Luke 22:1
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New International Version
Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,

King James Bible
Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the feast of unleavened bread, which [is] called the passover, drew nigh,

World English Bible
Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the Passover, drew near.

Young's Literal Translation
And the feast of the unleavened food was coming nigh, that is called Passover,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The feast of unleavened bread, etc. - See this largely explained, Exodus 23:14 (note); Leviticus 23:2-40 (note), and on Matthew 26:2 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 12:6-23 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month...

Leviticus 23:5,6 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover...

Matthew 26:2 You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

Mark 14:1,2,12 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread...

John 11:55-57 And the Jews' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves...

1 Corinthians 5:7,8 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened...

February 2 Morning
Oh that thou wouldest keep me from evil.--I CHR. 4:10. Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.--The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. The Lord shall preserve thee from
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

The Cross the victory and Defeat of Darkness
'This is your hour, and the power of darkness.' --Luke xxii. 53. The darkness was the right time for so dark a deed. The surface meaning of these pathetic and far-reaching words of our Lord's in the garden to His captors is to point the correspondence between the season and the act. As He has just said, 'He had been daily with them in the Temple,' but in the blaze of the noontide they laid no hands upon Him. They found a congenial hour in the midnight. But the words go a great deal deeper than allusive
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Duty of Constant Communion J. W.
"Do this in remembrance of me." Luke 22:19. It is no wonder that men who have no fear of God should never think of doing this. But it is strange that it should be neglected by any that do fear God, and desire to save their souls; And yet nothing is more common. One reason why many neglect it is, they are so much afraid of "eating and drinking unworthily," that they never think how much greater the danger is when they do not eat or drink it at all. That I may do what I can to bring these well-meaning
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

"And all the unknown joys he gives, Were bought with agonies unknown." Since it would not be possible for any believer, however experienced, to know for himself all that our Lord endured in the place of the olivepress, when he was crushed beneath the upper and the nether mill-stone of mental suffering and hellish malice, it is clearly far beyond the preacher's capacity to set it forth to you. Jesus himself must give you access to the wonders of Gethsemane: as for me, I can but invite you to enter
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 9: 1863

Cross References
Exodus 12:1
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,

Matthew 26:2
"As you know, the Passover is two days away--and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

Mark 14:1
Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.

Mark 14:2
"But not during the festival," they said, "or the people may riot."

John 11:55
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover.

John 13:1
It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

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