22:1Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the passover, drew nigh,
22:2and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
22:3And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariote, being of the number of the twelve.
22:4And he went away and spoke with the chief priests and captains as to how he should deliver him up to them.
22:5And they were rejoiced, and agreed to give him money.
22:6And he came to an agreement to do it, and sought an opportunity to deliver him up to them away from the crowd.
22:7And the day of unleavened bread came, in which the passover was to be killed.
22:8And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare the passover for us, that we may eat it.
22:9But they said to him, Where wilt thou that we prepare it?
22:10And he said to them, Behold, as ye enter into the city a man will meet you, carrying an earthen pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goes in;
22:11and ye shall say to the master of the house, The Teacher says to thee, Where is the guest-chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
22:12And *he* will shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
22:13And having gone they found it as he had said to them; and they prepared the passover.
22:14And when the hour was come, he placed himself at table, and the twelve apostles with him.
22:15And he said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.
22:16For I say unto you, that I will not eat any more at all of it until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
22:17And having received a cup, when he had given thanks he said, Take this and divide it among yourselves.
22:18For I say unto you, that I will not drink at all of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God come.
22:19And having taken a loaf, when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
22:20In like manner also the cup, after having supped, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
22:21Moreover, behold, the hand of him that delivers me up is with me on the table;
22:22and the Son of man indeed goes as it is determined, but woe unto that man by whom he is delivered up.
22:23And *they* began to question together among themselves who then it could be of them who was about to do this.
22:24And there was also a strife among them which of them should be held to be the greatest.
22:25And he said to them, The kings of the nations rule over them, and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors.
22:26But *ye* shall not be thus; but let the greater among you be as the younger, and the leader as he that serves.
22:27For which is greater, he that is at table or he that serves? Is not he that is at table? But *I* am in the midst of you as the one that serves.
22:28But *ye* are they who have persevered with me in my temptations.
22:29And *I* appoint unto you, as my Father has appointed unto me, a kingdom,
22:30that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
22:31And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to have you, to sift you as wheat;
22:32but *I* have besought for thee that thy faith fail not; and *thou*, when once thou hast been restored, confirm thy brethren.
22:33And he said to him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.
22:34And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow to-day before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
22:35And he said to them, When I sent you without purse and scrip and sandals, did ye lack anything? And they said, Nothing.
22:36He said therefore to them, But now he that has a purse let him take it, in like manner also a scrip, and he that has none let him sell his garment and buy a sword;
22:37for I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned with the lawless: for also the things concerning me have an end.
22:38And they said, Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said to them, It is enough.
22:39And going forth he went according to his custom to the mount of Olives, and the disciples also followed him.
22:40And when he was at the place he said to them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
22:41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and having knelt down he prayed,
22:42saying, Father, if thou wilt remove this cup from me: -- but then, not my will, but thine be done.
22:43And an angel appeared to him from heaven strengthening him.
22:44And being in conflict he prayed more intently. And his sweat became as great drops of blood, falling down upon the earth.
22:45And rising up from his prayer, coming to the disciples, he found them sleeping from grief.
22:46And he said to them, Why sleep ye? rise up and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
22:47As he was yet speaking, behold, a crowd, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went on before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss him.
22:48And Jesus said to him, Judas, deliverest thou up the Son of man with a kiss?
22:49And they who were around him, seeing what was going to follow, said to him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
22:50And a certain one from among them smote the bondman of the high priest and took off his right ear.
22:51And Jesus answering said, Suffer thus far; and having touched his ear, he healed him.
22:52And Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, who were come against him, Have ye come out as against a robber with swords and sticks?
22:53When I was day by day with you in the temple ye did not stretch out your hands against me; but this is your hour and the power of darkness.
22:54And having laid hold on him, they led him away, and they led him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed afar off.
22:55And they having lit a fire in the midst of the court and sat down together, Peter sat among them.
22:56And a certain maid, having seen him sitting by the light, and having fixed her eyes upon him, said, And this man was with him.
22:57But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him.
22:58And after a short time another seeing him said, And *thou* art of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not.
22:59And after the lapse of about one hour another stoutly maintained it, saying, In truth this man also was with him, for also he is a Galilaean.
22:60And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, the cock crew.
22:61And the Lord, turning round, looked at Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before the cock crow thou shalt deny me thrice.
