Matthew 26:1-16 NIV

The Plot Against Jesus

26:2-5pp -- Mk 14:1,2; Lk 22:1,2

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

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2 "As you know, the Passover2 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 assembled3 in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,4

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4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him.5

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5 "But not during the Feast," they said, "or there may be a riot6 among the people."

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Jesus Anointed at Bethany

26:6-13pp -- Mk 14:3-9 26:6-13Ref -- Lk 7:37,38; Jn 12:1-8

6 While Jesus was in Bethany7 in the home of a man known as 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.
9 "This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
11 The poor you will always have with you,8 but you will not always have me.

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12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.9

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13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

26:14-16pp -- Mk 14:10,11; Lk 22:3-6

14 Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot10--went to the chief priests

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      15 and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.11

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      16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.