John 12:10
New International Version
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,

New Living Translation
Then the leading priests decided to kill Lazarus, too,

English Standard Version
So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well,

Berean Study Bible
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,

Berean Literal Bible
But the chief priests took counsel, that they might kill Lazarus also,

King James Bible
But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

New King James Version
But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also,

New American Standard Bible
But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also,

NASB 1995
But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also;

NASB 1977
But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus to death also;

Amplified Bible
So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus also,

Christian Standard Bible
But the chief priests had decided to kill Lazarus also,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore the chief priests decided to kill Lazarus also

American Standard Version
But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chief Priests had deliberated that they would also kill Lazar,

Contemporary English Version
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the chief priests thought to kill Lazarus also:

English Revised Version
But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Good News Translation
So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus too,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too.

International Standard Version
So the high priests planned to kill Lazarus, too,

Literal Standard Version
and the chief priests took counsel, that they may also kill Lazarus,

NET Bible
So the chief priests planned to kill Lazarus too,

New Heart English Bible
But the chief priests plotted to kill Lazarus also,

Weymouth New Testament
The High Priests, however, consulted together to put Lazarus also to death,

World English Bible
But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also,

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priests took counsel, that also Lazarus they may kill,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plot to Kill Lazarus
9Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews learned that Jesus was there. And they came not only because of Him, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, 11for on account of him many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus.…

Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

John 12:9
Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews learned that Jesus was there. And they came not only because of Him, but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.

John 12:11
for on account of him many of the Jews were deserting them and believing in Jesus.


Treasury of Scripture

But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

John 11:47-53,57
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles…

Genesis 4:4-10
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: …

Exodus 10:3
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.









(10) But the chief priests consulted.--The chief priests were for the most part Sadducees (Acts 5:17). They have been acting with the Pharisees from John 11:47 onwards. Their animus is shown in that, while no charge is brought against Lazarus, his life is a witness to the divinity of Him whom they have condemned to death, and a denial of their own doctrine that there is no resurrection (Acts 23:8). The words do not mean that they came to a final decision to put him to death, but that they took counsel on the matter, and watched their opportunity.

Verses 10, 11. -

(2) On the chief priests. The chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. They deliberated to kill Lazarus as well as Jesus. It was not enough that one man should die; another and another must follow if their plan is to succeed. And now the hour had come (John 2:4; John 7:30), but not until our Lord once more warned the disciples with intense significance and explicitness of his approaching death and burial. Thus another striking illustration is given of the judgment, the crisis, the sifting process, which is always going on in the presence of Christ. His greatest signs, his wisest teachings, his most amazing love, bring out the twofold result. Some receive, some reject, some burst into louder acclaim, some try to slay. As with the history of this "Gospel," some hear in it the very voice of the Eternal, but there are others who would grind it to powder. Because Ignatius and Polycarp bear witness to the existence of the Gospel, these Lazaruses must be put to death, or banished to a later period out of harm's way. Even the genuineness of the Apocalypse, so long a tower of defense for the Tübingen school, is too powerful a proof of St. John's residence in Asia to be accepted with equanimity or left in possession, and some of the later critics have taken counsel to repudiate its Johannine authorship.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[So]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

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.

made plans
ἐβουλεύσαντο (ebouleusanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1011: To deliberate, take counsel, determine. From boule; to advise, i.e. deliberate, or resolve.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

kill
ἀποκτείνωσιν (apokteinōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 615: To put to death, kill; fig: I abolish. From apo and kteino; to kill outright; figuratively, to destroy.

Lazarus
Λάζαρον (Lazaron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2976: Probably of Hebrew origin; Lazarus, the name of two Israelites.

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


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