Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And it was, that when Yeshua had finished all these words, he said to his disciples: 2"You know that after two days it is Passover and The Son of Man will be betrayed to be crucified.
3Then the Chief Priests and the Scribes* and the Elders of the people were gathered together to the court of The High Priest, who is called Qaiapha, 4And they held a council about Yeshua, so that they might seize him by deceit and murder him. 5And they were saying, "Not during the feast lest there be a riot among the people."
6And when Yeshua was in Bethany in the House of Shimeon the Potter,* 7A woman came near to him who had with her a vase of oil of sweet spices, very expensive, and she poured it on Yeshua's head as he reclined. 8But his disciples saw it and it displeased them and they said, "Why this waste?" 9"For it would have been possible* to sell this for much and it might have been given to the poor." 10But Yeshua knew and he said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman? She has done a beautiful deed for me. 11For you have the poor always with you, but you do not have me always. 12But she who has poured this ointment on my body has done it as for my burial. 13And amen, I say to you, that wherever this my gospel will be preached in all the world, this also that she has done will be told for her memorial."
14Then one of the twelve who is called Yehuda Scariota went out to the Chief Priests, 15And he said to them, ''What are you willing to give me if I shall deliver him to you?', but they promised him thirty silver coins. 16And from then on, he sought opportunity to betray him.
17But on the first day of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Yeshua and they said to him, "Where do you want us to prepare for you that you may eat the Passover?" 18But he said to them, "Go to the city to a certain man and say to him, 'Our Rabbi says, 'My time is come. I will perform the Passover at your place with my disciples'." 19And his disciples did just as Yeshua ordered them and they prepared the Passover.
20And when it was evening he reclined with his twelve Disciples. 21And as they ate he said to them, "Amen, I say to you, that one of you will betray me." 22And it grieved them greatly, and they began to say to him, each one of them, "Is it I, my Lord?" 23But he answered and said, "Whoever dips his hand with me in the dish, he will betray me." 24"And The Son of Man goes just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom The Son of Man is betrayed; it would have been better for that man if he had not been born." 25Yehuda the traitor answered and he said, "It is I, Rabbi?" Yeshua said to him, "You have said."
26But as they ate, Yeshua took bread and blessed and broke and he gave to his disciples, and he said, "Take eat; this is my body." 27And he took a cup, and he gave thanks and he gave to them, and he said, "Take, drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the new* covenant, which is shed in exchange for the many for the release of sins. 29But I say to you that I shall not drink again from this fruit of the vine until the day in which I shall drink it with you new in the Kingdom of my Father."
30And they sang praises and they went out to Tor Zaytha.
31And Yeshua said to them, "All of you will be offended at me this night, for it is written: 'I shall smite The Shepherd, and the sheep of his flock will be scattered.' 32But after I am risen, I shall go before you to Galilee." 33Kaypha answered and said to him, "Even if every man will be offended at you, I will never be offended at you." 34Yeshua answered him and said, "Amen, I say to you that in this night, before a cock will crow three times, you will deny me." 35Kaypha said to him, "If I should die with you, I would not deny you." So also all the disciples said.
36Then Yeshua came with them to the place that is called Gethsemane and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I shall go and pray." 37And he took Kaypha and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to be saddened and to be disheartened. 38And he said to them, "My soul has sorrow even to death; wait for me here and keep watch with me."
39And he withdrew a little and he fell upon his face and he prayed and he said, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by me, however not as I will, but as you will." 40And he came to his disciples and he found them as they slept and he said to Kaypha, "Could you not keep watch with me one hour?" 41"Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation. The Spirit is ready, but the body is weak."
42Going again the second time, he prayed and he said, "My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done." 43And coming again, he found them while they slept, for their eyes were heavy. 44And he left them and going on again, he prayed the third time, and he said the same thing. 45And he came to his disciples and he said to them, "Sleep now and rest; behold the hour is come; The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners." 46"Arise, let us go; he has arrived who betrays me."
47While he was speaking, behold, Yehuda the traitor, one of the twelve, came and a great crowd with him, with swords and clubs from the presence of the Chief Priests and the Elders of the people. 48And Yehuda the traitor had given them a sign, and he had said, "Him whom I shall kiss is the one; seize him." 49And at once, he called Yeshua, and he said, "Shalom, Rabbi", and he kissed him. 50Then Yeshua said to him, "Have you come to this my friend?" Then they came and they laid their hands on Yeshua, and they took him.
51And behold, one of those who were with Yeshua reached his hand and drew his sword and struck the servant of The High Priest and cut off his ear. 52Then Yeshua said to him, "Return the sword to its place, for all of those who take up swords will die by swords. 53Do you think that I cannot ask my Father and he would raise up for me now more than twelve Legions of Angels? 54How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?"
55At that moment Yeshua said to the crowd, "Have you come out as against a robber with swords and with clubs to seize me? I was with you every day in The Temple sitting and teaching, and you did not arrest me." 56But this happened that the scripture of The Prophets may be fulfilled; then all the disciples forsook him and fled.
57And they who arrested Yeshua led him to Qaiapha the High Priest, where the Scribes and the Elders were gathered. 58But Shimeon Kaypha was going after him from a distance unto the court of The High Priest, and entering he sat down inside with the guards to see the outcome.
59But the Chief Priests and the Elders and all the assembly were seeking witnesses against Yeshua, so that they might put him to death. 60And they did not find them, though many false witnesses had come, but finally two came forth, 61And they were saying: "This one said, 'I can destroy The Temple of God and in three days I shall build it.'" 62And the High Priest stood and said to him, "Do you not return an answer? What are these testifying against you?" 63But Yeshua was silent, and The High Priest answered and said to him, "I adjure you by THE LIVING GOD that you tell us if you are The Messiah, The Son of God." 64Yeshua said to him, "You have said; but I say to you that from this hour, you will see The Son of Man who sits at the right hand of power and comes on the clouds of Heaven."
65Then the High Priest ripped his garment, and said, "Behold, he has blasphemed. Why now do we need witnesses? Behold now, you have heard his blasphemy. 66"What do you think?" They answered, and they said, "He deserves death."
69But Kaypha had sat outside in the courtyard, and a maid servant came near him, and she said to him, "You also were with Yeshua the Nazarene." 70But he denied before all of them and he said, "I do not know what you are saying." 71And when he went out to the porch, another Maidservant saw him and she said to them who were there, "This one was also there with Yeshua the Nazarene." 72And again he denied with an oath, "I do not know the man." 73After a bit, those standing there came and they said to Kaypha, "Certainly, you also are one of them, for your speech reveals you." 74And he began to curse and to swear, "I do not know the man", and at that moment, a cock crowed. 75And Kaypha remembered the word of Yeshua that he had told him, "Before a cock will crow three times, you will deny me"; and going forth outside, he wept bitterly.