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Matthew 26:1-75

The Plot Against Jesus

1When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2“As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”

3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 5“But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

8When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9“This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

10Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11The poor you will always have with you,26:11 See Deut. 15:11. but you will not always have me. 12When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

The Last Supper

17On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

18He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ” 19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

20When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”

22They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”

23Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

25Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”

Jesus answered, “You have said so.”

26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

27Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the26:28 Some manuscripts the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

30When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written:

“ ‘I will strike the shepherd,

and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’26:31 Zech. 13:7

32But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

33Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.”

34“Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”

35But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.


36Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

39Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

40Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

42He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

43When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

45Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 46Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

Jesus Arrested

47While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.

50Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.”26:50 Or “Why have you come, friend?”

Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. 51With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.

52“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”

55In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. 56But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

Jesus Before the Sanhedrin

57Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. 58But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome.

59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 60But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.

Finally two came forward 61and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’ ”

62Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” 63But Jesus remained silent.

The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”

64“You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”26:64 See Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13.

65Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. 66What do you think?”

“He is worthy of death,” they answered.

67Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him 68and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?”

Peter Disowns Jesus

69Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.

70But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.

71Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”

72He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”

73After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.”

74Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”

Immediately a rooster crowed. 75Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Mateo 26:1-75

Wɔbɔ Yesu Ho Pɔw

1Yesu wiee nsɛm yi nyinaa ka no, ɔka kyerɛɛ nʼasuafo no se, 2“Sɛnea munim no aka nnaanu na Twam Afahyɛ no adu, na wobeyi Onipa Ba no ama, na wɔabɔ no asennua mu.”

3Saa bere no ara na asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo mpanyin bi ahyia mu wɔ Ɔsɔfopanyin Kaiafa fi, 4retu agyina ahwehwɛ ɔkwan a wɔbɛfa so akyere Yesu, akum no a obiara renhu akyi. 5Nanso wɔkae se, “Ɛnsɛ sɛ wɔkyere no Twam Afahyɛ no mu, anyɛ saa a, ɛde basabasayɛ bɛba ɔman no mu.”

Wɔsra Yesu Ngo Wɔ Betania

6Afei Yesu kɔɔ Betania na ɔkɔɔ Simon ɔkwatani fi. 7Ɔwɔ hɔ redidi no, ɔbea bi26.7 Maria a ɔyɛ Marta ne Lasaro nuabea (Yoh 12.3) a okura ngo huamhuam bi a ne bo yɛ den yiye toa ma baa hɔ, behwie guu Yesu tirim.

8Asuafo no hui no, anyɛ wɔn dɛ. Wɔkae se, “Adesɛe yi ase ne dɛn? 9Anka wobetumi atɔn srade huamhuam yi anya sika bebree de ama ahiafo.”

10Yesu huu wɔn adwene na ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Adɛn na mohaw ɔbea yi? Wayɛ ade pa ama me. 11Mo ne ahiafo wɔ ha daa na me de, me ne mo nni hɔ daa. 12Wahwie ngo huamhuam yi agu me so de asiesie me nipadua ama me sie. 13Nokware, mise mo sɛ, wɔbɛka nea ɔyɛe yi wɔ wiase baabiara a wɔka asɛmpa no de akae no.”

Yuda Pene So Sɛ Obeyi Yesu Ama

14Afei Yuda Iskariot a ɔyɛ asuafo dumien no mu baako kɔɔ asɔfo mpanyin no nkyɛn 15kobisaa wɔn se, “Sɛ miyi Yesu ma mo a, ahe na mode bɛma me?” Wɔmaa no dwetɛ mpɔw aduasa. 16Efi saa bere no, Yuda hwehwɛɛ ɔkwan a ɔbɛfa so ayi no ama wɔn.

Adidi A Edi Akyiri

17Apiti Afahyɛ da a edi kan no, asuafo no baa Yesu nkyɛn bebisaa no se, “Ɛhe na wopɛ sɛ yekodi Twam Afahyɛ no?”

18Obuaa wɔn se, “Monkɔ kurow no mu nkohu ɔpanyin asiamasi nka nkyerɛ no se, ‘Kyerɛkyerɛfo no se, Me bere abɛn, na wo fi na me ne nʼasuafo no bedi Twam Afahyɛ no.’ ” 19Asuafo no dii nea ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn no so, yɛɛ Twam Afahyɛ aduan no.

20Anwummere no na ɔne Dumien no te adidii. 21Wɔredidi no ɔkae se, “Mereka mo nokware, mo mu baako beyi me ama.”

22Asɛm yi maa wɔn werɛ howee yiye, na wofii ase bisabisaa mmaako mmaako se, “Awurade, ɛyɛ me ana?”

23Yesu buae se, “Nea ɔne me nsa da asanka baako mu no, ɔno na obeyi me ama. 24Onipa Ba no rekɔ sɛnea wɔakyerɛw afa ne ho de, nanso onipa a obeyi no ama no, nnue! Sɛ wɔanwo saa onipa no mpo a, anka eye.”

