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 in the daytime he was teaching in the temple, and at night he went out and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.
And when he was come into the temple, the princes of the 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 returned to Jerusalem, and as he was walking in the temple, the princes of the priests and the scribes and the elders came
Jesus answered him, I spoke openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews gather; and I have said nothing in secret.
The chief priests
Then the princes of the priests and the scribes and the elders of the people assembled together in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
And the scribes and the princes of the priests heard it and sought how they might kill him, for they feared him because all the multitude was astonished at his doctrine.
And they sought to lay hold on him but feared the multitude, for they understood that he had spoken the parable against them, and leaving him, they went away.
Two days after was the passover and the days of unleavened bread; and the princes of the priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, that they might kill him.
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do ye go about to kill me?
I know that ye are Abraham's seed, but ye seek to kill me because my word has no place in you.
Therefore they sought again to take him, but he escaped out of their hand
So that from that day forth they took counsel together to kill him.
And the princes of the priests and scribes sought how they might kill him, but they feared the people.