John 11:57
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New International Version
But the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who found out where Jesus was should report it so that they might arrest him.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, the leading priests and Pharisees had publicly ordered that anyone seeing Jesus must report it immediately so they could arrest him.

English Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.

Berean Study Bible
But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where He was must report it, so that they could arrest Him.

Berean Literal Bible
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command that if anyone should know where He is, he should show it, so that they might seize Him.

New American Standard Bible
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him.

King James Bible
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it so they could arrest Him.

International Standard Version
Now the high priests and the Pharisees had given orders that whoever knew where he was should tell them so that they could arrest him.

NET Bible
(Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where Jesus was should report it, so that they could arrest him.)

New Heart English Bible
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it, that they might arrest him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Chief Priests and the Pharisees ordered that if anyone knew where he was, he would show them so that they might seize him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
(The chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that whoever knew where Jesus was should tell them so that they could arrest him.)

New American Standard 1977
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now both the high priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that if anyone knew where he was he should show it, that they might take him.

King James 2000 Bible
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.

American King James Version
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him.

American Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests and Pharisees had given a commandment, that if any man knew where he was, he should tell, that they might apprehend him.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment that if any one knew where he was, he should make it known, that they might take him.

English Revised Version
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should shew it, that they might take him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should show it, that they might take him.

Weymouth New Testament
Now the High Priests and the Pharisees had issued orders that if any one knew where He was, he should give information, so that they might arrest Him.

World English Bible
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had commanded that if anyone knew where he was, he should report it, that they might seize him.

Young's Literal Translation
and both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if any one may know where he is, he may shew it, so that they may seize him.
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
56They kept looking for Jesus and asking one another as they stood in the temple courts, “What do you think? Will He come to the feast at all?” 57But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where He was must report it, so that they could arrest Him.
Cross References
John 11:46
But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.

John 11:47
Then the chief priests and Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, "What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.
Treasury of Scripture

Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him.

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John 5:16-18 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, …

John 8:59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and …

John 9:22 These words spoke his parents, because they feared the Jews: for …

John 10:39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

(57) Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees.--If the word rendered "both" is regarded as part of the text, it would connect this verse with the fact that the people sought for Jesus--"They on the one hand sought and asked questions about Him; but besides this, the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment . . ." But the great majority of the best MSS. omit the word, and we must therefore read, Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given commandment . . . The words are an explanation of their question--"Will He come in the face of this commandment? "Their resolve to take Him has been arrived at as the result of their counsel (John 11:53).

Verse 57. - Now the chief priests and Pharisees had given commandment, that, if any one knew where he was, he should indicate it, that they might take him. This would not have been a difficult task. Jesus and twelve men could hardly have been hidden from their spies. The country people must have been faithful to him, and the edicts were issued rather to intimidate the people than to secure the immediate end; but they were quite sufficient to excite the inquiries of Galilaeans and others who had gone to Jerusalem for the main purpose of seeing him. The interdict had been aimed probably at the family of Bethany, which was clearly one of some consequence, or against any household in Jerusalem which should harbor him. It may have been the occasion which stirred the devilish spirit in the mind of Judas. So long as Jesus was surrounded with an enthusiastic crowd, they dared not seize his person. They resolved on secrecy, but were bent on public humiliation.



Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees,.... Who were of the sanhedrim:

had given a commandment; or published an edict, a decree of the senate:

that if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him; and this made it a doubtful point with some, whether he would come to the feast or not; and was the reason why others sought for him, and inquired after him, that they might discover him to the chief priests and Pharisees, and have the promised reward. 57. chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment that if any knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him—This is mentioned to account for the conjectures whether He would come, in spite of this determination to seize Him. 11:54-57 Before our gospel passover we must renew our repentance. Thus by a voluntary purification, and by religious exercises, many, more devout than their neighbours, spent some time before the passover at Jerusalem. When we expect to meet God, we must solemnly prepare. No devices of man can alter the purposes of God: and while hypocrites amuse themselves with forms and disputes, and worldly men pursue their own plans, Jesus still orders all things for his own glory and the salvation of his people.
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