127 Two disciples prepare for Passover.

Deuteronomy 16:5–8; Matthew 26:17–19; Mark 14:12–16; Luke 22:7–13; John 13:1

What was the nature of Jesus’ love for his disciples (John 13:1)?

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What did it mean for Jesus to love his disciples “to the end” (John 13:1)?

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When was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matthew 26:17)?

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What made the preparations for this Passover meal any different from previous years (Matthew 26:17)?

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What was unusual about Jesus’ instruction for Passover preparation (Mark 14:13–15)?

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How did Jesus know everything would happen exactly as he said (Mark 14:16)?

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Before the Passover feast, Jesus knew it was time to leave the earth and go to the Father. He had loved his disciples and would love them until the end.

Eyewitness

John 13:1 Before the Passover feast, Jesus knew it was time to leave the earth and go to the Father. He had loved his disciples and would love them until the end.
King James

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lambs must be killed, Jesus said to Simon Peter and John, “Go prepare the Passover meal so we may eat together.”

Eyewitness

Deuteronomy 16:5–8 You are not to offer the Passover sacrifice in any city you might choose. At sunset, the time of day that you left Egypt, slaughter the lamb where God shall choose to place his name. Roast and eat it there, and return to your tents in the morning. For six days, eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh, gather to worship God and do no work.
Matthew 26:17 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples said to Jesus, “Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?”
Mark 14:12 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lambs were killed, the disciples said to Jesus, “Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?”
Luke 22:7–8 On the day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lambs must be killed, Jesus said to Simon Peter and John, “Go prepare the Passover meal so we may eat together.”
King James

Deuteronomy 16:5–8 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee: But at the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.
Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
Mark 14:12 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
Luke 22:7–8 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.

“Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?”

Eyewitness

Matthew 26:17 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples said to Jesus, “Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?”
Mark 14:12 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lambs were killed, the disciples said to Jesus, “Where shall we prepare for you to eat the Passover meal?”
Luke 22:9 They said, “Where do you want us to go?”
King James

Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
Mark 14:12 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?
Luke 22:9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

“Go into the city. When you see a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. Say to the owner of the house that he enters, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. Where is the room where I shall eat the Passover meal with my disciples?”’ He will show you a large upstairs room that is furnished and ready for our use. Make preparations there.”

Eyewitness

Matthew 26:18 “Go into the city and tell a certain man, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. I will eat the Passover meal with my disciples at your house.”‘”
Mark 14:13–15 He gave two of his disciples specific instructions: “Go into the city. When you see a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. Say to the owner of the house that he enters, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the room where I shall eat the Passover meal with my disciples?”‘ “He will show you a large upstairs room that is furnished and ready for our use. Make preparations there.”
Luke 22:10–12 “Go into the city. When you see a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. Say to the owner of the house that he enters, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the room where I shall eat the Passover meal with my disciples?”‘ “He will show you a large upstairs room that is furnished and ready for our use. Make preparations there.”
King James

Matthew 26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
Mark 14:13–15 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
Luke 22:10–12 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

The disciples did exactly as Jesus instructed. They went into the city, found everything as Jesus had said, and prepared the meal.

Eyewitness

Matthew 26:19 The disciples did exactly as Jesus instructed and prepared the Passover meal.
Mark 14:16 The disciples went into the city, found everything exactly as Jesus had said, and prepared the meal.
Luke 22:13 The disciples went into the city, found everything exactly as Jesus had said, and prepared the meal.
King James

Matthew 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
Mark 14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
Luke 22:13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.