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Luke 22

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

1Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.

The Last Supper

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

10 He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, 11 and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”

17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.[a] 21 But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. 22 The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!” 23 They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this.

24 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. 25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. 28 You are those who have stood by me in my trials. 29 And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, 30 so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”

33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”

34 Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.”

35 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”

“Nothing,” they answered.

36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’[b]; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”

38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”

“That’s enough!” he replied.

Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives

39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” 43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.[c]

45 When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. 46 “Why are you sleeping?” he asked them. “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.”

Jesus Arrested

47 While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”

49 When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, “Lord, should we strike with our swords?” 50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear.

51 But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs? 53 Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour—when darkness reigns.”

Peter Disowns Jesus

54 Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. 55 And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. 56 A servant girl saw him seated there in the firelight. She looked closely at him and said, “This man was with him.”

57 But he denied it. “Woman, I don’t know him,” he said.

58 A little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.”

“Man, I am not!” Peter replied.

59 About an hour later another asserted, “Certainly this fellow was with him, for he is a Galilean.”

60 Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” 62 And he went outside and wept bitterly.

The Guards Mock Jesus

63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. 64 They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” 65 And they said many other insulting things to him.

Jesus Before Pilate and Herod

66 At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. 67 “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.”

Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, 68 and if I asked you, you would not answer. 69 But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.”

70 They all asked, “Are you then the Son of God?”

He replied, “You say that I am.”

71 Then they said, “Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.”


  1. Luke 22:20 Some manuscripts do not have given for you … poured out for you.
  2. Luke 22:37 Isaiah 53:12
  3. Luke 22:44 Many early manuscripts do not have verses 43 and 44.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Luka 22

Yudasi Avomera Kumupereka Yesu

1Phwando la buledi wopanda yisiti lotchedwa Paska litayandikira, akulu a ansembe ndi aphunzitsi amalamulo amafunafuna mpata woti amuphere Yesu, pakuti ankachita mantha ndi anthu. Kenaka Satana analowa mwa Yudasi, wotchedwa Isikarioti, mmodzi wa khumi ndi a iwiriwo. Ndipo Yudasi anapita kwa akulu a ansembe ndi akulu oyangʼanira Nyumba ya Mulungu ndi kukambirana nawo za mmene iye angaperekere Yesu. Iwo anakondwa ndipo anagwirizana zomupatsa ndalama. Iye anavomera, ndipo anayamba kufunafuna mpata wabwino wakuti amupereke Yesu kwa iwo pamene panalibe gulu la anthu pafupi.

Paska Womaliza

Kenaka linafika tsiku la buledi wopanda yisiti pamene mwana wankhosa wa Paska amaperekedwa nsembe. Yesu anatuma Petro ndi Yohane nati, “Pitani kukatikonzera Paska kuti tikadye.”

Iwo anafunsa kuti, “Kodi mukufuna tikakonzere kuti?”

10 Iye anayankha kuti, “Taonani, mukamalowa mu mzinda, mudzakumana ndi mwamuna atanyamula mtsuko wamadzi. Mulondoleni ku nyumba imene akalowe, 11 ndipo mukamuwuze mwini nyumbayo kuti, ‘Aphunzitsi kufunsa kuti, chili kuti chipinda cha alendo, kumene Ine ndi ophunzira anga tikadyere Paska?’ 12 Iyeyo adzakuonetsani chipinda chachikulu chapamwamba, chokhala ndi zonse. Kachiteni zokonzekera mʼmenemo.”

13 Iwo anapita nakapeza zinthu monga mmene Yesu anawawuzira. Tsono anakonza Paska.

Za Mgonero wa Ambuye

14 Ora litakwana, Yesu ndi ophunzira ake anakhala pa tebulo. 15 Ndipo Iye anawawuza kuti, “Ine ndakhala ndikuyembekezera kudya Paska uyu ndi inu ndisanamve zowawa. 16 Pakuti Ine ndikukuwuzani kuti sindidzadyanso Paska wina mpaka Paskayi itakwaniritsidwa mu ufumu wa Mulungu.”

17 Atanyamula chikho, Iye anayamika ndipo anati, “Tengani ndipo patsiranani pakati panu. 18 Pakuti ndikukuwuzani kuti, Ine sindidzamwanso zochokera ku chipatso cha mphesa mpaka ufumu wa Mulungu utabwera.”

