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Mark 14 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Death Plot and Anointing

(Mat 26:1–5; Luk 22:1, 2; Jhn 11:45–53 )
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Now the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest Him covertly and kill Him;

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise there will be a riot of the people.”
(Mat 26:6–13; Jhn 12:1–8 )
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While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon [fn]the Leper, He was reclining at the table, and a woman came with an alabaster vial of very expensive perfume of pure [fn]nard. She broke the vial and poured the perfume over His head.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:4 - But there were some indignantly remarking to one another, “Why has this perfume been wasted?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:5 - “For this perfume could have been sold for over three hundred [fn]denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they were scolding her.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:6 - But Jesus said, “Leave her alone! Why are you bothering her? She has done a good deed for Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:7 - “For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, 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 has anointed My body beforehand for the burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:9 - “Truly I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the entire world, what this woman has done will also be told 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 off to the chief priests in order to [fn]betray Him to them.

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

The Last Passover

(Mat 26:17–25; Luk 22:7–13; Jhn 13:21–30 )
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On the first day of [fn]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 carrying a pitcher of water will meet you; 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 upstairs room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:16 - The disciples left and came to the city, and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
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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—[fn]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 - But He said to them, It is one of the twelve, the one who dips bread with Me in the bowl.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - “For the Son of Man is going away just as it is written about 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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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 being poured out for many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:25 - “Truly I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine again, until that day when I drink it, new, in the kingdom of God.”
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And after singing a [fn]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 THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP WILL BE SCATTERED.’

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

Jesus in Gethsemane

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:33 - And He *took with Him Peter, [fn]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 [fn]keep watch.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:35 - And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began praying that if it were possible, the hour might [fn]pass Him by.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:36 - And He was saying, “Abba! [fn]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 asleep? Could you not [fn]keep watch for one hour?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:38 - [fn]Keep watching and praying, so that you will 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 heavy; and they did not know what to say in reply to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:41 - And He *came the third time, and *said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? That 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’s go; behold, the one who is betraying Me is near!”

Betrayal and Arrest

(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, [fn]accompanied by a crowd with swords and clubs who were from the chief priests, 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; arrest Him and lead Him away [fn]under guard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:45 - And after coming, Judas immediately went to Him and *said, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - And they laid hands on Him and arrested 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 said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me, as you would against a man inciting a revolt?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “Every day I was with you within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest Me; but this has taken place so that the Scriptures will be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:50 - And [fn]His disciples all left Him and fled.
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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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They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes *gathered 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 [fn]officers and warming himself at the [fn]fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - Now the chief priests and the entire [fn]Council were trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:56 - For many people were giving false testimony against Him, and so their testimonies were not consistent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:57 - And then some stood up and began giving false testimony against Him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:58 - “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this [fn]temple that was made by hands, and in three days I will build another, made without hands.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:59 - And not even in this respect was their testimony consistent.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:60 - And then the high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You not offer any answer for what these men are testifying against You?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:61 - But He kept silent and did not offer any answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and *said to Him, “Are You the [fn]Christ, the Son of [fn]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 power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:63 - Tearing his clothes, 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 as deserving of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:65 - And some began to spit on Him, and [fn]to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists and say to Him, “Prophesy!” Then the officers took custody of Him [fn]and slapped Him 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 while Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the slave women of the high priest *came,

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:67 - and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and *said, “You were with Jesus the Nazarene as well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:68 - But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.” And he went out onto the [fn]porch.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:69 - The slave woman saw him, and began once more 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 were again saying to Peter, “You really are one of them, for you are a Galilean as well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:71 - But he began to [fn]curse himself and to swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - And immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And [fn]he hurried on and began to weep.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., a nickname; the man no doubt was cured
An aromatic oil extracted from an East Indian plant
The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
Or hand Him over
I.e., Passover week
Lit they were sacrificing
Or deliver Me over
Or the one
Or through
Lit for him if that man had not
Lit having blessed
Ps 113-118 were traditionally sung at Passover
I.e., have a lapse in faith
I.e., have a lapse in faith
Lit today, on this night
Lit he
I.e., oil press
Or Jacob
Or stay awake
Lit pass from Him
A translation of Aramaic Abba, prob. added by Mark
Or stay awake
Or Stay awake and keep praying
Lit word
Or delivered
Lit and with him
Lit safely
Lit took off
Lit they
Lit left behind
Or servants
Lit light
Or Sanhedrin
Or sanctuary
I.e., Messiah
A common way for the Jewish leaders to refer to God
Or cover over His face
Or with blows inflicted by rods
Or forecourt, gateway
Later mss add and a rooster crowed
Lit put himself under a curse
Or after thinking of this, he began
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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