Mark 14:12-26 New Life Version (NLV)
Getting Ready for the Special Supper
12 The first day of the supper of bread without yeast was the day to kill an animal. It was for the special religious gathering to remember how the Jews left Egypt. His followers said to Jesus, “What place do You want us to make ready for You to eat this special supper?” 13 Jesus sent two of His followers on ahead and said to them, “Go into the city. There a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 He will go into a house. You say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks, “Where is the room you keep for friends, where I can eat this special supper with My followers?”’ 15 He will take you to a large room on the second floor with everything in it. Make it ready for us.”
16 The followers went from there and came into the city. They found everything as Jesus had said. They made things ready for the special supper.
17 In the evening He came with the twelve followers. 18 They sat at the table and ate. Jesus said, “For sure, I tell you, one of you will hand Me over to be killed. He is eating with Me.” 19 They were very sad. They said to Him one after the other, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve followers. It is the one who is putting his hand with mine into the same dish. 21 The Son of Man is going away as it is written of Him. But it will be bad for that man who hands the Son of Man over to be killed! It would have been better if he had not been born!”
The First Lord’s Supper
22 As they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread. He gave thanks and broke it in pieces. He gave it to them and said, “Take, eat, this is My body.” 23 Then He took the cup and gave thanks. He gave it to them and they all drank from it. 24 He said to them, “This is My blood of the New Way of Worship which is given for many. 25 For sure, I tell you, that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the holy nation of God.” 26 After they sang a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives.