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Chapter 22


22:1 But (de) the (hē) feast (heortē) of the (tōn) unleavened breads (azumōn) was coming near1448 (ēngizen), the one (hē) being said (legomenē) [to be the] Passover (pascha).


22:2 And (kai) the (hoi) chief sacrificial priests (archiereis) and (kai) the (hoi) writers (grammateis) were searching (ezētoun) for the (to) [teacher, v21:7, RE], for how (pōs) they may annihilate (anelōsin) him (auton), because (gar) they were being made fearful (ephobounto) of the (ton) people (laon).


22:3 But (de) Satan (Satanas) entered in (eisēlthen) into (eis) Judas (Ioudan), the one (ton) being called aloud (kaloumenon) Iscariot (Iskariōtēn), he being (onta) out (ek) of the (tou) number (arithmou) of the (tōn) twelve (dōdeka).


(For the devil, the *god of this cosmos, coming to steal, kill, and destroy the assembly (ekklēsia), the one body of Christ, and all mortalkind, to cause them to wander away from the one true God and His Word, see Mat. 6:13, 13:19; Mark 1:13a, 4:15, 13:5-6; Luke 13:16, 21:8, 22:3, 31; John 8:44, 10:10a, 13:27; Acts 5:3; 1 Cor. 7:5, 31b; 2 Cor. 2:11, *4:4, 11:13-15; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 4:11-14, 6:11-16; 1 Thes. 2:17-18; 2 Thes. 2:7-12; 1 Tim. 4:1-2, 5:13-15; 2 Tim. 3:13; 1 John 3:11-13, 4:1-6, 5:19; 2 John 1:7; Rev. 2:9, 12-15, 20, 12:7-17; 13:14, 18:21-23, 19:20, 20:3-10)


22:4 And (kai) having gone away (apelthōn), he spoke together with (sunelalēsen) the (tois) chief sacrificial priests (archiereusin) and (kai) lead soldiers (stratēgois) of the (to) [holy place, AE] for how (pōs) he might pass him aside (paradō auton) to them (autois).


22:5 And (kai) [the chief sacrificial priests, v1, RE] were caused to rejoice (echarēsan).


And (kai) they caused themselves to agree together (sunethento) to give (dounai) to him (autō) silver (argurion),


22:6 and (kai) he confessed out (exōmologēsen) [how he might pass him aside to them, v4, RE].


And (kai) he was searching (ezētei) for a well-timed opportunity (eukairian), the (tou) [time, RE] to pass him aside (paradounai auton) to them (autois) in absence (ater) of [a] crowd (ochlou).


22:7 But (de) the (hē) day (hēmera) of the (tōn) unleavened breads (azumōn) came (ēlthen), in (en) which (hē) it is being required (edei) to sacrifice (thuesthai) the (to) Passover (pascha).


22:8 And (kai) he sent (apesteilen) Peter (Petron) and (kai) John (Iōannēn), having enunciated (eipōn), “Having gone (poreuthentes), make ready (hetoimasate) for us (hēmin) the (to) Passover (pascha), in order that (hina) we may eat (phagōmen).”


22:9 But (de) the (hoi) [Peter and John, v8, RE] enunciated (eipan) to him (autō), “Where (pou) do you desire (theleis) we may make ready (hetoimasōmen)?


22:10 But (de) the (ho) [teacher, v21:7, RE] enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Behold (idou), of you (humōn) having entered in (eiselthontōn) into (eis) the (tēn) city (polin), [a] mortal (anthrōpos) shall meet together with (sunantēsei) you (humin), he carrying (bastazōn) [a] pot (keramion) of water (hudatos)!


Follow (akolouthēsate) him (autō) into (eis) the (tēn) house (oikian) into (eis) which (hēn) he causes himself to go in (eisporeuetai).


22:11 And (kai) you shall state (ereite) to the (tō) house master (oikodespotē) of the (tēs) house (oikias), ‘The (ho) teacher (didaskalos) says (legei) to you (soi), ‘Where (pou) is (estin) the (to) lodging place (kataluma) where (hopou) I may eat (phagō) the (to) Passover (Pascha) with (meta) the (tōn) disciples (mathētōn) of me (mou)?’’


