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Matthew 26:19

    Matthew 26:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the disciples did as Jesus had said to them; and they made ready the Passover.

    Webster's Revision

    And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

    World English Bible

    The disciples did as Jesus commanded them, and they prepared the Passover.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:19

    And the disciples did - The disciples that were sent on this errand were Peter and John. See Luke 22:8.

    They made ready the passover - That is, they provided the lamb, etc., which were appointed by the law for this solemnity. Mr. Wakefield justly observes, "that the Jews considered the passover as a sacrificial rite; Josephus calls it θυσιαν, A Sacrifice; and Trypho, in Justin Martyr, speaks of προβατον του πασχα θυειν, Sacrificing the paschal lamb. But what comes nearer to the point is this, that Maimonides, one of the most eminent of the Jewish rabbins, has a particular treatise on the paschal sacrifice; and throughout that piece, speaks of the lamb as a victim, and of the solemnity itself as a sacrifice. And R. Bechai, in his commentary on Leviticus 2:11, says that the paschal sacrifice was of a piacular nature, in order to expiate the guilt contracted by the idolatrous practices of the Israelites in Egypt." It was highly necessary that this should be considered as an expiatory sacrifice, as it typified that Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. For much more on this important subject than can, with propriety, be introduced into these notes, see a Discourse on the Eucharist, lately published by the author of this work.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:19

    They made ready the passover - That is, they procured a lamb, multitudes of which were kept for sale in the temple; they had it killed and flayed by the priests, and the blood poured by the altar; they roasted the lamb, and prepared the bitter herbs, the sauce, and the unleavened bread.

    This was done, it seems, while our Lord was absent, by the two disciples.