He shall be called a Ναζωραῖος/Nazoraios [Nazirite]…Mt 2:23
…the sect of the Nazoreans [or, Nasareans?]… Acts 24:5
This sect of Nazoræans is [presently in 375 AD] to be found inBishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
Beroea near Coelesyria, in the Decapolis near Pella,
and in Bashanitis at the place called…Khokhabe
in Hebrew…[in practice] They are nothing but Jews…”
“This Essene sect of the Nasaræans. They are Jews by nationality,
from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told,
but descendants of Israel himself.” There are only a
handful of Nasaræans [left as such] . . . they have been united
with the sect of the Ebionites [of the Nazoræans]Bishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
Section 8, Chapters 71 Thru 80
(71) The Cleansing of the Miqdásh.
(72) The Many Mansions in the One House.
(73) Mashíakh The True Vine.
(74) Yahshúa Foretells Persecutions.
(75) The Last Supper.
(76) Washing of the Feet, The Eucharistic Oblation.
(77) The Agony in Gethsemane.
(78) The Betrayal.
(79) The Hebrew Trial before Caiaphas.
(80) The Sorrow and Penance of Judas.
The Gospel of the Perfect Life of the Master, Yahshúa the Anointed,
the offspring of Dawíd through Yoséph and Mariám after the flesh, and the son of Elohiym, through godly love and wisdom, after the Spirit.
Section 8, Chapters 71 thru 80
The Cleansing of The Miqdásh
1. AND the Judæan Passover was near, and Yahshúa went up again from Bethany into Jerusalem. And he found in the Miqdásh 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 Miqdásh and loosed the sheep and the oxen, and the doves, and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
3. And said to them, “Take these things from here; 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 ye have made it a ‘den of thieves’ and filled it with all manner of abominations.”
4. And he would not allow that any man should carry any vessel of blood through the Miqdásh, or that any animals should be slain. And the disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house has eaten me up.”
5. Then the Judæans answered, and said to him, “What sign will you show to us, seeing that you do these things?” Yahshúa answered and said to them, “Again I say to you, destroy this Miqdásh, and in [after] three days I will raise it up.” 6. Then the Judæans said, “Forty and six years was this Miqdásh in building,1)According to our calculations, this was not the 46th year but was the 49th year. If we are correct, they were off three years; Or, as in Torah reasoning, we understand that all things are not arranged in an exact chronological order. and will you raise it up in three days?” But he spoke of the Miqdásh of his Body.
7. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this to them; and believed the scripture and the word which Yahshúa 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 was come, he went out of the city. For by day he taught in the Miqdásh 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 Miqdásh courts.
10. Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover [approaching the week of Pesach/Matsa], many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
11. But Yahshúa did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men. And needed not that any should testify of man; for he knew what was in man.
12. And Yahshúa, seeing the Passover night was near, 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.
The Many Mansions in The One House
1. AND as Yahshúa sat with his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane he said to them: “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in ELOHÍYM, 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 ye may be also. And where I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
2. Thomas said to him, “Master, we know not where you are going; and how can we know the way?” Yahshúa said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes to 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 said to him, “Master, show us the All-Parent and it suffices us.” Yahshúa said to him, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet you have not known me, Philip? He that has seen me has seen the All-Parent; and how do you say then, ‘Show us the All-Parent?’ Do you not 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 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. Truly, Truly, I say to 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 to 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 do it.
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 forever—even the Spiritess of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees not, neither knows, but ye know; for, the Spiritess dwells 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 them.”
9. Yahudah said to him, “Master, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us and not to the world?” Yahshúa answered and said to 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 that do not love me do not keep my sayings; And, the word which ye 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 Comfortess, who is my Mother, Sacred 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, do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said to you, I go away, and come again to you. If ye loved me ye 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 happens, that, when it has happened, ye 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 commandment, even so I do. Even to the end.”
The True Vine
1. AFTER these things Yahshúa spoke, saying to them: “I am the true vine, and my Parent is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit is taken away: and every branch that bears 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, unless it abides in the vine, no more can ye, unless ye abide in me. I am the tree, ye are the branches. Whosoever abides in me and I in them, the same brings forth much fruit; for without me ye do nothing.
