Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and others who were members of the high priest's family.
The word of God continued to spread, the number of disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith.
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people met together in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.
When it was early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to execute him.
Remember what I told you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they obeyed my word, they will obey yours too.
So Judas obtained a squad of soldiers and some officers of the chief priests and Pharisees. They came to the orchard with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Now when the commander of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this report, they were greatly puzzled concerning it, wondering what this could be.
2 Chronicles 23:4
This is what you must do. One third of you priests and Levites who are on duty during the Sabbath will guard the doors.
He went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers of the temple guard how he might betray Jesus, handing him over to them.