Palm Sunday Passion of Our Lord Year B
14:1 It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; A brǝ njwe bya za’a njwe nghwe Paska ma nkǝ mbǝ jwe jye ǝbanǝ la boŋǝ kù’u. Bǝ̀ fara bâ nghwe bwo bǝ̀ ngaŋǝ sà’a mǝnsa’a swa’a mânduŋǝ mǝ nyɛ’ɛ̀tǝ kônǝ̀ Yesù ghǝ zwɛrǝ̀.
14:2 for they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.” Bwo ti’i nswiŋǝ ngǝ, ” Kakǝ bǝ njwe nghwe bǝ, boŋǝ bǝ̀ dzwi yìi nǝ ̀alàrǝ̀.”
14:3 While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head. Ma bwo dzwi mǝjye ndyâ Shimunǝ ŋù kǝ̀kwenǝ̀ fǝfǝ Betani la, mǝ̀ngyê tsǝ̀ yii nǝ̀ ntsiŋǝ mǝwurǝ àlàmǝnda tsǝ̀ ma mǝ lane ndyǎ, nti’i ngaŋǝ nyɛ’ɛ nkwirǝ atyǝ Yesù.
14:4 But some were there who said to one another in anger, “Why was the ointment wasted in this way? La bǝ̀ bâtsǝ dzwi wu swiŋǝ atǝ̂tǝ̀ bwo nǝ àshwe ntoŋǝ ngǝ, “Bǝ busǝ mǝ̀wurǝ mii mbǝ̀ wi li ngǝ kǝ̀?”
14:5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and the money given to the poor.” And they scolded her. Boŋǝ bǝ fyânǝ̀ mǝ̀wurǝ mǐ nǝ tǝkò’ò nkabǝ(mǝ chya bǝ̀dinari nkɛrǝ̀ tarǝ) ma boŋǝ bǝ fya mbwo ngaŋǝ fǝmǝ̀.” Bwo ti’i nsa’a(nshwesǝ ntoŋǝ nu) mǝ̀ngyê wwa.
14:6 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. Yesù swiŋǝ ngǝ, Mɛ̀’ɛ̀tǝnǝ̀ yɛ; bǔ fya ngǝ’ǝ mbwo zhǝ li ngǝ kǝ̀? à fà’a àfa’a nshi’ìnǝ̀ a mbwo mwò.”
14:7 For you always have the poor with you, and you can show kindness to them whenever you wish; but you will not always have me. Bǔ bǝ̀ ngaŋǝ fǝmǝ dzwi aghǝ̀mǝ̀ ntsǝ̀mǝ̀, boŋǝ bǔ ghǝrǝ̀ ǝ̀bòŋǝ a mbwo bwo aghǝ̀mǝ̀ ntsǝ̀mǝ̀ ma nǝ̀ koŋǝ; La mǝ̀ bǝ̌ kàkǝ nǝ bǔ aghǝ̀mǝ̀ nstǝ̀mǝ̀ dzwi.”
14:8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for its burial. À ghǝrǝ ànyù zu ma boŋǝ a ghǝrǝ̀; a zò’o nnu zà nlɛrǝ mǝ twiŋnǝ̀.
14:9 Truly I tell you, wherever the good news is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in remembrance of her.” Nǝ nkò’onyù mǝ̀ swiŋǝ a mbwo bù ngǝ “Adi’i ntsǝmǝ̀ ma bǝ lyǝ kǝ swiŋǝ nkenǝ̀ Nywe wu nshi’ìnǝ̀ wu fǝ mbyi ntsǝ̀mǝ̀, bǝ bǝ lyǝ kǝ wì’itǝ yi nǝ ànyù zi ma à gǝ̀rǝ li.
14:10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. Dzudas Iskariyo, ma â bǝ ŋù wi mò’o mǝmǝ̀ ǹgàŋǝ-kù Yesù ǹchǝ bya, a ghǝ mbwo bǝ̀ fara bâ nghwe mǝ fyênǝnǝ̀ yɛ.́
14:11 When they heard it, they were greatly pleased, and promised to give him money. So he began to look for an opportunity to betray him. Bwo zu’u anyù zu nlanǝ nkoŋtǝ nti’i nka’a mǝ fyânǝ̀ nkabǝ a mbwo zhǝ. Dzudàs ti’i nswa’a mâ nduŋǝ mǝ fyênǝnǝ̀ Yesù.
14:12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?” A nǝ nchyambì njwe nghwè ma bǝ̂ kǝ wǎ mbyi njwe nghwè la, ǹgaŋǝ-kù jwi yìi nswiŋǝ a mbwo zhǝ ŋgǝ , “Ò swà’a bi nyesǝ adi’i kǝ ô jyǝ mǝ jye mǝ Paskà wu?
