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 day-time 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 had come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to 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 spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
The chief priests
Then assembled the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine.
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and departed.
After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests, and the scribes, sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?
I know that ye are Abraham's offspring; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Therefore they sought again to take him; but he escaped from their hand,
Then from that day forth they took counsel together to put him to death.
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him: for they feared the people.