25Yuda a obeyi no ama nso bisaa no se, “Kyerɛkyerɛfo, ɛyɛ me ana?”

Yesu buaa no se, “Woaka.”

Adidi Kronkron

26Bere a wɔredidi no. Yesu faa brodo, na ohyiraa so bubuu mu, de maa nʼasuafo no kae se: “Munnye nni, eyi ne me nipadua.”

27Na ɔfaa kuruwa no, na ɔdaa ase no, ɔde maa wɔn kae se, “Mo nyinaa monnom bi, 28na eyi ne me mogya a ɛhyɛ Apam Foforo no mu den, a wohwie gu ma nnipa bebree nya bɔnefakyɛ. 29Mise mo sɛ, merennom saa nsa yi bi bio da, de bɛkɔ akosi da a me ne mo bɛnom bi bio wɔ mʼAgya Ahenni no mu.”

30Na wɔtoo dwom wiee no, wofii adi kɔɔ Ngo Bepɔw no so.

Yesu Hyɛ Petro Pa A Ɔbɛpa No No Ho Nkɔm

31Yesu ka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Anadwo yi, mo nyinaa beguan agya me. Na wɔakyerɛw se,

“ ‘wɔbɛbɔ oguanhwɛfo no,

na nguankuw no abɔ apete.’

32Na sɛ miwu sɔre a, medi mo kan akɔ Galilea.”

33Petro buae se, “Sɛ nnipa nyinaa beguan agya wo a, me de, merenguan nnya wo da.”

34Yesu buae se, “Nokware mise wo sɛ, ansa na akokɔ bɛbɔn no, na woapa me mprɛnsa!”

35Petro pae mu kae se, “Mpo sɛ etwa sɛ me ne wo wu a, merempa wo da!” Asuafo no nyinaa nso kaa saa asɛm koro yi ara.

Yesu Bɔ Mpae Wɔ Getsemane

36Yesu de wɔn kɔɔ baabi a wɔfrɛ hɔ Getsemane. Woduu hɔ no, ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Montena ha na merekɔ hɔ akɔbɔ mpae.” 37Ɔfaa Petro ne Sebedeo mma baanu no kaa ne ho, na ne werɛ fii ase howee, na ne ho nso yeraw no. 38Ɔka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Awerɛhow ahyɛ me kra so de kɔ owu mu. Montena ha na mo ne me nwɛn.”

39Na ɔkɔɔ nʼanim kakra, de nʼanim kobutuw fam bɔɔ mpae se, “MʼAgya, sɛ ebetumi a, ma wonyi kuruwa yi mfi me so. Nanso nea wopɛ na ɛnyɛ na ɛnyɛ nea mepɛ.”

40Na ɔsan baa asuafo baasa no nkyɛn behuu sɛ wɔadeda. Ɔfrɛɛ Petro bisaa no se, “Petro, woantumi antena ase ne me anwɛn dɔnhwerew baako pɛ mpo? 41Monwɛn na mommɔ mpae, na moankɔ sɔhwɛ mu. Honhom no pɛ de, nanso ɔhonam no yɛ mmerɛw!”

42Ɔsan gyaw wɔn hɔ nea ɛto so abien kɔbɔɔ mpae se, “MʼAgya, sɛ wɔrenyi kuruwa yi mfi me so, na nom ara na ɛsɛ sɛ menom a, nea wopɛ nyɛ.”

43Ɔsan baa wɔn nkyɛn bio behuu wɔn sɛ wɔadeda efisɛ na wɔn ani kum yiye. 44Ɔsan kɔɔ mpaebɔ a ɛto so abiɛsa so kɔbɔɔ mpae kaa asɛm koro no ara.

45Ɔsan baa asuafo no nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ wɔn se, “Afei de, monna na monhome. Nanso dɔn no adu. Wɔrebeyi Onipa Ba no ahyɛ nnebɔneyɛfo nsa! 46Monsɔre na yɛnkɔ! Monhwɛ! Nea ɔreyi me ama no na ɔreba no!”

Wɔkyere Yesu

47Ogu so rekasa no, Yuda a ɔyɛ asuafo dumien no mu baako ne dɔm a Yudafo mpanyin asoma wɔn a wokurakura afoa ne nkontimmaa baa hɔ. 48Na Yuda aka akyerɛ wɔn se, “Nea mefew nʼafono no ne onipa no; mokyere no” 49Yuda baa Yesu nkyɛn bɛbam no kae se, “Me wura!” Na ofew nʼafono.

50Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Damfo, nea wobaa ha se worebɛyɛ no, yɛ no ntɛm.”

