Excerpts from the
Disciples New Testament,
the American Edition.
From the Gospel of Luke
Then Mary responded, "My soul is the conduit for the Lord, and my spirit is overjoyed through my Life-giving God, who gazed upon the willingness of His maiden, for behold, as of now, blessings of all the generations shall be upon me, since He has performed mighty deeds by me, the One who is Omniscient and whose name is Holy.
“And His Grace is for centuries over those generations who submit to Him. He achieves victory with his arm and scatters the arrogant through the desire of their hearts. He shall push religious leaders from their thrones and He shall raise the meek in their places. The hungry are satisfied with blessings and the rich end their meaningless fasts. He helps Israel his servant and recalls His mercy, as he spoke with our forefathers, with Abraham and his seed to the end of the universe."
From the Gospel of John
In the beginning of creation, there was the Manifestation,
that Manifestation was with God,
and God was the embodiment of that Manifestation.
This was in the beginning with God.
Everything was within his power;
otherwise, nothing would ever exist.
Through him, there was Life,
and Life became the spark of humanity,
and that ensuing fire lights the darkness,
and darkness does not overshadow it.
There was a man sent by God, his name was John. He came for that testimony, to testify concerning the light, so that every human being may come to believe by his testimony. He was not the light, except that he was to testify concerning it. There was the light of the truth, that which lights everyone who is born.
He was with the people and the people came into being by his hand, and the people did not know Him. He came to his own, and his own did not receive him. However, all those who did receive him, He assigned them to be the children of God, to them who believed in his name, they who did not become so through blood; neither through the desire of the flesh, nor through a man's willpower; except they became born so from God.
Thus, the Manifestation became flesh and made his dwelling amongst us, and we saw his glory, glory as that uniquely of the nature of the Creator, full of grace and blessing.
John testified regarding him and cried out, "This is the one of whom they said, 'The one who comes after me, and yet is ahead of me, because he arrived first.' It is because of his abundant grace that we have all been fulfilled, blessing upon blessing. The Law came to us by the hand of Moses, but the truth and grace were through the Messiah Eashoa. No human being ever saw God, except for the only born God, He who existed in the bosom of his Father, Who proclaimed Him.
From the Gospel of Matthew
In those days, John the Baptist was preaching in the wilderness of Judah. "Repent! The kingdom of heaven is approaching!"
For this is what the prophet Isaiah had spoken of when he said, "The voice that calls in the wilderness, prepare the path of the Lord and lay out his avenues."
John wore camel's hair clothing, tied with a leather belt. His food consisted of dried locusts and the honey of the wilderness.
The people from Jerusalem, all of Judea and the countryside surrounding the river Jordan, came out to see him, whence he baptized them in the river Jordan as they confessed their sins.
However, as he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to be baptized, he said to them, "You, brood of vipers, who taught you how to avoid the wrath that is coming?
“The fruit of your labors should be worthy of grace, and do not think to yourself, 'We have Abraham for a father,’ for I am telling you, God can produce from these stones children for Abraham.
“Behold, even now the ax lies against the root of the tree; any tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
“I am baptizing you with the waters of grace; however, the one who is coming after me is mightier than me; I am not even worthy to be the servant who removes his shoes.
“He will baptize you by the Holy Spirit and Fire.
“He who holds the winnowing fan in his hand and sifts his grain; the wheat he gathers in his barns and the chaff he lets burn in the unquenchable fire."
In those days, Eashoa went from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized by John. John stopped him and said, "I need to be baptized by you, and you come to me?"
"Let it be,” Eashoa replied, “this is decreed for us, so as all righteousness should be fulfilled." Thus, he allowed it.
Then as Eashoa was baptized, at once he rose out of the water and the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending upon him like a dove, and, behold, the voice from heaven that said, "This is my beloved Son, by whom I am fulfilled!"
From the Gospel of Luke
Eashoa, then, as he was filled with the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan River, and the spirit fetched him to the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil for forty days. He did not eat anything all those days, and as he completed the fast, he was finally hungry, and the Devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."
Eashoa replied and said to him, "It is written that it is not by bread alone that a human being lives, except by whatever God decides."
Then the Devil ascended a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth in a moment of time, and the Devil said to him, "I will give you all this authority and its glory, that belongs to me and which I give to whomever I please; if only you worship me all this will be yours."
Eashoa replied and said to him, "It is written that you shall worship your Lord God and for Him alone you shall work."
