Now when the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.
As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them,
Then the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
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You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the Lord.
And He said, “How shall we picture the kingdom of God, or by what parable shall we present it?
And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them.
Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come against Him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as you would against a robber?
Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.
So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”
And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”
saying, “ What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;