[No one dared ask him any question after that.] 12:35 Yeshua responded, as he taught in the temple, “How can the scribes say that the Messiah is the son of David? 36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit,
‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet.”‘
37 David himself calls him Lord, so how can he be his son?”
The common people heard him gladly. 38 In his teaching he said to them, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and to get greetings in the marketplaces, 39 and the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts 40 those who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.”
41 And he sat down opposite the treasury, and saw how the crowd cast money into the treasury. Many who were rich cast in much. 42 A poor widow came, and she cast in two lepta, which equal a kodrantes. 43 He called his talmidim to himself, and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow gave more than all those who are giving into the treasury, 44 for they all gave out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, gave all that she had to live on.”
13:1 As he went out of the temple, one of his talmidim said to him, “Teacher, see what kind of stones and what kind of buildings.”
2 And Yeshua said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone on another, which will not be thrown down.”
3 As he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, Jacob, John, and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be? What is the sign that these things are all about to be fulfilled?”
5 And Yeshua began to say to them, “Be careful that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he.’ and will lead many astray.
7 “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled. Such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places. There will be famines. These things are the beginning of birth pains. 9 But watch yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils. You will be beaten in synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them. 10 The Good News must first be preached to all the nations. 11 When they lead you away and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.
12 “Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 13 You will be hated by all for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end, the same will be saved. 14 But when you see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, 15 and let him who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter in, to take anything out of his house. 16 Let him who is in the field not return back to take his coat. 17 But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babies in those days. 18 And pray that it won’t be in the winter. 19 For in those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be. 20 Unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh would have been saved; but for the sake of the chosen ones, whom he picked out, he shortened the days. 21 Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah.’ or, ‘Look, there.’ do not believe it. 22 For there will arise false messiahs and false prophets, and will show signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the chosen ones. 23 But you watch.
“I have told you all things beforehand. 24 But in those days, after that oppression, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, 25 the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 Then he will send out his angels, and will gather together his chosen ones from the four winds, from the farthest part of the earth to the farthest part of the sky.
28 “Now from the fig tree, learn this parable. When the branch has now become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that the summer is near; 29 even so you also, when you see these things coming to pass, know that it is near, at the doors. 30 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things happen. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 But of that day or the hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
34 “It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the lord of the house is coming —at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning; 36 lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping. 37 What I tell you, I tell all: Watch.”
14:1 It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Matzah, and the chief cohanim and the scribes sought how they might seize him by deception, and kill him. 2 For they said, “Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people.”
3 While he was at Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining, a woman came having an alabaster jar of ointment of pure nard—very costly. She broke the jar, and poured it over his head. 4 But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and saying, “Why has this ointment been wasted? 5 For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and given to the poor.” They grumbled against her.
6 But Yeshua said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could. She has anointed my body beforehand for the burying. 9 Truly I tell you, wherever this Good News may be preached throughout the whole world, that which this woman has done will also be spoken of for a memorial of her.”
10 Judah Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief cohanim, that he might deliver him to them. 11 They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him. 12 On the first day of matzah, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his talmidim asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make ready that you may eat the Passover?”
13 He sent two of his talmidim, and said to them, “Go into the city, and there you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, 14 and wherever he enters in, tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my talmidim?”‘ 15 He will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Make ready for us there.”
16 The talmidim went out, and came into the city, and found things as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
17 When it was evening he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining and eating, Yeshua said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—he who eats with me.”
19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, “Surely not I?” And another said, “Surely not I?”
20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, he who dips with me in the dish. 21 For the Son of Man goes, even as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. It would be better for that man if he had not been born.”
22 As they were eating, he took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke it, and gave to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.”
23 He took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly I tell you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew in the Kingdom of God.” 26 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27 Yeshua said to them, “All of you will fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 However, after I am raised up, I will go before you into Galilee.”
29 But Peter said to him, “Although all will be offended, yet I will not.”
30 Yeshua said to him, “Truly I tell you, that today, even this night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.”
31 But he insisted, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” They all said the same thing.
32 They came to a place which was named Gethsemane. He said to his talmidim, “Sit here, while I pray.” 33 He took with him Peter, Jacob, and John, and began to be greatly troubled and distressed. 34 He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch.”
35 He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36 He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire.”
37 He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “Simon, are you sleeping? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 Again he went away, and prayed, saying the same words. 40 Again he came and found them sleeping again, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. 41 He came the third time, and said to them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Arise, let us be going. Look, he who betrays me is near.”
43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judah, one of the twelve, came—and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief cohanim, the scribes, and the elders. 44 Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely.” 45 When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, “Rabbi.” and kissed him. 46 They laid hands on him, and seized him. 47 But a certain one of those who stood by drew his sword, and struck the servant of the cohen hagadol, and cut off his ear.
48 Yeshua answered them, “Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me? 49 I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not arrest me. But this is so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.”
50 They all left him, and fled. 51 And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth thrown around himself, over his naked body. And they grabbed him, 52 but he left the linen cloth, and fled naked. 53 They led Yeshua away to the cohen hagadol. All the chief cohanim, the elders, and the scribes came together.
54 Peter had followed him from a distance, until he came into the court of the cohen hagadol. He was sitting with the officers, and warming himself in the light of the fire. 55 Now the chief cohanim and the whole council sought witnesses against Yeshua to put him to death, and found none. 56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree with each other. 57 Some stood up, and gave false testimony against him, saying, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.'” 59 Even so, their testimony did not agree.
60 The cohen hagadol stood up in the midst, and asked Yeshua, “Have you no answer? What is it which these testify against you?” 61 But he stayed quiet, and answered nothing. Again the cohen hagadol asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?”
62 And Yeshua said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky.”
63 The cohen hagadol tore his clothes, and said, “What further need have we of witnesses? 64 You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” They all condemned him to be worthy of death. 65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, “Prophesy.” And the officers took him and beat him.
66 Now as Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the servant girls of the cohen hagadol came, 67 and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, “You were also with the Nazarene, Yeshua.”
68 But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went out into the forecourt, and a rooster crowed.
69 And the servant girl saw him, and began again to tell those who stood by, “This is one of them.” 70 But he again denied it. After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, “You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your accent shows it.” 71 But he began to curse, and to swear, “I do not know this man of whom you speak.” 72 And immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Yeshua said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” When he thought about that, he wept.
15:1 Immediately in the morning the chief cohanim, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Yeshua, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
He answered, “You say so.”
3 The chief cohanim accused him of many things. 4 Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer? See how many things they testify against you.”
5 But Yeshua made no further answer, and Pilate was amazed.
6 Now at the feast he used to release to them one prisoner, whom they requested. 7 There was one called Barabbas, bound with those who had made insurrection, who in the insurrection had committed murder. 8 And the crowd went up and began to ask him to do for them according to his custom. 9 Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he perceived that for envy the chief cohanim had delivered him up. 11 But the chief cohanim stirred up the crowd, that he should release Barabbas to them instead. 12 Pilate again asked them, “What then should I do to him whom you call the King of the Jews?”
13 They shouted again, “Crucify him.”
14 Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has he done?”
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him.”
15 Pilate, wishing to please the crowd, released Barabbas to them, and handed over Yeshua, when he had flogged him, to be crucified.