Finally, he came to Jerusalem. As he stood with him on the parapet of the temple, he said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written that His angels will come out and protect you; they will lift you on their arms, so that your foot shall not even touch the stone."
Eashoa replied and said to him, "He did say that you should not tempt your Lord God." As the Devil finished with all his temptations, he escaped from Eashoa for an age.
Then Eashoa went off by the power of the Holy Spirit to Galilee. The word was out regarding him in all the surrounding areas. He taught in the synagogues and was thankful for every human being that received him.
Then one day he came to Nazareth, where he was raised. He went to the synagogue on the Sabbath, according to habit. As he rose to read, the Scripture of Isaiah the Prophet was given to him. Eashoa opened the Scripture and found the place where it is written, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me and because of this He anointed me to be the hope of the poor.
“He sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach to the advanced in age of the approaching Light, to give the blinded sight, to rectify the broken in spirit, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord." Thus, he preached the Scripture.
Then he gave it to the deacon, and he went and sat down; however, all the eyes in the synagogue were gazing upon him, so he began speaking to them. "Today this Scripture has become fulfilled in your presence.” They all agreed and were amazed by the blessed words that emerged from his mouth.
From the Gospel of Matthew
As Eashoa saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. As he sat down, his disciples came to him, and he opened his mouth and taught them.
"Blessed are the humble, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
"Blessed are the mourners, for they shall be consoled.
"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satiated.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
"Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
"Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called the children of God.
"Blessed are they who are rejected for their righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
"Blessed are you when they criticize you and reject you and tell you every wicked saying, because of me, in falsehood.
"Be glad and rejoice that your reward is great in Heaven, for this is how they rejected the prophets before you.
"You are the salt of the earth; however, when salt becomes flat, with what do you salt it? It does not go with anything, except it is thrown out and is trampled by man.
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a mountain cannot be hidden. And a lamp is not lit and placed under a bucket, except on a lamp stand, giving light to all those who are in the house. This is how your light will shine before humanity, so they can see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.
"Do not expect that I came to retire the Law or the prophets. I did not come to retire, except to fulfill. For amen I am telling you, that until heaven and earth pass away, not one dot or one line shall pass from the Law, until all takes place.
"Whoever loosens thus one of these small commandments, and teaches according to humanity, the smaller they shall be regarded in the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever observes and teaches these, shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
"For I am telling you, if your righteousness does not go beyond that of the scribes and the Pharisees, you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
"You heard that it was said to the first people, 'You shall not kill, and whoever kills is condemned to trial.'
"However, I am telling you, whoever is angry with his brother unfairly, will be held accountable.
"Whoever spits at his brother, is answerable before the congregation; whoever says to him, 'Lunatic," is condemned to hellfire.
"If you bring your sacrifices for offering like this, and there you remember that your brother holds such a grudge against you, leave your sacrifice on the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and make your offering.
"Reconcile with your enemy quickly, while still on the road, lest not your enemy deliver you to the judge and the judge deliver you to the guard and you end up in prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not leave there before you have given up your last penny.
"You heard that it was said, 'Do not fornicate?' However, I am telling you, whoever looks upon a woman lustfully, at once he has fornicated with her in his heart.
"If your right eye causes you to commit an offense, pluck it out and throw it away from you, for you are better off losing one of your members rather than your entire body being thrown into hell.
“And if your right hand causes you to commit an offense, cut it off and throw it away from you, for you are better off losing one of your members than your entire body being thrown into hell.
"It is said, 'Whoever divorces his wife should give her a letter of cause,' but, I am telling you, whoever divorces his wife because of an act of adultery, leads her to fornication. Whoever takes a divorced woman as wife, is committing fornication.
"Again you heard that it was said to the first people, 'Do not lie in your oaths, as your oaths before the Lord will be nullified.’ But, I am telling you, do not take an oath in vain; neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God; nor by earth, for it is the rug under his feet, and nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of a great king; nor by your head, should you swear, for you cannot turn one hair black or white. Except, your words should be, 'Yes, yes' and 'No, no.' Anything more is from the evil one.
"You have heard it said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,' but, I am telling you, do not rise up against evil; except, whoever strikes you on the right side, turn to him the other also.
"And whoever wishes to put you on trial and take your shirt from you, leave him your cape too. Whoever forces you to go a mile, go with him two.
"Whoever asks you for something, give it to him; and whoever wishes to benefit from you, do not stop him.
