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Jesus Tells Who Will Be Against Him (Mt. 26:20-25; Mk. 14:17-21; Lk. 22:21-23)

21After Jesus said these things, he felt very troubled. Jesus said openly, "I tell you the truth. One of you will be against me." 22Jesus' followers all looked at each other. They did not understand who the person was that Jesus was talking about. 23One of the followers was next to Jesus and was leaning close to him. This was the follower that Jesus loved. 24Simon Peter made signs to this follower to ask Jesus who the person was that he was talking about. 25That follower leaned closer to Jesus and asked, "Lord, who is it that will be against you?" 26Jesus answered, "I will dip this bread into the dish. The man I give it to is the man that will turn against me." So Jesus took a piece of bread. He dipped it and gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27When Judas took the bread, Satan (the devil) entered him. Jesus said to Judas. "The thing that you will do--do it quickly!" 28None of the men at the table understood why Jesus said this to Judas. 29Judas was the one that kept the money box [for the group]. So some of the followers thought that Jesus meant for Judas to go and buy some things they needed for the feast. Or they thought that Jesus wanted Judas to go give something to the poor people. 30Judas accepted the bread Jesus gave him. Then Judas went out. It was night.

Jesus Talks About His Death

31When Judas was gone, Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man* receives his glory. And God receives glory through the Son of Man. 32If God receives glory through him, then God will give glory to the Son through himself. God will give him glory quickly." 33Jesus said, "My children, I will be with you only a short time more. You will look for me. And what I told the Jews, I tell you now: Where I am going you cannot come. 34"I give you a new command: Love each other. You must love each other like I loved you. 35All people will know that you are my followers if you love each other."

Jesus Says that Peter Will Deny Him (Mt. 26:31-35; Mk. 14:27-31; Lk. 22:31-34)

36Simon Peter asked Jesus, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered, "Where I am going you cannot follow now. But you will follow later." 37Peter asked, "Lord, why can't I follow you now? I am ready to die for you!" 38Jesus answered, "Will you really give your life for me? I tell you the truth. Before the rooster crows, you will say three times that you don't know me."

Son of Man A name Jesus used for himself. In Dan. 7:13-14, this is the name for the Messiah, the one God chose to save his people.

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