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Weymouth Bible – Mark Chapter 14

Mark 14:1
It was now two days before the passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread, and the High Priests and scribes were bent on finding how to seize Him by stratagem and put Him to death.

Mark 14:2
But they said, “Not on the Festival-day, for fear there should be a riot among the people.”

Mark 14:3
Now when He was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper, while He was at table, there came a woman with a jar of pure, sweet-scented ointment very costly: she broke the jar and poured the ointment over His head.

Mark 14:4
But there were some who said indignantly among themselves, “Why has the ointment been thus wasted?

Mark 14:5
For that ointment might have been sold for fifteen pounds or more, and the money have been given to the poor.” And they were exceedingly angry with her.

Mark 14:6
But Jesus said, “Leave her alone: why are you troubling her? She has done a most gracious act towards me.

Mark 14:7
For you always have the poor among you, and whenever you choose you can do acts of kindness to them; but me you have not always.

Mark 14:8
What she could she did: she has perfumed my body in preparation for my burial.

Mark 14:9
And I solemnly tell you that wherever in the whole world the Good News shall be proclaimed, this which she has done shall also be told in remembrance of her.”

Mark 14:10
But Judas Iscariot, already mentioned as one of the Twelve, went to the High Priests to betray Jesus to them.

Mark 14:11
They gladly listened to his proposal, and promised to give him a sum of money. So he looked out for an opportunity to betray Him.

Mark 14:12
On the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread–the day for killing the Passover lamb–His disciples asked Him, “Where shall we go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”

Mark 14:13
So He sent two of His disciples with instructions, saying, “Go into the city, and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water: follow him,

Mark 14:14
and whatever house he enters, tell the master of the house, `The Rabbi asks, Where is my room where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?’

Mark 14:15
Then he will himself show you a large room upstairs, ready furnished: there make preparation for us.”

Mark 14:16
So the disciples went out and came to the city, and found everything just as He had told them; and they got the Passover ready.

Mark 14:17
When it was evening, He came with the Twelve.

Mark 14:18
And while they were at table Jesus said, “I solemnly tell you that one of you will betray me–one who is eating with me.”

Mark 14:19
They were filled with sorrow, and began asking Him, one by one, “Not I, is it?”

Mark 14:20
“It is one of the Twelve,” He replied; “he who is dipping his fingers in the dish with me.

Mark 14:21
For the Son of Man is going His way as it is written about Him; but alas for the man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It had been a happy thing for that man, had he never been born.”

Mark 14:22
Also during the meal He took a Passover biscuit, blessed it, and broke it. He then gave it to them, saying, “Take this, it is my body.”

Mark 14:23
Then He took the cup, gave thanks, and handed it to them, and they all of them drank from it.

Mark 14:24
“This is my blood,” He said, “which is to be poured out on behalf of many–the blood which makes the Covenant sure.

Mark 14:25
I solemnly tell you that never again will I taste the produce of the vine till I shall drink the new wine in the Kingdom of God.”

Mark 14:26
After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Mark 14:27
Then said Jesus to them, “All of you are about to stumble and fall, for it is written, <`I will strike down the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered in all directions.’>

Mark 14:28
But after I have risen to life again I will go before you into Galilee.”

Mark 14:29
“All may stumble and fall,” said Peter, “yet I never will.”

Mark 14:30
“I solemnly tell you,” replied Jesus, “that to-day–this night–before the cock crows twice, you yourself will three times disown me.”

Mark 14:31
“Even if I must die with you,” declared Peter again and again, “I will never disown you.” In like manner protested also all the disciples.

Mark 14:32
So they came to a place called Gethsemane. There He said to His disciples, “Sit down here till I have prayed.”

Mark 14:33
Then He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be full of terror and distress,

Mark 14:34
and He said to them, “My heart is oppressed with anguish to the very point of death: wait here and keep awake.”

Mark 14:35
Going forward a short distance He threw Himself upon His face and prayed repeatedly that, if it was possible, He might be spared that time of agony;

Mark 14:36
and He said, “Abba! my Father! all things are possible for Thee: take this cup of suffering away from me: and yet not what I desire, but what Thou desirest.”