"You heard it said, 'Love your best friend and hate your enemy,' but, I am telling you, like your enemy and bless those who curse you and do good to those who hate you and pray for those who exploit you and leave you bare; so that you become the sons of your heavenly Father, He who makes his sun shine on the good and the wicked and brings down the rain on the righteous and the abominable.
"For if you like only those who like you, what are you to be compensated for? Do not even the revenue collectors do this? For if you greet your brothers only, what good is that? Do not the revenue collectors do this also? Be, therefore, mature people, as your Father in heaven is Mature."
From the Gospel of Mark
Then Eashoa began speaking to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard and placed an aqueduct around it, he dug in it a winepress and built a wine cellar, finally he hired some workers and he went to a distant land and observed everything from afar.
“Later he sent servants and asked the workers to bring him some of the produce of the vineyard; however, the workers beat his servants and sent them back empty-handed.
"He sent other servants to them, but they stoned and wounded them, and sent them back as cripples.
"He sent others again but they killed them also, and he kept sending a great many others, of whom some they beat up and others they killed.
"Finally, he sent to them his only and beloved son, saying, 'Perhaps they will be ashamed of my son.'
"However, those workers said to themselves, 'here is the heir, come, let us kill him and ours will be the inheritance.'
"And they saw it fit to kill him and cast him outside of the vineyard.
"What will the owner of the vineyard do to them then, will he not come and destroy them and give the vineyard to other workers?"
“Did you never read the Scripture that said, ‘the stone that was rejected by the builders became the cornerstone; it was thus from the Lord before our eyes and a wonder to behold.'?"
From the Gospel of Matthew
Eashoa recounted another parable to them. "The Kingdom of Heaven resembles a man that planted the good seed in his field.
“As the people slept, their enemy came, planted weeds among the wheat, and went As the stalk shot up and bore fruit, then the weeds also became visible.
"Then the servants of the master of the house approached him and said, 'our lord, did you not plant the good seed in your field? Where did the weeds come from?'
“Their master said, ‘The enemy did this.’
“His servants said, 'Do you want us to go, pluck them out?'
"But the master said, 'Let it not be that as you pluck out the weeds that you should also uproot the wheat. Let them grow up together until the harvest season and then I will tell the reapers to first gather the weeds and tie them up in bundles and burn them, but the wheat, however, I will tell them to gather those for my barns.'"
He related to them another parable. "The Kingdom of Heaven resembles a mustard seed that a sower plants in his field.
"And that seedling is the smallest of all the plants; however, when it grows it grows bigger than all the herbs and it becomes such a tree that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."
He told them another parable. "The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast that the woman took and buried in three measures of flour and it was all leavened."
All these things Eashoa explained to the crowds through parables. Thus without the use of analogies he did not speak with them, so as what the prophet said would be fulfilled: "I will open my mouth through parables and speak of that which was hidden from before the foundations of the universe."
Then Eashoa left the crowds and came home, and his disciples gathered around him and asked, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds and the field."
"He who planted the good seed was the Son of Man,” he replied. "The field is the universe, the good seed are the children of the Kingdom, the weeds are the children of the evil one, and so the enemy who planted them is Satan.
“The harvest is the conclusion of the universe and the reapers are the angels, just as they will pluck out the weeds and burn them in the fire, thus it will be at the end of the universe.
"The Son of Man will send his angels and they shall pluck out of his Kingdom all blasphemers and workers of abomination and they will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be crying and gnashing of teeth.
"And then the saints will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears that hear, let them listen."
From the Gospel of John
Then Eashoa came to Bethany and found that Lazarus had been in the grave four days already. It so happened that Bethany was beside Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs away. Therefore, many Jews came to Martha and Mary, as they mourned their brother. When Martha heard that Eashoa was coming, she rushed to meet him. Mary though stayed home.
"My Lord, if you had come to us, my brother would not have died,” Martha said. "Although I know that even now whatever you ask of God, He shall grant it you."
"Your brother shall rise," Eashoa said to her.
"I know, he shall rise in the resurrection of the last days,” Martha said.
"I am the Resurrection and the Life,” Eashoa said. "Whoever believes in me, even though they be dead they shall Live, and whoever that Lives and believes in me shall never die -- do you believe this?"
"Yes, that I do, my Lord!” she said. “I do believe that you are the Anointed Son of God Who Comes to the universe!"
As she said this, she went and called her sister Mary secretly. "Our Lord has come and he calls you." When Mary heard that, she rose quickly and came to him. Eashoa had not yet gone to the village. He was still in the same place where Martha came to him, but when those Jews who loved her and were with her in the house saw that Mary got up quickly and left, they followed her, expecting that she was most likely going to the graveside to cry over her brother.