3. If any do not abide 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 to you.
4. Truly, I am the true Bread which comes down out of Heaven, even the Substance [sustenance] of ELOHÍYM which is one with the Life of ELOHÍYM. 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 forever.
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. Truly, Truly, 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 ye shall be my disciples. As the All-Parent has 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 to 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 has 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 does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends for all things that I have heard of my Parent I have made known to 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 ELOHÍYM. If the world hates 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 hates you.
11. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘The servant is not greater than his master.’ 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 know not him that sent me.
12. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; But now, they have no covering 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 would not have had sin; But now, have they seen and hated both me and my Parent. But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their Toráh, ‘They hated me without a cause.’
13. But when the Comfortess is come, whom I will send unto you from the All Parent, even the Spiritess of truth, which proceeds 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.”
Yahshúa Foretells Persecutions
1. “THESE things have I spoken to you that ye should be forewarned: They shall put you out of the Synagogues; yea, the time comes, that whosoever kills you will think that they do ELOHÍYM’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, ye 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, ‘Where are you going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has 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 Comfortess will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send my Spiritess to you. And when the Spiritess 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 to you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when the Spiritess 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 shall receive of mine and shall show it to you.
6. All things that my Parent has are mine: therefore, I said, that the Comfortess shall take of mine and shall show it to 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 of his disciples said among themselves, “What is this he says to 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 Yahshúa knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said to them, “Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, ‘A little while, and ye shall see me’? Truly, Truly, I say 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, has sorrow because her hour is come. But as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish for joy that a person 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 takes from you.
9. And in that day, ye shall ask me nothing. Truly, Truly, I say to you, ‘Whatsoever ye shall ask my Parent in my name, ye will receive. Until now ye have asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken to you in proverbs; but the time comes, when I shall no more speak to you in a mystery, but I shall show you plainly of the All-Parent.
10. At that day, ye shall ask in my name. And I say not to you, that I will pray my Parent for you; For the All-Parent in truth loves you because ye have loved me and have believed that I came out from ELOHÍYM. I came forth from ELOHÍYM, and am come into the world; Again, I leave the world and go to my ELOHÍYM.”
11. His disciples said to him, “Ah! now you speak plainly, and speak no mystery. Now are we sure that you know all things and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you come forth from ELOHÍYM.
12. Yahshúa answered them, “Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour comes, 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 to 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 forth.
The Last Paschal Supper
71:12. And Yahshúa, seeing the Passover night was near, 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 festival which he purposed thereafter…
75:1. AND at evening, the Master came into the house, and there are gathered with him the Twelve and their fellows: Kepha and Ya’aqóḅ and Thomá and Yoḥanan and Shimon and Matithyáhu and Andrew and Nathanael and Ya’aqóḅ and Thaddeus and Yahudah and Philip and their companions (and there was also Judas Iscariot, 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 color of his tribe. But the Master was clad in his pure white robe covering 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 to them, “He that is greatest among you let him be as he that serves.”
4. And Yahshúa said, “With desire have I desired to eat this Passover [meal] with you before I suffer, and to institute the Memorial of my Oblation for the service and salvation/liberation of all. For behold the hour comes when the ‘Son of Man’ shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.”
5. And one of the twelve said to him, “Master, 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 [Matsa], the mingled wine and the oil and the herbs, but where is the lamb that Mosheh commanded? (for Judas had bought the lamb but Yahshúa had forbidden that it should be killed).
7. And Yoḥanan spoke in the Spiritess, saying, “Behold the Lamb of ELOHÍYM, the good Shepherd which gives his life for the sheep.” And Yahudah was troubled at these words, for he knew that he should betray him. But again, Yahudah said, “Master, is it not written in the Toráh that a lamb must be slain for the Passover within the gates?”
8. And Yahshúa answered, “If I am lifted up on the tree then indeed shall the lamb be slain; But woe to him by whom it is delivered into the hands of the slayers. It would have been better of him had he not been born.
9. Truly 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 the flesh of the animals and the birds that are slain by men.
10. In the beginning, ELOHÍYM gave to all, the fruits of the trees, and the seeds, and the herbs, for food; but those who loved themselves more than ELOHÍYM, 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, ye shall find the peace of ELOHÍYM. Ye call me the Mashíakh of ELOHÍYM and ye say well, for I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 12. Walk ye in the Way, and ye shall find ELOHÍYM. 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 ELOHÍYM, and the Spiritess of ELOHÍYM fills all things.
