The Book of Matthew, The Structure of The Book As A Whole
Matthew 26:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished
all these sayings, he
said unto his disciples,
2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the Passover, and the Son
of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of
the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
5 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment,
and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose
is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for
she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever's this gospel shall be preached in the
whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a
memorial of her.
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?
And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to
Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the
18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master
saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my
The first day = The eating of the Passover took
place on the fourteenth of Nisan.
The fifteenth was the high Sabbath, the first
day of the feast.
Where . . . ? This question shows that the date
was the fourteenth of Nisan.
17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are
all partakers of
that one bread.
Matthew 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath Day.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the
This would be called the last supper =
Christ our Passover is
sacrificed for us
1 Corinthians 5:3
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in
spirit, have judged already, as though I were
present, concerning him that hath so done this
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye
are gathered together, and my spirit, with the
power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the
destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be
saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a
little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may
be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even
Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
1 Corinthians 10:16 The
cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the
Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
Bread for communion of the body of Christ
20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you
shall betray me.
22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto
him, Lord, is it I?
23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the
same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him but woe unto that man by whom
the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been
25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said
unto him, Thou hast said.
26 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.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the
remission of sins.
29 But 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.
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31 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.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of
thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock
crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.
Likewise also said all the disciples.
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto
the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be
sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:
tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my
Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I
will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto
Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this
cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the
saying the same words.
45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now,
and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is
betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
47 And while he yet spake, lo,
Judas, one of the twelve, came, and
with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and
elders of the people.
48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever
kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.
49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed
50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came
they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his
hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote
off his ear.
Psalm 41:9 Yea,
mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,
which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his
heel against me.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for
all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Struck a servant of the high priest's, Peter smote
off his ear
John 18:10 Then Simon Peter having a
sword drew it, and smote the high priest's
servant, and cut off his right ear. The
servant's name was Malchus.
53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall
presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as
against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you
teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that
thus it must be
56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to
Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and
went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false
witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet
found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of
God, and to build it in three days.
At the last came two false
62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him,
Answerest thou nothing?
what is it which these witness against thee?
At the last came two false
Jesus answered and said
unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three
days I will raise it up.
63 But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto
him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the
Christ, the Son of God.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was
afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is
brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a
sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth
not his mouth.
Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and
from judgment: and who shall declare his
generation? for he was cut off out of the land
of the living: for the transgression of my
people was he stricken.
64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you,
Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and
coming in the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken
blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his
66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.
The high priest rent his clothes, saying, He
hath spoken blasphemy
67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him
with the palms of their hands,
68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
69 Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him,
saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
70 But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou
71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and
said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of
72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to
Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man.
And immediately the cock crew.
75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him,
the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee,
That this night, before the cock crow, thou
shalt deny me thrice.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
• Study the book:
(A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt
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Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh
his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.