CHAPTER 71: The Cleansing of the Temple
1.And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up again from Bethany into Jerusalem. He found sitting, in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money.
2.And when He had made a scourge of seven cords, He drove them all out of the temple and untied the sheep and the oxen, and the doves, and poured out the changers' money, and overturned the tables;"
3.And said to them, "Take these things hence; make not my Father's House a House of merchandise. Is it not written, 'My House is a House of Prayer, for all nations?' But you 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 has eaten me up."
5.Then the Jews responded, "What sign do you show us, seeing that you do these things?" Jesus answered, "Again I say to you, destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up."
6.Then said the Jews, It took forty six years to build this temple and you will raise it in three days?" But He spoke of the temple of his body.
7.When therefore He was risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they 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 His doctrines.
9.And when evening had come He went out of the city. For by day He taught in the temple and at night He went out and stayed 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 to them, because He knew all men, and did not need anyone to testify about man; for He knew what was in man.
12.And Jesus seeing the Passover was near 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 intended thereafter.
CHAPTER 72: The Many Mansions in the One House
1.And as Jesus sat with his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane He said to them, " Let not your heart be troubled; you 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 to myself; that where I am there you may be also. And where ever I go you will know, and The Way you will know, for it is within you.
2.Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going; so how can we know the way? Jesus said to him "I am way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the All- Parent but through me. If you had known me, you should have known my Parent also; and from henceforth you know and have seen my Parent."
3.Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the All-Parent and it will be sufficient for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you a long time, and yet you haven't known me not know me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the All-Parent; and how do you come to say, 'Show us the All-Parent?' Don't you believe that I am in the All-Parent, and the All- Parent in me? The words that I speak to you I speak not of myself; but the All-Parent who dwells in me and does 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. I tell you truly, they who believe in me, will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will they do; because I go to my Parent."
5."And what so ever, you will ask in my Name, that will I do, that the All-Parent may be glorified in the son and daughter of man If you ask anything in my name , I will do it."
6."If you love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray to the All-Parent, who will give you another comforter, to abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth not, neither knoweth, but you know; for the spirit dwelleth with you, and shall be in you"
7."I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world won't see me anymore; but you see me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in my Parent, and you in me, and I 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 them."
9.Judas said to Him, "Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?" Jesus him, "If any love me, they will keep my words; and the holy One will love them and we will come to them, and make our abode with them."
10."They who don't love me don't keep my sayings; the word which you hear is not mine, but the All-Parent's who sent me. These things have I spoken to 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 to you."
11."Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard how I said to you, I would go away, and come again to you. If you loved me you would rejoice, because I said, I go to the All-Parent; for the All-Parent is greater than I."
12."And now I have told you before it comes to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you may believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you; for the prince of this world comes, and has nothing in me."
13.But that the world may know that I love the All-Parent; as the All-Parent gave me commandments, even so I do. Even to the end.
CHAPTER 73: The True Vine
1.After these things Jesus spoke saying to them; "I am the true vine, and my Parent is the vinedresser. 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 me. I am the tree, you are the branches; who so abide in me and I in them, the same bring forth much fruit; for without me you can 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 you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it will be done to you."
4."Verily, I am the true bread which comes 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 you, 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 ever."
5."As the wheat is separated from the chaff, so must you be separated from the falsities of the world; yet you must not go out of the word, but live separate in the world, for the life of the world."
6."The wheat is parched by fire, so must you my disciples pass through tribulations. But rejoice; for having suffered with me as one body, you shall reign with me in one body, and give life to the world."
7."Herein is my Parent glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples. As the All-Parent hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue in my love. If you keep my commandments, you 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 to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend. You are my friends, if you do what so ever I command you."
9.Henceforth I don't call you servants; for the servant doesn't know what his lord does; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Parent I have made known to you, and ordained you, that you should go, and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that what so ever you shall ask of the All-Parent in my name, you may receive."
10."These things I command you, that you love one another and all the creatures of God. If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you are of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
11."Remember the word that I said to 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 to you for my name's sake, because they don't know him who sent me."
12."If I had not come and spoken to them, they had not had sin; but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hates me hates my Parent also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin; but now they have; have seen and hated both me and my Parent. But this comes 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 to you from the All-Parent, even the spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father and the Mother the same shall testify of me; and you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning."
CHAPTER 74: Jesus Foretells Persecutions
1."These things have I spoken to you that you should be forewarned. They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, the time comes, that who so ever kills you will think that they do God's service. And these things will they do to 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, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not to 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 asks me, to where I am going? But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart."
