John 11:47
New International Version
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs.

New Living Translation
Then the leading priests and Pharisees called the high council together. “What are we going to do?” they asked each other. “This man certainly performs many miraculous signs.

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.

Berean Study Bible
Then the chief priests and Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we to do? This man is performing many signs.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and were saying, "What are we to do? For this man does 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.

New King James Version
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council and said, “What shall we do? For this Man works many signs.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council meeting, and they were saying, “What are we doing in regard to the fact that this man is performing many signs?

NASB 1995
Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.

NASB 1977
Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing many signs.

Amplified Bible
So the chief priests and Pharisees convened a council [of the leaders in Israel], and said, “What are we doing? For this man performs many signs (attesting miracles).

Christian Standard Bible
So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and were saying, “What are we going to do since this man is doing many signs?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we going to do since this man does many signs?

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chief Priests and the Pharisees were gathered, and they were saying, “What shall we do? This man is doing great miracles.”

Contemporary English Version
Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, "What should we do? This man is working a lot of miracles.

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.

Good News Translation
So the Pharisees and the chief priests met with the Council and said, "What shall we do? Look at all the miracles this man is performing!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council. They asked, "What are we doing? This man is performing a lot of miracles.

International Standard Version
So the high priests and the Pharisees assembled the Council and said, "What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs.

Literal Standard Version
the chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together [the] Sanhedrin and said, “What may we do? Because this Man does many signs?

NET Bible
So the chief priests and the Pharisees called the council together and said, "What are we doing? For this man is performing many miraculous signs.

New Heart English Bible
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? For this man does many signs.

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.

World English Bible
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, "What are we doing? For this man does many signs.

Young's Literal Translation
the chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together a sanhedrim, and said, 'What may we do? because this man doth many signs?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plot to Kill Jesus
46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47Then the chief priests and Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said, “What are we to do? This man is performing many signs. 48If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”…

Cross References
Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be subject to the fire of hell.

Matthew 26:3
At that time the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

John 2:11
Jesus performed this, the first of His signs, at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

John 6:2
A large crowd followed Him because they saw the signs He was performing on the sick.

John 7:32
When the Pharisees heard the crowd whispering these things about Jesus, they and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.

John 7:45
Then the officers returned to the chief priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why didn't you bring Him in?"

John 11:57
But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that anyone who knew where He was must report it, so that they could arrest Him.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

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: …

What.

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

Acts 4:16,17
Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it

Acts 5:24
Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.









[(3) LIFE, TRUTH, LIGHT, AND LOVE MORE FULLY MANIFESTED. CORRESPONDING INCREASE OF THE UNBELIEF OF THE JEWS (continued).

(b)The council of the Jews. The decree of death against the Giver of Life (John 11:47-53).

(c)The withdrawal to Ephraim. Many seek for Jesus (John 11:54-57).

(d)The supper at Bethany. Mary, Judas, the chief priests (love, selfishness, hatred) (John 12:1-11).

(e)The entry into Jerusalem. The King and His people (John 11:12-19). . . .

Verse 47. - The chief priests and Pharisees therefore gathered a council. If a formal meeting of the great council, if "the Sanhedrin," had been summoned, the article would have been used. (On the Sanhedrin, see Winer, art. "Sanhedrin," in his 'Bib. R. Wort.;' Lange, in loc.; Edersheim, vol. 2:553, etc. This name is Greek (though Hebraized in the Talmud), and signifies the supreme court of the people, resident in Jerusalem, consisting of seventy-one members, with a president, Nasi, and a vice-president, Ab-baith-den.) Extraordinary sessions of the Sanhedrin were called at the house of the high priest, but ordinary sessions in some rooms adjoining the temple. The points submitted to their cognizance were hierarchical and religious. They had at this time lost their actual power of inflicting capital punishment. They were a court of appeal from lower courts in the province, framed after the same model. Pharisees and Sadducees were alike to be found in their number. The family of Annas, his sons, and his son-in-law Caiaphas, were all Sadducees, and embraced the priestly part of the assembly. They were the most deadly enemies of Christ throughout. The Pharisees are scarcely again mentioned in the account of the Passion. The priestly Sadducean party became also bitter enemies of Christianity and of the Church during apostolic times. Here they take the initiative. And they said, What are we about? because this Man is (as we must admit) doing many signs, which will produce a perilous effect among the people. There were certain aspects and views both of the Pharisaic and Sadducean party with which our Lord's teaching coincided. When he denounced ritualism, literalism, and tradition, and laid emphasis on moral law, he had to some extent the ear of the Sadducees; when he cleansed the temple of the priestly bazaar, when he rebuked the secular conceptions of Messianic glory, the Pharisees inwardly rejoiced. Nevertheless, they had both too many g-rounds of criticism and dislike not to combine against him. The council of the nation found it a delicate and difficult task to frame charges in which the entire authorities of the nation and the popular clamor could coincide.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Then
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

chief priests
ἀρχιερεῖς (archiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Pharisees
Φαρισαῖοι (Pharisaioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5330: Of Hebrew origin; a separatist, i.e. Exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e. Jewish sectary.

convened
Συνήγαγον (Synēgagon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

the Sanhedrin
συνέδριον (synedrion)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4892: A council, tribunal; the Sanhedrin, the meeting place of the Sanhedrin.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

said,
ἔλεγον (elegon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“What
Τί (Ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

are we to do?
ποιοῦμεν (poioumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

This
οὗτος (houtos)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

man
ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

is performing
ποιεῖ (poiei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

many
πολλὰ (polla)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

signs.
σημεῖα (sēmeia)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4592: Neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of semaino; an indication, especially ceremonially or supernaturally.


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