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Luke 22

Preparing the Passover

1Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people [who listened devotedly to His teaching, and who respected His spiritual wisdom].

Then Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve [disciples]. And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him and hand Him over to them. They were delighted and agreed with him to give him money. So he consented, and began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them [at a time when He was] separated from the crowd [because the people might riot or stop them from seizing Him].

Then came the preparation day of [a]Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us, so that we may eat it.” They asked Him, “Where do You want us to prepare it?” 10 He replied, “When you have entered the city, a [b]man carrying an earthen jar of water will meet you; follow him into the house that he enters. 11 And say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ 12 Then he will show you a large upstairs room, furnished [with carpets and dining couches]; prepare the meal there.” 13 They left and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.

The Lord’s Supper

14 When the hour [for the meal] had come, Jesus reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. 15 He said to them, “I have earnestly wanted to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I say to you, I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And when He had taken a cup and [c]given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; 18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And when He had taken bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup, which is poured out for you, is the new covenant [ratified] in My blood. 21 But listen, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table. 22 For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe (judgment is coming) to that man by whom He is betrayed and handed over!” 23 And they began to discuss among themselves which one of them it might be who was going to do this.

Who Is Greatest?

24 Now a dispute also arose among them as to which of them was regarded to be the greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles have absolute power and lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’ 26 But it is not to be this way with you; on the contrary, the one who is the greatest among you must become like the youngest [and least privileged], and the [one who is the] leader, like the servant. 27 For who is the greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

28 “You are those who have remained and have stood by Me in My trials; 29 and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you [the privilege] 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 “Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has demanded permission to sift [all of] you like grain; 32 but I have prayed [especially] for you [Peter], that your faith [and confidence in Me] may not fail; and you, once you have turned back again [to Me], strengthen and support your brothers [in the faith].” 33 And Peter said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison and to death!” 34 Jesus said, “I say to you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will [utterly] deny three times that you know Me.”

35 And He said to them, “When I sent you out without a money belt and [provision] bag and [extra] sandals, did you lack anything?” They answered, “Nothing.” 36 Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money belt is to take it along, and also his [provision] bag, and he who has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this [Scripture] which is written must be completed and fulfilled in Me: ‘And He was counted with the criminals’; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment [and is settled].” 38 They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”

The Garden of Gethsemane

39 And He came out and went, as was His habit, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed Him. 40 When He arrived at the place [called Gethsemane], He said to them, “Pray continually that you may not fall into temptation.” 41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup [of divine wrath] from Me; yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.” 43 [d]Now an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony [deeply distressed and anguished; almost to the point of death], He prayed more intently; and His [e]sweat became like drops of blood, falling down on the ground. 45 When He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow, 46 and He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not fall into temptation.”

Judas Betrays Jesus

47 While He was still speaking, a crowd came, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve [disciples], was leading the way for them. He approached Jesus to [f]kiss Him. 48 And Jesus said to him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49 When those who were around Him saw what was about to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with the sword?” 50 And [g]one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus replied, “Stop! No more of this.” And He touched the ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders [of the Sanhedrin] who had come out against Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against a robber? 53 Day after day when I was with you in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power and authority of darkness are yours.”

Peter’s Denials

54 Then they seized Him, and led Him away and brought Him to the [elegant] house of the [Jewish] [h]high priest. And Peter was following at a [safe] distance. 55 After they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat among them. 56 And a servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight and looking intently at him, said, “This man was with Him too.” 57 But Peter denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him!” 58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You are one of them too.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!” 59 After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, “This man was with Him, for he is a Galilean too.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly [deeply grieved and distressed].

63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking and ridiculing Him [and treating Him with contempt] and beating Him. 64 They blindfolded Him and asked, “Prophesy, who is it that struck You?” 65 And they were saying many other [evil and slanderous] things against Him, blaspheming [speaking sacrilegiously and abusively about] Him.

Jesus before the Sanhedrin

66 When day came, the Council of the elders of the people (Sanhedrin, Jewish High Court) assembled, both chief priests and scribes; and they led Jesus away to the council chamber, saying, 67 “If You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe [what I say], 68 and if I ask a question, you will not answer. 69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 And they all said, “Are You the Son of God, then?” He replied, [i]It is just as you say.” 71 Then they asked, “What further need of testimony do we have? For we ourselves have heard it from His own mouth.”

