Matthew 26:2
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New International Version
"As you know, the Passover is two days away--and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

New Living Translation
"As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

English Standard Version
“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

Berean Study Bible
"You know that the Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

Berean Literal Bible
"You know that after two days the Passover takes place, and the Son of Man is delivered over to be crucified."

New American Standard Bible
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion."

King James Bible
Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You know that the Passover takes place after two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

International Standard Version
"You know that the Passover will take place in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

NET Bible
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

New Heart English Bible
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“You know that after two days it is Passover and The Son of Man will be betrayed to be crucified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You know that the Passover will take place in two days. At that time the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

New American Standard 1977
“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be delivered up for crucifixion.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye know that after two days is the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

King James 2000 Bible
You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

American King James Version
You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

American Standard Version
Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You know that after two days shall be the pasch, and the son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified:

Darby Bible Translation
Ye know that after two days the passover takes place, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

English Revised Version
Ye know that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of man is delivered up to be crucified.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye know that after two days is the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

Weymouth New Testament
"You know that in two days' time the Passover comes. And the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."

World English Bible
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified."

Young's Literal Translation
'Ye have known that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified.'
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
1When Jesus had finished saying all these things, He told His disciples, 2“You know that the Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3At that time, the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,…
Cross References
Matthew 10:4
Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus.

Mark 14:1
Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were two days away, and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a covert way to arrest Jesus and kill Him.

Mark 14:2
"But not during the feast," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."

Luke 22:1
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,

Luke 22:2
and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death; for they feared the people.

John 11:55
Now the Jewish Passover was near, and many people went up from the country to Jerusalem to purify themselves before the Passover.

John 13:1
It was now just before the Passover Feast, and Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the very end.

John 18:32
This was to fulfill the word that Jesus had spoken to indicate the kind of death He was to die.
Treasury of Scripture

You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

know.

Mark 14:1,2 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread…

Luke 22:1,2,15 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover…

John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour …

the feast.

Exodus 12:11-14 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on …

Exodus 34:25 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven…

John 2:13 And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

John 11:55 And the Jews' passover was near at hand: and many went out of the …

John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus …

betrayed.

Matthew 26:24,25 The Son of man goes as it is written of him…

Matthew 17:22 And while they stayed in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of …

Matthew 20:18,19 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed …

Matthew 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. …

Luke 24:6,7 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you when he …

John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of …

John 18:2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often …

(2) After two days is the feast of the passover.--Assuming (as the facts of the case lead us to assume, but see Notes on John 13:1) the Last Supper to have coincided with the actual Paschal Feast, the point of time at which the words were spoken would either be some time on what we should call the Tuesday evening of the Passion week, or, following the Jewish mode of speech which found three days in the interval between our Lord's entombment and resurrection, on the morning or afternoon of Wednesday.

Verse 2. - Ye know. He speaks of a fact well known to his hearers - the day of the Passover Feast. And they had been forewarned of his death (see Matthew 20:17-19). After two days; μετὰ δύο ἡμέρας: post biduum. These words are ambiguous, as it is not certain how the time is reckoned - whether the current day is included or not. If, as is most probable, they were spoken on Wednesday, the phrase means the next day but one, which commenced on the afternoon of Friday. Jesus appears to have passed this day in peaceful seclusion, either in Bethany or its neighbourhood. Is the Feast of the Passover; τὸ Πάσχα γίνεται: the Passover cometh; Pascha fiet. The lambs were slain during the first evening of the 14th of Nisan, and were eaten within twelve hours. The word Pascha is the Greek form of the Hebrew Pasach, denoting "the passing over" of the destroying angel, when he destroyed the Egyptians, but left untouched the houses of the Israelites, on whose door posts was sprinkled the blood of the lamb (Exodus 12.). Etymologically, it has nothing to do with πόσχω, and the Latin patior, passio, etc, though pious writers have seen a providential arrangement in the apparent similarity of the words (see the possible paronomasia in Luke 22:15). Pascha (Pasach) is used in three senses:

(1) the transit of the angel;

(2) the Paschal lamb;

(3) the Feast of the Passover.

