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Matthew 26:1-8 NIV

The Plot Against Jesus

1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,

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2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”

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3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

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4 and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.

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5 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”

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Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper,

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7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.

Study tools for Matthew 26:1-8

  • a 26:11 - See Deut. 15:11.
  • b 26:28 - Some manuscripts "the new"
  • c 26:31 - Zech. 13:7
  • d 26:50 - Or "“Why have you come, friend?”"
  • e 26:64 - See Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13.