Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Bible References

Not

Mark 14:2
But they reasoned, "We will not [take him] during the Festival, because it might start a riot among the people."
Luke 22:7
Then the day came for the Festival of Unleavened Bread [to be held], on which the Passover [lamb] was to be sacrificed.
John 18:28
Then, early in the morning they led Jesus from Caiaphas to [governor Pilate's] headquarters. But the Jewish authorities would not enter it, because [if they had] they would have become ceremonially unclean, and could not eat the Passover meal. [Note: This was because they regarded a Gentile house as defiling].
Acts 4:28
to do what your plan and wisdom predetermined should happen.

Lest

Matthew 14:5
Now Herod wanted to have him put to death, [but hesitated], fearing the crowd, because they considered John to be a prophet.
Matthew 21:26
But if we say, 'from men,' we are afraid the crowd will oppose us because they all consider John to be a prophet."
Luke 20:6
But if we say 'from men,' all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."

General references

Matthew 2:7
Then Herod summoned the astrologer/sages and learned from them exactly when the star had appeared.
Matthew 27:15
Now at the [Passover] Festival, the governor was accustomed to releasing whatever prisoner the crowd wanted.
Mark 15:6
Now at the Passover Festival Pilate customarily released whatever prisoner the people asked him to.
Luke 22:2
And the leading priests and experts in the law of Moses were looking for a way to kill Jesus because they were afraid of the people [i.e., that people would riot if it were done during the Festival. See Matt. 26:5].