Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

47 Therefore (A)the chief priests and the Pharisees (B)convened a (C)council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many [a](D)signs. 48 If we let Him go on like this, all men will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our (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 do you take into account that (H)it is expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” 51 Now he did not say this [b]on his own initiative, but (I)being 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 attesting miracles
  2. John 11:51 Lit from himself