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
And every day he was teaching in the temple; and every night he went out, and lodged in the mount that is called Olivet.
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders;
Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world; I ever taught in synagogues, and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and in secret spake I nothing.
The chief priests
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;
And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching.
And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.
Now after two days was the feast of the passover and the unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him with subtlety, and kill him:
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me?
I know that ye are Abraham's seed: yet ye seek to kill me, because my word hath not free course in you.
They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.
So from that day forth they took counsel that they might put him to death.
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.