14:13 So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, A swiŋǝ a mbwo ǹgaŋǝ̀ ndzǝmǝ̀ jwi dzwi bya ngǝ, “Kû nghǝ nǝ̀ a mǝmǝ̀ toŋǝ̀, àwwa nǝ̀ bǝ zǝ ŋu ma à bì’i ǹtò nkyî a bù zoŋǝ nǝ zhǝ.
14:14 and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ Ǹdyâ zu ma à ku wu, nǝ̀ swiŋǝ a mbwo ǹgaŋǝ̀ ndyâ ngǝ. ‘Ətàa biŋsǝ ngǝ, Àdi’ì ŋu ghanǝ fǝ ma mǝ̀ mbǝ jyǝ mǝjye mǝ Paska bi bǝ̀ ǹgaŋǝ ndzǝ̀mǝ̀ jwa?’
14:15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” À bǝ̌ dǝ̀sǝ adi’i mǝmǝ̀ ndyâ kò’ònǝ̌ ma be lanǝ nyesǝ̀ nǝ ǝdzuŋǝ ǝ ku’unǝ. Bùu lɛ̂rǝ̀ ǝ̀dzuŋǝ ntsǝ̀mǝ̀ wu a mbwo binǝ̀.
14:16 So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. Ǹgaŋǝ ndzǝ̀mǝ̀ jwi dzwu tì’ì nkû nghǝ mǝmǝ toŋǝ , nzǝ ǝdzuŋǝ̀ ntsǝ̀mǝ̀ tsuŋ ma Yesù â swiŋǝ nǝ̀ bwo la. Bwo ti’ì nyêsǝ̀ mǝjyǝ mǝ Paskà wǝ .
14:17 When it was evening, he came with the twelve. Ma fǝ̀’ǝ̀ nkwîfò a ku’u la, a ti’i yìi wu bwo bǝ̀ ǹgaŋǝ-kù jwi nchǝ̀ bya.
14:18 And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” Ma bwo dzwi mǝjyǝ la, Yesù swiŋǝ ngǝ, “Nǝ nko’onyù mǝ̀ swiŋǝ mbwo bù ngǝ ŋù wî mò’o a tǝtǝ̌ bù bǝ̌ fyǎnǝ̀ wa, ŋù ma bǐ zhǝ jyǝ.”
14:19 They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another, “Surely, not I?” Anyù zu ghasǝ̀ wwa bwo ti’i nswiŋǝ a mbwo zhǝ mò’o mò’ò ngǝ, “Ye’ǝ, kǝ bǝ mwò bǝ.”
14:20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the bowl with me. Yesù swiŋǝ nǝ̀ bwo ngǝ, À bǝ ŋù wî mò’ò a tǝtǝ̌ bù nchǝ̀-bya, ŋù wu ma bǐ zhǝ jyǝ mǝmǝ̀ ǝ̀kaŋǝ mo’o.
14:21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born. Moo Ŋù bǝ̂ ghǝ̀ tsuŋǝ ma bǝ ŋwa’arǝ mbǝ’ǝ yɛ, la ndonǝ̀ dzwi atyǝ ŋù wu ma à bǝ fyânǝ yɛ. À kǝ̀ bǐ mbòŋǝ̀ bǝ ngǝ bǝ kǝ yi nǝ jwe.
14:22 While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” Ma bwo dzwi mǝjye la, a lô ǝ̀banǝ̀, mfwô nti’i mbǝ’ǝ nfyâ nǝ bwo nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “ku nǝ; li bǝ̌ mbǝŋǝ̀ nnu zha”
14:23 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. A ti’ì nkǝ nlo nfoŋǝ ntaŋǝ ndzuŋǝ wu nti’i nfyâ bwo bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ nye nǝ wu.
14:24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. A swiŋǝ nǝ̀ bwo ngǝ, li bǝ ǝ̀liŋǝ̀ za fǝfǝ mǝmǝ̀ ǝkanǝ̀, Ma bǝ̌ kwri mbǝ’ǝ bǝ bâ nǝ̀nǝ̌ .
14:25 Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” “Nǝ ǹko’onyù mǝ̀ swiŋǝ a mbwo bù ngǝ mǝ̀ bǝ kàkǝ̌ mǝlu’u bǔ nye titi njwe zu ma mǝ̀ mbǝ lyǝ nyǝ mǝlù’ù mâ mfyi ala’a nǝfònǝ Nywe.”
14:26 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Bwo mǐtǝ mà’a ndzàŋǝ̀ nti’i nfuu nghǝ atyǝ̂ Mbâ Olifsǝ̀ .
14:27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all become deserters; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ Yesù ti’i nswiŋǝ a mbwo bwo ngǝ, “Bù bǝ̌ khǝ̌ mɛ̀’ɛ̀ wa; mbǝ’ǝma bǝ ŋwa’arǝ ngǝ, ‘Mǝ mbǝ kwenǝ ntsi-mbyî mbyî khǝkǝ̂.’
