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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Luke 22:1-71

22  Now the festival of the unfermented cakes, the so-called Passover,+ was getting near.  Also, the chief priests and the scribes were seeking the effective way for them to get rid of him,+ for they were in fear of the people.+  But Satan entered into Judas, the one called Is·car′i·ot, who was numbered among the twelve;+  and he went off and talked with the chief priests and [temple] captains about the effective way to betray him to them.+  Well, they rejoiced and agreed to give him silver money.+  So he consented, and he began to seek a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.+  The day of the unfermented cakes now arrived, on which the passover [victim] must be sacrificed;+  and he dispatched Peter and John, saying: “Go and get the passover ready+ for us to eat.”  They said to him: “Where do you want us to get [it] ready?” 10  He said to them:+ “Look! When YOU enter into the city a man carrying an earthenware vessel of water will meet YOU. Follow him into the house into which he enters.+ 11  And YOU must say to the landlord of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you: “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples?”’+ 12  And that [man] will show YOU a large upper room furnished. Get [it] ready there.”+ 13  So they departed and found it just as he had said to them, and they got the passover ready.+ 14  At length when the hour came, he reclined at the table, and the apostles with him.+ 15  And he said to them: “I have greatly desired to eat this passover with YOU before I suffer; 16  for I tell YOU, I will not eat it again until it becomes fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”+ 17  And, accepting a cup,+ he gave thanks and said: “Take this and pass it from one to the other among yourselves; 18  for I tell YOU, From now on I will not drink again from the product of the vine until the kingdom of God arrives.”+ 19  Also, he took a loaf,+ gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means* my body+ which is to be given in YOUR behalf.+ Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”+ 20  Also, the cup+ in the same way after they had the evening meal, he saying: “This cup means the new covenant+ by virtue of my blood,+ which is to be poured out in YOUR behalf.*+ 21  “But, look! the hand of my betrayer+ is with me at the table.+ 22  Because the Son of man is going his way according to what is marked out;+ all the same, woe to that man through whom he is betrayed!”+ 23  So they started to discuss among themselves the question of which of them would really be the one that was about to do this.+ 24  However, there also arose a heated dispute among them over which one of them seemed to be greatest.+ 25  But he said to them: “The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those having authority over them are called Benefactors.+ 26  YOU, though, are not to be that way.+ But let him that is the greatest among YOU become as the youngest,+ and the one acting as chief as the one ministering.*+ 27  For which one is greater, the one reclining at the table or the one ministering? Is it not the one reclining at the table? But I am in YOUR midst as the one ministering.+ 28  “However, YOU are the ones that have stuck+ with me in my trials;+ 29  and I make a covenant with YOU, just as my Father has made a covenant+ with me, for a kingdom,+ 30  that YOU may eat+ and drink at my table in my kingdom,+ and sit on thrones+ to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. 31  “Simon, Simon, look! Satan+ has demanded to have YOU men to sift YOU as wheat.+ 32  But I have made supplication+ for you that your faith may not give out; and you, when once you have returned, strengthen+ your brothers.” 33  Then he said to him: “Lord,* I am ready to go with you both into prison and into death.”+ 34  But he said: “I tell you, Peter, A cock will not crow today until you have three times denied knowing me.”+ 35  He also said to them: “When I sent+ YOU forth without purse and food pouch and sandals, YOU did not want for anything, did YOU?” They said: “No!”* 36  Then he said to them: “But now let the one that has a purse take it up, likewise also a food pouch; and let the one having no sword sell his outer garment and buy one. 37  For I tell YOU that this which is written must be accomplished in me, namely, ‘And he was reckoned with lawless ones.’+ For that which concerns me is having an accomplishment.”+ 38  Then they said: “Lord,* look! here are two swords.” He said to them: “It is enough.” 39  On going out he went as customarily to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed him.+ 40  Having come to the place he said to them: “Carry on prayer, that YOU do not enter into temptation.”+ 41  And he himself drew away from them about a stone’s throw, and bent his knees and began to pray, 42  saying: “Father, if you wish, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, let, not my will,+ but yours take place.”+ 43  Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.+ 44  But getting into an agony he continued praying more earnestly;+ and his sweat became as drops of blood falling to the ground.*+ 45  And he rose from prayer, went to the disciples and found them slumbering from grief;+ 46  and he said to them: “Why are YOU sleeping? Rise and carry on prayer, that YOU do not enter into temptation.”+ 47  While he was yet speaking, look! a crowd, and the [man] called Judas, one of the twelve, was going before them;+ and he approached Jesus to kiss him.+ 48  But Jesus said to him: “Judas, do you betray the Son of man with a kiss?”+ 49  When those about him saw what was going to happen, they said: “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”+ 50  A certain one of them even did strike the slave of the high priest and took off his right ear.+ 51  But in reply Jesus said: “LET it go as far as this.” And he touched the ear and healed him.+ 52  Jesus then said to the chief priests and captains of the temple and older men that had come there for him: “Did YOU come out with swords and clubs as against a robber?+ 53  While I was with YOU in the temple+ day after day YOU did not stretch out YOUR hands against me.+ But this is YOUR hour+ and the authority+ of darkness.”+ 54  Then they arrested him and led+ him off and brought him into the house of the high priest;+ but Peter was following at a distance.+ 55  When they lit a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter was sitting in among them.+ 56  But a certain servant girl saw him sitting by the bright fire and looked him over and said: “This man also was with him.”+ 57  But he denied+ it,* saying: “I do not know him, woman.”+ 58  And after a short time another person seeing him said: “You also are one of them.” But Peter said: “Man, I am not.”+ 59  And after about an hour intervened a certain other [man] began insisting strongly: “For a certainty this [man] also was with him; for, in fact, he is a Gal·i·le′an!”+ 60  But Peter said: “Man, I do not know what you are saying.” And instantly, while he was yet speaking, a cock crowed.+ 61  And the Lord turned and looked upon Peter, and Peter recalled the utterance of the Lord when he said to him: “Before a cock crows today you will disown me three times.”+ 62  And he went outside and wept bitterly.+ 63  Now the men that had him* in custody began to make fun+ of him, hitting+ him;+ 64  and after covering him over they would ask and say: “Prophesy. Who is it that struck you?”+ 65  And they went on saying many other things in blasphemy+ against him. 66  At length when it became day, the assembly of older men of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together,+ and they haled him into their San′he·drin hall,* saying:+ 67  “If you are the Christ,+ tell us.” But he said to them: “Even if I told YOU, YOU would not believe it at all.+ 68  Moreover, if I questioned YOU, YOU would not answer at all.+ 69  However, from now on the Son of man+ will be sitting at the powerful right+ hand* of God.”+ 70  At this they all said: “Are you, therefore, the Son of God?” He said to them: “YOU yourselves are saying+ that I am.” 71  They said: “Why do we need further witness?+ For we ourselves have heard [it] out of his own mouth.”+


Or, “is,” in the sense of signifying, importing, representing. See Mt 26:26 ftn.
“Which is to be given . . . poured out in your behalf,” P75אABWVgSyh,pArm; DIt omit these words of vss 19, 20.
Or, “serving.”
Or, “Master.”
Lit., “For nothing!”
Or, “Master.”
Vss 43, 44 are contained in א*DVgSyc,h,hi,pArm; P75אcABWSys omit.
“Him,” AD*VgSyh.
“Him,” אBDItVg; ASyp, “Jesus.”
Or, “their Sanhedrin.”
Or, “at the right hand of the power.”