Took counsel against him (sumboulion elabon kat autou). An imitation of the Latin concilium capere and found in papyri of the second century A.D. (Deissmann, Bible Studies, p. 238.) This incident marks a crisis in the hatred of the Pharisees toward Jesus. They bolted out of the synagogue and actually conspired with their hated rivals, the Herodians, how to put Jesus to death ( Mark 3:6 ; Matthew 12:14 ; Luke 6:11 ). By "destroy" (apoleswsin) they meant "kill."