Mark 14:12-26 Reading the Passage

What Should the Lord’s Supper Mean to You? – Mark 14:12-26

14 (12) On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover meal? (13) So he sent two of his disciples, instructing them, Go into the city, and a man carrying a pitcher of water shall meet you; follow him. (14) Whatever house that man enters, say to the owner, The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples? (15) He will personally show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there. (16) The disciples left, and came into the city, and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they made preparations for the Passover meal.

(17) When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. (18) As they were reclining at the table eating, Jesus said, I tell you the truth, One of you shall betray me—one who is eating with me. (19) They became distressed, and one by one they asked him, Is it I? (20) He replied, It is one of the Twelve, one who dips bread into the bowl with me. (21) The Son of man will go just as it is written about him. But woe unto that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.

(22) As they were eating, he took some bread. After he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to them, saying, Take this; this is my body. (23) Then he took a cup, and after he had given thanks, he gave to it them; and they all drank from it. (24) He said to them, This is my blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many. (25) I tell you the truth, I shall no longer drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it fresh in the kingdom of God. (26) After they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.