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Mark 14

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1It was only two days before the people ◄ celebrated/started to celebrate► for one week the festival which they called Passover. During those days they also celebrated the festival of ◄Unleavened Bread/ eating bread that had no yeast in it►. The chief priests and the men who taught the Jewish laws were planning how they could seize Jesus secretly. They wanted to accuse him in front of the Roman authorities so that they would execute him.
2But they were saying to one another, “We must not do it during the celebration, because, if we do it then, the people will be very angry with us and riot!”
3Jesus was at Bethany town in the house of Simon, whom Jesus had healed from leprosy. While they were eating, a woman came to him. She was carrying a stone jar that contained expensive fragrant perfume called nard. She opened the jar and then she poured the perfume on Jesus' head.
4One of the people who were present became angry and said to the others, “◄ It is terrible that she wasted that perfume!/ Why did she waste that perfume?► RHQ
5It could have been sold { We could have sold it} for ◄a huge amount of money/an amount of money for which a person works for a year►, and then the money could have been given { we could have given the money} to poor people!” So he rebuked her.
6But Jesus said, “Stop scolding her! She has done to me what I consider to be very appropriate/delightful. So ◄you should not bother her!/why do you bother her?► RHQ
7You will always have poor people among you. So you can help them whenever you want to. But I will not be here among you much longer. So it is good for her to show now that she appreciates me.
8It is appropriate that she has done what she was able to do. It is as if she knew that I was going to die soon and has anointed my body for their burying it.
9I will tell you this: Wherever the good message about me is preached {people preach the good message} throughout the world, what she has done will be told {people will tell others what she has done to me}, and as a result people will remember her.”
10Then Judas Iscariot (OR, the man from Kerioth village) went to the chief priests in order to talk to them about helping them to seize Jesus. He did that even though he was one of the twelve disciples
11When they heard what he was willing to do for them, they were very happy. They promised that they would give him a large amount of money for doing that. Judas agreed, so they gave him the money. As a result, he began watching for an opportunity ◄to betray Jesus/to enable Jesus' enemies to seize him►.
12Two days later, when they killed the lambs for the festival at the beginning of the week when people ate bread that had no yeast in it, Jesus' disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare the meal for the Passover celebration in order that you can eat it with us?”
13So he chose two of his disciples to prepare everything. He said to them, “Go into Jerusalem city. A man will meet you, who will be carrying a large jar full of water. Follow him.
14When he enters a house, say to the man who owns the house, ‘ Our teacher wants us to prepare the meal of the Passover celebration so that he can eat it with us his disciples. ◄Please show us the room that he arranged with you about./Where is the room that he arranged with you about?► RHQ’
15He will show you a large room that is on the upper floor of the house. It will be furnished and ready for us to eat a meal in it. Then prepare the meal there for us.”
16So the two disciples left. They went into the city and found everything to be just like he had told them. They prepared the meal for the Passover celebration, and then returned to Jesus and the other disciples.
17When it was evening, Jesus arrived at that house with the twelve disciples.
18As they were all sitting there and eating, Jesus said, “Listen carefully to this: One of you will enable my enemies to seize me. Specifically, it is one of you who will do this in spite of the fact that he is eating with me right now!”

19The disciples became very sad and they said to him one by one, “Surely ◄it is not I!/I am not the one, am I?► RHQ”
20Then he said to them, “It is one of you twelve disciples, the one who is dipping bread into the sauce in the dish along with me.
21It is certain that I, the one who came from heaven, will die, because that is what has been {what the prophets have} written about me. But there will be terrible punishment for the man by whom I will be betrayed {who will ◄betray me/help my enemies to seize me►}! In fact, it would be better for that man if he had never been born!”
22While they were eating, he took a flat loaf of bread and thanked God for it. Then he broke it into pieces and gave it to them and said to them, “This bread represents MET my body. Take it and eat it.”
23Afterwards, he took a cup that contained wine and thanked God for it. Then he gave it to them, and then, as they all drank from it,
24he said to them, “This wine represents MET my blood, which is about to be shed {which is about to flow from my body} when my enemies kill me. With this blood I will sign the agreement that God has made to forgive the sins of many people.
25I want you to know this: I will not drink any more wine in this way until the time when I drink it with a new meaning when I begin to rule as a king.”
26After they sang a hymn, they went out toward Olive Tree Hill.
27While they were on their way, Jesus said to them, “It has been { The prophets have} written in the Scriptures that God said about me, ‘I will kill the shepherd and his sheep will scatter.’ Those words will come true. When they are about to capture me, all of you will leave me and run away.
28But after I have been made { God has made me} alive again, I will go ahead of you to Galilee district and meet you there.”
29Then Peter said to him, “Perhaps all the other disciples will leave you, but not I! I will not leave you!”
30Then Jesus said to him, “The truth is that this very night, before the rooster crows a second time, you yourself will deny three times that you know me!”
31But Peter replied strongly, “Even if they kill me as I defend you, I will never deny that I know you!” And all the other disciples said the same thing.
32On the way, Jesus and the disciples came to the place that people call Gethsemane. Then he said to some/eight of his disciples, “Stay here while I pray!”
33Then he took Peter, James, and John with him. He became extremely distressed, and he said to them,
34“I SYN am very sorrowful. It is as if I were about to die. You men remain here and stay awake!”
35He went a bit further and threw himself on the ground. Then he prayed that if it were possible, he would not have to suffer MTY.
36He said, “O my Father, because you are able to do everything, rescue me so that I do not have to suffer now MTY! But do not do what I want. Instead, do what you want!”

