Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.
Why do the nations rebel? Why are the countries devising plots that will fail?
They stalk and lurk; they watch my every step, as they prepare to take my life.
in order to shoot down the innocent in secluded places. They shoot at him suddenly and are unafraid of retaliation.
Cruel rulers are not your allies, those who make oppressive laws.
Before this I had been like a docile lamb ready to be led to the slaughter. I did not know they were making plans to kill me. I did not know they were saying, "Let's destroy the tree along with its fruit! Let's remove Jeremiah from the world of the living so people will not even be reminded of him any more."
Then some people said, "Come on! Let us consider how to deal with Jeremiah! There will still be priests to instruct us, wise men to give us advice, and prophets to declare God's word. Come on! Let's bring charges against him and get rid of him! Then we will not need to pay attention to anything he says."
So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs.
who said by the Holy Spirit through your servant David our forefather, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot foolish things?
But Peter was following him from a distance, all the way to the high priest's courtyard. After going in, he sat with the guards to see the outcome.
But you must obey me and set the Sabbath day apart to me. You must not carry any loads in through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. If you disobey, I will set the gates of Jerusalem on fire. It will burn down all the fortified dwellings in Jerusalem and no one will be able to put it out.'"
And Peter had followed him from a distance, up to the high priest's courtyard. He was sitting with the guards and warming himself by the fire.
Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, "You know nothing at all!
They brought him first to Annas, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
On the next day, their rulers, elders, and experts in the law came together in Jerusalem.
for their hearts contemplate violence, and their lips speak harm.
The Lord said to me, "The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem have plotted rebellion against me!
Then Herod privately summoned the wise men and determined from them when the star had appeared.
After they had assembled with the elders and formed a plan, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
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.