If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation... So from that day on they made plans to put him to death.
John 11:48, 53 ESV
At a meeting of the Jewish leadership of Jesus' day they decided kill Him because of the threat He posed to their influence and power. While they were acting out of hatred, God used it for good. The Father used the malice of Jesus' enemies to fulfill the plan for Jesus' life, His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection. God's plans always prevail!