Mark 12:12
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New International Version
Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.

New Living Translation
The religious leaders wanted to arrest Jesus because they realized he was telling the story against them--they were the wicked farmers. But they were afraid of the crowd, so they left him and went away.

English Standard Version
And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away.

Berean Study Bible
At this, the leaders sought to arrest Jesus, for they knew that He had spoken this parable against them. But fearing the crowd, they left Him and went away.

Berean Literal Bible
And they were seeking to lay hold of Him, and yet they feared the crowd; for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them. And having left Him, they went away.

New American Standard Bible
And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.

King James Bible
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.

International Standard Version
They were trying to arrest him but were afraid of the crowd. Realizing that he had spoken this parable against them, they left him alone and went away.

NET Bible
Now they wanted to arrest him (but they feared the crowd), because they realized that he told this parable against them. So they left him and went away.

New Heart English Bible
They tried to seize him, but they feared the crowd; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were seeking to seize him and they were afraid of the people, for they knew that he had spoken this parable about them and they left him and departed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They wanted to arrest him but were afraid of the crowd. They knew that he had directed this illustration at them. So they left him alone and went away.

New American Standard 1977
And they were seeking to seize Him; and yet they feared the multitude; for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him, and went away.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they sought to lay hold on him but feared the multitude, for they understood that he had spoken the parable against them, and leaving him, they went away.

King James 2000 Bible
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

American King James Version
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

American Standard Version
And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sought to lay hands on him, but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way.

Darby Bible Translation
And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.

English Revised Version
And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and departed.

Weymouth New Testament
And they kept looking out for an opportunity to seize Him, but were afraid of the people; for they saw that in this parable He had referred to *them*. So they left Him and went away.

World English Bible
They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.

Young's Literal Translation
And they were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spake the simile, and having left him, they went away;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-12 Christ showed in parables, that he would lay aside the Jewish church. It is sad to think what base usage God's faithful ministers have met with in all ages, from those who have enjoyed the privileges of the church, but have not brought forth fruit answerable. God at length sent his Son, his Well-beloved; and it might be expected that he whom their Master loved, they also should respect and love; but instead of honouring him because he was the Son and Heir, they therefore hated him. But the exaltation of Christ was the Lord's doing; and it is his doing to exalt him in our hearts, and to set up his throne there; and if this be done, it cannot but be marvellous in our eyes. The Scriptures, and faithful preachers, and the coming of Christ in the flesh, call on us to render due praise to God in our lives. Let sinners beware of a proud, carnal spirit; if they revile or despise the preachers of Christ, they would have done so their Master, had they lived when he was upon earth.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
11This is from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” 12At this, the leaders sought to arrest Jesus, for they knew that He had spoken this parable against them. But fearing the crowd, they left Him and went away. 13Later, they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to catch Jesus in His words.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:22
And when they heard this, they were amazed. So they left Him and went away.

Mark 11:18
When the chief priests and scribes heard this, they looked for a way to kill Him. For they were afraid of Him, because the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.
Treasury of Scripture

And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

feared.

Mark 11:18,32 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might …

Matthew 21:26,45,46 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John …

Luke 20:6,19 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they …

John 7:25,30,44 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill…

knew.

2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God …

1 Kings 20:38-41 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and …

1 Kings 21:17-27 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying…

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