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23 I have handed down to you what came to me by direct revelation from the Lord himself. The same night in which he was handed over,[a] he took bread 24 and gave thanks. Then he distributed it to the disciples and said, “Take it and eat your fill.[b] It is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” 25 He did the same with the cup of wine after supper and said, “This cup seals the new covenant with my blood. Drink it—and whenever you drink this, do it to remember me.”

26 Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are retelling the story, proclaiming our Lord’s death until he comes.

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Footnotes

  1. 11:23 Or “betrayed.” Paul is using a play on words in the Greek text. He “handed down” to us the instructions for the Lord’s Table, but the Lord was “handed over” to his accusers.
  2. 11:24 As translated from the Aramaic, which means “Eat and be satisfied.”