11WhenJesus had finishedallthesewords, He said to His disciples,
2"2You know that aftertwodays3the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be 4handed over for crucifixion."35Then the chiefpriests and the elders of the people were gatheredtogether in 6the court of the highpriest, named7Caiaphas ;
and they 8plottedtogether to seizeJesus by stealth and kill Him.
But they were saying, "Not during the festival, 9otherwise a riot might occuramong the people."
610Now when Jesus was in 11Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper,
712a womancame to Him with an alabastervial of verycostlyperfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.
But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Whythiswaste ?
"For this perfume might have been sold for a highprice and the money given to the poor."
But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you bother the woman ? For she has done a gooddeed to Me.11"For you alwayshave13the poor with you; but you do not alwayshave Me.12"For when she pouredthisperfume on My body, she did it 14to prepare Me for burial.13"Truly I say to you, 15whereverthisgospel is preached in the wholeworld, whatthiswoman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her."
1416Thenone of the twelve, named17JudasIscariot, went to the chiefpriests15
and said, "What are you willing to give me ato b18betray Him to you?" And 19they weighed out thirtycpieces of silver to him.
From then on he began looking for a goodopportunity to dbetrayeJesus.
1720Now on the first day of 21Unleavened Bread the disciplescame to Jesus and asked, "Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover ?"
And He said, "Go into the city to 22a certainman, and say to him, 'The Teachersays, "23My time is near ; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples."' "19
The disciplesdid as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.