When Mary approached Eashoa and saw him, she fell at his feet. "If you had been with us, my Lord, my brother would not have died," she said to him.
However, as Eashoa saw her crying and the Jews that came with her crying, he felt profound tenderness and compassion. He asked, "Where have you placed him?"
They said, "Our Lord, come and see!" It brought tears to Eashoa’s eyes.
"Look, how much mercy he felt for him!" the Jews said. "Could he not, he who opened the eyes of the blind, also do something so that this one would not die?"
Eashoa was moved by their words. He came to the graveside, where there was a cave with a stone placed on its entrance. "Take this stone away," Eashoa commanded.
Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "My Lord, he is already decomposing, for it has been four days."
"Did I not tell you that if you all believe, you would see the glory of God?" Eashoa replied. Then they removed the stone.
Then Eashoa raised his eyes up and said, "Creator, I declare your will that you will hear me, and I know that you will always hear me, except for the sake of this crowd I say these things, so that they may believe that you have sent me."
Then after he had said this, he called out in a loud voice, "Lazarus, come outside!" The dead man emerged with his hands and legs still wrapped in strips of cloth, and his head wrapped in linen.
"Unwrap him and let him go," Eashoa said to them. Many of the Jews who came to Mary, as they saw what Eashoa did, believed in him.
From the Gospel of Matthew
Then, some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, "Educator, we would like you to show us signs."
"A wicked and adulterous generation wants signs but no signs will be given to them,” he replied, “except for the sign of Jonah the prophet, for just as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
"The men of Nineveh will rise at Judgment with this generation and hold it accountable, for they repented by the preaching of Jonah, and behold one greater than Jonah is here now.
"The queen of the south will rise at Judgment with this generation and find it accountable, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the Wisdom of Solomon, and behold one greater than Solomon is here."
From the Gospel of Luke
Later, Eashoa prayed by himself, but while his disciples were still with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?"
They replied and said to him, “They say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and still others say that you are one of those first prophets who has risen.”
"But, you, who do you say that I am?" he asked.
"The Messiah, the Anointed One of God,” Simon replied.
Then Eashoa spoke out and admonished them that this fact should be told to no one. He told them that the Son of Man is destined for much sorrow, that he will be despised by the priests and the heads of the priests and the scribes, and that he will be killed, but that on the third day he is to rise. He said this openly. "Whoever desires to follow me, should curse his own self and take up his cross everyday and follow me, for whoever desires to save their life will lose it, but those that lose their life for my sake, they are the ones who shall save it, for what benefits a human being to gain the whole world, but lose one's soul forever?
"Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in the glory of His Father together with His holy angels.
"Truly I say to you, there are human beings that are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Kingdom of God."
From the Gospel of John
“Do not lose heart, believe in God and believe in me.
"My Father's abodes are great enough, and if not I will make them so whence I go to provide you a homeland.
"Then if I go to provide you a homeland, I will come back again to settle you with me, so as where I will be you too can be.
"So now where I go to, you know where that is, and the way, you know that too."
Thomas said to him, "Our Lord, we do not know where you are going, how can we know the way?"
"I am the way and the truth and the Life,” Eashoa said. “No one comes to my Father except through me.
"If you know me, you also know my Father, and from now on you know Him and you see Him."
"Our Lord," Philip said to him, "show us the Father and convince us."
"Here I have been with you all this time and you did not know me, Philipa?” Eashoa replied. “Whoever sees me sees the Father, how can you say, 'show us the Father?'
"Do you not believe that I am in my Father and my Father is in me, and that these words that I speak I do not speak of myself?
“The Father who dwells in me He performs these works.
"Believe it then that I am in my Father and my Father is in me; and if not, believe then in the works.
"Amen, amen, I am telling you that whoever believes in me, these works that I do, they will also do, and in fact greater than these they will do, now that I am going to the Father.
"And whatever you ask through my name, I will do it for you, so that the Father is glorified through the Son; therefore, if you ask me in my name, I will do it.
"If you love me, observe my commandments, and I will request it of my Father, who will send you another Advocate who will be with you forever: the Spirit of Truth, whom the world could not receive because they could not see or know Him; but you know Him, for He lives among you and through you is manifested.
"Thus I will not leave you orphaned, for I will return to you soon, and the world will not see me, but you will; as I live, also you shall live.
