Luke 22:39–23:46

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41 nAnd He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless onot My will,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, iBefore 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, rYou 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.”

Pilate Tries Christ

Matt. 27:2, 11–14; Mark 15:1–5; John 18:28–38

23 Then athe whole multitude of them arose and led Him to bPilate. And they began to caccuse Him, saying, “We found this fellow dperverting 1the nation, and eforbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying fthat He Himself is Christ, a King.”

gThen Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?”

He answered him and said, It is as you say.”

So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, h“I find no fault in this Man.”

But they were the more fierce, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from iGalilee to this place.”

When Pilate heard 2of Galilee, he asked if the Man were a Galilean. And as soon as he knew that He belonged to jHerod’s jurisdiction, he sent Him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.

Herod Tries Christ

Now when Herod saw Jesus, khe was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because lhe had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him. Then he questioned Him with many words, but He answered him mnothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused Him. 11 nThen Herod, with his 3men of war, treated Him with contempt and mocked Him, arrayed Him in a gorgeous robe, and sent Him back to Pilate. 12 That very day oPilate and Herod became friends with each other, for previously they had been at enmity with each other.

Pilate Tries Christ Again

Matt. 27:15–26; Mark 15:6–15; John 18:39–19:16

13 pThen Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, 14 said to them, q“You have brought this Man to me, as one who misleads the people. And indeed, rhaving examined Him in your presence, I have found no fault in this Man concerning those things of which you accuse Him; 15 no, neither did Herod, for 4I sent you back to him; and indeed nothing deserving of death has been done by Him. 16 sI will therefore chastise Him and release Him17 t(for 5it was necessary for him to release one to them at the feast).

18 And uthey all cried out at once, saying, “Away with this Man, and release to us Barabbas”—19 who had been thrown into prison for a certain rebellion made in the city, and for murder.

20 Pilate, therefore, wishing to release Jesus, again called out to them. 21 But they shouted, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!”

22 Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go.”

23 But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men 6and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 So vPilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested. 25 wAnd he released 7to them the one they requested, who for rebellion and murder had been thrown into prison; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

Christ is Crucified

Matt. 27:31–56; Mark 15:20–41; John 19:16–30

26 xNow as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.

27 And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. 28 But Jesus, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 yFor indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’ 30 Then they will begin zto say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’ 31 aFor if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”

32 bThere were also two others, criminals, led with Him to be put to death. 33 And cwhen they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34 8Then Jesus said, Father, dforgive them, for ethey do not know what they do.”

And fthey divided His garments and cast lots. 35 And gthe people stood looking on. But even the hrulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”

36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming and offering Him isour wine, 37 and saying, “If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself.”

38 jAnd an inscription also was 9written over Him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew:


39 kThen one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, 1“If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.”

40 But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done lnothing wrong.” 42 Then he said 2to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

43 And Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in mParadise.”

44 nNow it 3was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was 4darkened, and othe veil of the temple was torn in 5two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, Father, pinto Your hands I commit My spirit.’  qHaving said this, He breathed His last.

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