Luke 22:1-38 (English Standard Version)

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The Plot to Kill Jesus

1 1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called 2the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes 3were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

Judas to Betray Jesus

3 4Then 5Satan entered into 6Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and 7officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to 8betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

The Passover with the Disciples

7 9Then came 10the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesusa sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it." 9 They said to him, "Where will you have us prepare it?" 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 11 and tell the master of the house, 11'The Teacher says to you, Where is 12the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' 12 And he will show you 13a large upper room furnished; prepare it there." 13 And they went and found it 14just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Institution of the Lord's Supper

14 15And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat itb16 until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." 17 And he took a cup, and 17when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 18For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine 19until the kingdom of God comes." 19 20And he took bread, and 21when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, 22"This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, 23"This cup that is poured out for you is 24the new 25covenant in my blood.c 21 26But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is 27with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes 28as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!" 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

Who Is the Greatest?

24 29A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 30And he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles 31exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 32But not so with you. Rather, let 33the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, 34one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But 35I am among you as the one who serves. 28 "You are those who have stayed with me 36in my trials, 29 and 37I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 38that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and 39sit on thrones judging 40the twelve tribes of Israel.

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

31 "Simon, Simon, behold, 41Satan demanded to have you,d42that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but 43I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, 44strengthen your brothers." 33 Petere said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both 45to prison and 46to death." 34 47Jesusf 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

35 And he said to them, 48"When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing." 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. 37 For I tell you that 49this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: 50'And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For 51what is written about me has its fulfillment." 38 And they said, "Look, Lord, here are two 52swords." And he said to them, 53"It is enough."
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