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Luke 22

The Jews conspire against Christ.

Luke 22:1 Now the feast of vnleauened bread drewe neere, which is called the Passeouer. Luke 22:2 And the hie Priests and Scribes sought how they might kill him: for they feared the people.

Satan prepareth Judas to betray him.

Luke 22:3 Then entred Satan into Iudas, who was called Iscariot, and was of the nomber of the twelue. Luke 22:4 And he went his way, and communed with the hie Priestes and captaines, how he might betray him to them. Luke 22:5 So they were glad, and agreed to giue him money. Luke 22:6 And he consented, and sought opportunitie to betraye him vnto them, when the people were away.

The Apostles prepare the Passover.

Luke 22:7 Then came the day of vnleauened bread, when the Passeouer must be sacrificed. Luke 22:8 And he sent Peter and Iohn, saying, Go and prepare vs the Passeouer, that we may eate it. Luke 22:9 And they saide to him, Where wilt thou, that we prepare it? Luke 22:10 Then he said vnto them, Beholde, when ye be entred into the citie, there shall a man meete you, bearing a pitcher of water: folowe him into the house that he entreth in, Luke 22:11 And say vnto the good man of the house, The Master saith vnto thee, Where is the lodging where I shall eate my Passeouer with my disciples? Luke 22:12 Then he shall shewe you a great hie chamber trimmed: there make it ready. Luke 22:13 So they went, and found as he had said vnto them, and made readie the Passeouer. Luke 22:14 And when the houre was come, hee sate downe, and the twelue Apostles with him. Luke 22:15 Then he saide vnto them, I haue earnestly desired to eate this Passeouer with you, before I suffer. Luke 22:16 For I say vnto you, Hencefoorth I will not eate of it any more, vntill it bee fulfilled in the kingdome of God. Luke 22:17 And hee tooke the cup, and gaue thankes, and said, Take this, and deuide it among you, Luke 22:18 For I say vnto you, I will not drinke of the fruite of the vine, vntill the kingdome of God be come.

Christ instituteth his holy supper:

Luke 22:19 And he tooke bread, and when he had giuen thankes, he brake it, and gaue to them, saying, This is my body, which is giuen for you: doe this in the remembrance of me. Luke 22:20 Likewise also after supper he tooke the cup, saying, This cup is that newe Testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

covertly foretelleth of the traitor:

Luke 22:21 Yet beholde, the hand of him that betrayeth me, is with me at the table. Luke 22:22 And truely the Sonne of man goeth as it is appointed: but woe be to that man, by whom he is betrayed. Luke 22:23 Then they began to enquire among themselues which of them it should be, that should do that.

dehorteth the rest of his Apostles from ambition:

Luke 22:24 And there arose also a strife among them, which of them should seeme to be ye greatest. Luke 22:25 But hee saide vnto them, The Kings of the Gentiles reigne ouer them, and they that beare rule ouer them, are called bountifull. Luke 22:26 But yee shall not be so: but let the greatest among you be as the least: and the chiefest as he that serueth. Luke 22:27 For who is greater, he that sitteth at table, or he that serueth? Is not he that sitteth at table? And I am among you as he that serueth. Luke 22:28 And yee are they which haue continued with me in my tentations. Luke 22:29 Therefore I appoint vnto you a kingdome, as my Father hath appointed vnto me, Luke 22:30 That ye may eate, and drinke at my table in my kingdome, and sit on seates, and iudge the twelue tribes of Israel.

assureth Peter his faith should not fail,

Luke 22:31 And the Lorde saide, Simon, Simon, beholde, Satan hath desired you, to winowe you as wheate. Luke 22:32 But I haue prayed for thee, that thy faith faile not: therefore when thou art conuerted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22:33 And he said vnto him, Lord, I am ready to goe with thee into prison, and to death.

and yet he should deny him thrice.

