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Luke 22

Judas's Decision to Betray Jesus

1 Now the festival of unleavened [breads], the [one] called passover, was at hand. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to take him away, for they were fearing the people.

3 Now Satan entered into Judas being called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve; 4 and having departed he discussed with the chief priests and chief magistrates how he may deliver him up to them. 5 And they rejoiced, and agreed to give him silver. 6 And he consented, and was seeking the favorable opportunity to deliver him up to them apart from [the] crowd.

The Passover

7 So the day of the unleavened [breads] came, on which it was necessary to observe the Passover. 8 And he sent Peter and John saying: Having gone prepare for us the passover in order that we may eat [it]. 9 But they said to him: How do you wish we prepare [it]? 10 But he said to them: Behold when you enter into the city, [a] man carrying earthen vessels will meet you. Follow him to the house into which he enters 11 and 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 And that [one] will show you [a] large furnished upper-room. Prepare [it] there. 13 So having departed they found [it] exactly as he had said to them: and they prepared the passover.

The Lord's Supper

14 And when the hour came to pass he reclined, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them: With desire have I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I say to you that I will not eat it until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17 And having taken [the] cup, having given thanks he said: Take this and divide [it] among yourselves, 18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the product of the vine from now until the kingdom of God come. 19 And having taken bread, having given thanks he broke and gave [it] to them saying: This is my body given in your behalf; this be doing in my remembrance. 20 And the cup likewise after dining, saying: This cup [is] the new contract in my blood, being poured out in your behalf.

A Final Discourse

21 Nevertheless behold: the hand delivering me up is with me upon the table. 22 For the son of man indeed proceeds according to the [things] appointed, [but] woe to that man through whom he is delivered up. 23 And they began to be arguing among themselves who it might be among them [about] to do this [thing].

24 So [a] dispute also came to pass among them, who of them seems to be greater. 25 But he said to them: The kings of the nations lord over them, and those having authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But you [are] not thus, but the [one] greater among you let1 him become as the least, and the [one] leading as the [one] serving. 27 For who is greater, the [one] reclining or the [one] serving? Is it not the [one] reclining? But I am in your midst as the [one] serving.

28 But you are those who have remained with me in my test. 29 And I will appoint to you [a] kingdom just as my father appointed me [one], 30 in order that you be eating and be drinking at my table in my kingdom, and sit upon thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 Simon, Simon, behold Satan has requested to sift you [all]2 as wheat, 32 but I have asked concerning you in order that your faith not give out; and you when you have recovered, strengthen3 your brothers. 33 But he said to him: Lord, with you am I prepared even to prison and to death to be going. 34 But he said: I say to you, Peter, The cock will not cry today until thrice you will deny knowing me.

35 And he said to them: When I sent you without purse or bag or sandals, did you lack anything? And they said: Nothing. 36 But he said to them: But now let1 the [one] having [a] purse take [it], likewise also [a] bag, and the [one] not having let1 him sell his garment and buy [a] sword. 37 For I say to you that this [thing] having been written must be completed in me4:

And with the lawless he was reckoned.

For it has completion by me. 38 So they said: Lord, here [are] two swords. And he said: It is enough.

On the Mount of Olives

39 And having gone out he went according to custom to the mount of olives. And the disciples also followed him. 40 Now having come upon the place he said to them: Be praying not to enter into trial. 41 And he withdrew from them [about] [a] stone's throw and having knelt he was praying, 42 saying: Father, if you intend [it], take this cup from me, nevertheless let1 not my will but yours come to pass. 43 Now there appeared to him [an] angel from heaven strengthening him. 44 And becoming more fervently in agony he was praying; and this sweat became as blood clots falling upon the ground5 6. 45 And having stood up from his praying, having come to the disciples he found them having fallen asleep from grief, 46 and he said to them: Why do you sleep? Having stood up be praying, in order that you not enter into [the] test.

Betrayal and Arrest

47 While he was yet speaking behold [a] crowd, and the [one] being called Judas one of the twelve, came before them, and he drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus said to him: Judas, would you deliver up the son of man with [a] kiss? 49 But when they saw what will be concerning him they said: Lord, do we strike with the sword? 50 And [a] certain one among them struck the slave of the chief priest, and took of his right ear. 51 But answering Jesus said: Permit until this; and having touched his earlet he healed him. 52 But Jesus said to the chief priests and soldiers of the temple and elders having come to be upon him: As upon [a] robber do you come out with swords and clubs? 53 When I was daily with you in the temple you did not stretch out your hands upon me. But this is your hour and the authority of darkness.

Jesus' Condemnation and Peter's Denials

54 Now having seized him they brought and led him into the house of the chief priest, but Peter followed afar off. 55 Now [a] fire being kindled in the midst of the courtyard and others having sat down, Peter sat in their midst. 56 Now [a] certain maid-servant having seen him and having looked intently at him said: This [one] also was with him. 57 But he denied [it] saying: I do not know him, woman. 58 And after [a] little others having seen him said: You also are among them. But Peter said: Man, I am not. 59 And having gone away [about] an hour a certain other [man] was insisting saying: In truth this [one] also was with him, for he is also [a] Galilean. 60 But Peter said: Man, I do not know what you say. And immediately while he was speaking the cock cried out. 61 And having turned the Lord fixed his gaze on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he said to him that—before the cock cries out today you will deny me thrice. 62 And having gone out he wept bitterly.

63 And the men having him were mocking him beating [him], 64 and having covered him were asking him saying: Prophesy, who is the [one] having struck you? 65 And many other [things] they were saying to him slandering [him].

66 And as it became day, the elders of the people were gathered, both chief priests and scribes, and they led him into their council, 67 saying: If you are the Christ, tell us. But he said to them: If I tell you, you will not believe. 68 And if I ask7 , you will not answer. 69 But from now will be the son of man sitting at the right of the power of God. 70 So they all said: Are you therefore the son of God? But he said to them: You say that I am. 71 But they said: What further need do we have of witnesses? For we have heard [it] from his mouth.


2"you" is plural

3or "establish"


5GE "GAY" (γη) "earth", "land" (remember that they didn't understand about the Earth being a planet floating in space yet), sometimes "ground" or "dirt".

6include vs. 43,44: DK vg; omit vs. 43,44: p75BW

7EROTAO (ερωταω) "Ask", but more polite, not demanding/begging as is AITEO. Both AITEO and EROTAO occur in John.16:26.