(From: MATTHEW #43 - 26:1-35)
XXI. 26:1-28:20 EVENTS PRIOR TO CRUCIFIXION, RESURRECTION AND COMMISSION
A. 26:1-5 THE CRUCIFIXION PLOTTED
1. 26:1-2 JESUS PROPHESIES HIS CRUCIFIXION THE THIRD TIME
Kai eGEne-to, HOte eTEle-sen  ho IeSOUS PANtas tous LOgous TOUtous,
And it came to pass, when :Jesus finished all these :words,
EIpen tois ma-theTAIS auTOU, OIda-te HOti meTA DUo heMEras to PAscha GI-ne-tai,
he said to his :disciples, 2You know that after two days the passover comes,
kai ho huiOS tou anTHROpou pa-raDIdo-tai eis to stau-roTHEnai .
and the Son of :man is delivered up to be crucified.
2. 26:3-5 LEADERS PLOT TO KILL JESUS
a. 26:3-4 KILLING BY SUBTLETY
TOte suNECHthe-san hoi ar-chi-eREIS, kai hoi presBUte-roi tou laOU,
Then were gathered the chief priests, and the elders of the people,
eis ten auLEN tou ar-chi-eREos tou le-goMEnou KaiApha; kai su-ne-bouLEUsan-to 
to the court of the high priest :called Caiaphas; and they took counsel together
HIna ton IeSOUN DOlokraTEso-sin , kai a-pokTEIno-sin .
that they might take :Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
b. 26:5 But they said, Not during the feast, that no tumult arise among the people.
Ele-gon de, Meen te he-orTE, HIna me THOru-bos GEne-tai en tolaO.
B. 26:6-16 JUDAS' PART IN THE PLOT
1. 26:6-13 BETHANY ANOINTING: HOUSE OF SIMON THE LEPER
a. 20:6-7 PREPARATION FOR ANOINTING OF JESUS
Tou de IeSOU ge-noMEnou en Be-thaNIa, en oiKIa SImo-nos tou lePROU,
Now when :Jesus was in Bethany, in Simon the leper's house,
proSELthen auTO guNEEchou-sa aLAba-stron MUrou 
7a woman came to him having an alabaster cruseof exceeding
ba-ruTImou , kai kaTEche-en  ePI tes ke-phaLES auTOU, a-na-keiMEnou .
precious ointment, and poured it upon his :head, as he sat at meat.
b. 26:8 But the disciples seeing itwere indignant, saying, For what isthis :waste?
iDONtes de hoi ma-theTAI e-gaNAKte-san , LEgon-tes, Eis ti heaPOlei-a HAUte?
c. 26:9 For this should have been sold for much, and given to thepoor.
eDUna-to gar TOUto praTHEnai polLOU, kai doTHEnai ptoCHOIS .
d. 26:10 JESUS JUSTIFIES HER ACTIONS
gnous de ho IeSOUS EIpen auTOIS Ti KOpous  paREche-te  te gu-naiKI?
But :Jesus perceiving itsaid to them Why do you trouble the woman?
ERgon gar kaLON erGAsa-to  eis eME.
for she has worked a good work upon me.
e. 26:11 For you have the poor always with yourselves; but you do not always have me.
PANto-te gar tous ptoCHOUS Eche-te meth' he-auTON; eME de ou PANto-te Eche-te.
f. 26:12 For in that she poured this :ointment upon my :body, she did it to prepare me for :burial.
baLOUsa  gar HAUte to MUron TOUto ePI tou SOmaTOS mou, pros to en-ta-phiAsai me ePOIe-sen.
g. 26:13 A REMARKABLE PROPHECY
aMEN LEgo huMIN, HOpou eAN ke-ruchTHE  to eu-agGEli-on TOUto en HOlo to KOSmo,
Amen I say unto you, Wherever this :gospel shall be preached in the whole world,
la-leTHEse-tai kai ho ePOIe-sen HAUte eis mneMOsu-non  auTES.
what this woman has done shall also be spoken of for a memorial of her.
