4. “You too should wash each others feet”

Matthew 26:14-19; Mark 14:10-16; Luke 22:3-13, 24-27; John 13:1-20

Matthew

 

Mark

 

Luke

 

Jn

They promised to give him thirty silver pieces, so Judas looked for an opportunity to betray Jesus.

 

They were glad to hear it and promised to give him money; Judas looked for an opportunity to betray Jesus.

 

They were glad and promised to give him money. He agreed; Judas looked for an opportunity to betray Jesus.

 

 

On the first day of Unleavened Bread

 his disciples asked him,

 

On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples asked him,

 

On the day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, Peter and John asked him,

 

 

‘Where do you want us to make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ He said, ‘Go to a certain man in the city and say to him,

 

‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ So he sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, and say to the owner of the house which he enters,

 

‘Where do you want us to prepare it?’ He said to them, ‘Look, as you go into the city you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him into the house he enters and tell the owner of the house,

 

 

‘The Master says: My time is near. Where is the room for me to eat the Passover with my disciples?’

 

‘The Master says: Where is the room for me to eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large upper room, well furnished. Make the preparations for us there.’

 

‘The Master says this to you: Where is the room for me to eat the Passover with my disciples?’ The man will show you a large upper room, well furnished. Make the preparations there.

 

 

The disciples did what Jesus told them and prepared the Passover.

 

The disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them, and prepared the Passover.

 

They set off and found everything as he had told them and prepared the Passover.

 

 

 

NARRATOR: The disciples argued among themselves, which of them was the greatest? Jesus said to them,

 

Which of you is greatest? The servant or the served?
The Lord is served both first and best. Yet, among you, I served!

Music: Aylesbury, English, 1718

Narrator: Luke’s parable of the Lord who serves inspires John to tell a story.

To show how humble Christians ought to one another be,
Christ with his own example taught as plainly we may see.

Words: Anon. Mennonite 1879 Music: Mear, English, c. 1720

Though he was lord and master great, who giveth all commands,
he washed his own disciples’ feet, with his own blessed hands.