5 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”

Read Matthew 26:5 Using Other Translations

But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people."
“But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.”