John 11:47
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English Standard Version
So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs.

King James Bible
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

American Standard Version
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many signs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The chief priests therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered a council, and said: What do we, for this man doth many miracles?

English Revised Version
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many signs.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and said, What do we? for this man performeth many miracles.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore the High Priests and the Pharisees held a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What steps are we taking?" they asked one another; "for this man is performing a great number of miracles.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The chief priests

Of the Sadducean party. This should be constantly kept in mind in reading both John's narrative and that of the Synoptists. The Sadducees, represented by the chief priests, are the leaders in the more decisive measures against Christ. Throughout this Gospel the form of expression is either the chief priests alone, or the chief priests and the Pharisees. The only mention of the Pharisees in the history of the passion is Matthew 27:62, where also the expression is the chief priests and Pharisees. The chief priests are the deadly enemies of Christ (Matthew 26:3,Matthew 26:14). Similarly, in the Acts, the opposition to the Christians is headed by the priests and Sadducees, who represent the same party. In the two instances where the Pharisees appear, they incline to favor the Christians (Acts 5:34; Acts 23:6).

A council (συνέδριον)

Correctly, and not the council, which would require the article. The meaning is, they called a sitting of the Sanhedrim; probably as distinguished from a formal meeting of that body.

What do we?

The present tense, indicating an emergency. This man is at work teaching and working miracles, and what are we doing?

John 11:47 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

gathered.

Psalm 2:2-4 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying...

Matthew 26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest...

Matthew 27:1,2 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death...

Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread...

Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

Acts 4:5,6,27,28 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes...

Acts 5:21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came...

What.

John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Acts 4:16,17 Saying, What shall we do to these men...

Acts 5:24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things...

Cross References
Matthew 5:22
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire.

Matthew 26:3
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

John 2:11
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

John 6:2
And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick.

John 7:32
The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.

John 7:45
The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"

John 11:57
Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him.

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