Jesus and the Poor
After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and
the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft,
and put him to death.
But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the
And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat,
there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very
precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. ||
Ointment for Jesus' head is more important than helping the poor.
Is it OK to use perfume?
(14:3) "In Bethany ... there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box,
and poured it on his head."
(14:4) "Some ... said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?"
(14:5) "It might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her."
(14:6) "And Jesus said, Let her alone ... she hath wrought a good work on me."
(14:7) "For ye have the poor with you always ... but me ye have not always."
(14:9) "Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world,
this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."
OK, well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. I bet the gospel has been preached now and then without mentioning this incident..
And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and
was this waste of the ointment made?
For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have
been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her?
she hath wrought a good
work on me.
|14:7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do
them good: but me ye have not always.
She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to
Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached
throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of
for a memorial of her.
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to
betray him unto them.
And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money.
And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.||
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?||
"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?"|
Was Jesus crucified the day before or the day after the Passover meal?
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
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
And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make
ready for us.||
And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had
said unto them: and they made ready the passover.||
And in the evening he cometh with the twelve.||
And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you
which eateth with me shall betray me.||
And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I?
and another said, Is it I?||
And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth
with me in the dish.||
Jesus tells his disciples to eat his body and drink his blood.
(14:22) "As they did eat, Jesus took bread ... and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body."
(14:23) "And he took the cup, and ... he gave it to them: and they all drank of it."
(14:24) "This is my blood."
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.
And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it,
to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
And he took the cup,and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of
And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is
shed for many.
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.||
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.||
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
But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
(14:28) "After that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee."|
Did Jesus forewarn the apostles about his death and
(14:30) "Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice."
Did Jesus say before the cock crow or before the cock crow twice?
But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
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.
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.
And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his
disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.||
And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore
amazed, and to be very heavy;||
And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye
here, and watch.||
(14:35-36) Did Jesus ask God to save him from crucifixion?
(14:35) "He ... prayed that ... the hour might pass from him."
(14:36) "He said, Abba, Father ... take away this cup from me."
And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if
it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
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.
And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon,
sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?||
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is
ready, but the flesh is weak.||
And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.||
And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were
heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.||
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.||
Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.||
(14:43-45) Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss?
(14:43) "While he yet spake, cometh Judas."
(14:44) "Saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he."
(14:45) "And ... he ... saith, Master, master; and kissed him."
|14:43 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.
|14:44 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.
|14:45 And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him,
and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.
And they laid their hands on him, and took him.||
And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the
high priest, and cut off his ear.||
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a
thief, with swords and with staves to take me?||
One of the followers of Jesus was a
young, nearly naked man who dropped his linen cloth and "fled from them
naked" when the priests came to arrest Jesus.
What the Bible says about nudism
(14:51) "There followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:"
(14:52) "And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked."
(14:53) "They led Jesus away to the high priest."
Was Jesus taken to Caiaphas or
(14:57-58) Mark says that those who quoted Jesus
were "false witnesses," yet according to John 2:19,
Jesus said what these witnesses said that he said. So how are they false
Did Jesus say, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up"?
(14:57) "There arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,"
(14:58) "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."
(14:61-62) Jesus, when asked by the high priest if he
is the Christ, answers "I am" in this gospel. But in Matthew (26:64)
he equivocates by saying, "Thou hast said it." In both gospels he
falsely prophesies that the high priest would see his second coming.
How did Jesus respond when questioned by the high priest?
What the Bible says about the end of the world
(14:61) "The high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
(14:62) "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."
(14:63) "Then the high priest rent his clothes."
They rent their clothes.
To whom did Peter deny knowing Jesus?
Did the cock crow before or after Peter's denial?
I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the
scriptures must be fulfilled.
And they all forsook him, and fled.
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:
And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled
all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
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.
And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus
to put him to death; and found none.
For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not
And there arose
certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
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.
But neither so did their witness agree together.
And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying,
Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
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?
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.
|14:63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further
Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to
be guilty of death.
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.
And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the
(14:66) "As Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest."
And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And
thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.||
(14:67) "When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth."
But he denied,
saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out
into the porch; and the cock crew.||
(14:68) "But he denied ... and the cock crew."
And a maid saw him
again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.||
(14:69) "And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them."
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
(14:70) "And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them."
But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye
(14:71) "But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak."
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.||
(14:72) "And the second time the cock crew."
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