Passion Week: Thursday

Steve Reeves  DEV1017  4/1/2021

Pastor Steve shares today's passion week devo about the last hours Jesus spent with his disciples. Before Jesus was betrayed and arrested in Gethsemane Thursday evening, we hear his final words and prayers in the upper room discourse. Read the full account of Thursday's events found in these scripture references: Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12–72, Luke 22:7–71, John 13:1–18:27

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Matthew 26
  1. Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
  2. And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
  3. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
  4. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
  5. And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
  6. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
  7. And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
  8. The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
  9. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
  10. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
  11. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
  12. For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
  13. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
  14. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
  15. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
  16. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
  17. Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
  18. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
  19. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
  20. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
  21. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
  22. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
  23. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
  24. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
  25. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  26. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
  27. And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
  28. And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
  29. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
  30. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
  31. And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
  32. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
  33. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
  34. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.
  35. And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
  36. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
  37. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
  38. But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
  39. In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
  40. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
  41. And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
  42. But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
  43. Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
  44. But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
  45. And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
  46. And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
  47. But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
  48. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
  49. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
  50. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
  51. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
  52. Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
  53. Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
  54. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
  55. And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
  56. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
  57. And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
  58. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
  59. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
Mark 14
  1. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
  2. And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
  3. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
  4. And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
  5. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
  6. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.
  7. And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
  8. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
  9. And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.
  10. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
  11. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
  12. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
  13. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
  14. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
  15. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
  16. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
  17. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
  18. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
  19. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
  20. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
  21. And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
  22. And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;
  23. And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
  24. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
  25. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
  26. And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
  27. Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
  28. And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.
  29. And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
  30. And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
  31. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
  32. And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
  33. And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
  34. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.
  35. And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
  36. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
  37. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
  38. I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
  39. And they all forsook him, and fled.
  40. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
  41. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
  42. And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
  43. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
  44. And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
  45. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
  46. And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
  47. We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.
  48. But neither so did their witness agree together.
  49. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
  50. But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
  51. And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
  52. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?
  53. Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
  54. 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 did strike him with the palms of their hands.
  55. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
  56. And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
  57. But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
  58. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
  59. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
  60. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
  61. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
Luke 22
  1. Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.
  2. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.
  3. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
  4. And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
  5. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
  6. And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
  7. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
  8. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
  9. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
  10. For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
  11. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
  12. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
  13. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
  14. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
  15. But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
  16. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
  17. And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
  18. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
  19. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
  20. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
  21. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.
  22. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
  23. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
  24. That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
  25. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
  26. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
  27. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
  28. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
  29. And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
  30. Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
  31. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.
  32. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
  33. And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
  34. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
  35. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
  36. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
  37. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
  38. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
  39. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
  40. And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
  41. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
  42. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?
  43. When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
  44. And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
  45. And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.
  46. Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
  47. When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
  48. Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
  49. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
  50. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
  51. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
  52. And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
  53. And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
  54. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
  55. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
  56. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
  57. And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
  58. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?
  59. And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.
  60. And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
  61. Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
  62. And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
  63. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
  64. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.
  65. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
John 13
  1. Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
  2. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
  3. Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
  4. He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
  5. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
  6. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
  7. Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
  8. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
  9. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
  10. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
  11. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
  12. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
  13. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
  14. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
  15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
  16. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
  17. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
  18. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
  19. Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
  20. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
  21. When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
  22. Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
  23. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
  24. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
  25. He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
  26. Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
  27. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.
  28. Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
  29. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
  30. He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
  31. Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
  32. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
  33. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
  34. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
  35. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
  36. Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
  37. Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
  38. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
John 14
  1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
  2. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
  3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
  4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
  5. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
  6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
  7. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
  8. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
  9. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
  10. Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
  11. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
  12. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
  13. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
  14. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
  15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
  17. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
  18. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
  19. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
  20. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
  21. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
  22. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
  23. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
  24. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
  25. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
  26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
  27. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
  28. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
  29. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
  30. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
  31. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
John 15
  1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
  2. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
  3. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
  4. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
  5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
  6. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
  7. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
  8. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
  9. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
  10. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
  11. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
  12. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
  13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
  14. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
  15. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
  16. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
  17. These things I command you, that ye love one another.
  18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
  19. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
  20. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
  21. But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.
  22. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
  23. He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
  24. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
  25. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
  26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
  27. And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
John 16
  1. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
  2. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
  3. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
  4. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
  5. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
  6. But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
  7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
  8. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
  9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;
  10. Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
  11. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
  12. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
  13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
  14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
  15. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
  16. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
  17. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
  18. They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.
  19. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
  20. Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
  21. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
  22. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
  23. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
  24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
  25. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
  26. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
  27. For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
  28. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
  29. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.
  30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.
  31. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?
  32. Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
  33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 17
  1. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
  2. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
  3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
  4. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
  5. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
  6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
  7. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
  8. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
  9. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
  10. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
  11. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
  12. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
  13. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
  14. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
  15. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
  16. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
  17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
  18. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
  19. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
  20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
  21. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
  22. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
  23. I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
  24. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
  25. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
  26. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
John 18
  1. When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
  2. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
  3. Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
  4. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
  5. They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
  6. As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
  7. Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
  8. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way:
  9. That the saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have I lost none.
  10. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
  11. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
  12. Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
  13. And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.
  14. Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
  15. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
  16. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
  17. Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.
  18. And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
  19. The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
  20. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
  21. Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
  22. And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
  23. Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
  24. Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
  25. And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.
  26. One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
  27. Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.