14:28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” La bǝ lya mbǝŋsǝ wa nǝwwo boŋǝ mǝ̀ mbǝ kwɛ mbì zu ghǝ̀ fǝfǝ Galìli .”
14:29 Peter said to him, “Even though all become deserters, I will not. “Bità swiŋǝ nǝ̀ zhǝ ngǝ boŋǝ ŋù ntsǝmǝ̀ khǝ wwo, boŋǝ mǝ̀ kàkǝ khǝ̀.”
14:30 Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.” Yesù swiŋǝ nǝ̀ zhǝ ngǝ, “Nǝ nko’onyù mǝ̀ swiŋǝ nǝ̀ wwo ngǝ, a senǝ wì, atu’umbyi nǝtwu’ù sǝnǝ, za’a nkǝ’ǝ toŋǝ ngà bya ò bǝ̌ kì wa ngà tarǝ.”
14:31 But he said vehemently, “Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And all of them said the same. A bû nki nǝtenǝ̀ nswiŋǝ ngǝ , “Boŋǝ mǝ̀ bǐ ndzwi bǝ mǝ kwonǝ̀ bi wwò boŋǝ mǝ̀ kàkǝ wwo kì.” Bwo bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ kǝ̂ nswiŋǝ tsɛ’ɛ̀ lya.
14:32 They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” Bwo ghǝ adi’i tsǝ ma bǝ̂ kǝ toŋǝ nǝ Gatsemeni, a ti’i nswiŋǝ ambwo ngaŋǝ-kù dzwi ngǝ, “Nunǝ nǝ̀ fǐ mǝ̂ ntaŋǝ ndzuŋǝ.”
14:33 He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated. Â lô Bità bwo Dzemsǝ̀ nǝ Dzonǝ̀ ǹtiŋǝ̀ yi ti’ì nluu nǝ mǝ̀liŋnǝ̀ a ti’i nzhitǝ mǝ chi’inǝnǝ̀.
14:34 And said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.” Â ti’ì nswiŋǝ a mbwo zhǝ ngǝ, “Ntiŋǝ̀ wa luu nǝ̀ mǝ̀liŋnǝ̀ titi ma boŋǝ mǝ̀ nkwo. A bǔ nunǝ fî nlinǝ wa.“
14:35 And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. Â ti’ì nghǝtǝ nshi nǝshi nwwo nshye ntaŋǝ ndzuŋǝ ngǝ boŋǝ Nduŋǝ dzwi, â fǝ̀’ǝ̀ wi chya mɛ̀’ɛ̀tǝ wa.
14:36 He said, “Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” Â swiŋǝ ngǝ, “Ətàa Wà, mǝnyù mǝtsǝmǝ̀ dzwi chya nshi’ìnǝ̀ mbwo wwò, fusǝ nfoŋǝ wi a mbwo mwo; la, a kakǝ mbǝ zu ma mǝ nswa’a nǝ bǝ, â dzwi mbǝ̀ zu ma o swà’a.
14:37 He came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep awake one hour? A bû nyìi nzǝ ma bwo lyǝ, nti’i nswiŋǝ a mbwo Bità ngǝ, Shimunǝ̀, o lye? Boŋǝ ò kàkǝ̌ nunǝ̀ tǝ̌ nlye nǝ ta’à â?
14:38 Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” “Kǝ bǝ lye ntaŋǝ ndzùŋǝ̀ ngǝ ò kǝ mǝmǝ ǝbwu nǝ wwǒ; ntiŋǝ tǝ̌sǝ koŋǝ la nnu borǝkǝ̀.”
14:39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. A kǝ̂ bitǝ mbu nghǝ ntaŋǝ ndzuŋǝ tsuŋǝ ma à bǐ ntaŋǝ nchyǎmbì la.
14:40 And once more he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to say to him. A bǔ nyìi nzǝ ma a lyǝ, la mbǝ̀’ǝ̀ma fǝ̀lye dzwi mmi bwo susu, bwo kàkǝ nǝ anyu daŋǝ dzwi mǝ swiŋnǝ̀ a mbwo zhǝ.
14:41 He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Enough! The hour has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. A bû nyìi nǝ ngâ tarǝ nswiŋǝ mbwo mbwo ngǝ, “Bǔ brǝ nlyǝ mmiŋtǝ̂ wwu? Â ku’unǝ̂. Fǝ̀’ǝ̀ kù’u mǝ ngǝ bǝ̂ fyênǝ Moo Ŋù a mbwo bǝ̀ bǝ tǝbòŋǝ̀.
