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22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover.
22:2 The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people.
22:3 Satan entered into Judas, who was called Iscariot, being numbered with the twelve.
22:4 He went away, and talked with the chief priests and captains about how he might deliver him to them.
22:5 They were glad, and agreed to give him money.
22:6 He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.
22:8 He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat."
22:9 They said to him, "Where do you want us to prepare?"
22:11 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?"`
22:12 He will show you a large, furnished upper room. Make preparations there."
22:13 They went, found things as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
22:15 He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,
22:16 for I tell you, I will no longer by any means eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
22:17 He received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, "Take this, and share it among yourselves,
22:21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.
22:22 The Son of Man indeed goes, as it has been determined, but woe to that man through whom he is betrayed!"
22:23 They began to question among themselves, which of them it was that would do this thing.
22:24 There arose also a contention among them, which of them was considered to be greatest.
22:26 But not so with you. But one who is the greater among you, let him become as the lesser, and one who is governing, as one who serves.
22:27 For who is greater, one who sits at the table, or one who serves? Isn`t it he who sits at the table? But I am in the midst of you as one who serves.
22:28 But you are those who have continued with me in my temptations.
22:29 I appoint to you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed to me,
22:30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom. You will sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
22:31 The Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat,
22:32 but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn`t fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers."
22:33 He said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death!"
22:34 He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster will by no means crow today, before you deny that you know me three times."
22:35 He said to them, "When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?" They said, "Nothing."
22:36 Then he said to them, "But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword.
22:37 For I tell you that this which is written must still be fulfilled in me: `He was counted with the lawless.` For that which concerns me has an end."
22:38 They said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords." He said to them, "That is enough."
22:39 He came out, and went, as his custom was, to the Mount of Olives. His disciples also followed him.
22:40 When he was at the place, he said to them, "Pray that you don`t enter into temptation."
22:41 He was withdrawn from them about a stone`s throw, and he knelt down and prayed,
22:42 saying, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done."
22:43 An angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him.
22:44 Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground.
22:46 and said to them, "Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation."
22:47 While he was still speaking, behold, a multitude, and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went in front of them. He came near to Jesus to kiss him.
22:48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?"
22:49 When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?"
22:52 Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?
22:56 A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, "This man also was with him."
22:57 He denied Jesus, saying, "Woman, I don`t know him."
22:58 After a little while someone else saw him, and said, "You also are one of them!" But Peter answered, "Man, I am not!"
22:59 After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!"
22:60 But Peter said, "Man, I don`t know what you are talking about!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
22:61 The Lord turned, and looked at Peter. Peter remembered the Lord`s word, how he said to him, "Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times."
22:62 He went out, and wept bitterly.
22:63 The men who held Jesus mocked him and beat him.
22:64 Having blindfolded him, they struck him on the face and asked him, "Prophesy! Who is the one who struck you?"
22:65 They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.
22:67 If you are the Christ, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won`t believe,
22:68 and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go.
22:70 They all said, "Are you then the Son of God?" He said to them, "You say it, because I AM."
22:71 They said, "Why do we need any more witness? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth!