B10 O1 1-7. The Feast. Near. O2 8-13. The Feast. Prepared. O3 14-20. The Feast. Partaken of. O4 21-38. The Feast. Events following.
O1 e 1. The Feast near. f 2. Conspiracy of the chief priests and scribes. f 3-6. Subornation of Judas. e 7. The Feast arrived.
1 Now the feast of unleavened bread was drawing near (cp. Matt. 2617:19. Mark 14:12:16), which is called the Passover (Aramaic, pascha. NOT "EASTER". Correctly translated 24 times in NT. Passover. The 1 time incorrectly translated people jump all over it! "Easter" is not in any of the Greek manuscripts. "Easter" is a heathen deity. It is an offense to God to allow this to continue, i.e commemoration of orgies and rolling of fertility eggs & rabbits = fertility, quick as a bunny. "Easter" is a heathen term, derived from the Saxon goddess Eastre, the same as Astarte, the Syrian Venus, called Ashtoreth in the Old Testament) is always set by the full moon which is on an imperfect calendar. It is chaotic & confusing. By the way the word "Babylon" translated not transliterated = "confusion". Are you a child of the Light of of Darkness? For a more in depth study on this subject, check out - Easter?)
2 And the chief priests and scribes were seeking how they might get rid of Him (Gr. anaire˘ = take up and carry off); for they feared the people. (Therefore their aim was to take Him secretly, and evade a public trial.)
3 Then entered Satan (see Matt. 4:10) into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. (See Matt. 1.)
4 And he having gone away, communed with the chief priests and captains (officers of the Levitical Temple guards. Cp. Jer. 20:1. Acts 4:1), how he might deliver Him up to them.
5 And they rejoiced (because that promise to solve their difficulty), and agreed to give him money.
6 And he promised (for his part. See Prov. 16:1,9,33), and sought opportunity (implying the difficulty) to betray Him to them without a crowd.
7 Then came near (for the preparation had not yet been made) the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. (see events and dates before and the day of Passover)
O2 g 8. Command. Made ready. h 9. Their question. "Where?" h 10-12. His answer. g 13. Obedience. Made ready.
8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat [it]." (not the Lamb, but the Feast.)
9 And they said to Him, "Where will You that we prepare?"
10 And He said to them, "Behold, when you are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water (An unusual sight. They might have met many men carrying wine-shins, and women carrying pitchers, but not a man carrying a "pitcher"); follow him into the house where he enters in.
11 And you shall say to the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, 'Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with My disciples?' '
12 And that one shall show you a large upper room furnished (probably the same room as of Acts 1:13 and 2:1. Strewed with divans and cushions): there make ready."
13 And they went, and found even as He had said to them: and they made ready the passover.
O3 P1 i1 14,15. Desire. k1 16. The reason. P2 i2 17. The Cup. k2 18. The reason. P3 i3 19-. The Bread. k3 -19. The reason. P4 i4 20-. The Cup. k4 -20. The reason.
14 And when the hour had come to pass (i.e. had arrived. Cp. Matt. 26:20. Mark 14:17), He reclined, and the twelve apostles with Him. (This is supplimentary. Matthew and Mark have "the twelve" only.)
15 And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this passover (not the eating of the Lamb, but the feast which preceded it = this as a Passover) with you before I suffer:
16 For I say to you, I will by no means any more eat of it, until it may be fulfilled (which it would have soon been, had the nation repented) in the kingdom of God."
17 And He took the cup (put for the wine in it), and gave thanks, and said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
18 For I say to you, I will not drink from the produce of the vine (i.e. the wine), until the kingdom of God may have come."
19 And He took bread (a thin flat hard biscuit, which was broken, and not cut), and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave to them, saying, (Cp. Matt. 26:-26. Mark 14:22-26. 1 Cor. 11:23-25)
"This represents my body which is being given on your behalf: this do for My memorial."
20 Likewise the cup also after supper, saying,
"This cup represents the new covenant in My blood (see Heb. 9:14-23. Blood has nothing to do with a "will" or "testament", but it has with a covenant), which is shed for you.
O4 Q 21-23. Prediction. Betrayal. (Judas.) R 24-30. Kingdom. Establishment anticipated. Q 31-34. Prediction. Denial. (Peter.) R 35-38. Kingdom. Rejection anticipated.
21 But, behold, the hand of him that is delivering Me up is with Me on the table. (The 1st warning.)
22 And truly the Son of man goes, According as it has been determined (see Acts 2:23; 3:18;4:27,28): but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!"
23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that was about to do this thing.
