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And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome.



But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome.



But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death. And having bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him while he taught, saying, By what authority do thou these things? And who gave thee this authority?

And straightaway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scholars and the whole council, having made a plan, after binding Jesus, they took him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest an uproar develop among people.

And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, read more.
and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee? But Jesus was silent. And having responded, the high priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him, Thou have said. Nevertheless I say to you, Henceforth ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of the sky. Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, He has blasphemed. What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye heard his blasphemy. What does it seem to you? Having answered, they said, He is deserving of death. Then they spat in his face and struck him with a fist. And some slapped him, saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ. Who is he who struck thee?

And straightaway, while he still spoke, Judas, being one of the twelve, comes, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders. Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss is he. Seize him, and lead away securely. And when he came, straightaway having approached him, he says, Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him much. read more.
And they threw their hands on him, and seized him. And a certain one of those who stood by, having drawn his sword, struck the bondman of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And having answered, Jesus said to them, Have ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to arrest me? I was daily near you, teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me--but that the scriptures might be fulfilled. And having forsook him, they all fled. And a certain one young man followed with him, having been wrapped naked in a linen cloth. And the young men seized him, but having left behind the linen cloth, he fled from them naked. And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scholars assemble with him. And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, and did not find it. For many testified falsely against him, and their testimonies were not consistent. And some men having stood up, testified falsely against him, saying, We heard him saying, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and by three days I will build another not made with hands. And not even this way was their testimony consistent. And the high priest having stood up in the midst, he demanded Jesus, saying, Thou answer nothing? What is it these men testify against thee? But he remained silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest demanded him, and says to him, Are thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. And ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky. And the high priest having torn his clothes, he says, What further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy. What does it seem to you? And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with a fist, and to say to him, Prophesy. And the subordinates were throwing him with slaps.

And Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, who came to him, Have ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you daily in the temple, ye did not stretch forth hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness. And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar. read more.
And having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. But a certain servant girl having seen him sitting near the light, and having looked intently upon him, she said, This man was also with him. But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. And after a little while, another man having see him, said, Thou also are from them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about one hour having passed, some other man insisted, saying, In truth this man was also with him, for he is also a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I do not know what thou are saying. And immediately, while he still spoke, a cock sounded. And having turned, the Lord looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before a cock sounds thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, Peter wept bitterly. And the men who held Jesus mocked him, while striking him. And having covered him, they struck his face, and demanded him, saying, Prophesy! Who is he who struck thee? And they spoke many other things against him, railing against him. And when it became day, the eldership of the people, the chief priests, and the scholars, came together, and led him into their council, saying, If thou are the Christ, tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe, and if I also ask, ye will, no, not answer nor release. From henceforth the Son of man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Therefore thou are the Son of God? And he said to them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What further need have we of testimony? For we have heard from his mouth.

And as they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees approached them, being greatly annoyed because of their teaching the people, and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. And they threw hands on them, and put them in custody for the morrow, for it was now evening. read more.
But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand. And it came to pass on the morrow, to be assembled in Jerusalem, their rulers, and elders, and scholars, and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the high priestly family. And after placing them in the midst, they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have ye done this? Then Peter being filled with Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we are examined today about a good deed, of a feeble man, by what this man has been healed, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this, this man stands here before you healthy. This is the stone that was rejected by you who build, which became into the head of the corner. And salvation is not in any other man, for there is no other name under the heaven, that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and having perceived that they are illiterate and uneducated men, they marveled. And they recognized them, that they had been with Jesus. And seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they had nothing to contradict. But after commanding them to go outside of the council, they conferred among each other, saying, What will we do to these men? For that indeed a notable sign has happened by them, is apparent to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But that it may not spread on further among the people, let us threaten them with threats to speak no longer in this name, to not one man. And having called them, they commanded them entirely, not to utter nor to teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John having replied to them, they said, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken to you rather than God, judge ye. For we are not able not to speak what we saw and heard. And they, having further threatened, released them, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people. Since all glorified God for that which happened.

But some of those from the synagogue called Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they instigated men who said, We have heard him speaking blasphemous sayings against Moses and God. read more.
And they incited the people, and the elders, and the scholars. And after approaching, they seized him, and brought him to the council. And they put forward FALSE witnesses who said, This man does not cease speaking blasphemous sayings against the holy place, and the law. For we have heard him saying that this Jesus the Nazarene will destroy this place, and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us. And all who sat in the council, having gazed upon him, saw his face like a face of a heavenly agent.

