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26:1Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these words, that He said to His disciples,
26:2You know that after two days the Passover takes place, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
26:3Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were assembled into the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
26:4and plotted to take Jesus by guile and kill Him.
26:5But they said, "Not during the feast, lest a disturbance take place among the people."
26:6And when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
26:7a woman came to Him having an alabaster [flask] of very expensive perfume, and she began to pour it on His head as He reclined to eat.
26:8But when His disciples saw it, they became indignant, saying, "Why this waste?
26:9For this perfume could have been sold for much, and have been given to the poor."
26:10But when Jesus became aware of it, He said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a beautiful work for Me.
26:11For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always.
26:12For this [woman], having put this perfume on My body, she did [it] for My burial.
26:13Assuredly I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this [woman] did will be spoken as a memorial to her."
26:14Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
26:15and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?"And they weighed out for him thirty silver [coins].
26:16And from then [on] he sought an opportunity to betray Him.
26:17Now on the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, "Where do You desire [that] we shall prepare for You to eat the Passover?"
26:18And He said, "Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near; at your house I will keep the Passover with My disciples."' "
26:19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.
26:20And when it was evening, He was reclining [to eat] with the twelve.
26:21Now while they were eating, He said, "Assuredly I say to you, that one of you will betray Me."
26:22And becoming exceedingly sorrowful, each of them began to say to Him, "[Surely] not I am [the one], Lord?"
26:23He answered and said, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl will betray Me.
26:24Indeed, the Son of Man goes just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."
26:25Then Judas, the [one] betraying Him, answered and said, "[Surely ]not I am [the one], Rabbi?"He said to him, "You have said [it]."
26:26And as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, and giving thanks, He broke [it], and gave [it] to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
26:27Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, "Drink of it, all [of you],
26:28for this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many, for the forgiveness of sins.
26:29But I say to you, that I will by no means drink of this fruit of the vine from now [on,] until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
26:30And having sung hymns, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
26:31Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be made to stumble because of Me on this night, for it is written: 'I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
26:32"But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee."
26:33Peter answered and said to Him, "Even if all are made to stumble because of You, yet I will never be made to stumble."
26:34Jesus said to him, "Assuredly I say to you that on this night, before [the] rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."
26:35Peter said to Him, "Even if I have to die with You, by no means will I deny You!"And likewise said all the disciples.
26:36Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go off and pray [over] there."
26:37And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
26:38Then Jesus said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with Me."
26:39He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You [will]."
26:40Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What? Were you not strong [enough] to watch with Me one hour?
26:41Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Indeed the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
26:42Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, let Your will be done."
26:43And He came and found them sleeping again, for their eyes were heavy.
26:44And leaving them, He went away again, and prayed a third time, saying the same words.
26:45Then He came to His disciples and said to them, "Sleep now, and rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46Rise up, let us be going. See, he who betrays Me is at hand."
26:47And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve came, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, [sent] from the chief priests and elders of the people.
26:48Now the [one] betraying Him had given them a sign, saying, "Whomever I shall kiss, He is [the One]; seize Him."
26:49And immediately he went up to Jesus and said, "Greetings, Rabbi!"and kissed Him.
26:50But Jesus said to him, "Friend, why have you come?"Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.
26:51And behold, one of those with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and striking the servant of the high priest, he cut off his ear.
26:52But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place, for all those who take the sword shall perish by the sword.
26:53Or do you think that I cannot now call upon My Father, and He will furnish Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
26:54How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?"
26:55In that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to arrest Me? I sat daily with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me.
26:56But all this has happened so that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled."Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
26:57And those having seized Jesus led [Him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.
26:58But Peter was following Him from a distance, up to the courtyard of the high priest. And entering inside, he sat down with the attendants to see the end.
26:59Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the Sanhedrin were seeking false witnesses against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death,
26:60and they did not find [any]. And though many false witnesses came forward, they did not find [any]. But at last two false witnesses came forward
26:61and said, "This [Man] said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it.' "
26:62And standing up the high priest said to Him, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men are testifying against You?"
26:63But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, "I adjure You by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!"
26:64Jesus said to him, "You said [it]. Nevertheless, I say to you, from now [on,] you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven."
26:65Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, "He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy!
26:66What do you think?"They answered and said, "He is deserving of death."
26:67Then they spat in His face, and beat Him with [their] fists; and they slapped [Him,]
26:68saying, "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is he that struck You?"
26:69Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, "You also were with Jesus of Galilee."
26:70But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you are saying."
26:71And when he had gone out to the gateway, another [girl] saw him and said to them there, "This [man] was with Jesus the Nazarene."
26:72But again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the Man!"
26:73And after a little [while], those standing by came up and said to Peter, "Surely you also are one of them, for your accent gives you away."
26:74Then he began to curse and swear, saying, "I do not know the Man!"And immediately a rooster crowed.
26:75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which He said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times."And going out, he wept bitterly.
English Majority Text Version

English Majority Text Version


Welcome to the third edition of The English Majority Text Version (EMTV) of the Holy Bible. This latest edition has Greek explanatory notes throughout the Bible, to aid the reader in understanding the meanings in some select places of the original Koine Greek. Also, the third edition finds itself closer to the Robinson/Pierpoint printed edition of the Byzantine majority text, rather than the Hodges/Farstad text, which the EMTV was translated from. You will notice these differences in John 7:53-8:11, as well as the entire book of Revelation.

The English Majority Text Version draws from the work of both Dr.’s Hodges and Farstad, and their text, “The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text,” as well as from Dr. Wilbur Pickering, ThM. PhD., and the EMTV has incorporated his hard work in the field of producing evidence of just what does constitute a majority reading, and, as a result of his work, and the work of others, John 7:53-8:11, and the book of Revelation reflect these variant readings. This is one of the great things about having a Bible that is translated from the majority of the trustworthy Byzantine manuscripts that are in existence—the much greater probability of accuracy.

On the other side of the fence, most modern Bibles are translated from a few scant manuscripts (literally), and more often than not they do not even agree with each other. Not so with a Bible that is translated out of the majority! The experts in linguistics who have put these readings together, and diligently compared the manuscripts, had hundreds and hundreds of manuscripts to compare. It is my prayer that this work will bring honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to our God and Father; because all of this, all that we do, we do to know Him better, and to better understand His word, which He has given to mankind. “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (Prove 30:5,6). Peace of Christ to you all. In His service, Paul W Esposito Stauros Ministries