1Now Khag HaMatzot which is called the Pesakh was at hand. 2And the chief Kohanim and the Sofrim sought how to kill Him; but they were afraid of the people. 3But HaSatan had taken possession of Yehudah called Sekharyotah, who was of the number of the twelve. 4So he went away and spoke with the chief Kohanim and the Sofrim and officers of the Heikhal about delivering Him to them. 5And they were glad and promised to give him money. 6And he agreed with them, and sought an opportunity to deliver Him to them in the absence of the people.
7Then the day of Matzot came, on which it was the custom to kill the Pesakh lamb. 8So Yeshua sent Kefa and Yokhanan, and said to them, “Go and prepare the Pesakh for us to eat.” 9They said to Him, “Where do you wish us to prepare?” 10He said to them, “Behold, when you enter the city, you will meet a man carrying a waterskin; follow him. And wherever he enters, 11say to the Adon of the house, ‘Adoneinu says, ‘Where is the guest room where I may eat the Pesakh with my Talmidim?” 12And behold, he will show you an upper room, large and furnished; there make ready.” 13And they went and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Pesakh. 14And when it was time, Yeshua came and sat down, and the twelve Shlikhim with Him. 15And He said to them, “I have greatly desired to eat this Pesakh with you before I suffer; 16for I say to you that henceforth I will not eat it again until Malkhut HaElohim is completed.” 17 [Not in Aramaic Peshitta and other early texts] 18 [Not in Aramaic Peshitta and other early texts] 19And He took bread and gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “This is my body, which is given for your sake; this do in remembrance of me.” 20And likewise also He took the cup, after they had eaten supper, and He said, “This is the cup of the Brit Khadashah in my blood, which is shed for you.”
21“But behold, the hand of him who is to betray me is on the table. 22And Ben HaAdam will go, just as He has been destined; but woe to the man by whose hand He will be betrayed!” 23And they began to inquire among themselves which one of them was to do this act. 24There was also a dispute among them as to who was the greatest among them. 25Yeshua said to them, “The kings of the Goyim are also their lords, and those who rule over them are called benefactors; 26but not so with you; let him who is great among you be the least, and he who is a leader be like one who serves. 27For who is greater, he who sits down or he who serves? Is it not he who sits down? But I am among you as one who serves. 28You are those who have remained with me throughout my trials. 29And I promise you, just as Avi has promised me a kingdom, 30that you may eat and drink at the table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Yisra’el.” 31And Yeshua said to Shimon, “Shimon, behold, HaSatan wants to sift all of you like wheat; 32but I have made supplication for you that your Emunah may not weaken; and even you in time will repent and strengthen your brethren.” 33Shimon said to Him, “My Adon, I am ready with you, even for the prison and for death.” 34Yeshua said to him, “I say to you, Shimon, the cock will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know me.” 35And He said to them, “When I sent you out without purses and without bags and shoes, did you lack anything?” They said to Him, “Not a thing.” 36He said to them, “From now on, he who has purses, let him take them, and the bag likewise; and he who has no sword, let him sell his robe and buy for himself a sword. 37For I say to you that what is written must be fulfilled in me, ‘He will be numbered among the wicked;’ for all the things concerning me will be fulfilled.” 38And they said to Him, “Adoneinu, behold, here are two swords.” He said to them, “That is enough.”
39And He came out and went away, as it was His custom, to Har Beit HaZetim; and His Talmidim also followed Him. 40And when He arrived at a certain place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41And He withdrew from them, about the distance of a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42saying, “O Abba, if You will, let this cup pass from me; but not as I will, but Your will be done.” 43And there appeared to Him a Malakh from Heaven, to strengthen Him. 44And He was in fear, and prayed earnestly; and His sweat became like drops of blood; and He fell down upon the ground. 45Then He rose up from His prayer and came to His Talmidim and found them sleeping because of sorrow. 46And He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise, and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
47While He was still speaking, behold, a multitude came, and he who is called Yehudah, one of the twelve, coming before them; and he drew near to Yeshua and kissed Him. For this was the sign he had given them, “He whom I kiss is the one.” 48Yeshua said to him, “Yehudah, do you betray Ben HaAdam with a kiss?” 49When those who were with Him saw what happened, they said to Him, “Adoneinu, shall we smite them with swords?” 50And one of them struck the servant of The Kohen HaGadol, and cut off his right ear. 51But Yeshua answered, saying, “It is enough for the present.” And He touched the ear of him who was wounded, and healed it. 52And Yeshua said to the chief Kohanim and the elders and the officers of the Heikhal who had come against Him, “Have you come out against me to arrest me with swords and staves, as if you were against a bandit? 53I was with you every day in the Heikhal, and you did not even point your hands at me; but this is your time, and the power of darkness.”
54And they arrested Him and brought Him to the house of The Kohen HaGadol. And Shimon followed him afar off. 55And they kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard, and sat around it; and Shimon also sat among them. 56And a young woman saw him sitting by the fire, and she looked at him and said, “This man also was with Him.” 57But he denied, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.” 58And after a little while, another saw him and said to him, “You also are one of them.” But Kefa said, “I am not.” 59And after an hour, another one argued and said, “Truly, this man also was with Him; for he is also a Gelili.” 60Kefa said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying.” And immediately while he was still speaking, the cock crowed. 61And Yeshua turned and looked at Kefa. And Shimon remembered the word of Adoneinu that was said to him, “Before the cock crows you will deny me three times.” 62And Shimon went outside and wept bitterly.
63And the men who held Yeshua mocked Him, 64and they covered His head and smote Him on his face, saying, “Prophesy! Who has struck you?” 65And many other things they blasphemed and said against Him. 66As soon as it was daybreak, the elders and the chief Kohanim and the Sofrim gathered together and brought Him up to their council chamber. 67And they said to Him, “If you are the Mashi’akh, tell us.” He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe me. 68And if I ask you, you will not answer me nor release me. 69From henceforth Ben HaAdam will sit at the right hand of the power of Elohim.” 70And they all said, “Are you then Ben HaElohim?” Yeshua said to them, “You say that I am he.” 71And they said, “Why then do we need witnesses? For we have heard it from His own mouth.”
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