Chief priests

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2 Chronicles 19:11

And behold, Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the Lord, and Zebadiah son of Ishmael, the governor of the house of Judah, in all the king's matters; also the Levites will serve you as officers. Deal courageously [be strong and do], and may the Lord be with the good!

2 Kings 25:18

The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold.

Jeremiah 52:24

And the captain of the guard took [as prisoners] Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest and the three keepers of the door.

2 Chronicles 24:6

So the king called for Jehoiada the high priest and said to him, Why have you not required the Levites to bring in from Judah and Jerusalem the tax authorized by Moses the servant of the Lord and of the assembly of Israel for the Tent of the Testimony?

More Verses on Chief priests

2 Chronicles 31:10

Azariah the high priest, of the house of Zadok, answered him, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the Lord's house, we have eaten and have plenty left, for the Lord has blessed His people, and what is left is this great store.

Ezra 7:5

The son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest -- "

Matthew 2:4

So he called together all the chief priests and learned men (scribes) of the people and anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born.

Matthew 21:15

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did and the boys and the girls and the youths and the maidens crying out in the porches and courts of the temple, Hosanna (O be propitious, graciously inclined) to the Son of David! they were indignant.

Matthew 20:18

Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes; and they will sentence Him to death

Mark 10:33

[Saying], Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be turned over to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn and sentence Him to death and turn Him over to the Gentiles.

Matthew 21:23

And when He entered the sacred enclosure of the temple, the chief priests and elders of the people came up to Him as He was teaching and said, By what power of authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this power of authority?

Mark 11:27-28

And they came again to Jerusalem. And when Jesus was walking about in the [ courts and porches of the] temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him, And they kept saying to Him, By what [sort of] authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do them?

Luke 20:1-2

One day as Jesus was instructing the people in the temple [ porches] and preaching the good news (the Gospel), the chief priests and the scribes came up with the elders (members of the Sanhedrin) And said to Him, Tell us by what [sort of] authority You are doing these things? Or who is it who gave You this authority?

Matthew 21:45-46

And when the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables (comparisons, stories used to illustrate and explain), they perceived that He was talking about them. And although they were trying to arrest Him, they feared the throngs because they regarded Him as a prophet.

Luke 20:19

The scribes and the chief priests desired and tried to find a way to arrest Him at that very hour, but they were afraid of the people; for they discerned that He had related this parable against them.

John 7:32

The Pharisees learned how the people were saying these things about Him under their breath; and the chief priests and Pharisees sent attendants (guards) to arrest Him.

John 11:47

So the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting of the council (the Sanhedrin) and said, What are we to do? For this Man performs many signs (evidences, miracles).

Matthew 26:3-5

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the [ open] court of the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, And consulted together in order to arrest Jesus by stratagem secretly and put Him to death. But they said, It must not be during the Feast, for fear that there will be a riot among the people.

Mark 14:1

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the chief priests and the scribes were all the while seeking to arrest [Jesus] by secrecy and deceit and put [Him] to death,

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the whole council (the Sanhedrin) sought to get false witnesses to testify against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death;

Mark 14:55

Now the chief priests and the entire council (the Sanhedrin) were constantly seeking [to get] testimony against Jesus with a view to condemning Him and putting Him to death, but they did not find any.

Matthew 27:1

When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus to put Him to death;

Matthew 26:14

Then one of the Twelve [apostles], who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

Mark 14:10

Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve [apostles], went off to the chief priests in order to betray and hand Him over to them.

Luke 22:4

And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray Him and deliver Him up to them.

Matthew 26:47

As He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve [apostles], came up, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.

Mark 14:43

And at once, while He was still speaking, Judas came, one of the Twelve [apostles], and with him a crowd of men with swords and clubs, [who came] from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders [of the Sanhedrin].

Luke 22:52

Then Jesus said to those who had come out against Him -- "the chief priests and captains of the temple and elders [of the Sanhedrin] -- "Have you come out with swords and clubs as [you would] against a robber?

John 18:3

So Judas, obtaining and taking charge of the band of soldiers and some guards (attendants) of the high priests and Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

Matthew 27:3-6

When Judas, His betrayer, saw that [Jesus] was condemned, [Judas was afflicted in mind and troubled for his former folly; and] with remorse [with little more than a selfish dread of the consequences] he brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, Saying, I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. They replied, What is that to us? See to that yourself. And casting the pieces of silver [forward] into the [Holy Place of the sanctuary of the] temple, he departed; and he went off and hanged himself.read more.
But the chief priests, picking up the pieces of silver, said, It is not legal to put these in the [consecrated] treasury, for it is the price of blood.