22:62And Peter, going forth without, wept bitterly.
22:63And the men who held him mocked him, beating him;
22:64and covering him up, asked him saying, Prophesy, who is it that struck thee?
22:65And they said many other injurious things to him.
22:66And when it was day, the elderhood of the people, both the chief priests and scribes, were gathered together, and led him into their council, saying,
22:67If *thou* art the Christ, tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not at all believe;
22:68and if I should ask you, ye would not answer me at all, nor let me go;
22:69but henceforth shall the Son of man be sitting on the right hand of the power of God.
22:70And they all said, *Thou* then art the Son of God? And he said to them, *Ye* say that I am.
22:71And they said, What need have we any more of witness, for we have heard ourselves out of his mouth?
23:1And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate.
23:2And they began to accuse him, saying, We have found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ, a king.
23:3And Pilate demanded of him saying, Art *thou* the king of the Jews? And he answering him said, Thou sayest.
23:4And Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, I find no guilt in this man.
23:5But they insisted, saying, He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, beginning from Galilee even on to here.
23:6But Pilate, having heard Galilee named, demanded if the man were a Galilaean;
23:7and having learned that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, remitted him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in those days.
23:8And when Herod saw Jesus he greatly rejoiced, for he had been a long while desirous of seeing him, because of hearing many things concerning him, and he hoped to see some sign done by him;
23:9and he questioned him in many words, but *he* answered him nothing.
23:10And the chief priests and the scribes stood and accused him violently.
23:11And Herod with his troops having set him at nought and mocked him, having put a splendid robe upon him, sent him back to Pilate.
23:12And Pilate and Herod became friends with one another the same day, for they had been at enmity before between themselves.
23:13And Pilate, having called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
23:14said to them, Ye have brought to me this man as turning away the people to rebellion, and behold, I, having examined him before you, have found nothing criminal in this man as to the things of which ye accuse him;
23:15nor Herod either, for I remitted you to him, and behold, nothing worthy of death is done by him.
23:16Having chastised him therefore, I will release him.
23:17( Now he was obliged to release one for them at the feast.)
23:18But they cried out in a mass saying, Away with this man and release Barabbas to us;
23:19who was one who, for a certain tumult which had taken place in the city, and for murder, had been cast into prison.
23:20Pilate therefore, desirous to release Jesus, again addressed them.
23:21But they cried out in reply saying, Crucify, crucify him.
23:22And he said the third time to them, What evil then has this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will chastise him therefore and release him.
23:23But they were urgent with loud voices, begging that he might be crucified. And their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed.
23:24And Pilate adjudged that what they begged should take place.
23:25And he released him who, for tumult and murder, had been cast into prison, whom they begged for, and Jesus he delivered up to their will.
23:26And as they led him away, they laid hold on a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, and put the cross upon him to bear it behind Jesus.
23:27And a great multitude of the people, and of women who wailed and lamented him, followed him.
23:28And Jesus turning round to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me, but weep over yourselves and over your children;
23:29for behold, days are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, and wombs that have not borne, and breasts that have not given suck.
23:30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall upon us; and to the hills, Cover us:
23:31for if these things are done in the green tree, what shall take place in the dry?
23:32Now two others also, malefactors, were led with him to be put to death.
23:33And when they came to the place which is called Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, the other on the left.
23:34And Jesus said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And, parting out his garments, they cast lots.
23:35And the people stood beholding, and the rulers also with them sneered, saying, He has saved others; let him save himself if this is the Christ, the chosen one of God.
23:36And the soldiers also made game of him, coming up offering him vinegar,
23:37and saying, If *thou* be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
23:38And there was also an inscription written over him in Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew letters: This is the King of the Jews.
23:39Now one of the malefactors who had been hanged spoke insultingly to him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us.
23:40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost *thou* too not fear God, thou that art under the same judgment?
23:41and *we* indeed justly, for we receive the just recompense of what we have done; but this man has done nothing amiss.
23:42And he said to Jesus, Remember me, Lord, when thou comest in thy kingdom.
23:43And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
23:44And it was about the sixth hour, and there came darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
23:45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple rent in the midst.
23:46And Jesus, having cried with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.
23:47Now the centurion, seeing what took place, glorified God, saying, In very deed this man was just.
