Meanwhile the Festival of the Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,
and the High Priests and the Scribes were contriving how to destroy Him. But they feared the people.
Satan, however, entered into Judas (the man called Iscariot) who was one of the Twelve.
He went and conferred with the High Priests and Commanders as to how he should deliver Him up to them.
This gave them great pleasure, and they agreed to pay him.
He accepted their offer, and then looked out for an opportunity to betray Him when the people were not there.
When the day of the Unleavened Bread came--the day for the Passover lamb to be sacrificed--
Jesus sent Peter and John with instructions. "Go," He said, "and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."
"Where shall we prepare it?" they asked.
"You will no sooner have entered the city," He replied, "than you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him into the house to which he goes,
and say to the master of the house, "`The Rabbi asks you, Where is the room where I can eat the Passover with my disciples?'