The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. Luke (Author Luke)

22:1¤ Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the pasch, was at hand.

22:2And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death: but they feared the people.

22:3And Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve.

22:4And he went and discoursed with the chief priests and the magistrates, how he might betray him to them.

22:5And they were glad and covenanted to give him money.

22:6And he promised. And he sought opportunity to betray him in the absence of the multitude.

22:7And the day of the unleavened bread came, on which it was necessary that the pasch should be killed.

22:8And he sent Peter and John, saying: Go, and prepare for us the pasch, that we may eat.

22:9But they said: Where wilt thou that we prepare?

22:10And he said to them: Behold, as you go into the city, there shall meet you a man carrying a pitcher of water: follow him into the house where he entereth in.

22:11And you shall say to the goodman of the house: The master saith to thee: Where is the guest chamber, where I may eat the pasch with my disciples?

22:12And he will shew you a large dining room, furnished. And there prepare.

22:13And they going, found as he had said to them and made ready the pasch.

22:14And when the hour was come, he sat down: and the twelve apostles with him.

22:15And he said to them: With desire I have desired to eat this pasch with you, before I suffer.

22:16For I say to you that from this time I will not eat it, till it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

22:17And having taken the chalice, he gave thanks and said: Take and divide it among you.

22:18For I say to you that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, till the kingdom of God come.

22:19And taking bread, he gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of me.

22:20In like manner, the chalice also, after he had supped, saying: This is the chalice, the new testament in my blood, which shall be shed for you.

22:21But yet behold: the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.

22:22And the Son of man indeed goeth, according to that which is determined: but yet, woe to that man by whom he shall be betrayed.

22:23And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.

22:24And there was also a strife amongst them, which of them should seem to be the greater.

22:25And he said to them: The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that have power over them are called beneficent.

22:26But you not so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger: and he that is the leader, as he that serveth.

22:27For which is greater, he that sitteth at table or he that serveth? Is not he that sitteth at table? But I am in the midst of you, as he that serveth.

22:28And you are they who have continued with me in my temptations:

22:29And I dispose to you, as my Father hath disposed to me, a kingdom;

22:30That you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom: and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

22:31And the Lord said: Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.

22:32But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.

22:33Who said to him: Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death.

22:34And he said: I say to thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, till thou thrice deniest that thou knowest me.

22:35And he said to them: When I sent you without purse and scrip and shoes, did you want anything? But they said: Nothing.

22:36Then said he unto them: But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a scrip: and he that hath not, let him sell his coat and buy a sword.

22:37For I say to you that this that is written must yet be fulfilled in me. And with the wicked was he reckoned. For the things concerning me have an end.

22:38But they said: Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said to them: It is enough.

22:39And going out, he went, according to his custom, to the Mount of Olives. And his disciples also followed him.

22:40And when he was come to the place, he said to them: Pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

22:41And he was withdrawn away from them a stone's cast. And kneeling down, he prayed.

22:42Saying: Father, if thou wilt, remove this chalice from me: but yet not my will, but thine be done.

22:43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.

22:44And being in an agony, he prayed the longer. And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground.

22:45And when he rose up from prayer and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.

22:46And he said to them: Why sleep you? Arise: pray: lest you enter into temptation.

22:47As he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus, for to kiss him.

22:48And Jesus said to him: Judas, dost thou betray the Son of man with a kiss?

22:49And they that were about him, seeing what would follow, said to him: Lord, shall we strike with the sword?

22:50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

22:51But Jesus answering, said: Suffer ye thus far. And when he had touched his ear, he healed him.

22:52And Jesus said to the chief priests and magistrates of the temple and the ancients, that were come unto him: Are ye come out, as it were against a thief, with swords and clubs?

22:53When I was daily with you in the temple, you did not stretch forth your hands against me: but this is your hour and the power of darkness.

22:54And apprehending him, they led him to the high priest's house. But Peter followed afar off.

22:55And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall and were sitting about it, Peter was in the midst of them.

22:56Whom when a certain servant maid had seen sitting at the light and had earnestly beheld him, she said: This man also was with him.

22:57But he denied him, saying: Woman, I know him not.

22:58And after a little while, another seeing him, said: Thou also art one of them. But Peter said: O man, I am not.

22:59And after the space, as it were of one hour, another certain man affirmed, saying: Of a truth, this man was also with him: for he is also a Galilean.

22:60And Peter said: Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, as he was yet speaking, the cock crew.

22:61And the Lord turning looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, as he had said: Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

22:62And Peter going out, wept bitterly.

22:63And the men that held him mocked him and struck him.

22:64And they blindfolded him and smote his face. And they asked him saying: Prophesy: Who is it that struck thee?

22:65And blaspheming, many other things they said against him.

22:66And as soon as it was day, the ancients of the people and the chief priests and scribes came together. And they brought him into their council saying:

22:67If thou be the Christ, tell us. And he saith to them: If I shall tell you, you will not believe me.

22:68And if I shall also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go.

22:69But hereafter the Son of man shall be sitting on the right hand of the power of God.

22:70Then said they all: Art thou then the Son of God? Who said: You say that I am.

22:71And they said: What need we any further testimony? For we ourselves have heard it from his own mouth.

23:1¤ And the whole multitude of them, rising up, led him to Pilate.

23:2And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and saying that he is Christ the king.

23:3And Pilate asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering, said: Thou sayest it.

23:4And Pilate said to the chief priests and to the multitudes: I find no cause in this man.

23:5But they were more earnest, saying: He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee to this place.

23:6But Pilate hearing Galilee, asked if the man were of Galilee?

23:7And when he understood that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him away to Herod, who was also himself at Jerusalem in those days.

23:8And Herod seeing Jesus, was very glad: for he was desirous of a long time to see him, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to see some sign wrought by him.