24 And there happened a love of dispute also among them, which of them should be accounted the greater.
25 And He said to them, "The kings of the nations lord it over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. (See Matt. 20:25. The subjects of the kings think the king is really something. After all, he is the "head duck". Listen to the wisdom of Christ.)
26 But you shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that be the leader, as he that does serve. (See note on "minister", Matt. 20:26. Cp. Phil. 2:7)
27 For whether is greater, he that reclines at meat, or he that serves? is not he that reclines at meat? but I am in the midst of you as he that serves. (Those that serve God receive the greatest power of all. The Son of God spiritually feeds us with the Word.)
28 You are they which have continued with Me in My trials.
29 And I assign to you a kingdom, even as My Father has appointed to Me; (The Kingdom of God is promised to those that serve the Father. You see, the power we are talking about is to be used against the enemy, not each other. We are all servants.)
30 That you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Fantastic! Spiritually, God's table is huge. There is a seat at that table for each of His children that deserves one. Even the disciples had to be careful not to let their egos get carried away with the power. You also need to be on guard. Satan's favorite trick is to utilize your ego against you. Use the power humbly and wisely. Always remember, it really isn't your power at all.)
31 And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: (To get rid of the corn. The Lord "winnows" to get rid of the chaff. Cp. Matt. 3:12. 1 Pet. 5:8,9.)
32 But I have prayed concerning you (Simon), that your faith (not Simon himself) fail not: and you, when you have once turned again, strengthen your brethren."
33 And he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You, both into prison, and into death."
34 And He said, "I tell you, Peter (the Lord addressed him as such, only here, and Matt. 16:18, to remind him of his weakness. He mentions him in Mark 16:7), a cock shall not crow today, before that you shall thrice deny that you know Me."
R l 35. Time past. Directions connected with the Proclamation. m 36. Time present. New directions given. The former abrogated. l 37. Time past. Reasons for old directions. m 38. Time present. New directions obeyed.
35 And He said to them, "When I sent you without purse (see 9:2,5), and scrip (see Matt. 10:10), and shoes, lacked you any thing?" And they said, "Nothing."
36 Then said He to them, "But now, he that has a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that has not money, let him sell his garment, and buy a sword. (Showing that precepts given when the kingdom was being proclaimed, no longer held good when it had been rejected.)
37 For I say to you, that this that stands written (see Isa. 53:12) must yet be accomplished in Me, 'And He was reckoned with the transgressors:' for the things concerning Me have an end."
38 And they said, "Lord, behold, here are two swords." And He said to them, "It is enough."
D S 39,40. Prayer. Disciples exhorted to. T 41-. Disciples. Withdrawal from. U -41,42. Prayer to His Father. V 43. Angelic ministrant. U 44. Prayer to His Father. T 45. Disciples. Return to. S 46. Prayer. Disciples exhorted to.
39 And He came out, and went, according to custom, to the mount of Olives; and His disciples (the 11) also followed Him.
40 And when He was at the oil-press, He said to them, "Pray that you enter not into temptation."
41 And He Himself was parted from them about a stone's cast,
and knelt down, and prayed,
42 Saying, "Father, if it be Your intention, remove this cup from Me (this cup is the cup of wrath poured out just before His return on the Lord's Day): nevertheless not My desire, but Yours, be done."
43 And there appeared an angel (as after the Temptation [Matt. 4:11]) to Him from heaven, strengthening Him.
44 And becoming (implying increased intensity) in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the earth.
45 And when He rose up from prayer, and was come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow,
46 And said to them, "Why sleep you? rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation."
C W1 22:47-23:49. Death, and events leading up to. W2 23:50-56. Burial. W3 24:1-12. Resurrection.
W1 X 22:47-65. Conspiracy. Effected. Y 22:66-23:23. Led away to trial. Z 23:24,25. Pilate's sentence. Y 23:26-32. Led away to death. X 23:33-49. Conspiracy. Completed.
X A 47-54-. Judas. Treachery and arrest. B -54-. In the high priest's house. A -54-62. Peter's denials. B 63-65. In the high priest's house.
A C 47. Betrayal. D 48. The Lord. Remonstrance to the Betrayer. E n 49. Interposition by the Disciples. o 50. Ear smitten. E n 51-. Interposition of the Lord. o -51. Ear healed. D 52,53. The Lord. Remonstrance to the Captors. C 54-. Arrested.
(Verses 47-55. Cp. Matt. 26:47-55. Mark 14:43-52) 47 And while He was yet speaking, behold a crowd, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, was going before them, and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him.
48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas, do you deliver up the Son of man with a kiss?"
