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1. "After two days it was the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by trickery and put Him to death.
2. "But they said, "Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar of the people."
3. "And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head.
4. "But there were some who were indignant among themselves, and said, "Why was this fragrant oil wasted?
5. "For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor." And they criticized her sharply."
4. "Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, who would betray Him, said,
5. "Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?"
6. "This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it."
16. With ungodly mockers at feasts they gnashed at me with their teeth.
20. "For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against the quiet ones in the land.
18. "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, 'He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.'"
9. "Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me."
6. "And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper,
14. "Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
15. "and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
16. "So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him."
* 2 Sam 15:12
12. "Then Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city-- from Giloh-- while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy grew strong, for the people with Absalom continually increased in number."
* Items with an asterisk represent picture prophecy, especially from the life of David, as it is written: "Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, a leader and commander for the people." (Isaiah 55:3-4)