"In that day you will understand that I am in my Father and you, you are in me, and I in you.
"Those who have my commandments in them and observe them, they are the ones who love me.
“The ones who are merciful thus shall receive mercy from my Father, and I shall shed my grace upon them and show myself to them."
Judas -- not Iscariot -- said to him, "My Lord, why will you come to us to show yourself and not to the world?”
"Whoever is gracious to me, should guard and adhere to my manifestation, and my Father shall bless them, and to them we shall come, and an abode with them We shall make,” Eashoa replied, "but those who are not gracious to me do not recognize my manifestation.
“And the manifestation that you adhere to was not mine, but of the Father who sent me.
"These things I made known to you since I came to you; however, the Advocate Holy Spirit that my Father shall send in my name, He will teach you everything and He will endow you with everything I have told you.
"I grant you peace, the peace which is mine I give you, not as the world wishes you peace that I give you peace; do not lose heart and do not give in.
"You have heard I have said that I shall go, but that I shall come back to you.
“If you empathize with me, you should be happy that I am going to my Father and that my Father is always with me.
"And now I am telling you before it happens, so that whatever happens, you may believe. From now on, I will not speak with you at length.
“For the persecutor of the world is coming, and he has nothing to do with me, except for the fact that the world should learn that I am gracious toward my Father and as my Father commands me, that is what I do. Get up, let us go from here."
From the Gospel of Mark
Then as Eashoa went out of the temple, one of his disciples said, "Teacher, behold these stones and these buildings!"
"Do you see these great buildings?” Eashoa said. “Not one stone shall remain thus upon another stone without it all being unraveled."
As Eashoa sat upon the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple, there came to him Keepa, James, John and Andrew by themselves and asked him, "Tell us when will these things take place, and what are the signs when all these things are close to being fulfilled?"
Eashoa then commenced to tell them. "See that no human being should mislead you, for many will come in my name and will say it is I, and they will mislead many.
“Then when you hear of wars and hostilities, do not fear, for that is destined to occur, but it is not yet the end, for nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be earthquakes in place after place, and there will be famines and disturbances; these are the beginnings of the labor pains.
"Be observant then, for they will deliver you to judges and they will torment you in their assemblies, and before kings and presidents you will stand because of me, as a testimony for them.
"However, it is destined that beforehand you will preach the Hope of my Kingdom among all nations.
"So when they come near, to deliver you, do not go forth and be at a loss as to what you will say, and do not rehearse, except say that which will be given to you in that hour, that is what you are to say, for it will not be you who speaks, except the Holy Spirit.
"Brother will deliver brother to death, and father to his son, and children will rise against their parents and will kill them, and you will be hated by all kinds of people because of my name, but whoever remains faithful until the end shall live the everlasting lives.
"Then when you see signs of the evil desolation, that which was foretold by the prophet Daniel, standing where it is not intended -- the reader should learn -- then those who are in Judea shall run to the mountain.
“Whoever is on the rooftop shall not go down and shall not enter and take anything from inside the house, and whoever is in the field shall not return back to get his clothes.
"Woe, however, to those with child and those who give suckle in those days: pray that your exodus may not be in winter, for there will be tribulation that has no parallel from the beginning of Creation that God created until now, and there never will be again.
"And if the Lord did not recall those days, no flesh would ever survive; except for the chosen that are chosen, those days will be shortened.
"Then when someone tells you that, behold, here is the Messiah, and, behold, right there, do not believe it, for there will arise lying messiahs and cheating prophets, and they will produce signs and wonders, and they will mislead many, and if possible even the chosen.
"You, however, beware, for I am telling you everything in advance.
“In those days, after that tribulation, the sun will darken and the moon will not receive the light. There will be shooting stars and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
“Then you will see the Son of Man, as he comes in the clouds, together with great power and glory, and then he will send his angels and gather his chosen from all the four spirits, from the top of the earth to the top of the heaven.
"From the fig tree then learn a lesson. When its branches grow and its leaves are plentiful, you know that summer has arrived.
“Likewise, you also, when you see these things happening, know that the hour has arrived, for amen I am telling you that this generation will not pass until all these things occur.
“Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away, but about that day and about that hour, no human being shall know, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, except if the Father wills it. Watch, be observant and pray, for you do not know the season.
“It is like the man who sets off, leaves his house and gives authority to his servants and to each one his position and he instructs them to watch the door.
