The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called Passover, was approaching.
The chief priests and the legal experts were looking for a way to kill Jesus, because they were afraid of the people.
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve.
He went out and discussed with the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard how he could hand Jesus over to them.
They were delighted and arranged payment for him.
He agreed and began looking for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them—a time when the crowds would be absent.