Whiston(i) 1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the passover. 2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might destroy him; But they feared the people. 3 And Satan entered into Judas sirnamed Scarioth, being of the number of the twelve. 4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests, how he might betray him. 5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. 6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him in the absence of the multitude. 7 Now the day of the passover came, when the passover must be killed, 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. 9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare [it] for thee? 10 And he said, Behold, when ye enter into the city, a man shall meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entreth in. 11 And ye shall say unto the master of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 12 He shall shew you an upper room furnished: there make ready. 13 And they went and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. 14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I say unto you, that I will not eat thereof, until it be eaten new in the kingdom of God. 17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take ye this, and divide [it] among your selves. 18 I say unto you, I will not from this time drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you, this do in remembrance of me. 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for [you.] 21 But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me [is] on the table. 22 For the Son of man indeed goeth as it was determined: but wo unto him by whom he is betrayed. 23 And they began to enquire among themselves, who it was that was to do this. 24 And there was also a strife among them, who should be the greatest. 25 But be said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and they that exercise authority over them, are called benefactors. 26 But ye [shall] not [be] so; but he that is greatest among you let him be as the least;and the servant more than he who sitteth down. 27 For I am come in the midst of you, not as he who sitteth down, but, as he that serveth. 28 And you are increased in my ministration, as he that serveth; who have continued with me in my temptations. 29 And I appointed unto you a kingdom, as the Father hath appointed unto me: 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in the kingdom, and sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired you, that he may sift [you] as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; But when thou art converted, convert also thy brethren. 33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee both to prison, and to death. 34 And he said, I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow to day untill thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. 35 And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and bag, and shoes, lacked ye any thing?And they said, Nothing. 36 And he said, But now he that hath a bag shall take [it], and likewise a purse: and he that hath not a sword, shall sell his garment, and buy [one.] 37 For I say, that this which is written, must be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: For These things that concern me have an end. 38 And they said, Lord, behold, here [are] two swords. And be said unto them, It is enough. 39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed him. 40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray, that ye enter not into temptation. 41 But he was withdrawn from them about a stones throw, and kneeled down, and prayed, 42 Saying, Father, Let not my will, but thine be done. If thou be willing remove this cup from me. 43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthning him. 44 And being in an agony, he prayed very earnestly: and his sweat was at it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And when he arose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 And said unto them, sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. 47 And while he yet spake, behold, a great multitude, and he that was called Judas Scarioth, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus, and kissed him. For he had given them this sign, whomsoever I shall kiss that is he. 48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? 49 When they which were about him, saw what was done; they said unto the Lord, Shall we smite with the sword? 50 And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. 51 And he answered and said, Suffer ye thus far, And he streched out his hand, and touched his ear, and his ear was restored. 52 Then he said unto the chief priests and captains of the people, and the elders who were come to him, Are ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves? 53 When I was dayly with you in the temple, ye stretched not out hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness. 54 Then took they him, and led [him,] into the high priests house. And Peter followed him afar off. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court and were set round it; and Peter warming himself with them, 56 A certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This [man] was also with him. 57 And he denied, saying, I know him not. 58 And a little while after another saw him, and said the same, Thou art also of them: And he said, Man, I am not. 59 And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, Of a truth I say, this [man] also was with him; for he is a Galilean. 60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayst. And immediately while he yet spake, the cock crew. 61 But the Lord Jesus turned, and looked upon Peter; and he remembred the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. 62 And he went out, and wept bitterly. 63 But the men that held him, mocked him. 64 And when they had blindfolded his face, they struck him, and said, Prophesie, who is it that smote thee? 65 And blaspheming they spake many other things against him. 66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests and the scribes were assembled together, and led him away unto their council, 67 Saying, Art thou the Christ? But he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe. 68 And if I also ask [you], you will not answer me, nor let [me] go. 69 Now from this time shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. 70 But they all said, Art thou the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 71 And they said, What need have we of witnesses? for we our selves have heard of his own mouth.