2. 26:14-16 JUDAS PREPAID TO BETRAY JESUS
a. 26:14-15a JUDAS PLANS BETRAYAL OF JESUS
TOte po-reuTHEIS heis ton DOde-ka, ho leGOme-nos IOUdas Is-ka-riOtes,
Then one of the twelve, the onecalled Judas Iscariot,
pros tous ar-chi-eREIS, EIpen,
went unto the chief priests, 15andsaid,
Ti THEleTE moi DOUnai, ka' 'GO huMIN pa-raDOso  auTON?
What are you willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you?
b. 26:15b And they weighed him thirty silver-pieces.
hoi de Este-san auTOtriAkon-ta arGUri-a .
c. 26:16 And from then onhe sought opportunity to deliver him.
kai aPO TOte eZEtei eu-kaiRIan HIna auTON pa-raDO.
C. 26:17-35 PASSOVER SUPPER TO MOUNT OF OLIVES
1. 26:17-19 JESUS INSTRUCTS FOR KEEPING OF PASSOVER
a. 26:17 QUESTION OF DISCIPLES
Te de PROte ton aZUmon  proSELthon hoi ma-theTAI to IeSOU,
Now on the first of the unleavened daysthe disciples came to :Jesus,
LEgon-tes, Pou THEleis he-toMAsoMEN  soi phaGEIN to PAScha?
saying, Where will you thatwe make ready for you to eat the passover?
b. 26:18 RESPONSE OF JESUS
ho de EIpen, HuPAge-te eis ten POlin pros ton DEIna , kai EIpa-te auTO,
And he said, Go into the city to :such a one, and say to him,
Ho diDAska-los LEgei, Ho kaiROS  mou egGUS es-tin;
The Teacher says, My season is at hand;
pros se poiO to PAScha meTA ton ma-theTON mou.
I keep the passover at your housewith my :disciples.
c. 26:19 And the disciples did as :Jesus appointed them; and made ready the passover.
kai ePOIe-san hoi ma-theTAI hos sunNEta-xen auTOIS ho IeSOUS; kai heTOIma-san  to PAScha.
2. 26:20-25 JESUS FORETELLS HIS BETRAYER
a. 26:20-21 IT WILL BE ONE OF THE TWELVE
O-PSIas de ge-noMEnes, aNEkei-to  meTA ton DOde-ka ma-theTON;
Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve;
kai es-thiONton auTON, EIpen, A-MEN LEgo huMIN, HOti heis ex huMON pa-raDOsei  me.
21and as they were eating, he said, Amen I say unto you, that one of you shall deliver me up.
b. 26:22 And they, exceeding sorrowful, began each to say to him, Is it I, Lord?
kai luPOUme-noi  SPHOdra , ERxan-to LEgein auTO heis HEka-stos, MEti eGO ei-mi, KUri-e?
c. 26:23 THE SIGN OF THE BETRAYER
ho de a-po-kriTHEIS EIpen, Ho emBApsas  met' eMOU ten CHEIra en to truBLIo ,
And he answered andsaid, Who dipped the hand with me in the dish,
HOU-TOS me pa-raDOsei.
the same shall deliver me up.
d. 26:24 FEARFUL PROSPECT FOR THE IMPENITENT
ho men huiOS tou anTHROpou huPAgei, kaTHOS GEgrap-tai peRI auTOU: ouAI  de
The Son of :man goes, even as is written of him: but woe
to anTHROpo eKEIno di' hou ho huiOS tou anTHROpou pa-raDIdo-tai;
to that :man through whom the Son of :man is delivered up;
kaLON en auTO ei ouk e-genNEthe ho ANthro-pos eKEInos.
good were it for him if that :man had not been born.
e. 26:25a And Judas, who delivered him up, answered andsaid, Is it I, Rabbei?
a-po-kriTHEIS de IOUdas, ho pa-ra-diDOUS auTON, EIpen, MEti eGOei-mi, 'rabBEI?
f. 26:25b He says to him, You have said. LEgei auTO, Su EIpas.
