New Amharic Standard Version

ማቴዎስ 26:1-75

አይሁድ በኢየሱስ ላይ መዶለታቸው

26፥2-5 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥1፡2፤ ሉቃ 22፥1፡2

1ኢየሱስ እነዚህን ነገሮች ተናግሮ ከጨረሰ በኋላ፣ ደቀ መዛሙርቱን፣ 2“ከሁለት ቀን በኋላ ፋሲካ እንደሚሆን ታውቃላችሁ፤ የሰው ልጅም ሊሰቀል አልፎ ይሰጣል” አላቸው።

3ከዚህ በኋላ የካህናት አለቆችና የሕዝብ ሽማግሌዎች ቀያፋ በተባለ ሊቀ ካህን ግቢ ውስጥ ተሰብስበው፤ 4በረቀቀ መንገድ ኢየሱስን ለማስያዝና ለማስገደል ተማከሩ። 5ነገር ግን፣ “በሕዝቡ መካከል ረብሻ እንዳይነሣ በበዓል ቀን አይሁን” በማለት ተስማሙ።

ኢየሱስን ሽቶ የቀባችው ሴት

26፥6-13 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥3-9

26፥6-13 ተጓ ምብ – ሉቃ 7፥37፡38፤ ዮሐ 12፥1-8

6ኢየሱስ በቢታንያ በለምጻሙ በስምዖን ቤት ሳለ፣ 7አንዲት ሴት ዋጋው እጅግ ውድ የሆነ አንድ ብልቃጥ የአልባስጥሮስ ሽቶ ይዛ ወደ እርሱ ቀረበች፤ በማእድ ላይ ተቀምጦ ሳለም በራሱ ላይ አፈሰሰችው።

8ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ይህንን በተመለከቱ ጊዜ ተቈጥተው እንዲህ አሉ፤ “ይህ ሁሉ ብክነት ለምንድ ነው? 9ሽቶው በብዙ ዋጋ ተሽጦ ገንዘቡን ለድኾች መስጠት ሲቻል!”

10ኢየሱስ ይህን ዐውቆ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ይህችን ሴት ለምን ታስቸግሯታላችሁ? መልካም ነገር አድርጋልኛለች፤ 11ድኾች ምንጊዜም ከእናንተ ጋር ናቸው፤ እኔ ግን ሁል ጊዜ ከእናንተ ጋር አልሆንም። 12ሽቶውን በሰውነቴ ላይ በማፍሰሷ፣ እኔን ለቀብር ለማዘጋጀት ነው፤ 13እውነት እላችኋለሁ፤ ይህ ወንጌል በሚሰበክበት በዓለም ዙሪያ ሁሉ፣ በየትኛውም ስፍራ እርሷ ያደረገችው በመታሰቢያነት ይነገርላታል።”

ይሁዳ ኢየሱስን አሳልፎ ለመስጠት ተስማማ

26፥14-16 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥10፡11፤ ሉቃ 22፥3-6

14ከዚህ በኋላ ከዐሥራ ሁለቱ አንዱ የነበረውና የአስቆሮቱ ይሁዳ የተባለው ወደ ካህናት አለቆች ሄዶ፣ 15“እርሱን አሳልፌ ብሰጣችሁ እናንተስ ምን ትሰጡኛላችሁ?” አላቸው። እነርሱም ሠላሳ ጥሬ ብር ቈጥረው ሰጡት። 16ከዚያን ጊዜ ጀምሮ ይሁዳ፣ ኢየሱስን አሳልፎ የሚሰጥበትን አመቺ ጊዜ ይፈልግ ነበር።

የጌታ ራት

26፥17-19 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥12-16፤ ሉቃ 22፥7-13

26፥20-24 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥17-21

26፥26-29 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥22-25፤ ሉቃ 22፥17-20፤ 1ቆሮ 11፥23-25

17በቂጣ በዓል የመጀመሪያ ቀን ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ወደ ኢየሱስ ቀርበው፣ “ፋሲካን እንድትበላ የት እንድናዘጋጅልህ ትፈልጋለህ?” አሉት።

18እርሱም፣ “ወደ ከተማ ሄዳችሁ እገሌ የተባለውን ሰው፣ ‘መምህር ጊዜዬ ተቃርቦአልና ከደቀ መዛሙርቴ ጋር ፋሲካን በቤትህ አከብራለሁ ብሏል’ በሉት” አላቸው። 19ደቀ መዛሙርቱም ኢየሱስ ባዘዛቸው መሠረት የፋሲካን ራት አዘጋጁ።

20በመሸም ጊዜ ኢየሱስ ከዐሥራ ሁለቱ ጋር በማእድ ተቀመጠ፤ 21በመብላት ላይ ሳሉም፣ “እውነት እላችኋለሁ፣ ከእናንተ አንዱ አሳልፎ ይሰጠኛል” አላቸው።