And the high priest said, Are these things so? And he said, Men, brothers, and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran. And he said to him, Go forth out of thy land, and from thy kinfolk, and come into a land that I will show thee. read more.
Then after coming out of the land of the Chaldeans, he dwelt in Haran. And from there, after his father died, God resettled him in this land in which ye now dwell. And he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a footstep. And he promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, although there was no child by him. And God spoke thus: His seed would be alien in a foreign land, and they would enslave and mistreat them four hundred years. And I will judge the nation to whomever they will be in bondage, God said, and after these things they will come forth and serve me in this place. And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so he begot Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day. And Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob the twelve patriarchs. And the patriarchs, being envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. And God was with him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him governor over Egypt and his entire house. Now a famine came on all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers found no sustenance. But when Jacob heard of grain being in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time. And during the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's race became manifest to Pharaoh. And Joseph having sent forth, he summoned Jacob his father. And all his kinfolk, in souls, were seventy-five. And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he perished, he and our fathers. And they were carried into Shechem, and laid in the sepulcher that Abraham bought for a price of silver from the sons of Hamor of Shechem. But as the time of the promise approached that God swore to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, until another king arose who had not known Joseph. This man, who cunningly victimized our race, mistreated our fathers to make their infants be placed outside in order not to keep alive. During which time Moses was born (and he was well-formed by God) who was reared three months in his father's house. And when he was exposed, Pharaoh's daughter took him away, and reared him for a son to herself. And Moses was reared in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds. But when a forty year time span was fulfilled by him, it came into his heart to go help his brothers, the sons of Israel. And after seeing a certain man suffering wrong, he defended him, and did vengeance for the man being oppressed, having smitten the Egyptian. And he presumed his brothers understood that, by his hand, God was giving them salvation, but they did not understand. And on the next day he was seen by them as they fought, and he was reconciling them for peace, having said, Men, ye are brothers. Why is it that ye wrong each other? But the man doing wrong to his neighbor thrust him away, having said, Who appointed thee a ruler and a judge over us? Do thou not want to kill me, as thou killed the Egyptian yesterday? And Moses fled at this word, and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he begot two sons. And forty years having been fulfilled, an agent of Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai in a flame of fire of a bush. And when Moses looked, he wondered at the sight. And as he approached to examine, a voice of Lord came to him, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. But Moses, who developed trembling, dared not examine. And the Lord said to him, Put off the shoes from thy feet, for the place on which thou stand is holy ground. Having looked, I saw the oppression of my people in Egypt, and I heard their groaning, and I came down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. This Moses whom they refused, having said, Who appointed thee a ruler and a judge? This man God sent, a ruler and a liberator by the hand of the heavenly agent who appeared to him in the bush. This man brought them forth after performing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you, from your brothers, like me. This is he who became in the congregation in the wilderness with the heavenly agent who spoke to him on the mount Sinai, and of our fathers who received living oracles to give to us. To whom our fathers did not want to become obedient, but they thrust away, and turned back in their heart to Egypt, after saying to Aaron, Make gods for us who will lead us. For this Moses, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has happened to him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered up sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands. But God turned, and gave them over to serve the host of heaven, just as it is written in the book of the prophets, Did ye offer to me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? And ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the images that ye made to worship them. And I will deport you beyond Babylon. The tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers in the wilderness, just as he arranged (he who spoke to Moses), to make it according to the pattern that he had seen. Which also our fathers, having received in succession, brought in with Joshua into the possession of the nations whom God drove out from the presence of our fathers, until the days of David who found favor in the sight of God. And he asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him a house. However the Most High does not dwell in man-made temples, just as the prophet says, The heaven is to me a throne, and the earth a footstool of my feet. What house will ye build for me? says Lord. Or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things? Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers, ye also. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold about the coming of the Righteous man, of whom ye now have become betrayers and murderers, who received the law at directions of heavenly agents, and did not keep it. Now when they heard these things, they were split with a saw in their hearts, and they gnashed their teeth against him. But being full of Holy Spirit, having gazed into heaven, he saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, Look, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. But they, having cried out in a great voice, held their ears shut, and rushed upon him with one accord. And having expelled him out of the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments beside the feet of a young man called Saul. And they stoned Stephen, who was calling and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.


