Bible: Luke 22:1-23
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
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
22:21 “But 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.