The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called Passover, was drawing near.
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Him to death, because they were afraid of the people.
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, who was numbered among the Twelve.
He went away and discussed with the chief priests and temple police how he could hand Him over to them.
They were glad and agreed to give him silver.
So he accepted [the offer] and started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him to them when the crowd was not present.
Then the Day of Unleavened Bread came when the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover meal for us, so we can eat it."
"Where do You want us to prepare it?" they asked Him.
"Listen," He said to them, "when you've entered the city, a man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters.
Tell the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks you, "Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover with My disciples?" '