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 by day he was teaching in the temple, and by night, going out, he remained abroad on the mountain called the mount of Olives;
And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, saying, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
And they come again to Jerusalem. And as he walked about in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders come to him,
Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I taught always in the synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and in secret I have spoken nothing.
The chief priests
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas,
And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and they sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, because all the crowd were astonished at his doctrine.
And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.
Now the passover and the feast of unleavened bread was after two days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might seize him by subtlety and kill him.
Has not Moses given you the law, and no one of you practises the law? Why do ye seek to kill me?
I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word has no entrance in you.
They sought therefore again to take him; and he went away from out of their hand
From that day therefore they took counsel that they might kill him.
and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.