Notas al pie

  1. Luke 22:7 This remembrance lasted eight days. The Passover lambs were selected on the tenth of Nisan (March/April) and sacrificed on the fourteenth of Nisan (the first day of the feast). The Passover meal was eaten that same night (15 Nisan). This was immediately followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread (15-21 Nisan). The terms “Passover” and “The Feast of Unleavened Bread” were used interchangeably.
  2. Luke 22:10 It would have been unusual to see a manservant carrying a jar of water, because that was considered a woman’s task.
  3. Luke 22:17 Giving thanks consisted of two benedictions, one over the wine (Blessed are You, Lord our God, who has created the fruit of the vine!) and one for the return of the Feast Day with all it implied, as well as being allowed once more to witness it.
  4. Luke 22:43 This particular encounter between Jesus and the ministering angel is found only in Luke’s gospel. Most early mss do not contain vv 43, 44.
  5. Luke 22:44 A potentially life-threatening physical response to extreme physical or mental stress, hematidrosis.
  6. Luke 22:47 A kiss on either the hand or cheek was usually an act of homage and a common gesture of greeting and reverence given to a rabbi by his disciples, but done here to identify Jesus.
  7. Luke 22:50 John names Peter as the assailant and Malchus as the victim.
  8. Luke 22:54 See note 3:2.
  9. Luke 22:70 Lit You say that I am.

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Lucas 22

Judas acuerda traicionar a Jesús

1Se aproximaba la fiesta de los Panes sin levadura, llamada la Pascua. Los jefes de los sacerdotes y los maestros de la ley buscaban algún modo de acabar con Jesús, porque temían al pueblo. Entonces entró Satanás en Judas, uno de los doce, al que llamaban Iscariote. Este fue a los jefes de los sacerdotes y a los capitanes del templo para tratar con ellos cómo les entregaría a Jesús. Ellos se alegraron y acordaron darle dinero. Él aceptó, y comenzó a buscar una oportunidad para entregarles a Jesús cuando no hubiera gente.

La última cena

Cuando llegó el día de la fiesta de los Panes sin levadura, en que debía sacrificarse el cordero de la Pascua, Jesús envió a Pedro y a Juan, diciéndoles:

—Vayan a hacer los preparativos para que comamos la Pascua.

—¿Dónde quieres que la preparemos? —le preguntaron.

10 —Miren —contestó él—: al entrar ustedes en la ciudad les saldrá al encuentro un hombre que lleva un cántaro de agua. Síganlo hasta la casa en que entre, 11 y díganle al dueño de la casa: “El Maestro pregunta: ¿Dónde está la sala en la que voy a comer la Pascua con mis discípulos?” 12 Él les mostrará en la planta alta una sala amplia y amueblada. Preparen allí la cena.

13 Ellos se fueron y encontraron todo tal como les había dicho Jesús. Así que prepararon la Pascua.

14 Cuando llegó la hora, Jesús y sus apóstoles se sentaron a la mesa. 15 Entonces les dijo:

—He tenido muchísimos deseos de comer esta Pascua con ustedes antes de padecer, 16 pues les digo que no volveré a comerla hasta que tenga su pleno cumplimiento en el reino de Dios.

17 Luego tomó la copa, dio gracias y dijo:

—Tomen esto y repártanlo entre ustedes. 18 Les digo que no volveré a beber del fruto de la vid hasta que venga el reino de Dios.

19 También tomó pan y, después de dar gracias, lo partió, se lo dio a ellos y dijo:

—Este pan es mi cuerpo, entregado por ustedes; hagan esto en memoria de mí.

20 De la misma manera tomó la copa después de la cena, y dijo:

—Esta copa es el nuevo pacto en mi sangre, que es derramada por ustedes. 21 Pero sepan que la mano del que va a traicionarme está con la mía, sobre la mesa. 22 A la verdad el Hijo del hombre se irá según está decretado, pero ¡ay de aquel que lo traiciona!

23 Entonces comenzaron a preguntarse unos a otros quién de ellos haría esto.

24 Tuvieron además un altercado sobre cuál de ellos sería el más importante. 25 Jesús les dijo:

—Los reyes de las naciones oprimen a sus súbditos, y los que ejercen autoridad sobre ellos se llaman a sí mismos benefactores. 26 No sea así entre ustedes. Al contrario, el mayor debe comportarse como el menor, y el que manda como el que sirve. 27 Porque, ¿quién es más importante, el que está a la mesa o el que sirve? ¿No lo es el que está sentado a la mesa? Sin embargo, yo estoy entre ustedes como uno que sirve. 28 Ahora bien, ustedes son los que han estado siempre a mi lado en mis pruebas. 29 Por eso, yo mismo les concedo un reino, así como mi Padre me lo concedió a mí, 30 para que coman y beban a mi mesa en mi reino, y se sienten en tronos para juzgar a las doce tribus de Israel.

31 »Simón, Simón, mira que Satanás ha pedido zarandearlos a ustedes como si fueran trigo. 32 Pero yo he orado por ti, para que no falle tu fe. Y tú, cuando te hayas vuelto a mí, fortalece a tus hermanos».

33 —Señor —respondió Pedro—, estoy dispuesto a ir contigo tanto a la cárcel como a la muerte.

34 —Pedro, te digo que hoy mismo, antes de que cante el gallo, tres veces negarás que me conoces.

35 Luego Jesús dijo a todos:

—Cuando los envié a ustedes sin monedero ni bolsa ni sandalias, ¿acaso les faltó algo?

—Nada —respondieron.

