Matthew 26

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Matthew 26
Papyrus 37 - recto.jpg
Gospel of Matthew 26:19-37 on the recto side of Papyrus 37, from c. AD. 260.
Book Gospel of Matthew
Bible part New Testament
Order in the Bible part 1
Category Gospel
Matthew 26:38-52 on the verso side of Papyrus 37, from ~ AD 260

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:


Matthew 26:7-8, 10, 14-15 on Papyrus 64, also known as Magdalen papyrus, from c. AD 50-70.
Matthew 26:29-35 on Papyrus 53, from 3rd century.
Matthew 26:52-69 on Codex Ephraemi (~ AD 450) in Tischendorf's facsimile edition (1843).

Matthew 26:2[edit]

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.

Matthew 26:36-46[edit]

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Preceded by
Matthew 25
Chapters of the New Testament
Gospel of Matthew
Succeeded by
Matthew 27