They Desired to erase this character from history thinking, "let's do it quickly before The whole country starts believing in him."
God's commandment, "thou Shalt Not kill." Did not seem to matter.
they felt Justified.
They thought this event and many others involving Jesus was blasphemous! In their minds, there was zero chance this man was the "Messiah" or the "King" they were looking for. They were expecting an authoritative King on a thoroughbred horse---Not a blue collar worker's son (son of a carpenter) riding on a borrowed donkey.
He wasn't the "King" that many had envisioned in thupleir minds.
Later, after Jesus began teaching, John 12:28 says the crowd heard a voice from heaven!!!! Wow!
John 12:29-30 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.