Matthew 26 Commentary

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Matthew 26:1-2

Jesus informs His disciples that He will be crucified in two days during Passover.

Matthew 26:3-5

Meanwhile the chief priests plot with their high priest, Caiaphas, how and when they will destroy Jesus. They decide it is best to do this away from the crowds.

Matthew 26:6-13

When Jesus is in the home of Simon the leper, a woman anoints His head with expensive perfume. The disciples see this as a waste of money and resources. Jesus informs them that she has done a good thing and that it prepares His body for burial. This event is commonly referred to as “Jesus’s Anointing at Bethany.”