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The Institution of the Lord’s Supper

26 Now as they were eating,[a] Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you; 28 for this is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

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Footnotes

  1. 26.26 The details of the Eucharist are superimposed on the ritual of the passover.
  2. Matthew 26:28 Other ancient authorities insert new

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