Luke 11:54
New International Version
waiting to catch him in something he might say.

New Living Translation
They wanted to trap him into saying something they could use against him.

English Standard Version
lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say.

Berean Study Bible
waiting to catch Him in something He might say.

Berean Literal Bible
watching to catch Him in something out of his mouth.

King James Bible
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

New King James Version
lying in wait for Him, and seeking to catch Him in something He might say, that they might accuse Him.

New American Standard Bible
plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.

NASB 1995
plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.

NASB 1977
plotting against Him, to catch Him in something He might say.

Amplified Bible
plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.

Christian Standard Bible
they were lying in wait for him to trap him in something he said.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
they were lying in wait for Him to trap Him in something He said.

American Standard Version
laying wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they acted deceitfully toward him in many things, while they sought to seize on something from his mouth so that they would be able to accuse him.

Contemporary English Version
so they could catch him saying something wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might accuse him.

English Revised Version
laying wait for him, to catch something out of his mouth.

Good News Translation
trying to lay traps for him and catch him saying something wrong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and watched him closely to trap him in something he might say.

International Standard Version
They watched him closely in an effort to trap him in something he might say.

Literal Standard Version
laying wait for Him, and seeking to catch something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.

NET Bible
plotting against him, to catch him in something he might say.

New Heart English Bible
lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say.

Weymouth New Testament
lying in wait to catch some unguarded expression from His lips.

World English Bible
lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch him in something he might say, that they might accuse him.

Young's Literal Translation
laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Woes to Religious Leaders
53As Jesus went on from there, the scribes and Pharisees began to oppose Him bitterly and to ply Him with questions about many things, 54waiting to catch Him in something He might say.

Cross References
2 Kings 5:7
When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes and asked, "Am I God, killing and giving life, that this man expects me to cure a leper? Surely you can see that he is seeking a quarrel with me!"

Mark 3:2
In order to accuse Jesus, they were watching to see if He would heal on the Sabbath.

Mark 12:13
Later, they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to catch Jesus in His words.

Luke 11:53
As Jesus went on from there, the scribes and Pharisees began to oppose Him bitterly and to ply Him with questions about many things,

Luke 20:20
So they watched Him closely and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They were hoping to catch Him in His words in order to hand Him over to the rule and authority of the governor.

Luke 20:26
And they were unable to trap Him in His words before the people; and amazed at His answer, they fell silent.

Acts 23:21
Do not let them persuade you, because more than forty men are waiting to ambush him. They have bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him; they are ready now, awaiting your consent."


Treasury of Scripture

Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

seeking.

Psalm 37:32,33
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him…

Psalm 56:5,6
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil…

Matthew 22:15,18,35
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk…









(54) Laying wait for him.--The better MSS. give the verse in a somewhat simpler form, laying wait to catch something out of His mouth. The words throw light on the subsequent question about paying tribute to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17), and show it to have been the acting out of a pre-concerted policy.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
waiting
ἐνεδρεύοντες (enedreuontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1748: To lie in wait (ambush) for, seek to entrap (hence: I defraud, deceive). From enedra; to lurk, i.e. plot assassination.

to catch
θηρεῦσαί (thēreusai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2340: To hunt, seek to catch or entrap; met: I lay hold of. From thera; to hunt, i.e. to carp at.

Him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

in something
τι (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

He might say.
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.


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