The Cleansing Of The Temple
1. AND the Jews’ Passover was
at hand, and Jesus went up again from Bethany into Jerusalem. And he found
in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers
of money sitting.
2. And when he had made a
scourge of seven cords, he drove them all out of the temple and loosed
the sheep and the oxen, and the doves, and poured out the changers’ money,
and overthrew the tables;
3. And said unto them, Take
these things hence; make not my Father’s House an House of merchandise.
Is it not written, My House is a House of prayer, for all nations? but
ye have made it a den of thieves, and filled it with all manner of abominations.
4. And he would not suffer
that any man should carry any vessel of blood through the temple, or that
any animals should be slain. And the disciples remembered that it was written,
Zeal for thine house hath eaten me up.
5. Then answered the Jews,
and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest
these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Again I say unto you,
Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
6. Then said the Jews, Forty
and six years was this temple in building and wilt thou rear it up in three
days? But he spake of the temple of his Body.
7. When therefore he was risen
from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them;
and believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
8. But the scribes and the
priests saw and heard, and were astonished and sought how they might destroy
him, for they feared him, seeing that all the people were attentive to
9. And when even was come
he went out of the city. For by day he taught in the Temple and at night
he went out and abode on the Mount of Olives, and the people came early
in the morning to hear him in the Temple courts.
10. Now when he was in Jerusalem
at the passover, many believed in his Name, when they saw the miracles
which he did.
11. But Jesus did not commit
himself unto them, because he knew all men. And needed not that any should
testify of man; for he knew what was in man.
12. And Jesus seeing the passover
night was at hand, sent two of his disciples, that they should prepare
the upper room where he desired to eat with his twelve, and buy such things
as were needful for the feast which he purposed thereafter.
Many Mansions In The One House
1. AND as Jesus sat with his
disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane he said unto them: Let not your heart
be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my parent’s house
are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare
a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And
whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
2. Thomas said unto him, Lord,
we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith
unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the
All Parent but by me, If ye had known me, ye should have known my Parent
also: and from henceforth ye know and have seen my Parent.
3. Philip saith unto him,
Lord, shew US the All-Parent and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him,
Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip?
he that hath seen me hath seen the All-Parent; and how sayest thou then,
Shew us the All-Parent? Believest thou not that I am in the All-Parent,
and the All-Parent in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of
myself: but the All-Parent who dwelleth in me doeth the works.
4. Believe me, that I am in
the All-Parent and the All-Parent in me: or else, believe me for the very
works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, They who believe on me, the
works that I do shall they do also; and greater works than these shall
they do; because I go unto my Parent.
5. And whatsoever ye shall
ask in my Name, that will I do, that the All-Parent may be glorified in
the Son and Daughter of Man. If ye shall ask anything in my Name, I will
6. If ye love me, keep my
commandments. And I will pray the All-Parent, Who shall give you another
Comforter, to abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth. whom the
world cannot receive, because it seeth not, neither knoweth, but ye know;
for the Spirit dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
8. They who have my commandments,
and keep them, these are they who love me; and they that love me shall
be loved of my Parent, and I will love them and will manifest myself to
9. Judas saith unto him, Lord,
how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If any love me, they will keep my words:
and the Holy One will love them and we will come unto them, and make our
abode with them.
10. They that love me not
keep not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the All-Parent’s
who sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with
you. But the Comforter, who is my Mother, Holy Wisdom, whom the Father
will send in my name, she shall teach you all things, and bring all things
to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
11. Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let
not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how
I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me ye
would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the All-Parent: for the All-Parent
is greater than I.
12. And now I have told you
before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe.
Hereafter I will not talk much with you; for the prince of this world cometh,
and hath nothing in me.
13. But that the world may
know that I love the All-Parent; as the All-Parent gave me commandment,
even so I do. Even unto the end.
Christ The True Vine
1. AFTER these things Jesus
spake saying unto them: I am the true vine, and my Parent is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit is taken away: and every branch
that beareth fruit, is purged that it may bring forth more fruit.
2. Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the tree, ye are the branches:
Whoso abide in me and I in them, the same bring forth much fruit; for without
me ye do nothing.
3. If any abide not in me,
they are cast forth as useless branches, and they wither away; and men
gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide
in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it will
be done unto you.
