Now the feast of matzah drew near, which is called the Pesach.
The chief Kohanim and the Sofrim sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people.
Hasatan entered into Yehudah, who was called Ish-K'riot, being numbered with the twelve.
He went away, and talked with the chief Kohanim and captains about how he might deliver him to them.
They were glad, and agreed to give him money.
He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.
The day of matzah came, on which the Pesach must be sacrificed.
He sent Kefa and Yochanan, saying, "Go and prepare the Pesach for us, that we may eat."
They said to him, "Where do you want us to prepare?"
He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered into the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him into the house which he enters.
Tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, "Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Pesach with my talmidim?"'
He will show you a large, furnished upper room. Make preparations there."
They went, found things as he had told them, and they prepared the Pesach.
When the hour had come, he sat down with the twelve apostles.
He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Pesach with you before I suffer,
for I tell you, I will no longer by any means eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
He received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves,
for I tell you, I will not drink at all again from the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God comes."
He took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave to them, saying, "This is my body which is given for you. Do this in memory of me."
He took the cup in like manner after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, that which is poured out for you.
But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.
The Son of Man indeed goes, as it has been determined, but woe to that man through whom he is betrayed!"
They began to question among themselves, which of them it was that would do this thing.
There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest.
He said to them, "The kings of the Goyim lord it over them, and those who have authority over them are called 'benefactors.'
But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the younger, and one who is governing, as one who serves.
For who is greater, one who sits at the table, or one who serves? Isn't it he who sits at the table? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves.
But you are those who have continued with me in my temptations.
I appoint to you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed to me,
that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. You will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisra'el."
The Lord said, "Shim`on, Shim`on, behold, Hasatan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat,
but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn't fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers."
He said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death!"
He said, "I tell you, Kefa, the rooster will by no means crow today, before you deny that you know me three times."
He said to them, "When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing."
Then he said to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.
For I tell you that this which is written must still be fulfilled in me: 'He was counted with the lawless.' For that which concerns me has an end."
They said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords." He said to them, "That is enough."
He came out, and went, as his custom was, to the Mount of Olives. His talmidim also followed him.
When he was at the place, he said to them, "Pray that you don't enter into temptation."
He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and he knelt down and prayed,
saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."
An angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him.
Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.
When he rose up from his prayer, he came to the talmidim, and found them sleeping because of grief,
and said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation."
While he was still speaking, behold, a multitude, and he who was called Yehudah, one of the twelve, went in front of them. He came near to Yeshua to kiss him.
But Yeshua said to him, "Yehudah, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"
When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"
A certain one of them struck the servant of the Kohen Gadol, and cut off his right ear.
But Yeshua answered, "Let me at least do this" -- and he touched his ear, and healed him.
Yeshua said to the chief Kohanim, captains of the temple, and Zakenim, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn't stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
They seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the Kohen Gadol's house. But Kefa followed from a distance.
When they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Kefa sat in the midst of them.
A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him."
He denied Yeshua, saying, "Woman, I don't know him."
After a little while someone else saw him, and said, "You also are one of them!" But Kefa answered, "Man, I am not!"
After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Gelili!"
But Kefa said, "Man, I don't know what you are talking about!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
The Lord turned, and looked at Kefa. Kefa remembered the Lord's word, how he said to him, "Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times."
He went out, and wept bitterly.
The men who held Yeshua mocked him and beat him.
Having blindfolded him, they struck him on the face and asked him, "Prophesy! Who is the one who struck you?"
They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.
As soon as it was day, the assembly of the Zakenim of the people was gathered together, both chief Kohanim and Sofrim, and they led him away into their council, saying,
"If you are the Messiah, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe,
and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go.
From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
They all said, "Are you then the Son of God?" He said to them, "You say it, because I AM."
They said, "Why do we need any more witness? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth!"