Luke 22:31-46 New Living Translation

Peter's Denial Foretold

31  "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat. 32  But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers." 33  Peter said, "Lord, I am ready to go to prison with you, and even to die with you." 34  But Jesus said, "Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me."

Purse, Scrip, and Sword

35  Then Jesus asked them, "When I sent you out to preach the Good News and you did not have money, a traveler's bag, or an extra pair of sandals, did you need anything?" "No," they replied. 36  "But now," he said, "take your money and a traveler's bag. And if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one! 37  For the time has come for this prophecy about me to be fulfilled: 'He was counted among the rebels.' Yes, everything written about me by the prophets will come true." 38  "Look, Lord," they replied, "we have two swords among us." "That's enough," he said.

Jesus Prays in the Garden

39  Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. 40  There he told them, "Pray that you will not give in to temptation." 41  He walked away, about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42  "Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine." 43  Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. 44  He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. 45  At last he stood up again and returned to the disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted from grief. 46  "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation."

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