1 Now the Pesaḥ and Matstsoth was after two days. And the chief kohenim and the scribes were seeking how to take Him through treachery and put Him to death.
2 And they said, "Not at the Festival, lest there shall be an uproar of the people."
3 And while He was in Bĕyth Anyah in the house of Shimʽon the leper, and sitting at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of perfume, genuine nard, very costly. And breaking the flask she poured it on His head.
4 But there were some who were much displeased among themselves, and said, "Why was this perfume wasted?
5 "For it could have been sold for more than three hundred pieces of silver and given to the poor." And they were scolding her.
6 But יהושע said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me.
7 "For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you want, you are able do good to them. But you do not always have Me.
8 "What she had, she used. She took it beforehand to anoint My body for the burial.
9 "Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman did shall also be spoken of, to her remembrance."
10 And Yahuḏah from Qeriyoth, one of the twelve, went to the chief kohenim to deliver Him up to them.
11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him silver. And he was seeking how to deliver Him up, conveniently.
12 And on the first day of Matstsoth, when they were slaughtering the Pesaḥ, His talmidim said to Him, "Where do You want us to go and prepare, for You to eat the Pesaḥ?"
13 And He sent out two of His talmidim and said to them, "Go into the city, and there a man bearing a jar of water shall meet you, follow him.
14 "And wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, "Where is the guest room in which I am to eat the Pesaḥ with My talmidim?" '
15 "And he shall show you a large upper room, furnished, ready. Prepare for us there."
16 And His talmidim went out and came into the city, and found it as He said to them, and they prepared the Pesaḥ.
17 And evening having come, He came with the twelve.
18 And as they sat and ate, יהושע said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you who is eating with Me shall deliver Me up."
19 And they began to be grieved, and to say to Him one by one, "Is it I?" And another, "Is it I?"
20 And He answering, said to them, "It is one of the twelve, he who is dipping with Me in the dish.
21 "The Bĕn of Aḏam is indeed going, as it has been written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Bĕn of Aḏam is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."
22 And as they were eating, יהושע took bread, having baraḵ, broke it, gave it to them and said, "Take, eat, this is My body."
23 And taking the cup, giving thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 And He said to them, "This is My blood, that of the Renewed Covenant, which is shed for many.
25 "Truly, I say to you, I shall certainly no more drink of the fruit of the vine till that day when I drink it anew in the reign of Elohim."
26 And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27 And יהושע said to them, "All of you shall stumble in Me this night, for it has been written, ‘I shall strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.'
28 "But after I am raised, I shall go before you to Galil."
29 And Kĕpha said to Him, "Even if all shall stumble, yet not I."
30 And יהושע said to him, "Truly, I say to you that today, this night, before the cock shall crow twice, you shall deny Me three times."
31 But he spoke more strongly, "If I have to die with You, I shall not deny You!" And they all said the same.
32 And they came to a place called Gath Shemen. And He said to His talmidim, "Sit here while I pray."
33 And He took with Him Kĕpha, and Yaʽaqoḇ, and Yoḥanan, and He began to be greatly alarmed, and to be deeply distressed.
34 And He said to them, "My being is exceedingly grieved, even to death. Stay here and watch."
35 And He went on a little, and fell on the ground, and was praying that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him.
36 And He said, "Abba, Father, all is possible for You. Make this cup pass from Me. Yet not what I desire, but what You."
37 And He came and found them sleeping, and said to Kĕpha, "Shimʽon, are you sleeping? You were not able to watch one hour!
38 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak."
39 And again He went away and prayed, and spoke the same words.
40 And having returned, He found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. And they did not know what to answer Him.
41 And He came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! The hour has come. See, the Bĕn of Aḏam is being delivered up into the hands of the sinners.
42 "Rise up, let us go. See, he who is delivering Me up has drawn near."
43 And immediately, while He was still speaking, Yahuḏah, one of the twelve, with a large crowd with swords and clubs, came from the chief kohenim and the scribes and the elders.
44 And the one who was delivering Him up had given them a signal, saying, "Whomever I kiss, it is He - seize Him and lead Him away safely."
45 And coming, going straight up to Him, he said to Him, "Rabbi, Rabbi!" and kissed Him.
46 And they laid their hands on Him and seized Him.
47 And one of those standing by drew his sword and struck the servant of the kohen ha'gadol, and cut off his ear.
48 And יהושע answering, said to them, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to take Me?
49 "Daily I was with you in the Miqdash teaching, and you did not seize Me. But let the Scriptures be filled."
50 And they all left Him and fled.
51 And a certain young man was following Him, having a linen cloth thrown over his nakedness. And when they seized him,
52 he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.
53 And they led יהושע away to the kohen ha'gadol. And all the chief kohenim, and the elders, and the scribes came together to Him.
54 And Kĕpha followed Him at a distance, even into the courtyard of the kohen ha'gadol. And he was sitting with the officers and warming himself at the fire.
55 And the chief kohenim and all the council were seeking witness against יהושע to put Him to death, and they were finding none.
56 For many bore false witness against Him, but their evidences did not agree.
57 And some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying,
58 "We heard Him saying, ‘I shall destroy this Mishkan that is made with hands, and within three days I shall build another made without hands.' "
59 And not even then did their witness agree.
60 Then the kohen ha'gadol stood up in the centre and asked יהושע, saying, "Have You no answer to make? What do these witness against You?"
61 But He remained silent and gave no answer. Again the kohen ha'gadol asked Him, saying to Him, "Are You ha'Mashiaḥ, the Bĕn of the Baruḵ?"
62 And יהושע said, "I am, and you shall see the Bĕn of Aḏam sitting at the right hand of the Almighty, and coming with the clouds of the shamayim."
63 And tearing his garments, the kohen ha'gadol said, "What further need do we have of witnesses?
64 "You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?" And they all condemned Him to be liable to death.
65 And some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, "Naḇa!" And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.
66 And as Kĕpha was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the kohen ha'gadol came,
67 and seeing Kĕpha warming himself, she looked at him and said, "And you were with יהושע of Natsareth."
68 But he denied it, saying, "I do not know nor understand what you are saying." And he went out onto the porch, and a cock crowed.
69 And the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, "This is one of them."
70 And again he was denying it. And after a little while those who stood by again said to Kĕpha, "Truly you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too, and your speech is alike."
71 And he began to curse and swear, "I do not know this Man of whom you speak!"
And a second time the cock crowed. And Kĕpha remembered the word that יהושע had said to
him, "Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny Me three times." And thinking on it, he wept.