12On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover? 13So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? 15He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there. 16So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal.
17When it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18And when they had taken their places and were eating, Jesus said, Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me. 19They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another, Surely, not I? 20He said to them, It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the bowl with me. 21For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born.
22While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, Take; this is my body. 23Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. 24He said to them, This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27And Jesus said to them, You will all become deserters; for it is written,
I will strike the shepherd,28But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee. 29Peter said to him, Even though all become deserters, I will not. 30Jesus said to him, Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times. 31But he said vehemently, Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you. And all of them said the same.
and the sheep will be scattered.
The New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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