Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then the High Priests and Elders of the People assembled in the court of the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas,
When morning came all the High Priests and the Elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put Him to death;
It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread, and the High Priests and Scribes were bent on finding how to seize Him by stratagem and put Him to death.
and the High Priests and the Scribes were contriving how to destroy Him. But they feared the people.
The next day a meeting was held in Jerusalem of their Rulers, Elders, and Scribes,
Having received that command they went into the Temple, just before daybreak, and began to teach: So when the High Priest and his party came, and had called together the Sanhedrin as well as all the Elders of the descendants of Israel, they sent to the jail to fetch the Apostles.
The result was that the Pharisees said among themselves, "Observe how idle all your efforts are! The world is gone after him!"
"What are we to do with these men?" they asked one another; for the fact that a remarkable miracle has been performed by them is well known to every one in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
When the Commander of the Temple Guards and the High Priests heard this statement, they were utterly at a loss with regard to it, wondering what would happen next.