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Mark 14 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Plot to Kill Jesus

(Mat 26:1–5; Luk 22:1, 2; Jhn 11:45–53 )
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Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how, after seizing Him in secret, they might kill Him;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - for they were saying, “Not during the festival, lest there be a riot of the people.”

The Costly Perfume

(Mat 26:6–13; Jhn 12:1–8 )
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And while He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster jar of perfume of very costly pure [fn]nard; and she broke the jar and poured it over His head.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:4 - But some were indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:5 - “For this perfume might have been sold for over three hundred [fn]denarii and given to the poor.” And they were scolding her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:6 - But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you bother her? She did a good work to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:7 - “For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:8 - “She has done what she could; she anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:9 - “And truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman did will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
(Mat 26:14–16; Luk 22:3–6 )
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Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests in order to [fn]betray Him to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

The Passover Meal

(Mat 26:17–25; Luk 22:7–13; Jhn 13:21–30 )
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And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when [fn]the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples *said to Him, “Where do You want us to 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 will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:14 - and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:15 - “And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:16 - And the disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
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And when it was evening He *came with the twelve.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:18 - And as they were reclining at the table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will [fn]betray Me—the one who is eating with Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:19 - They began to be grieved and to say to Him one by one, “Surely not I?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:20 - And He said to them, It is one of the twelve, the one who dips with Me in the bowl.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - “For the Son of Man is to go just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man [fn]by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good [fn]for that man if he had not been born.”

The Lord’s Supper

(Mat 26:26–29; Luk 22:14–23; 1Co 11:23–26 )
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And while they were eating, He took some bread, and [fn]after a blessing, He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:23 - And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:24 - And He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:25 - “Truly I say to you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
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And after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

(Mat 26:31–35; Luk 22:31–34; Jhn 13:36–38 )
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And Jesus *said to them, “You will all [fn]fall away, because it is written, ‘I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:28 - “But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:29 - But Peter said to Him, “Even though all may [fn]fall away, yet I will not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:30 - And Jesus *said to him, “Truly I say to you, that today, this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:31 - But Peter kept saying insistently, “If I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all were saying the same thing also.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

(Mat 26:36–46; Luk 22:39–46 )
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Then they *came to a place named Gethsemane; and He *said to His disciples, “Sit here until I have prayed.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:33 - And He *took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:34 - And He *said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:35 - And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:36 - And He was saying, “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 *said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not keep watch for one hour?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:38 - “Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:39 - And again He went away and prayed, saying the same [fn]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, [fn]Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough; the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being [fn]betrayed into the hands of sinners.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:42 - “Get up, let us go; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!”

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

(Mat 26:47–56; Luk 22:47–53; Jhn 18:1–11 )
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And immediately while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, *came up, and with him was a crowd with swords and clubs, who were from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - Now he who was betraying Him had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the one; seize Him and lead Him away [fn]under guard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:45 - And after coming, Judas, having immediately gone to Him, *said, “Rabbi!” and 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 slave of the high priest and [fn]cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - And Jesus answered and said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a robber?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “Every day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me; but this has taken place in order that the Scriptures would be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:50 - And they all left Him and fled.
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And a young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they *seized him.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:52 - But he [fn]pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.

Jesus Before His Accusers

(Mat 26:57–68; Luk 22:66–71; Jhn 18:12–14, 19–24 )
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Then they led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes *gathered together.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:54 - And Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the [fn]officers and warming himself at the [fn]fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - Now the chief priests and the whole [fn]Sanhedrin were seeking to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:56 - For many were giving false testimony against Him, but their testimony was not consistent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:57 - And some, standing up, were giving false testimony against Him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:58 - “We ourselves heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this [fn]sanctuary made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:59 - And not even in this way was their testimony consistent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:60 - And the high priest stood up in their midst and questioned Jesus, saying, “You answer nothing? What are these men testifying against You?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:61 - But He kept silent and did not answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him and *said to Him, “Are You the [fn]Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:62 - And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:63 - And tearing his tunics, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:64 - “You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:65 - And some began to spit at Him, and [fn]to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers [fn]received Him with [fn]slaps in the face.

Peter’s Denials

(Mat 26:69–75; Luk 22:54–62; Jhn 18:15–18, 25–27 )
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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 are talking about.” And he went out into the entryway.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:69 - And when the servant-girl saw him, she began once more to say to the bystanders, “This is one of them!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:70 - But again he was denying it. And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are also a Galilean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:71 - But he began to [fn]curse and swear, “I do not know this man you are talking about!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - And immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said the statement to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” [fn]And throwing himself down, he began to cry.
LSB Footnotes
An aromatic oil extracted from an East Indian plant
A denarius was approx. a laborer’s daily wage
Or hand Him over
Lit they were sacrificing the Passover,
Or deliver Me over
Or through
Lit for him if that man had not been born
Lit having blessed
Or stumble
Or stumble
Lit word
Or Keep on sleeping therefore
Or delivered
Lit safely
Lit took off
Lit left behind
Or servants
Lit light
Or Council
The inner part of the temple
Or cover over His face
Or treated
Or blows with rods
Later mss add and a rooster crowed
Or put himself under a curse
Or Thinking of this, he began weeping
See the LSB Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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