14:42 Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand.” “Bǝ̀ŋnǝ nǝ̀ a binǝ̀ nghǝ. Zǝ ǹfyênǝ̀ wa dzwi mbwo.“
14:43 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. Mâ a kǝ brǝ mboŋnǝ la, Dzudasǝ̀ mâ bǝ ŋu wî mò’o mǝmǝ bwo chè byala ,a kǝ mbi nyìi , bwo bǝ nno bǝ ma bwo bi’inǝ̀ nnywe bwo bǝ mǝ̀koŋǝ , ma bǝ̀ fara bǎ nghwe bwo bǝ̀ ngaŋǝ ntǝ̀ǝ nǝ bǝ̀ bâ nghwe chyasǝ.
14:44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” Dzudà mâ fyênǝ yi la tɛ̌ nfya alensǝ̀ ambwo bwo ngǝ , “Ŋù wuma mǝ̀ bǝ̌ chwesǝ lya zhǝ , kunǝ̀ yi , ngaŋǝ nshi’ìnǝ̀ , nghǝ nǝ zhǝ .”
14:45 So when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” and kissed him. A yi ku’u nu bwo nkǝ mbi nchya nghǝ nǝbenǝ Yesù nstsɛ’ɛtǝ yi ngǝ, “Rabayi” nti’i nchwesǝ yɛ.
14:46 Then they laid hands on him and arrested him. Bǝ̂ kǝ̀ mbi ma’a mbwo nnu zhǝ nko yɛ.
14:47 But one of those who stood near drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest, cutting off his ear. Ŋù nǝ̀ wwa wî mò’o fusǝ nnywe zhi nkǝ’ǝ abu’u nfò nghwè ntswa atugǝ̀rǝ zhi.
14:48 Then Jesus said to them, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest me as though I were a bandit? Yesù swiŋǝ nǝ bwo ngǝ, “Bù yìi nǝ nnywe nǝ mǝtyì mǝ kônǝ̀ wwa tsuŋǝ ma mǝ̀ mbǝ bǝ nzɛrǝ?
14:49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not arrest me. But let the scriptures be fulfilled.” Binǝ kǝ dzwi njwe ntsǝ̀mǝ̀ mǝmǝ ndyâ-nywè nghwe nǝ̀ kàkǝ wa ko. La mɛ̀’ɛ̀tǝ ànyù zu ma Àŋwà’àrǝ Ŋwà’ànǝ̀ swiŋǝ a dzwi.“
14:50 All of them deserted him and fled. Bwo bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ ti’i mɛ’ɛ yi nkhǝ
14:51 A certain young man was following him, wearing nothing but a linen cloth. They caught hold of him, Moo mǝ̀mbaŋnǝ tsǝ̀ ma â wii atsǝ̀’ǝ zǝ̌ zhǝ̀sǝ̌ â zoŋǝ nǝ̀ zhǝ. Bǝ ko yi. A mǝ’ǝ atsǝ̀’ǝ̀ zu mbwo bwo nti’i nkhǝ yi ntam-tamǝ.
14:52 but he left the linen cloth and ran off naked. A mǝ’ǝ atsǝ̀’ǝ̀ zu mbwo bwo nti’i nkhǝ yi ntam-tamǝ.
14:53 They took Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes were assembled. Bǝ loo Yesù nghǝ nǝ zhǝ a mbwo nfò nghwe. Bǝ̀ farà bâ nghwe nǝ bǝ bǎ nghwe ti’ì nyìi nkùŋsǝ̌.
14:54 Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the guards, warming himself at the fire. Bità a zoŋǝ nǝ̀ agha titi lya nyì nkù’u nsaŋbi nfò nghwe; nti’i nunǝ bwo bǝ̀ ngàŋǝ tsǐ ǝdi’i nzô mmu.
14:55 Now the chief priests and the whole council were looking for testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none. Bǝ̀fara bâ nghwe nǝ ǹgaŋǝ nkùŋsǝ̀ nghwe ntsǝmǝ̀ kǝ swà’a anyù mǝ fɛrǝ̀nǝ yi tɛ̂ zwɛrǝ̀ yɛ; la kàkǝ zǝdaŋǝ zǝ.
14:56 For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree. Mbǝ̀’ǝma bǝ̀ bâ ghà’àtǝ̌ tswa ntsǝ̀rǝ atyǝ zhǝ la ǝ kàkǝ mbiŋnǝ.
14:57 Some stood up and gave false testimony against him, saying, Ngaŋǝ ntsɛ̀rǝ̀ dzwa tsǝ tiŋǝ ndiŋǝ, ntswa ntsɛ̀rǝ atyǝ zhǝ nswiŋǝ ngǝ,
14:58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'” Bì kǝ̀ zu’u ma a kǝ̀ swiŋǝ ngǝ, ‘Mǝ̀ mbǝ sà’àtǝ̂ ndyâ-nywe nghwe zi ma bǝ ghwurǝ nǝ̀ mbwo li bǔ ghwurǝ zi daŋǝ mǝmǝ̀ njwe tarǝ kàkǝ nǝ̀ mbwo bǝ.’”
