1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2 "Ye know that after two days is the feast of the pass-over, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified." ( Having been with Him these 3 years, and hearing Him mention things like this quite a few times, you'd think they knew what He was talking about, right?)
3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
5 "But" they said, "Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people." (It was actually a pagan feast the Romans were celebrating their goddess "Ishtar" also known as "Astarte")
6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.
8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, "To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor."
10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, "Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.
12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her".
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15 And said unto them, "What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?"
And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.