22እነርሱም እጅግ አዝነው፣ ተራ በተራ፣ “ጌታ ሆይ፤ እኔ እሆን ይሆን?” አሉት።

23እርሱም መልሶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “አሳልፎ የሚሰጠኝ ከእኔ ጋር እጁን ከወጭቱ ውስጥ ያጠለቀው ነው፤ 24የሰው ልጅ ስለ እርሱ እንደ ተጻፈው ይሄዳል፤ ነገር ግን የሰውን ልጅ አሳልፎ ለሚሰጠው ለዚያ ሰው ወዮለት፤ ለዚያ ሰው ሳይወለድ ቢቀር ይሻለው ነበር።”

25አሳልፎ የሚሰጠው ይሁዳም፣ “መምህር ሆይ፣ እኔ እሆንን?” አለው።

እርሱም፣ “አንተ አልህ”26፥25 “ወይም አንተ ራስህ ተናገርህ” አለው።

26እየበሉ ሳሉ፣ ኢየሱስ እንጀራን አንሥቶ ባረከ፤ ቈርሶም ለደቀ መዛሙርቱ በመስጠት፣ “እንካችሁ ብሉ፤ ይህ ሥጋዬ ነው” አላቸው።

27ከዚያም ጽዋውን አንሥቶ አመሰገነ፤ ለደቀ መዛሙርቱም በመስጠት እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ሁላችሁም ከዚህ ጠጡ፤ 28ስለ ብዙዎች የኀጢአት ይቅርታ የሚፈስ የአዲስ ኪዳን ደሜ ይህ ነው። 29እላችኋለሁ፤ በአባቴ መንግሥት ከእናንተ ጋር በአዲስ መልክ እስከምጠጣበት እስከዚያ ቀን ድረስ፣ ከእንግዲህ ከዚህ የወይን ፍሬ አልጠጣም።”

30መዝሙር ከዘመሩ በኋላ ወደ ደብረ ዘይት ተራራ ወጡ።

የጴጥሮስ ክህደት አስቀድሞ መነገሩ

26፥31-35 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥27-31፤ ሉቃ 23፥31-34

31ቀጥሎም ኢየሱስ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ሁላችሁም በዚህች ሌሊት በእኔ ተሰናክላችሁ ትሄዳላችሁ፤ እንዲህ ተብሎ ተጽፎአልና፤

“ ‘እረኛውን እመታለሁ፤

የመንጋውም በጎች ይበተናሉ።’

32ነገር ግን ከተነሣሁ በኋላ ቀድሜአችሁ ወደ ገሊላ እሄዳለሁ።”

33ጴጥሮስም መልሶ፣ “ሌሎች በሙሉ ባንተ ምክንያት ቢሰናከሉ እንኳ እኔ በፍጹም አልሰናከልም!” አለው።

34ኢየሱስም፣ “እውነት እልሃለሁ፤ በዛሬዋ ሌሊት ዶሮ ከመጮኹ በፊት ሦስት ጊዜ ትክደኛለህ” አለው።

35ጴጥሮስ ግን “ከአንተ ጋር መሞት ቢያስፈልግ እንኳ ከቶ አልክድህም!” አለው። ሌሎቹም ደቀ መዛሙርት በሙሉ እንደዚሁ አሉ።

የኢየሱስ ጸሎት በጌቴሴማኒ

26፥36-46 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥32-42፤ ሉቃ 22፥40-46

36ከዚህ በኋላ ኢየሱስ ከደቀ መዛሙርቱ ጋር ጌቴሴማኒ ወደሚባል ስፍራ ሄደ፤ እነርሱንም፣ “ወደዚያ ሄጄ በምጸልይበት ጊዜ እናንተ እዚህ ተቀመጡ” አላቸው። 37ከእርሱም ጋር ጴጥሮስንና ሁለቱን የዘብዴዎስ ልጆች ይዞ ሄዶ ይተክዝና ይጨነቅ ጀመር፤ 38ከዚያም፣ “ነፍሴ እስከ ሞት ድረስ እጅግ አዝናለች፤ ከእኔ ጋር በመትጋት እዚሁ ቈዩ” አላቸው።

39ጥቂት ዕልፍ ብሎ በግንባሩ በመደፋት፣ “አባቴ ሆይ፤ ቢቻል ይህ ጽዋ ከእኔ ይለፍ፤ ነገር ግን እኔ እንደምፈልገው ሳይሆን አንተ እንደምትፈልገው ይሁን” ብሎ ጸለየ።