3."Never the less 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 to you; but if I depart, I will send my spirit to you. And when the spirit has come, the world shall be reproved of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment."
4."Of sin, because they don't believe in me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you don't see me anymore; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged."
5."I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot hear them now. How be it when the spirit of truth is come, She will guide you into all truth; and the same will show you things to come and shall glorify me; for the same s
hall receive of mine, and shall show it to you."
6."All things that my Parent has are mine; therefore said I, that the comforter shall take of mine, and shall show it to you. A little while, and you shall not see me; and again, a little while, and you shall see me, because I go to the All-Parent."
7.Now Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, and said to them, "Are you asking one another what I said? A little while, and you shall not see me; and again, a little while, and you shall see me? Truly, I say to you, that you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy."
8."A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she has delivered the child, she doesn't remember the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And you now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy can not be taken by any one."
9."And on that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, I say to you, What so ever you shall ask my Parent in my Name, you will receive. Up to this point you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken to you in proverbs; but the time comes, when I shall not speak to you in a mystery, but I shall show you plainly of the All-Parent."
10."On that day you shall ask in my name; and I won't say to you, that I will pray (to) my Parent for you; For the All-Parent in truth loves you, (1997 = because you have set your course on The Way) because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from God, and have come into the world; again, I leave the world, and go to my God."
11.His disciples said to him, Lo, now you speak plainly, and don't speak a mystery. Now are we sure that you know all things, and don't need any man to ask you; by this we believe that you came forth from God."
12.Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe? Behold, the hour comes, yea, is now come, that you 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. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Arise, let us go hence."
CHAPTER 75: The Last Paschal Supper.
1.And at evening the Master comes 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 Iscariot, who by men was numbered with he twelve, till the time when he should be manifested).
2.And they were all clad in garments of white linen, pure and clean, for linen is the righteousness of the saints; and each had the color of his tribe. But the Master was clad in his pure white robe, over all, without spot.
3.And there arose contention among them as to which of them should be held in highest esteem, wherefore He said to them, "He that is greatest among you let him be as he that doth serve."
4.And Jesus said, "With passion 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 comes when the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners."
4.(1997 translation reads: Then Judas, the newest member, who had not yet been fully initiated in the mysteries asked, Where will you have us prepare the Passover? And Jesus answered, Would I desire with desire at this Passover to eat flesh with you before I am to institute the memorial of my Oblation for the service and salvation of all? For behold the hour approaches when the Son of Man shall be betrayed into the hands of traitors.
5.And one of the twelve said to him, "Lord, is it I?" And he answered, "He to whom I give the sop the same is he."
6.And Iscariot said to him, "Master, behold the unleavened 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 be killed.)
7.And John spoke in the spirit, saying, "Behold the Lamb of God, the good shepherd which gives 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 to him by whom it is delivered into he hands of the slayers; it were better for him had he not been born."
9."I say to you, for this end have I come into the world, that I may put away all blood offerings and the eating of 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 you find the peace of God. You call me the Christ of God and you say well, for I am the way, the truth and the life."
12."Walk in the way, and you shall find God. Seek you the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Live in the life, and you shall see no death. All things are alive in God, and the spirit of God fills all things."
13."Keep the commandments. Love your God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. On these hang all the law and the prophets. And the sum of the law is this-- Don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you. Do you to others, what you want others to do to you."
14."Blessed are they who keep this law, for God is manifested in all creatures. All creatures live in God, and God is hidden in them."
15.After these things, Jesus dipped the sop and gave it to Judas Iscariot, saying, "What you are going to do, do quickly." He then, having received the sop, went out immediately, and it was night.
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 I say to you, they who receive you receive me, and they who receive me receive the Father-Mother who sent me. To you who follow me in the regeneration of the elect, I appoint a kingdom as the same has been appointed to me, and you who have been faithful to the truth shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
17.And one said to Him. "Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? And Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world, neither are all Israel which are called Israel.
18."They in every nation who don't defile themselves with cruelty, who do righteousness, love mercy, and reverence all the works of God, who give succor to all that are weak and oppressed--the same are the Israel of God."
CHAPTER 76: The Washing of the Feet. New Commandment.
The Eucharistic Oblation.
1.And the Paschal Supper being ended, the lights were kindled, for it was evening. 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 four-fold twelve, and wiped them with the towel with which he was girded.
2.And one of them said, "Lord, you should not wash my feet." And Jesus said, "If I don't wash you, you have no part with me . And he answered, Lord, don't only wash my feet, but my head and my hands."
