Luke 22:2
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New International Version
and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.

New Living Translation
The leading priests and teachers of religious law were plotting how to kill Jesus, but they were afraid of the people's reaction.

English Standard Version
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

Berean Study Bible
and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death; for they feared the people.

Berean Literal Bible
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how the they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

New American Standard Bible
The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

King James Bible
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Him to death, because they were afraid of the people.

International Standard Version
So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.

NET Bible
The chief priests and the experts in the law were trying to find some way to execute Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.

New Heart English Bible
The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him, for they feared the people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chief Priests and Scribes were seeking how they would kill him, but they were afraid of the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for some way to kill Jesus. However, they were afraid of the people.

New American Standard 1977
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the princes of the priests and scribes sought how they might kill him, but they feared the people.

King James 2000 Bible
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

American King James Version
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

American Standard Version
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death: but they feared the people.

Darby Bible Translation
and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

English Revised Version
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him: for they feared the people.

Weymouth New Testament
and the High Priests and the Scribes were contriving how to destroy Him. But they feared the people.

World English Bible
The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they may take him up, for they were afraid of the people.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1-6 Christ knew all men, and had wise and holy ends in taking Judas to be a disciple. How he who knew Christ so well, came to betray him, we are here told; Satan entered into Judas. It is hard to say whether more mischief is done to Christ's kingdom, by the power of its open enemies, or by the treachery of its pretended friends; but without the latter, its enemies could not do so much evil as they do.
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death; for they feared the people. 3Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

Matthew 26:2
"You know that the Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

Mark 14:1
Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were two days away, and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a covert way to arrest Jesus and kill Him.
Treasury of Scripture

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