3. 26:26-29 INSTITUTION OF LORD'S SUPPER
a. 26:26 THE PASSOVER LAMB: A TYPE OF JESUS' BODY
Es-thiONton de auTON, laBON ho IeSOUS ARton, kai eu-loGEsas , Ekla-sen ;
And as they were eating, :Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it;
kai dous tois ma-theTAIS, EIpen, LAbe-te, PHAge-te; TOU-TOes-tin to SO-MA mou.
and gave to the disciples, andsaid, Take, eat; this is my :body.
b. 26:27-28 THE CUP: A TYPE OF JESUS' BLOOD
kai laBON poTEri-on, kai eu-cha-riSTEsas , Edo-ken auTOIS, LEgon,
And he took a cup, and gave thanks, andgave to them, saying,
PIe-te ex auTOU PANtes; TOUto GAR es-tin to HAI-MA  mou tes di-aTHEkes ,
All youdrink of it; 28for this is my :blood of the covenant,
to peRI polLON ek-chunNOme-non  eis Aphe-sin  ha-mar-tiON .
:poured out for many unto remission of sins.
c. 26:29 GOD'S KINGDOM: THE NEXT APPOINTMENT FOR PARTAKING
LEgo de huMIN, ou me PIo ap' ARti ek TOUtou tou geNEma-tos  tes amPElou ,
But I say unto you, I shall not drink henceforth of this :fruit of the vine,
HEos tes heMEras eKEInes HOtan auTO PIno meth' huMON kaiNONen te ba-siLEIa tou paTROS mou.
till that :day when I drink it new with you in my :Father's :kingdom.
4. 26:30 BENEDICTION HYMN - AND ON TO OLIVES
And having sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of :Olives.
Kai humNEsan-tes , eXELthon eis to Ores ton E-laiON .
5. 26:31-35 FORETELLS SCATTERING OF FLOCK AND PETER'S DENIAL
a. 26:31 A PROPHETIC WORD FOR JESUS' DISCIPLES
TOte LEgei auTOIS ho IeSOUS, PANtes huMEIS skan-da-lisTHEses-the  en eMOI en te nukTI TAUte:
Then says :Jesus to them, All you shall stumble in me this :night:
GEgrap-tai gar, PaTAxo  ton poiMEna , kai di-a-skor-pisTHEson-tai ] ta PROba-ta tes POIMnes.
for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
b. 26:32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you into :Galilee.
meTA de to e-gerTHE-NAI me, proAxohuMAS eis ten Ga-liLAIan.
c. 26:33 PETER RASHLY VOWS
a-po-kriTHEIS de ho PEtros EIpen auTO,
But :Peter answered andsaid to him,
Ei PANtes skan-da-lisTHEson-tai en soi, eGO ouDEpo-te  skan-da-lisTHEso-mai.
If all shall stumble in you, I will never stumble.
d. 26:34 PROPHETIC WORD FOR PETER
Ephe auTO ho IeSOUS, A-MEN LEgo soi, HOti en TAUte te nukTI,
:Jesus said to him, Amen I say unto you, that this :night,
prin aLEKto-ra  phoNEsai , tris a-parNEse  me.
before the cock crow, you shall deny me thrice.
e. 26:35a :Peter says to him, Even if I must die with you, I shall in nowise deny you.
LEgei auTO ho PEtros, Ka' 'n DEe me sun soi a-po-thaNEIN, ou ME se a-parNEso-mai.
d. 26:35b Likewise also said all the disciples.
hoMOIos kai PANtes hoi ma-theTAI EIpan.
NOTE: It was possibly the anointing of Jesus in the house of Simon the leper that was the trigger setting Judas off to fulfill Scriptures at eternal loss to himself. When we are not fully committed to Jesus, it can be for us after three years of walking with Jesus in part, something like this that turns us away from Him. Note too that Judas with the eleven cast out demons and healed the sick - but just as Jesus warned at the close of the Sermon on the Mount - this does notguarantee that we truly know Him. Evangelists need to take care lest some fall short of making their calling and election sure.
Then see how possible it is for any of us to fall short like Peter, and deny our Lord! He did not like Judas lose his salvation, but he wept bitterly and had to have Jesus personally restore him after His resurrection.
So here we observe two ways of falling short: one irrevocably; the other with great embarrassment. In both cases, watching and praying as Jesus exhorted in the Garden, could have changed history. J.A.W.