John 12:10
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New International Version
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,

New Living Translation
Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too,

English Standard Version
So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well,

Berean Study Bible
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,

Berean Literal Bible
But the chief priests took counsel, that they might kill Lazarus also,

New American Standard Bible
But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;

King James Bible
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore the chief priests decided to kill Lazarus also

International Standard Version
So the high priests planned to kill Lazarus, too,

NET Bible
So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too,

New Heart English Bible
But the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus also,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chief Priests had deliberated that they would also kill Lazar,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too.

New American Standard 1977
But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus to death also;

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the princes of the priests took counsel that they might also put Lazarus to death

King James 2000 Bible
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

American King James Version
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

American Standard Version
But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also:

Darby Bible Translation
But the chief priests took counsel that they might kill Lazarus also,

English Revised Version
But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Webster's Bible Translation
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Weymouth New Testament
The High Priests, however, consulted together to put Lazarus also to death,

World English Bible
But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also,

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priests took counsel, that also Lazarus they may kill,
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Lazarus
9Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews learned that Jesus was there. And they came not only because of Him, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11for on account of him many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

John 12:9
Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews learned that Jesus was there. And they came not only because of Him, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.

John 12:11
for on account of him many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus.
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(10) But the chief priests consulted.--The chief priests were for the most part Sadducees (Acts 5:17). They have been acting with the Pharisees from John 11:47 onwards. Their animus is shown in that, while no charge is brought against Lazarus, his life is a witness to the divinity of Him whom they have condemned to death, and a denial of their own doctrine that there is no resurrection (Acts 23:8). The words do not mean that they came to a final decision to put him to death, but that they took counsel on the matter, and watched their opportunity.

Verses 10, 11. -

(2) On the chief priests. The chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. They deliberated to kill Lazarus as well as Jesus. It was not enough that one man should die; another and another must follow if their plan is to succeed. And now the hour had come (John 2:4; John 7:30), but not until our Lord once more warned the disciples with intense significance and explicitness of his approaching death and burial. Thus another striking illustration is given of the judgment, the crisis, the sifting process, which is always going on in the presence of Christ. His greatest signs, his wisest teachings, his most amazing love, bring out the twofold result. Some receive, some reject, some burst into louder acclaim, some try to slay. As with the history of this "Gospel," some hear in it the very voice of the Eternal, but there are others who would grind it to powder. Because Ignatius and Polycarp bear witness to the existence of the Gospel, these Lazaruses must be put to death, or banished to a later period out of harm's way. Even the genuineness of the Apocalypse, so long a tower of defense for the Tübingen school, is too powerful a proof of St. John's residence in Asia to be accepted with equanimity or left in possession, and some of the later critics have taken counsel to repudiate its Johannine authorship. But the chief priests,.... With the rest of the sanhedrim:

consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; as well as Jesus, and that for no other crime, but because he was raised from the dead by him; which shows what consciences these men had, and how horribly wicked they were; that they stopped at nothing, whereby they might satisfy their malice and envy, and secure their worldly interests and advantages. 12:1-11 Christ had formerly blamed Martha for being troubled with much serving. But she did not leave off serving, as some, who when found fault with for going too far in one way, peevishly run too far another way; she still served, but within hearing of Christ's gracious words. Mary gave a token of love to Christ, who had given real tokens of his love to her and her family. God's Anointed should be our Anointed. Has God poured on him the oil of gladness above his fellows, let us pour on him the ointment of our best affections. In Judas a foul sin is gilded over with a plausible pretence. We must not think that those do no acceptable service, who do it not in our way. The reigning love of money is heart-theft. The grace of Christ puts kind comments on pious words and actions, makes the best of what is amiss, and the most of what is good. Opportunities are to be improved; and those first and most vigorously, which are likely to be the shortest. To consult to hinder the further effect of the miracle, by putting Lazarus to death, is such wickedness, malice, and folly, as cannot be explained, except by the desperate enmity of the human heart against God. They resolved that the man should die whom the Lord had raised to life. The success of the gospel often makes wicked men so angry, that they speak and act as if they hoped to obtain a victory over the Almighty himself.
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