1 BUT after two days was the Petscha of unleavened cakes: and the chief priests and the Sophree sought how with guile they might apprehend and kill him.
2 And they said, Not on the festival, lest there be a commotion among the people.
3 And when he was at Bethania in the house of Shemun the leper, as he reclined, there came a woman who had with her a vase of the balsam of the choicest nard of great prices; and she opened it, and poured it upon the head of Jeshu.
4 But there were men of the disciples who were displeased among themselves, and said, Why make destruction of this balsam?
5 for it could have been sold for more than three hundred dinoreen, and given to the poor. And they were angry with her.
6 But he, Jeshu, said, Let her alone; why do you trouble her? A good work hath she wrought upon me.
7 For in all time you have the poor with you, and, when you will, you can do them good; but I am not at all time with you.
8 (With) that which was hers she hath done this, and beforehand as for the funeral she hath anointed my body.
9 And Amen I say to you, That wheresoever my gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this also which she hath now done shall be told in memorial of her.
10 But Jihuda Scarjuta, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray Jeshu to them:
11 and they when they had heard rejoiced, and promised silver to give him. And he sought to him opportunity to betray him.
12 And the first day of the unleavened bread, in which the Jihudoyee sacrifice the Petscha, the disciples say to him, Where wilt thou that we go to prepare for thee to eat the Petscha?
13 And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go to the city, and, observe, a man meeteth you bearing a vessel of waters. Go after him;
14 and when he hath entered, say to the house-lord, Our Master saith, Where is the place of feasting, where I can eat with my disciples the Petscha?
15 And, behold, he showeth you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
16 And the disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had told them: and they prepared the Petscha.
17 And when it was evening he came with his twelve.
18 And as they reclined and ate, Jeshu said to them, Amen I tell you, That one of you who eateth with me shall betray me.
19 But they began to be sad, and said to him one, one, Is it I?
20 But he said to them, One of the twelve who dippeth with me in the dish.
21 And the Son of man goeth, as it is written concerning him; but woe to that man by whom is betrayed the Son of man! It had been better for that man if he had not been born.
22 And while they were eating, Jeshu took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them, and said to them, Take; this is my body.
23 And he took the cup, and praised and blessed, and gave to them; and they drank of it, all of them.
24 And he said to them, This is my blood of the new Covenant, which for many is shed.
25 Amen I say to you, That again I will not drink from the fruit of the vine till that day in which I will drink it newly in the kingdom of Aloha.
26 And they praised, and went forth to the mount of Olives.
27 AND Jeshu said to them, All of you will be offended with me in this night: for it is written, I will strike the Shepherd, and scattered shall be his sheep.
28 But when I have arisen, I go before you into Galila.
29 Kipha saith to him, If all shall be offended with thee, yet I (will) not.
30 Jeshu saith to him, Amen I tell thee, That thou, to-day, in this (very) night, before the cock shall crow, three times wilt deny me.
31 But he the more said, If I shall die with thee, I will not deny thee, my Lord. And so also all of the disciples said.
32 And they came to the place which is called Gedsimon; and he said to his disciples, Sit here until I have prayed.
33 And he took with him Kipha and Jacub and Juchanon, and began to be sorrowful and agonized.
34 And he said to them, My soul is afflicted unto death; wait for me here, and be watchful.
35 And he removed a little, and fell upon the earth, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
36 And he said, Father, my Father, thou canst (do) every thing, cause to pass from me this cup: but not my will, but thine.
37 And he came and found them sleeping: and he said to Kipha, Shemun, dost thou sleep? couldst thou not one hour watch?
38 Be wakeful and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit is willing and ready, but the body is infirm.
39 And he went again, prayed, and said that word.
40 And he turned again, came and found them sleeping, because their eyes were made heavy, and they knew not what to say to him.
41 And he came three times (the third time), and said to them, Sleep on, and be at rest. The end approacheth, and the hour cometh, and, behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
42 Arise, we will go; behold, he draweth nigh who betrayeth me.
43 And while he was speaking, Jihuda Scarjuta, one of the twelve, came, and with him a multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the Sophree and the elders.
44 And the traitor who betrayed had given to them a sign, and said, He whom I shall kiss is He: take him carefully and lead him.
45 And immediately he approached, and said to him, Rabi, Rabi, and kissed him.
46 Then they laid on him their hands and seized him.
47 But one of those who stood drew a sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and took off his ear.
48 But Jeshu answered and said to them, As against a robber are you come out against me, with swords and with staves to apprehend me?
49 Every day with you was I teaching in the temple, and ye did not take me; but to fulfil the scriptures this is done.
50 Then his disciples forsook him and fled.
51 But a certain youth followed him, and he was covered (with) a linen cloth, naked; and they laid hold on him:
52 but he left the linen cloth, and escaped naked.
53 And they led Jeshu to Kaiapha, chief of the priests: and were gathered together to him all the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
54 But Shemun from afar came after him, until within the court of the chief of the priests: and he sat with the servants, and warmed (himself) at the fire.
55 But the chief priests and all the assembly of them sought against Jeshu testimony to put him to death, but they found not.
56 For when many bore witness against him, their testimonies were not equal.
57 But men rose up against him, witnesses of falsehood, and said,
58 We heard him say, I dissolve this temple which is made with hands, and in three days I build another not made with hands.
59 But neither so was their testimony equal.
60 And the chief of the priests arose in the midst, and questioned Jeshu, and said, Returnest thou no answer? what witness against thee these?
61 But Jeshu was silent, and answered him nothing. And again the chief of the priests demanded, and said, Art thou the Meshicha, the Son of the Blessed?
62 And he, Jeshu, said to him, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming upon the clouds of heaven.
63 Then the chief of the priests tore his robe, and said, Why now seek we witnesses?
64 Behold, from his own lips you have heard the blasphemy: how is it seen by you? And they all judged that he was guilty of death.
65 And some began to spit on his person, and they struck him on his face, and did buffet him, saying, Prophesy! and the servitors struck him upon his cheeks.
66 And Shemun being below in the court, there came a certain damsel of the chief of the priests.
67 She saw him as he warmed (himself), and knew him, saying to him, Thou also wast with Jeshu Natsroia.
68 But he denied, and said, I know not what thou sayest. And he went without into the vestibule; and the cock crew.
69 And again that damsel saw him, and she began to say to those who were standing, This man is also of them.
70 But he again denied. And after a little while those who stood said to Kipha, Assuredly thou art from them, for thou art also a Galiloia, and thy speech is similar.
71 But he began to imprecate and to swear, I know not this man of whom thou speakest. And in the hour the cock crew the second time.
72 And Shemun remembered the word that Jeshu had spoken to him, That before the cock should crow twice, three times thou shalt deny me. And he began to weep.