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Luke 22 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Plot to Kill Jesus

(Mat 26:1–5, 14–16; Mar 14:1, 2, 10, 11; Jhn 11:45–53 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:1 - Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:2 - And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

Judas to Betray Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:3 - Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:4 - He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:5 - And they were glad, and agreed to give him money.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:6 - So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

The Passover with the Disciples

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:7 - Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:8 - So Jesus[fn] sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:9 - They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:10 - He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:11 - and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:12 - And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:13 - And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:14 - And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:15 - And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:16 - For I tell you I will not eat it[fn] until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:17 - And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:18 - For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:19 - And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:20 - And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:21 - But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:22 - For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:23 - And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

Who Is the Greatest?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:24 - A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:25 - And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:26 - But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:27 - For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:28 - “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:29 - and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:30 - that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

(Mat 26:31–35; Mar 14:27–31; Jhn 13:36–38 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:31 - “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,[fn] that he might sift you like wheat,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:32 - but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:33 - Peter[fn] said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:34 - Jesus[fn] said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”

Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:35 - And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:36 - He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:37 - For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:38 - And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

(Mat 26:36–46; Mar 14:32–42; Jhn 18:1 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:39 - And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:40 - And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:41 - And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:42 - saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:43 - And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:44 - And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:45 - And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:46 - and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

(Mat 26:47–56; Mar 14:43–52; Jhn 18:1–11 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:47 - While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:48 - but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:49 - And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:50 - And one of them struck the servant[fn] of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:51 - But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:52 - Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:53 - When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus

(Mat 26:69–75; Mar 14:66–72; Jhn 18:13–18, 25–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:54 - Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:55 - And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:56 - Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:57 - But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:58 - And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:59 - And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:60 - But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:61 - And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:62 - And he went out and wept bitterly.

Jesus Is Mocked

(Mat 26:67, 68; Mar 14:65 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:63 - Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:64 - They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:65 - And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him.

Jesus Before the Council

(Mat 26:57–68; Mar 14:61–64; Jhn 18:12–14, 19–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:66 - When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:67 - “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:68 - and if I ask you, you will not answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:69 - But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:70 - So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:71 - Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.”
ESV Footnotes
Greek he
Some manuscripts never eat it again
Some manuscripts omit, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 (which is given… in my blood)
The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular
Greek He
Greek He
Some manuscripts omit verses 43 and 44
Or bondservant

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