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PREPARATIONS FOR THE PASSOVER
Mat 26:17  Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto
him, Where wilt thou that we
prepare (#2090) for thee to eat the Passover?
Mat 26:18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time
is at hand; I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.
Mat 26:19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they
made ready (#2090) the
Passover.

Mark 14:12  And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, his disciples said
unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and
prepare (#2090) that thou mayest eat the Passover?
Mark 14:13 And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and
there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.
Mark 14:14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith,
Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples?
Mark 14:15 And he will shew you a large upper room
furnished (4766) and prepared (#2092): there
make ready (#2090) for us.
Mark 14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them:
and they
made ready (#2090) the Passover.

Luke 22:7  Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed.
8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and
prepare (#2090) us the Passover, that we may eat.
9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we
prepare (#2090)?
10 And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you,
bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.
11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the
guestchamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples?
12 And he shall shew you a large upper room
furnished (#4766): there make ready (#2090).
13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready (#2090) the Passover.

The Scriptures above are all referring to the same period.  They are referring to the
preparation for the Passover that year, as all Jews would have been doing at that time.  
This was during the preparation period, which began on the 10th of Nisan and ended at
sunset on the 14th of Nisan.

The words <prepare>, <make ready>, and <made ready> used 9 times in these Scriptures
are all the same word #2090 in the Greek.  The word simply means to prepare in advance,
as shown below.

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Online Bible:
2090 etoimazw hetoimazo het-oy-mad'-zo

from 2092; TDNT - 2:704,266; v

AV - prepare 29, make ready 10, provide 1; 40

1) to make ready, prepare
1a) to make the necessary preparations, get everything ready
2) metaph.
2a) drawn from the oriental custom of sending on before kings on their journeys persons to level the
roads and make them passable
2b) to prepare the minds of men to give the Messiah a fit reception and secure his blessings

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The Greek Language has several words for the term <to prepare>.  One Greek word
(#2680) means, “to prepare fully” or “thoroughly.”  Another Greek word (#2675) means,
“to make fully ready.”  Another word (#4282) means, “to make ready beforehand.”  The
writers used none of these words, in these scriptures.  In all nine cases, the word is #2090
which simply means to make ready, to prepare.  They could have made only certain
preparations, therefore, they could not prepare fully.  The lamb could not be prepared
until the afternoon of the 14th.  Domestic sacrifices were against the law, as we saw in
the Old Testament study of Passover, therefore, The Messiah could not have slain a
domestic sacrifice or He would have broken the law.

In referring to the <room> Mark says that it was <furnished and prepared> and Luke
says that it was furnished.  When one investigates these two words, he will see that the
room had couches, chairs and all the furniture needed – everything was at hand and in full
readiness for those who would be arriving as guests.  In other words, the furniture was not
in disarray but properly prepared for guests.  Everything that one could think of to make
guests comfortable had been taken care of – not just for Passover, but also for any event
where one expected guests.