Bible: John 11:47-53

11:47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees 1  called the council 2  together and said, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs. 11:48 If we allow him to go on in this way, 3  everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away our sanctuary 4  and our nation.”

11:49 Then one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said, 5 You know nothing at all! 11:50 You do not realize 6  that it is more to your advantage to have one man 7  die for the people than for the whole nation to perish.” 8  11:51 (Now he did not say this on his own, 9  but because he was high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the Jewish nation, 10  11:52 and not for the Jewish nation 11  only, 12  but to gather together 13  into one the children of God who are scattered.) 14  11:53 So from that day they planned together to kill him.

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