Luke 22

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1 And the festival of unleavened·​·bread was·​·near, which is called the Passover.

2 And the chief·​·priests and scribes sought how they might slay Him, for they feared the people.

3 And Satan entered into Judas, called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

4 And he went away, and spoke·​·with the chief·​·priests and captains how he might betray Him to them.

5 And they rejoiced, and put·​·together an agreement to give him silver.

6 And he promised, and sought an opportunity to betray Him to them in the absence of the crowd.

7 And the day of unleavened·​·bread came, in which the Passover must be slaughtered.

8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, Go prepare for us the Passover, that we may eat.

9 And they said to Him, Where willest Thou that we prepare?

10 And He said to them, Behold, as you come·​·into the city, a man shall meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goes·​·in.

11 And you shall say to the householder of the house, The Teacher says to thee, Where is the inn, where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?

12 And·​·he will show you a large upper·​·room furnished; there prepare.

13 And going, they found as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.

14 And when the hour had come, He reclined, and the twelve apostles with Him.

15 And He said to them, With longing I have longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.

16 For I say to you that I will not eat of it any·​·more, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

17 And receiving the cup, He gave·​·thanks and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves.

18 For I say to you that I will not drink of the produce of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

19 And taking bread, He gave thanks and broke it, and gave to them, saying, This is My body, which is given for you; this do in remembrance of Me.

20 And likewise the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Covenant* in My blood, which is poured·​·out for you.

21 Nevertheless, behold, the hand of him who betrays Me is with Me on the table.

22 And indeed the Son of Man goes, according·​·to what was determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!

23 And they began to dispute among themselves, who then of them it was who should commit this.

24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be thought greatest.

25 And He said to them, The kings of the nations have·​·lordship over them, and they who have·​·authority over them are called benefactors*.

26 But you shall not be so; but he who is greater among you, let him become as the younger, and he who governs as he who ministers.

27 For which is greater, he who sits, or he who ministers? Is it not he who sits? But I am in the midst of·​·you as He who ministers.

28 But you are they who have remained with Me in My temptations.

29 And·​·I set up for you a kingdom, as My Father has set up for Me,

30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has asked·​·for you*, to sift you* as wheat.

32 But I have entreated concerning thee, that· thy faith fail ·not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brothers.

33 And he said to Him, Lord, I am prepared to go with Thee both into prison and to death.

34 And He told him, I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow today before thou hast three·​·times denied that thou knowest Me.

35 And He said to them, When I sent· you ·out without purse, and pack, and shoes, lacked you anything? And they said, Nothing.

36 Then said He to them, But now, he who has a purse, let him take it, and likewise the pack, and he who has not a sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.

37 For I say to you that this that is written must yet come·​·to·​·an·​·end in Me: And He was reckoned with the transgressors*. For the things concerning Me have an end.

38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And He said to them, It is enough.

39 And going out, He went according to His custom to the Mount of Olives, and His disciples also followed Him.

40 And when He was at the place, He said to them, Pray that you enter not into temptation.

41 And He pulled·​·back from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeling down He prayed,

42 saying, Father, if Thou intend that this cup should pass from me—nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be·​·done.

43 And there was seen by Him an angel from heaven strengthening Him.

44 And being in agony, He prayed more intently; and His sweat was as drops of blood descending to the earth.

45 And standing·​·up from prayer, coming to His disciples He found them slumbering from sorrow,

46 and said to them, Why do you sleep? Stand up and pray that you enter not into temptation.

47 But while He yet spoke, behold, a crowd; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, came·​·before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.

48 But Jesus says to him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?

49 And they who were around Him, seeing what would be, said to Him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?

50 And one of them smote the servant of the chief·​·priest, and took·​·off his right ear.

51 But Jesus answering said, Allow ye it, even·​·to this; and touching his ear, He healed him.

52 And Jesus said to the chief·​·priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders who had come against Him, Have you come·​·out as against a robber, with swords and wooden rods?

53 When I was daily with you in the temple you stretched out no hands against Me; but this is your hour, and the authority of darkness.

54 And taking Him, they led Him away, and led Him into the house of the chief·​·priest; and Peter followed afar·​·off.

55 And when they had lit a fire in the midst of the courtyard, and had sat·​·down·​·together, Peter sat in the midst of them.

56 But a certain maid, seeing him as he sat by the light, and gazing at him, said, This man was also with Him.

57 And he denied Him, saying, Woman, I know Him not.

58 And after a very·​·little while another, seeing him, declared, Thou art also of them; but Peter said, Man, I am not.

59 And about one hour intervening, another strongly·​·affirmed, saying, In truth this man also was with Him, for he also is a Galilean.

60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spoke, the cock crowed.

61 And the Lord turning looked·​·at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, when He had said to him, Before the cock crows, thou shalt deny Me three·​·times.

62 And Peter went out and wept bitterly.

63 And the men who beset Jesus mocked Him, beating Him.

64 And covering Him, they struck Him on the face, and asked Him, saying, Prophesy! Who is it who smote Thee?

65 And many other things, blaspheming, they said against Him.

66 And when day had·​·come, the elders of the people and the chief·​·priests and scribes gathered, and led· Him ·up into their·​·own council,

67 saying, If Thou art the Christ, tell us. And He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe.

68 And if I also ask you, you will not answer Me, nor release Me.

69 From henceforth shall the Son of Man sit on the right·​·hand of the power of God.

70 And they all declared, Art Thou then the Son of God? And He said to them, You say that I am.

71 And they said, What further need have we of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from His mouth.

  

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.