22:12 And that one (kakeinos) shall show (deixei) to you (humin) [a] great (mega) upper landing (anagaion), it having been strewn (estrōmenon).


Make ready (hetoimasate) there (ekei).”


22:13 But (de) they having gone away (apelthontes), they found (heuron) [[the] upper landing, v12, RE] down as (kathōs) he had stated (eirēkei) to them (autois).


And (kai) they made ready (hētoimasan) for the (to) Passover (pascha).


22:14 And (kai) when (hote) the (hē) hour (hōra) caused itself to come to pass (egeneto), he fell up377 (anepesen), and (kai) the (hoi) apostles (apostoloi) together with (sun) him (autō).


22:15 And (kai) he enunciated (eipen) to (pros) them (autous), “[With, AE] lust (epithumia) I lusted (epethumēsa) to eat (phagein) the (to) Passover (Pascha) of this (touto) together with (meth’) you (humōn), before (pro) the (tou) [time, AE] of me (me) to suffer (pathein).


22:16 Beause (gar) I say (legō) to you (humin), that (hoti) no (mē), absolutely not may I eat (ou phagō) it (auto) until (heōs) of which (hotou) [time, AE] [the Passover, v15, RE] may be fulfilled (plērōthē) in (en) the (tē) Kingdom932 (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou)!”


22:17 And (kai) having caused himself to receive (dexamenos) [a] cup (potērion), he having given thanks well (eucharistēsas) he enunciated (eipen), “Take (labete) this (touto) and (kai) thoroughly divide (diamerisate) [it] into (eis) yourselves (heautous).


22:18 Because (gar) I say (legō) to you (humin), that (hoti) no (mē), absolutely not (ou) now (nun) may I drink (piō) from (apo) of the (tou) things generated (genēmatos) of the (tēs) vine (ampelou), until (heōs) of which (hou) [time, AE] the (hē) Kingdom932 (basileia) of the (tou) God (theou) may come (elthē)!” 


(For how near is the Kingdom of the Heavens, i.e., the Kingdom of God, see Mat. 3:2, 6:10, 10:7, 26:29; Mark 9:1, 14:25; Luke *17:20-21, 22:18; 1 Cor. 6:12, 10:23, 11:25; Heb. 8:8, 9:15)


(When God's promised new covenant comes does God's promised new kingdom come with it? Is there an ancient Christian document which existed in the first century which was rejected from being included with the existing sixty-six books of a Bible, which document records Jesus Christ, shortly after his resurrection from the grave, drinking a cup of something generated from the vine?  If so, this could be irrefutable proof that the promised new Kingdom of the God came with the completion of Jesus’ death and resurrection, which is when the new covenant came.)


22:19 And (kai) having taken (labōn) [a] loaf of bread (arton), he having given thanks well (eucharistēsas) he broke (eklasen) [it, AE].  


And (kai) he gave (edōken) [it, AE] to them (autois), saying (legōn), “This (touto) is (estin) the (to) body (sōma) of me (mou), the one (to) being given (didomenon) over (huper) [the sake, AE] of you (humōn)!  


Do (poieite) this (touto) into (eis) the (tēn) remembrance (anamnēsin) of me (emēn)!”


22:20 And (kai) [having taken, v19, RE] the (to) cup (potērion) in the same manner (hōsautōs), with (meta) the (to) [giving of it to them, v19, RE] to dine (deipnēsai), he was saying (legōn), “This (touto), the (to) cup (potērion), [is] the (hē) new (kainē) covenant (diathēkē) in (en) the (tō) blood (haimati) of me (mou), the (to) [blood, RE] being poured out (ekchunnomenon) over (huper) [the sake, AE] of you (humōn)!


22:21 Behold (idou), moreover (plēn) the (hē) hand (cheir) of the one (tou) passing me aside (paradidontos me) [is] with (met’) me (emou) upon (epi) the (tēs) table (trapezēs);


22:22 because (hoti), truly (men), the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) causes himself to go (poreuetai) down according to (kata) the (to) [cup, v20, RE] having been segregated (hōrismenon) [to him, AE] [over [the sake, AE] of you, v20, RE]!


Moreover (plēn), woe (ouai) to the (tō) mortal (anthrōpō), to that one (ekeinō), through (di’) whom (hou) he is passed aside (paradidotai)!”