14:59 But even on this point their testimony did not agree. Kǎ Zu zi ntsǝ̀rǝ̀ kàkǝ̌ brǝ biŋnǝ bwo dzwa nchyambì
14:60 Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer? What is it that they testify against you?” Nfò nghwe ti’i ntiŋǝ ndǝŋǝ nshi bwo mbiŋsǝ Yesù ngǝ, “Ò bikàkǝ nǝ anyu daŋǝ̀ dzwi mǝ̀kwenǝ̀ mbǝ’ǝ mǝnyù mu ma bǝ swiŋǝ mbǝ̀’ǝ̀ wwo?
14:61 But he was silent and did not answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” La a tiŋǝ yi tǝkwɛ kàkǝ yi kwe. Nfò nghwe bû mbiŋsǝ yi ngǝ, “Ò bǝ a Mezaya, Moo Nywe wu Nwà’ànǝ̀?
14:62 Jesus said, “I am; and ‘you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power,’ and ‘coming with the clouds of heaven.'” Yesù kwe ngǝ, “Mǝ̀ mbǝ a zhǝ; ò bǝ̂ zǝ Moo Ŋù ma à nunǝ abwô mma’a Ətàa wu ma à dzwi nǝ̀ mǝtenǝ, nkǝ nyìi nǝ mbà’a nǝ̀kàŋǝ.'”
14:63 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “Why do we still need witnesses? Nfò nghwe saa atsǝ̀’ǝ zhi nswiŋǝ ngǝ. “Binǝ bù nswa’â mbuŋkǝ nyù̀.?
14:64 You have heard his blasphemy! What is your decision?” All of them condemned him as deserving death. Bù zu’u ma à dzùŋǝ Nywe! Bù bǝ bwo la?” Bwo swiŋǝ ngǝ à dzwi mǝ̀ kwo nǝ̀.
14:65 Some began to spit on him, to blindfold him, and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” The guards also took him over and beat him. Bâtsǝ̀ ti’i ntwu mǝ̀twe nnu zhǝ, nkwerǝ mmi mi, nkǝ nlìi yi nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “swiŋǝ ŋu wu ma à lìi wwo.”
14:66 While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came by. Bità nunǝ̀ nzô mmu, ŋù fà’a nfò ngjwe wû mǝngye a yìi.
14:67 When she saw Peter warming himself, she stared at him and said, “You also were with Jesus, the man from Nazareth.” Nzǝ Bità makǝ̀ zô mmu la nlǐ yi nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “Ò kǝ̀ kǝ̂ ndzwi bu Yesù ŋù Nazarinǝ̀ wwa.”
14:68 But he denied it, saying, “I do not know or understand what you are talking about.” And he went out into the forecourt. Then the cock crowed. La Bità ki nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “Mǝ̀ mbîkàkǝ anyù zu zhi ma o swiŋǝ lya zhi.” A ti’ì nfu nghǝ bi, nkǝ̀’ǝ̀ kǝ mbi ntoŋǝ.
14:69 And the servant-girl, on seeing him, began again to say to the bystanders, “This man is one of them.” Moo mǝnghye wa bû nzǝ yi nkǝ bitǝ swiŋǝ â mbwo bǝ̀ bu ma bwô tiŋǝ nǝbenǝ ngǝ, “Lǐ ŋù-kù wwa wutsǝ.”
14:70 But again he denied it. Then after a little while the bystanders again said to Peter, “Certainly you are one of them; for you are a Galilean.” Bità kǝ mbu nkǐ. Tsuŋǝ̀ fǝ̀bàŋtǝ̀ li bǝ̀ bu ma bwo tiŋǝ nǝbenǝ kǝ mbu nswiŋǝ mbwo zhǝ ngǝ, “Ə tǝ̌sǝ ndzwi ma ò bǝ̌ ŋu-kù wwa mbǝ’ǝma ò bǝ ŋù Gàlili.”
14:71 But he began to curse, and he swore an oath, “I do not know this man you are talking about.” Bita ti’i nzhitǝ dzuŋǝ atyembǝŋǝ zhi, nkantǝ nswiŋǝ ngǝ, mǝ̀ mbikàkǝ ŋu wu ma bu swiŋǝ lya zhi.”
14:72 At that moment the cock crowed for the second time. Then Peter remembered that Jesus had said to him, “Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Nkǝ̀’ǝ̀ kǝ mbyi ntoŋǝ nǝ ngà bya. Bità ti’i nwi’itǝ ma Yesù â swiŋǝ nǝ̀ zhǝ ngǝ, “za’a nkǝ̀’ǝ̀ boŋǝ toŋǝ ngǎ bya, ò bǝ̂ khì wa ngà tarǝ.” Nnu zhi lǝŋkǝ̀ a ti’i nkî.
