Matthew 26:20
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English Standard Version
When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.

King James Bible
Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

American Standard Version
Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples.

English Revised Version
Now when even was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now when the evening was come, he sat down with the twelve.

Weymouth New Testament
When evening came, He was at table with the twelve disciples,

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Vincent's Word Studies

He sat down (ἀνέκειτο)

But this rendering misses the force of the imperfect tense, which denotes something in progress. The Evangelist says he was sitting or reclining, introducing us to something which has been going on for some time.

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when.

Mark 14:17-21 And in the evening he comes with the twelve...

Luke 22:14-16 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him...

John 13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Truly, truly, I say to you...

he.

Exodus 12:11 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste...

Songs 1:12 While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth the smell thereof.

Cross References
Matthew 26:19
And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.

Mark 14:17
And when it was evening, he came with the twelve.

Luke 22:14
And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.

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