Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
The chief priests
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.
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?”
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,
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.
The chief priests
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
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.
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;
“ Did not Moses give you the Law, and yet none of you carries out the Law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”
I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.
they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.
So from that day on they
planned together to kill Him.
The chief priests and the scribes
were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.