Luke 22:47-71 World English Bible

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

47  While he was still speaking, behold, a multitude, and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He came near to Jesus to kiss him. 48  But Jesus said to him, “Judas, do you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49  When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said to him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50  A certain one of them struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear. 51  But Jesus answered, “Let me at least do this”—and he touched his ear, and healed him. 52  Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and elders, who had come against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53  When I was with you in the temple daily, you didn’t stretch out your hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

Peter Denies Jesus

54  They seized him, and led him away, and brought him into the high priest’s house. But Peter followed from a distance. 55  When they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard, and had sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56  A certain servant girl saw him as he sat in the light, and looking intently at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57  He denied Jesus, saying, “Woman, I don’t know him.” 58  After a little while someone else saw him, and said, “You also are one of them!”

But Peter answered, “Man, I am not!” 59  After about one hour passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, “Truly this man also was with him, for he is a Galilean!” 60  But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you are talking about!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61  The Lord turned, and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the Lord’s word, how he said to him, “Before the rooster crows you will deny me three times.” 62  He went out, and wept bitterly.

Jesus Mocked and Beaten

63  The men who held Jesus mocked him and beat him. 64  Having blindfolded him, they struck him on the face and asked him, “Prophesy! Who is the one who struck you?” 65  They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.

Jesus before the Council

66  As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes, and they led him away into their council, saying, 67  “If you are the Christ, tell us.”

But he said to them, “If I tell you, you won’t believe, 68  and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go. 69  From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70  They all said, “Are you then the Son of God?”

He said to them, “You say it, because I am.” 71  They said, “Why do we need any more witness? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth!”


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