Matthew 26:17-30

The Lord's Supper

17 It was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The disciples came to Jesus. They asked, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?"
18 He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house with my disciples." ' "
19 So the disciples did what Jesus had told them to do. They prepared the Passover meal.
20 When evening came, Jesus was at the table with the Twelve.
21 While they were eating, he said, "What I'm about to tell you is true. One of you will hand me over to my enemies."
22 The disciples became very sad. One after the other, they began to say to him, "It's not I, Lord, is it?"
23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will hand me over.
24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."
25 Judas was the one who was going to hand him over. He said, "It's not I, Rabbi, is it?" Jesus answered, "Yes. It is you."
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to his disciples and said, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."
27 Then he took the cup. He gave thanks and handed it to them. He said, "All of you drink from it.
28 This is my blood of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many.
29 Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won't drink wine with you again until the day I drink it with you in my Father's kingdom."
30 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.

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Matthew 26:17-30 In-Context

15 He asked, "What will you give me if I hand Jesus over to you?" So they counted out 30 silver coins for him.
16 From then on, Judas watched for the right time to hand Jesus over to them.
17 It was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The disciples came to Jesus. They asked, "Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?"
18 He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man. Tell him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover at your house with my disciples." ' "
19 So the disciples did what Jesus had told them to do. They prepared the Passover meal.
20 When evening came, Jesus was at the table with the Twelve.
21 While they were eating, he said, "What I'm about to tell you is true. One of you will hand me over to my enemies."
22 The disciples became very sad. One after the other, they began to say to him, "It's not I, Lord, is it?"
23 Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will hand me over.
24 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But how terrible it will be for the one who hands over the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."
25 Judas was the one who was going to hand him over. He said, "It's not I, Rabbi, is it?" Jesus answered, "Yes. It is you."
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks and broke it. He handed it to his disciples and said, "Take this and eat it. This is my body."
27 Then he took the cup. He gave thanks and handed it to them. He said, "All of you drink from it.
28 This is my blood of the new covenant. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many.
29 Here is what I tell you. From now on, I won't drink wine with you again until the day I drink it with you in my Father's kingdom."
30 Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Jesus told them, "This very night you will all turn away because of me. It is written that the Lord said, " 'I will strike the shepherd down. Then the sheep of the flock will be scattered.' (Zechariah 13:7)
32 But after I rise from the dead, I will go ahead of you into Galilee."
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