New Testament in a year – Day 360

Matthew 26: 14 - 35

(Mk 14.10–11; Lk 22.3–6)
(Mk 14.12–21; Lk 22.7–13, 21–23; Jn 13.21–30)
(Mk 14.22–26; Lk 22.14–20; 1 Cor 11.23–25)
(Mk 14.27–31; Lk 22.31–34; Jn 13.36–38)
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
14Then one of the twelve disciples — the one named Judas Iscariot — went to the chief priests15 and asked, “What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him.16From then on Judas was looking for a good chance to hand Jesus over to them.
Jesus Eats the Passover Meal with his Disciples
17On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked him, “Where do you want us to get the Passover meal ready for you?”
18“Go to a certain man in the city,” he said to them, “and tell him: ‘The Teacher says, My hour has come; my disciples and I will celebrate the Passover at your house.’ ”
19The disciples did as Jesus had told them and prepared the Passover meal.
20When it was evening, Jesus and the twelve disciples sat down to eat.21During the meal Jesus said, “I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
22The disciples were very upset and began to ask him, one after the other, “Surely, Lord, you don't mean me?”
23 Jesus answered, “One who dips his bread in the dish with me will betray me.24The Son of Man will die as the Scriptures say he will, but how terrible for that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would have been better for that man if he had never been born!”
25Judas, the traitor, spoke up. “Surely, Teacher, you don't mean me?” he asked.
Jesus answered, “So you say.”
The Lord's Supper
26While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. “Take and eat it,” he said; “this is my body.”
27Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and gave it to them. “Drink it, all of you,” he said;28 “this is my blood, which seals God's covenant, my blood poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.29I tell you, I will never again drink this wine until the day I drink the new wine with you in my Father's Kingdom.”
30Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
31 Then Jesus said to them, “This very night all of you will run away and leave me, for the scripture says, ‘God will kill the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’32 But after I am raised to life, I will go to Galilee ahead of you.”
33Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “I will never leave you, even though all the rest do!”
34Jesus said to Peter, “I tell you that before the cock crows tonight, you will say three times that you do not know me.”
35Peter answered, “I will never say that, even if I have to die with you!”
And all the other disciples said the same thing.

Good News Translation® with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha (Today’s English Version, Second Edition) © 1992 American Bible Society. All rights reserved.