This PDF is a compilation of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Specifically, it is a combination of verses about the Last Supper, the Savior’s time in Gethsemane, and his betrayal by Judas.
As a Mormon, I believe in Jesus Christ. And like all Christians, I have found great joy in reading from the Holy Bible. Some of my favorite passages are found within the Four Gospels of The New Testament. I love the unique perspectives each of the four gospel writers brings to the life of Jesus Christ.
Sometimes, these different perspectives can cause confusion or even appear contradictory. Because of this, I thought it would be fun to bring all the texts together into one combined document. In Part 1, I present the events of the Last Supper, the Savior in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. I’ve included a portion of the text below, but to get the full effect, you should read the color-coded version. You can download the full, color-coded version PDF here.
As I note in the introduction of the PDF, I’m not a scholar. This is merely a labor of love–a fun study project that I hope others will enjoy. You may not agree with the way I’ve placed certain events, but that’s fine. In the end, I didn’t change the text. If I had to add a word to connect two verses, I did so with brackets. Because verses have been combined, original verse numbers were removed.
This is Part 1 of 3. Check back soon for the other compilations which will present the trial of the Savior, his crucifixion, and his resurrection.
Part 1: The Last Supper and Betrayal (Excerpt)
Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. [And] Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.And it came to pass [that] Jesus said unto his disciples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
And the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. [And they] assembled together unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people; for they feared the people.
Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious spikenard ointment; and she brake the box and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, Why 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.
When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? Let her alone; for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
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 the burying.
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.
Then entered Satan into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray [Jesus] unto them; and [he] said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And he promised, and from that time he sought opportunity how he might conveniently betray [Jesus] unto them in the absence of the multitude.
Now [on] the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, [Peter and John] came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover?
And he said, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, My time is at hand; Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them; and they made ready the Passover.
And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: Verily 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.
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 which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
And after supper he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.
And he said unto them, this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Then cometh he to Simon Peter, and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
And there was a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.
And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so; but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at meat? But I am among you as he that serveth.
Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
But, behold, I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
And truly, the Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! Good were it for that man if he had never been born.
Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. And they began to be exceeding sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Lord, is it I? And another said, Is it I? And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
Jesus answered, It is one of the twelve, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
And after the sop Satan entered into [Judas, and he] answered and said, Master, is it I? [Jesus] said unto him, Thou hast said. That thou doest, do quickly.
Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
He then having received the sop went immediately out; and it was night.
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake?
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
And [Peter] said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
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. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
But Peter said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
And Jesus saith unto him, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
But Peter spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said all the disciples.
And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors; for the things concerning me have an end.
And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.