And it came to pass, when Jesus finished all these words, he said to his disciples,
`Ye have known that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified.'
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;
and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill [him],
and they said, `Not in the feast, that there may not be a tumult among the people.'
And Jesus having been in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat).
And having seen [it], his disciples were much displeased, saying, `To what purpose [is] this waste?
for this ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.'
And Jesus having known, said to them, `Why do ye give trouble to the woman? for a good work she wrought for me;
for the poor always ye have with you, and me ye have not always;
for she having put this ointment on my body -- for my burial she did [it].
Verily I say to you, Wherever this good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, what this [one] did shall also be spoken of -- for a memorial of her.'
Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said,
`What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' and they weighed out to him thirty silverlings,
and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.
And on the first [day] of the unleavened food came the disciples near to Jesus, saying to him, `Where wilt thou [that] we may prepare for thee to eat the passover?'
and he said, `Go away to the city, unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher saith, My time is nigh; near thee I keep the passover, with my disciples;'
and the disciples did as Jesus appointed them, and prepared the passover.
And evening having come, he was reclining (at meat) with the twelve,
and while they are eating, he said, `Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.'
And being grieved exceedingly, they began to say to him, each of them, `Is it I, Sir?'
And he answering said, `He who did dip with me the hand in the dish, he will deliver me up;
the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but wo to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up! good it were for him if that man had not been born.'
And Judas -- he who delivered him up -- answering said, `Is it I, Rabbi?' He saith to him, `Thou hast said.'
And while they were eating, Jesus having taken the bread, and having blessed, did brake, and was giving to the disciples, and said, `Take, eat, this is my body;'
and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, `Drink ye of it -- all;
for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out -- to remission of sins;
and I say to you, that I may not drink henceforth on this produce of the vine, till that day when I may drink it with you new in the reign of my Father.'
And having sung a hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives;
then saith Jesus to them, `All ye shall be stumbled at me this night; for it hath been written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad;
but, after my having risen, I will go before you to Galilee.'
And Peter answering said to him, `Even if all shall be stumbled at thee, I will never be stumbled.'
Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'
Peter saith to him, `Even if it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee;' in like manner also said all the disciples.
Then come with them doth Jesus to a place called Gethsemane, and he saith to the disciples, `Sit ye here, till having gone away, I shall pray yonder.'
And having taken Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be very heavy;
then saith he to them, `Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'
And having gone forward a little, he fell on his face, praying, and saying, `My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou.'
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and he saith to Peter, `So! ye were not able one hour to watch with me!
watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
Again, a second time, having gone away, he prayed, saying, `My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me except I drink it, Thy will be done;'
and having come, he findeth them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
And having left them, having gone away again, he prayed a third time, saying the same word;
then cometh he unto his disciples, and saith to them, `Sleep on henceforth, and rest! lo, the hour hath come nigh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of sinners.
Rise, let us go; lo, he hath come nigh who is delivering me up.'
And while he is yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve did come, and with him a great multitude, with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
And he who did deliver him up did give them a sign, saying, `Whomsoever I will kiss, it is he: lay hold on him;'
and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, `Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;
and Jesus said to him, `Comrade, for what art thou present?' Then having come near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took hold on him.
And lo, one of those with Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the chief priest, he took off his ear.
Then saith Jesus to him, `Turn back thy sword to its place; for all who did take the sword, by the sword shall perish;
dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
how then may the Writings be fulfilled, that thus it behoveth to happen?'
In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, `As against a robber ye did come forth, with swords and sticks, to take me! daily with you I was sitting teaching in the temple, and ye did not lay hold on me;
but all this hath come to pass, that the Writings of the prophets may be fulfilled;' then all the disciples, having left him, fled.
And those laying hold on Jesus led [him] away unto Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together,
and Peter was following him afar off, unto the court of the chief priest, and having gone in within, he was sitting with the officers, to see the end.
And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
and they did not find; and many false witnesses having come near, they did not find; and at last two false witnesses having come near,
said, `This one said, I am able to throw down the sanctuary of God, and after three days to build it.'
And the chief priest having stood up, said to him, `Nothing thou dost answer! what do these witness against thee?
and Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, `I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou mayest say to us, if thou art the Christ -- the Son of God.'
Jesus saith to him, `Thou hast said; nevertheless I say to you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power, and coming upon the clouds, of the heaven.'
Then the chief priest rent his garments, saying, -- `He hath spoken evil; what need have we yet of witnesses? lo, now ye heard his evil speaking;
what think ye?' and they answering said, `He is worthy of death.'
Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,
saying, `Declare to us, O Christ, who he is that struck thee?'
And Peter without was sitting in the court, and there came near to him a certain maid, saying, `And thou wast with Jesus of Galilee!'
And he denied before all, saying, `I have not known what thou sayest.'
And he having gone forth to the porch, another female saw him, and saith to those there, `And this one was with Jesus of Nazareth;'
and again did he deny with an oath -- `I have not known the man.'
And after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, `Truly thou also art of them, for even thy speech doth make thee manifest.'
Then began he to anathematise, and to swear -- `I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,
and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him -- `Before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me;' and having gone without, he did weep bitterly.
