26:58. And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high priest, And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end.
26:59. And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
26:60. And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:
26:61. And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and after three days to rebuild it.
26:62. And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee?
26:63. But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God.
26:64. Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming in the clouds of heaven.
26:65. Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed: What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy.
26:66. What think you? But they answering, said: He is guilty of death.
26:67. Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him. And others struck his face with the palms of their hands,
26:68. Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ. Who is he that struck thee?
26:69. But Peter sat without in the court. And there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.
26:70. But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.
26:71. And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him; and she saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth.
26:72. And again he denied with an oath: I know not the man.
26:73. And after a little while, they came that stood by and said to Peter: Surely thou also art one of them. For even thy speech doth discover thee.
26:74. Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
26:75. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly.
Matthew Chapter 27
The continuation of the history of the passion of Christ. His death and burial.
27:1. And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
27:2. And they brought him bound and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
27:3. Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients,
27:4. Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it.
27:5. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself with an halter.
27:6. But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood.
Corbona... A place in the temple where the people put in their gifts or offerings.
27:7. And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers.
27:8. For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day.
27:9. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel.
27:10. And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord appointed to me.
27:11. And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it.
27:12. And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing.
27:13. Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?
27:14. And he answered him to never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly.
27:15. Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would.
27:16. And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas.
27:17. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to You: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?
27:18. For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
27:19. And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
27:20. But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas and make Jesus away.
27:21. And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said: Barabbas.
27:22. Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.
27:23. The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
27:24. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.
27:25. And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and upon our children.
27:26. Then he released to them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified.
27:27. Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band.
27:28. And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.
27:29. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, King of the Jews.