New International Version
When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
King James Bible
Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
Darby Bible Translation
And when the evening was come he lay down at table with the twelve.
World English Bible
Now when evening had come, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.
Young's Literal Translation
And evening having come, he was reclining (at meat) with the twelve,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. - It is a common opinion that our Lord ate the passover some hours before the Jews ate it; for the Jews, according to custom, ate theirs at the end of the fourteenth day, but Christ ate his the preceding even, which was the beginning of the same sixth day, or Friday; the Jews begin their day at sunsetting, we at midnight. Thus Christ ate the passover on the same day with the Jews, but not on the same hour. Christ kept this passover the beginning of the fourteenth day, the precise day and hour in which the Jews had eaten their first passover in Egypt. See Exodus 12:6-12. And in the same part of the same day in which the Jews had sacrificed their first paschal lamb, viz. between the two evenings, about the ninth hour, or 3 o'clock, Jesus Christ our passover was sacrificed for us: for it was at this hour that he yielded up his last breath; and then it was that, the sacrifice being completed, Jesus said, It Is Finished. See Exodus 12:6, etc., and Deuteronomy 16:6, etc. See on John 18:28 (note), and the Treatise on the Eucharist, referred to Matthew 26:19; and see the notes on Matthew 26:26 and following verses.
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So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve.
When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.
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