Bible: Matthew 26:17-30

The Passover

26:17 Now on the first day of the feast of 1  Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and said, 2 Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover? 3  26:18 He 4  said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I will observe the Passover with my disciples at your house.”’ 26:19 So 5  the disciples did as Jesus had instructed them, and they prepared the Passover. 26:20 When 6  it was evening, he took his place at the table 7  with the twelve. 8  26:21 And while they were eating he said, “I tell you the truth, 9  one of you will betray me.” 10  26:22 They 11  became greatly distressed 12  and each one began to say to him, “Surely not I, Lord? 26:23 He 13  answered, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me 14  will betray me. 26:24 The Son of Man will go as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born.” 26:25 Then 15  Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” Jesus 16  replied, “You have said it yourself.”

The Lord’s Supper

26:26 While 17  they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.” 26:27 And after taking the cup and giving thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, 26:28 for this is my blood, the blood 18  of the covenant, 19  that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 26:29 I 20  tell you, from now on I will not drink of this fruit 21  of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” 26:30 After 22  singing a hymn, 23  they went out to the Mount of Olives.

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