Great(i) 1 After two dayes was Easter, and the dayes of swete breed And the hye Prestes and the Scribes sought, how they myghte take hym by crafte, & put him to deeth. 2 But they sayde: not in the feast daye, leest any busynes aryse amonge the people. 3 And whan he was at Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, euen as he sate at meate, ther cam a woman hauyng an alabaster boxe of oyntment, called Narde, that was pure and costly: & she brake the boxe, & powred it on his heed. 4 And ther were some, that were not content wyth in them selues, & sayde: what neded this waste of oyntment? 5 For it myght haue bene solde for more then thre hundred pens, & haue bene geuen vnto the poore. And they grudged agaynst her. 6 And Iesus sayde: left her alone, why trouble ye her? She hath done a good worke on me. 7 For ye haue poore wt you all wayes & when soeuer ye wyll, ye maye do them good: but me haue ye not alwayes. 8 She hath done that she coulde: she came a fore hande, to anoynt my body to the buryinge. 9 Uerely I saye vnto you: wheresoeuer this Gospell shalbe preached thorow out the whole worlde: this also that she hath done, shalbe rehearsed in remembraunce of her. 10 And Iudas Iscarioth, one of the twelue went awaye vnto the hye Prestes, to betraye him vnto them. 11 When they herde that, they were glad, and promysed that they wolde geue hym money. And he sought, how he myght conueniently betraye him. 12 And the fyrste daye of swete breed (when they offred Passeouer) his disciples sayd vnto him: where wylt thou that we go & prepare, that thou mayest eate the Passeouer? 13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, & sayeth vnto them: Go ye into the cytie, & ther shall mete you a man bearing a pitcher of water, folowe him. 14 And whither soeuer he goeth in, saye ye to the good man of the house, the master sayeth: where is the geest chambre, where I shall eate passeouer wyth my disciples? 15 And he wyll shewe you a greate parlour, paued and prepared: there make ready for vs. 16 And hys disciples went forth, and came into the cytie, and founde as he had sayde vnto them: and they made ready the Passeouer. 17 And whan it was now euen tyde he came with the .xij. 18 And as they sate at borde & dyd eate Iesus sayde: Uerely I saye vnto you: one of you (that eateth with me) shall betraye me. 19 And they beganne to be sorie, & to saye to him one by one: is it I? And another sayde: is it I? 20 He answered & sayd vnto them: It is one of the .xij. euen he that dyppeth wyth me in the platter. 21 The sonne of man trulye goeth as it is wrytten of him: but wo to that man by whom the sonne of man is betrayed. Good were it for that man, yf he had neuer bene borne. 22 And as they dyd eate, Iesus toke breed: and whan he had geuen thankes he brake it, and gaue to them, and sayde: Take, eate, this is my body. 23 And he toke the cup, & when he had geuen thankes he toke it to them, & they all dranke of it. 24 and he sayde vnto them: This is my bloude of the newe Testament, whych is shedd for many. 25 Uerely I saye vnto you: I wyll dryncke nomore of the frute of the vyne: vntyll that daye, that I drincke it newe in the kyngdome of God. 26 And when they had sayde grace: they went out to mount Oliuete. 27 And Iesus sayeth vnto them: All ye shalbe offended because of me this nyght. For it is written: I wyll smyte the shepherd, & the shepe shalbe scattered: 28 But after that I am rysen agayne, I wyll go into Galile before you. 29 Peter sayde vnto him: And though all men be offended, yet wyll not I. 30 And Iesus sayeth vnto him: Uerely I saye vnto the, that this daye, euen, in this nyght before the cocke crowe twyse, thou shalt denye me thre tymes. 31 But he spake more vehemently: no, yf I shulde dye with the, I wyll not denye the. Lyke wyse also sayde they all. 32 And they came into a place which was named Gethsemani. And he sayeth to his disciples: Syt ye here, whyle I go asyde, and praye. 33 And he taketh wyth him Peter & Iames & Iohn, & began to waxe abasshed, & to be in an agonye, 34 & sayeth vnto them: My soule is heuy, euen vnto the deeth, tary ye here and watche. 