And Paul, after looking intently at the council, said, Men, brothers, I have been a citizen in all good conscience to God until this day. And the high priest Ananias ordered those who stood by him to strike his mouth. Then Paul said to him, God is going to smite thee, a whitewashed wall. Thou even sit judging me according to the law, and violating law, thou command me to be struck? read more.
And those who stood by said, Thou revile God's high priest? And Paul said, I had not known, brothers, that he is high priest, for it is written, Thou shall not speak ill of a ruler of thy people.

Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, read more.
and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee?

And having heard, they entered into the temple at early morning, and taught. But the high priest having arrived, and those with him, they called the council together, and all the senate of the sons of Israel. And they sent to the p But the subordinates who came did not find them in the prison. And having returned, they reported, saying, We found the prison indeed shut in all security, and the guards standing before the doors, but after opening, we found no man inside. read more.
Now when they heard these words, the high priest, and the captain of the temple, and the chief priests, were perplexed about them, whatever this would become. But a certain man who arrived, reported to them, Behold, the men whom ye put in the prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people. Then after departing, the captain with the subordinates brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they would be stoned. And having brought them, they placed them in the council. And the high priest demanded them, saying, Did we not command by an order for you not to teach in this name? And behold, ye have filled Jerusalem of your doctrine, and intend to bring upon us this man's blood.


Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one servant girl came to him, saying, Thou also were with Jesus the Galilean. But he denied before them all, saying, I do not know what thou say. And when he was gone out into the porch, another woman saw him, and says to them there, This man was also with Jesus the Nazarene. read more.
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a little while those who stood, having approached, said to Peter, Surely thou also are of them, for thy accent even makes thee apparent. Then he began to curse vehemently and to swear, I do not know the man. And straightaway a cock sounded. And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds, thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, he wept bitterly.

And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome.

And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest comes. And having seen Peter warming himself, having looked at him, she says, Thou also were with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not, nor understand what thou say. And he went outside onto the porch, and a cock sounded. read more.
And the servant girl having seen him, she began again to say to those who stood by, This man is from them. But he again denied it. And after a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, Surely thou are from them, for thou are a Galilean, and thy accent is similar. But he began to curse and to swear, I do not know this man of whom ye speak. And the second time a cock sounded. And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds twice, thou will deny me thrice. And having broke down, he wept.

Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, Are thou not also of his disciples? That man therefore denied, and said, I am not. One of the bondmen of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did I not see thee in the garden with him? Peter therefore denied again, and straightaway a cock sounded.

And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scholars assemble with him. And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light.

And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar. And having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. But a certain servant girl having seen him sitting near the light, and having looked intently upon him, she said, This man was also with him. read more.
But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. And after a little while, another man having see him, said, Thou also are from them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about one hour having passed, some other man insisted, saying, In truth this man was also with him, for he is also a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I do not know what thou are saying. And immediately, while he still spoke, a cock sounded. And having turned, the Lord looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before a cock sounds thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, Peter wept bitterly.

and led him away first to Annas. For he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was the man who counseled the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, also the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and he went in with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. read more.
But Peter had stood near the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought in Peter. Therefore the servant girl (the doorkeeper) says to Peter, Are thou not also of this man's disciples? That man says, I am not. Now the bondmen and the subordinates had stood, having made a fire of coals because it was cold, and they were warming themselves. And Peter was also standing with them warming himself.


And thou shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days, and thou shall inquire. And they shall show thee the sentence of judgment.

And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, read more.
and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee?

Moreover in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat set from the Levites and the priests, and from the heads of the fathers of Israel for the judgment of LORD, and for controversies. And they returned to Jerusalem.

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the common, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. And in a controversy they shall stand to judge. They shall judge it according to my ordinances. And they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts, and they shall hallow my Sabbaths.


But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome.


And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar.

And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light.

But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome.

And Simon Peter followed Jesus, also the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and he went in with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.


But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome.



Having gone again a second time, he prayed, saying, My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass from me, except I drink it, may thy will happen.

And when he left them, having gone away again, he prayed a third time, saying again the same statement.

