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Mark 14 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Plot to Kill Jesus
The Beginning of the Lord’s Supper
(Matt. 26:1–5; Luke 22:1, 2; John 11:45–53 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:1 - After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:2 - But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people.”
The Anointing at Bethany
(Matt. 26:6–13; John 12:1–8 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:3 - And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:4 - But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, “Why was this fragrant oil wasted?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:5 - “For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they criticized her sharply.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:6 - But Jesus said, “Let her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:7 - “For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:8 - “She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:9 - “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
(Matt. 26:14–16; Luke 22:3–6 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:10 - Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Him to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:11 - And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him.
Jesus Celebrates the Passover with His Disciples
(Matt. 26:17–25; Luke 22:7–13; John 13:21–30 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:12 - Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:13 - And He sent out 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 - “Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:15 - “Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:16 - So His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:17 - In the evening He came with the twelve.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:18 - Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:19 - And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, “Is it I?” And another said,Is it I?”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:20 - He answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:21 - “The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.”
Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper
(Matt. 26:26–29; Luke 22:14–23; 1 Cor. 11:23–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:22 - And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat;[fn] this is My body.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:23 - Then He took the cup, and when He had 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 new[fn] covenant, which is shed for many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:25 - “Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:26 - And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial
(Matt. 26:31–35; Luke 22:31–34; John 13:36–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:27 - Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night,[fn] for it is written:

‘I will strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered.’

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:28 - “But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:29 - Peter said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble, yet I will not be.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:30 - Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you that today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:31 - But he spoke more vehemently, “If I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” And they all said likewise.
The Prayer in the Garden
(Matt. 26:36–46; Luke 22:39–46 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:32 - Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:33 - And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:34 - Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:35 - He went a little farther, and 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. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:37 - Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:38 - “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:39 - Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:40 - And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:41 - Then He came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! The hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being 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 in Gethsemane
(Matt. 26:47–56; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:1–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:43 - And immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:44 - Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:45 - As soon as he had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, “Rabbi, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:46 - Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:47 - And one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:48 - Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:50 - Then they all forsook Him and fled.
A Young Man Flees Naked
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:51 - Now a certain young man followed Him, having a linen cloth thrown around his naked body. And the young men laid hold of him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:52 - and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
(Matt. 26:57–68; Luke 22:66–71; John 18:12–14, 19–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:53 - And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:54 - But Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:55 - Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:56 - For many bore false witness against Him, but their testimonies did not agree.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:57 - Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:58 - “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:59 - But not even then did their testimony agree.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:60 - And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:61 - But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:62 - Jesus said, “I am. And you will 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 - Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:64 - “You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:65 - Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.[fn]
Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps
(Matt. 26:69–75; Luke 22:54–62; John 18:15–18, 25–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:66 - Now as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:67 - And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with Jesus of Nazareth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:68 - But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:69 - And the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, “This is one of them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:70 - But he denied it again. And a little later those who stood by said to Peter again, “Surely you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:71 - Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak!”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:72 - A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits this sentence.
NU-Text omits eat.
NU-Text omits new.
NU-Text omits because of Me this night.
Zechariah 13:7
NU-Text reads received Him with slaps.
NU-Text omits and your speech shows it.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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