“Keep an eye, therefore, as you know not when the master of the house will return, whether in the evening or the middle of the night, at the crowing of the rooster or in the morning, so as he should not come suddenly and find you sleeping; what I tell you then, I am telling all of you, be watchful."
From the Gospel of Matthew
On the first day of the feast of the Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Eashoa and said to him, "Where does it please you to eat the Passover?"
"Go to a person in the city,” Eashoa said, “and tell him that our Lord said my time has arrived, that I will celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your place.”
His disciples did as Eashoa instructed them and prepared the Passover. When evening came, he dined with his twelve disciples, and as they ate, he said, "Amen, I am telling you that one of you will betray me."
They became very sad when they heard this and began saying, each one of them, "Is it me, Lord?"
"The one who dips his hand with me in the bowl simultaneously, he will betray me,” Eashoa said. "And the Son of Man goes to where it is written he shall go; however, woe to the man who betrays the Son of Man, for he would be better off if he were never born."
Then Judas the Betrayer replied and said, "Why, is it me, Lord?"
Eashoa said to him, "You said it."
As they ate, Eashoa took the bread and blessed it and broke it and gave it to his disciples, and he said, "Consume it, this is my body."
Then he took the cup, made the covenant, and gave it to them. "Drink in fulfillment of it, all of you,” he said. "This is my blood of the New Covenant that will be spilled on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.
"I am telling you now, that henceforth I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the day in which I shall drink it with you newly in the Kingdom of God."
They glorified together and went out to the Mount of Olives. "You will all be dismayed at me in this night,” Eashoa said to them, “for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
"After I rise, however, I will meet you at Galilee."
Keepa replied, "Even if everyone is dismayed by you, I will never be dismayed by you."
Eashoa said to him, "Amen, I am telling you, that in this night, before the rooster crows three times, you will deny me."
Keepa said, "Even if I have to die with you, I will not deny you." All his disciples said the same thing.
Then Eashoa came with them to a place called Gethsemane and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I go pray."
He took with him Keepa and both the sons of Zebedee. He began to feel an intense sadness and profound depression. "My soul is sorrowing unto death,” he said to them. “Stay with me, hold a vigil."
He stepped away a little and fell over his face and prayed, "My father, if it is possible, get me through this cup; however, not as I wish, except as you will."
He then went back to his disciples and found them sleeping. "You were not able to hold the vigil with me for one hour?” he said to Keepa. "Wake up and pray, so as not to enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is failing."
He went for a second time and prayed, "My father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass but that I must drink it, let it be according to your will."
Then he went back again and found them sleeping. Their eyes were heavy, so he left them and went again to pray for the third time.
This time He became reconciled to the Manifestation, and then he came to his disciples. "From henceforth you can sleep and be restful, behold, the hour has arrived and the Son of Man will be betrayed into the hands of sinners,” he said to them finally. "Rise, let us go, for my betrayer has arrived." As he said this, there came Judas the Betrayer, one of the Twelve, and with him a big crowd, together with swords and clubs, sent by the chief high priests and the elders of the nation.
Then Judas the Betrayer gave them the sign. "The one I kiss, it is him,” he said to them, “seize him." He suddenly approached Eashoa and said, "Peace, my Lord," and he kissed him.
Eashoa said to him, "Is this what you came for, my friend?" That is when they approached, threw their hands on Eashoa and arrested him.
Then suddenly one of the men that were with Eashoa, pulled out his sword, struck the servant of the chief high priest, and took off his ear. "Put your sword back in its place,” Eashoa told him. “For all of these who took up the sword against me shall die by the sword.
"Or do you not suppose that I can ask of my Father to raise for me more than a dozen legion of angels right now?
"How will then Scriptures be fulfilled, if it were not meant that all this should occur?"
It was in that hour that Eashoa turned to the crowd. "You came out against me as though I were a criminal, with swords and clubs, to arrest me?” he said to them. “Everyday I sat with you in the temple and taught you and you did not arrest me, but all this happened so that the Books of the Prophets may be fulfilled."
Then the disciples left him all and ran away. Those who seized Eashoa took him to Caiaphas, chief of the high priests, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.
Simon Keepa, however, followed him from a distance, until he got to the courtyard of the chief high priest. He entered and sat inside with the soldiers, to see the end. The chief high priests, the elders and the entire synagogue asked for witnesses against Eashoa, to condemn him to death, but none were found, except for the paid witnesses.
Finally there were two that came forth and said, "This one said that I can unravel the temple of God and in three days rebuild it."
