And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,
At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as you would against a robber? Every day I used to sit in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me.
The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
They *came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders *came to Him,
And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.
Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;
Now during the day He was teaching in the temple, but at evening He would go out and spend the night on the mount that is called Olivet.
“Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.
So from that day on they planned together to kill Him.
Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.