Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,12
and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus,2 for they were afraid of the people.
Then Satan3 entered Judas, called Iscariot,4 one of the Twelve.
And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard5 and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.
They were delighted and agreed to give him money.66
He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.78
Jesus sent Peter and John,8 saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."9
"Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked.
He replied, "As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters,11and say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?'