Then he comes to his disciples, and says to them, Sleep what remains, and take rest...Behold, the hour has come near, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Awake, we go. Behold, he who betrays me has come near. And while he was still speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priest and elders of the people. read more.
Now the man who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss is he. Seize him. And straightaway having come to Jesus, he said, Hail, Rabbi, and kissed him much. And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are thou here. Then having come, they threw their hands on Jesus, and seized him. And behold, one of those with Jesus, having stretched out a hand, drew his sword, and when he struck the bondman of the high priest, he cut off his ear. Then Jesus says to him, Return thy sword into its place, for all those who take a sword will die by a sword. Or do thou think that I cannot now call my Father, and he will provide to me more than twelve legions of agents? How then would the scriptures be fulfilled that it is necessary to happen this way? In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, Did ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me. But all this has come to pass, so that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples fled, having forsook him. And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee? But Jesus was silent. And having responded, the high priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him, Thou have said. Nevertheless I say to you, Henceforth ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of the sky. Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, He has blasphemed. What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye heard his blasphemy. What does it seem to you? Having answered, they said, He is deserving of death. Then they spat in his face and struck him with a fist. And some slapped him, saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ. Who is he who struck thee? Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one servant girl came to him, saying, Thou also were with Jesus the Galilean. But he denied before them all, saying, I do not know what thou say. And when he was gone out into the porch, another woman saw him, and says to them there, This man was also with Jesus the Nazarene. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a little while those who stood, having approached, said to Peter, Surely thou also are of them, for thy accent even makes thee apparent. Then he began to curse vehemently and to swear, I do not know the man. And straightaway a cock sounded. And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds, thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, he wept bitterly.


And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scholars assemble with him. And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, and did not find it. read more.
For many testified falsely against him, and their testimonies were not consistent. And some men having stood up, testified falsely against him, saying, We heard him saying, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and by three days I will build another not made with hands. And not even this way was their testimony consistent. And the high priest having stood up in the midst, he demanded Jesus, saying, Thou answer nothing? What is it these men testify against thee? But he remained silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest demanded him, and says to him, Are thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. And ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky. And the high priest having torn his clothes, he says, What further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy. What does it seem to you? And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with a fist, and to say to him, Prophesy. And the subordinates were throwing him with slaps.

But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death. And having bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

And Pilate having called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people, said to them, Ye brought this man to me as turning away the people. And behold, I, having examined him before you, found nothing guilty in this man of what ye accuse against him. But not even Herod, for I sent you back to him, and lo, nothing having been done by him is worthy of death. read more.
Therefore, having scourged I will release him. Now he had need to release one man to them at every feast. But they cried out all together, saying, Take away this man, and release to us Barabbas (a man who was cast into prison because of a certain insurrection that occurred in the city, and for murder). Again therefore Pilate called out wanting to release Jesus, but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him. And he said to them a third time, For what evil did this man do? I have found nothing guilty of death in him. I will therefore, having scourged, release him. But they were relentless with loud voices demanding him to be crucified. And their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate decreed their request to happen.

And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, read more.
and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee? But Jesus was silent. And having responded, the high priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him, Thou have said. Nevertheless I say to you, Henceforth ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of the sky. Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, He has blasphemed. What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye heard his blasphemy. What does it seem to you? Having answered, they said, He is deserving of death. Then they spat in his face and struck him with a fist. And some slapped him, saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ. Who is he who struck thee?

And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar. And having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. But a certain servant girl having seen him sitting near the light, and having looked intently upon him, she said, This man was also with him. read more.
But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. And after a little while, another man having see him, said, Thou also are from them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about one hour having passed, some other man insisted, saying, In truth this man was also with him, for he is also a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I do not know what thou are saying. And immediately, while he still spoke, a cock sounded. And having turned, the Lord looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before a cock sounds thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, Peter wept bitterly. And the men who held Jesus mocked him, while striking him. And having covered him, they struck his face, and demanded him, saying, Prophesy! Who is he who struck thee? And they spoke many other things against him, railing against him. And when it became day, the eldership of the people, the chief priests, and the scholars, came together, and led him into their council, saying, If thou are the Christ, tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe, and if I also ask, ye will, no, not answer nor release. From henceforth the Son of man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Therefore thou are the Son of God? And he said to them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What further need have we of testimony? For we have heard from his mouth.

