Aug 18

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Aug 18 Many Jews visiting Mary witnessed this and believed in him. But others went to Pharisees to tell them what Jesus did. So, chief priests and Pharisees called a council. They asked, “What are we doing? This man does many miracles, if he continues, everyone will believe in him. Then the Romans will take our place and nation.” But one of them, Caiaphas, said, “You know nothing, it is better if one man dies for the people than that the whole nation perishes.6 He didnt say this on his own, but as high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus would die, not only for the nation but also for Gods children scattered abroad to unite them into one body.7
From then on they planned to kill Jesus. So, Jesus no longer walked publicly among the Jews, but went with the disciples and stayed at Ephraim city near the desert.