So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, "What are we going to do since this man does many signs?
If we let Him continue in this way, everybody will believe in Him! Then the Romans will come and remove both our place and our nation."
One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all!
You're not considering that it is to your advantage that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish."
When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children in the temple complex cheering, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant
Every day He was teaching in the temple complex. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people were looking for a way to destroy Him,
but they could not find a way to do it, because all the people were captivated by what they heard.
saying, "What should we do with these men? For an obvious sign, evident to all who live in Jerusalem, has been done through them, and we cannot deny it!
But so this does not spread any further among the people, let's threaten them against speaking to anyone in this name again."
When they had brought them in, they had them stand before the Sanhedrin, and the high priest asked,
"Didn't we strictly order you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to bring this man's blood on us!"
So they came to John and told him, "Rabbi, the One you testified about, and who was with you across the Jordan, is baptizing-- and everyone is flocking to Him."
May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before You,
[For the choir director. A psalm of the sons of Korah.] Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who inhabit the world,
In days to come, Jacob will take root. Israel will blossom and bloom and fill the whole world with fruit.
When they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city officials, shouting, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.