20 (A)When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.[a] 21 And as they were eating, (B)he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?” 23 He answered, (C)“He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me. 24 The Son of Man goes (D)as it is written of him, but (E)woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! (F)It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” 25 Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, (G)Rabbi?” He said to him, (H)“You have said so.”

Institution of the Lord's Supper

26 (I)Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and (J)after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; (K)this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he (L)had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for (M)this is my (N)blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for (O)many (P)for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you (Q)in my Father's kingdom.”

Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial

30 (R)And when they had sung a hymn, (S)they went out to (T)the Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will (U)strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 32 But after I am raised up, (V)I will go before you to Galilee.” 33 (W)Peter answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away.” 34 (X)Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, (Y)before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” 35 (Z)Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:20 Some manuscripts add disciples
  2. Matthew 26:28 Some manuscripts insert new

Peter Denies Jesus

69 (A)Now Peter was sitting outside (B)in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean.” 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you mean.” 71 And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, “This man was with Jesus (C)of Nazareth.” 72 And again he denied it with an oath: “I do not know the man.” 73 After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Certainly you too are one of them, for (D)your accent betrays you.” 74 Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, “I do not know the man.” And immediately the rooster crowed. 75 And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, (E)“Before the rooster crows, you will (F)deny me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly.

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