Matthew 26:1-5 – Priests plot to kill Jesus

26 Now when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples:  “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.”+ Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Ca′ia·phas,+  and they conspired together+ to seize* Jesus by cunning* and to kill him.  However, they were saying: “Not at the festival, so that there may not be an uproar among the people.”17

Matthew 26:14-16

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

Luke 22:1-6

22 Now the Festival of the Unleavened Bread, which is called Passover,+ was getting near.+  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.+ Then Satan entered into Judas, the one called Is·car′i·ot, who was numbered among the Twelve,+  and he went off and talked with the chief priests and temple captains about how to betray him to them.+  They were delighted at this and agreed to give him silver money.+ So he consented and began looking for a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.

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