Jesus Tells What Will
Happen to Him
(Matthew 26.20-25; Mark 14.17-21; Luke
John 13 21After
Jesus had said these things, he was deeply troubled and
told his disciples, "I tell you for certain that one
of you will betray me." 22They were
confused about what he meant. And they just stared at
favorite disciple was sitting next to him at the meal, 24and
Simon motioned for that disciple to find out which one
Jesus meant. 25So the disciple leaned toward
Jesus and asked, "Lord, which one of us are you
answered, "I will dip this piece of bread in the
sauce and give it to the one I was talking about."
Jesus dipped the bread and gave it to Judas, the son of
Simon Iscariot. 27Right then Satan took
control of Judas.
said, "Judas, go quickly and do what you have to
do." 28No one at the meal understood what
Jesus meant. 29But because Judas was in charge
of the money, some of them thought that Jesus had told
him to buy something they needed for the festival. Others
thought that Jesus had told him to give some money to the
poor. 30Judas took the piece of bread and went
was already night.
The New Command
Judas had gone, Jesus said:
Now the Son of Man will be given glory,
and he will bring glory to God. 32Then,
after God is given glory because of him, God will
bring glory to him, and God will do it very soon.
33My children, I will be
with you for a little while longer. Then you will
look for me, but you won't find me. I tell you just
as I told the people, "You cannot go where I am
going." 34But I am giving you a new
command. You must love each other, just as I have
loved you. 35If you love each other,
everyone will know that you are my disciples.
(Matthew 26.31-35; Mark 14.27-31; Luke
Peter asked, "Lord, where are you going?"
answered, "You can't go with me now, but later on
asked, "Lord, why can't I go with you now? I would
die for you!"
you really die for me?" Jesus asked. "I tell
you for certain that before a rooster crows, you will say
three times that you don't even know me."
2 Chronicles 19 Jehoshaphat
returned safely to his palace in Jerusalem. 2But
the prophet Jehu son of Hanani met him and said:
By helping that wicked Ahab, you have made
friends with someone who hates the LORD.
Now the LORD God is angry at
you! 3But not everything about you is bad.
You destroyed the sacred poles used in worshiping the
goddess Asherah--that shows you have tried to obey
Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges To
lived in Jerusalem, but he often traveled through his
kingdom, from Beersheba in the south to the edge of the
hill country of Ephraim in the north. He talked with the
people and convinced them to turn back to the LORD God and worship him, just as their
ancestors had done.
assigned judges to each of the fortified cities in Judah 6and
Be careful when you make your decisions in
court, because these are the LORD's
people, and he will know what you decide. 7So
do your work in honor of him and know that he won't
allow you to be unfair to anyone or to take bribes.
also chose some Levites, some priests, and some of the
family leaders, and he appointed them to serve as judges
in Jerusalem. 9He told them:
Faithfully serve the LORD!
10The people of Judah will bring you legal
cases that involve every type of crime, including
murder. You must settle these cases and warn the
people to stop sinning against the LORD,
so that he won't get angry and punish Judah.
Remember, if you follow these instructions, you won't
be held responsible for anything that happens.
11Amariah the high
priest will have the final say in any religious case.
And Zebadiah, the leader of the Judah tribe, will
have the final say in all other cases. The rest of
the Levites will serve as your assistants. Be brave,
and I pray that the LORD will
help you do right.
38Yet God was kind.
He kept forgiving their sins and didn't destroy them.
He often became angry, but never lost his temper.
remembered that they were made of flesh
and were like a wind that blows once
and then dies down.
they were in the desert,
they often rebelled and made God sad.
kept testing him
and caused terrible pain for the Holy One of Israel.
forgot about his power
and how he had rescued them from their enemies.
showed them all kinds of wonderful miracles
near Zoan in Egypt.
turned the rivers of Egypt into blood,
and no one could drink from the streams.
sent swarms of flies to pester the Egyptians,
and he sent frogs to cause them trouble.
let worms and grasshoppers eat their crops.
destroyed their grapevines
and their fig trees with hail and floods.
he killed their cattle with hail
and their other animals with lightning.
was so angry and furious that he went into a rage
and caused them great trouble
by sending swarms of destroying angels.
gave in to his anger
and slaughtered them in a terrible way.
killed the first-born son of each Egyptian family.
God led his people out of Egypt
and guided them in the desert like a flock of sheep.
led them safely along, and they were not afraid,
but their enemies drowned in the sea.
brought his people to the sacred mountain
that he had taken by his own power.
made nations run from the tribes of Israel,
and he let the tribes take over their land.