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Matthew 26:17–25

Jesus’ Final Passover with the Disciples

17 Now on the first day* of the feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came up to Jesus, saying, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 18 And he said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I am celebrating the Passover with you with my disciples.” ’ 19 And the disciples did as Jesus directed them, and they prepared the Passover. 20 And when it* was evening, he was reclining at table with the twelve disciples.c 21 And while* they were eating he said, “Truly I say to you, that one of you will betray me.” 22 And greatly distressed, each one began to say to him, “Surely I am not he, am I,d Lord?” 23 And he answered and* said, “The one who dips hise hand in the bowl with me—this one will betray me. 24 The Son of Man is going just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if that man had not been born.” 25 And Judas, the one who was betraying him, answered and* said, “Surely I am not he, am I,f Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said it.”*

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