John 11:45-57

The Plot to Kill Jesus

45 aMany of the Jews therefore bwho had come with Mary and chad seen what he did, believed in him, 46but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47So the chief priests and the Pharisees dgathered ethe council and said fWhat are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and gthe Romans will come and take away both our hplace and our nation.” 49But one of them iCaiaphas jwho was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50Nor do you understand that kit is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” 51He did not say this of his own accord, but lbeing high priest that year mhe prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52and nnot for the nation only, but also oto gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53So from that day on they pmade plans to put him to death.

54Jesus therefore qno longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples.

55Now rthe Passover of the Jews was at hand, and smany went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover tto purify themselves. 56 uThey were looking for
Greek  were seeking for
Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?”
57Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.

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