37Then he returned and found his disciples sleeping. He woke them up and said, “Simon! ◄ I am disappointed that you fell asleep and that you were not able to stay awake for just a short time!/ Why is it that you fell asleep and that you were not able to stay awake for just one hour?► RHQ”
38And he said to them, “You want to do what I say, but you are not strong enough MTY to actually do it. So keep awake and pray in order that you can resist when something like this tempts you!”
39Then he went away again and prayed again what he prayed before.
40When he returned, he found that they were sleeping again because they were so sleepy that they could not keep their eyes open. Because they were ashamed, they did not know what to say to him when he awakened them.
41Then he went and prayed again. He returned a third time; and he found them sleeping again. He woke all of them and said to them, “◄ I am disappointed that you are sleeping again!/ Why are you sleeping again?► RHQ You have slept enough. The time for me to suffer is about to begin. Look! Someone is about to enable sinful men to seize me, the one who came from heaven.
42So get up! Let's go toward him Look! Here comes the one who is enabling them to seize me!”
43While he was still speaking, Judas arrived. Even though he was one of Jesus' twelve disciples, he came to enable Jesus' enemies to seize him. A crowd who carried swords and clubs was with him. The leaders of the Jewish Council had sent them.
44Judas, who was ◄betraying Jesus/helping Jesus' enemies to seize him►, had previously told this crowd, “The man whom I kiss is the one whom you want. When I kiss him, seize him and lead him away while you guard him carefully.”
45So, when Judas arrived, he immediately went to Jesus and said, “My teacher!” Then he kissed Jesus on his neck/cheek.
46Then the crowd seized Jesus.
47But one of the disciples who was standing nearby drew his short sword. He struck the servant of the high priest with it to kill him, but he only cut off his ear.
48Jesus said to them, “◄ It is ridiculous that you come here to seize me with swords and clubs, as if I were a bandit!/Have you come here to seize me with swords and clubs, as if I were a bandit RHQ?► Day after day I was with you in the Temple courtyard teaching the people Why did you not seize me then? But this is happening in order that what the prophets have written in the Scriptures about me may be fulfilled {may happen}.”
50All the disciples at once left him and ran away.
51At that time, ◄a young man/I► was following Jesus. He/ I was wearing only a linen cloth around his/my body. The crowd seized him/me.
52But, as he/I pulled away from them, he/I left behind the linen cloth in their hands, and then he/I ran away naked.
53The men who had seized Jesus led him away to the house where the supreme priest lived. All of the Jewish Council were gathering there.
54Peter followed Jesus at a distance. He went into the courtyard of the house where the supreme priest lived, and sat there with the men who guarded the house of the supreme priest. He was warming himself beside a fire.
55The chief priests and all the rest of the Jewish council had already tried to find people who would tell lies about Jesus in order that they could convince the Roman authorities to execute him. But they did not succeed,

56because, although many people spoke lies about him, they contradicted each other.
57Finally, some stood up and accused him falsely by saying,
58“We heard him when he said, ‘I will destroy this Temple that was built by men, and then within three days I will build another temple ◄without help from anyone else/that human hands will not build►.’”
59But, what some of these men said also did not agree with what others of them said.
60Then the supreme priest himself stood up in front of them and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to reply? What do you say about all the things that they are saying in order to accuse you?”
61But Jesus was silent and did not reply DOU. Then the supreme priest tried again. He asked him, “Are you the Messiah? Do you say that you are ◄the Son of God/the man who is also God►?”
62Jesus said, “I am. Furthermore, you will see me, the one who came from heaven, ruling beside God, who is completely powerful. You will also see me coming down through the clouds in the sky!”
63In response to Jesus' words, the supreme priest tore his outer garment. That was their custom to show that he was shocked that Jesus had said that he was equal to God. Then he said, “We certainly do not RHQ need any more people who will testify against this man,
64because you have heard what he said against God! He claimed to be equal with God Therefore, what have you decided?” They all said that Jesus was guilty and deserved ◄to be executed/that they should kill him►.
65Then some of them began spitting on Jesus. They put a blindfold on him, and then they began striking him and saying to him, “ If you are a prophet, tell us who hit you!” And those who were guarding Jesus struck him with their hands.
66While Peter was outside in the courtyard of the supreme priest's house, one of the girls who worked for the supreme priest came near him.
67When she saw Peter warming himself beside the fire, she looked at him closely. Then she said, “You also were with Jesus, that man from Nazareth town!”
68But he denied it by saying, “I do not know or understand DOU what you are talking about!” Then he went away from there to the gate of the courtyard.
69The servant girl saw him there and said to the people who were standing nearby, “This man is one of those who have been with that man they arrested .”
70But he denied it again. After a little while, one of those who were standing there said to Peter again, “ The way you speak shows that you also are from Galilee district. So it is certain that you are one of those who accompanied Jesus!”
71But he began to exclaim, “I do not know the man that you are talking about! Because God knows that I am speaking truthfully, may he punish me if I am lying!”
72Immediately the rooster crowed a second time. Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said to him before, “Before the rooster crows a second time, you will deny three times that you know me.” When he realized that he had denied it three times, he started crying.