John 11:47–52

Conspiracy to Kill Jesus

47 Therefore athe chief priests and the Pharisees bconvened a ccouncil, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many 1dsigns.

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 aplace and our nation.”

49 But one of them, aCaiaphas, bwho was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all,

50 nor do you take into account that ait 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 1on his own initiative, but abeing 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 agather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.

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