On the fourth day after His triumphant entrance into
Jerusalem, Jesus Christ said to His disciples, "You know that after two
days the Passover is coming, and the Son of man will be delivered up to be
On this day, which in our reckoning was Wednesday,
the chief priests, scribes, and elders of the people gathered in the palace of
the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and took counsel together in order to
arrest Jesus Christ by stealth and kill Him; but not during the feast, as there
were many people gathered. They did not want a tumult among the people.
One of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot,
was very greedy for money and the teachings of Christ had not corrected his
spirit. He went to the chief priests and said, "What will you give me if I
deliver Him to you?" They were glad and promised him thirty pieces of
From that moment, Judas sought an opportunity to
betray Jesus Christ in the absence of the people.
the Gospels of Matt. 26:1-5 and 14-16; Mark 14:1-2 and 10-11; Luke 22:1-6.
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