Matthew 27:12

But when the charges were made against Him by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer.

Mark 15:3

And the chief priests kept accusing Him of many things.

Luke 22:66

As soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led Him into their council (the Sanhedrin), and they said,

Luke 23:10

Meanwhile, the chief priests and the scribes stood by, continuing vehemently and violently to accuse Him.

Matthew 27:20

But the chief priests and the elders prevailed on the people to ask for Barabbas, and put Jesus to death.

Luke 23:4

And Pilate said to the chief priests and the throngs, I find no guilt or crime in this Man.

John 19:6

When the chief priests and attendants (guards) saw Him, they cried out, Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Take Him yourselves and crucify Him, for I find no fault (crime) in Him.

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

Mark 15:31

So also the chief priests, with the scribes, made sport of Him to one another, saying, He rescued others [ from death]; Himself He is unable to rescue.

Mark 15:10

For he was aware that it was [ because they were prompted] by envy that the chief priests had delivered Him up.

Luke 24:20

And how our chief priests and rulers gave Him up to be sentenced to death, and crucified Him.

John 18:35

Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your [own] people and nation and their chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?

Matthew 27:62-66

The next day, that is, the day after the day of Preparation [for the Sabbath], the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate And said, Sir, we have just remembered how that vagabond Imposter said while He was still alive, After three days I will rise again. Therefore give an order to have the tomb made secure and safeguarded until the third day, for fear that His disciples will come and steal Him away and tell the people that He has risen from the dead, and the last deception and fraud will be worse than the first.read more.
Pilate said to them, You have a guard [of soldiers; take them and] go, make it as secure as you can. So they went off and made the tomb secure by sealing the boulder, a guard of soldiers being with them and remaining to watch.

Matthew 28:11-15

While they were on their way, behold, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had occurred. And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers, And said, Tell people, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping.read more.
And if the governor hears of it, we will appease him and make you safe and free from trouble and care. So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.

John 19:15

But they shouted, Away with Him! Away with Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar!

Acts 4:23

After they were permitted to go, [the apostles] returned to their own [company] and told all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

Acts 5:24

Now when the military leader of the temple area and the chief priests heard these facts, they were much perplexed and thoroughly at a loss about them, wondering into what this might grow.

Acts 9:14

Now he is here and has authority from the high priests to put in chains all who call upon Your name.

Acts 26:10

And that is what I did in Jerusalem; I [not only] locked up many of the [faithful] saints (holy ones) in prison by virtue of authority received from the chief priests, but when they were being condemned to death, I cast my vote against them.

Acts 22:30

But the next day, desiring to know the real cause for which the Jews accused him, he unbound him and ordered the chief priests and all the council (Sanhedrin) to assemble; and he brought Paul down and placed him before them.

Acts 23:14

And they went to the chief priests and elders, saying, We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath and under a curse not to taste any food until we have slain Paul.

Acts 25:2

And [there] the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid charges before him against Paul, and they kept begging and urging him,

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Deceit » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the chief priests and the scribes were all the while seeking to arrest [Jesus] by secrecy and deceit and put [Him] to death,

Deception » Instances of » Chief priests

Mark 14:1

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the chief priests and the scribes were all the while seeking to arrest [Jesus] by secrecy and deceit and put [Him] to death,

Envy » Exemplified » Chief priests

Mark 15:10

For he was aware that it was [ because they were prompted] by envy that the chief priests had delivered Him up.

Hatred to Christ » Exemplified » Chief priests

Matthew 27:1-2

When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus to put Him to death; And they bound Him and led Him away and handed Him over to Pilate the governor.

Murder » Exemplified » Chief priests

Matthew 27:1

When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held a consultation against Jesus to put Him to death;

Revenge » Exemplified » Chief priests

Acts 5:33

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart and infuriated and wanted to kill the disciples.

Scoffing » Instances of » Chief priests

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

Scorning and mocking » Exemplified » Chief priests

Matthew 27:41

In the same way the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, made sport of Him, saying,

Unbelief » Exemplified » Chief priests

Luke 22:67

If You are the Christ (the Messiah), tell us. But He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe (trust in, cleave to, and rely on what I say),

Unbelief » Instances of » Chief priests

Luke 22:67

If You are the Christ (the Messiah), tell us. But He said to them, If I tell you, you will not believe (trust in, cleave to, and rely on what I say),