Luke 22:34 But he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cocke shall not crowe this day, before thou hast thrise denied that thou knewest me. Luke 22:35 And he saide vnto them, When I sent you without bagge, and scrip, and shooes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Luke 22:36 Then he said to them, But nowe he that hath a bagge, let him take it, and likewise a scrip: and hee that hath none, let him sell his coate, and buy a sworde. Luke 22:37 For I say vnto you, That yet the same which is written, must be perfourmed in me, Euen with the wicked was he nombred: for doubtlesse those things which are written of me, haue an ende. Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, beholde, here are two swordes; he said vnto them, It is ynough.

He prayeth in the mount, and sweateth blood:

Luke 22:39 And he came out, and went (as he was wont) to the mount of Oliues: and his disciples also followed him. Luke 22:40 And when hee came to the place, hee said to them, Pray, lest ye enter into tentation. Luke 22:41 And he was drawen aside from them about a stones cast, & kneeled downe, and prayed, Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou wilt, take away this cuppe from mee: neuerthelesse, not my will, but thine be done. Luke 22:43 And there appeared an Angell vnto him from heauen, comforting him. Luke 22:44 But being in an agonie, hee prayed more earnestly: and his sweate was like drops of blood, trickling downe to the ground. Luke 22:45 And he rose vp from prayer, and came to his disciples, & found them sleeping for heauinesse. Luke 22:46 And he said vnto them, Why sleepe ye? rise and pray, least ye enter into tentation.

is betrayed with a kiss:

Luke 22:47 And while he yet spake, beholde, a companie, and he that was called Iudas one of the twelue, went before them, and came neere vnto Iesus to kisse him. Luke 22:48 And Iesus saide vnto him, Iudas, betrayest thou the Sonne of man with a kisse? Luke 22:49 Now when they which were about him, saw what would follow, they said vnto him, Lord, shall we smite with sworde?

he healeth Malchus' ear:

Luke 22:50 And one of them smote a seruant of the hie Priest, and strooke off his right eare. Luke 22:51 Then Iesus answered, and said, Suffer them thus farre: and he touched his eare, & healed him. Luke 22:52 Then Iesus said vnto the hie Priests, and captaines of the Temple, and the Elders which were come to him, Bee ye come out as vnto a theefe with swordes and staues? Luke 22:53 When I was dayly with you in the Temple, yee stretched not foorth the handes against mee: but this is your very houre, and the power of darkenesse.

he is thrice denied of Peter,

Luke 22:54 Then tooke they him, and led him, and brought him to the hie Priestes house. And Peter followed afarre off. Luke 22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middes of the hall, and were set downe together, Peter also sate downe among them. Luke 22:56 And a certaine mayde behelde him as hee sate by the fire, and hauing well looked on him, said, This man was also with him. Luke 22:57 But he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not. Luke 22:58 And after a little while, another man sawe him, and saide, Thou art also of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not. Luke 22:59 And about the space of an houre after, a certaine other affirmed, saying. Verely euen this man was with him: for he is also a Galilean. Luke 22:60 And Peter saide, Man, I knowe not what thou sayest; immediatly while hee yet spake, the cocke crewe. Luke 22:61 Then the Lorde turned backe, and looked vpon Peter: and Peter remembred the worde of the Lord, how he had said vnto him, Before the cocke crowe, thou shalt denie me thrise. Luke 22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.

shamefully abused,

Luke 22:63 And the men that helde Iesus, mocked him, and strooke him. Luke 22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they smote him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophecie who it is that smote thee. Luke 22:65 And many other thinges blasphemously spake they against him.

and confesseth himself to be the Son of God.

Luke 22:66 And assoone as it was day, the Elders of the people, and the hie Priests and the Scribes came together, and led him into their councill, Luke 22:67 Saying, Art thou that Christ? tell vs; he said vnto them, If I tell you, ye wil not beleeue it. Luke 22:68 And if also I aske you, you will not answere me, nor let me goe. Luke 22:69 Hereafter shall the Sonne of man sit at the right hand of the power of God. Luke 22:70 Then sayd they all, Art thou then ye Sonne of God? And he sayd to them, Ye say, that I am. Luke 22:71 Then sayd they, What neede we any further witnes? for we our selues haue heard it of his owne mouth.

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