Matthew 26
1It came to pass when Yeshua [God is Salvation] finished speaking all these things, he said to his disciples:
2“Do you not know that after two days will be the Pesakh (Seder) and the Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of the Yehudim [praise] to be crucified”.
3Then the rulers of the priests and the great ones of the people were gathered together in the court of the chief priest whose name was Kayafa [depression].
4They took counsel together to seize Yeshua [God is Salvation] by craftiness and to kill him.
5But they said it should not be at the feast lest there be a tumult among the people.
6It came to pass when Yeshua [God is Salvation] was in Beit-Anyah [house of figs] in the house of Shim’on [he has heard] the leper,
7a woman drew near to him with a flask of costly ointment; she poured it upon his head while he was reclining at table.
8But they said that this waste was very displeasing to them.
9‘It would have been possible to have sold it for a great price and to have given it to the poor’.
10Yeshua [God is Salvation] who knows everything in regard to any matter done, said to them: “Are you making accusation against this woman? Truly she has performed a good and wonderful deed toward me”.
11“Because the poor will be with you always, but I will not be with you always”.
12“Her placing this on my body refers to my burial”.
13“Truly I say to you, everywhere this good news is proclaimed in all the world, that which she has done will be told in reference to my memory”.
14Then one of the Twelve, whose name was Y’hudah [praised] K’riot [cities] went to the chief priests.
15He said: ‘What will you give me that I should deliver Yeshua [God is Salvation] over to you?’ They settled with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16From then on he sought a context for delivering him over.
17On the first day of the festival of unleavened bread the disciples came to Yeshua [God is Salvation] saying: ‘Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Pesakh (Seder)?’
18He said to them: “Go into the city to a certain man who will be a volunteer for the task and say to him: ‘Thus says the Teacher (Rabbi), my time is near; with you I will observe the Pesakh (Seder) with my disciples’”.
19The disciples did as Yeshua [God is Salvation] commanded them; and they prepared the Pesakh (Seder).
20It came to pass at the time of evening, he was sitting at table with his twelve disciples.
21As they were eating he said to them: “I say to you that one of you will inform against me”.
22They were very sad and spoke each one to him saying: ‘Adon [Lord - Kurios of the Earth] is it I?’
23He answered them: “He who dips his hand with me in the dish, will sell me”. All of them were eating from one dish. Therefore, they did not recognize him; because if they had recognized him they would have destroyed him.
24Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to them: “Truly the Son of Man goes as it is written concerning him; woe to that man for whose sake the Son of Man is betrayed. Good would it be for that man not to have been born”.
25Y’hudah [praised], who sold him, answered and said to him: ‘Rabbi am I this one?’. He said “You have said it”.
26They were eating and Yeshua [God is Salvation] took bread, Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous), divided it, gave it to his disciples and said: “Take and eat; this is my body”,
27He took the cup, gave praise to his Father, gave it to them, and said: “Drink from this, all of you”.
28“This is my blood of the new covenant which will be poured out for many for the atonement of sins”
29“I say to you, I will not drink from this time forth (from now on) from this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the Kingdom of heaven”.
30And they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
31Then Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to his disciples: “Come, all of you, be offended because of me tonight because it is written: “Strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered”
32“After my resurrection from death, I will be revealed to you in Galil [circuit]”.
33Kefa [pebble] answered and said to him: ‘If all of them are offended because of you, I will never be offended’.
34Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to him: “Truly I say to you, this night before the cock-crow you will deny me three times”.
35Kefa [pebble] said to him: ‘If is arranged for me to die with you, I will not deny you’. Likewise all the disciples said to him.
36Then Yeshua [God is Salvation] came with them to the village of Gat-Sh’manim [Olive Press] and said: “Sit now here until I go there and pray”
37He took Kefa [pebble] and the two sons of Zavdai [Yah has bestowed] and began to be sad and troubled.
38Then he said to them: “My soul is grieved unto death; support me and watch with me”.
39He slowly went forward a little, fell on his face, prayed and said: “My Father, if it is possible, take this cup from me. Indeed let it not be as I will, but according to Your will”.
40He came to his disciples and found them sleeping. He said to Kefa [pebble] “So you are unable to watch with me one hour?”
41“Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation, because truly the Spirit [Ruach] is ready to go to its creator, but the flesh is weak and sick”.
