The Leaders Plot against Jesus
26 1 When Jesus had finished all these words , He said to His disciples , 2 " You know that after two days the Passover is coming , and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion ." 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest , named Caiaphas ; 4 and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him. 5 But they were saying , "Not during the festival , otherwise e a riot might occur among the people ."
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany , at the home of Simon the leper , 7 a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume , and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table. 8 But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said , "Why e this waste ? 9 "For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor ." 10 But Jesus , aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother e the woman ? For she has done a good deed to Me. 11 "For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. 12 "For when she poured this perfume on My body , she did it to prepare Me for burial . 13 "Truly I say to you, wherever e this gospel is preached in the whole world , what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
14 Then one of the twelve , named Judas Iscariot , went to the chief priests 15 and said , "What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?" And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him. 16 From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.
Jesus Eats the Passover with His Disciples
17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked , "Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover ?" 18 And He said , "Go into the city to a certain man , and say to him, 'The Teacher says , " My time is near ; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples ."' " 19 The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover . 20 Now when evening came , Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples . 21 As they were eating , He said , " Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me." 22 Being deeply grieved , they each one began to say to Him, "Surely not I, Lord ?" 23 And He answered , " He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me. 24 "The Son of Man is to go , just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed ! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born ." 25 And Judas , who was betraying Him, said , "Surely it is not I, Rabbi ?" Jesus said to him, " You have said it yourself ."