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Matthew 25.

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Matthew Henry

Chapter 26

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,

Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
feast Mark 14:1, Luke 22:1, John 13:1

Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
assembled Psa 2:2, John 11:47, Acts 4:27

And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.

But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
Bethany Mark 14:3, John 11:1, John 12:1

There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
disciples John 12:4

For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
poor Deut 15:11, John 12:8

For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
thirty Zech 11:12, Matt 27:3, Matt 27:9

And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
betray Matt 10:4, Mark 14:10, Luke 22:4, John 13:2

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?
day Exod 12:14, Lev 23:6

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.

And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
hand Luke 22:21

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.
written Acts 26:22, 1st Cor 15:3
woe Matt 18:7

Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

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.
took 1st Cor 11:23
body 1st Cor 10:16

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
cup 1st Cor 11:25

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
blood Exod 24:8, Lev 17:11
new Jer 31:31
remission Exod 34:7, Psa 32:1, Psa 130:4, Matt 6:12, Matt 9:2, Eph 1:7, 1st John 1:9

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.
drink Acts 10:41

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
when Mark 14:26

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.
offended Matt 11:6, Matt 13:57, Matt 24:10, Mark 6:3, Mark 14:27, John 6:61
I will smite Zech 13:7

But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
go Matt 28:7, Mark 16:7

Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.

Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
cock Luke 22:34, John 13:38

Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
cometh John 18:1

And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Zebedee Matt 4:21, Matt 10:2, Matt 20:20, Mark 1:19,20, Mark 10:35

Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
My soul John 12:27

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.
prayed Heb 5:7
cup Matt 20:22, Mark 14:36, John 18:11
wilt John 5:30, John 6:38, Phil 2:8

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Watch Mark 14:38, Luke 22:40, Eph 6:18

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.
will Matt 6:10, Luke 22:42, Acts 21:14

And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

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.

Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

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.
Judas Mark 14:43, Luke 22:47, John 18:3, Acts 1:16

Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.

And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
kissed 2nd Sam 20:9

And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.

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.
one John 18:10

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.
perish Gen 9:6, Exod 21:12, Lev 24:17, Rev 13:10

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
more 2nd Kings 6:17, Psa 91:11
angels Matt 4:11 Luke 22:43

But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

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.

But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
led Mark 14:53, Luke 22:54

But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
two Deut 19:15 1st Kings 21:10, Psa 27:12

And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
destroy Matt 27:40, John 2:19
three Matt 16:21, Matt 17:23, Matt 20:19, Matt 27:63, Mark 8:31, Mark 10:34, Luke 9:22, Luke 18:33, Luke 24:7, John 2:19

And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
Answerest Matt 27:13, John 19:10

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.
held Isa 53:7, Matt 27:12, John 19:9, 1st Pet 2:23
adjure Lev 5:1, 1st Sam 14:24

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.
the Son Psa 110:1
coming Dan 7:13

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.
rent 2nd Kings 18:37, 2nd Kings 19:1

What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
death Lev 24:16, John 19:7

Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,
spit Job 30:10, Isa 50:6, Isa 53:3, Matt 27:30, Luke 18:32
smote Micah 5:1, Luke 22:63

Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
Prophesy Mark 14:65

Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.

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.

And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

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.

Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

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.

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"end" is from the Greek word "Telos", which means outcome, not termination.
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Statements that Jesus is the Christ, Son of God.
Temptation in the Wilderness. Matt 4:3, 6,
By Disciples after He walked on the water. Matt 14:33
By Peter Matt 16:16, Mark 8:29, Luke 9:20 John 6:69
Asked by High Priest Matt 26:63
By Unclean Spirits Mark 3:11, Mark 5:7 Luke 4:41
By the Angel to Mary Luke 1:35
By John John 1:34
By Nathanael John 1:49
By Martha John 11:27
By the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8:37
By Saul of Tarsus Acts 9:20
Necessary for God to dwell in you 1st John 4:15
Necessary to overcome the world 1st John 5:5
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