42He went again to pray saying: “My Father if You are not able to remove this cup except I should drink it, let it be done according to Your will”.
43Afterwards he returned and found them sleeping because their eyes were heavy.
44He left them and went to pray a third time according to the first words.
45Then Yeshua [God is Salvation] came to where the disciples were and said to them: “Sleep and be at rest; behold the time has come near when the Son of Man will be delivered into the hand of sinners”.
46“Arise, let us go, for look! he who will betray me is near”.
47While he was speaking, behold Y’hudah [praised] K’riot [cities], one of his twelve disciples, came. With him was a large crowd with swords and whips sent from the chief priests and the princes of the people.
48He who betrayed him had given them a sign: ‘The man whom I kiss is the one whom you are to arrest’.
49Immediately he drew near to Yeshua [God is Salvation] and said to him: ‘Greetings Rabbi’; then he kissed him.
50Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to him: “My friend, what have you done?” They came. stretched out their hand against him and arrested him.
51Behold, one who was with Yeshua [God is Salvation] stretched out his hand, drew his sword, struck one of the servants of the priests, and cut off his ear.
52Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to him: “Return your sword to its sheath, for all those who draw the sword will fall by the sword”.
53“Do you not understand that I can appeal to my Father and indeed there would be for me at once more than twelve legions of angels”.
54“But how will the Scripture be fulfilled? Because thus it is intended to be done”.
55Afterwards Yeshua [God is Salvation] said to the crowd: “As if we were thieves, have you come to take me with swords and whips? Was I not with you every day in the temple teaching to you without you hindering me?”
56“Surely all this was done because the writings of the Prophets were being fulfilled”. Then all his disciples left him and fled.
57They led Yeshua [God is Salvation] to the house of Kayafa [depression] the high priest, where all the Torah-teachers (Scribes) and P’rushim (Pharisees) [separatists] were gathered together.
58Kefa [pebble] was following him at a distance unto the house of the high priest. He entered the house and sat near the craftsmen until he should see the end.
59The chief priests and the P’rushim (Pharisees) [separatists] wished to find false witnesses against Yeshua [God is Salvation] in order to put him to death.
60But they did not find even one, though they provided many false witnesses against Yeshua [God is Salvation]. Finally two false witnesses came forward.
61They said: ‘This one said I have the power to destroy the temple of The Most High and after three days to repair it’.
62The high priest arose and said to him: ‘Do you not answer anything against the testimony that these are bearing against you?’
63But Yeshua [God is Salvation] answered not a word. The high priest said to him: ‘I adjure you by the Living Elohim (The Many Powered) [The Living Word of God] that you tell us if you are Ha-Moshiach [Messiah] [The Messiah], the Son of The Mighty One?’
64Yeshua [God is Salvation] answered him: “You say it; but again I say to you, you have yet to see the Son of The Mighty One sitting at the right of the power of The Mighty One coming on the clouds of heaven”.
65Then the high priest tore his garments and said: ‘This one has cursed Elohim (The Many Powered) [The Living Word of God]. What need do we have for other witnesses? Behold all of you have heard how he cursed The Mighty One’.
66‘What do you think can be done?’ They answered: ‘He is guilty of death’.
67Then they spat on his face and struck him on the back, and others slapped him in the face
68saying: ‘Tell us Moshiach [Messiah], who struck you?’.
69Kefa [pebble] was standing at the entrance of the courtyard, and there came near to him a maid who said to him: “Were you not also with Yeshua [God is Salvation] the Galilean?”
70Kefa [pebble] lied to her before all and said to her: “Woman I do not know what you are saying”.
71When he passed through the gate another maid saw him and said to those who were standing there: ‘This man also was with Yeshua [God is Salvation] in Natzeret [separated]’.
72Again he denied Yeshua [God is Salvation] with an oath that he did not know him.
73After a little while, those who were standing in the courtyard drew near to Kefa [pebble] and said to him: ‘You are from this prophet’s group; it is clear from your speech you are one of them’.
74Then he began to deny and to swear that at no time had he known him. Immediately the cock crowed.
75Kefa [pebble] remembered what Yeshua [God is Salvation] had said to him, that before the crowing of the cock he would deny him three times. Then he went outside and wept with bitterness of soul.

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