Jesus Celebrates the Passover with His Disciples(A)

12 (B)Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they [a]killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?”

13 And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him. 14 Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’ 15 Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us.”

16 So His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found it just as He had said to them; and they prepared the Passover.

17 (C)In the evening He came with the twelve. 18 Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, (D)one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.”

19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to Him one by one, “Is it I?” [b]And another said,Is it I?”

20 He answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve, who dips with Me in the dish. 21 (E)The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.”

Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper(F)

22 (G)And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, [c]eat; this is My (H)body.”

23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the [d]new covenant, which is shed for many. 25 Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

26 (I)And when they had sung [e]a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

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Footnotes

  1. Mark 14:12 sacrificed
  2. Mark 14:19 NU omits the rest of v. 19.
  3. Mark 14:22 NU omits eat
  4. Mark 14:24 NU omits new
  5. Mark 14:26 Or hymns

Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the (A)tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be (B)without[a] blemish, a male [b]of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the (C)fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that (D)night; (E)roasted in fire, with (F)unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but (G)roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 (H)You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. 11 And thus you shall eat it: [c]with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. (I)It is the Lord’s Passover.

12 ‘For I (J)will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and (K)against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: (L)I am the Lord. 13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 12:5 perfect or sound
  2. Exodus 12:5 a year old
  3. Exodus 12:11 Made ready to travel

30 So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

The Exodus

31 Then he (A)called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, (B)both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the Lord as you have (C)said. 32 (D)Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.”

33 (E)And the Egyptians (F)urged the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.

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39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because (A)they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.

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23 Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. 24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also (A)able to save [a]to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives (B)to make intercession for them.

26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, (C)who is holy, [b]harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, (D)and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His (E)own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever.

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  1. Hebrews 7:25 completely or forever
  2. Hebrews 7:26 innocent

Limitations of the Earthly Service

Now when these things had been thus prepared, (A)the priests always went into the first part of the tabernacle, performing the services. But into the second part the high priest went alone (B)once a year, not without blood, which he offered for (C)himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance; the Holy Spirit indicating this, that (D)the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing. It was symbolic for the present time in which both gifts and sacrifices are offered (E)which cannot make him who performed the service perfect in regard to the conscience—

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Animal Sacrifices Insufficient

10 For the law, having a (A)shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, (B)can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once [a]purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For (C)it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.

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  1. Hebrews 10:2 cleansed

The Heavenly Sanctuary

11 But Christ came as High Priest of (A)the good things [a]to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not (B)with the blood of goats and calves, but (C)with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place (D)once for all, (E)having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if (F)the blood of bulls and goats and (G)the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, [b]sanctifies for the [c]purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without [d]spot to God, (H)cleanse your conscience from (I)dead works (J)to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason (K)He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that (L)those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

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  1. Hebrews 9:11 NU that have come
  2. Hebrews 9:13 sets apart
  3. Hebrews 9:13 cleansing
  4. Hebrews 9:14 blemish

24 For (A)Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are [a]copies of (B)the true, but into heaven itself, now (C)to appear in the presence of God for us; 25 not that He should offer Himself often, as (D)the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— 26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 (E)And as it is appointed for men to die once, (F)but after this the judgment, 28 so (G)Christ was (H)offered once to bear the sins (I)of many. To those who (J)eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

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  1. Hebrews 9:24 representations

Hold Fast Your Confession

19 Therefore, brethren, having (A)boldness[a] to enter (B)the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and (C)living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us (D)draw near with a true heart (E)in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for (F)He who promised is faithful.

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  1. Hebrews 10:19 confidence