22:47 While he was still speaking, look, a crowd came, and he who was called Judah, one of the twelve, was leading them. He came near to Yeshua to kiss him. 48 But Yeshua said to him, “Judah, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
49 When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 A certain one of them struck the servant of the cohen hagadol, and cut off his right ear.
51 But Yeshua answered and said, “No more of this.” Then he touched his ear and healed him. 52 Yeshua said to the chief cohanim, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you in the temple daily, you did not stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”
54 They seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the cohen hagadol’s house. But Peter followed from a distance. 55 When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56 A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, “This man also was with him.”
57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”
58 After a little while someone else saw him, and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter answered, “Man, I am not.”
59 After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean.”
60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned, and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the Lord’s word, how he said to him, “Before the rooster crows today you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out, and wept bitterly.
63 The men who held Yeshua mocked him and beat him. 64 And having blindfolded him, they were striking his face and kept asking him, “Prophesy, who is the one who struck you?” 65 They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.
66 As soon as it was day, the council of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief cohanim and scribes, and they led him away into their council, saying, 67 “If you are the Messiah, tell us.”
But he said to them, “If I tell you, you won’t believe, 68 and if I ask, you will not answer me, or let me go. 69 From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”
70 They all said, “Are you then the Son of God?”
He said to them, “You say that I am.”
71 They said, “Why do we need any more witness? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.”
23:1 The whole company of them rose up and brought him before Pilate. 2 They began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding paying taxes to Caesar, and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king.”
3 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
He answered him, “You say so.”
4 Pilate said to the chief cohanim and the crowds, “I find no basis for a charge against this man.”
5 But they insisted, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee even to this place.” 6 But when Pilate heard it, he asked if the man was a Galilean. 7 When he found out that he was in Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem during those days.
8 Now when Herod saw Yeshua, he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he had heard about him. He hoped to see some miracle done by him. 9 He questioned him with many words, but he gave no answers. 10 The chief cohanim and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 11 Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilate. 12 Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before that they were enemies with each other.
13 Pilate called together the chief cohanim and the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, “You brought this man to me as one that subverts the people, and see, I have examined him before you, and found no basis for a charge against this man concerning those things of which you accuse him. 15 Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us, and see, nothing worthy of death has been done by him. 16 I will therefore chastise him and release him.” 17 (Now he had to release one prisoner to them at the feast.)
18 But they all shouted out together, saying, “Away with this man. Release to us Barabbas” 19 (one who was thrown into prison for a certain revolt in the city, and for murder.)
20 Then Pilate spoke to them again, wanting to release Yeshua, 21 but they shouted, saying, “Crucify. Crucify him.”
22 He said to them the third time, “Why? What evil has this man done? I have found no capital crime in him. I will therefore chastise him and release him.” 23 But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. And their voices, and those of the chief cohanim, prevailed. 24 Pilate decreed that what they asked for should be done. 25 He released him who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Yeshua up to their will.
26 When they led him away, they grabbed one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and placed on him the cross, to carry it after Yeshua. 27 A large crowd of the people followed him, including women who also mourned and lamented him. 28 But Yeshua, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For look, the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things in the green tree, what will be done in the dry?”
32 There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put to death. 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
34 And Yeshua said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. 35 The people stood watching. The rulers also scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself, if this is the Messiah of God, his Chosen One.”
36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.”
38 An inscription was also written above him: “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
39 One of the criminals who hung there insulted him, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”
40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Yeshua, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”
43 And he said to him, “Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
44 And it was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 for the sun’s light failed. And the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And Yeshua, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last.
47 When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous man.” 48 All the crowds that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. 49 All his acquaintances, and the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 And look, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man 51 (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Judeans, who was also waiting for the Kingdom of God 52 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yeshua. 53 He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been placed. 54 It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near. 55 The women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his body was placed. 56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 They entered in, and did not find the body of the Lord Yeshua. 4 It happened, while they were greatly perplexed about this, look, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. 5 Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth.
They said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee, 7 saying that the Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again?”
8 Then they remembered his words. 9 And returning from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Miriam Magdalene and Yohanah and Miriam the mother of Jacob and the other women with them told these things to the emissaries. 11 These words seemed to them to be nonsense, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. Stooping and looking in, he saw the strips of linen by themselves, and he departed to his home, wondering what had happened.
13 And look, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened. 15 It happened, while they talked and questioned together, that Yeshua himself came near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things which have happened there in these days?”
19 He said to them, “What things?”
They said to him, “The things concerning Yeshua, the Nazarene, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; 20 and how the chief cohanim and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Also, certain women of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb; 23 and when they did not find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 Some of us went to the tomb, and found it just like the women had said, but they did not see him.”
25 Then he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken. 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?” 27 Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 They drew near to the village, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.
29 They urged him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over.”
He went in to stay with them. 30 It happened, that when he had sat down at the table with them, he took the matzah and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them. 31 Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight. 32 And they said to one another, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us, while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 They rose up that very hour, returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.” 35 They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the matzah.
36 As they said these things, Yeshua himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace be to you.”
37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 He said to them, “Why are you troubled? Why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is truly me. Touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see that I have.” 40 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While they still did not believe for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?”
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish. 43 And he took it and ate in front of them. 44 And he said to them, “This is what I told you, while I was still with you, that all things which are written in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms, concerning me must be fulfilled.”
45 Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures. 46 He said to them, “Thus it is written, for the Messiah to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance leading to forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And look, I send forth the promise of my Father on you. But wait in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
50 He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 It happened, while he blessed them, that he departed from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52 They worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.