Scripture fulfilled (Lk 22:37-22:37)

“I tell you!

This scripture

Must be fulfilled

In me.

‘He was counted

Among the lawless.


What is written

About me

Is being fulfilled.’”

λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι τοῦτο τὸ γεγραμμένον δεῖ τελεσθῆναι ἐν ἐμοί, τό Καὶ μετὰ ἀνόμων ἐλογίσθη· καὶ γὰρ τὸ περὶ ἐμοῦ τέλος ἔχει.

Luke also had another unique saying of Jesus at this Last Supper meal that was not in the other gospel stories.  Only Luke indicated that Jesus said to them with a solemn pronouncement (λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν) that this scripture (ὅτι τοῦτο τὸ γεγραμμένον) must be fulfilled (δεῖ τελεσθῆναι) in himself (ἐν ἐμοί).  Jesus then cited a verse from Isaiah, chapter 53:12, that he was counted among the lawless, the transgressors, or the wicked (τό Καὶ μετὰ ἀνόμων ἐλογίσθη).  What was written about Jesus (καὶ γὰρ τὸ περὶ ἐμοῦ) would be fulfilled (τέλος ἔχει) or have an ending in Jesus.  In the original Deutero-Isaiah verse, Yahweh, said this righteous suffering servant would make others people righteous, because he bore their iniquities.  Thus, he would be considered with the great ones.  He would give of himself even to death.  Although he was considered a transgressor, he still bore the sins of many.  He made intercession for the transgressors themselves.  Thus, this suffering servant seems to have a happy ending.  Here in Luke, Jesus seemed to equated himself with this suffering servant from Isaiah.  Have you ever felt that you were suffering?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.