40ከዚያም ተመልሶ ወደ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ሲመጣ፣ ተኝተው አገኛቸው፤ ጴጥሮስንም እንዲህ አለው፤ “እንግዲህ፤ ከእኔ ጋር ለአንድ ሰዓት እንኳ መትጋት አቃታችሁን? 41ወደ ፈተና እንዳትገቡ ትጕና ጸልዩ፤ መንፈስ ዝግጁ ነው፤ ሥጋ ግን ደካማ ነው።”

42እንደ ገና ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ ሄዶ፣ “አባት ሆይ፤ ይህ ሳልጠጣው የማያልፍ ጽዋ ከሆነ፣ ፈቃድህ ይፈጸም” ብሎ ጸለየ።

43እንደ ገናም በመጣ ጊዜ ዐይኖቻቸው በእንቅልፍ ከብደው ስለ ነበር ተኝተው አገኛቸው። 44ትቶአቸውም እንደ ገና በመሄድ ለሦስተኛ ጊዜ ቀደም ብሎ የጸለየውን ጸሎት ደገመ።

45ከዚያም ወደ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ተመልሶ እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “አሁንም ዐርፋችሁ ተኝታችኋል? እነሆ፣ ሰዓቱ ቀርቦአል፤ የሰው ልጅ በኀጢአተኞች እጅ ዐልፎ ይሰጣል፤ 46ተነሡ እንሂድ፤ አሳልፎ የሚሰጠኝም እየመጣ ነው።”

የኢየሱስ መያዝ

26፥47-56 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥43-50፤ ሉቃ 22፥47-53

47በመናገር ላይ እያለ፣ ከዐሥራ ሁለቱ አንዱ ይሁዳ መጣ፤ ከካህናት አለቆችና ከሕዝቡ ሽማግሌዎች ዘንድ የተላኩ ሰይፍና ዱላ የያዙ ብዙ ሰዎችም አብረውት ነበሩ። 48ይሁዳም፣ “እኔ የምስመው እርሱ ነው፤ ያዙት” ብሎ ምልክት ሰጥቶአቸው ስለ ነበር፣ 49በቀጥታ ወደ ኢየሱስ ሄዶ፣ “መምህር ሆይ፤ ሰላም ለአንተ ይሁን” በማለት ሳመው።

50ኢየሱስም፣ “ወዳጄ ሆይ፤ የመጣህበትን ፈጽም”26፥50 ወይም “ወዳጄ ሆይ፤ ለምን መጣህ?” አለው።

በዚህ ጊዜ ሰዎቹ ቀርበው ኢየሱስን ያዙት፤ አሰሩትም። 51ከኢየሱስ ጋር ከነበሩት አንዱ እጁን ዘርግቶ ሰይፉን መዘዘና የሊቀ ካህናቱን አገልጋይ መትቶ ጆሮውን ቈረጠው።

52ኢየሱስም እንዲህ አለው፤ “በል ሰይፍህን ወደ ሰገባው መልስ፤ ሰይፍን የሚመዝዙ ሁሉ በሰይፍ ይጠፋሉ። 53ካስፈለገ አባቴን ብለምነው ከዐሥራ ሁለት ክፍለ ሰራዊት የሚበልጡ መላእክት የማይሰድልኝ ይመስልሃል? 54ይህ ቢሆን ደግሞ ቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት ይሆናል ያሉት ነገር እንዴት ይፈጸማል?”

55በዚያን ጊዜ ኢየሱስ ሕዝቡን እንዲህ አላቸው፤ “ወንበዴ እንደሚይዝ ሰው ሰይፍና ዱላ ይዛችሁ ልትይዙኝ መጣችሁ? በየዕለቱ በቤተ መቅደስ ተቀምጬ ሳስተምር አልያዛችሁኝም ነበር፤ 56ነገር ግን ይህ ሁሉ የሆነው ነቢያት በቅዱሳት መጻሕፍት የተናገሩት ይፈጸም ዘንድ ነው።” በዚያን ጊዜ ደቀ መዛሙርቱ ሁሉ ጥለውት ሸሹ።

ኢየሱስ በአይሁድ ሸንጎ ፊት

26፥57-68 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥53-65፤ ዮሐ 18፥12፡13፡19-24

57በዚህ ጊዜ ኢየሱስን የያዙት ሰዎች፣ የኦሪት የሕግ መምህራንና የሕዝብ ሽማግሌዎች ተሰብስበው ወደነበሩበት፣ ወደ ሊቀ ካህናቱ ወደ ቀያፋ ወሰዱት። 58ነገር ግን ጴጥሮስ ከርቀት ሆኖ እስከ ሊቀ ካህናቱ ቅጥር ግቢ ይከተለው ነበር፤ ወደ ውስጥ ገብቶም የሁኔታውን መጨረሻ ለማየት ከጠባቂዎች ጋር ተቀመጠ።