The chief high priest stood up, "You say nothing in reply,” he said, “why are they testifying against you?"
Eashoa, however, remained silent. Then the chief high priest said to him, "I avow you by the Living God, tell us if you are the Messiah, Son of God."
"You said it,” Eashoa replied to this. “I am telling you, henceforth you shall see the Son of Man sitting from the right of the Power and coming over the clouds of heaven."
Then the chief high priest tore his garments, "Behold, he blasphemed,” he exclaimed. “As of now, what do we need witnesses for? You have just heard his blasphemy, what else do you want?"
"He is guilty unto death,” they replied in unison. Then some of them spat in his face and pummeled him with blows. "Prophesy for us, Eashoa,” they shouted at him, “who hit you?"
Meanwhile, Keepa sat outside in the courtyard as a maiden approached him and said, "You too were with Eashoa the Nazarene."
He swore before all of them and said, "I do not know what you are talking about."
As he went out toward the entryway, another one saw him and said, "This one too was there with Eashoa the Nazarene."
Again, he swore, "I do not know the man."
After a while those who stood around approached Keepa and said to him, "Truly, you too are one of them, for even your speech reveals it."
Then he began to curse and swear, "I do not know the man," and in that very hour, the rooster crowed.
Then Keepa remembered the manifestation that Eashoa had told him: "Before the rooster crows three times, you will swear against me." Keepa went outside and wept bitterly.
From the Gospel of Mark
Early in the day, the chief high priests, together with the elders, the scribes and the entire council, planned the conspiracy. They tied Eashoa up and delivered him to Pilate the Governor.
"Are you that King of the Jews?" asked Pilate.
"You said it,” was all that Eashoa replied.
Then the leading high priests accused Eashoa of many things. "You have no explanation?” asked Pilate. “Look what they are saying against you." However, Eashoa made no explanations and Pilate was amazed.
During every holiday, it was customary for Pilate to release to them a prisoner, whomever they wished. There was a man by the name of Barabbas who was imprisoned as one the assassins, and the people began crying out and asking him to release one of the prisoners according to the custom. Pilate addressed them, "Do you wish that I release to you the King of the Jews?"
Pilate knew that it was out of spite that the chief high priests delivered Eashoa to him. So now the chief high priests incited the crowds further to ask for the release of Barabbas. Pilate asked them, “What do you then want me to do with the one you call the King of the Jews?"
They cried out repeatedly, "Crucify him."
Pilate asked them, "What evil did he do?"
They cried out even more, "Crucify him."
Pilate wanted to do as the crowds wished anyway, so he released Barabbas to them and delivered Eashoa to be tortured and crucified.
The soldiers took him to the courtyard, which is the praetorium, and they called all the officers together. They dressed Eashoa in scarlet robes. They wove a wreath of thorns and crowned him with it.
Then they began to salute him. "Peace, King of the Jews!" They hit him over the head with a reed and they spat on his face, and they kneeled on their knees and pretended to worship him. Then as they mocked him, they took off his scarlet robes and dressed him in his own clothes, and they took him outside to be crucified.
They conscripted a passerby whose name was Simon the Cyrenian. He was from the country, and the father of Alexander and Rufus.
They made him carry the cross. They arrived at Golgotha, the place that is called the Skull. They gave Eashoa wine mixed with myrrh, which he did not want.
As they crucified him, they divided his clothes and cast lots over them, to see who would receive what. It was then the third hour when they crucified him, and the reason for his death was written on a scroll, "This is the King of the Jews."
They also crucified with him two robbers, one from his right and one from his left. Thus the Scriptures were fulfilled, that said, "He will be counted with the workers of abomination."
Even those who passed by blasphemed against him. "O, unraveler of the temple and its builder on the third day,” they said and shook their heads. "Save yourself and come down from the cross."
The chief high priests and the scribes also laughed together. "Others he brought back to life, himself he cannot bring back to life,” they said. "Messiah, King of Israel -- let him come down from the cross now and we will believe in Him."
When it was the sixth hour, it became dark on all the earth and it remained dark until the ninth hour, and in the ninth hour, Eashoa cried out in a loud voice and said, "Eil, Eil, l'mana sh'wik-thani." That is, "My God, my God, wherefore did you destine me?"
The people that heard the utterance, said, "He is calling Eliyah." One of them ran and filled a sponge with vinegar and tied it to a reed and offered it to Eashoa to drink. "Let us see if Eliyah will come and take him down."
