Luke 22:47-71 Bible in Basic English

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  And while he was saying these words, there came a band of people, and Judas, one of the twelve, was in front of them, and he came near to Jesus to give him a kiss. 48  But Jesus said to him, Judas, will you be false to the Son of man with a kiss? 49  And when those who were with him saw what was coming, they said, Lord, may we not make use of our swords? 50  And one of them gave a blow to the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. 51  But Jesus, answering, said, Put up with this, at least. And touching his ear, he made it well. 52  And Jesus said to the chief priests and the captains of the Temple and the rulers, who had come against him, Have you come out as against a thief, with swords and sticks? 53  When I was in the Temple with you every day, your hands were not stretched out against me: but this is your hour, and the authority of the dark power.

Peter Denies Jesus

54  And they made him a prisoner and took him away to the house of the high priest. But Peter went after them at a distance. 55  And a fire was lighted in the middle of the open square, and they were seated together, and Peter was among them. 56  And a certain woman-servant, seeing him in the light of the fire, and looking at him with attention, said, This man was with him. 57  But he said, Woman, it is not true; I have no knowledge of him. 58  And after a little time, another saw him and said, You are one of them; and he said, Man, I am not. 59  And after about an hour, another man said, with decision, Certainly this man was with him, for he is a Galilaean. 60  And Peter said, Man, I have no knowledge of these things of which you are talking. And straight away, while he was saying these words, there came the cry of a cock. 61  And the Lord, turning, gave Peter a look. And the words of the Lord came to Peter's mind, how he had said, This night, before the hour of the cock's cry, you will be false to me three times. 62  And he went out, weeping bitterly.

Jesus Mocked and Beaten

63  And the men in whose hands Jesus was, made sport of him and gave him blows. 64  And, covering his eyes, they said to him, Are you prophet enough to say who gave you that blow? 65  And they said a number of other evil things against him.

Jesus before the Council

66  And when it was day, the rulers of the people came together, with the chief priests and the scribes, and they took him before their Sanhedrin, saying, 67  If you are the Christ, say so. But he said, If I say so you will not have belief; 68  And if I put a question to you, you will not give an answer. 69  But in the future the Son of man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God. 70  And they all said, Are you then the Son of God? and he said, You say that I am. 71  And they said, What more need have we of witness? we have the very words of his mouth.


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