49 When they which were around Him saw what was about to happen, they said to Him, "Lord, shall we smite with the sword?"
50 And one of them smote the servant (the well-known servant Malchus [John 18:10]) of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.
51 And Jesus answered and said, "Suffer you thus far." And He touched his ear,
and healed him. (Added by Luke. See 6:17)
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests (the heads of the 24 courses), and captains of the temple (see Matt. 23:16), and the elders, which were come against Him, "Be you come out, as against a robber (see Matt. 27:36), with swords and staves?
53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth not hands against Me: but this is your hour, and [the hour of] the authority of darkness." (See Eph. 6:12. Col. 1:13; and cp. Heb. 2:14. Those that betray Him besides Judas. Satan's hour. Rev. 7:9.)
(Verses 54-60. Cp. 26:57-75. Mark 14:53-72.) 54 Then seized they Him,
and led Him, and brought Him into the high priest's house.
A F1 -54-60-. Peter's Fall. F2 -60-62. Peter's Repentance.
F1 p1 -54-55. Peter following. q1 56. Recognition by a maid. p2 57. Peter's denial. q2 58-. Recognition by another. p3 -58. Peter's denial. q3 59. Recognized by another. p4 60-. Peter's denial.
And Peter was followed afar off.
55 And when they had lighted a fire in the midst of the court, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them. (He was trying to blend in, but he was dressed as a Nazarene.)
56 But a certain maid saw him as he sat at the light, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, "This one also was with Him."
57 And he denied him, saying, "Woman, I know Him not."
58 And after a little while different one saw him, and said, "You also are of them."
And Peter said, "Man, I am not."
59 And about the space of one hour after a certain other confidently affirmed, saying, "Upon a truth this fellow also was with Him: for he is a Galilaean."
60 And Peter said, "Man, I know not what you say."
F2 r -60. Event. A cock crowing. s 61-. The Lord's look. r -61-. Event. A cock crowing. s -61,62. The Lord's word.
And on the spot, while he was yet speaking, a cock crew.
61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. (He was very aware even though being tormented. He was bound; and to speak aloud was out of the question.)
And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to Him,
"Before the cock crow, you shall deny Me thrice." (See v.32. When you are converted or revered, comfort the others to accomplish gathering of Christians. Why did this happen? There will be a time when you are delivered up. It can be a little discerning. Many things happened even after the crucifixion to the disciples as a warning to you. Take heed that we are not playing church, especially in this generation of the fig tree. Christianity is a reality, so pay attention to events Christ would teach you through passion placed upon Him for our benefit to warn us. We are not going to deny Him. There's no way a true Christian will deny Him in this end generation. This is an example set forth to give you courage to understand the weakness of man in the flesh; whereby you stay in the spirit, that you think in the spirit, that you act in the spirit.)
62 And Peter went outside, and wept bitterly.
63 And the men that held Jesus were mocking Him, smiting Him.
64 And when they had covered Him (Gr. perikalupt˘. Only here; Mark 14:65. Heb. 9:4), they struck Him on the face (still covered. hit Him from behind and asked which one of us did it?), and kept asking Him, saying, "Prophesy, who is it that smote You?" (Wait until they are disciplined!)
65 And many different things blasphemously said they to Him. (Your family will be doing some of these things when you stand up against this one that is their so-called Jesus - Satan.)
Y G1 22:66. Led before the Sanhedrin. H1 22:67-71. Examination. G2 23:1. Led before Pilate. H2 23:2-6. Examination. G3 23:7. Sent to Herod. H3 23:8-11-. Examination. G4 23:-11,12. Sent back to Pilate. H4 23:13-23. Compromise proposed.
66 (Satan's number) And as soon as it became day, the assembly of the elders (see Acts 22:5) of the people both chief priests and scribes came together, and led Him into their council, saying, (These are NOT appointed by God. "Religious" people had captured Yahshua)
67 "If You are the Messiah? tell us." And He said to them, "If I tell you (implying "which I do not"), you will not believe:
68 And if I ask [you] also, you will not answer Me, nor let Me go.
69 From henceforth (as in 1:48; 5:10. John 1:51) shall the Son of man be seated at the right hand of the power (Gr. dunamis, were our word "dynamite" comes from) of God." (See Ps. 110.)
70 Then said they all, "Are You then the Son of God?" And He said to them, "You say that I am." (He didn't say it. A Hebraism, denoting a strong affirmation.)
71 And they said, "Why have we still need of testimony? for we ourselves heard of His own mouth." (They are lying. That's what they wanted to hear!)