Luke 22

The Plot to Kill Jesus

Now the Feast of Unleavened [Bread] , called [the] Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a way to put [Jesus] to death; for they feared the people. Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, who was [one] of the Twelve. And [Judas] went to discuss with the chief priests and [temple] officers how he might betray [Jesus] to them. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. [Judas] consented, and began to look for [an] opportunity to betray [Jesus] to them in the absence of [a] crowd.

Preparing the Passover

Then came the day of Unleavened [Bread] on which the Passover lamb was to be sacrificed. [Jesus] sent Peter and John, saying, “Go [and] prepare for us to eat the Passover.” “Where do You want us to prepare [it] ?” they asked. 10  He answered, “When you enter the city, a man carrying a jug of water will meet you. Follow him to the house he enters, 11  and say to the owner of that house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?’ 12  And he will show you a large upper room, already furnished. Make preparations there.” 13  So they went [and] found [it] just as [Jesus] had told them. And they prepared the Passover.

The Last Supper

14  When the hour had come, [Jesus] reclined at the table with His apostles. 15  And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before My suffering. 16  For I tell you that I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17  After taking [the] cup, [He] gave thanks [and] said, “Take this and divide [it] among yourselves. 18  For I tell you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” 19  And He took [the] bread, gave thanks [and] broke [it] , and gave [it] to them, saying, “This is My body, given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 20  In the same way, after supper [He took] the cup, saying, “This cup [is] the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.
Some manuscripts end verse 19 after This is My body and do not include verse 20
21  Look! The hand of My betrayer [is] with Mine on the table. 22  Indeed, the Son of Man will go as it has been determined, but woe to that man who betrays Him.” 23  Then they began to question among themselves which of them was going to do this.

Who is the Greatest?

24  A dispute also arose among [the disciples] [as to] which of them would be considered [the] greatest. 25  So [Jesus] declared, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those in authority over them call themselves benefactors. 26  But you [shall] not [be] like them. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the [one who] leads like the [one who] serves. 27  For who [is] greater, the [one who] reclines at the table or the [one who] serves? [Is it] not the [one who] reclines? But I am among you as the [One who] serves. 28  You are the ones who have stood by Me in My trials. 29  And I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father has bestowed [one] on Me, 30  so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial

31  Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32  But I have prayed for you, [ Simon ] , that your faith will not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” 33  “Lord,” said [Peter] , “I am ready to go with You even to prison and to death.” 34  But [Jesus] replied, “I tell you, Peter, [the] rooster {will} not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me.” 35  Then [Jesus] asked them, “When I sent you out without purse [or] bag [or] sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36  “Now, however,” He told them, “the [one] with a purse should take [it] , and likewise a bag; and the [one] without a sword should sell his cloak and buy [one] . 37  For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in Me: ‘And He was numbered with [the] transgressors.’
Isaiah 53:12
For [what is written] about Me is reaching its fulfillment.”
38  So they said, “Look, Lord, here [are] two swords.” “That is enough,” He answered.

Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

39  [Jesus] went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him. 40  When He came to the place, He told them, “Pray that you will not enter into temptation.” 41  And He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, [where] He knelt down [and] prayed, 42  “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.” 43  Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him [and] strengthened Him. 44  And in [His] anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.
Some manuscripts do not include verses 43 and 44
45  When [Jesus] rose from prayer [and] returned to the disciples, He found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46  “Why are you sleeping?” He asked. “Get up [and] pray so that you will not enter into temptation.”

The Betrayal of Jesus

47  While He was still speaking, a crowd arrived, led by the [man] called Judas, one of the Twelve. He approached Jesus to kiss Him. 48  But Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49  Those around [Jesus] saw what was about to happen [and] said, “Lord, should we strike with [our] swords?” 50  And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. 51  But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And [He] touched the [man’s] ear [and] healed him. 52  Then Jesus said to [the] chief priests, temple officers, and elders who had come for Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as [you would] against an outlaw? 53  Every day I was with you in the temple courts, [and] you did not lay a hand on Me. But this hour belongs to you and to the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus

54  Then they seized [Jesus] , led [Him] away, and took [Him] into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed at a distance. 55  [When] [those present] had kindled a fire in [the] middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56  A servant girl saw him seated in the firelight and looked intently at him. “This [man] also was with Him,” she said. 57  But [Peter] denied [it] . “Woman, I do not know Him,” he said. 58  A short time later, someone else saw him [and] said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59  About an hour later, another [man] insisted, “Certainly this [man] was with Him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60  “Man, I do not know what you are talking about,” Peter replied. While he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61  And the Lord turned [and] looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before [the] rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” 62  And he went outside [and] wept bitterly.

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

63  The men who were holding [Jesus] began to mock Him [and] beat [Him] . 64  They blindfolded Him
BYZ and TR include they were striking him on the face
[and] kept demanding, “Prophesy! Who hit You?”
65  And they said many {other} blasphemous things against Him.

Jesus Faces the Council

66  At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both [the] chief priests and scribes, met together. They led Jesus into their council [and] said, 67  “If You are the Christ, tell us.” [Jesus] answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe. 68  And if I ask [you] a question, you will not answer. 69  But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at [the] right hand of the power of God.”
See Psalm 110:1
70  So they all asked, “Are You then the Son of God?” He replied, “You say that I am.” 71  “Why do we need any more testimony?” they declared. “We have heard [it] for ourselves from His own lips.”
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