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Matthew 26

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Book  Gospel of Matthew
Order in the Bible part  1
Bible part  New Testament
Category  Gospel
Matthew 26

Matthew 26 is the 26th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, part of the New Testament. This chapter covers the Jewish leaders' plot to kill Jesus, Judas Iscariot's agreement to betray Jesus to Caiphas, the Last Supper with the Twelve apostles and institution of the Eucharist, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane and the subsequent vindication of Jesus' predictions that one of the twelve will betray him and that he will be disowned by Peter.



This chapter is divided into 75 verses. The New King James Version organises the chapter as follows:

  • The Plot to Kill Jesus (Matthew 26:1–5)
  • The Anointing at Bethany (Matthew 26:6–13)
  • Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus (Matthew 26:14–16)
  • Jesus Celebrates Passover with His Disciples (Matthew 26:17–25)
  • Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26–30)
  • Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial (Matthew 26:31–35)
  • The Prayer in the Garden (Matthew 26:36–46)
  • Betrayal and Arrest in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:47–56)
  • Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin (Matthew 26:57–68)
  • Peter Denies Jesus, and Weeps Bitterly (Matthew 26:69–75)
  • Text

  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Papyrus 64 (Magdalen Papyrus) (~50-70; extant: verses 7-8, 10, 14-15)
  • Papyrus 37 (~260; extant: verses 19-37)
  • Papyrus 53 (3rd century; extant: verses 29-35)
  • Codex Vaticanus (325-350)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (330-360)
  • Codex Bezae (c. 400)
  • Codex Washingtonianus (c. 400)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (c. 450)
  • Codex Purpureus Rossanensis (6th century)
  • Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus (6th century; extant: verses 58-64)
  • Matthew 26:2

    The Jewish feast of the Passover began on the 15th of the month of Nisan. Matthew begins his narrative of the betrayal and death of Jesus two days before the Passover, i.e. 13th of Nisan.


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