We are now the day before Jesus’ death. Luke 22:1 tells us that it is the Passover week. The religious leaders are still looking for a way to put Jesus to death. In chapter 20 we saw the leaders give their best efforts to trip Jesus up in his words so that either (1) he would say something treasonous against Rome and therefore be handed over to the Roman authorities for judgment or (2) he would say something unpopular so that the crowds would not care if the Jewish authorities arrested him. But the Jewish leaders have failed in both efforts.
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