And Simon Peter followed Jesus, also the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and he went in with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. But Peter had stood near the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought in Peter. Therefore the servant girl (the doorkeeper) says to Peter, Are thou not also of this man's disciples? That man says, I am not. read more.
Now the bondmen and the subordinates had stood, having made a fire of coals because it was cold, and they were warming themselves. And Peter was also standing with them warming himself. The high priest therefore asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spoke in public to the world. I always taught in a synagogue, and in the temple where the Jews always gather together, and I spoke nothing in secret. Why question thou me? Question those who have heard what I said to them. Behold, these know the things that I said. And when he said these things, one of the subordinates standing by gave a slap to Jesus, saying, Answer thou the high priest this way? Jesus answered him, If I spoke wrongly, testify about the wrong, but if correctly, why strike me? Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, Are thou not also of his disciples? That man therefore denied, and said, I am not. One of the bondmen of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did I not see thee in the garden with him? Peter therefore denied again, and straightaway a cock sounded. They lead Jesus therefore from Caiaphas to the Praetorium. And it was early, and they did not enter into the Praetorium, so that they would not be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, What accusation do ye bring against this man? They answered and said to him, If this man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered him up to thee. Pilate therefore said to them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not permitted for us to kill any man, so that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled that he spoke, signifying what kind of death he was going to die.


And while he was still speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priest and elders of the people. Now the man who betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss is he. Seize him. And straightaway having come to Jesus, he said, Hail, Rabbi, and kissed him much. read more.
And Jesus said to him, Friend, why are thou here. Then having come, they threw their hands on Jesus, and seized him. And behold, one of those with Jesus, having stretched out a hand, drew his sword, and when he struck the bondman of the high priest, he cut off his ear. Then Jesus says to him, Return thy sword into its place, for all those who take a sword will die by a sword. Or do thou think that I cannot now call my Father, and he will provide to me more than twelve legions of agents? How then would the scriptures be fulfilled that it is necessary to happen this way? In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes, Did ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to seize me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me. But all this has come to pass, so that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples fled, having forsook him. And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee? But Jesus was silent. And having responded, the high priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him, Thou have said. Nevertheless I say to you, Henceforth ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of the sky. Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, He has blasphemed. What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye heard his blasphemy. What does it seem to you? Having answered, they said, He is deserving of death. Then they spat in his face and struck him with a fist. And some slapped him, saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ. Who is he who struck thee? Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and one servant girl came to him, saying, Thou also were with Jesus the Galilean. But he denied before them all, saying, I do not know what thou say. And when he was gone out into the porch, another woman saw him, and says to them there, This man was also with Jesus the Nazarene. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a little while those who stood, having approached, said to Peter, Surely thou also are of them, for thy accent even makes thee apparent. Then he began to curse vehemently and to swear, I do not know the man. And straightaway a cock sounded. And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds, thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, he wept bitterly.

And straightaway, while he still spoke, Judas, being one of the twelve, comes, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders. Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss is he. Seize him, and lead away securely. And when he came, straightaway having approached him, he says, Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him much. read more.
And they threw their hands on him, and seized him. And a certain one of those who stood by, having drawn his sword, struck the bondman of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And having answered, Jesus said to them, Have ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to arrest me? I was daily near you, teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me--but that the scriptures might be fulfilled. And having forsook him, they all fled. And a certain one young man followed with him, having been wrapped naked in a linen cloth. And the young men seized him, but having left behind the linen cloth, he fled from them naked. And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scholars assemble with him. And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, and did not find it. For many testified falsely against him, and their testimonies were not consistent. And some men having stood up, testified falsely against him, saying, We heard him saying, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and by three days I will build another not made with hands. And not even this way was their testimony consistent. And the high priest having stood up in the midst, he demanded Jesus, saying, Thou answer nothing? What is it these men testify against thee? But he remained silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest demanded him, and says to him, Are thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. And ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky. And the high priest having torn his clothes, he says, What further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy. What does it seem to you? And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with a fist, and to say to him, Prophesy. And the subordinates were throwing him with slaps. And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest comes. And having seen Peter warming himself, having looked at him, she says, Thou also were with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I know not, nor understand what thou say. And he went outside onto the porch, and a cock sounded. And the servant girl having seen him, she began again to say to those who stood by, This man is from them. But he again denied it. And after a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, Surely thou are from them, for thou are a Galilean, and thy accent is similar. But he began to curse and to swear, I do not know this man of whom ye speak. And the second time a cock sounded. And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds twice, thou will deny me thrice. And having broke down, he wept.