35 And he went forth a lytle & fell downe flatt on the grounde, & prayed: that yf it were possible, the houre myght passe from him. 36 And he sayde: Abba father, all thinges are possible vnto the, take awaye this cup from me. Neuerthelesse, not that I will: but that thou wilt, be done. 37 And he cam & founde them slepyng, & sayeth to Peter: Simon, slepest thou? Couldest not thou watche one houre? 38 watche ye, & praye, leest ye entre into temptacion, the sprete trulye is ready, but the flesh is weake. 39 And agayne he went asyde, & prayde, and spake the same wordes. 40 And he returned, & founde them a slepe agayne. For their eyes were heuy: nether wist they, what to answere him. 41 And he came the thirde tyme & sayde vnto them: slepe hens forth, and take youre ease, it is ynough. The houre is come, beholde, the sonne of man is betrayed into the handes of synners. 42 Ryse vp, let vs go. Lo, he that betrayeth me, is at hande. 43 And immediatly whill he yet spake, commeth Iudas (which was one of the twelue) & with him a greate nomber of people wyth sweardes and staues from the hye Prestes and Scrybes & elders. 44 And he that betrayed him, had geuen them a generall token, saying: whosoeuer I do kysse, that same is he: take him & leade him awaye warely. 45 And as sone as he was come, he goeth streight waye to him, & sayeth vnto him: Master, Master, & kyssed him: 46 And they layde their handes on him, and toke him. 47 And one of them that stode by, drue out a swearde, and smote a seruaunt of the hye Preste, & cut of his eare. 48 And Iesus answered & sayd vnto them: ye be come out as vnto a thefe wt sweardes & wt staues, for to take me. 49 I was daylye wt you in the temple, teachinge, & ye toke me not: but these thinges come to passe, that the scriptures shuld be fulfylled. 50 And they all forsoke him, & ranne awaye. 51 And there folowed him a certayne younge man, clothed in lynnen vpon the bare, & the yongmen caught him, 52 & he lefte his lynnen garment, & fled from them naked. 53 And they ledd Iesus awaye to the hyest Preste of all & with him come all the hye Prestes, & the elders, & the Scribes. 54 And Peter folowed him a greate waye of (euen tyll he was come into the palace of the hye preste) and he sat with the seruauntes, and warmed him selfe at the fyre. 55 And the hye Prestes & all the counsell sought for witnes agaynst Iesu, to put hym to death, & founde none: 56 for many bare false witnes agaynste hym, but their wytnesses agreed not together. 57 And ther arose certayne, and brought falsse witnes agaynst hym, sayinge. 58 We herde him saye: I will destroye this temple that is made wyth handes, and wyth in thre dayes I wyll buylde another, made without handes. 59 But yet their wytnesses agreed not together. 60 And the hye Preste stode vp amongest them, and asked Iesus, sayinge: answerest thou nothinge? How is it that these beare witnes agaynst the? 61 But he helde his peace, & answered nothing. Agayne the hyeste Preste asked him, & sayde vnto him. Art thou Christ the sonne of the blessed? 62 And Iesus sayd: I am. And ye shall se the sonne of man sytting on the ryght hand of power, & commyng in the cloudes of heauen. 63 Then the hye preste rent his clothes, & sayd: what nede we eny further of wytnesses? 64 Ye haue heard blasphemy, what thincke ye? and they all condemned hym to be worthy of deeth. 65 And some beganne to spit at him, & to couer his face, & to beate him with fistes, and to saye vnto him, Areade: And the seruauntes boffeted him on the face. 66 And as Peter was beneth in the palace ther cam one of the wenches of the hyest preste: 67 & when she sawe Peter warminge hym self, she loketh on hym, & sayeth: wast not thou also wt Iesus of Nazareth? 68 And he denyed, saying: I knowe hym not, nether wote I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porche, and the cocke crewe. 69 And a damsell (whan she sawe him) beganne agayne to saye to them that stode by, this is one of them. 70 And he denyed it agayne. And an one after, they that stode by, sayde agayne to Peter: suerly thou art one of them, for thou art of Galyle, & thy speache agreth therto. 71 But he beganne to cursse, & to sweare, sayinge: I knowe not thys man of whom ye speake. 72 And agayne the cocke krewe, & Peter remembred the worde that Iesus sayde vnto him: before the cocke crowe twyse, thou shalt denye me thre tymes. And he beganne to wepe.