20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.

Other Translations of Matthew 26:20

King James Version

20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

English Standard Version

20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.Some manuscripts add disciples

The Message

20 After sunset, he and the Twelve were sitting around the table.

New King James Version

20 When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve.

New Living Translation

20 When it was evening, Jesus sat down at the table with the Twelve.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 26:20

Commentary on Matthew 26:17-25

(Read Matthew 26:17-25)

Observe, the place for their eating the passover was pointed out by Christ to the disciples. He knows those hidden ones who favour his cause, and will graciously visit all who are willing to receive him. The disciples did as Jesus had appointed. Those who would have Christ's presence in the gospel passover, must do what he says. It well becomes the disciples of Christ always to be jealous over themselves, especially in trying times. We know not how strongly we may be tempted, nor how far God may leave us to ourselves, therefore we have reason not to be high-minded, but to fear. Heart-searching examination and fervent prayer are especially proper before the Lord's supper, that, as Christ our Passover is now sacrificed for us, we may keep this feast, renewing our repentance, our faith in his blood, and surrendering ourselves to his service.