13. Keep ye the commandments. Love your ELOHÍYM with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. On these hangs all the Toráh and the Prophets. And the sum of the Toráh is this—Do not ye to others as ye would not that others should do to ye. Do ye to others as ye desire that others should do to you. 14. Blessed are they who keep this Toráh for ELOHÍYM is manifested in all creatures. All creatures live in ELOHÍYM, and ELOHÍYM is hid in them.”
15. After these things, Yahshúa dipped the sop and gave it to Yahudah Iscariot, saying, “What you do, do quickly.” He then, having received the sop, went out immediately, and it was light.”
16.And when Yahudah Iscariot had gone out, Yahshúa said, “Now is the Son of man glorified among his twelve and ELOHÍYM is glorified in him. And truly I say to 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 to the truth shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Yisraél.”
17. And one said to him, “Master, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Yisraél?” And Yahshúa said, “My kingdom is not of this world, neither are all of them Yisraél who are called, ‘Yisraél’.
18. They in every nation who defile not themselves with cruelty, who do righteousness, love mercy, and reverence all the works of ELOHÍYM, who give assistance to all that are weak and oppressed—the same are the Yisraél of ELOHÍYM.”
The Washing of Feet; New Commandment; The Eucharistic Oblation
1. AND the lamps were burning for it was evening and the Paschal Supper was completed. And Yahshúa arose from the table and laid aside his garment [tallit], 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, “Master, you shall not wash my feet.” And Yahshúa said, “If I wash you not, you hast no part with me.” And he answered, “Rabbi, wash not my feet only, 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 they are clean every bit.”
4. AND then putting on the overgarment [tallit] of pure white linen without spot or seam, he sat at the table and said to them, “Do ye know what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Rabbi, and if then your Master and Rabbi have washed your feet, ye ought also to wash one another’s feet. For I have given this example, that as I have done to you, so also should ye do to others.
5. A new commandment I give to you, that ye love one another and all the creatures of ELOHÍYM. Love is the fulfilling of the Toráh. Love is of ELOHÍYM, and ELOHÍYM is love. Whosoever loves not, knows not ELOHÍYM.
6. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another and show mercy and love to all creatures of ELOHÍYM, 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 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 again, I say to you, love one another and all the creation of ELOHÍYM.” And when he had finished, they said, “Blessed be ELOHÍYM!”
8. Then he lifted his voice, and they joined him, saying, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, O ELOHÍYM …” Psalm 42 And when they had finished, one brought to 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 odor filled the room.
9. Then Yahshúa, placing before him the platter, and behind it the chalice, and lifting up his eyes to heaven, gave thanks for the goodness of ELOHÍYM in all things and to all, and after that he took in his hands the unleavened bread [Matsa], and blessed it; the wine likewise mingled with water and blessed it; chanting the Invocation of the Sacred Name the Sevenfold [Ya Hei Wa Hei Wa Hei Ya], calling upon the thrice Holy Father-Mother in Heaven to send down the Sacred Breath and make the bread to be his body, even the Body of the Mashíakh, and the fruit of the vine to be his blood, even the Blood of the Mashíakh, 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 people to me; then it shall be known of the people that I am sent from ELOHÍYM.”
11. These things being done, Yahshúa spoke these words, lifting his eyes to heaven. “Abba-Imma, the hour is come, glorify Your Son that Your Son may be glorified in you.
12. Yes! 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 shines on my right hand and on my left so that no part of my being should be without light; Your love shines on my right hand and Your wisdom on my left; Your love, Your wisdom, and Your power are manifest in me.
13. I have glorified You on earth; I have finished the work You gave me to do. Sacred 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 pray not that You should take them out of the world but that You should keep 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. 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 Your Word, that they also may be one as You, Most Sacred One, 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. Sacred Parent, I will also, that they 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 their voices with him, and prayed as he taught them, saying:
20. “Our Father-Mother: Who are above and within, Consecrated be Your Sacred Name, in a duality of three—In Wisdom, Love, and Equity. Your Kingdom come to all. Your Sacred Will be done always—as in Heaven, so on Earth. Give us day by day to partake of Your sacred bread, and the fruit of Your living vine. As we seek to perfect others, so perfect us in Your Mashíakh. Show upon us Your goodness, that to others we many show the same. In the hour of trial, deliver us from evil.
