1 The feast of unleavened bread was near. This is called the Passover.
2 The chief priests and the scribes searched for a way to put him to death. But they feared the people.
3 Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot. He was one of the twelve.
4 He went away to discuss with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver Jesus to them.
5 They were glad, and pledged to give him money.
6 He consented and looked for a way to deliver him to them in the absence of the crowd.
7 The day of unleavened bread came, on which the Passover must be sacrificed.
8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying: »Go make everything ready that we may eat the Passover.«
9 They asked him: »Where do you want us to get ready?«
10 He said: »When you enter the city a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house.
11 »Say to the master of the house: The teacher says; where is the guest chamber where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples?
12 »He will show you a large furnished upper room. Make it ready.«
13 They found things as he described them and they made things ready for the Passover.
14 When it was time he sat down with the apostles.
15 He said to them: »I have earnestly wanted to eat this Passover with you before I die.
16 »I tell you I will not eat it again until it takes place in the kingdom of God.«
17 He received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said: »Take this, and share it among yourselves.
18 »I say to you, I shall not drink from the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God comes.«
19 He gave thanks. Then he took the bread, broke it and gave it to them, saying: »This represents my body that is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.«
20 Then he took the cup saying: « This represents the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
21 »Look, he who betrays me is at the table.
22 »The Son of man indeed goes, as it has been determined. But woe to that man through whom he is betrayed!«
23 They questioned among themselves, which of them would do this thing.
24 Contention grew between them concerning which of them was the greatest.
25 He told them: »The kings of the nations have lordship over them. Those who have authority over them are called Benefactors.
26 »But you should not be this way. He who is the greater among you let him become as the younger. He that is chief among you is he who serves.
27 »Which is greater, he who sits and eats or he who serves? Is it he who sits and eats? However I am in the midst of you as he who serves.
28 »You have continued with me in my temptations.
29 »I assigned a kingdom to you just as my Father assigned it to me.
30 »Just as you eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 »Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat.
32 »I prayed for you that your faith would not fail. Once you have turned again strengthen your brothers.«
33 He said: »Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.«
34 Jesus said: »I tell you Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, until you deny that you know me three times.«
35 Speaking to them he asked: »When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?« They said: »Nothing.«
36 Now he said: »Take your purse and wallet. If you do not have a sword sell your cloak and buy one.
37 »I tell you that which is written must be fulfilled in me. He was numbered with transgressors for that which concerns me has fulfillment.«
38 They said: »Lord, here are two swords.« And he said to them: »It is enough.«
39 He went to the Mount of Olives as was his custom and the disciples also followed him.
40 When he arrived he said to them: »Pray that you do not enter into temptation.«
41 He went a short distance from them and kneeled down and prayed.
42 He prayed: »Father if it is your will remove this cup from me, nevertheless not my will, but your will be done.«
43 An angel came to him and gave him strength.
44 possible spurious text He was in agony and earnestly prayed. His sweat became, as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.
45 When he finished his prayer he went to the disciples, and found them sleeping because of their sorrow.
46 He said: »Why do you sleep? Arise and pray that you do not enter into temptation.«
47 As he spoke a crowd followed Judas, one of the twelve. They came to him. Judas approached Jesus and kissed him.
48 Jesus said to him: »Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?«
49 Those near him saw what happened and asked: »Lord shall we strike them with a sword?«
50 One of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51 Jesus said: »Do not do any more of this.« Then he touched his ear and healed him.
52 Jesus spoke to the chief priests, captains of the temple and elders who came against him: »Did you come as you would against a robber with swords and clubs?
53 »I was with you every day in the temple. Yet you did not lift a hand against me. This is your hour for this power of darkness.«
54 They seized him and led him away. They took him to the high priests house. Peter followed from a distance.
55 They kindled a fire in the midst of the court. They sat down together. Peter sat in the midst of them.
56 A servant girl saw him sitting by the light of the fire. She looked steadfastly upon him and said: »This man was also with him.«
57 He denied it saying: »Woman, I do not know him!«
58 After a little while another saw him, and said: »You are one of them.« Peter replied: »Man I am not!«
59 Another hour passed. Someone else said: »It is true this man was with him for he is a Galilean.«
60 Peter responded: »I do not know what you are talking about!« Immediately, while he spoke he heard the cockcrow.
61 The Lord turned and looked at Peter. Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him: »Before the cockcrow this day you will deny me three times.«
62 He left there and wept bitterly.
63 The men that held Jesus mocked him and beat him.
64 They blindfolded him, and asked him, saying: »Prophesy: who is it that struck you?«
65 They reviled him and spoke many things against him.
66 The next day the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together. They included chief priests and scribes. They led him away to their council, saying:
67 »If you are the Christ, tell us.« But he said to them: »If I tell you, you will not believe:
68 and if I ask you, you will not answer.«
69 »Soon the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.«
70 They all asked: »Are you the Son of God?« He said to them: »You say that I am.«
71 They responded: »What further need do we have for witnesses? We have heard this from his mouth.«