Matthew 26:4
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New International Version
and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.

New Living Translation
plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him.

English Standard Version
and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.

Berean Study Bible
and they conspired to arrest Jesus covertly and kill Him.

Berean Literal Bible
and they plotted together, in order that they might seize Jesus by guile and kill Him.

New American Standard Bible
and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.

King James Bible
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and they conspired to arrest Jesus in a treacherous way and kill Him."

International Standard Version
They conspired to arrest Jesus by treachery and to kill him.

NET Bible
They planned to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him.

New Heart English Bible
They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they held a council about Yeshua, so that they might seize him by deceit and murder him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They made plans to arrest Jesus in an underhanded way and to kill him.

New American Standard 1977
and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth, and kill Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and took counsel that they might take Jesus by guile and kill him.

King James 2000 Bible
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

American King James Version
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

American Standard Version
and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and put him to death.

Darby Bible Translation
and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him;

English Revised Version
and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.

Weymouth New Testament
and consulted how to get Jesus into their power by stratagem and put Him to death.

World English Bible
They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.

Young's Literal Translation
and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill him,
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
3At that time, the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4and they conspired to arrest Jesus covertly and kill Him. 5“But not during the feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

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.

John 11:53
So from that day on they plotted to kill Him.

Acts 13:10
and said, "O child of the devil and enemy of all righteousness! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord?
Treasury of Scripture

And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

consulted.

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

by.

Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation …

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which …

Acts 7:19 The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, …

Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the …

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through …

(4) That they might take Jesus by subtilty.--The plan implied in these words and in those that follow ("not on the feast day") would seem to have been hastened in its accomplishment by the unexpected treachery of Judas. They had intended to wait till the feast was over, but the temptation thus offered was too great to be resisted, and they accordingly stepped out of the limits which their caution had suggested, and were content to run the risk even of an "uproar among the people" within the twenty-four hours of the Paschal Feast.

Verse 4. - By subtilty. They had decided to put Jesus to death; the question was how to get possession of his Person when there would be no attempt at a rescue, nor any tumult in his favour. The original is literally, They took counsel in order that they might take, etc. They seem scarcely to have reckoned on any legal trial; once they had him quietly in their hands, they would find means to dispose of him. And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety,.... The Jews had often attempted his life, but he escaped out of their hands; they had sent officers to apprehend him, but to no purpose; they therefore meet and consult together, to form some scheme, and make use of some stratagem, that they might lay hold on him, and keep him; they were for doing this in the most private manner they could:

and kill him; not with their own hands, nor privately; but their scheme was to apprehend him privately, by some secret artifice, and then deliver him to the Roman governor; to put him to death according to law, publicly, for crimes they had to charge him with; hereby Psalm 2:2, had its accomplishment, at least in part. 26:1-5 Our Lord had often told of his sufferings as at a distance, now he speaks of them as at hand. At the same time the Jewish council consulted how they might put him to death secretly. But it pleased God to defeat their intention. Jesus, the true paschal Lamb, was to be sacrificed for us at that very time, and his death and resurrection rendered public.
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