22:23 And (kai) they (autoi) caused themselves to start (ērxanto) to question together (suzētein) toward (pros) themselves (heautous), who (tis) then (ara) may possibly be (eiē) the one (to) out (ex) of them (autōn), the one (ho) being about (mellōn) to habitually practice (prassein) this (touto)?


22:24 But (de) among (en) them (autois) [a] contention (philoneikia) also (kai)  caused itself to come to pass (egeneto), who (tis) [is] the one (to) of them (autōn) [who, RE] concludes (dokei) to be (einai) [a] greater one (meizōn)?


22:25 But (de) the (ho) [teacher, v21:7, RE] enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “The (hoi) kings (basileis) of the (tōn) ethnic groups (ethnōn) are lords (kurieuousin) of them (autōn);


and (kai) the ones (hoi) of them (autōn) being ones of authority (exousiazontes) are called aloud (kalountai) benefactors (euergetai).


22:26 But (de) you (humeis) [are] absolutely not (ouch) thusly (houtōs)!


BUT (all’), the one (ho) [being] [a] greater one (meizōn) among (en) you (humin), let him cause himself to become (ginesthō) as (hōs) the (ho) youngest one (neōteros);


and (kai) the one (ho) causing himself to lead (hēgoumenos), as (hōs) the one (ho) serving (diakonōn)!


22:27 Because (gar), who (tis) [is] [a] greater one (meizōn), the one (ho) causing himself to lie up345 (anakeimenos), or (ē) the one (ho) serving (diakonōn)?


[It, AE] [is] absolutely not (ouchi) the one (ho) causing himself to lie up345 (anakeimenos)!


But (de) I (egō) am being (eimi) in (en) [the] midst (mesō) of you (humōn) as (hōs) the one (ho) serving (diakonōn).


22:28 But (de) you (humeis) are (este) the ones (hoi) having thoroughly stayed (diamemenēkotes) with (met’) me (emou) in (en) the (tois) tests (peirasmois) of me (mou).


22:29 And I (kagō) cause myself to put through (diatithemai) for you (humin), down as (kathōs) the (ho) Father (patēr) of me (mou) caused himself to put through (dietheto) for me (moi), [a] Kingdom932 (basileian);


22:30 in order that (hina) you may eat (esthēte) and (kai) you may drink (pinēte) upon (epi) the (tēs) table (trapezēs) of me (mou) in (en) the (tē) Kingdom932 (basileia) of me (mou).


And (kai) you shall cause yourselves to sit down (kathēsesthe) upon (epi) thrones (thronōn), judging (krinontes) the (tas) twelve (dōdeka) tribes (phulas) of the (tou) Israel (Israēl).


22:31 Behold (idou), Simon (Simōn), Simon (Simōn), of you (humas) the (ho) Satan (Satanas) caused himself to make [a] request (exētēsato), the (tou) [request, RE] to sift (siniasai) [you, RE] as (hōs) the (ton) grain (siton)!


22:32 But (de) I (egō) was caused to beg (edeēthēn) about (peri) you (sou), in order that (hina) the (hē) belief (pistis) of you (sou) may not become exhausted (mē eklipē).  


And (kai) you (su) [as] in time past (pote), having turned back (epistrepsas), stabilize (stērison) the (tous) brothers (adelphous) of you (sou).”


(For more about how ones become separated from God, paying close attention to associated contexts, see Mat. 3:11-12, 12:30, 13:24-30, 13:37-43, 13:47-51, 22:1-14, 25:24-46; Luke 3:15-17, 11:23, 16:19-31, 22:31-32; John 11:49-52, 15:1-6; Acts 4:13-21; 2 Cor. 6:16-18; 2 Pet. 2:9; 1 John 4:18; Rev. 16:12-16.)


22:33 But (de) the (ho) [Simon, v31, RE] enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), “Lord (kurie), I am (eimi) ready (hetoimos) to make myself go (poreuesthai) with (meta) you (sou), both (kai) into (eis) [a] guardroom (phulakē) and (kai) into (eis) death (thanaton)!”


22:34 But (de) the (ho) [lord, v33, RE] enunciated (eipen), “I say (legō) to you (soi), Peter (Petre), [a] rooster (alektōr) shall absolutely not sound (ou phōnēsei) today (sēmeron) until (heōs) you may cause yourself to deny (aparnēsē) to have seen (eidenai) me (me) three times (tris)!”