21. For Yours are the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: From the ages of ages, now, and to the ages of ages. Amein!”
22. THEN our Master took the Sacred Bread and broke it and also the Fruit of the Vine and mingled it, and having blessed and sanctified 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 consecrated to his disciples saying, “Eat ye, for this is my body, even the body of the Mashíakh, which is given for the liberation 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 ye, for this is my blood, even the blood of the Mashíakh which is shed for you and for many, for the liberation of the soul and the body.”
25. And when all had partaken, he said to them, “As often 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 liberation, and eat and drink thereof with pure heart, and ye shall receive of the substance and the life of ELOHÍYM, which dwells in me.”
26. And when they had sung a hymn, Yahshúa stood up amid his apostles, and going to him who was their Center, 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 Yahudah Iscariot had gone to the house of Caiaphas and said to him, “Behold! he has celebrated the Passover, within the gates, with the Matsa in place of the Lamb. I indeed bought a lamb, but he forbade that it should be killed, and see, the man of whom I bought it, is a witness.”
28. And Caiaphas rent his clothes and said, “Truly this is the Passover of the Toráh of Moshéh. He has done the deed, which is worthy of death, for it is a weighty transgression of the Toráh. What need of further witness? Yea, even now two robbers have broken into the Miqdásh and stolen the Book of the Toráh, and this is the end-result of his teaching. Let us tell these things to the people who follow him, for they will fear the authority of the Toráh.”
29. And one that was standing by as Yahudah came out, said to him, “Do you think that they will put him to death?”
30. And Yahudah 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 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 spoke.”
The Agony in The Garden
1. AND as they went to the Mount of Olives, Yahshúa said to 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.Shimon answered and said to him, “Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet I will never be offended.” And the Master said, “Shimon, Shimon, behold Satan has desired 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 brethren.”
3. And he said to him, “Master, I am ready to go with you, both to prison and to death.” And Yahshúa said, “I tell you, Shimon, the rooster shall not crow this night, before that you shall thrice deny that you know me.”
4. Then comes Yahshúa with them, having crossed the brook Kidron, to the garden called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit ye here while I go and pray over there.” (Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place, for Yahshúa often times resorted there with his disciples.)
5. Then said he to them, “My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even to death; wait ye here, and watch with me.”
6. And he went little further 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 You will.”
7. And there appeared an angel to him, from heaven strengthening him. And he came to the disciples and finding them asleep, said to Kepha, “What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
8. Watch and pray that ye enter not into trial: 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 Yours 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 near, 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.”
The Betrayal by Yahudah ‘Iscariot’
1. AND it was while Yahshúa yet spoke, behold there came a multitude, and Yahudah that was called ‘Iscariot’ went before them. For Yahudah, having received a band of men and officers from the Chief Priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.
2. Yahshúa therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth and said to them, “Whom do ye seek?” They answered him, “Yahshúa of Nazareth.” Yahshúa said to them, “I am he.”
3. As soon then as he had said to them, “I am he”, they went backward and fell to the ground. And when they arose, then he asked them again, “Whom do ye seek?” And they said, “Yahshúa of Nazareth.” And Yahshúa answered, “I have told you: I am he. If therefore ye seek me, let these go their way.”
4. Now he that betrays him gave them a sign, saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him securely.”
5. And forthwith he came to Yahshúa and said, “Hail, Master; and kissed him.” And Yahshúa said to him, “Friend, why have you come? Is it with a kiss that you betray the Son of man?”
6. Then Yahshúa said to the Chief Priests and Captains of the Miqdásh and the Elders, which were come to him, “Why do ye come out as against a thief, with swords and staves? When I was daily with you in the Miqdásh, 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 Yahshúa. And Shimón Kepha stretched forth his hand and drew his sword and struck a servant of the High Priest and cut off his ear.
8. Then said Yahshúa to him, “Put up again your sword into its place—all they that take the sword shall perish by the sword.” And Yahshúa touched his ear and healed him.
9. And he said to Kepha, “Do you think 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 Yahshúa 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 Judæans 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 Kepha and Yoḥanan and Shimon and Yahudah 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, Kepha sat down among them and warmed himself, and Shimon 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 do not know him.”
