Now as the women were on their way, some of the guards came into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened.
They met with the elders and decided to give a large sum of money to the soldiers.
They told them, "Say that Jesus' disciples came at night and stole his body while you were sleeping.
And if the governor hears about this, we will take care of it with him so you will have nothing to worry about."
So the soldiers took the money and did as they were told. And this report has spread throughout all Judea to this very day.