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Matthew 26:1 Plot to Crucify Jesus

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Jesus told His disciples that He was going to be crucified. A plot to crucify Jesus was put into place by the Chief Priests.

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Matthew 26:1-13

1. Jesus “has answered their questions regarding the end of the age.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 137)

2. Jesus “specifically announces that his arrest and crucifixion are little more than two days away—the time of the start of the Passover Feast, which commemorated the Israelites’ flight from Egypt in the days of Moses (Exodus 12).” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 382)

Religious Leaders

3. “The religious leaders were meeting to plot against Jesus, but His friends were meeting to show their love and devotion to Him.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 94)

“Jesus’ teaching became so caustic against the leaders that they saw the need to kill Him.” (The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, [Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014],1506)

4. Notice that the chief priests were planning that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. [KJV]

“The bitter hatred of His enemies had led them to plot His murder, and they wanted to do it their way, but they will not be permitted to do that.” (McGee, 138)

5. “It is also possible that ‘not during the Feast’ means apart from the festal crowds, in which case the leaders may never have intended to delay their scheme any longer.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 384)

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6. “During this week, Jesus was apparently spending the nights with friends in Bethany (21:17). This town was two miles east of Jerusalem, on the ridge of the Mount of Olives.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

7. “This ‘anointing’ was an appropriate way to honor the Messiah. It was often done for special guests or rabbinical figures. The anointing oil used on Jesus was very valuable, worth perhaps a year’s wages.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

8-9. “The disciples reacted so strongly because, during Passover, it was customary for affluent Jews to offer financial help to the poor. The perfume could have been sold for that.” (Moody, 1506)

10-11. “Jesus rebukes the disciples for their seemingly laudable objection. He views Mary’s act as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to demonstrate a special kind of sacrificial love.” (Blomberg, 385)

“Those of us who say we trust Christ and want to honor and glorify Him ought to be doing more in His name today.” (McGee, 139)

12. “Verse 12 may also point forward to Jesus’ execution as criminal, preventing a later chance for proper burial ceremonies.” (Blomberg, 385)

13. Jesus “foreshadows the disciples’ obedience to the Great Commission, as they proclaim the gospel ‘throughout the world’.” (Blomberg, 385)

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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