin
Or Have you no answer to what these men testify against you?
Or forecourt
Some manuscripts omit and the rooster crowed
Or And when he had thought about it, he wept

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