3.And He said to him, "They who have come out of the bath, need not but to wash their feet, and every small part is clean."
4.And then putting on the over-garment of pure white linen without spot or seam, He sat at the table and said to them "Know what I have done to you? You call me Lord and Master, and if then your Lord and Master has washed your feet, you ought also to wash one another's feet. For I have given this example, that as I have done to you, so also should you do to others."
5."A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another and all the creatures of God. Love is the fulfilling of the law. Love is of God, and God is love. Who not loves, does not know God."
6."Now you are clean (purified) through the word which I have spoken to you. If you love one to another, and show mercy and love to all creatures of God, especially to those that are weak and oppressed and suffer wrong then all men will know that you are my disciples. For the whole earth is filled with dark places of cruelty, with pain and sorrow, by the selfishness and ignorance of man."
7."I say to 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 to all. And I say further, 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 red deer yearns for the water brooks, so my soul yearns for you, O God." And when they had ended, one brought to Him a censer full of live coals; and He cast frankincense thereon, even the frankincense which his mother had given him on the day of his manifestation; and the sweetness of the odor 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 to 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 to me; then it shall be known by the people that I am sent from God."
11.These things being done, Jesus spoke these words, lifting his eyes to heaven. "Abba Amma, the hour is come, Glorify your son that your son may be glorified in you."
12."Yea, you have glorified me; you have filled my heart with fire; you have set lamps on my right hand and on my left, so that no part of my being should be without light. Your love shined on my right hand, and your wisdom on my left. Your love, your wisdom, thy power are manifest in me."
13."I have glorified you on earth. I have finished the work you gave me to do, Holy One, keep through your name the twelve and their fellows whom you have given me, that they may be One even as we are One. While I was with them in the world I kept them in your 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 knows not what he does."
14."And now I come to you, and these things I speak in the world that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I give them your word, and the world hates them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world."
15.I am not praying that you should take them out of the world, but that you should protect them from evil, while yet in the world. Sanctify them through your truth. Your word is truth. As you sent 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."I am not praying for them alone, but for all who will 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 your word, that they also may be one as you most holy are in me and I in you, that they may also be One in you that the world may know that you have sent me."
17."Holy Parent, I Will also, that those whom you have given me, yea all who live, be with me where I am, that they may partake of my glory which you give me, for you love me in all, and all in me, from before the foundations of the world."
18."The world has not known you in your righteousness, but I know you, and these know that you have sent me."
19."And I have declared to them your name that the love wherewith you have loved me, may be in them; and that from them it may abound, even to all your creatures, yea, even to 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 your sacred name, in biune (binary) trinity. In wisdom, love and equity, your kingdom come to all. Thy holy Will be done always, as in heaven, so on earth. Give us day by day to partake of your holy bread, and the fruit of your living vine. As we seek to perfect others, so perfect us in your Christ. Show upon us your goodness, that to others we may show the same. In the hour of trial, deliver us from evil."
21."For yours is the kingdom, and power and the glory; From the Ages of ages, now, and to the Ages of ages. Amun."
22.Then our Master took the holy bread, and broke it, and the fruit of the vine also, and mingled 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 gave the bread which he had hallowed to his disciples saying, "Eat, 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 gave to them the fruit of the vine which he had blessed saying to them, "Drink, for this my blood, even the blood of 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 to them, "As often as you 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 you shall receive of the substance and the life of god, which dwells in me."
26.And when they had sung a hymn, Jesus stood up in the midst of his Apostles, and going round Him who was their centre, as in solemn dance, they rejoiced in Him. And then He went out to the Mount of Olives, and His disciples followed Him.
27.Now Judas Iscariothad gone to the house of Caiaphas and said to 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 has done the deed which is worthy of death, for it is a mighty 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, saying to him, "Do you think that they will put him to death?"
30.And Judas said, "No, 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 hiss 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 spoke."
CHAPTER 77: The Agony in the Garden
1.And as they went to the Mount of Olives, Jesus said to them, "All you 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 have risen again, I will go before you into Galilee."
2.Simon answered and said to Him. "Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended." And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold Satan yearns to have you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith does not fail; and when you are converted, strengthen your brothers."
3.And he said to Him "Lord, I am ready to go with you, both to prison and to death." And Jesus said, "I tell thee, Simon, before the rooster crows tonight, you will deny that you know me three times."
4.Then Jesus came with them, having crossed the brook Kedron, to the garden called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and pray over there." (Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place, for Jesus often resorted there with his disciples.)