22:35 And (kai) he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “When (hote) I sent (apesteila) you (humas) in absence (ater) of [a] collection bag (ballantiou), and (kai) of [a] pouch (pēras), and (kai) of underbindings (hupodēmatōn), did you lack (husterēsate) of not anything (tinos)?”


But (de) the (hoi) [the apostles, v14, RE] enunciated (eipan) absolutely not one thing (outhenos)!


22:36 But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “BUT (alla) now (nun), the one (ho) having (echōn) [a] collection bag (ballantion), likewise (homoiōs) let him lift (aratō) [a] pouch (pēran) also (kai)!


And (kai) the one (ho) not (mē) having (echōn) [a] knife (machairan), let him sell (pōlēsatō) the (to) outer garment (himation) of him (autou) and (kai) let him go to market to buy (agorasatō) [a knife, RE].


22:37 Because (gar) I say (legō) to you (humin), that (hoti) this (touto), the (to) [Word, AE] having been written (gegrammenon), it is required (dei) to be completed (telesthēnai) in (en) me (emoi):


‘And (kai) the (to) [man of sorrows, Isa. 53:3, RE] was counted (elogisthē) with (meta) lawless ones (anomōn).’


(See Isa. 53)


Because (gar) the (to) [Word, AE] about (peri) me (emou) has (echei) [a] completion (telos) also (kai).”


22:38 But (de) the (hoi) [apostles, v14, RE] enunciated (eipan), “Lord (kurie), behold (idou), here (hōde) [are] two (duo) knives (machaitai)!


But (de) (kai) the (ho) [lord, v33, RE] enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “It is (estin) suitable (hikanon).”


22:39 And (kai) having came out (exelthōn), he was caused to go (eporeuthē) into (eis) the (to) Mount (oros) of the (tōn) Olives (elaiōn), down according to (kata) the (to) custom (ethos) [of him, AE].


But (de) the (hoi) disciples (mathētai) also (kai) followed (ēkolouthēsan) him (autō).


22:40 But (de) having caused himself to become (genomenos) upon (epi) the (tou) place (topou), he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Cause yourselves to be well-thankful to4336 (proseuchesthe) [God, AE] not (mē) to enter in (eiselthein) into (eis) [a] testing (peirasmon)!”


22:41 And (kai) he (autos) was drawn away (apespasthē) from (ap’) them (autōn) as if (hōsei) [a] throw (bolēn) of [a] stone (lithou).


And (kai) having placed (theis) the (ta) knees (gonata), he was causing himself to be well-thankful to4336 (prosēucheto) [God, AE],


22:42 saying (legōn), “Father (pater), if (ei) you are caused to wish (boulei), take aside (parenenke) the (to) cup (potērion) of this (touto) from (ap’) me (emou).


Moreover (plen), let it be caused to come to pass (ginesthō) not (mē) the (to) desire (thelēma) of me (mou), BUT (alla), the (to) one of you (son)!”


(For Jesus Christ desiring not to do his own will, but the will of his heavenly Father, see Mat. 26:42; Luke 22:42; John 4:34, 5:30, 6:38.)


22:43 But (de) [a] messenger (angelos) from (ap’) heaven (ouranou) was gazed at (ōphthē) [by, AE] him (autō), strengthening him within (enischuōn auton).


22:44 And (kai) having caused himself to become (genomenos) in (en) agony (agōnia), stretched out1618 (ektenesteron) he was causing himself to be well-thankful to4336 (prosēucheto) [God, AE].


And (kai) the (ho) sweat (hidrōs) of him (autou) caused itself to become (egeneto) as if (hōsei) drops (thromboi) of blood (haimatos) stepping down (katabainontos) upon (epi) the (tēn) ground (gēn).


22:45 And (kai) having stood up (anastas) from (apo) the (tēs) prayer of well-thankfulness to4335 (proseuchēs) [God, AE], having come (elthōn) to (pros) the (tous) disciples (mathētas) he found (heuren) them (autous) causing themselves to rest (koimōmenous) from (apo) the (tēs) grief (lupēs).


22:46 And (kai) he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “Why (ti) are you down asleep (katheudete)!?


