Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Now The Feast of Unleavened Bread was nearing, which is called Passover.* 2And the Chief Priests and Scribes were seeking how they would kill him, but they were afraid of the people.
3But Satan* had entered Yehuda, who is called Skariota, he who had been of the number of the twelve. 4And he went and spoke with the Chief Priests and the Scribes and the Commanders of the forces of The Temple* so as to deliver him to them. 5And they rejoiced and they promised to give him money. 6And he made an agreement with them and he was seeking occasion to deliver him to them apart from a gathering.
7The Day of Unleavened Bread arrived in which it was the custom for the Passover lamb to be slain. 8And Yeshua sent Yohannan and Kaypha* and he said to them, "Go prepare for us to eat the Passover." 9But they said to him, "Where do you want us to prepare it?" 10He said to them, "Behold, when you enter the city, you shall meet a man who bears a jug of water; go after him. 11And wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, "Our Rabbi says, 'Is there a place of dwelling where I may eat Passover with my disciples?' 12And behold, he shall show you a great furnished upper room; prepare there." 13And they went and found as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
14And when it was time, Yeshua came and reclined and the twelve Apostles with him. 15And he said to them, "I have greatly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I say to you, from now on, I shall not eat it until it shall be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." 17And he took a cup, and he gave thanks and he said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves.* 18I say to you that I shall not drink from the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God shall come." 19He took bread and he gave thanks, he broke and he gave to them and he said, "This is my body, which shall be given for the sake of your persons. You shall be doing this to commemorate me." 20And thus also concerning the cup after they had dined, he said, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which shall be shed in your stead. 21However, behold; the hand of him who shall betray me is on the table. 22The Son of Man goes just as it was appointed, yet woe to that man by whose hand he shall be betrayed!" 23And they began to inquire among themselves which one of them it was indeed who was going to commit this.
24But there was also a dispute among them, of who among them was great. 25Then Yeshua said to them, "The Kings of the nations are their lords and they who rule over them are called Benefactors. 26But you are not so, for whoever is great among you shall be as the little man, and whoever is chief shall be like a waiter. 27For who is greater: he who sits or he who is a waiter? Is it not he who sits? But I am among you as he who is a waiter.
28But you are those who have remained with me in my trials. 29And I am promising you a Kingdom as my Father promised me. 30For you shall eat and you shall drink at the table of my Kingdom, and you shall sit on thrones, and you shall judge the twelve tribes of Israel."
31And Yeshua said to Shimeon, "Shimeon, behold, Satan has requested that he may sift you all like wheat," 32And I have prayed for you that your faith will not fail, and when you are restored, confirm your brothers." 33But Shimeon said to him, "My Lord, I am ready for prison and for death with you." 34Yeshua said to him, "I say to you, Shimeon, that a rooster shall not crow today until you shall deny three times that you know me."
35And he said to them, "When I sent you without a money bag and without wallet and shoes, did you lack anything? And they were saying to him, "Nothing!" 36He said to them, "From this hour, whoever has a money bag should take it and thus also a wallet, and whoever lacks a sword, let him sell his tunic and buy a sword for himself. 37For I say unto you, this also that is written must be fulfilled in me, 'He was numbered with the evil doers', for all that concerns me shall be fulfilled." 38"And they were saying to him, 'Our Lord, behold, here are two swords.' He said to them, 'They are enough.' "
39And he went out and he went on as he was accustomed to the Mount Bayth Zaytha* and his disciples also went after him. 40And when he arrived at the place, he said to them, "Pray, lest you enter temptation." 41And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw and he bowed his knees and he prayed. 42And he said, "Father, if you are willing, let this cup pass from me; however not my will, but yours be done." 43And an Angel appeared to him from Heaven, who strengthened him. 44And as he was in fear, he prayed urgently, and his sweat was like drops of blood, and he fell upon the ground.* 45And he arose from his prayer and he came to his disciples and found them sleeping from the anguish. 46And he said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Arise; pray, lest you enter temptation."
47And while he was speaking, behold, a crowd and he who is called Yehuda, one of the twelve, came. He went before them, and he came to Yeshua and he kissed him, for he had given a sign to them: "Whomever I kiss is the one." 48Yeshua said to him, "Yehuda, do you betray The Son of Man with a kiss?" 49But when those who were with him saw what happened, they were saying to him, "Our Lord, shall we strike them with swords?" 50And one of them struck the servant of The High Priest and took off his right ear. 51Then Yeshua answered and he said, "Enough for now." And he touched the ear of him who was wounded, and he healed him. 52And Yeshua said to those Chief Priests and Elders and Commanders of the army of The Temple, who had come upon him, "Have you come out for me as for a robber, with swords and with clubs to seize me? 53I was with you every day in The Temple and you did not stretch forth your hands against me, but this is your hour and of the Prince of Darkness."
54And they seized him and brought him to the house of The High Priest, and Shimeon was coming after him from a distance. 55But they kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and they were sitting around it and Shimeon was also sitting among them. 56And a certain Maidservant saw him as he sat at the fire and she stared at him and she said, "This man also was with him." 57But he denied it and he said, "Woman, I do not know him." 58After a little while another saw him and he said to him, "You also are one of them.", but Kaypha said, "I am not." 59And after an hour another was disputing and he said, "Surely this man also was with him, for he is also a Galilean." 60Kaypha said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying", and at once, while he was speaking, a rooster crowed. 61And Yeshua turned and he gazed at Kaypha, and Shimeon remembered the saying of Our Lord that he had told him: "Before a rooster shall crow, you shall deny me three times." 62And Shimeon went outside and wept bitterly.
63And the men who were holding Yeshua were mocking him, and they were covering him 64And striking him on his face, and they were saying, "Prophesy, who is hitting you?" 65And they were uttering many other blasphemies and they were speaking against him.
66And when day had dawned, the Elders and the Chief Priests and the Scribes were gathered together and they brought him to the place of their assembly. 67And they were saying to him, "If you are The Messiah, tell us." He said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe me. 68And if I will ask you, you will not give me an answer, neither will you release me. 69Henceforth The Son of Man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God." 70But all of them were saying, "You are therefore the Son of God?" Yeshua said to them, "You are saying that I AM THE LIVING GOD." 71And they were saying, "Why do we need witnesses again, for we hear from his own mouth?"