47Therefore5the chiefpriests and the Pharisees6convened a 7council, and were saying, "What are we doing? For thisman is performingmanya8signs.
48"If we let Him go on likethis, allmen will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and takeawayboth our 9place and our nation."
But one of them, 10Caiaphas, 11who was highpriest that year, said to them, "You knownothing at all,
50nor do you take into account that 12it is expedient for you that onemandie for the people, and that the wholenation not perish."
51Now he did not saythisbon his owninitiative, but 13beinghighpriest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation,
and not for the nationonly, but in order that He might also14gathertogether into one the children of God who are scatteredabroad.
53So from that day on they 15plannedtogether to kill Him.
54ThereforeJesus16nolonger continued to walkpubliclyamong the Jews, but wentaway from there to the countrynear the wilderness, into a citycalled17Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples.
55Now18the Passover of the Jews was near, and manywent up to Jerusalem out of the countrybefore the Passover19to purifythemselves.