It is in this last signification that it is here employed And (equivalent to when) the Son of man is betrayed (delivered up, Revised Version) to be crucified. Christ connects his own death with the Passover, not only as indicating the day and hour, but to mark the typical meaning and importance of this solemnity, when he, our Passover, should be sacrificed for us. The present tense, "is betrayed," denotes the imminence and certainty of the event. He sees the event as actually present. Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover,.... Which was kept in commemoration of the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt; and was typical of Christ the passover, who was now to be sacrificed for his people. This was said on Tuesday, and on the Thursday following, the passover began. Christ speaks of this as a thing well known to the disciples, as it must be, since it always began on a certain day, the fourteenth of the month Nisan; which month answered to part of our March, and part of our April; and though there was very frequently an intercalation of a whole month in a year, made by the sanhedrim, to keep their festivals regularly in the proper season of the year; yet previous public notice was always given of this, either by fixing a paper upon the door of the sanhedrim (r), signifying such an intercalation made, which served for the inhabitants of Jerusalem; or by sending messengers with letters into all distant places (s), acquainting them with it. So that the times of these festivals were always well known; even to the common people:

and the son of man is betrayed to be crucified; it must not be thought that this was equally known by the disciples, as the former; for though they might know, or at least remember, that Christ had told them that he should suffer many things of the priests, Scribes, and elders, who would deliver him to the Gentiles, to be crucified; yet might not understand that this passover was to be the time, when this should be done: by "the son of man", Christ means himself, who was truly and really man, the seed of the woman, the son of Abraham and of David; a character by which the Messiah is described in the Old Testament, Psalm 80:17 Daniel 7:13, and hence frequently used by Christ of himself; which, as it expresses the truth of his human nature, so the weaknesses and infirmities he bore in it; and is very properly used here, when he is speaking of his being to be betrayed and crucified. What he says of himself is, that he is "betrayed"; that is, is to be betrayed, or will be betrayed, meaning at the passover, which was to be in two days time. Christ speaks of his being betrayed, as if it was already done; not only because it was so near being done, there being but two days before it would be done; but because it was a sure and certain thing, being determined in the purpose of God, and foretold in prophecy that it should be; and besides, Judas had now resolved upon it within himself, and was forming a scheme how to bring it about. And this respects not only the act of Judas in betraying him into the hands of the chief priests, but also the delivery, as the word here used signifies, of him by them, to the Roman governors; for they, as Stephen says, were also his betrayers and murderers; yea, it may include the delivery of him by Pilate, to the Jews and Roman soldiers; and the rather, because it follows, "to be crucified"; which was a Roman, and not a Jewish punishment. This was typified by the lifting up the brazen serpent on a pole, and foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament, Psalm 22:16, and predicted by Christ himself, sometimes more covertly, John 12:32, and sometimes in express words, Matthew 20:19, and was a very painful and shameful death, and which showed him to be made a curse for his people. It appears from hence; that the crucifixion and death of Christ, were not casual and contingent events, but were determined by the counsel of God, with all circumstances attending: the betraying and delivery of him were by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God; and not only his death, but the manner of it by crucifixion, was pointed out in prophecy, and was a certain thing; and the very time of his death was fixed; which shows the early concern of God for the salvation of his people, and his wonderful grace and mercy to them: and it is clear from hence, that Christ had perfect knowledge of all this: he knew not only that he should be betrayed, but he knew from the beginning who would betray him; he not only knew that he should die, but he knew what kind of death he should die, even the death of the cross; and he knew the exact time when he should die, that it would be at the following passover, which was just at hand; and he had suggested this to his disciples, and therefore he speaks of it as a thing known unto them; at least what they might have known, and concluded from what he had said to them, Matthew 20:18, and the whole is a considerable proof of his being God omniscient. And he thought fit to put his disciples in mind of it, because the time drew nigh; that their memories being refreshed with it, they might be prepared for it, and not be surprised, shocked, and offended at it, when it came to pass; which shows the tender concern our Lord had for them.

(r) Targum in Cant. vii. 4. (s) Maimon Hilch. Kiddush Hachodesh, c. 4. sect. 17. 26:1-5 Our Lord had often told of his sufferings as at a distance, now he speaks of them as at hand. At the same time the Jewish council consulted how they might put him to death secretly. But it pleased God to defeat their intention. Jesus, the true paschal Lamb, was to be sacrificed for us at that very time, and his death and resurrection rendered public.
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