|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
King James Bible
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
American Standard Version
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.
Young's Literal Translation
And, having watched him, they sent forth liers in wait, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his word, to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor,
Luke 20:20 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They watched him - Παρατηρησαντες, Insidiously watching. See on Luke 14:1 (note).
Spies - Εγκαθετους, from εν, in, and καθιημι, I let down, to set in ambush. One who crouches in some secret place to spy, listen, catch, or hurt. Hesychius explains the word by ενεδρευοντες, those who lie in wait, or in ambush, to surprise and slay. Josephus uses the word to signify a person bribed for a particular purpose. See War, b. ii. c. ii. s. 5, and b. vi. c. v. s. 2. No doubt the persons mentioned in the text were men of the basest principles, and were hired by the malicious Pharisees to do what they attempted in vain to perform.
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Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...
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Matthew 22:15,18 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk...
Mark 12:13,15 And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words...
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Psalm 66:3 Say to God, How terrible are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves to you.
Psalm 81:15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves to him: but their time should have endured for ever.
2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...
they might deliver.
Matthew 27:2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
John 18:28-32 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall...
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Daniel 6:4 At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.
Matthew 22:15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
Matthew 27:2 So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
Mark 3:2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.
Mark 12:13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.
Luke 11:54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.
Luke 20:21 So the spies questioned him: "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.