Luke 22 in the King James Version of the Bible is a passage that tells the story of the Last Supper, in which Jesus shared a meal with his disciples before his betrayal and arrest.
The passage begins with Jesus and his disciples preparing to celebrate the Passover feast in Jerusalem. As they were eating, Jesus took bread and gave thanks for it, saying, "Take, eat; this is my body." He then took a cup of wine and said, "Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins."
In this passage, Jesus is instituting the sacrament of Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper. Through this rite, believers in Jesus remember his sacrifice and death on the cross, and participate in his body and blood through the bread and wine.
After the Last Supper, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray and was later arrested and taken to be tried before the Jewish council and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Despite being falsely accused, Jesus willingly suffered and died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of humanity.
In this passage, we see the depth of Jesus' love for his disciples and for all people. He knew that his arrest and execution were imminent, yet he willingly chose to lay down his life for us. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus reconciled humanity with God and provided a way for us to be forgiven and restored to a right relationship with him.
Luke 22 is a powerful reminder of Jesus' love and sacrifice, and it encourages us to follow his example and love others selflessly.
LUKE CHAPTER 22 KJV
The influence of the divine nature withdrew for the present, and then, as to his human nature, he was for a little while lower than the angels, and was capable of receiving help from them. We should pray also to be enabled to resist unto the shedding of our blood, striving against sin, if ever called to it. It was an expostulating look. Yet he did not have the courage for a clear association with Jesus, and therefore he followed at a distance. And Peter, as he had not the courage to own the charge, so he had not the wit and presence of mind to turn it off, as he might have done many ways, and therefore flatly and plainly denies it: Woman, I know him not. The Treachery of Judas. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
Being in agony, He prayed more earnestly: In His agony, Jesus prayed more earnestly, to the point where His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Do this in memory of me. Those who go upon Christ's word, need not fear disappointment. He that has once told a lie, is strongly tempted to persist: the beginning of that sin, like strife, is as the letting forth of water. What further need do we have of witnesses? LK 22:51 And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far.
The treachery of Judas. Christ wore none himself, but he was not against his disciples' wearing them. ·It was important to demonstrate that the proper reply to hate is not more hate, but love. About as long before that feast as they began to make preparation for it, here was preparation making for our Passover's being offered for us. Here are three things not in the other evangelists.
Luke takes notice of the question Christ asked him, which we have not in the other evangelists: Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? If they have that which is confessedly the greater honour, of being benefactors, let them despise the less, of being rulers. Who is the one who struck You? Peter, how art thou fallen and undone if I do not help thee! It was the devil's work, who thought hereby to ruin Christ's undertaking, to have broken his head; but it proved only the bruising of his heel. The Lord turned and looked upon Peter. The Plot to Kill Jesus 22 Now 2 And 3 4 So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him to them. He called himself the Son of man, referring to Daniel's vision of the Son of man that came near before the Ancient of days, that Son of man, he was also the Son of God. How inconsistent is this with that in the sweet waters and bitter proceeding at the same time out of the same fountain.
He was now about to leave them, but was very desirous to eat this passover with them before he suffered, as if the comfort of that would carry him the more cheerfully through his sufferings, and make them the easier to him. They must therefore expect troubles, and must not think now to have such an easy and comfortable life as they had had; no, the scene will alter. Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread : This must have been a very moving commemoration for Jesus. In this chapter we have, I. The Lord turned and looked upon Peter. How he was accused and condemned by the great sanhedrim, consisting of the elders of the people, the chief priests, and the scribes, who were all up betimes, and got together as soon as it was day, about five of the clock in the morning, to prosecute this matter.
God gave his Son a kingdom among men, the gospel church, of which he is the living, quickening, ruling, Head. The breaking of Christ's body as a sacrifice for us, is therein brought to our remembrance by the breaking of bread. His fall itself was disclaiming all acquaintance with Christ, and relation to him, disowning him because he was now in distress and danger. The shedding of Christ's blood, by which the atonement was made, is represented by the wine in the cup. The Passover created a nation; a slave mob was freed from Egypt and became a nation.
When he was not delivered from his sufferings, yet he was strengthened and supported under them, and that was equivalent. We say, Juniores ad labores, seniores ad honores—Let the young work, and the aged receive their honours. There is an hour appointed me to reckon for it. With fervent desire I have desired: This was a passionate moment for Jesus. This cup he took, according to the custom, and gave thanks for the deliverance of Israel out of Egypt, and the preservation of their first-born, and then said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves, v.
But he directed them thus, to teach them to depend upon the conduct of Providence, and to follow that, step by step. It was the sin-bearing sacrifice that allowed the judgment of God to pass over the household that believed. Rise, and pray, lest yee enter into temptation. LK 22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. Jesus woke them and encouraged them to pray. That Jesus knelt down proves the violence of His struggle in Gethsemane.
LUKE 22:32 KJV "But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."
He therefore went himself, and made the motion to them, v. He has the authority to establish a new covenant , sealed with blood, even as the old covenant was sealed with blood Exodus 24:8. It was a significant look; it signified the conveying of grace to Peter's heart, to enable him to repent. The grace of God works in and by the word of God, brings that to mind, and sets that home upon the conscience, and so gives the soul the happy turn. LK 22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
LUKE 22:19 KJV "And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is..."
Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! ·It was important to demonstrate His trust in God the Father, that God would vindicate Him and He did not need to defend Himself. The agony did not come from any lack of desire to do the will of God, but because Jesus would go to the cross as a sacrifice for sins. He reinterpreted them in Himself, and the focus was no longer on the suffering of Israel in Egypt, but on the sin-bearing suffering of Jesus on their behalf. See what the dispute was: Which of them should be accounted the greatest. Many instances there are, of Christ's being betrayed by those who, under the form of godliness, fight against the power of it. How Christ excused the blow: Suffer ye thus far, v. And he said unto them, It is enough.