15:1 As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Ma njwe laa la, nfò nghwe toŋǝ nkuŋsǝ bǝ̀ bâ nghwe bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ bwo kǝmnǝ̀. Bwo ti’i nkoo Yesù nghǝ nǝ̀ zhǝ nfyâ yi a mbwo Bilatù.
15:2 Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” He answered him, “You say so.” Bilatù biŋsǝ̀ yi ngǝ . “Ò bǝ Nfò Bǝ̀ bǝ Dzusǝ̀?” Yesù â kwe a mbwo zhǝ ngǝ, “Ò swiŋǝ lya.”
15:3 Then the chief priests accused him of many things. Ǹfò nghwe ti’ì nchwa mǝntsǝ̀rǝ̀ atyǝ zhǝ.
15:4 Pilate asked him again, “Have you no answer? See how many charges they bring against you.” Bilatù bû mbiŋsǝ yi ngǝ, “Ò bikàkǝ nǝ anyu daŋǝ dzwi mǝswiŋnǝ? Zu’u mǝnyù mu ma bǝ swiŋǝ mbǝ̀’ǝ̀ wwo.”
15:5 But Jesus made no further reply, so that Pilate was amazed. Anyù chya Bìlatusǝ̀ mǝ zǝnǝ̀ ngǝ Yesù bikàkǝ anyu dàŋǝ̀ bǔ swiŋǝ.
15:6 Now at the festival he used to release a prisoner for them, anyone for whom they asked. Bìlatusǝ̀ â dzwi nǝ̀ mǝ̀tenǝ mǝ fusǝnǝ̀ ŋutsaŋǝ wî mò’ò wu ma bǝ swa’a fǝ njwe ngwe.
15:7 Now a man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder during the insurrection. Ŋù tsǝ̀ mâ ǝ̀lwenǝ yi bǝ Barabasǝ̀ â dzwi atsaŋǝ fǝ’ǝ wu wa mbǝ’ǝma bwo tye mbenǝ nzwerǝ ŋù.
15:8 So the crowd came and began to ask Pilate to do for them according to his custom. Bǝ̀ bu ti’i nzhitǝ mǝswiŋnǝ a mbwo Bilatusǝ̀ ngǝ à ghǝrǝ anyù zu ma nòŋsǝ̀ swiŋǝ. ́
15:9 Then he answered them, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” A ti’i mbiŋsə wwa nge, “Bu swà’à ngǝ mǝ nfusǝ Nfò bǝ̀ Dzusǝ̀ a mbwo bu.“
15:10 For he realized that it was out of jealousy that the chief priests had handed him over. Mbǝ’ǝma Bìlatusǝ̀ â zǝ ngǝ à bǝ̌ anyù ayǝ̀’ǝ̀nǝ̀ ma bǝ bâ nghwe yii nǝ̀ Yesù a mbwo zhǝ .
15:11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas for them instead. La bǝ̀ bâ nghwe twa bǝ̀ bu ngǝ bwo swiŋǝ â fusǝ bǝ Barabasǝ.
15:12 Pilate spoke to them again, “Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” Bìlatusǝ̀ bǔ mbiŋsǝ wwa ngǝ́, “Bǔ ti’i nswa’à mǝ gha la nǝ ŋù wu ma bǔ toŋǝ nǝ Nfò Bǝ̀ bǝ Dzudǝnǝ̀?
15:13 They shouted back, “Crucify him!” Bwo swiŋǝ nǝ̀tenǝ̀ ngǝ, “Bu’utǝ yi nǝ Àbaŋnǝ.”
15:14 Pilate asked them, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him!” Bìlatusǝ̀ biŋsǝ̀ wwa ngǝ, “Mbǝ’ǝkǝ, ǝ̀bwu wuma à ghǝ̀rǝ bǝ̂ kǝ̀? La bwo bǔ nzhwinǝ nǝtenǝ̀ ngǝ, “Bù’utǝ yi nǝ àbaŋnǝ̀.”
15:15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas for them; and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified. Mǝghǝ̀rǝnǝ̀ ngǝ ntiŋǝ̀ wwa boŋǝ , Bilatù ti’i nfusǝ Barabasǝ̀ nfyâ mbwo bwo, nti’i nghǝrǝ bǝ̂ wuŋǝ̀ Yesù, a ti’i nfya yi a mbwo bwo ngǝ bwo ghǝ mbu’utǝ yi nǝ àbàŋnǝ̀.
