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
So [throughout] the days he was teaching in the temple [courts], and [throughout] the nights he was going out [and] spending the night on the hill that is called [the Mount] of Olives.
And [after] he arrived at the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him [while he] was teaching, saying, "By what authority are you doing these [things]? And who gave you this authority?"
And they came again to Jerusalem. And [as] he was walking in the temple [courts], the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came up to him
Jesus replied to him, "I have spoken openly to the world. I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple [courts] where all the Jews assemble, and I have said nothing in secret.
The chief priests
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas,
And the chief priests and the scribes heard [it], and began considering how they could destroy him. For they were afraid of him because the whole crowd was astounded by his teaching.
And they were seeking to arrest him, and they were afraid of the crowd, because they knew that he had told the parable with reference to them. And they left him [and] went away.
Now after two days it was the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread, and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how, [after] arresting him by stealth, they could kill [him].
Has not Moses given you the law, and none of you carries out the law? Why do you seek to kill me?"
I know that you are descendants of Abraham. But you are seeking to kill me, because my word makes no progress among you.
So they were seeking again to seize him, and he departed out of their hand.
So from that day they resolved that they should kill him.
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they could destroy him, because they were afraid of the people.