Bible: Lk 22

Judas’ Decision to Betray Jesus

22:1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, 1  which is called the Passover, was approaching. 22:2 The 2  chief priests and the experts in the law 3  were trying to find some way 4  to execute 5  Jesus, 6  for they were afraid of the people. 7 

22:3 Then 8  Satan 9  entered Judas, the one called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve. 10  22:4 He went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers of the temple guard 11  how he might 12  betray Jesus, 13  handing him over to them. 14  22:5 They 15  were delighted 16  and arranged to give him money. 17  22:6 So 18  Judas 19  agreed and began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus 20  when no crowd was present. 21 

The Passover

22:7 Then the day for the feast 22  of Unleavened Bread came, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 23  22:8 Jesus 24  sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover 25  for us to eat.” 26  22:9 They 27  said to him, “Where do you want us to prepare 28  it? 22:10 He said to them, “Listen, 29  when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water 30  will meet you. 31  Follow him into the house that he enters, 22:11 and tell the owner of the house, 32 The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”’ 22:12 Then he will show you a large furnished room upstairs. Make preparations there.” 22:13 So 33  they went and found things 34  just as he had told them, 35  and they prepared the Passover.

The Lord’s Supper

22:14 Now 36  when the hour came, Jesus 37  took his place at the table 38  and the apostles joined 39  him. 22:15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired 40  to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 22:16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again 41  until it is fulfilled 42  in the kingdom of God.” 43  22:17 Then 44  he took a cup, 45  and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves. 22:18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit 46  of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 47  22:19 Then 48  he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body 49  which is given for you. 50  Do this in remembrance of me.” 22:20 And in the same way he took 51  the cup after they had eaten, 52  saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant 53  in my blood.

A Final Discourse

22:21But look, the hand of the one who betrays 54  me is with me on the table. 55  22:22 For the Son of Man is to go just as it has been determined, 56  but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed! 22:23 So 57  they began to question one another as to which of them it could possibly be who would do this.

22:24 A dispute also started 58  among them over which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 59  22:25 So 60  Jesus 61  said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 62  22:26 Not so with you; 63  instead the one who is greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader 64  like the one who serves. 65  22:27 For who is greater, the one who is seated at the table, 66  or the one who serves? Is it not 67  the one who is seated at the table? But I am among you as one 68  who serves.

22:28You are the ones who have remained 69  with me in my trials. 22:29 Thus 70  I grant 71  to you a kingdom, 72  just as my Father granted to me, 22:30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit 73  on thrones judging 74  the twelve tribes of Israel.

22:31Simon, 75  Simon, pay attention! 76  Satan has demanded to have you all, 77  to sift you like wheat, 78  22:32 but I have prayed for you, Simon, 79  that your faith may not fail. 80  When 81  you have turned back, 82  strengthen 83  your brothers.” 22:33 But Peter 84  said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death! 85  22:34 Jesus replied, 86 I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow 87  today until you have denied 88  three times that you know me.”

22:35 Then 89  Jesus 90  said to them, “When I sent you out with no money bag, 91  or traveler’s bag, 92  or sandals, you didn’t lack 93  anything, did you?” They replied, 94 Nothing.” 22:36 He said to them, “But now, the one who 95  has a money bag must take it, and likewise a traveler’s bag 96  too. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one. 22:37 For I tell you that this scripture must be 97  fulfilled in me, ‘And he was counted with the transgressors.’ 98  For what is written about me is being fulfilled.” 99  22:38 So 100  they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” 101  Then he told them, “It is enough.” 102 

On the Mount of Olives

22:39 Then 103  Jesus 104  went out and made his way, 105  as he customarily did, to the Mount of Olives, 106  and the disciples followed him. 22:40 When he came to the place, 107  he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 108  22:41 He went away from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, 22:42 Father, if you are willing, take 109  this cup 110  away from me. Yet not my will but yours 111  be done.” 22:43 [Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 22:44 And in his anguish 112  he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.] 113  22:45 When 114  he got up from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, exhausted 115  from grief. 22:46 So 116  he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you will not fall into temptation! 117 

Betrayal and Arrest

22:47 While he was still speaking, suddenly a crowd appeared, 118  and the man named Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He walked up 119  to Jesus to kiss him. 120  22:48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss? 121  22:49 When 122  those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said, “Lord, should 123  we use our swords? 124  22:50 Then 125  one of them 126  struck the high priest’s slave, 127  cutting off his right ear. 22:51 But Jesus said, 128 Enough of this!” And he touched the man’s 129  ear and healed 130  him. 22:52 Then 131  Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, 132  and the elders who had come out to get him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs like you would against an outlaw? 133  22:53 Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, 134  you did not arrest me. 135  But this is your hour, 136  and that of the power 137  of darkness!

Jesus’ Condemnation and Peter’s Denials

22:54 Then 138  they arrested 139  Jesus, 140  led him away, and brought him into the high priest’s house. 141  But Peter was following at a distance. 22:55 When they had made a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 22:56 Then a slave girl, 142  seeing him as he sat in the firelight, stared at him and said, “This man was with him too! 22:57 But Peter 143  denied it: “Woman, 144  I don’t know 145  him! 22:58 Then 146  a little later someone else 147  saw him and said, “You are one of them too.” But Peter said, “Man, 148  I am not! 22:59 And after about an hour still another insisted, 149  “Certainly this man was with him, because he too is a Galilean.” 150  22:60 But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” At that moment, 151  while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 152  22:61 Then 153  the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, 154  how he had said to him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” 22:62 And he went outside and wept bitterly. 155 

22:63 Now 156  the men who were holding Jesus 157  under guard began to mock him and beat him. 22:64 They 158  blindfolded him and asked him repeatedly, 159 Prophesy! Who hit you? 160  22:65 They also said many other things against him, reviling 161  him.

22:66 When day came, the council of the elders of the people gathered together, both the chief priests and the experts in the law. 162  Then 163  they led Jesus 164  away to their council 165  22:67 and said, “If 166  you are the Christ, 167  tell us.” But he said to them, “If 168  I tell you, you will not 169  believe, 22:68 and if 170  I ask you, you will not 171  answer. 22:69 But from now on 172  the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand 173  of the power 174  of God.” 22:70 So 175  they all said, “Are you the Son of God, 176  then?” He answered 177  them, “You say 178  that I am.” 22:71 Then 179  they said, “Why do we need further testimony? We have heard it ourselves 180  from his own lips! 181 

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