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Section XLIX.

[1, 2] 33873387    John xviii. 19.And the chief priest asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his doctrine.33883388    cf. § 6, 40, note.  33893389    John xviii. 20.And Jesus said unto him, I was speaking33903390    Peshitta, spake; Sin. omits the verse; Cur. lacking. openly to the people; and I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where all the Jews gather; and I have spoken nothing in [3] [Arabic, p. 185] secret.  33913391    John xviii. 21.Why askest thou me? ask those that have heard, what I spake unto [4] them:  for they know all that I said.  33923392    John xviii. 22.And when he had said that, one of the soldiers which were standing there struck the cheek33933393    See § 9, 7, note. of Jesus, and said unto him, 119[5] Dost thou thus answer the chief priest?  33943394    John xviii. 23.Jesus answered and said unto him, If I [6] have spoken evil, bear witness of evil:33953395    Borg. ms. has the evil.  but if well, why didst thou smite me?  33963396    John xviii. 24.And Annas sent Jesus bound unto Caiaphas the chief priest.

[7] 33973397    John xviii. 25a.And when Jesus went out, Simon Cephas was standing in the outer court warming [8] himself.  33983398    Mark xiv. 69a.And that maid saw him again, and began to say to those that stood [9] by, This man also was there with Jesus the Nazarene.  33993399    Matt. xxvi. 71b; Matt. xxvi. 73b.And those that stood by [10] came forward and said to Cephas, Truly thou art one of his disciples.  34003400    Matt. xxvi. 72.And he [11] denied again with an oath, I know not the man.  34013401    Luke xxii. 58a; John xviii. 26a.And after a little one of the servants of the chief priest, the kinsman of him whose ear Simon cut off, saw him; and [12] he disputed34023402    This is an alternative meaning of the Syriac word affirmed, used in the Peshitta. and said, Truly this man was with him:  34033403    Luke xxii. 59b.and he also is a Galilæan; [13] and his speech resembles.34043404    cf. Sinaitic (Curetonian wanting).  Vat. ms., which Ciasca follows, adds him or it.  34053405    Matt. xxvi. 73c; John xviii. 26b.And he said unto Simon, Did not I see thee with him [14] in the garden?  34063406    Mark xiv. 71.Then began Simon to curse,34073407    Borg. ms., by adding diacritical points, gets asserted. and to swear, I know not this man [15] whom ye have mentioned.  34083408    Luke xxii. 60b.And immediately, while he was speaking, the cock crew [16] twice.  34093409    Luke xxii. 61a.And in that hour Jesus turned, he being without, and looked stedfastly at Cephas.  And Simon remembered the word of our Lord, which he said unto him, [17, 18] 34103410    Mark xiv. 30b, c.Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.  34113411    Luke xxii. 62.And Simon went forth without, and wept bitterly.

