Now as the women were going on their way, behold, some of the guard, having come into the city, reported to the chief priests all things that had taken place. And when they had come together with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave much money to the soldiers, saying, "Say ye, 'His disciples came by night and took Him away secretly while we slept." And if this should be heard by the governor, we will persuade him and make you secure." Then they took the money and did as they were taught. And this report spread abroad among the Jews, even to the present day.