Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

47 Therefore (A)the chief priests and the Pharisees (B)convened a (C)council meeting, and they were saying, “What are we [a]doing in regard to the fact that this man is performing many [b](D)signs? 48 If we let Him go on like this, all the people will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take over both our [c](E)place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, (F)Caiaphas, (G)who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor are you taking into account that (H)it is in your best interest that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish instead.” 51 Now he did not say this [d]on his own, but (I)as he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation; 52 and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also (J)gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they (K)planned together to kill Him.

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  1. John 11:47 Or doing? For this
  2. John 11:47 I.e., confirming miracles
  3. John 11:48 Possibly meaning the temple
  4. John 11:51 Lit from himself

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