Jesus answered, "The one who hands me over is someone I eat with daily, one who passes me food at the table.
In one sense the Son of Man is entering into a way of treachery well-marked by the Scriptures - no surprises here. In another sense that man who turns him in, turns traitor to the Son of Man - better never to have been born than do this!"
Then Judas, already turned traitor, said, "It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?" Jesus said, "Don't play games with me, Judas."
During the meal, Jesus took and blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples: Take, eat. This is my body.
Taking the cup and thanking God, he gave it to them: Drink this, all of you.
This is my blood, God's new covenant poured out for many people for the forgiveness of sins.
"I'll not be drinking wine from this cup again until that new day when I'll drink with you in the kingdom of my Father."
They sang a hymn and went directly to Mount Olives.
Then Jesus told them, "Before the night's over, you're going to fall to pieces because of what happens to me. There is a Scripture that says, I'll strike the shepherd; helter-skelter the sheep will be scattered.
But after I am raised up, I, your Shepherd, will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee."
Peter broke in, "Even if everyone else falls to pieces on account of you, I won't."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)