The chief priests and the Pharisees therefore assembled the Sanhedrin, and said, "What are we doing? For this Man is doing many signs. If we let Him thus alone, all will believe on Him; and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation." But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, "Ye know nothing at all, nor do ye consider that it is expedient for you, that one man should die for the people, and not the whole nation perish."
Now he did not say this of himself; but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation; and not for the nation only, but that He might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad. Therefore from that day they took counsel that they might put Him to death. So Jesus no longer walked about publicly, but went away thence into the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there He abode with the disciples.