While he yet spoke, behold, a multitude, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them. And he came near to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said to him, Judas, thou betray the Son of man with a kiss? And when those who were around him saw what would be, they said, Lord, shall we strike with the sword? read more.
And a certain one of them struck the bondman of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. But having answered, Jesus said, Allow ye as far as this. And having touched his ear, he healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, who came to him, Have ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you daily in the temple, ye did not stretch forth hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness. And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar. And having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. But a certain servant girl having seen him sitting near the light, and having looked intently upon him, she said, This man was also with him. But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. And after a little while, another man having see him, said, Thou also are from them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about one hour having passed, some other man insisted, saying, In truth this man was also with him, for he is also a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I do not know what thou are saying. And immediately, while he still spoke, a cock sounded. And having turned, the Lord looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before a cock sounds thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, Peter wept bitterly. And the men who held Jesus mocked him, while striking him. And having covered him, they struck his face, and demanded him, saying, Prophesy! Who is he who struck thee? And they spoke many other things against him, railing against him. And when it became day, the eldership of the people, the chief priests, and the scholars, came together, and led him into their council, saying, If thou are the Christ, tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe, and if I also ask, ye will, no, not answer nor release. From henceforth the Son of man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Therefore thou are the Son of God? And he said to them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What further need have we of testimony? For we have heard from his mouth.

Judas therefore having received the band and subordinates from the chief priests and the Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore knowing all the things that were coming upon him, after going forth, he says to them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus says to them, I am he. And Judas, the man betraying him had also stood with them. read more.
When therefore he said to them, I am he, they went backward and fell to the ground. Again therefore he questioned them, Whom seek ye? And they said, Jesus the Nazarene. Jesus answered, I told you that I am. If therefore ye seek me, allow these men to go, so that the word that he spoke might be fulfilled, Of whom thou have given me, I lost, no, not one of them. Simon Peter therefore, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's bondman, and cut off his right ear. Now the servant's name was Malchus. Jesus therefore said to Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath. The cup that the Father has given me, shall I, no, not drink it? So the band, and the chief captain, and the subordinates of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound him, and led him away first to Annas. For he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year. Now Caiaphas was the man who counseled the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, also the other disciple. But that disciple was known to the high priest, and he went in with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest. But Peter had stood near the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper and brought in Peter. Therefore the servant girl (the doorkeeper) says to Peter, Are thou not also of this man's disciples? That man says, I am not. Now the bondmen and the subordinates had stood, having made a fire of coals because it was cold, and they were warming themselves. And Peter was also standing with them warming himself. The high priest therefore asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spoke in public to the world. I always taught in a synagogue, and in the temple where the Jews always gather together, and I spoke nothing in secret. Why question thou me? Question those who have heard what I said to them. Behold, these know the things that I said. And when he said these things, one of the subordinates standing by gave a slap to Jesus, saying, Answer thou the high priest this way? Jesus answered him, If I spoke wrongly, testify about the wrong, but if correctly, why strike me? Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Therefore they said to him, Are thou not also of his disciples? That man therefore denied, and said, I am not. One of the bondmen of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did I not see thee in the garden with him? Peter therefore denied again, and straightaway a cock sounded. They lead Jesus therefore from Caiaphas to the Praetorium. And it was early, and they did not enter into the Praetorium, so that they would not be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover. Pilate therefore went out to them, and said, What accusation do ye bring against this man? They answered and said to him, If this man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered him up to thee. Pilate therefore said to them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not permitted for us to kill any man, so that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled that he spoke, signifying what kind of death he was going to die. Pilate therefore again entered into the Praetorium, and called Jesus, and said to him, Are thou the king of the Jews? Jesus answered, Do thou say this of thyself, or did others tell thee about me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests delivered thee to me. What have thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world my subordinates would have fought so that I would not be delivered to the Jews, but now my kingdom is not from here. Pilate therefore said to him, Then thou a king? Jesus answered, Thou say that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, that I would testify to the truth. Every man who is of the truth hears m Pilate says to him, What is truth? And having said this, he went out again to the Jews, and says to them, I find not one cause in him. But there is a custom for you that I should release to you one man at the Passover. Do ye wish therefore I would release to you the king of the Jews? They all cried out again therefore, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. But Barabbas was a robber.