Matthew 26:1-5 – Priests plot to kill Jesus
26 Now when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples: 2 “You know that two days from now the Passover takes place,+ and the Son of man will be handed over to be executed on the stake.”+3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Ca′ia·phas,+ 4 and they conspired together+ to seize* Jesus by cunning* and to kill him. 5 However, they were saying: “Not at the festival, so that there may not be an uproar among the people.”17
14 Then one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Is·car′i·ot,+ went to the chief priests+ 15 and said: “What will you give me to betray him to you?”+ They stipulated to him 30 silver pieces.+ 16 So from then on, he kept looking for a good opportunity to betray him
22 Now the Festival of the Unleavened Bread, which is called Passover,+ was getting near.+ 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were looking for an effective way to get rid of him,+ because they were afraid of the people.+3 Then Satan entered into Judas, the one called Is·car′i·ot, who was numbered among the Twelve,+ 4 and he went off and talked with the chief priests and temple captains about how to betray him to them.+ 5 They were delighted at this and agreed to give him silver money.+6 So he consented and began looking for a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.