4. Verily, I am the true Bread
which cometh down out of Heaven, even the Substance of God which is one
with the Life of God. And, as many grains are in one bread, so are ye,
who believe, and do the will of my Parent, one in me. Not as your ancestors
did eat manna and are dead; but they who eat this Bread shall live for
5. As the wheat is separated
from the chaff, so must ye be separated from the falsities of the world;
yet must ye not go out of the world, but live separate in the world, for
the life of the world.
6. Verily, verily, the wheat
is parched by fire, so must ye my disciples pass through tribulations.
But rejoice ye: for having suffered with me as one body ye shall reign
with me in one body, and give life to the world.
7. Herein is my Parent glorified,
that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the All-Parent
hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep
my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Parent’s
commandments, and abide in the spirit of love.
8. These things have I spoken
unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
friend Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
9. Henceforth I call you not
servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called
you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Parent I have made
known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained
you, that ye should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the All-Parent
in my Name, ye may receive.
10. These things I command
you, that ye love one another and all the creatures of God. If the world
hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the
world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world,
but I have chosen you out of the world’ therefore the world hateth you.
11. Remember the word that
I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have
persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying,
they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for
my Name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
12. If I had not come and
spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for
their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Parent also. If I had not done among
them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now
have they, have seen and hated both me and my Parent. But this cometh to
pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They
hated me without a cause.
13. But when the Comforter
is come, Whom I will send unto you from the All Parent, even the Spirit
of truth, which proceedeth from the Father and the Mother the same shall
testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with
me from the beginning.
Jesus Foretelleth Persecutions
1. THESE things have I spoken
unto you that ye should be forewarned, They shall put you out of the synagogues;
yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that they do
God’s service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have
not known the All Parent, nor me.
2. But these things have I
told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you
of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because
I was with you. But now I go my way to my Parent that sent me; and none
of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these thing
unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
3. Nevertheless I tell you
the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away,
the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send my Spirit
unto you. And when the Spirit is come, the world shall be reproved of sin
and of righteousness, and of judgement.
4. Of sin, because they believe
not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no
more; of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged.
5. I have yet many things
to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when the Spirit of
Truth is come, she will guide you into all truth: and the same will shew
you things to come and shall glorify me: for the same shall receive of
mine, and shall shew it unto you.
6. All things that my Parent
hath are mine: therefore said I, that the Comforter shall take of mine
and shall shew it unto you. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and
again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the All-Parent.
Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is that he saith
unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while,
and ye shall see me; and, Because I go to the All-Parent?
7. Now Jesus knew that they
were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves
of that I Said, A little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I
say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice:
and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
8. A woman when she is in
travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered
of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is
born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you
again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
9. And in that day ye shall
ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask
my Parent in my name, ye will receive. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in
my name: ask and ye shall receiveth that your joy may be full. These things
have I spoken unto you in proverbs; but the time cometh, when I shall no
more speak unto you in a mystery, but I shall shew you plainly of the All-Parent.
10. At that day ye shall ask
in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray my Parent for you;
For the All-Parent in truth loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have
believed that I came out from God. I came forth from God, and am come into
the world; again, I leave the world, and go unto my God.
11. His disciples said unto
him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no mystery. Now are we
sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should
ask thee: by this we believe that thou comest forth from God.
12. Jesus answered them, Do
ye now believe? Be hold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall
be scattered, every man to his own home, and shall leave me alone: and
yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
13. These things I have spoken
unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Arise, let us go hence.
The Last Paschal Supper
1. AND at evening the Master
cometh into the house, and there are gathered with him the Twelve and their
fellows; Peter and Jacob and Thomas and John and Simon and Matthew and
Andrew and Nathanael and James and Thaddeus and Jude and Philip and their
companions ( and there was also Judas Iscariote, who by men was numbered
with the twelve, till the time when he should be manifested).
2. And they were all clad
in garments of white linen, pure and clear, for linen is the righteousness
of the saints; and each had the colour of his tribe. But the Master was
clad in his pure white robe, over all, without seam or spot.
3. And there arose contention
among them as to which of them should be esteemed the greatest, wherefore
he said unto them, He that is greatest among you let him be as he that
4. And Jesus said, With desire
have I desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. and to institute
the Memorial of my Oblation for the service and salvation of all. For behold
the hour cometh when the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of
5. And one of the twelve said
unto him, Lord, is it I ? And he answered, He to whom I give the sop the
same is he.
