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Luke 22:15

    Luke 22:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said to them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, I have had a great desire to keep this Passover with you before I come to my death;

    Webster's Revision

    And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

    World English Bible

    He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 22:15

    With desire I have desired - A Hebraism for, I have desired most earnestly. Our Lord's meaning seems to be, that, having purposed to redeem a lost world by his blood, he ardently longed for the time in which he was to offer himself up. Such love did the holy Jesus bear to the human race. This eucharistic passover was celebrated once, by way of anticipation, before the bloody sacrifice of the victim of salvation, and before the deliverance it was appointed to commemorate; as the figurative passover had been likewise once celebrated before the going out of Egypt, and the deliverance of God's chosen people. Quesnel.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 22:15

    With desire I have desired - This is a Hebrew form of expression, and means "I have greatly desired." The reasons why he desired this we may suppose to have been:

    1. That, as he was about to leave them, he was desirous once of seeing them together, and of partaking with them of one of the religious privileges of the Jewish dispensation. Jesus was "man" as well as God, and he never undervalued the religious rites of his country, or the blessings of social and religious contact; and there is no impropriety in supposing that even he might feel that his human nature might be prepared by the service of religion for his great and terrible sufferings.

    2. He doubtless wished to take an opportunity to prepare "them" for his sufferings, and to impress upon them more fully the certainty that he was about to leave them, that they might be prepared for it.

    3. We may also suppose that he particularly desired it that he might institute for "their" use, and for the edification of all Christians, the supper which is called by his name - "the Lord's Supper." All his sufferings were the expression of love to his people, and he was desirous of testifying "always" his regard for their comfort and welfare.

    Before I suffer - Before I die.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 22:15

    22:15 With desire have I desired - That is, I have earnestly desired it. He desired it, both for the sake of his disciples, to whom he desired to manifest himself farther, at this solemn parting: and for the sake of his whole Church, that he might institute the grand memorial of his death.
    Book: Luke
    Topic: Passover