5.Then He said to them, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death; stay here, and watch with me."
6.And He went a little farther and prostrated himself, and prayed, saying, "O my Father- Mother, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will but as you Will."
7.And an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. And he came to the disciples and finding them asleep, said to Peter, "What, could you not watch with me one hour?"
8."Watch and pray that you don't enter into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."
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, your 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 your Will be done, in earth as it is in heaven."
13.Then He came to His disciples and said to 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 does betray me."
CHAPTER 78: The Betrayal by Judas Iscariot
1.And it came to pass while Jesus still spoke, look, 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 there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
2.Jesus, knowing all things that would happen to him, went forth and said to them, "Whom do you seek?" They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus answered, "I am he."
3.And when they heard that, they stepped backwards, and sank to the ground. And when they arose, then He said again, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth." And Jesus answered, "I have told you, I am he; if therefore you seek me let these go their way."
4.Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying, "Whom so ever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast."
5.And forthwith he came to Jesus and said, "Hail, Master; and kissed him." And Jesus said to him. "Friend, why have you come? Is it with a kiss that you betray the Son of Man?"
6.Then Jesus said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and the elders, who had come to them. "Have you come as you would for a thief, with swords and sticks? When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lift a hand against me; but this is your hour, and the power of darkness."
7.Then they came and laid hands on Jesus. And Simon Peter lifted his hand, and drew his sword and struck a servant of the high priest's and cut off his ear.
8.Then said Jesus to him, "Sheath your sword again; all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword." And Jesus touched his ear and healed him.
9.And He said to Peter, Do you think that I can't 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 year.
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 to 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 am not."
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 betrays him."
17.And Simon denied the third time with an oath, saying, "I know not the man." And immediately, while he still spoke, the rooster crew.
18.And the Lord turned and looked upon Simon. And Simon remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before the rooster crows this day you will deny me thrice." And Simon went out and wept bitterly. Transmuted
CHAPTER 79: The Hebrew Trial before Caiaphas
1.The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and about his doctrine, saying, "How old are you? Are you He that said that our father Abraham saw your day?"
2.And Jesus answered, "Verily before Abram was, I AM." And the high priest said, "You are not yet fifty years old. How can you say that you have seen Abram? Who art thou? Do you make yourself out to be? What are you teaching?"
3.And Jesus answered him "I spoke openly to the world; I even taught in the synagogue and in the temple, wherein the Jews always resort; in secret have I said nothing. Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard me, what I have said to them; Look, they know what I said."
4.And when He had spoken, one of the officers who stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Is that how you answer the high priest?" Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, point out the evil, if I spoke well, why do you hit 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; yes, many false witnesses came, yet they did not agree with one another.
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 stated, "This man said I will destroy this temple and build up another."
7.And the high priests rose and said to Him "Have you no answer? What are they saying against you?" But Jesus held his peace. Now it was unlawful among the Hebrews to try a man by night.
8.And they said to him, "Are you the Christ? Tell us." And He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go."
9.And they asked Him further saying, "Are you abolishing the sacrifice called for by the law, and the eating of flesh as Moses commanded?" And He answered, "Behold, a greater than Moses is here."
10.And the high priest said to him, "I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God." Jesus said to him, "You have said, and I repeat to you, 'Hereafter shall you see the Son of man sitting on the right had of power and coming in the clouds of heaven.'"
11.Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, "He has spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blaspheme. What do you think?" They answered and said, "He is worthy of death."
12.Then they spit in his face and buffeted him; and others hit him with the palms of their hands, saying, "Prophesy to us, you Christ. Who is he that smote thee?"
13.Now when morning came 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 to Pilate
CHAPTER 80: The Penance of Judas
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's that to us? That is your business." And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple and left. He went out and hanged himself.
3.And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, "It is not lawful 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, in which to bury strangers. Wherefore that field was called Aceldama, that is, the field of blood, to this day.
5.Then that which was spoken by Zachariah was fulfilled, 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 potter's field, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord."
6.Now, Jesus had said to His disciples, Woe to the man who receives the mysteries, and falls 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 you ignorantly affirm to perish, for in your scriptures it is written, "That which befalls the beast befalls the sons of men."
9."All live one breath, as the one dies so dies the other, so that a man has no pre- eminence over a beast, for all go to the same place--all come from the dust and return to the dust together."
10.These things Jesus spoke concerning those who were not regenerate, not having received the spirit of God within their souls, even 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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