The two disciples prepare the Passover meal (Mk 14:16-14:16)

“Thus,

The disciples

Set out.

They went

To the city.

They found everything

As Jesus

Had told them.

They prepared

The Passover meal.”

 

καὶ ἐξῆλθον οἱ μαθηταὶ καὶ ἦλθον εἰς τὴν πόλιν καὶ εὗρον καθὼς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς, καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τὸ πάσχα.

 

This is similar to Matthew, chapter 26:19, and Luke, chapter 22:13, with Luke closer to Mark.  Jesus’ 2 unnamed disciples went away (καὶ ἐξῆλθον οἱ μαθηταὶ).  They then entered into the city (καὶ ἦλθον εἰς τὴν πόλιν).  They found everything just as Jesus had told them (καὶ εὗρον καθὼς εἶπεν αὐτοῖς).  They prepared the Passover meal (καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τὸ πάσχα).  Nothing unusual here, the disciples followed the orders of Jesus.  Things happened as he said that they would.  Thus, they had this room ready for the Passover celebration.

The disciples prepare for the Passover (Mt 26:19-26:19)

“The disciples did

As Jesus

Had directed them.

They prepared

The Passover meal.”

 

καὶ ἐποίησαν οἱ μαθηταὶ ὡς συνέταξεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς, καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τὸ πάσχα.

 

This is similar to Mark, chapter 14:16, and Luke, chapter 22:13, but with a little more elaboration there.  These disciples did (καὶ ἐποίησαν οἱ μαθηταὶ) as Jesus had directed them to do (ὡς συνέταξεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς).  They prepared the Passover meal (καὶ ἡτοίμασαν τὸ πάσχα).  Nothing unusual here, the disciples followed the orders of Jesus and had this room ready for the Passover celebration.

Make them drink wine (Jer 35:5-35:6)

“Then I set

Before the Rechabites

Pitchers full of wine,

With cups.

I said to them.

‘Have some wine!’

But they answered.

‘We will drink no wine!

Our ancestor Jonadab

The son of Rechab,

Commanded us.

‘You shall never drink wine!

Neither you!

Not your children!”

Jeremiah personally continues this story by following the orders of Yahweh. He set full pitchers of wine with drinking cups beside them. He then invited the Rechabites to drink some wine. However, they answered that they would not drink any wine because their ancestor Jonadab, the son of Rechab, had commanded them to never drink wine. Thus, they, and their children, would never drink wine. This is like the old Irish pledge not to drink alcohol.

Prayer to Elijah (Sir 48:4-48:8)

“How glorious you were!

O Elijah!

In your wondrous deeds!

Whose glory is equal to yours?

You raised a corpse

From death.

You raised him From Hades

By the word of the Most High.

You sent kings

Down to destruction.

You sent famous men

From their sickbeds.

You heard the rebuke

At Sinai.

You heard the judgments

Of vengeance at Horeb.

You anointed kings

To inflict retribution.

You anointed prophets

To succeed you.”

Sirach continues with his eulogy to Elijah with this second person singular prayer to him. In fact, Sirach almost treats Elijah like a god when he is talking about his great deeds. However, he carefully points out that Elijah raised the dead son of the widow by the word of the Most High, and not by himself as in 1 Kings, chapter 17. At the same time, he brought kings to destruction and saved people from their sick beds. Then Elijah went to where Moses got the 10 commandments, Horeb or Mount Sinai. Thus he is like a second Moses, certainly not in the Levitical line of Aaron, when he speaks with Yahweh as in 1 Kings, chapter 19. Yahweh told him whom he was to anoint as kings and prophets. Thus Elijah tried to follow out the orders of Yahweh.