1 BUT the feast of the Phatiree, which is called Petscha, drew on.
2 And the chief priests and the Sophree sought how they might kill him; for they feared from the people.
3 But Satana entered into Jihuda called Scarjuta, who was of the number of the twelve.
4 And he went, and spoke with the chief priests, and the Sophree, and the chief authorities of the temple, how he would deliver him to them.
5 And they were glad, and confirmed to give him silver.
6 And he promised to them, and sought him opportunity to betray him apart from the multitude.
7 And the day of unleavened bread came, on which it was the custom to slay the petscha.
8 And Jeshu sent Kipha and Juchanon, and said to them, Go prepare for us the petscha, that we may eat.
9 But they said to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
10 He saith to them, When, you have entered into the city, a man meeteth you, bearing a pitcher of waters; go after him, and when he hath gone in,
11 say to the lord of the house, Our Master saith, Is there a dining-place where I may eat the petscha with my disciples?
12 And he will show you a certain large upper chamber which is furnished: there make ready.
13 And they went, and found as he had told them: and they prepared the petscha.
14 And when it was time, Jeshu came and reclined, and the twelve apostles with him.
15 And he said to them, With desire have I desired to eat this petscha with you before I suffer:
16 for I tell you that from henceforth I shall not eat it, until it shall have been fulfilled in the kingdom of Aloha.
17 And he took the cup, and praised, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
18 for I tell you that I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of Aloha shall have come.
19 And he took bread, and praised, and brake, and gave to them, and said, This is my body which for you is given: this do in my memory.
20 And thus also respecting the cup, when, after they had supped, he said, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which for you is shed.
21 Nevertheless, the hand of him who betrayeth me is on the table.
22 And the Son of man goeth, as he was set apart: nevertheless woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!
23 And they began to inquire among themselves, who it was of them who this should do.
24 But there was also a contention among them, who of them was the greatest.
25 And Jeshu said to them, The kings of the Gentiles are their lords; and they who exercise authority over them, doers of good are called.
26 But you, not so: yea, he who is great among you, let him be as the least; and he who is chief, as one who serveth.
27 For who is greatest, he who reclineth, or he who serveth? Is not he who reclineth? But I am among you as he who serveth.
28 You are they who have remained with me in my temptations.
29 And I promise to you, as hath promised to me my Father, a kingdom;
30 that you may eat and drink at the table in my kingdom, and may sit upon thrones, and judge the twelve tribes of Isroel.
31 AND Jeshu said to Shemun, Shemun, behold, Satana, demandeth to sift thee as wheat;
32 but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith may not fail: and thou also, in the time that thou art converted, confirm thy brethren.
33 But Shemun said to him, My Lord, with thee I am prepared, and for the house of the bound, and for death.
34 Jeshu saith to him, I tell thee, Shemun, that the cock will not crow to-day, till three times thou hast denied that thou knowest me.
35 And he said to them, When I sent you without purse, or scrip, or shoes, was any thing wanting to you? They say to him, Nothing.
36 He saith to them, Henceforth, he who hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip also; and he who hath not a sword, let him sell his garment and buy a sword.
37 For I tell you also, that what is written must be fulfilled in me, that with the transgressors he was numbered: for all which concerns me must be accomplished.
38 And they say to him, Our Lord, behold, here are two swords. He saith to them, They suffice.
39 And he came forth, and went, as he was used, to the mount of the Place of Olives; and his disciples also went after him.
40 And when come unto the spot, he said to them, Pray that you enter not into temptation.
41 And he removed from them as (about the distance of) a stone's throw, and bowed the knee, and prayed,
42 and said, Father, if thou wilt, let this cup pass: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done.
43 And an angel appeared to him from heaven, who strengthened him.
44 And being in terror, more vehemently he prayed, and his sweat was as drops of blood, and fell upon the ground.
45 And he arose from prayer, and came to his disciples, and found them asleep, from sorrow.
46 And he said to them, Why sleep you? arise and pray, that you enter not into temptation.
47 And as he was speaking, behold a multitude, and behold him who was called Jihuda, one of the twelve, coming before them, and he came nigh to Jeshu, and kissed him: for this was the sign he had given to them, He whom I shall kiss is he.
48 Jeshu saith to him, Jihuda, with the kiss betrayest thou the Son of man?
49 But when they who were with him saw what was done, they say to him, Our Lord, shall we strike with the sword?
50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and took off his right ear.
51 Jeshu answered and said, It sufficeth until this; and he touched his ear which he had struck, and healed it.
52 And Jeshu said to them who had come against him, the chief priests, and elders, and the chiefs of the forces of the temple, As against a thief are you come forth against me, with swords and clubs to take me?
53 Every day with you have I been in the temple, and you did not stretch forth upon me (your) hands; but this is your hour and the power of darkness.
54 And they took (and) brought him to the house of the chief of the priests; and Shemun came after him from afar.
55 Now they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sitting around it, and Shemun also sat with them.
56 And a certain damsel saw him as he sat by the fire, and, looking at him, she said, This also was with him.
57 But he denied, and said, Woman, I know him not.
58 And after a little while, another saw him, and said, Thou also art of them. But Kipha said, I am not.
59 And after one hour another contended and said, Assuredly this also was with him, for he is also a Galiloya.
60 Kipha saith, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And at once, while he was speaking, the cock crew.
61 And Jeshu turned, and looked upon Kipha; and Shemun remembered his word which our Lord had spoken to him, that before the cock shall crow thou wilt have denied me three times.
62 And Shemun went without and wept bitterly.
63 And the men who held Jeshu mocked him,
64 and veiled him, and they struck him upon the face, saying, Prophesy, who struck thee.
65 And many other things they blasphemed and spake against him.
66 AND when it dawned, the elders and chief priests and the Sophree came together, and took him into the house of their assembly; saying to him,
67 Art thou the Meshicha? tell us. He saith to them, Should I tell you, you would not believe me;
68 and were I to ask you, you would not return me a word, nor release me.
69 Henceforth the Son of man sitteth at the right hand of the power of Aloha.
70 Then said they all, Thou art, then, the Son of Aloha? Jeshu saith to them, You say that I am.
71 They say, Why yet need we witnesses? for we have heard from his mouth.