6 Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
1. Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
 (Mt 21:17; Mr 14:3; Lu 7:37; Joh 11:18; Joh 12:1)7 a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.8 And when the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste?9 For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” (Joh 13:29)10 But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful thing to me. (Mt 16:8)11 For you always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me. (De 15:11; Mt 9:15; Joh 7:33)12 In pouring this ointment on my body, she has done it to prepare me for burial. (Joh 19:40)13 Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.” (Mt 24:14; Ac 10:4)
17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” (Ex 12:18; Mr 14:12; Lu 22:7)18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” (Mt 26:45; Joh 7:6; Joh 7:8; Joh 7:30; Joh 8:20; Joh 11:28; Joh 13:1; Joh 17:1)19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.
26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” (Mt 14:19; Mr 14:22; Lu 22:18; Joh 6:53; 1Co 10:16; 1Co 11:23)27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, (Mt 15:36)28 for this is my blood of the
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Mt 21:1; Mr 14:26; Lu 22:39; Joh 18:1)31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ (Zec 13:7; Joh 16:32)32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” (Mt 28:7; Mt 28:10; Mt 28:16; Mr 16:7)33 Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” (Lu 22:31; Lu 22:33)34 Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” (Mt 26:75; Lu 22:34; Joh 13:38)35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same. (Lu 22:33; Joh 13:37)
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” (Mt 26:30; Mr 14:32; Lu 22:40)37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. (Mt 4:21; Mt 17:1)38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch
1. Or keep awake; also verses 40, 41
 with me.” (Ps 42:5; Mt 24:42; Joh 12:27)39 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” (Mt 20:22; Mt 26:42; Joh 5:30; Joh 6:38; Php 2:8; Heb 5:7)40 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour?41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mt 6:13; Mt 26:38; 1Pe 4:7)42 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.” (Mt 6:10; Mt 26:39)43 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. (Lu 9:32)44 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. (2Co 12:8)45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on.
1. Or Are you still sleeping and taking your rest?
47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. (Mt 26:14; Mr 14:43; Lu 22:47; Joh 18:3; Ac 1:16)48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.”49 And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And he kissed him. (Mt 26:25)50 Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.”
1. Or Friend, why are you here?
 Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him. (Mt 20:13; Mt 22:12; Joh 13:27)51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant
1. Or bondservant
 of the high priest and cut off his ear. (Lu 22:38)52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. (Ge 9:6; Eze 35:6; Re 13:10)53 Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? (2Ki 6:17; Da 7:10; Mt 4:11; Lu 8:30; Lu 22:43; Joh 10:18; Joh 18:36)54 But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” (Mt 1:22; Mt 26:24)55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. (Mt 4:23; Mt 21:23; Lu 2:46; Joh 8:2; Joh 18:20)56 But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled. (Ps 88:8; Ps 88:18; Mt 26:31; Mt 26:54; Joh 16:32)
Jesus Before Caiaphas and the Council
57 Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered. (Mt 26:3; Mr 14:53; Lu 22:54; Joh 18:12; Joh 18:19)58 And Peter was following him at a distance, as far as the courtyard of the high priest, and going inside he sat with the guards to see the end. (Mt 26:57; Joh 7:32; Joh 18:3; Joh 18:15)59 Now the chief priests and the whole council
1. Greek Sanhedrin
 were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death, (Ac 6:11)60 but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward (De 19:15; Ps 27:12; Ps 35:11)61 and said, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days.’” (Mt 27:40; Joh 2:19; Ac 6:14)62 And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”
1. Or Have you no answer to what these men testify against you?
69 Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” (Mt 26:3; Mr 14:66; Lu 22:55; Joh 18:16; Joh 18:25)70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you mean.”71 And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” (Mt 2:23)72 And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man.”73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you.” (Jud 12:6)74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately the rooster crowed.75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly. (Mt 26:34; Ac 3:13)