Jesus Eats with His Disciples
.17-25; Luke 22.7-14,21-23; John 13.21-30)
12 It was the first day of the Festival of Thin Bread, and the Passover lambs were being killed. Jesus' disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to prepare the Passover meal?”
Jesus said to two of the disciples, “Go into the city, where you will meet a man carrying a jar of water.
k 14.13 a man carrying a jar of water: A male slave carrying water could mean that the family was rich.
and when he goes into a house, say to the owner, ‘Our teacher wants to know if you have a room where he can eat the Passover meal with his disciples.’
The owner will take you upstairs and show you a large room furnished and ready for you to use. Prepare the meal there.”
16 The two disciples went into the city and found everything just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover meal.
While Jesus and the twelve disciples were eating together that evening, he said, “The one who will betray me is now eating with me.”
19 This made the disciples sad, and one after another they said to Jesus, “You surely don't mean me!”
20 He answered, “It is one of you twelve men who is eating from this dish with me.
21 The Son of Man will die, just as the Scriptures say. But it is going to be terrible for the one who betrays me. That man would be better off if he had never been born.”
The Lord's Supper
22 During the meal Jesus took some bread in his hands. He blessed the bread and broke it. Then he gave it to his disciples and said, “Take this. It is my body.”
Jesus picked up a cup of wine and gave thanks to God. He gave it to his disciples, and they all drank some.
Then he said, “This is my blood, which is poured out for many people, and with it God makes his agreement.
From now on I will not drink any wine, until I drink new wine in God's kingdom.”
Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.