He replied, "As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters,11and say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'12He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there."13
They left and found things just as Jesus had told them.1 So they prepared the Passover.
When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles2 reclined at the table.315
And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.416For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."517
After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, "Take this and divide it among you.18For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."19
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it,6 and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."20
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant7 in my blood, which is poured out for you.