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.