Luke 22:1

1 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover, drew near.

Luke 22:1 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:1

Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh
Which lasted seven days; during which the Jews eat their bread without leaven, in commemoration of the haste in which they went out of Egypt; being such, that they had not time to leaven their dough, but took it with their kneadingtroughs along with them, as it was; and as figurative of the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, with which the Gospel feast is to be kept; see ( Exodus 12:34 ) ( 1 Corinthians 5:8 ) . Which is called the passover;
because the Lord passed over the houses of the Israelites, when he slew all the firstborn in Egypt; now the time of this feast drew near, when the conspiracy was formed against the life of Christ: Matthew and Mark are more precise, and suggest, that it was two days before the passover; see ( Matthew 26:2 ) ( Mark 14:1 ) .

Luke 22:1 In-Context

1 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover, drew near.
2 The high priests and religion scholars were looking for a way to do away with Jesus but, fearful of the people, they were also looking for a way to cover their tracks.
3 That's when Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot. He was one of the Twelve.
4 Leaving the others, he conferred with the high priests and the Temple guards about how he might betray Jesus to them.
5 They couldn't believe their good luck and agreed to pay him well.
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