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Luke 22:1–71

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Judas Agrees to Betray Christ

Matt. 26:1–5, 14–16; Mark 14:1, 2, 10, 11

22 Now athe Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. And bthe chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people.

cThen Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the dtwelve. So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. And they were glad, and eagreed to give him money. So he promised and sought opportunity to fbetray Him to them in the absence of the multitude.

The Upper Room is Prepared

Matt. 26:17–19; Mark 14:12–16

gThen came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be 1killed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”

So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?”

10 And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11 Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’ 12 Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.”

13 So they went and hfound it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

The Passover is Celebrated

Matt. 26:20, 29; Mark 14:17, 25

14 iWhen the hour had come, He sat down, and the 2twelve apostles with Him. 15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it juntil it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for kI say to you, 3I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

The Lord’s Supper is Instituted

Matt. 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24

19 lAnd He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My mbody which is given for you; ndo this in remembrance of Me.”

20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, o“This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

Christ Predicts His Betrayer

Matt. 26:21–25; Mark 14:18–21; John 13:21–26

21 pBut behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. 22 qAnd truly the Son of Man goes ras it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”

23 sThen they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.

The Disciples Argue Over Who is the Greatest

24 tNow there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 uAnd He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 26 vBut not so among you; on the contrary, whe who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27 xFor who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet yI am among you as the One who serves.

28 “But you are those who have continued with Me in zMy trials. 29 And aI bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30 that byou may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, cand sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

Christ Predicts Peter’s Denial

Matt. 26:31–35; Mark 14:27–31; John 13:36–38

31 4And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, dSatan has asked for you, that he may esift you as wheat. 32 But fI have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, gstrengthen your brethren.”

33 But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.”

34 hThen He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

Christ Predicts Coming Conflict

35 iAnd He said to them, “When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?”

So they said, “Nothing.”

36 Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one. 37 For I say to you that this which is written must still be 5accomplished in Me: jAnd He was numbered with the transgressors.’ For the things concerning Me have an end.”

38 So they said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.”

And He said to them, “It is enough.”

Christ Prays in Gethsemane

Matt. 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; John 18:1

39 kComing out, lHe went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. 40 mWhen He came to the place, He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

41 nAnd He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless onot My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 6Then pan angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44 qAnd being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

45 When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. 46 Then He said to them, “Why rdo you sleep? Rise and spray, lest you enter into temptation.”

Judas Betrays Christ

Matt. 26:47–56; Mark 14:43–50; John 18:2–11

47 And while He was still speaking, tbehold, a multitude; and he who was called uJudas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. 48 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a vkiss?”

49 When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 And wone of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

51 But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.

52 xThen Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, “Have you come out, as against a yrobber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you daily in the ztemple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your ahour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Christ

Matt 26:57, 58, 69–75; Mark 14:53, 54, 66–72; John 18:15–18, 25–27

54 bHaving arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest’s house. cBut Peter followed at a distance. 55 dNow when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56 And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, “This man was also with Him.”

57 But he denied 7Him, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him.”

58 eAnd after a little while another saw him and said, “You also are of them.”

But Peter said, “Man, I am not!”

59 fThen after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a gGalilean.”

60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!”

Immediately, while he was still speaking, 8the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then hPeter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, i“Before the rooster 9crows, you will deny Me three times.” 62 So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

Christ is Beaten

Matt. 26:67, 68; Mark 14:65

63 jNow the men who held Jesus mocked Him and kbeat Him. 64 1And having blindfolded Him, they lstruck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?” 65 And many other things they blasphemously spoke against Him.

The Sanhedrin Tries Christ

Matt. 27:1; Mark 15:1

66 mAs soon as it was day, nthe elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, came together and led Him into their council, saying, 67 o“If You are the Christ, tell us.”

But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will pby no means believe. 68 And if I 2also ask you, you will by no means answer 3Me or let Me go. 69 qHereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.”

70 Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?”

So He said to them, r“You rightly say that I am.”

71 sAnd they said, “What further testimony do we need? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”

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