6. And Iscariot said unto
him, Master, behold the unleaven bread, the mingled wine and the oil and
the herbs, but where is the lamb that Moses commanded? (for Judas had bought
the lamb, but Jesus had forbidden that it should be killed).
7. And John spake in the Spirit,
saying, Behold the Lamb of God, the good Shepherd which giveth his life
for the sheep. And Judas was troubled at these words, for he knew that
he should betray him. But again Judas said, Master, is it not written in
the law that a lamb must be slain for the passover within the gates?
8. And Jesus answered, If
I am lifted up on the cross then indeed shall the lamb be slain; but woe
unto him by whom it is delivered into the hands of the slayers; it were
better of him had he not been born.
9. Verily I say unto you,
for this end have I come into the world, that I may put away all blood
offerings and the eating of the flesh of the beasts and the birds that
are slain by men.
10. In the beginning, God
gave to all, the fruits of the trees, and the seeds, and the herbs, for
food; but those who loved themselves more than God, or their fellows, corrupted
their ways, and brought diseases into their bodies, and filled the earth
with lust and violence.
11. Not by shedding innocent
blood, therefore, but by living a righteous life, shall ye find the peace
of God. Ye call me the Christ of God and ye say well, for I am the Way,
the Truth and the Life.
12. Walk ye in the Way, and
ye shall find God. Seek ye the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.
Live in the Life, and ye shall see no death. All things are alive in God,
and the Spirit of God filleth all things.
13. Keep ye the commandments.
Love thy God with all thy heart, and love thy neighbour as thyself. On
these hang all the law and the prophets. And the sum of the law is this—Do
not ye unto others as ye would not that others should do unto you. Do ye
unto others, as ye would that others should do unto you.
14. Blessed are they who keep
this law, for God is manifested in all creatures. All creatures live in
God, and God is hid in them.
15. After these things, Jesus
dipped the sop and gave it to Judas Iscariot, saying, What thou doest,
do quickly. He then, having received the sop, went out immediately, and
it was light.
16. And when Judas Iscariot
had gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified among his twelve,
and God is glorified in him. And verily I say unto you, they who receive
you receive me, and they who receive me receive the Father-Mother Who sent
me, and ye who have been faithful unto the truth shall sit upon twelve
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
17. And one said unto him,
Lord, wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom unto Israel? And Jesus
said, My kingdom is not of this world, neither are all Israel which are
18. They in every nation who
defile not themselves with cruelty, who do righteousness, love mercy, and
reverence all the works of God, who give succour to all that are weak and
oppressed—the same are the Israel of God.
The Washing Of Feet
The Eucharistic Oblation
1. AND the Paschal Supper being
ended, the lights were kindled, for it was even. And Jesus arose from the
table and laid aside his garment, and girded himself with a towel, and
pouring water into a basin, washed the feet of each of the fourfold Twelve,
and wiped them with the towel with which he was girded.
2. And one of them said, Lord,
thou shalt not wash my feet. And Jesus said, If I wash thee not thou hast
no part with me. And he answered, Lord, wash not my feet only, but my head
and my hands.
3. And he said unto him, They
who have come out of the bath, need not but to wash their feet, and they
are clean every whit.
4. AND then putting on the
overgarment of pure white linen without spot or seam, he sat at the table
and said unto them, Know ye what I have done unto you? Ye call me Lord
and Master, and if then your Lord and Master have washed your feet, ye
ought also to wash one another’s feet. For I have given this example, that
as I have done unto you, so also should ye do unto others.
5. A new commandment I give
unto you, that ye love one another and all the creatures of God. Love is
the fulfilling of the law. Love is of God, and God is love. Whoso loveth
not, knoweth not God.
6. Now ye are clean through
the word which I have spoken unto you. By this shall all men know that
ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another and shew mercy and love
to all creatures of God, especially to those that are weak and oppressed
and suffer wrong. For the whole earth is filled with dark places of cruelty,
and with pain and sorrow, by the selfishness and ignorance of man.
7. I say unto you, Love your
enemies, bless them that curse you, and give them light for their darkness
and let the spirit of love dwell within your hearts, and abound unto all.
And again I say unto you, Love one another, and all the creation of God
And when he had finished, they said, Blessed be God.