[19] [Arabic, p. 186] 34123412    Luke xxii. 66a.And when the morning approached, the servants of all the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people and all the multitude assembled, [20, 21] and made a plot; 34133413    Matt. xxvii. 1b.and they took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.  34143414    Matt. xxvi. 59b.And they sought false witnesses who should witness against him, that they might put him to [22, 23] death, and they found not; 34153415    Matt. xxvi. 60a.but many false witnesses came, 34163416    Mark xiv. 59.but their witness did not [24, 25] agree.  34173417    Matt. xxvi. 60b.But at last there came two lying witnesses, 34183418    Mark xiv. 57b; Mark xiv. 58.and said, We heard him say, I will destroy this34193419    Syriac order, but not in agreement with the versions. temple of God that is made with hands, and will build another not [26, 27] made with hands after three days.  34203420    Mark xiv. 59; Matt. xxvi. 63a.And not even so did their witness agree.  But Jesus was silent.  34213421    Mark xiv. 60a.And the chief priest rose in the midst, and asked Jesus, and said, [28] 34223422    Matt. xxvi. 62b.Answerest thou not a word concerning anything? what do these34233423    Vat. ms. has anything, when these. witness against [29, 30] thee?  34243424    Mark xiv. 61a.But Jesus was silent, and answered him nothing.  34253425    Luke xxii. 66b.And they took him up [31] into their assembly,34263426    The word usually means synagogue in this work. and said unto him, If thou art the Messiah, tell us.  34273427    Luke xxii. 67.He said [32] unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe me:  34283428    Luke xxii. 68.and if I ask you, ye will not answer [33] me a word, nor let me go.  34293429    Matt. xxvi. 63b.And the chief priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou art the Messiah, the [34, 35] Son of the living God.  34303430    Matt. xxvi. 64a.Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said that I am he.  34313431    Luke xxii. 70.They all said unto him, Then thou art now the Son of God?  Jesus said, Ye have said [36] that I am he.  34323432    Matt. xxvi. 64b.I say unto you, that henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting [37] [Arabic, p. 187] at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.  34333433    Mark xiv. 63a; Matt. xxvi. 65b.Then the [38] chief priest rent his tunic,34343434    The foreign word used in the Peshitta is preserved. The Sinaitic uses a Syriac word meaning garment. and said, He hath blasphemed.  34353435    Luke xxii. 71.And they all said, Why should we seek now witnesses? we have heard now the blasphemy from his mouth.  [39, 40] What then think ye?  34363436    Mark xiv. 64b; Matt. xxvi. 66.They all answered and said, He is worthy of death.  34373437    Mark xiv. 65a; Luke xxii. 63b.Then some of them drew near, and spat in his face, and struck him, and scoffed at him.  [41] 34383438    Mark xiv. 65c; Matt. xxvi. 68.And the soldiers struck him on his cheeks,34393439    See § 9, 7, note. and said, Prophesy unto us, thou Messiah:  [42] who is he that struck thee?  34403440    Luke xxii. 65.And many other things spake they falsely,34413441    See § 7, 17, note. and said against him.

[43] 34423442    John xviii. 28; Mark xv. 1b.And all of their assembly arose,34433443    cf. Luke xxiii. 1a. and took Jesus, and brought him bound34443444    cf. Matt. xxvii. 2; Mark xv. 1. to [44] the prætorium,34453445    Arabic, diwdn. and delivered him up to Pilate the judge; 34463446    John xviii. 28c.but they entered not into the prætorium, that they might not be defiled when they should eat the passover.

[45] 34473447    Matt. xxvii. 11a; John xviii. 29.And Jesus stood before the judge.  And Pilate went forth unto them without, and [46] said unto them, What accusation34483448    Lit. plea. have ye against this man?  34493449    John xviii. 30.They answered and said unto him, If he had not been doing evils, neither should we have delivered [47] him up unto thee.  34503450    Luke xxiii. 2b.We found this man leading our people astray, and restraining from giving tribute to Cæsar, and saying of himself that he is the King, the Messiah.  [48] 34513451    John xviii. 31.Pilate said unto them, Then take ye him, and judge him according to your law.  120[Arabic, p. 188] The Jews said unto him, We have no authority to put a man to death:  [49] 34523452    John xviii. 32.that the word might be fulfilled, which Jesus spake, when he made known by what manner of death he was to die.

[50] 34533453    John xviii. 33.And Pilate entered into the prætorium, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art [51] thou the King of the Jews?  34543454    John xviii. 34.Jesus said unto him, Of thyself saidst thou this, or [52] did others tell it thee concerning me?  34553455    John xviii. 35.Pilate said unto him, Am I, forsooth,34563456    See § 4, 24, note. a Jew?  The sons of thy nation34573457    The Syriac word. and the chief priests delivered thee unto me:  what [53] hast thou done?  34583458    John xviii. 36.Jesus said unto him, My kingdom is not of this world:  if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be [54] delivered to the Jews:  now my kingdom is not from hence.  34593459    John xviii. 37.Pilate said unto him, Then thou art a king?  Jesus said unto him, Thou hast said that I am a king.  And for this was I born, and for this came I into the world, that I should bear witness [55] of the truth.  34603460    John xviii. 38a.And every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.  Pilate said unto him, And what is the truth?  And when he said that, he went out again unto the Jews.

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