New Living Translation
The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is also called Passover, was approaching.
King James Bible
Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
Darby Bible Translation
Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the passover, drew nigh,
World English Bible
Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the Passover, drew near.
Young's Literal Translation
And the feast of the unleavened food was coming nigh, that is called Passover,
Luke 22:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:1 Mt 26:1; Mr 14:1.
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In the High Priest's Palace
While the Israelites were still in the land of Egypt, the LORD gave the following instructions to Moses and Aaron:
"As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
It was now two days before Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and kill him.
"But not during the Passover celebration," they agreed, "or the people may riot."
It was now almost time for the Jewish Passover celebration, and many people from all over the country arrived in Jerusalem several days early so they could go through the purification ceremony before Passover began.
Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.
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