The Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was near.
The chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for a way to get rid of Jesus. They were afraid of the people.
Then Satan entered Judas, who was called Iscariot. Judas was one of the Twelve.
He went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard. He talked with them about how he could hand Jesus over to them.
They were delighted and agreed to give him money.
Judas accepted their offer. He watched for the right time to hand Jesus over to them. He wanted to do it when no crowd was around.
Then the day of Unleavened Bread came. That was the time the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
Jesus sent Peter and John on ahead. "Go," he told them. "Prepare for us to eat the Passover meal."
"Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked.
Jesus replied, "When you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house he enters.
Then say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks, "Where is the guest room? Where can I eat the Passover meal with my disciples?" '