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When the hour came, Jesus took his place at
the table, and the apostles with him. He said to them, “I have eagerly
desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you,
I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then he
took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it
among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of
the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took a
loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to
them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in
remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper,
saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my
blood. But see, the one who betrays me is with me, and his hand is on
the table. For the Son of Man is going as it has been determined, but
woe to that one by whom he is betrayed!” Then they began to ask one
another, which one of them it could be who would do this.

A
dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be
regarded as the greatest. But he said to them, “The kings of the
Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called
benefactors. But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must
become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. For who
is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it
not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.

“You
are those who have stood by me in my trials; and I confer on you, just
as my Father has conferred on me, a kingdom, so that you may eat and
drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging
the twelve tribes of Israel.

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