15:16 Then the soldiers led him into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters); and they called together the whole cohort. Bǝ̀sogì ti’ì nlo yi nkwensǝ nsaŋǝ̀ nto’ò (adi’i wu ma Nfò nǝ ̂ nunǝ wǝ); Bwo ti’i ntoŋǝtǝ bǝ werǝ-wǝre bya bǝtsǝ̀mǝ̀ bwo yî nkuŋsǝ.
15:17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak; and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him. Bwo ti’ì nwìi atsǝ̀’ǝ bàŋnǝ̀ nnu zhǝ; nti’i nkarǝ atsǝ̀’ǝtyǝ̂ ndzoŋǝ̀- ndzoŋǝ nwii atyǝ̂ zhǝ .
15:18 And they began saluting him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” Nti’i ntsɛ’ɛtǝ yi ngǝ” “Bii tsɛ̀’ɛ̀tǝ wwo Ǹfò bǝ Dzusǝ̀!
15:19 They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him. Bwo kwenǝ̀ ndzoŋǝ atyǝ̂ zhǝ, ntwu ̂ mǝtuwe nnu zhǝ, nti’i nkhenǝ nshye ma bwo ghwu’usǝ yɛ.
15:20 After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him. Ma bwô wwerǝ yi mîtǝ la, nti’i ntso’o atsǝ̀’ǝ bàŋnǝ̀ zha nnu zhǝ nti’i mbû nwii ǝtsǝ’ǝ jwi.
15:21 They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. Bwô fɛrǝ nchyâ mânduŋǝ tsǝ̀ mâ a kǝ ku yi mǝmǝ àla’a ngǝ̌ â bi’itǝ abàŋnǝ̀ zhi; Â bǝ Shimùnǝ̀ ŋù Sayirinǝ̀ ma â bǝ ǝtàa bǝ̀ Alexandà bwo Rufusǝ̀.
15:22 Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). Bwo ti’ì nloo Yesù nghǝ nǝ zhǝ adi’i wu mabǝ̂ kǝ toŋǝ nǝ Golgotà (ma a bǝ ngǝ̌ adì’i ǝkwe ǝtyê.
15:23 And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. nti’i nfya mǝ̀lù’ù ma bǝ̂ niŋǝ azâ tsǝ wu a kì yi mǝ nyǝnǝ̀.
15:24 And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take. Bwo ti’ì mbu’utǝ yi nǝ àbàŋnǝ̀, mǝ ghatǝnǝ ǝtsǝ̀’ǝ dzwi, bwo tǝmǝ̀ abrǝ wu mǝ zǝnǝ̀ zu ma ɲù nǝ̀ wwa bǝ̂ lòo.
15:25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. Fǝ̀’ǝ̀ wu ma bǝ bu’utǝ̂ yi nu àbàŋnǝ̀ â bǝ bǝ̀nuŋǝ̀ bî nǝbwù’u mbà’ambà’à .
15:26 The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” Ànyù zu ma bǝ̂ ŋwa’arǝ mǝ fɛ̀rǝnǝ̀ yi bǝ ngǝ. “Ǹfò bǝ Dzusǝ̀”
15:27 And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left. Bwô bu’utǝ yi bwo bǝ̀zɛ̀rǝ bàtsǝ bǝbya, wî mò’ò ǝla bwo ma’à nǝ wùtsǝ̀ ǝlâ bwo nkwǝ̀bǝ̀.
15:29 Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, Bǝ̀ bu ma bwo kǝ chya nǝbenǝ kǝ̂ ndzuŋǝ yi , nchi’i ǝtyǝ dzwa nswiŋǝ ngǝ. “Tɛbɛ’ɛ! Wwò wu ma boŋǝ ò sa’àrǝ̀ Ndyâ-nywe nghwe mbû ghwurǝ̀ nǝ njwe dzwi tarǝ.“
15:30 save yourself, and come down from the cross!” kwesǝ atyǝ̂mbǝ̀ŋǝ̀ zhǝ , nshwi’i atyǝ̂ àbàŋnǝ̀ zha.
15:31 In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also mocking him among themselves and saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. Bǝ̀ fara bâ nghwe kǝ nwwerǝ̀ yi tsuŋǝ lya atǝtǝ̌ bwo nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “Â kwesǝ bǝ̀ bâ daŋǝ̀, boŋǝ â kà atyǝmbǝ̀ŋǝ̀ zhi kwesǝ̀.
15:32 Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also taunted him. Â Ǹkwesǝ̀, Nfò Izruyǝl shwi’i atyǝ abàŋnǝ tsǝtsoŋnǝ̀ â bì zǝ mbiŋǝ. Bǝ̀ bu ma bǝ̂ bu’utǝ wwa bwo kǝ̂ nwwe yɛ.