And morning having come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put him to death;
and having bound him, they did lead away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying,
`I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, `What -- to us? thou shalt see!'
and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.
And the chief priests having taken the silverlings, said, `It is not lawful to put them to the treasury, seeing it is the price of blood;'
and having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers;
therefore was that field called, `Field of blood,' unto this day.
Then was fulfilled that spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, `And I took the thirty silverlings, the price of him who hath been priced, whom they of the sons of Israel did price,
and gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord did appoint to me.'
And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor did question him, saying, `Art thou the king of the Jews!' And Jesus said to him, `Thou sayest.'
And in his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not answer any thing,
then saith Pilate to him, `Dost thou not hear how many things they witness against thee?'
And he did not answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor did wonder greatly.
And at the feast the governor had been accustomed to release one to the multitude, a prisoner, whom they willed,
and they had then a noted prisoner, called Barabbas,
they therefore having been gathered together, Pilate said to them, `Whom will ye I shall release to you? Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?'
for he had known that because of envy they had delivered him up.
And as he is sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent unto him, saying, `Nothing -- to thee and to that righteous one, for many things did I suffer to-day in a dream because of him.'
And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;
and the governor answering said to them, `Which of the two will ye [that] I shall release to you?' And they said, `Barabbas.'
Pilate saith to them, `What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?' They all say to him, `Let be crucified!'
And the governor said, `Why, what evil did he?' and they were crying out the more, saying, `Let be crucified.'
And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, `I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye -- ye shall see;'
and all the people answering said, `His blood [is] upon us, and upon our children!'
Then did he release to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered [him] up that he may be crucified;
then the soldiers of the governor having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, did gather to him all the band;
and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,
and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put [it] on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, `Hail, the king of the Jews.'
And having spit on him, they took the reed, and were smiting on his head;
and when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify [him].
And coming forth, they found a man, a Cyrenian, by name Simon: him they impressed that he might bear his cross;
and having come to a place called Golgotha, that is called Place of a Skull,
they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall, and having tasted, he would not drink.
And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting a lot, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the prophet, `They divided my garments to themselves, and over my vesture they cast a lot;'
and sitting down, they were watching him there,
and they put up over his head, his accusation written, `This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.'
Then crucified with him are two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left,
and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,
and saying, `Thou that art throwing down the sanctuary, and in three days building [it], save thyself; if Son thou art of God, come down from the cross.'
And in like manner also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, said,
`Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;
he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said -- Son of God I am;'
with the same also the robbers, who were crucified with him, were reproaching him.
And from the sixth hour darkness came over all the land unto the ninth hour,
and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, `My God, my God, why didst Thou forsake me?'
And certain of those standing there having heard, said -- `Elijah he doth call;'
and immediately, one of them having run, and having taken a spunge, having filled [it] with vinegar, and having put [it] on a reed, was giving him to drink,
but the rest said, `Let alone, let us see if Elijah doth come -- about to save him.'
And Jesus having again cried with a great voice, yielded the spirit;
and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,
and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,
and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were exceedingly afraid, saying, `Truly this was God's Son.'
And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,
among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
And evening having come, there came a rich man, from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled to Jesus,
he having gone near to Pilate, asked for himself the body of Jesus; then Pilate commanded the body to be given back.
And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,
and laid it in his new tomb, that he hewed in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, he went away;
and there were there Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over-against the sepulchre.
And on the morrow that is after the preparation, were gathered together the chief priests, and the Pharisees, unto Pilate,
saying, `Sir, we have remembered that that deceiver said while yet living, After three days I do rise;
command, then, the sepulchre to be made secure till the third day, lest his disciples, having come by night, may steal him away, and may say to the people, He rose from the dead, and the last deceit shall be worse than the first.'
And Pilate said to them, `Ye have a watch, go away, make secure -- as ye have known;'
and they, having gone, did make the sepulchre secure, having sealed the stone, together with the watch.
And on the eve of the sabbaths, at the dawn, toward the first of the sabbaths, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre,
and lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,
and his countenance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow,
and from the fear of him did the keepers shake, and they became as dead men.
And the messenger answering said to the women, `Fear not ye, for I have known that Jesus, who hath been crucified, ye seek;
he is not here, for he rose, as he said; come, see the place where the Lord was lying;
and having gone quickly, say ye to his disciples, that he rose from the dead; and lo, he doth go before you to Galilee, there ye shall see him; lo, I have told you.'
And having gone forth quickly from the tomb, with fear and great joy, they ran to tell to his disciples;
and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, `Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.
Then saith Jesus to them, `Fear ye not, go away, tell to my brethren that they may go away to Galilee, and there they shall see me.'
And while they are going on, lo, certain of the watch having come to the city, told to the chief priests all the things that happened,
and having been gathered together with the elders, counsel also having taken, they gave much money to the soldiers,
saying, `Say ye, that his disciples having come by night, stole him -- we being asleep;
and if this be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and you keep free from anxiety.'
And they, having received the money, did as they were taught, and this account was spread abroad among Jews till this day.
And the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mount where Jesus appointed them,
and having seen him, they bowed to him, but some did waver.
And having come near, Jesus spake to them, saying, `Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth;
having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'
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