'Ye have known that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified.'
Matthew 26:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The passover - A feast instituted in Egypt, to commemorate the destroying angel's passing over the houses of the Israelites, when he slew the firstborn of the Egyptians. See the whole of this business largely explained in the Notes on Exodus 12:1-27 (note). This feast began on the fourteenth day of the first moon, in the first month, Nisan, and it lasted only one day; but it was immediately followed by the days of unleavened bread, which were seven, so that the whole lasted eight days, and all the eight days are sometimes called the feast of the passover, and sometimes the feast or days of unleavened bread. See Luke 22:1-7. The three most signal benefits vouchsafed to the Israelites were,
1. The deliverance from the slavery of Egypt; to commemorate which they kept the feast of unleavened bread, and the passover.
2. The giving of the law; to commemorate which, they kept the feast of weeks.
3. Their sojourning in the wilderness, and entrance into the promised land; to commemorate which, they kept the feast of tabernacles.
See these largely explained, Exodus 23:14 (note); Leviticus 23:2-40 (note).
The Son of man is betrayed, (rather delivered up), to be crucified - With what amazing calmness and precision does our blessed Lord speak of this awful event! What a proof does he here give of his prescience in so correctly predicting it; and of his love in so cheerfully undergoing it! Having instructed his disciples and the Jews by his discourses, edified them by his example, convinced them by his miracles, he now prepares to redeem them by his blood! These two verses have no proper connection with this chapter, and should be joined to the preceding.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 was come that he should depart out of this world to the Father...
Exodus 12:11-14 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste...
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 country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
John 12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
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 man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
Matthew 20:18,19 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes...
Matthew 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.
Luke 24:6,7 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee...
John 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
John 18:2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus often resorted thither with his disciples.
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