Mattithyahu (Matthew) 26
1And it came to be, when יהושע ended all these words, He said to His taught ones,
2You know that after two days the Pĕsaḥ takes place, and the Son of Aḏam is to be delivered up to be impaled.
3Then the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people came together at the court of the high priest, who was called Qayapha,
4and plotted to seize יהושע by trickery and kill Him.
5But they said, “Not at the festival lest there be an uproar among the people.”
6And when יהושע was in Bĕyth Anyah at the house of Shim‛on the leper,
7a woman came to Him, having an alabaster flask of costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table.
8And when His taught ones saw it, they were much displeased saying, “To what purpose is this waste?
9For this perfume could have been sold for much and given to the poor.
10However, when יהושע noticed it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work toward Me.
11“For you always have the poor with you, but Me you do not have always.
12“For in pouring this perfume on My body, she did it for My burial.
13Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman has done shall be spoken of also, to her remembrance.
14Then one of the twelve, called Yehuḏah from Qerioth, went to the chief priests,
15and said, “What would you give me to deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. # Zech. 11:12
16And from then on he was seeking an occasion to deliver Him up.
17And on the first day of Unleavened Bread the taught ones came to יהושע, saying to Him, “Where do You wish us to prepare for You to eat the Pĕsaḥ?”
18And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I am to perform the Pĕsaḥ at your house with My taught ones.” ’ ”
19And the taught ones did as יהושע had ordered them, and prepared the Pĕsaḥ.
20And when evening came, He sat down with the twelve.
21And while they were eating, He said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you shall deliver Me up.”
22And they were deeply grieved, and began to say to Him, each of them, “Master, is it I?”
23And He answering, said, “He who has dipped his hand with Me in the dish, he shall deliver Me up.
24Indeed, the Son of Aḏam goes as it has been written concerning Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Aḏam is delivered up! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.
25And Yehuḏah – he who delivered Him up – answering, said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.”
26And as they were eating, יהושע took bread, and having blessed, broke and gave it to the taught ones and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.”
27And taking the cup, and giving thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.
28“For this is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.
29“But I say to you, I shall certainly not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on till that day when I drink it anew with you in the reign of My Father.”
30And having sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31Then יהושע said to them, “All of you shall stumble in Me this night, for it has been written, ‘I shall strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’# Zech. 13:7#See also Mark 14:27; John 16:32
32But after I have been raised, I shall go before you into Galil.
33And Kĕpha answering, said to Him, “Even if all stumble in You, I shall never stumble.”
34יהושע said to him, “Truly, I say to you that this night, before the cock crows, you shall deny Me three times.”
35Kĕpha said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I shall not deny You!” All the taught ones said the same too.
36Then יהושע came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the taught ones, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
37And He took with Him Kĕpha and the two sons of Zaḇdai, and He began to be grieved and deeply distressed.
38Then He said to them, “My being is exceedingly grieved, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”
39And going forward a little, He fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I desire, but as You desire.”
40And He came to the taught ones and found them asleep, and said to Kĕpha, “So, were you not able to watch with Me one hour?
41Watch and pray, lest you enter into trial. The spirit indeed is eager, but the flesh is weak.
42Again He went away, a second time, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is impossible for this to pass unless I drink it, let Your desire be done.”
43And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.
44And He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45Then He came to His taught ones and said to them, “Still sleeping and taking rest? See, the hour has come near, and the Son of Aḏam is delivered up into the hands of sinners.
46Rise, let us go. See, he who delivers Me up has come near.
47And while He was still speaking, see, Yehuḏah, one of the twelve, with a large crowd with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48And he who was delivering Him up gave them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, it is He, seize Him.”
49And going straight up to יהושע he said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
50And יהושע said to him, “Friend, why have you come?” Then they came and laid hands on יהושע and seized Him.
51And look, one of those with יהושע put out his hand and drew his sword, and striking the servant of the high priest he cut off his ear.
52Then יהושע said to him, “Return your sword to its place, for all who take the sword shall die by the sword.
53“Or do you think that I am not able to pray to My Father now, and He shall provide Me with more than twelve legions of messengers?
54“How then would the Scriptures be filled that it has to be this way?”
55In that hour יהושע said to the crowds, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to arrest Me? Daily I sat with you, teaching in the Set-apart Place, and you did not seize Me.
56But all this came to be, so that the Scriptures of the prophets might be filled. Then all the taught ones left Him and fled.
57And those who had seized יהושע led Him away to Qayapha the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.
58But Kĕpha followed Him at a distance to the courtyard of the high priest, and he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
59And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council were seeking false witness against יהושע to put Him to death,
60but found none. Although many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward,
61and said, “This one said, ‘I am able to destroy the Dwelling Place of Elohim and to build it in three days.’ ”
62And the high priest stood up and said to Him, “Have You no answer to make? What do these witness against You?”
63But יהושע remained silent. So the high priest said to Him, “I put You to oath, by the living Elohim that You say to us if You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim.”
64יהושע said to him, “You have said it. Besides I say to you, from now on you shall see the Son of Aḏam sitting at the right hand of the Power,# Psa. 110:1 and coming on the clouds of the heaven.”# Dan. 7:13
65Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, “He has blasphemed! Why do we need any more witnesses? See, now you have heard His blasphemy!
66What do you think? And they answering, said, “He is liable to death.”
67Then they spat in His face and beat Him, and others slapped Him,
68saying, “Prophesy to us, Messiah! Who is the one who struck You?”
69And Kĕpha sat outside in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him, saying, “And you were with יהושע of Galil.”
70But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you say.”
71And as he was going out into the porch, another girl saw him and said to those there, “And this one was with יהושע of Natsareth.”
72But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the Man!”
73And after a while those who stood by came to him and said to Kĕpha, “Truly you are one of them too, for even your speech gives you away.”
74Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!” And immediately a cock crowed.
75And Kĕpha remembered the word of יהושע who had said to him, “Before a cock crows, you shall deny Me three times.” And going out, he wept bitterly.

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