23:9And he questioned him in many words. But he answered him nothing.

23:10And the chief priests and the scribes stood by, earnestly accusing him.

23:11And Herod with his army set him at nought and mocked him, putting on him a white garment: and sent him back to Pilate.

23:12And Herod and Pilate were made friends, that same day: for before they were enemies one to another.

23:13And Pilate, calling together the chief priests and the magistrates and the people,

23:14Said to them: You have presented unto me this man as one that perverteth the people. And behold I, having examined him before you, find no cause in this man, in those things wherein you accuse him.

23:15No, nor Herod neither. For, I sent you to him: and behold, nothing worthy of death is done to him.

23:16I will chastise him therefore and release him.

23:17Now of necessity he was to release unto them one upon the feast day.

23:18But the whole multitude together cried out, saying: Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:

23:19Who, for a certain sedition made in the city and for a murder, was cast into prison.

23:20And Pilate again spoke to them, desiring to release Jesus.

23:21But they cried again, saying: Crucify him, Crucify him.

23:22And he said to them the third time: Why, what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him. I will chastise him therefore and let him go.

23:23But they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed.

23:24And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

23:25And he released unto them him who for murder and sedition had been cast into prison, whom they had desired. But Jesus he delivered up to their will.

23:26And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country; and they laid the cross on him to carry after Jesus.

23:27And there followed him a great multitude of people and of women, who bewailed and lamented him.

23:28But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children.

23:29For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck.

23:30Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us. And to the hills: Cover us.

23:31For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?

23:32And there were also two other malefactors led with him to be put to death.

23:33And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, they crucified him there: and the robbers, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

23:34And Jesus said: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. But they, dividing his garments, cast lots.

23:35And the people stood beholding. And the rulers with them derided him, saying: He saved others: let him save himself, if he be Christ, the elect of God.

23:36And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar,

23:37And saying: If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

23:38And there was also a superscription written over him in letters of Greek and Latin and Hebrew THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

23:39And one of those robbers who were hanged blasphemed him, saying: If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

23:40But the other answering, rebuked him, saying: Neither dost thou fear God, seeing; thou art under the same condemnation?

23:41And we indeed justly: for we receive the due reward of our deeds. But this man hath done no evil.

23:42And he said to Jesus: Lord, remember me when thou shalt come into thy kingdom.

23:43And Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee: This day thou shalt be with me in paradise.

23:44And it was almost the sixth hour: and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

23:45And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

23:46And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up the ghost.

23:47Now, the centurion, seeing what was done, glorified God, saying: Indeed this was a just man.

23:48And all the multitude of them that were come together to that sight and saw the things that were done returned, striking their breasts.

23:49And all his acquaintance and the women that had followed him from Galilee stood afar off, beholding these things.

23:50And behold there was a man named Joseph who was a counsellor, a good and a just man,

23:51(The same had not consented to their counsel and doings) of Arimathea, a city of Judea: who also himself looked for the kingdom of God.

23:52This man went to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.

23:53And taking him down, he wrapped him in fine linen and laid him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid.

23:54And it was the day of the Parasceve: and the sabbath drew on.

23:55And the women that were come with him from Galilee, following after, saw the sepulchre and how his body was laid.

23:56And returning, they prepared spices and ointments: and on the sabbath day they rested, according to the commandment.

24:1¤ And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

24:2And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre.

24:3And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

24:4And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.

24:5And as they were afraid and bowed down their countenance towards the ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with the dead?

24:6He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when he was yet in Galilee,

24:7Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and the third day rise again.

24:8And they remembered his words.

24:9And going back from the sepulchre, they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.

24:10And it was Mary Magdalen and Joanna and Mary of James and the other women that were with them, who told these things to the apostles.

24:11And these words seemed to them as idle tales: and they did not believe them.

24:12But Peter rising up, ran to the sepulchre and, stooping down, he saw the linen cloths laid by themselves: and went away wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

24:13And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus.

24:14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

24:15And it came to pass that while they talked and reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also, drawing near, went with them.

24:16But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.

24:17And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk and are sad?

24:18And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to him: Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been done there in these days?

24:19To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people.

24:20And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death and crucified him.

24:21But we hoped that it was he that should have redeemed Israel. And now besides all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done.

24:22Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us who, before it was light, were at the sepulchre,

24:23And not finding his body, came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive.

24:24And some of our people went to the sepulchre and found it so as the women had said: but him they found not.

24:25Then he said to them: O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all things, Which the prophets have spoken.

24:26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and so, to enter into his glory?

24:27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures the things that were concerning him.

24:28And they drew nigh to the town whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther.

24:29But they constrained him, saying: Stay with us, because it is towards evening and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them.

24:30And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread and blessed and brake and gave to them.

24:31And their eyes were opened: and they knew him. And he vanished out of their sight.

24:32And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us, whilst he spoke in the way and opened to us the scriptures?

24:33And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were with them,

24:34Saying: The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared to Simon.

24:35And they told what things were done in the way: and how they knew him in the breaking of bread.

24:36Now, whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus stood in the midst of them and saith to them: Peace be to you. It is I: Fear not.

24:37But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a spirit.

24:38And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

24:39See my hands and feet, that it is I myself. Handle, and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me to have.

24:40And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and feet.

24:41But while they yet believed not and wondered for joy, he said: Have you here any thing to eat?

24:42And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish and a honeycomb.

24:43And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he gave to them.

24:44And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled which are written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms, concerning me.

24:45Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.

24:46And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer and to rise again from the dead, the third day:

24:47And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

24:48And you are witnesses of these things.

24:49And I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high.

24:50And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting up his hands, he blessed them.

24:51And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed from them and was carried up to heaven.

24:52And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy.

24:53And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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