Jesus informs His disciples that He will be crucified in two days during Passover.
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.
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.”
The time for Jesus’s death is quickly approaching and the pace of the narrative picks up.
The chief priests plot His death. Matthew recalls Jesus’s anointing at Bethany. Judas agrees to betray Jesus. Jesus spends His final night with His disciples celebrating the Passover before going with them to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. While there, He is betrayed by Judas and arrested by a large crowd sent from the priests who bring him to trial before the high priest where they condemn Jesus of blasphemy. Meanwhile, Peter shamefully denies knowing Jesus.