Luke 22:1-30 Bible in Basic English

The Plot against Jesus

22 1  Now the feast of unleavened bread was near, which is called the Passover. 2  And the chief priests and the scribes were looking for a chance to put him to death, but they went in fear of the people. 3  And Satan came into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve. 4  And he went away and had a discussion with the chief priests and the rulers, about how he might give him up to them. 5  And they were glad, and undertook to give him money. 6  And he made an agreement with them to give him up to them, if he got a chance, when the people were not present.

Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples

7  And the day of unleavened bread came, when the Passover lamb is put to death. 8  And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make the Passover ready for us, so that we may take it. 9  And they said to him, Where are we to get it ready? 10  And he said to them, When you go into the town you will see a man coming to you with a vessel of water; go after him into the house into which he goes. 11  And say to the master of the house, The Master says, Where is the guest-room, where I may take the Passover with my disciples? 12  And he will take you up to a great room with a table and seats: there make ready. 13  And they went, and it was as he had said: and they made the Passover ready. 14  And when the time had come, he took his seat, and the Apostles with him. 15  And he said, I have had a great desire to keep this Passover with you before I come to my death; 16  For I say to you, I will not take it till it is made complete in the kingdom of God. 17  And he took a cup and, having given praise, he said, Make division of this among yourselves; 18  For I say to you, I will not take of the fruit of the vine till the kingdom of God has come. 19  And he took bread and, having given praise, he gave it to them when it had been broken, saying, This is my body, which is given for you: do this in memory of me. 20  And in the same way, after the meal, he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new testament, made with my blood which is given for you.

21  But the hand of him who is false to me is with me at the table. 22  For it will be done to the Son of man after the purpose of God, but unhappy is that man by whom he is given up. 23  And they were wondering among themselves which of them it was who would do this thing.

The Dispute about Greatness

24  And there was an argument among them about which of them was the greatest. 25  And he said, The kings of the Gentiles are lords over them, and those who have authority are given names of honour. 26  But let it not be so with you; but he who is greater, let him become like the younger; and he who is chief, like a servant. 27  For which is greater, the guest who is seated at a meal or the servant who is waiting on him? is it not the guest? but I am among you as a servant. 28  But you are those who have kept with me through my troubles; 29  And I will give you a kingdom as my Father has given one to me, 30  So that you may take food and drink at my table in my kingdom, and be seated like kings, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


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