15. And after a little while, another saw him and said, “You are 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 Yahshúa of Nazareth for his speech betrays him.”
17. And Shimon denied the third time with an oath, saying, “I know not the man.” And immediately, while he yet spoke, the rooster crowed.
18. And the Master turned and looked upon Shimon. And Shimón remembered the word of the Master, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows this day you shall deny me thrice.” And Shimon went out and wept bitterly.
The Hebrew Trial before Caiaphas
1. THE High Priest then asked Yahshúa of his disciples and of his doctrine, saying, “How old are you? Are you he that said that our father Abraham saw your day?”
2. And Yahshúa answered, “Truly, before Abraham was, I am he.” And the High Priest said, “You are not yet fifty years old. How do you say that you have seen Abraham? Who are you? Whom do you make yourself to be? What do you teach?”
3. And Yahshúa answered him, “I spoke openly to the world; I even taught in the Synagogue and in the Miqdásh, where the Judæans always resort; and in secret I have said nothing. Why do you ask me? Ask them which heard me, what I have said to them; behold, they know what I said.”
4. And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by, struck Yahshúa with the palm of his hand, saying, “Do you answer the High Priest so?” Yahshúa answered him, “If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil, but if well why do you strike me?”
5. Now the Chief Priests and Elders, and all the Council sought false witnesses against Yahshúa 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 Miqdásh of ELOHÍYM and to build it in three days.” And the other said, “This man said I will destroy this Miqdásh and build up another.”
7. And the High Priests arose and said to him, “Do you answer nothing? What is it which these witnesses speak against you?” But Yahshúa 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 Mashíakh? Tell us.” And he said to them, “If I tell you, ye will not believe; and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.”
9. And they asked him further saying, “Do you abolish the sacrifices of the Toráh, and the eating of flesh as Moshéh commanded?” And he answered, “Behold, a greater than Moshéh is here.”
10. And the High Priest answered and said to him, I adjure you by the living ĔL, that you tell us whether you are the Mashíakh, the Son of ELOHÍYM!” Yahshúa said to him, “You have spoken, and I say to 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 has spoken blasphemy. What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What do ye think?” They answered and said, “He is worthy of death!”
12. Then they spit in his face and battered him. And others struck him with the palms of their hands, saying, “Prophesy to us, you Mashíakh! Who is he that struck you?”
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 Yahshúa to put him to death.
14. And they gave forth their sentence against Yahshúa, that he was worthy of death, and that he should be bound and carried away, and delivered to Pilate.
The Penance of Judas
1. NOW Yahudah, 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? You see to that.” And he cast down the pieces of silver in the Miqdásh 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 Akeldama, that is, the field of blood, to this day. 5. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Zacharyah, 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 Yisraél [YiSarĔL]2)The name, Yashar’el, may have changed pronunciation at some point, to Yisrael. The name of Yisrael is broken down thusly: Yi-Sar-ĔL: He will-rule as a Prince-with/for ĔL. The s and r somehow along the way switched places. Also possible is Yashar’el, Upright with God. did value, and gave them for the potteries field, and cast them to the potter in the House of YHWH.
6. Now, Yahshúa 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 ELOHÍYM and man, and put the Mashíakh within them to an open shame.
8. Such are worse than the animals, whom ye ignorantly affirm to perish, for in your Scriptures it is written, ‘That which befalls the animal befalls the sons of men.’
9. All live by one breath, as the one dies so dies the other, so that a man has no preeminence over an animal, for all go to the same place—all come from the dust and return to the dust together.”
10. These things spoke Yahshúa concerning them which were not regenerate, not having received the Spirit of Divine Love, who, once having received the Light, crucified the Son of ELOHÍYM afresh, putting him to an open shame.
THE END OF SECTION 8
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|↑1||According to our calculations, this was not the 46th year but was the 49th year. If we are correct, they were off three years; Or, as in Torah reasoning, we understand that all things are not arranged in an exact chronological order.|
|↑2||The name, Yashar’el, may have changed pronunciation at some point, to Yisrael. The name of Yisrael is broken down thusly: Yi-Sar-ĔL: He will-rule as a Prince-with/for ĔL. The s and r somehow along the way switched places. Also possible is Yashar’el, Upright with God.|