22:1 But the feast of unleavened bread, which is called passover, drew near;
2 and the chief priests and scribes sought how they might destroy him; for they feared the people.
3 But Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve;
4 and he went away and conferred with the chief priests and captains how he might deliver him up to them.
5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money;
6 and he consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him up to them in the absence of the multitude
7 And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be killed;
8 and he sent Peter and John, saying: Go and prepare for us the passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said to him: Where wilt thou that we make ready?
10 And he said to them: Behold, after you have gone into the city, there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters;
11 and you shall say to the master of the house: The Teacher says to thee: Where is the guest-chamber where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
13 And they went and found as he had said to them, and prepared the passover.
14 And when the hour had come, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.
15 And he said to them: With desire have I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I say to you that I will no more eat it till it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17 And having taken a cup and given thanks, he said: Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 for I say to you that I will not drink henceforth of the fruit of the vine till the kingdom of God shall have corner
19 And having taken bread and given thanks, he broke and gave to them, saying: This is my body, that is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20 And the cup in like manner, after he had supped, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, that is poured out for you.
21 But behold, the hand of him that delivers me up is with me on the table.
22 For indeed the Son of man goes according to that which is determined, but alas for that man by whom he is delivered up.
23 And they began to inquire among themselves which of them it might be that was about to do this thing.
24 And there had been also a contention among them as to which of them was thought to be greatest.
25 But he said to them: The kings of the nations exercise lordship over them, and they that have authority over them are called benefactors:
26 you however shall not be so, but he that is the greatest among you, let him become as the youngest, and he that leads as he that serves.
27 For which is greater, he that reclines at table or he that serves? Is not he that reclines at table? But I in the midst of you am as he that serves.
28 But you are they that have continued steadily with me in my trials.
29 And I appoint to you as my Father has appointed to me a kingdom,
30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has greatly desired you that he may sift you as wheat;
32 but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. And thou, when thou hast turned to me, strengthen thy brethren.
33 And he said to him: Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.
34 But he said: I say to thee, Peter, a cock shall not crow this day, till thou shalt have three times denied that thou knowest me.
35 And he said to them: When I sent you forth without purse and bag and sandals, needed you any thing? They said: Nothing.
36 And he said to them: But now, he that has a purse, let him take it; in like manner, also a bag; and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy.
37 For I say to you that this that is written must be fulfilled in me; this: And with the lawless was he numbered; for that concerning me has an end.
38 And they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them: It is enough.
39 And going out, he went according to custom to the mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed him.
40 And when he had come to the place he said to them: Pray that you enter not into temptation.
41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and kneeling down he prayed,
42 saying: Father, if thou art willing to remove this cup from me; yet, not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly. And his sweat became like great drops of blood falling to the ground.
45 And he arose from prayer, came to the disciples, and found them sleeping because of grief,
46 and said to them: Why sleep? arise and pray, that you may not enter into temptation.
47 While he was yet speaking, behold, a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and came near to Jesus to kiss him.
48 And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou deliver up the Son of man with a kiss?
49 But they about him, seeing what would be, said: Lord, shall we smite with the sword?
50 And some one of them struck the servant of the chief priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said: Let me alone till this, and he touched his ear and healed him.
52 And Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders that had come to him: As against a robber you have come forth, with swords and clubs:
53 while I was with you a daily in the temple, you stretched not forth your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.
54 And they took him, and led and brought him into the house of the chief priest; but Peter followed at a distance.
55 And after they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and were sitting together, Peter sat in the midst of them.
56 And a maidservant saw him sitting at the fire, and, looking earnestly on him, said: This man also was with him.
57 But he denied him, saying: Woman, I know him not.
58 And after a little another saw him and said: Thou also art of them. But Peter said: Man, I am not.
59 And after an interval of about one hour some other confidently affirmed, saying: Of a truth this man also was with him; for he is a Galilean.
60 But Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, a cock crew;
61 and the Lord turned and looked upon Peter; and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he had said to him: Before a cock shall have crowed this day, thou shalt deny me three times.
62 And he went out and wept bitterly.
63 And the men that held him derided him, striking him;
64 and having blindfolded him, they asked, saying: Prophesy: who is he that struck thee?
65 And many other things did they blasphemously say to him.
66 And when it was day, there came together the eldership of the people, chief priests also and scribes, and they led him away to their Sanhedrim, saying: If thou art the Christ, tell us.
67 And he said to them: If I tell you, you will not believe;
68 and if I ask, you will not answer.
69 But from this time shall the Son of man be sitting on the right hand of the power of God.
70 And they all said: Thou art then the Son of God? He said to them: You say it, for I am.
71 And they said: What further need have we of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from his mouth.