19 Ndipo Iye anatenga buledi, nayamika ndipo anamunyema, nagawira iwo nati, “Ili ndi thupi langa lomwe laperekedwa kwa inu; muzichita zimenezi pokumbukira Ine.”

20 Chimodzimodzinso, utatha mgonero, anatenga chikho nati, “Chikho ichi ndi pangano latsopano la magazi anga, amene akhetsedwa chifukwa cha inu. 21 Koma dzanja la amene akundipereka Ine lili pamodzi ndi langa pa chakudya pano. 22 Mwana wa Munthu apita monga mmene zinalembedwera, koma tsoka kwa munthu amene amupereka Iye.” 23 Iwo anayamba kufunsana pakati pawo kuti ndi ndani wa iwo amene akanachita ichi.

Mkangano Pakati pa Ophunzira

24 Komanso mkangano unabuka pakati pawo kuti ndani mwa iwo amene amaganiziridwa kukhala wamkulu. 25 Yesu anawawuza kuti, “Mafumu a anthu a mitundu ina amaonetsa mphamvu za ufumu wawo pa anthuwo; ndipo amene ali ndi ulamuliro, amapatsidwa dzina la kuti ‘Opindula.’ 26 Koma inu simuyenera kukhala choncho. Mʼmalo mwake, wamkulu pakati panu akhale ngati wamngʼono pa onse, ndipo iye amene alamulira akhale ngati wotumikira. 27 Pakuti wamkulu ndani, iye amene ali pa tebulo kapena iye amene akutumikira? Kodi si iye amene ali pa tebulo? Koma ndili pakati panu ngati mmodzi wokutumikirani. 28 Inu ndinu amene mwayima nane mʼmayesero. 29 Ndipo Ine ndikupatsani inu ufumu, monga momwe Atate anga anandipatsiranso Ine, 30 kuti inu muthe kudya ndi kumwa pa tebulo langa mu ufumu wanga ndi kukhala pa mipando yaufumu kuweruza mafuko khumi ndi awiri a Israeli.”

Yesu Aneneratu kuti Petro Adzamukana

31 “Simoni, Simoni, Satana wapempha kuti akupete ngati tirigu. 32 Koma Ine ndakupempherera Simoni, kuti chikhulupiriro chako chisafowoke ndipo pamene udzabwerera kwa Ine, udzalimbikitse abale ako.”

33 Koma iye anayankha kuti, “Ambuye, ndine wokonzeka kupita nanu ku ndende ndi kufa komwe.”

34 Yesu anayankha kuti, “Ine ndikukuwuza Petro, tambala asanalire lero lino, udzandikana katatu kuti sukundidziwa Ine.”

35 Kenaka Yesu anawafunsa iwo kuti, “Ine nditakutumizani wopanda chikwama cha ndalama, thumba kapena nsapato, kodi inu munasowa kanthu?”

Iwo anayankha kuti, “Palibe chimene tinasowa.”

36 Iye anawawuza kuti, “Koma tsopano ngati muli ndi chikwama cha ndalama, chitengeni, ndiponso thumba. Ndipo ngati mulibe lupanga, gulitsani mkanjo wanu ndi kugula. 37 Zalembedwa kuti, ‘Ndipo Iye anawerengedwa pamodzi ndi anthu ochimwa,’ ndipo Ine ndikuwuzani kuti izi ziyenera kukwaniritsidwa mwa Ine. Inde, zimene zinalembedwa za Ine, zikukwaniritsidwa.”

38 Ophunzira anati, “Taonani Ambuye, awa malupanga awiri.”

Iye anayankha kuti, “Amenewa akwanira.”

Yesu Apemphera ku Phiri la Olivi

39 Yesu anapitanso monga mwa masiku onse ku Phiri la Olivi, ndipo ophunzira ake anamutsatira Iye. 40 Atafika pamalopo, Iye anawawuza kuti, “Pempherani kuti musagwe mʼmayesero.” 41 Iye anapita patsogolo pangʼono patali ngati kuponya mwala, anagwada napephera kuti, 42 “Atate ngati mukufuna chotsereni chikho ichi. Komatu muchite zimene mukufuna osati zimene ndikufuna ine.” 43 Mngelo wochokera kumwamba anafika namulimbikitsa. 44 Ndipo mopsinjika mtima, anapemphera moona mtima, ndipo thukuta lake linali ngati madontho a magazi akugwera pansi.