8. Then he lifted up his voice,
and they joined him, saying, As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
so panteth my soul after thee, O God. And when they had ended, one brought
unto him a censer full of live coals, and he cast frankincense thereon
even the frankincense which his mother had given him in the day of his
manifestation, and the sweetness of the odour filled the room.
9. Then Jesus, placing before
him the platter, and behind it the chalice, and lifting up his eyes to
heaven, gave thanks for the goodness of God in all things and unto all,
and after that he took in his hands the unleavened bread, and blessed it;
the wine likewise mingled with water and blessed it; chanting the Invocation
of the Holy Name the Sevenfold, calling upon the thrice Holy Father-Mother
in Heaven to send down the Holy Spirit and make the bread to be his body,
even the Body of the Christ, and the fruit of the vine to be his Blood,
even the Blood of the Christ, for the remission of sins and everlasting
life, to all who obey the gospel.
10. Then lifting up the Oblation
towards heaven, he said, The Son who is also the Daughter of man is lifted
up from the earth, and I shall draw all men unto me; then it shall be known
of the people that I am sent from God.
11. These things being done,
Jesus spake these words, lifting his eyes to heaven. Abba Amma, the hour
is come, Glorify thy Son that Thy Son may be glorified in thee.
12. Yea, Thou hast glorified
me, Thou hast filled my heart with fire, Thou hast set lamps on my right
hand and on my left, so that no part of my being should be without light.
Thy Love shineth on my right hand and on my left, so that no part of my
being should be without light. Thy Love shineth on my right hand, and Thy
Wisdom on my left. Thy Love, Thy Wisdom, Thy Power are manifest in me.
13. I have glorified Thee
on earth, I have finished the work Thou gavest me to do. Holy One, keep
through Thy Name the Twelve and their fellows whom Thou hast given me,
that they may be One even as we are One. Whilst I was with them in the
world I kept them in Thy Name, and none of them is lost, for he who went
out from us, was not of us, nevertheless, I pray for him that he may be
restored. Father-Mother, forgive him, for he knoweth not what he doeth.
14. And now come I to Thee,
and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy fulfilled
in themselves. I give them Thy word, and the world hath them, because they
are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15. I pray not that Thou shouldst
take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldst keep them from evil,
whilst yet in the world, Sanctify them through Thy truth. Thy word is Truth.
As thou sendest me into the world, so also I send them into the world,
and for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified
through the Truth.
16. Neither pray I for these
alone, but for all that shall be added to their number, and for the Two
and Seventy also whom I sent forth, yea, and for all that shall believe
in the Truth through Thy word, that they also may be one as Thou Most Holy
art in me and I in Thee, that they may also be one in Thee, that the world
may know that Thou hast sent me.
17. Holy Parent, I will also,
that they whom Thou hast given me, yea all who live, be with me where I
am, that they may partake of my glory which thou givest me, for Thou lovest
me in all, and all in me, from before the foundations of the world.
18. The world hath not known
Thee in Thy righteousness, but I know Thee, and these know that Thou hast
19. And I have declared unto
them Thy Name that the love wherewith Thou hast loved me may be in them,
and that from them it may abound, even unto all Thy creatures, yea, even
unto all These words being ended, they all lifted up their voices with
him, and prayed as he taught them, saying:
20. Our Father-Mother: Who
art above and within. Hallowed be Thy sacred Name, in Biune Trinity. In
Wisdom, Love and Equity Thy Kingdom come to all. Thy holy Will be done
always, as in Heaven, so on Earth. Give us day by day to partake of Thy
holy Bread, and the fruit of Thy living Vine. As we seek to perfect others,
so perfect us in Thy Christ. Shew upon us Thy goodness, that to others
we many shew the same. In the hour of trial, deliver us from evil.
21. For Thine are the Kingdom,
the Power and the Glory: From the Ages of ages, Now, and to the Ages
of ages. Amun.
22. THEN our Master taketh
the holy Bread and breaketh it, and the Fruit of the Vine also, and mingleth
it, and having blessed and hallowed both, and casting a fragment of the
Bread into the Cup, he blessed the holy Union.
23. Then he giveth the bread
which he had hallowed to his disciples saying, Eat ye, for this is my Body,
even the Body of the Christ, which is given for the Salvation of the body
and the soul.
