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he answered and said: He that dipped his hand 24 with me in the dish, the same will betray me. The Son of man goes indeed, as it is written of him; but woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! It were good for him, if that man had not been born.



And Judas, his betrayer, answered and said: Rabbi, is it I? He says to him: Thou hast said


And as they were eating, Jesus took the bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to the disciples, 27 and said: Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave to them, 28 saying: Drink all ye of it. For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many, for re29 mission of sins. And I say to you, that I will not



drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.

And having sung, they went out into the mount of the Olives.

Then says Jesus to them: All ye will be offended because of me this night. For it is written: I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock 32 shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.

V. 26. In some ancient copies: took bread
V. 28. In some ancient copies of the covenant

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Peter answered and said to him: Though all 33 shall be offended because of thee, I will never be offended. Jesus said to him: Verily I say to thee, 34 that this night, before the cock crows, thou wilt thrice deny me. Peter says to him: Even though I 35 should die with thee, I will not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

Then Jesus comes with them to a place called 36 Gethsemane, and says to the disciples: Sit ye here, while I go yonder and pray. And taking with him 37 Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be troubled. Then says he 38 to them: My soul is exceeding sorrowful, unto death. Tarry ye here, and watch with me.

And going forward a little, he fell on his face 39 praying, and saying: My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me. But yet, not as I will, but as thou wilt. And he comes to the 40 disciples, and finds them sleeping; and he says to Peter Were ye so unable to watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into 41 temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Again, a second time, he went away and prayed, 42 saying: My Father, if this can not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. And com- 43 ing he again found them sleeping; for their eyes were heavy.

And leaving them, he went away again, and pray- 44

45 ed the third time, saying the same words. Then comes he to his disciples, and says to them: Sleep on now, and take your rest! Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

46 Rise, let us be going. Behold, he is at hand that 47 betrays me. And while he was yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the 48 chief priests and elders of the people. Now his betrayer gave them a sign, saying: Whom I shall 49 kiss, that is he; hold him fast. And forthwith he

came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Rabbi; and kissed 50 him. And Jesus said to him: Friend, wherefore

art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands 51 on Jesus, and held him fast. And, behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand and drew his sword, and struck the servant of the high 52 priest, and took off his ear. Then said Jesus to him:

Put back thy sword into its place; for all they that 53 take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I can not now pray to my Father, and he will send me more than twelve legions of 54 angels? How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be ?

V. 45. Or, Sleep ye the remaining time, and take your rest?

V. 53. In some ancient copies: that I can not pray to my Father, and he will now send

In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes: Are 55 ye come out as against a robber with swords and staves, to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye did not lay hold of me. But 56 all this has been done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then the disciples all forsook him, and fled.

And they that had laid hold of Jesus led him 57 away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. And Peter follow- 58 ed him afar off unto the court of the high priest; and he went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

Now the chief priests, and the elders, and all the 59 council, sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; and found none, 60 though many false witnesses came. But at last came two, and said: This man said, I am able to 61 destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose, and said to him: 62 Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness against thee? But Jesus was silent. And the 63 high priest answering said to him; I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him: 64 Thou hast said it. But I say to you: Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then 65 the high priest rent his clothes, saying: He has

spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, ye have now heard his blasphemy. 66 What think ye? They answered and said: He is 67 guilty of death. Then spit they in his face, and

buffeted him; and others smote him, saying: 68 Prophesy to us, O Christ, who is he that struck thee?


Now Peter was sitting without in the court. And a damsel came to him, saying: Thou also wast 70 with Jesus the Galilean. But he denied before all, 71 saying: I know not what thou sayest. And when

he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said to them that were there: This man 72 also was with Jesus the Nazarene. And again he 73 denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And

after a little while, they that stood by came and said to Peter Surely thou also art one of them; for 74 thy speech betrays thee. Then began be to invoke

curses, and to swear, I know not the man. And 75 immediately the cock crowed. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus when he said: Before the cock crows, thou wilt thrice deny me. And he went out, and wept bitterly.


XXVII. AND when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took coun2 sel against Jesus, so as to put him to death. And having bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

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