36 —Ahora, en cambio, el que tenga un monedero, que lo lleve; así mismo, el que tenga una bolsa. Y el que nada tenga, que venda su manto y compre una espada. 37 Porque les digo que tiene que cumplirse en mí aquello que está escrito: “Y fue contado entre los transgresores”.[a] En efecto, lo que se ha escrito de mí se está cumpliendo.[b]

38 —Mira, Señor —le señalaron los discípulos—, aquí hay dos espadas.

—¡Basta! —les contestó.

Jesús ora en el monte de los Olivos

39 Jesús salió de la ciudad y, como de costumbre, se dirigió al monte de los Olivos, y sus discípulos lo siguieron. 40 Cuando llegaron al lugar, les dijo: «Oren para que no caigan en tentación». 41 Entonces se separó de ellos a una buena distancia,[c] se arrodilló y empezó a orar: 42 «Padre, si quieres, no me hagas beber este trago amargo;[d] pero no se cumpla mi voluntad, sino la tuya». 43 Entonces se le apareció un ángel del cielo para fortalecerlo. 44 Pero, como estaba angustiado, se puso a orar con más fervor, y su sudor era como gotas de sangre que caían a tierra.[e]

45 Cuando terminó de orar y volvió a los discípulos, los encontró dormidos, agotados por la tristeza. 46 «¿Por qué están durmiendo? —les exhortó—. Levántense y oren para que no caigan en tentación».

Arresto de Jesús

47 Todavía estaba hablando Jesús cuando se apareció una turba, y al frente iba uno de los doce, el que se llamaba Judas. Este se acercó a Jesús para besarlo, 48 pero Jesús le preguntó:

—Judas, ¿con un beso traicionas al Hijo del hombre?

49 Los discípulos que lo rodeaban, al darse cuenta de lo que pasaba, dijeron:

—Señor, ¿atacamos con la espada?

50 Y uno de ellos hirió al siervo del sumo sacerdote, cortándole la oreja derecha.

51 —¡Déjenlos! —ordenó Jesús.

Entonces le tocó la oreja al hombre, y lo sanó. 52 Luego dijo a los jefes de los sacerdotes, a los capitanes del templo y a los ancianos, que habían venido a prenderlo:

—¿Acaso soy un bandido,[f] para que vengan contra mí con espadas y palos? 53 Todos los días estaba con ustedes en el templo, y no se atrevieron a ponerme las manos encima. Pero ya ha llegado la hora de ustedes, cuando reinan las tinieblas.

Pedro niega a Jesús

54 Prendieron entonces a Jesús y lo llevaron a la casa del sumo sacerdote. Pedro los seguía de lejos. 55 Pero luego, cuando encendieron una fogata en medio del patio y se sentaron alrededor, Pedro se les unió. 56 Una criada lo vio allí sentado a la lumbre, lo miró detenidamente y dijo:

—Este estaba con él.

57 Pero él lo negó.

—Muchacha, yo no lo conozco.

58 Poco después lo vio otro y afirmó:

—Tú también eres uno de ellos.

—¡No, hombre, no lo soy! —contestó Pedro.

59 Como una hora más tarde, otro lo acusó:

—Seguro que este estaba con él; miren que es galileo.

60 —¡Hombre, no sé de qué estás hablando! —replicó Pedro.

En el mismo momento en que dijo eso, cantó el gallo. 61 El Señor se volvió y miró directamente a Pedro. Entonces Pedro se acordó de lo que el Señor le había dicho: «Hoy mismo, antes de que el gallo cante, me negarás tres veces». 62 Y saliendo de allí, lloró amargamente.

Los soldados se burlan de Jesús

63 Los hombres que vigilaban a Jesús comenzaron a burlarse de él y a golpearlo. 64 Le vendaron los ojos, y le increpaban:

—¡Adivina quién te pegó!

65 Y le lanzaban muchos otros insultos.

Jesús ante Pilato y Herodes

66 Al amanecer, se reunieron los ancianos del pueblo, tanto los jefes de los sacerdotes como los maestros de la ley, e hicieron comparecer a Jesús ante el Consejo.

67 —Si eres el Cristo, dínoslo —le exigieron.

Jesús les contestó:

—Si se lo dijera a ustedes, no me lo creerían 68 y, si les hiciera preguntas, no me contestarían. 69 Pero de ahora en adelante el Hijo del hombre estará sentado a la derecha del Dios Todopoderoso.

70 —¿Eres tú, entonces, el Hijo de Dios? —le preguntaron a una voz.

—Ustedes mismos lo dicen.

71 —¿Para qué necesitamos más testimonios? —resolvieron—. Acabamos de oírlo de sus propios labios.

Notas al pie

  1. 22:37 Is 53:12
  2. 22:37 En efecto … cumpliendo. Lit. Porque lo que es acerca de mí tiene fin.
  3. 22:41 a una buena distancia. Lit. como a un tiro de piedra.
  4. 22:42 no … amargo. Lit. quita de mí esta copa.
  5. 22:44 Var. no incluye vv. 43 y 44.
  6. 22:52 bandido. Alt. insurgente.