24. Likewise he giveth unto
them the fruit of the Vine which he had blessed saying unto them, Drink
ye, for this is my Blood, even the Blood of the Christ which is shed for
you and for many, for the Salvation of the Soul and the Body.
25. And when all had partaken,
he said unto them, As oft as ye assemble together in my Name, make this
Oblation for a Memorial of me, even the Bread of everlasting life and the
Wine of eternal salvation’ and eat and drink thereof with pure heart, and
ye shall receive of the Substance and the Life of God, which dwelleth in
26. And when they had sung
a hymn, Jesus stood up in the midst of his apostles, and going to him who
was their Centre, as in a solemn dance, they rejoiced in him. And then
he went out to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.
27. Now Judas Iscariot had
gone to the house of Caiaphas and said unto him, Behold he has celebrated
the Passover, within the gates, with the Mazza in place of the lamb. I
indeed bought a lamb, but he forbade that it should be killed, and lo,
the man of whom I bought it is witness.
28. And Caiaphas rent his
clothes and said, Truly this is a Passover of the law of Moses. He hath
done the deed which is worthy of death, for it is a weighty transgression
of the law. What need of further witness? Yea, even now two robbers have
broken into the Temple and stolen the book of the law, and this is the
end of his teaching. Let us tell these things to the people who follow
him, for they will fear the authority of the law.
29. And one that was standing
by as Judas came out, said unto him, Thinkest thou that they will put him
30. And Judas said, Nay, for
he will do some mighty work to deliver himself out of their hands, even
as when they of the synagogue in Capernaum rose up against him, and brought
him to the brow of the hill that they might throw him down headlong, and
did he not pass safely through their midst? He will surely escape them
now also, and proclaim himself openly and set up the Kingdom whereof he
The Agony In The Gethsemane
1. AND as they went to the
Mount of Olives, Jesus said 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. But after I am risen again,
I will go before you into Galilee.
2. Simon answered and said
unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I
never be offended. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired
to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for thee
that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
3. And he said unto him, Lord,
I am ready to go with thee, both unto prison and unto death. And Jesus
said, I tell thee, Simon, the cock shall not crow this night, before that
thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
4. Then cometh Jesus with
them, having crossed the brook Kedron, unto the garden called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here while I go and pray yonder. (Judas
also, which betrayed him, knew the place, for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither
with his disciples.)
5. Then saith he unto them,
My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tarry ye here, and watch
6. And he went little farther
and fell on his face and prayed, saying, O my Father-Mother, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.
7. And there appeared an angel
unto him, from heaven strengthening him. And he cometh unto the disciples
and finding them asleep, saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with
me one hour?
8. Watch and pray that ye
enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh
9. He went away again a second
time and prayed, saying, O my Father-Mother, if this cup may not pass away
from me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.
10. And being in an agony
he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood
falling to the ground.
11. And he came and found
them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.
12. And he left them and went
away again and prayed a third time, saying, O my Father-Mother, not my
will but Thine be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
13. Then cometh he unto 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.
Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
1. AND it came to pass while
Jesus yet spake, behold there came a multitude, and Judas that was called
Iscariot went before them. For Judas, having received a band of men and
officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, came thither with lanterns
and torches and weapons.
2. Jesus therefore, knowing
all things that should a come upon him, went forth and said unto them,
Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them,
I am he.
3. As soon then as he had
said unto them, I am he, they went backward and fell to the ground. And
when they arose, then asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And they said,
Jesus of Nazareth. And Jesus answered, I have told you, I am he; if therefore
ye seek me let these go their way.
4. Now he that betrayeth him
gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold
5. And forthwith he came to
Jesus and said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him.
Friend, wherefore art thou come? Is it with a kiss that thou betrayest
the Son of man?
6. Then Jesus said unto the
chief priests and captains of the temple and the elders, which were come
to him, Why ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves? When
I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against
me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
7. Then came they and laid
hands on Jesus. And Simon Peter stretched forth his hand, and drew his
sword and struck a servant of the high priest’s and smote off his ear.
8. Then said Jesus unto him,
Put up again thy sword into its place; all they that take the sword shall
perish by the sword. And Jesus touched his ear and healed him.
9. And he said unto Peter,
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Parent, and He shall presently
give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures
be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
10. Then all the disciples
forsook him and fled. And they that had laid hands on Jesus led him away
to Caiaphas, the high priest. But they brought him to Annas first because
he was father-in-law to Caiaphas, who was the high priest for that same
11. Now Caiaphas was he who
gave council to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die
for the sins of the people.