59በዚህ ጊዜ የካህናት አለቆችና የአይሁድ ሸንጎ በሙሉ ኢየሱስን ለማስገደል የሐሰት ማስረጃ ይፈልጉ ነበር፤ 60ብዙ የሐሰት ምስክሮች ቢቀርቡም በቂ ማስረጃ አላገኙም፤ በኋላ ግን ሁለት ሰዎች ቀርበው፣ 61“ይህ ሰው፣ ‘የእግዚአብሔርን ቤተ መቅደስ አፍርሼ፣ በሦስት ቀን ውስጥ መልሼ ልሠራው እችላለሁ’ ብሎአል” በማለት ተናገሩ። 62በዚህ ጊዜ ሊቀ ካህናቱ ተነሥቶ በመቆም፣ “እነዚህ ሰዎች ለሚመሰክሩብህ ሁሉ ምንም መልስ አትሰጥምን?” አለው። 63ኢየሱስ ግን ዝም አለ።

ሊቀ ካህናቱም፣ “በሕያው እግዚአብሔር አምልሃለሁ፤ አንተ ክርስቶስ26፥63 ወይም “መሲሑ”፤ እንደዚሁም ቍ 68 የእግዚአብሔር ልጅ እንደሆንህ ንገረን” አለው።

64ኢየሱስም፣ “አንተው ራስህ ብለኸዋል፤ ነገር ግን ለሁላችሁም ልንገራችሁ፤ ወደ ፊት የሰው ልጅ በኀያሉ ቀኝ ተቀምጦ በሰማይ ደመና ሲመጣ ታዩታላችሁ” አለው።

65በዚህ ጊዜ ሊቀ ካህናቱ ልብሱን ቀዶ፣ “በእግዚአብሔር ላይ የስድብ ቃል ተናግሮአል፤ ከዚህ ሌላ ምን ምስክርነት ያስፈልገናል? በእግዚአብሔር ላይ የስድብ ቃል መናገሩን እናንተው ራሳችሁ ሰምታችኋአል፤ 66ምን ይመስላችኋል?” አላቸው።

እነርሱም፣ “ሞት ይገባዋል!” ብለው መለሱ።

67በዚህ ጊዜ ፊቱ ላይ እየተፉ በጡጫ መቱት፤ ሌሎቹም በጥፊ እየመቱት፣ 68“ክርስቶስ ሆይ፤ ማነው የመታህ? እስቲ ትንቢት ንገረን!” አሉት።

ጴጥሮስ ኢየሱስን ካደ

26፥69-75 ተጓ ምብ – ማር 14፥66-72፤ ሉቃ 22፥55-62፤ ዮሐ 18፥16-18፡25-27

69ከዚህ በኋላ ጴጥሮስ በሊቀ ካህናቱ ግቢ ውስጥ ተቀምጦ ሳለ አንዲት የቤት ሠራተኛ ወደ እርሱ ቀርባ፣ “አንተም ከገሊላው ኢየሱስ ጋር ነበርህ” አለችው።

70እርሱ ግን፣ “ምን እንደምትናገሪ አላውቅም” በማለት በሁላቸውም ፊት ካደ።

71ከግቢው መውጫ ወደ ሆነው በር ሲያመራ ሌላዋ ሠራተኛ ተመልክታው፣ በዚያ ለነበሩት ሰዎች፣ “ይህ ሰው ከናዝሬቱ ኢየሱስ ጋር ነበር” አለች።

72እርሱም በመሐላ ቃል፣ “ሰውየውን አላውቀውም!” ሲል ዳግመኛ ካደ።

73ከጥቂት ጊዜ በኋላ፣ በዚያ ቆመው የነበሩት ሰዎች ቀርበው ጴጥሮስን፣ “አነጋገርህ ስለሚያጋልጥህ፣ በርግጥ አንተም ከእነርሱ አንዱ ነህ!” አሉት።

74እርሱም እየማለና እየተገዘተ፣ “እኔ ሰውየውን አላውቀውም!” አላቸው።

ወዲያውም ዶሮ ጮኸ። 75በዚህ ጊዜ ጴጥሮስ፣ “ዶሮ ሳይጮህ ሦስት ጊዜ ትክደኛለህ” ብሎ ኢየሱስ የተናገረው ቃል ትዝ አለው፤ ጴጥሮስም ወደ ውጭ ወጥቶ መራራ ልቅሶ አለቀሰ።

King James Version

Matthew 26:1-75

1And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, 2Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. 3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. 5But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

6¶ Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 11For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. 13Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

14¶ Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

17¶ Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. 19And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. 25Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

26¶ And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. 30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. 31Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. 34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36¶ Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. 39And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. 40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

47¶ And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 49And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 50And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. 51And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. 52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? 55In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. 56But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

57¶ And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end. 59Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; 60But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses, 61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. 62And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? 63But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 66What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. 67Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, 68Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

69¶ Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. 70But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. 71And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. 72And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. 73And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. 74Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.