Matthew 22:15
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New International Version
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.

New Living Translation
Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested.

English Standard Version
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words.

New American Standard Bible
Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.

King James Bible
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.

International Standard Version
Then the Pharisees went and planned how to trap Jesus in conversation.

NET Bible
Then the Pharisees went out and planned together to entrap him with his own words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Pharisees went, and they took counsel how they might catch him in discourse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the Pharisees went away and planned to trap Jesus into saying the wrong thing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the Pharisees left and took counsel how they might entangle him in his word.

King James 2000 Bible
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

American King James Version
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

American Standard Version
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might ensnare him in his talk.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare him in his speech.

Darby Bible Translation
Then went the Pharisees and held a council how they might ensnare him in speaking.

English Revised Version
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might ensnare him in his talk.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the Pharisees went and consulted together how they might entrap Him in His conversation.

World English Bible
Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk.

Young's Literal Translation
Then the Pharisees having gone, took counsel how they might ensnare him in words,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:15-22 The Pharisees sent their disciples with the Herodians, a party among the Jews, who were for full subjection to the Roman emperor. Though opposed to each other, they joined against Christ. What they said of Christ was right; whether they knew it or not, blessed be God we know it. Jesus Christ was a faithful Teacher, and a bold reprover. Christ saw their wickedness. Whatever mask the hypocrite puts on, our Lord Jesus sees through it. Christ did not interpose as a judge in matters of this nature, for his kingdom is not of this world, but he enjoins peaceable subjection to the powers that be. His adversaries were reproved, and his disciples were taught that the Christian religion is no enemy to civil government. Christ is, and will be, the wonder, not only of his friends, but of his enemies. They admire his wisdom, but will not be guided by it; his power, but will not submit to it.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 15-22. - Second attack: The question concerning the tribute to Caesar. (Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26.) Verse 15. - Then went the Pharisees. After they had heard the parables, and were for the time silenced, they departed from the public courts of the temple, and betook themselves to the hall of the Sanhedrin, that they might plot some stratagem against Jesus. How they might entangle (παγιδεύσωσιν) him in his talk. The verb (not elsewhere found in the New Testament) means "to lay a snare for" an object. The Pharisees did not dare to use open violence, but they now endeavoured by insidious questions to make him compromise himself either with the Romans, their political masters, or with the national and patriotic party.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then went the Pharisees,.... After they had heard the parables of the two sons being bid to go into the vineyard, of the vineyard let out to husbandmen, and of the marriage feast; for it is clear from hence, that these stayed and heard the last of these parables, in all which they saw themselves designed; and though they were irritated and provoked to the last degree, they were obliged to hide their resentments, nor durst they use any violence for fear of the people; wherefore they retired to some convenient place, to the council chamber, or to the palace of the high priest, or where the chief priests were gone, who seem to have departed some time before them:

and took counsel; among themselves, and of others, their superiors; not how they should behave more agreeably for the future, and escape due punishment and wrath to the uttermost, which the King of kings would justly inflict on them, very plainly signified in the above parables; but

how they might entangle him in his talk, or "take hold of his words", as in Luke; or "catch him in his words", as in Mark: they consulted to draw him into a conversation, on a dangerous and ensnaring subject; when they hoped a word might drop unwarily from him, which they might catch at, lay hold on, and improve to his disadvantage; either with the common people, or the government, and especially the latter; as is to be learned from Luke, who expressly says their end was,

that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor; the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, should he say any thing against Caesar, which they endeavoured to ensnare him into; by which means, they doubted not of setting the populace against him, and of screening themselves from their resentments; and of gaining their main point, the delivery of him up into the hands of the civil government, who, for treason and sedition, would put him to death.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Mt 22:15-40. Entangling Questions about Tribute, the Resurrection, and the Great Commandment, with the Replies. ( = Mr 12:13-34; Lu 20:20-40).

For the exposition, see on [1343]Mr 12:13-34.

Matthew 22:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paying Taxes to Caesar
15Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. 16And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

Mark 12:13
Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.

Luke 20:20
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.

1 Corinthians 7:35
I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
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Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

went.

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel …

Mark 12:13-17 And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, …

Luke 20:20-26 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves …

how.

Psalm 41:6 And if he come to see me, he speaks vanity: his heart gathers iniquity …

Psalm 56:5-7 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil…

Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they …

Psalm 59:3 For, see, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against …

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that …

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say …

Luke 11:53,54 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees …

Hebrews 12:3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against …

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