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 every day Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, but at night he went and stayed on the Mount of Olives.
Now after Jesus entered the temple courts, the chief priests and elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
They came again to Jerusalem. While Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the experts in the law, and the elders came up to him
Jesus replied, "I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues and in the temple courts, where all the Jewish people assemble together. I have said nothing in secret.
The chief priests
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people met together in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.
The chief priests and the experts in the law heard it and they considered how they could assassinate him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed by his teaching.
Now they wanted to arrest him (but they feared the crowd), because they realized that he told this parable against them. So they left him and went away.
Two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the chief priests and the experts in the law were trying to find a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.
Hasn't Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law! Why do you want to kill me?"
I know that you are Abraham's descendants. But you want to kill me, because my teaching makes no progress among you.
Then they attempted again to seize him, but he escaped their clutches.
So from that day they planned together to kill him.
The chief priests and the experts in the law were trying to find some way to execute Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.