23:48And all the crowds who had come together to that sight, having seen the things that took place, returned, beating their breasts.
23:49And all those who knew him stood afar off, the women also who had followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.
23:50And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good man and a just
23:51(this man had not assented to their counsel and deed), of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who also waited, himself also, for the kingdom of God
23:52-- he having gone to Pilate begged the body of Jesus;
23:53and having taken it down, wrapped it in fine linen and placed him in a tomb hewn in the rock, where no one had ever been laid.
23:54And it was preparation day, and the sabbath twilight was coming on.
23:55And women, who had come along with him out of Galilee, having followed, saw the sepulchre and how his body was placed.
23:56And having returned they prepared aromatic spices and ointments, and remained quiet on the sabbath, according to the commandment.
24:1But on the morrow of the sabbath, very early indeed in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the aromatic spices which they had prepared.
24:2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
24:3And when they had entered they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
24:5And as they were filled with fear and bowed their faces to the ground, they said to them, Why seek ye the living one among the dead?
24:6He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you, being yet in Galilee,
24:7saying, The Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, and rise the third day.
24:8And they remembered his words;
24:9and, returning from the sepulchre, related all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
24:10Now it was Mary of Magdala, and Johanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the others with them, who told these things to the apostles.
24:11And their words appeared in their eyes as an idle tale, and they disbelieved them.
24:12But Peter, rising up, ran to the sepulchre, and stooping down he sees the linen clothes lying there alone, and went away home, wondering at what had happened.
24:13And behold, two of them were going on the same day to a village distant sixty stadia from Jerusalem, called Emmaus;
24:14and they conversed with one another about all these things which had taken place.
24:15And it came to pass as they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus himself drawing nigh, went with them;
24:16but their eyes were holden so as not to know him.
24:17And he said to them, What discourses are these which pass between you as ye walk, and are downcast?
24:18And one of them, named Cleopas, answering said to him, Thou sojournest alone in Jerusalem, and dost not know what has taken place in it in these days?
24:20and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to the judgment of death and crucified him.
24:21But *we* had hoped that *he* was the one who is about to redeem Israel. But then, besides all these things, it is now, to-day, the third day since these things took place.
24:22And withal, certain women from amongst us astonished us, having been very early at the sepulchre,
24:23and, not having found his body, came, saying that they also had seen a vision of angels, who say that he is living.
24:24And some of those with us went to the sepulchre, and found it so, as the women also had said, but him they saw not.
24:25And *he* said to them, O senseless and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
24:26Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory?
24:27And having begun from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
24:28And they drew near to the village where they were going, and *he* made as though he would go farther.
24:29And they constrained him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is declining. And he entered in to stay with them.
24:30And it came to pass as he was at table with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken it, gave it to them.
24:31And their eyes were opened, and they recognised him. And he disappeared from them.
24:32And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning in us as he spoke to us on the way, and as he opened the scriptures to us?
24:33And rising up the same hour, they returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven, and those with them, gathered together,
24:34saying, The Lord is indeed risen and has appeared to Simon.
24:35And they related what had happened on the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
24:36And as they were saying these things, he himself stood in their midst, and says to them, Peace be unto you.
24:37But they, being confounded and being frightened, supposed they beheld a spirit.
24:38And he said to them, Why are ye troubled? and why are thoughts rising in your hearts?
24:39behold my hands and my feet, that it is *I* myself. Handle me and see, for a spirit has not flesh and bones as ye see me having.
24:40And having said this he shewed them his hands and his feet.
24:41But while they yet did not believe for joy, and were wondering, he said to them, Have ye anything here to eat?
24:42And they gave him part of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb;
24:43and he took it and ate before them.
24:44And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all that is written concerning me in the law of Moses and prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.
24:45Then he opened their understanding to understand the scriptures,
24:46and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Christ to suffer, and to rise from among the dead the third day;
24:47and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations beginning at Jerusalem.
24:48And *ye* are witnesses of these things.
24:49And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but do ye remain in the city till ye be clothed with power from on high.
24:50And he led them out as far as Bethany, and having lifted up his hands, he blessed them.
24:51And it came to pass as he was blessing them, he was separated from them and was carried up into heaven.
24:52And *they*, having done him homage, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
24:53and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God.