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Passage Lookup: Matthew 26:1-25

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Matthew 26:1
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The Plot Against Jesus(a)

When Jesus had finished saying all these things,(b) he said to his disciples,
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Matthew 26:2
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"As you know, the Passover(c) is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
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Matthew 26:3
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Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled(d) in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,(e)
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Matthew 26:4
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and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.(f)
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Matthew 26:5
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"But not during the festival," they said, "or there may be a riot(g) among the people."
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Matthew 26:6
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While Jesus was in Bethany(j) in the home of Simon the Leper,
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Matthew 26:7
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a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
Matthew 26:8
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When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. "Why this waste?" they asked.
Matthew 26:9
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"This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor."
Matthew 26:10
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Aware of this, Jesus said to them, "Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
Matthew 26:11
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The poor you will always have with you,[a](k) but you will not always have me.
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Matthew 26:12
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When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.(l)
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Matthew 26:13
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Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her."
Matthew 26:14
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Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot(n)—went to the chief priests
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Matthew 26:15
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and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.(o)
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Matthew 26:16
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From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
Matthew 26:17
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On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread,(s) the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"(t)
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Matthew 26:18
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He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time(u) is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.'"
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Matthew 26:19
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So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
Matthew 26:20
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When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve.
Matthew 26:21
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And while they were eating, he said, "Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me."(v)
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Matthew 26:22
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They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely you don't mean me, Lord?"
Matthew 26:23
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Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.(w)
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Matthew 26:24
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The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him.(x) But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."
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Matthew 26:25
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Then Judas, the one who would betray him,(y) said, "Surely you don't mean me, Rabbi?"(z) Jesus answered, "You have said so."
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