Chapter 166: Priests create a lie

1 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests that the body of Jesus was not, but the risen had begun to fall. 2 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 3 Saying, Say ye, Our warriors came by night, and did away with the risen while we slept. 4 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

5 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.