After Eashoa uttered his final words, it was over, and the fronts of the temple doors unraveled in two pieces and split from top to bottom. As the centurion, who stood with him, saw him calling out in this way and dying, he said, "Truly, this man was the Son of God."
There were also people who looked from afar, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of little James, Joses and Salome, they who had adhered to him when he was in Galilee and who had ministered to him, and the many other women who came with him to Jerusalem.
From the Gospel of Luke
On Sunday, however, at dawn, while it was still dark, they came to the tomb and brought the spices that they had consecrated, and there came with them other women. However, they found the stone removed from the tomb. As they entered, they could not find the body of Eashoa. It so happened, while they were wondering about this, suddenly two men stood above them, with their clothes shining. The women were in a state of shock and lowered their faces to the ground.
"Why are you seeking the living among the dead?” the two men asked. "He is not here, he has risen, as he used to say to you while he was in Galilee, when he said that the Son of Man was destined to be delivered into the hands of sinners and be nailed to the cross but that on the third day he would rise."
Then they remembered his words, and they headed back home from the tomb and described it all to the eleven disciples and everyone else. These were the women, Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Mary the mother of James. There were others with them also, who later told the apostles everything.
However, the apostles regarded their words as the swooning of women. They did not believe them, except for Simon, who got up, ran to the tomb, and carefully observed the cotton strips that were laid on one side. Then he went off wondering to himself about what had happened.
That same day two of them were going to the village called Emmaus. They were out of Jerusalem a distance of sixty stadia. They were speaking one to another about all the things that had happened.
Then suddenly Eashoa came along and caught up with them. He walked with them, but their eyes were closed, so they did not recognize him. He said to them, "What are these words that you speak, as you go about so sadly?"
One of them, whose name was Cleopas, replied and said to him, "Are you the only foreigner from Jerusalem these days that does not know what happened there?"
He asked them, "To whom?"
"To Eashoa of Nazareth," they replied. "The man was a prophet, mighty in word and deed, before God and before all the people; but the chief high priests and the elders delivered him to be sentenced to death, to be crucified.
"We had hoped that he was destined to save Israel, but alas it has been three days since all these things happened.
"Also some of our women have astonished us, for they went to the tomb but did not find his body.
"They came and told us that they had seen angels there, who said that he is alive.
"Then some of our men went to the tomb and found it to be as the women had said, but they did not see him either."
Then Eashoa said to them, "O, dim-sighted and faint-hearted, in not believing all that was spoken by the prophets.
"Was it not regarding these things that the Messiah was destined to preach the Hope, then enter into his Glory?"
He began from Moses and all the Prophets and explained about himself from all the Books of Scripture.
As they approached the village where they were going, he intimated to them that he had a long journey ahead.
However, they pressed him, "Stay with us, it is almost dark"
He entered to stay with them. Then it happened, as he dined with them, he consecrated the bread and blessed it, and as he broke it and gave it to them, immediately their eyes were opened and they recognized him.
Then he was taken from them. They said one to another, "Were not our hearts dull within us, while he spoke with us on the road and explained the Books of Scripture?"
They got up in that very hour and set off for Jerusalem, and they found the eleven disciples gathered there, together with some others. They were also saying that, truly, our Lord has risen and Simon saw him. They reported to them the things that happened on the road and how Eashoa made himself known to them as he broke the bread.
From the Gospel of John
As it was Sunday evening and the door where the disciples stayed had been locked down from the fear of the Jews, Eashoa came and stood between them and said to them, "Peace be with you!" He said this and then he showed them his hands and his chest.
The disciples were overjoyed to see that it was the Lord. "Peace be with you!” he said to them again. “Just as my Father sent me, I also send you."
As he said this, he blew at them. "Receive the Holy Spirit!” he said. "If you forgive somebody their sins, you will have truly forgiven them, and if you receive forgiveness from somebody, you will have truly received it.”
However, Thomas, one of the Twelve, who was called "the twin," was not with them when Eashoa came, so the disciples told him, "We have seen our Lord!"
He said to them, "If I do not see the scars in his hands, lay my fingers on him and place my hand on his side, I will not believe it."
Eight days later, the disciples were inside and Thomas was with them when Eashoa came, while they had all the doors shut. He stood in the middle and said to them, "Peace be with you."
Then he said to Thomas, "Come here with your finger. See my hands? Take your hand and press it into my side, and be not an unbeliever, but a believer."
Thomas replied and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
"Now that you have seen me, you believe?” Eashoa asked him. “Blessed are those that do not see me and believe."