Luke 22:31-46 The Message Bible

Peter's Denial Foretold

31  "Simon, stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. 32  Simon, I've prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start." 33  Peter said, "Master, I'm ready for anything with you. I'd go to jail for you. I'd die for you!" 34  Jesus said, "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, Peter, but before the rooster crows you will have three times denied that you know me."

Purse, Scrip, and Sword

35  Then Jesus said, "When I sent you out and told you to travel light, to take only the bare necessities, did you get along all right?" "Certainly," they said, "we got along just fine." 36  He said, "This is different. Get ready for trouble. Look to what you'll need; there are difficult times ahead. Pawn your coat and get a sword. 37  What was written in Scripture, 'He was lumped in with the criminals,' gets its final meaning in me. Everything written about me is now coming to a conclusion." 38  They said, "Look, Master, two swords!" But he said, "Enough of that; no more sword talk!"

Jesus Prays in the Garden

39  Leaving there, he went, as he so often did, to Mount Olives. The disciples followed him. 40  When they arrived at the place, he said, "Pray that you don't give in to temptation." 41  He pulled away from them about a stone's throw, knelt down, and prayed, 42  "Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?" 43  At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. 44  He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face. 45  He got up from prayer, went back to the disciples and found them asleep, drugged by grief. 46  He said, "What business do you have sleeping? Get up. Pray so you won't give in to temptation."

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