12. And the scribes and the
elders were assembled together, but Peter and John and Simon and Jude followed
far off unto the high priest’s palace, and they went in and sat with the
servants to see the end.
13. And they had kindled a
fire in the midst of the hall, and when they were set down together, Peter
sat down among them and warmed himself, and Simon also sat by him.
14. But a certain maid beheld
him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him and said, This
man was also with him. And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
15. And after a little while,
another saw him and said, Thou art also of them. And Simon said, Man, I
16. And about the space of
one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow was
with Jesus of Nazareth for his speech betrayeth him.
17. And Simon denied the third
time with an oath, saying, I know not the man. And immediately, while he
yet spake, the cock crew.
18. And the Lord turned and
looked upon Simon. And Simon remembered the word of the Lord, how he had
said unto him, Before the cock crow this day thou shalt deny me thrice.
And Simon went out and wept bitterly.
The Hebrew Trial Before Caiaphas
1. THE high priest then asked
Jesus of his disciples and of his doctrine, saying, How old art thou? Art
thou he that said that our father Abraham saw thy day?
2. And Jesus answered, Verily
before Abraham was I am. And the high priest said, Thou are not yet fifty
years old. How sayest thou that thou hast seen Abraham? Who art thou? Whom
makest thou thyself to be? What dost thou teach?
3. And Jesus answered him,
I spake openly to the world; I even taught in the synagogue and in the
temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
Why asketh thou me? Ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them;
behold, they know what I said.
4. And when he had thus spoken,
one of the officers which stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand,
saying. Answerest thou the high priest so? Jesus answered him, If I have
spoken evil, bear witness of the evil, but if well why smitest thou me?
5. Now the chief priests and
elders, and all the council sought false witnesses against Jesus to put
him to death; but found none; yea, many false witnesses came, yet they
agreed not together.
6. At the last came two false
witnesses. And one of them said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy
the temple of God and to build it in three days. And the other said, This
man said I will destroy this temple and build up another.
7. And the high priests arose
and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? What is it which these witnesses
speak against thee? But Jesus held his peace. Now it was unlawful among
the Hebrews to try a man by night.
8. And they said unto him,
Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye
will not believe; and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let
9. And they asked him further
saying, Dost thou abolish the sacrifices of the law, and the eating of
flesh as Moses commanded? And he answered, Behold, a greater than Moses
10. 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. Jesus saith unto him, thou hast said;
and 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.
11. Then 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. What think ye? They
answered and said, He is worthy of death.
12. Then did they spit in
his face and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their
hands, saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
13. Now when morning was come
all the chief priests and the elders of the people, even the whole council
held a consultation, and took council against Jesus to put him to death.
14. And they gave forth their
sentence against Jesus, that he was worthy of death, and that he should
be bound and carried away, and delivered unto Pilate.
The Sorrow and Penance Of
1. NOW Judas, who had betrayed
him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again
the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I
have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.
2. And they said, What is
that to us? See thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in
the temple and departed and went out and hanged himself.
3. And the chief priests took
the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the
treasury, because it is the price of blood.
4. And they took council and
bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that
field was called Aceldama, that is, the field of blood, unto this day.
5. Then was fulfilled that
which was spoken by Zachariah, the prophet, saying, They weighed for my
price thirty pieces of silver. And they took the thirty pieces of silver,
the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did
value, and gave them for the potteries field, and cast them to the potter
in the House of the Lord.
6. Now, Jesus had said to
his disciples, Woe unto the man who receiveth the mysteries, and falleth
into sin thereafter.
7. For such there is no place
of repentance in this cycle, seeing they have crucified afresh the Divine
Offspring of God and man, and put the Christ within them to an open shame.
8. Such are worse than the
beasts, whom ye ignorantly affirm to perish, for in your Scriptures it
is written, That which befalleth the beast befalleth the sons of men.
9. All live by one breath,
as the one dieth so dieth the other, so that a man hath no preeminence
over a beast, for all go to the same place—all come from the dust and return
to the dust together.
10. These things spake Jesus
concerning them which were not regenerate, not having received the Spirit
of Divine Love, who, once having received the Light, crucified the Son
of God afresh, putting him to an open shame.
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