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XXII.  Now the feast of unleavened bread was drawing near, which is called the Passover;

2and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

3And Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

4And he went away, and consulted with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him up to them.

5And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

6And he promised, and sought opportunity to deliver him up to them in the absence of the multitude.

7And the day of unleavened bread came, when the passover must be killed.

8And he sent away Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare us the passover, that we may eat it.

9And they said to him: Where wilt thou that we prepare?

10And he said to them: Behold, when ye have entered into the city, there will meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he enters in.

11And ye shall say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I may eat the passover with my disciples?

12And he will show you a large upper room furnished; there make ready.

13And they went away, and found as he had said to them. And they made ready the passover.

14And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.

15And he said to them: I earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer.

16For I say to you, I shall eat of it no more, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

17And having received a cup, he gave thanks and said: Take this, and divide it among yourselves.

18For I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

19And taking a loaf, he gave thanks, and broke it, and gave to them, saying: This is my body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me.

20And the cup in like manner after supper, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you.

21But, behold, the hand of him that betrays me is with me on the table.

22For the Son of man indeed goes, as it was determined; but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!

23And they began to inquire among themselves, who then it might be that should do this thing?

24And there arose also a contention among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.

25And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they who exercise authority over them are called benefactors.

26But ye are not so; but let the greatest among you become as the younger, and he that is chief as he that serves.

27For which is greater, he that reclines at table, or he that serves? Is not he that reclines at table? But I am in the midst of you as he that serves.

28Ye are they who have continued with me in my temptations;

29and I appoint to you a kingdom, as my Father appointed to me,

30that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye shall sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked for you, to sift as the wheat.

32But I prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and thou, when thou hast turned, strengthen thy brethren.

33And he said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both to prison and to death.

34And he said: I say to thee, Peter, a cock will not crow this day, till thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

35And he said to them: When I sent you without purse, and bag, and sandals, lacked ye anything? And they said: Nothing.

36Therefore said he to them: But now, he that has a purse let him take it, and likewise a bag; and he that has not, let him sell his garment and buy a sword.

37For I say to you, that yet this which is written must be accomplished in me: And he was reckoned among transgressors; for the things concerning me have an end.

38And they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said: It is enough!

39And going out, he went as he was wont to the mount of the Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

40And when he was at the place, he said to them: Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

41And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw; and kneeling down, he prayed,

42saying: Father, if thou art willing to remove this cup from me! Yet, not my will but thine be done.

43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

45And rising up from prayer, and coming to the disciples, he found them sleeping, from sorrow.

46And he said to them: Why sleep ye? Arise and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.

47While he was yet speaking, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss him.

48But Jesus said to him: Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

49And they who were about him, seeing what would follow, said to him: Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

50And a certain one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and took off his right ear.

51And Jesus answering said: Suffer thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

52And Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders, who were come to him: Have ye come out as against a robber, with swords and staves?

53When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

54And they took him, and led him away, and brought him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed afar off.

55And they having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.

56And a certain maid seeing him as he sat by the fire, and looking intently upon him, said: This man also was with him.

57And he denied him, saying: Woman, I do not know him.

58And after a little while, another seeing him said: Thou also art of them. And Peter said: Man, I am not.

59And about the space of one hour after, another confidently affirmed, saying: Of a truth this one also was with him; for he is a Galilæan.

60And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a cock crowed.

61And the Lord turning looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him: Before a cock crows this day, thou wilt deny me thrice.

62And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

63And the men who held Jesus mocked him, beating him;

64and having blindfolded him they asked him, saying: Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?

65And many other things they said, reviling him.

66And when it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests and scribes, came together; and they brought him up into their council, saying:

67If thou art the Christ, tell us. And he said to them: If I tell you, ye will not believe.

68And if I ask, ye will not answer.

69But henceforth shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.

70And they all said: Art thou then the Son of God? And he said to them: Ye say it; for I am.

71And they said: Why need we any further witness? For we ourselves heard it from his own mouth.