1And to The Messenger of the assembly of Ephesaus write: Thus says he who holds the seven stars in his hand, he who walks among the menorahs of gold: “
2“I know your works, your toil and your patience, and that you cannot tolerate the evil ones, and you have tested those who claim to be Apostles, and they are not, and you have found them false.” 3“And you have patience and you have endured because of my name and you have not tired.” 4“But I have something against you, because you have left your former love.” 5“Remember from where you have come out and do the former works; but if not, I will come against you and I will remove your menorah, unless you repent.” 6“But you have this, that you hate the works of the Naqolaytans, those things which I also hate.” 7“He who has an ear to hear, let him hear what The Spirit is speaking to the assemblies, and I shall give to the victor to eat of the tree of life, which is in The Paradise of God.”
8“And to The Messenger of the assembly of Zmurna, write: “Thus says The First and The Last- he who was dead and lives:”
9“I know your suffering and your poverty (but you are rich) and the blasphemy of those who call themselves Jews of the Judeans, when they are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” 10“Be afraid in none of those things that you will suffer; behold The Devil will throw some of you into prison to be tested and you will have suffering for ten days; be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.”11“He who has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit says to the assemblies. ‘Whoever overcomes will not be hurt by the second death.'”
12“And to The Messenger who is in the assembly of Pergamum, write: Thus says he who has the sharp sword of two edges.”
13“‘I know where you dwell: the place of Satan’s throne, and you keep my name and have not denied my faith, and in the days when you and my faithful witness* contended for the sake of all my faithful witnesses, he was murdered among you.'” 14“But I have a few things against you, for you have there those who hold the doctrine of the Balaam, him who taught Balaq to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat sacrifices of idols and to commit fornication.” 15“So you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Naqolaytans, likewise. 16Repent therefore, or else I shall come upon you at once, and I shall make war with them with the sword of my mouth.” 17“And he who has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit speaks to the assemblies: ‘To the one who is victorious I shall give of the manna which is hidden, and I shall give him a white pebble, and upon the pebble, a new name in writing that no man knows except he who receives.'”
18“And to The Messenger who is in the assembly in Thawatyra write: Thus says The Son of God, he who has eyes like flames of fire and his feet like the brass of Lebanon.”
19“I know your works, your love, your faith, your service and your patience, and your latter works are more than the first.”20“I have much against you, because you are tolerating your wife* Jezebel who says about herself that she is a Prophetess, and teaches and seduces my Servants to commit fornication and to eat the sacrifices of idols.” 21“And I gave her time for repentance, and she did not choose to turn from her fornication.”22“Behold, I shall cast her into a coffin*, and those who commit adultery with her into great suffering, unless they repent of their deeds.” 23“And I shall kill her children by Death, and all the assemblies will know that I search the kidneys and the hearts, and I shall give to everyone of you according to your works.” 24“I say to you and to the rest who are in Thawatyra, all of those who do not have this doctrine, those who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say: I shall not lay upon you any other burden.” 25“That which you have, therefore, hold fast until I come.”26“To him who is victorious and keeps my works, I shall give authority over the nations,” 27“To Shepherd them with a rod of iron, and like the vessels of a potter you shall shatter them, for in the same manner I have also received of my Father.” 28“And I shall give him the Star of the Morning.” 29“He who has an ear, let him hear what The Spirit is saying to the assemblies.”