Mark 14:37
Then He came and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Had you not strength to keep awake a single hour?

Mark 14:38
Be wakeful, all of you, and keep on praying, that you may not come into temptation: the spirit is right willing, but the body is frail.”

Mark 14:39
He again went away and prayed, using the very same words.

Mark 14:40
When He returned He again found them asleep, for they were very tired; and they knew not how to answer Him.

Mark 14:41
A third time He came, and then He said, “Sleep on and rest. Enough! the hour has come. Even now they are betraying the Son of Man into the hands of sinful men.

Mark 14:42
Rouse yourselves, let us be going: my betrayer is close at hand.”

Mark 14:43
Immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, came and with him a crowd of men armed with swords and cudgels, sent by the High Priests and Scribes and Elders.

Mark 14:44
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them. “The one I kiss,” he said, “is the man: lay hold of him, and take him safely away.”

Mark 14:45
So he came, and going straight to Jesus he said, “Rabbi!” and kissed Him with seeming affection;

Mark 14:46
whereupon they laid hands on Him and held Him firmly.

Mark 14:47
But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck a blow at the High Priest’s servant, cutting off his ear.

Mark 14:48
“Have you come out,” said Jesus, “with swords and cudgels to arrest me, as if you had to fight with a robber?

Mark 14:49
Day after day I used to be among you in the Temple teaching, and you never seized me. But this is happening in order that the Scriptures may be fulfilled.’

Mark 14:50
Then His friends all forsook Him and fled.

Mark 14:51
One youth indeed did follow Him, wearing only a linen cloth round his bare body. Of him they laid hold,

Mark 14:52
but he left the linen cloth in their hands and fled without it.

Mark 14:53
So they led Jesus away to the High Priest, and with him there assembled all the High Priests, Elders, and Scribes.

Mark 14:54
Peter followed Jesus at a distance, as far as the outer court of the High Priest’s palace. But there he remained sitting among the officers, and warming himself by the fire.

Mark 14:55
Meanwhile the High Priests and the entire Sanhedrin were endeavouring to get evidence against Jesus in order to put Him to death, but could find none;

Mark 14:56
for though many gave false testimony against Him, their statements did not tally.

Mark 14:57
Then some came forward as witnesses and falsely declared,

Mark 14:58
“We have heard him say, `I will pull down this Sanctuary built by human hands, and three days afterwards I will erect another built without hands.’”

Mark 14:59
But not even in this shape was their testimony consistent.

Mark 14:60
At last the High Priest stood up, and advancing into the midst of them all, asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is the meaning of all this that these witnesses allege against you?”

Mark 14:61
But He remained silent, and gave no reply. A second time the High Priest questioned Him. “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” he said.

Mark 14:62
“I am,” replied Jesus, “and you and others will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the divine Power, and coming amid the clouds of the sky.”

Mark 14:63
Rending his garments the High Priest exclaimed, “What need have we of witnesses after that?

Mark 14:64
You all heard his impious words. What is your judgement?” Then with one voice they condemned Him as deserving of death.

Mark 14:65
Thereupon some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, while striking Him with their fists and crying, “Prove that you are a prophet.” The officers too struck Him with open hands as they took Him in charge.

Mark 14:66
Now while Peter was below in the quadrangle, one of the High Priest’s maidservants came,

Mark 14:67
and seeing Peter warming himself she looked at him and said, “You also were with Jesus, the Nazarene.”

Mark 14:68
But he denied it, and said, “I don’t know–I don’t understand–What do you mean?” And then he went out into the outer court. Just then a cock crowed.

Mark 14:69
Again the maidservant saw him, and again began to say to the people standing by, “He is one of them.”

Mark 14:70
A second time he repeatedly denied it. Soon afterwards the bystanders again accused Peter, saying, “You are surely one of them, for you too are a Galilaean.”

Mark 14:71
But he broke out into curses and oaths, declaring, “I know nothing of the man you are talking about.”

Mark 14:72
No sooner had he spoken than a cock crowed for the second time, and Peter recollected the words of Jesus, “Before the cock crows twice, you will three times disown me.” And as he thought of it, he wept aloud.


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