While they were going, behold, some of 1the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place.
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And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers
and said, "Tell people, 2'His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.'
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And if this comes to 3the governor's ears, we will 4satisfy him and keep you out of trouble."
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So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews 5to this day.
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