Matthew 26:17-30

The Passover with the Disciples

17 a  Now on b  the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 18He said, Go into the city to a certain man and say to him c  ‘The Teacher says d  My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” 19And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.

20 e  When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.
Some manuscripts add disciples
21And as they were eating g  he said, Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” 23He answered, h  “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. 24The Son of Man goes i  as it is written of him, but j  woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! k  It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” 25Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I l  Rabbi?” He said to him, m  You have said so.”

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

26 n  Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and o  after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; p  this is my body.” 27And he took a cup, and when he q  had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, Drink of it, all of you, 28for r  this is my s  blood of the
Some manuscripts insert new
covenant, which is poured out for u  many v  for the forgiveness of sins.
29I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you w  in my Father’s kingdom.”

Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial

30 x  And when they had sung a hymn y  they went out to z  the Mount of Olives.
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