1: And the feast of the unleavened food was coming nigh, that is called Passover, 2: and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they may take him up, for they were afraid of the people. 3: And the Adversary entered into Judas, who is surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve, 4: and he, having gone away, spake with the chief priests and the magistrates, how he might deliver him up to them, 5: and they rejoiced, and covenanted to give him money, 6: and he agreed, and was seeking a favourable season to deliver him up to them without tumult. 7: And the day of the unleavened food came, in which it was behoving the passover to be sacrificed, 8: and he sent Peter and John, saying, 'Having gone on, prepare to us the passover, that we may eat;' 9: and they said to him, 'Where wilt thou that we might prepare?' 10: And he said to them, 'Lo, in your entering into the city, there shall meet you a man, bearing a pitcher of water, follow him to the house where he doth go in, 11: and ye shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher saith to thee, Where is the guest-chamber where the passover with my disciples I may eat? 12: and he shall show you a large upper room furnished, there make ready;' 13: and they, having gone away, found as he hath said to them, and they made ready the passover. 14: And when the hour come, he reclined (at meat), and the twelve apostles with him, 15: and he said unto them, 'With desire I did desire to eat this passover with you before my suffering, 16: for I say to you, that no more may I eat of it till it may be fulfilled in the reign of God.' 17: And having taken a cup, having given thanks, he said, 'Take this and divide to yourselves, 18: for I say to you that I may not drink of the produce of the vine till the reign of God may come.' 19: And having taken bread, having given thanks, he brake and gave to them, saying, 'This is my body, that for you is being given, this do ye -- to remembrance of me.' 20: In like manner, also, the cup after the supping, saying, 'This cup [is] the new covenant in my blood, that for you is being poured forth. 21: 'But, lo, the hand of him delivering me up [is] with me on the table, 22: and indeed the Son of Man doth go according to what hath been determined; but wo to that man through whom he is being delivered up.' 23: And they began to reason among themselves, who then of them it may be, who is about to do this thing. 24: And there happened also a strife among them -- who of them is accounted to be greater. 25: And he said to them, 'The kings of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those exercising authority upon them are called benefactors; 26: but ye [are] not so, but he who is greater among you -- let him be as the younger; and he who is leading, as he who is ministering; 27: for who is greater? he who is reclining (at meat), or he who is ministering? is it not he who is reclining (at meat)? and I -- I am in your midst as he who is ministering. 28: 'And ye -- ye are those who have remained with me in my temptations, 29: and I appoint to you, as my Father did appoint to me, a kingdom, 30: that ye may eat and may drink at my table, in my kingdom, and may sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.' 31: And the Lord said, 'Simon, Simon, lo, the Adversary did ask you for himself to sift as the wheat, 32: and I besought for thee, that thy faith may not fail; and thou, when thou didst turn, strengthen thy brethren.' 33: And he said to him, 'Sir, with thee I am ready both to prison and to death to go;' 34: and he said, 'I say to thee, Peter, a cock shall not crow to-day, before thrice thou mayest disown knowing me.' 35: And he said to them, 'When I sent you without bag, and scrip, and sandals, did ye lack anything?' and they said, 'Nothing.' 36: Then said he to them, 'But, now, he who is having a bag, let him take [it] up, and in like manner also a scrip; and he who is not having, let him sell his garment, and buy a sword, 37: for I say to you, that yet this that hath been written it behoveth to be fulfilled in me: And with lawless ones he was reckoned, for also the things concerning me have an end.' 38: And they said, 'Sir, lo, here [are] two swords;' and he said to them, 'It is sufficient.' 39: And having gone forth, he went on, according to custom, to the mount of the Olives, and his disciples also followed him, 40: and having come to the place, he said to them, 'Pray ye not to enter into temptation.' 41: And he was withdrawn from them, as it were a stone's cast, and having fallen on the knees he was praying, 42: saying, 'Father, if Thou be counselling to make this cup pass from me --; but, not my will, but Thine be done.' -- 43: And there appeared to him a messenger from heaven strengthening him; 44: and having been in agony, he was more earnestly praying, and his sweat became, as it were, great drops of blood falling upon the ground. 45: And having risen up from the prayer, having come unto the disciples, he found them sleeping from the sorrow, 46: and he said to them, 'Why do ye sleep? having risen, pray that ye may not enter into temptation.' 47: And while he is speaking, lo, a multitude, and he who is called Judas, one of the twelve, was coming before them, and he came nigh to Jesus to kiss him, 48: and Jesus said to him, 'Judas, with a kiss the Son of Man dost thou deliver up?' 49: And those about him, having seen what was about to be, said to him, 'Sir, shall we smite with a sword?' 50: And a certain one of them smote the servant of the chief priest, and took off his right ear, 51: and Jesus answering said, 'Suffer ye thus far,' and having touched his ear, he healed him. 52: And Jesus said to those having come upon him -- chief priests, and magistrates of the temple, and elders -- 'As upon a robber have ye come forth, with swords and sticks? 53: while daily I was with you in the temple, ye did stretch forth no hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of the darkness.' 54: And having taken him, they led and brought him to the house of the chief priest. And Peter was following afar off, 55: and they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter was sitting in the midst of them, 56: and a certain maid having seen him sitting at the light, and having earnestly looked at him, she said, 'And this one was with him!' 57: and he disowned him, saying, 'Woman, I have not known him.' 58: And after a little, another having seen him, said, 'And thou art of them!' and Peter said, 'Man, I am not.' 59: And one hour, as it were, having intervened, a certain other was confidently affirming, saying, 'Of a truth this one also was with him, for he is also a Galilean;' 60: and Peter said, 'Man, I have not known what thou sayest;' and presently, while he is speaking, a cock crew. 61: And the Lord having turned did look on Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him -- 'Before a cock shall crow, thou mayest disown me thrice;' 62: and Peter having gone without, wept bitterly. 63: And the men who were holding Jesus were mocking him, beating [him]; 64: and having blindfolded him, they were striking him on the face, and were questioning him, saying, 'Prophesy who he is who smote thee?' 65: and many other things, speaking evilly, they spake in regard to him. 66: And when it became day there was gathered together the eldership of the people, chief priests also, and scribes, and they led him up to their own sanhedrim, 67: saying, 'If thou be the Christ, tell us.' And he said to them, 'If I may tell you, ye will not believe; 68: and if I also question [you], ye will not answer me or send me away; 69: henceforth, there shall be the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power of God.' 70: And they all said, 'Thou, then, art the Son of God?' and he said unto them, 'Ye say [it], because I am;' 71: and they said, 'What need yet have we of testimony? for we ourselves did hear [it] from his mouth.'