The Gospel According to Saint Mark
1 – Now the feast of the pasch, and of the Azymes was after two days; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might by some wile lay hold on him, and kill him.
2 – But they said: Not on the festival day, lest there should be a tumult among the people.
3 – And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and was at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of precious spikenard: and breaking the alabaster box, she poured it out upon his head.
4 – Now there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made?
5 – For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
6 – But Jesus said: Let her alone, why do you molest her? She hath wrought a good work upon me.
7 – For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.
8 – She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my body for burial.
9 – Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be told for a memorial of her.
10 – And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.
11 – Who hearing it were glad; and they promised him they would give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.
12 – Now on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the pasch, the disciples say to him: Whither wilt thou that we go, and prepare for thee to eat the pasch?
13 – And he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith to them: Go ye into the city; and there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him;
14 – And whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the house, The master saith, Where is my refectory, where I may eat the pasch with my disciples?
15 – And he will shew you a large dining room furnished; and there prepare ye for us.
16 – And his disciples went their way, and came into the city; and they found as he had told them, and they prepared the pasch.
17 – And when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve.
18 – And when they were at table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one of you that eateth with me shall betray me.
19 – But they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one: Is it I?
20 – Who saith to them: One of the twelve, who dippeth with me his hand in the dish.
21 – And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him, if that man had not been born.
22 – And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing, broke, and gave to them, and said: Take ye. This is my body.
23 – And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them. And they all drank of it.
24 – And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many.
25 – Amen I say to you, that I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I shall drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 – And when they had said an hymn, they went forth to the mount of Olives.
27 – And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this night; for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be dispersed.
28 – But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
29 – But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not I.
30 – And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, to day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shall deny me thrice.
31 – But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together with thee, I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
32 – And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples: Sit you here, while I pray.
33 – And he taketh Peter and James and John with him; and he began to fear and to be heavy.
34 – And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you here, and watch.
35 – And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground; and he prayed, that if it might be, the hour might pass from him.
36 – And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.
37 – And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon, sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour?
38 – Watch ye, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
39 – A going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.
40 – And when he returned, he found them again asleep, (for their eyes were heavy,) and they knew not what to answer him.
41 – And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 – Rise up, let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand.
43 – And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve: and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.
44 – And he that betrayed him, had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully.
45 – And when he was come, immediately going up to him, he saith: Hail, Rabbi; and he kissed him.
46 – But they laid hands on him, and held him.
47 – An one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the chief priest, and cut off his ear.
48 – And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a robber, with swords and staves to apprehend me?
49 – I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hands on me. But that the scriptures may be fulfilled.
50 – Then his disciples leaving him, all fled away.
51 – And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and they laid hold on him.
52 – But he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked.
53 – And they brought Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests and the scribes and the ancients assembled together.
54 – And Peter followed him from afar off, even into the court of the high priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself.
55 – And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none.
56 – For many bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not agreeing.
57 – And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:
58 – We heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another not made with hands.
59 – And their witness did not agree.
60 – And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men?
61 – But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him: Art thou the Christ the Son of the blessed God?
62 – And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of heaven.
63 – Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses?
64 – You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be guilty of death.
65 – And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him: Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.
66 – Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the maidservants of the high priest.
67 – And when she had seen Peter warming himself, looking on him she saith: Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
68 – But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And he went forth before the court; and the cock crew.
69 – And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by: This is one of them.
70 – But he denied again. And after a while they that stood by said again to Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a Galilean.
71 – But he began to curse and to swear, saying; I know not this man of whom you speak.
72 – And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep.
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