Luke 22:31-46 Bible in Basic English

Peter's Denial Foretold

31  Simon, Simon, Satan has made a request to have you, so that he may put you to the test as grain is tested: 32  But I have made prayer for you, that your faith may not go from you: and when you are turned again, make your brothers strong. 33  And he said to him, Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death. 34  And he said, I say to you, Peter, before the cock's second cry today, you will say three times that you have no knowledge of me.

Purse, Scrip, and Sword

35  And he said to them, When I sent you out without money or bag or shoes, were you in need of anything? And they said, Nothing. 36  And he said to them, But now, he who has a money-bag, or a bag for food, let him take it: and he who has not, let him give his coat for money and get a sword. 37  For I say to you that these words will be put into effect in me, And he was numbered among the evil-doers: for what has been said in the Writings about me has an end. 38  And they said, Lord, here are two swords. And he said, It is enough.

Jesus Prays in the Garden

39  And he came out, and went, as his way was, to the Mountain of Olives, and the disciples went with him. 40  And when he came to the place, he said to them, Make a prayer that you may not be put to the test. 41  And he went a little distance away from them and, falling on his knees in prayer, he said, 42  Father, if it is your pleasure, take this cup from me: but still, let your pleasure, not mine, be done. 43  And an angel from heaven came to him, to give him strength. 44  And being in great trouble of soul, the force of his prayer became stronger, and great drops, like blood, came from him, falling to the earth. 45  And, getting up from prayer, he came to the disciples, and saw that they were sleeping for sorrow. 46  And he said, Why are you sleeping? Get up, and give yourselves to prayer, so that you may not be put to the test.


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