1Yeshua said these things and went forth with his disciples to the crossing of the torrent of Qedrown; The place was a garden, where he and his disciples entered. 2But Yehuda the traitor had also known that place, because Yeshua had met there many times with his disciples.3Therefore Yehuda led a company* also from the presence of the Chief Priests and the Pharisees. He led the guards and came there with torches and lamps and weapons. 4But Yeshua, because he knew all these things had come upon him, went out and said to them, “Whom are you seeking?” 5They were saying to him, “Yeshua the Nazarene.” Yeshua said to them, “I AM THE LIVING GOD.” But Yehuda the traitor was also standing with them. 6And when Yeshua said to them, “I AM THE LIVING GOD”, they went backward and fell to the ground. 7Yeshua said again, “Whom are you seeking?” But they said, “Yeshua the Nazarene.”8Yeshua said to them, “I have told you that I AM THE LIVING GOD, and if you are seeking me, let these men go”, 9So that the saying might be fulfilled: “Of Those whom you have given me, I have not lost one.” * 10But Shimeon Kaypha had a sword on him and he drew it and struck the servant of The High Priest and took off his right ear, and the name of the servant was Malka. 11Yeshua said, “Kaypha, put the sword in its sheath. The cup that The Father has given me, shall I not drink it?”
12Then the company and a Captain of a thousand, and guards of the Judeans, seized Yeshua and bound him. 13And they brought him to the presence of Hannan first, because he was Father-in-law of Qaypha, who was The High Priest that year. 14But it was Qaypha who counseled the Jews that it was better that one man should die for the sake of the nation.
15But Shimeon Kaypha and one of the other disciples were coming after Yeshua, and that disciple had known The High Priest and he entered with Yeshua to the courtyard. 16But Shimeon was standing outside near the gate and that other disciple who knew The High Priest went out and spoke to her who kept the gate and he brought in Shimeon. 17But the maiden gatekeeper said to Shimeon, “Are you also one of this man’s disciples?” He said to her, “No.” 18And the servants and the guards were standing and they were setting a fire to warm themselves because it was cold, but Shimeon was also standing with them and warming himself.
19And The High Priest asked Yeshua about his disciples and about his teaching. 20And Yeshua said to him, “I have spoken openly with the people, and at all times I have taught in the synagogue and in The Temple, where all of the Judeans assemble and I have spoken nothing in secret.” 21“Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I spoke with them, behold, they know what I have said.” 22And when he had said these things, one of the guards who was standing there struck Yeshua on the cheek and said to him, “Do you answer thus to The High Priest?” 23Yeshua answered and said to him, “If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil, but if I have spoken correctly, why do you strike me?”24But Hannan sent Yeshua, being bound, to the presence of Qaypha the High Priest.
25And Shimeon Kaypha was standing and warming himself and they were saying to him, “Are you also one of his disciples?” And he denied and said, “I am not.” 26And one of the servants of The High Priest, near kin of him whose ear Shimeon had cut off, said, “Did I not see you with him in the garden?” 27And Shimeon denied again, and in that hour a rooster crowed.
28They brought Yeshua from the presence of Qaypha to the Praetorium, and it was dawn, and they did not enter the Praetorium, lest they would be defiled, until they had eaten the Passover.29But Pilate went outside to their presence and he said to them, “What accusation do you have against this man?” 30And they answered, and they were saying to him, “If he were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered him to you.” 31Pilate said to them, “Take him and judge him according to your law.” The Judeans were saying to him, “It is not permitted for us to kill a man”, 32So that the saying may be fulfilled that Yeshua spoke when he revealed by what death he was going to die.
33But Pilate entered the Praetorium and he called for Yeshua and said to him, “Are you The King of the Judeans?” 34Yeshua said to him, “Have you said this of yourself, or have others spoken to you about me?” 35Pilate said to him, “Am I a Judean? The people of your nation and The High Priests have delivered you to me. What have you done?” 36Yeshua said to him, “My Kingdom is not from this world; if my Kingdom were of this world, my servants would be fighting that I would not have been delivered up to the Judeans, but now my Kingdom is not from here.” 37Pilate said to him, “You are a King then?” Yeshua said to him, “You have said that I am a King. For this I was born and for this I have come into the world: to testify of the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.”38Pilate said to him, “What is the truth?” And when he had said this he went out again to the Judeans and he said to them, “I find not even one fault in him.”39“But you have a custom that I should release to you one prisoner at Passover. Do you wish therefore that I release you this man, The King of the Judeans?”40And they all cried out when they were saying, “Not this one, but Barabba.” But this Barabba was a robber.