Luke 22:31-46 World English Bible

Peter's Denial Foretold

31  The Lord said, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat, 32  but I prayed for you, that your faith wouldn’t fail. You, when once you have turned again, establish your brothers [1].” 33  He said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death!” 34  He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will by no means crow today until you deny that you know me three times.”

Purse, Scrip, and Sword

35  He said to them, “When I sent you out without purse, and wallet, and shoes, did you lack anything?”

They said, “Nothing.” 36  Then he said to them, “But now, whoever has a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet. Whoever has none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword. 37  For I tell you that this which is written must still be fulfilled in me: ‘He was counted with transgressors.’ [2] For that which concerns me has an end.” 38  They said, “Lord, behold, here are two swords.”

He said to them, “That is enough.”

Jesus Prays in the Garden

39  He came out, and went, as his custom was, to the Mount of Olives. His disciples also followed him. 40  When he was at the place, he said to them, “Pray that you don’t enter into temptation.” 41  He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and he knelt down and prayed, 42  saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43  An angel from heaven appeared to him, strengthening him. 44  Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. 45  When he rose up from his prayer, he came to the disciples, and found them sleeping because of grief, 46  and said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”


[1] 22:32 The word for “brothers” here may be also correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”

[2] 22:37 Isaiah 53:12

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