45 Iye atamaliza kupemphera, ndi kubwerera kwa ophunzira ake, anawapeza atagona atafowoka ndi chisoni. 46 Iye anafunsa kuti, Nʼchifukwa chiyani mukugona? “Dzukani ndipo pempherani kuti inu musagwe mʼmayesero.”

Amugwira Yesu

47 Pamene Iye ankayankhulabe, gulu la anthu linabwera, ndipo munthu wotchedwa Yudasi, mmodzi wa khumi ndi awiriwo analitsogolera. Iye anamuyandikira Yesu kuti amupsompsone. 48 Koma Yesu anamufunsa kuti, “Yudasi, kodi ukupereka Mwana wa Munthu ndi mpsopsono?”

49 Otsatira Yesu ataona zimene zimati zichitike, anati, “Ambuye, kodi timenyane ndi malupanga athu?” 50 Ndipo mmodzi wa iwo anatema wantchito wamkulu wa ansembe, nadula khutu lake lamanja.

51 Koma Yesu anayankha kuti, “Zisachitikenso zimenezi!” Ndipo Iye anakhudza khutu la munthuyo ndi kumuchiritsa.

52 Kenaka Yesu anafunsa akulu a ansembe, akuluakulu oyangʼanira Nyumba ya Mulungu ndi akuluakulu ena amene anabwerawo kuti, “Kodi Ine ndikutsogolera gulu lowukira kuti mubwere ndi malupanga ndi zibonga? 53 Tsiku lililonse ndinali nanu mʼmabwalo a mʼNyumba ya Mulungu ndipo inu simunandigwire. Koma iyi ndi nthawi yanu pamene mdima ukulamulira.”

Petro Akana Yesu

54 Pamenepo anamugwira Iye, napita naye ndipo anamutengera ku nyumba ya mkulu wa ansembe. Petro anamutsatira patali. 55 Koma pamene anasonkha moto pakati pa bwalo la milandu, anakhala onse pansi ndipo Petro anakhalanso pansi. 56 Mtsikana wantchito anamuona atakhala nawo pafupi ndi moto. Iye anamuyangʼanitsitsa ndipo anati, “Munthu uyu anali ndi Yesu.”

57 Koma Petro anakana nati, “Mtsikana, ine sindimudziwa ameneyu.”

58 Patatha kanthawi pangʼono, wina wake anamuona ndipo anati, “Iwenso ndiwe mmodzi mwa iwo.”

Petro anayankha kuti, “Munthu iwe, ayi sindine.”

59 Patatha pafupifupi ora limodzi, munthu winanso anati, “Zoonadi, munthu uyu anali ndi Iye, pakuti ndi mu Galileya.”

60 Petro anayankha kuti, “Munthu iwe, sindikudziwa zimene ukunena apa.” Pamene iye ankayankhula, tambala analira. 61 Ambuye anachewuka namuyangʼanitsitsa Petro. Pamenepo Petro anakumbukira mawu amene Ambuye anayankhula kwa iye kuti, “Asanalire tambala lero lino, udzandikana Ine katatu.” 62 Ndipo iye anapita panja nakalira kwambiri.

Asilikali Amuchita Chipongwe Yesu

63 Anthu amene ankalonda Yesu anayamba kumuchita chipongwe ndi kumumenya. 64 Anamumanga mʼmaso ndi kumufunsa kuti, “Tanenera! Wakumenya iwe ndi ndani?” 65 Ndipo iwo anamunena zachipongwe zambiri.

Yesu Pamaso pa Pilato ndi Herode

66 Kutacha, bungwe la akuluakulu, pamodzi ndi akulu a ansembe ndi aphunzitsi amalamulo, anakumana pamodzi, ndipo anamuyika Yesu patsogolo pawo. 67 Iwo anati, “Tiwuze, ngati ndiwe Khristu.”

Yesu anayankha kuti, “Ine nditakuwuzani simungandikhulupirire. 68 Ine nditakufunsani inu, simungandiyankhe. 69 Koma kuyambira tsopano, Mwana wa Munthu adzakhala ku dzanja lamanja la Mulungu wamphamvu.”

70 Onse anafunsa kuti, “Ndiye kuti ndiwe Mwana wa Mulungu?”

Iye anayankha kuti, “Mwanena ndinu kuti Ndine.”

71 Pamenepo iwo anati, “Nanga tikufuniranjinso umboni wina? Ife tamva kuchokera pa milomo yake.”