Bible: Matt 26:2-16

26:2 You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over 1  to be crucified.” 2  26:3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people met together in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas. 26:4 They 3  planned to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. 26:5 But they said, “Not during the feast, so that there won’t be a riot among the people.” 4 

Jesus’ Anointing

26:6 Now while Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, 26:7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar 5  of expensive perfumed oil, 6  and she poured it on his head as he was at the table. 7  26:8 When 8  the disciples saw this, they became indignant and said, “Why this waste? 26:9 It 9  could have been sold at a high price and the money 10  given to the poor! 26:10 When 11  Jesus learned of this, he said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She 12  has done a good service for me. 26:11 For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me! 13  26:12 When 14  she poured this oil on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 26:13 I tell you the truth, 15  wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”

The Plan to Betray Jesus

26:14 Then one of the twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 26:15 and said, “What will you give me to betray him into your hands?” 16  So they set out thirty silver coins for him. 26:16 From that time 17  on, Judas 18  began looking for an opportunity to betray him.

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