Ɛhɔ ara, wɔn a wɔne Yuda nam no kyeree Yesu. 51Wɔn a wɔka Yesu ho no mu baako twee nʼafoa de twaa Ɔsɔfopanyin no akoa bi aso.

52Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Fa wʼafoa no to nea ɛda. Na wɔn a wɔtwe afoa no, afoa ano na wobewu. 53Munnim sɛ metumi aka akyerɛ mʼAgya na wasoma nʼabɔfo mpempem aba ntɛm so, na wɔabɛbɔ yɛn ho ban? 54Nanso sɛ meyɛ saa a, ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na nea Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se ɛsɛ sɛ esi wɔ eyi ho no bɛba mu?”

55Bere no mu ara na Yesu bisaa dɔm a wɔbaa ne so no se, “Midi atuatewfo anim nti na mode afoa ne nkontimmaa aba me so sɛ mode rebɛkyere me yi? Metenaa mo nkyɛn kyerɛkyerɛɛ wɔ hyiadan mu da biara, nso moansiw me kwan. 56Nanso eyi nyinaa aba sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nea adiyifo no kae wɔ Kyerɛwsɛm mu no bɛba mu.” Saa bere no ara mu na asuafo no nyinaa guan gyaa no.

Yesu Gyina Kaiafa Anim

57Afei dɔm a wɔkyeree Yesu no de no kɔɔ Ɔsɔfopanyin Kaiafa anim, baabi a mmarakyerɛfo ne Yudafo mpanyin nyinaa ahyia hɔ. 58Petro tew ne ho dii nnipadɔm no akyi baa Ɔsɔfopanyin no fi hɔ bi. Ɔkɔtenaa asomfo a wɔwɔ hɔ no mu se ɔrehwɛ asɛm a ebesi.

59Asɔfo mpanyin ne Yudafo asennifo akunini nyinaa hyiaa wɔ hɔ hwehwɛɛ sɛ wobenya nnansefo bi a wobedi adansekurum ato Yesu so, na wɔagyina so abu no kumfɔ. 60Nnipa bebree bedii adanse, nanso wohuu sɛ wɔredi adansekurumu, efisɛ na wɔn nsɛm a wɔka no nyinaa bɔ abira.

Akyiri no, nnipa baanu bi ba bɛkae 61se, “Saa onipa yi kae se, ‘Metumi abubu Onyankopɔn asɔredan na masi no nnansa!’ ”

62Ɔsɔfopanyin no sɔre bisaa Yesu se, “Dɛn na wowɔ ka? Wokaa saa anaasɛ woanka saa?” 63Nanso Yesu ammua no.

Ɔsɔfopanyin no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Meka Onyankopɔn teasefo no sɛ, sɛ wone Agyenkwa no, Onyankopɔn Ba no a, ka kyerɛ yɛn!”

64Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Yiw, woaka. Na mereka kyerɛ mo nyinaa: Efi nnɛ mubehu Onipa Ba no sɛ mete Onyankopɔn nifa na ɔnam omununkum mu resan aba.”

65Ɔsɔfopanyin no sunsuan nʼatade mu teɛɛ mu se, “Abususɛm! Nnansefo bɛn na wɔn ho hia yɛn bio? Mo nyinaa ate abususɛm a ɔkae no! 66Asɛm bɛn na mowɔ ka?”

Wɔn nyinaa teɛɛ mu se, “Ɔsɛ owu!”

67Afei wɔtee ntasu guu nʼani so. Ebinom bobɔɔ no akuturuku na ebinom nso bobɔɔ no asotɔre 68kae se, “Wone Agyenkwa no! Kyerɛ yɛn nea ɔbɔɔ wo?”

Petro Pa Yesu

69Saa bere no na Petro te adiwo. Abaawa bi baa ne nkyɛn bɛka kyerɛɛ no se, “Wo nso, na wo ne Yesu na ɛnam. Mo nyinaa mufi Galilea.”

70Nanso Petro san se, “Minnim nea woreka yi ho hwee.”

71Akyiri no, abaawa foforo bi hyiaa no wɔ ɔpon bi ano ka kyerɛɛ wɔn a ɔne wɔn gyina hɔ no se, “Na saa ɔbarima yi ne Yesu Nasareni no na ɛnam.”

72Petro de ntam san bio se, “Minnim saa onipa a moreka ne ho asɛm no.”

73Ɛkyɛe kakra no, mmarima a wogyina hɔ no bi bɛka kyerɛɛ Petro se, “Yenim sɛ woyɛ nʼasuafo no mu baako, na wo kasa nso da wo adi sɛ woyɛ Galileani.”

74Petro fii ase dii nsew, kekaa ntam se, “Minnim onipa no!”

Amono mu hɔ ara na akokɔ bɔnee. 75Ɛhɔ na Petro kaee asɛm a Yesu ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Akokɔ remmɔn na woapa me mprɛnsa” no. Na ofii adi kosui.