15:33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. Ma nuŋǝ tǝǝ la, ǝ̀dì’i senǝ̀ titi ko’o kù’ù nǝ bǝ̀nùŋǝ̀ bǝ tarǝ ntenuŋǝ̀
15:34 At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” ̀A nǝ bǝ̀nùŋǝ bǝ tarǝ , Yesù ti’i nzhwinǝ nǝtenǝ̀ ngǝ, “Eli, Eli, lema sabatani? Ma a bǝ ngǝ, Nywe wa, Nywe wa, ò mɛ̀’ɛ wa li ngǝ kǝ̀.
15:35 When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.” Bǝ̀ bu bâtsǝ ma bwô tiŋǝ̀ nǝbenǝ zu’u nti’i nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “Zu’u nǝ̀, â toŋǝ Elayidzà.“
15:36 And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” Ŋù tsǝ̂ ti’i nloo kwucha niŋǝ mǝmǝ mǝ̀lù’ù mâ tsǝ̀nǝ̀ nti’i nfya ngǝ â nyǝ, nswiŋǝ ngǝ, “Mɛ̀’ɛ̀tǝ binǝ̀ zǝ ngǝ Elayidzà bǝ̂ yìi shwi’isǝ yi lǝ.”
15:37 Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. Yesù ti’i nzhwinǝ nǝtenǝ nti’i nkwo.
15:38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Ə̀tsǝ̀’ǝ mǝmǝ̀ ndyâ-nywe nghwe ti’i nsânǝ̂ mbànǝ̀ bya, lǒ ndiŋǝ tso fyâ nshye.
15:39 Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” Mâ ŋù nghwe bǝ̀sogì wu ma â tiŋǝ nlinǝ yi zǝ ma â kwo la, a swiŋǝ ngǝ, Nǝ nko’onyù ŋù wi kǝ̀ bǝ̌ Moo Nywe.”
15:40 There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. Bǝngye bâtsǝ kǝ ntiŋǝ nǝ hhs nli; bwô dzwi bwo bǝ̂ Màriya Magdalenǝ̀, nǝ Màriyà mmâ bǝ̀ Dzemsǝ̀ wû ǹkǝ̀’ǝ̀ bwo Yòsesǝ̀ nǝ Sàlomǝ̀.
15:41 These used to follow him and provided for him when he was in Galilee; and there were many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem. Bwô kǝ zòŋǝ̀ nǝ Yesù nkwesǝ yɛ â fǝ’ǝ̀ wu ma â dzwi fǝfǝ Galìli la. Bǝ̀ngye bǎ ghà’àtǝ̀ kǝ̂ nzoŋǝ nǝ zhǝ nko’o Yerǝsalemǝ̀.
15:42 When evening had come, and since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Ma â bǝ nkwîfò, ma bǝ̂ kǝlɛrǝ ǝdi’i ma jwe bǝ ti’i la bǝ njwe ndyâ-nywe la,
15:43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Yòsebǝ̀ ma â fu fǝfǝ Arimàtiyà, ma â bǝ ŋù ma bǝ̂ kǝ zu’unǝ yi mǝmǝ̀ nkùŋsǝ̀ nghwe, ma â kǝ̂ kǝ nlanǝ ntsi nǝ̀fonǝ̀ nǝ Nywe. Â twe nnu zhi nghǝ a mbwo Bilatusǝ̀ nswiŋǝ mbwo zhǝ ngǝ â fyâ akwo Yesu a mbwo zhǝ.
15:44 Then Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead for some time. Bilatusǝ̀ ti’i nkwa’atǝ ngǝ zhi ngǝ à tɛ nkwo lǝ; nti’i ntoŋǝ ŋu nghwe bǝ̀ sôgì mbiŋsǝ yi ngǝ à tɛ̌ nkwo àbaŋǝ̀ sâtǝ̀ lǝ.
15:45 When he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. Mâ â zu’u ntsu zhǝ ngǝ à tɛ̌ nkwo la, â ti’i nfya akwu zu a mbwo Yosebǝ̀.
15:46 Then Joseph bought a linen cloth, and taking down the body, wrapped it in the linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that had been hewn out of the rock. He then rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Yòsebǝ̀ ti’ì yii nǝ àsâ tsǝ̀’ǝ̀ tsǝ, nshwi’isǝ akwo Yesù nkwerǝ̀ wu nti’i nnuŋsǝ a ̂mǝmǝ nǝ̀shye ma bǝ̌ toŋǝ a mǝmǝ ngò’o , nti’i nto’o ngò’ò tsǝ̀ nkwusǝ ntsù nǝshyǝ̀ wǝ.
15:47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where the body was laid. Màriya Magdalenǝ̀ bwo Màriyà mma bǝ̀ Yosesǝ̀ bwo zǝ adì’ì zu ma bǝ̂ liŋǝ àkwu zu wu la.
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