Having stood up (anastantes) cause yourselves to be well-thankful to4336 (proseuchesthe) [God, AE], in order that (hina) you may not enter in (mē eiselthēte) into (eis) [a] testing (peirasmon)!”


22:47 Of him (autou) yet (eti) speaking (lalountos), behold (idou), [a] crowd (ochlos)!


And (kai) the one (ho) being said (legomenos) [to be] Judas (Ioudas), one (heis) of the (tōn) twelve (dōdeka), he was causing himself to go before (proērcheto) them (autous).


And (kai) came near1448 (ēngisen) to the (tō) Jesus (Iēsou) to love (philēsai) him (auton).


22:48 But (de) Jesus (Iēsous) enunciated (eipen) to him (autō), “Judas (Iouda), for [a] kiss (philēmati) do you pass aside (paradidōs) the (tou) Son (huion) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou)?”


22:49 But (de) the ones (hoi) around (peri) him (auton) having seen (idontes) [what, AE] the (to) [crowd, v47, RE] shall be causing itself to be (esomenon), they enunciated (eipan), “Lord (kurie), if (ei) we shall strike (pataxomen) in (en) [a] knife (machairē)?”


22:50 And (kai) [a] certain (tis) one (heis) out (ex) of them (autōn) struck (epataxen) the (ton) slave (doulon) of the (tou) chief sacrificial priest (archiereōs), and (kai) seized away (apheilen) the (to) ear (ous) of him (autou), the (to) right one (dexion).


22:51 But (de) the (ho) Jesus (Iēsous) having been caused to make [a] decision (apokritheis), he enunciated (eipen), “You persist (eate) until (heōs) this (toutou)!?”


And (kai) having caused himself to take hold (hapsamenos) of the (tou) ear lobe (ōtiou), he caused himself to heal (iasato) him (auton).


22:52 But (de) Jesus (Iēsous) enunciated (eipen) to (pros) the ones (tous) having caused themselves to become alongside (paragenoomenous) over (ep’) [the sake, AE] of him (auton), ones of chief sacrificial priests (archiereis), and (kai) of lead soldiers (stratēgous) of the (tou) sacred place (hierou), and (kai) of elders (presbuterous), “You came out (exēlthate) with (meta) knives (machairōn) and (kai) staves (xulōn), as (hōs) over (epi) [the sake, AE] of [a] robber (lēstēn)?


22:53 Of me (mou) being (ontos) with (meth’) you (humōn) down (kath’) each day (hēmeran) in (en) the (tō) sacred place (hierō), you absolutely did not stretch out (ouk exeteinate) the (tas) hands (cheiras) [of you, AE] over (ep’) [the sake, AE] of me (eme)!


BUT (all’), this (hautē) is (estin) the (hē) hour (hōra) of you (humōn), and (kai) [this is, RE] the (hē) authority (exousia) of the (tou) darkness (skotous)!”


22:54 But (de) they having taken him together (sullabontes auton), they led (ēgagon) [him away, AE].


And (kai) they led [him, AE] in (eisēgagon) into (eis) the (tēn) house (oikian) of the (tou) chief sacrificial priest (archiereōs).


But (de) the (ho) Peter (Petros) was following (ēkolouthei) afar off (makrothen).


22:55 But (de) they having taken hold around (periapsantōn) [a] fire (pur) in (en) [the] midst (mesō) of the (tēs) courtyard (aulēs), and (kai) of them having sat down together (sunkathisantōn), the (ho) Peter (Petros) was causing himself to sit down (ekathēto) [in, AE] [the] middle (mesos) of them (autōn).


22:56 But (de) [a] certain (tis) young maid (paidiskē) having seen (idousa) him (auton) causing himself to sit down (kathēmenon) toward (pros) the (to) light (phōs), and (kai) she having gazed intently at (atenisasa) him (autō), she enunciated (eipen),And (kai) this one (houtos) was being (ēn) together with (sun) him (autō)!”


22:57 But (de) the (ho) [Peter, v55, RE] caused himself to deny (ērnēsato) [it, AE], saying (legōn), “I have absolutely not seen (ouk oida) him (auton), female (gunai)!”


