Mark 14:32–15:37

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Matt. 26:36–46; Luke 22:39–46

32 uThen they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, Sit here while I pray.” 33 And He vtook Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed. 34 Then He said to them, wMy soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch.”

35 He went a little farther, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36 And He said, xAbba, Father, yall things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; znevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”

37 Then He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? 38 aWatch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. bThe spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

39 Again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words. 40 And when He returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; and they did not know what to answer Him.

41 Then He came the third time and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! cThe hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 dRise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand.”

Judas Betrays Jesus

Matt. 26:47–56; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:1–11

43 eAnd 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. 44 Now His betrayer had given them a signal, saying, “Whomever I fkiss, He is the One; seize Him and lead Him away safely.”

45 As soon as he had come, immediately he went up to Him and said to Him, “Rabbi, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.

46 Then they laid their hands on Him and took Him. 47 And one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

48 gThen Jesus answered and said to them, Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple hteaching, and you did not seize Me. But ithe Scriptures must be fulfilled.”

50 jThen they all forsook Him and fled.

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, 52 and he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.

The Sanhedrin Tries Jesus

Matt. 26:57–68; Luke 22:54, 55, 63–65; John 18:12, 18, 24

53 kAnd they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were lassembled all the mchief priests, the elders, and the scribes. 54 But nPeter 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.

55 oNow the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none. 56 For many bore pfalse witness against Him, but their testimonies 2did not agree.

57 Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying, 58 “We heard Him say, q‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’ ” 59 But not even then did their testimony agree.

60 rAnd the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?” 61 But sHe kept silent and answered nothing.

tAgain the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

62 Jesus said, I am. uAnd you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses? 64 You have heard the vblasphemy! What do you think?”

And they all condemned Him to be deserving of wdeath.

65 Then some began to xspit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers 3struck Him with the palms of their hands.

Peter Denies Jesus

Matt. 26:69–75; Luke 22:55–62; John 18:15–18, 25–27

66 yNow as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came. 67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with zJesus of Nazareth.”

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.

69 aAnd the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, “This is one of them.” 70 But he denied it again.

bAnd a little later those who stood by said to Peter again, “Surely you are one of them; cfor you are a Galilean, 4and your 5speech shows it.”

71 Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak!”

72 dA 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.

Pilate Tries Jesus

Matt. 27:1, 2, 11–23; Luke 23:1–5, 13–23; John 18:28–19:15

15 Immediately, ain the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and bdelivered Him to Pilate. cThen Pilate asked Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered and said to him, It is as you say.”

And the chief priests accused Him of many things, but He danswered nothing. eThen Pilate asked Him again, saying, “Do You answer nothing? See how many things 1they testify against You!” fBut Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marveled.

Now gat the feast he was accustomed to releasing one prisoner to them, whomever they requested. And there was one named Barabbas, who was chained with his fellow rebels; they had committed murder in the rebellion. Then the multitude, 2crying aloud, began to ask him to do just as he had always done for them. But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of envy.

11 But hthe chief priests stirred up the crowd, so that he should rather release Barabbas to them. 12 Pilate answered and said to them again, “What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the iKing of the Jews?”

13 So they cried out again, “Crucify Him!”

14 Then Pilate said to them, “Why, jwhat evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more, “Crucify Him!”

Jesus is Beaten

Matt. 27:26–34; Luke 23:24–32; John 19:16–22

15 kSo Pilate, wanting to gratify the crowd, released Barabbas to them; and he delivered Jesus, after he had scourged Him, to be lcrucified.

16 mThen the soldiers led Him away into the hall called 3Praetorium, and they called together the whole garrison. 17 And they clothed Him with purple; and they twisted a crown of thorns, put it on His head, 18 and began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 Then they nstruck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him; and bowing the knee, they worshiped Him. 20 And when they had omocked Him, they took the purple off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

21 pThen they compelled a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to bear His cross. 22 qAnd they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull. 23 rThen they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.

Jesus is Crucified

Matt. 27:35–56; Luke 23:33–49; John 19:18, 23–30

24 And when they crucified Him, sthey divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.

25 Now tit was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And uthe inscription of His 4accusation was written above:


27 vWith Him they also crucified two robbers, one on His right and the other on His left. 28 5So the Scripture was fulfilled which says, w“And He was numbered with the transgressors.”

29 And xthose who passed by blasphemed Him, ywagging their heads and saying, “Aha! zYou who destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 save Yourself, and come down from the cross!”

31 Likewise the chief priests also, amocking among themselves with the scribes, said, “He saved bothers; Himself He cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and 6believe.”

Even cthose who were crucified with Him reviled Him.

33 Now dwhen the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, eMy God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard that, said, “Look, He is calling for Elijah!” 36 Then fsomeone ran and filled a sponge full of sour wine, put it on a reed, and goffered it to Him to drink, saying, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to take Him down.”

37 hAnd Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last.

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