11 While they were on their way, behold, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had occurred.
12 And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers,
13 And said, Tell people, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping.
14 And if the governor hears of it, we will appease him and make you safe and free from trouble and care.
15 So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.