22:58 And (kai) with (meta) [a] little bit (brachu) [of time, AE], another (heteros) having seen (idōn) him (auton) was shedding light (ephē), “You (su) also (kai) are (ei) out (ex) of them (autōn)!”


But (de) the (ho) Peter (Petros) was shedding light (ephē), “Mortal (anthrōpe), I absolutely am not (ouk eimi)!”


22:59 And (kai) he having stood apart (diastasēs) as if (hōsei) one (mias) hour (hōras), [a] certain (tis) other one (allos) was causing himself to strongly affirm it through (diischurizeto), saying (legōn), “Over (ep’) [the sake, AE] of truth (alētheias) this one (houtos) also (kai) was being (ēn) with (met’) him (autou), because (gar) he is (estin) [a] Galilaean (Galilaios) also (kai)!”


22:60 But (de) the (ho) Peter (Petros) enunciated (eipen), “Mortal (anthrōpe), I have absolutely not seen (ouk oida) what (ho) you say (legeis)!”


And (kai) of him (autou) yet (eti) speaking (lalountes), [a] rooster (alektōr) sounded (ephōnēsen).


22:61 And (kai) having been caused to turn (strapheis), the (ho) lord (kurios) looked at (eneblepsen) the (tō) Peter (Petrō).


And (kai) the (ho) Peter (Petros) was brought under remembrance (hupemnēsthē) of the (tou) statement (rhēmatos) of the (tou) lord (kuriou) when (hōs) he enunciated (eipen) to him (autō) that (hoti), “Before (prin) [a] rooster (alektora) sounds (phōnēsai) today (sēmeron) you shall cause yourself to deny (aparnēsē) me (me) three times (tris)!”


22:62 And (kai) he having come out (exelthōn) outside (exō), he wept (eklausen) bitterly (pikrōs).


22:63 And (kai) the (hoi) males (andres), the ones (hoi) holding together with (sunechontes) him (auton), they were putting him in [a] child’s role (enepaizon autō), skinning1194 (derontes) [him, AE].


22:64 And (kai) they having covered him around (perikalupsantes auton), they were inquiring (epērōtōn), saying (legontes), “Prophesy (prophēteuson), who (tis) is (estin) the one (ho) having hit (paisas) you (se)?”


22:65 And (kai) they were saying (elegon) many (polla) things of another kind (hetera), blaspheming (blasphēmountes) into (eis) him (auton).


22:66 And (kai) as (hōs) it caused itself to become (egeneto) day (hēmera), the (to) presbytery (presbuterion) of the (tou) people (laou), and (te) chief sacrificial priests (archiereis) and (kai) writers (grammateis), were gathered together (sunēchthē).


And (kai) they led him away (apēgagon auton) into (eis) the (to) sanhedrin (sunedrion) of them (autōn),


22:67 saying (legontes), "If (ei) you (su) are (ei) the (ho) Christ (Christos), enunciate (eipon) [it] to us (hēmin)!" 


But (de) he enunciated (eipen) to them (autois), “If perhaps (ean) I may enunciate (eipō) [it, AE] to you (humin), no (mē), absolutely not (ou) may you believe (ou pisteusēte) [it, AE]!


22:68 But (de) if perhaps (ean) I may inquire (erōtēsō) [of you, AE], no (mē), absolutely not (ou) may you be caused to make [a] decision (apokrithēte)!


22:69 But (de) from (apo) the (tou) [time, AE] now (nun) [on, AE] the (ho) Son (huios) of the (tou) Mortal (anthrōpou) shall cause himself to be (estai) one causing himself to sit down (kathēmenos) out (ek) right (dexiōn) of the (tēs) work of inherent power (dunameōs) of the (tou) God (theou).”


22:70 But (de) all (pantes) enunciated (eipan), “Therefore (oun), are (ei) you (su) the (ho) son (huios) of the (tou) God (theou)?” 


But (de) the (ho) [son of the God, RE] shed light5346 (ephē) to (pros) them (autous), “You (humeis) are saying (legete) that (hoti) I (egō) am (eimi)!”


22:71 But (de) the ones (hoi) enunciated (eipan), “Why (ti) do we yet have (eti echomen) [a] need (chreian) of [a] witness (marturias), because (gar) we heard (ēkousamen) ourselves (autoi) from (apo) the (tou) mouth (stomatos) of him (autou)!?”