Luke 22:2
New International Version
and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.

New Living Translation
The leading priests and teachers of religious law were plotting how to kill Jesus, but they were afraid of the people's reaction.

English Standard Version
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

Berean Study Bible
and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death; for they feared the people.

Berean Literal Bible
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how the they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

New American Standard Bible
The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

King James Bible
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the people.

Contemporary English Version
The chief priests and the teachers of the Law of Moses were looking for a way to get rid of Jesus, because they were afraid of what the people might do.

Good News Translation
The chief priests and the teachers of the Law were afraid of the people, and so they were trying to find a way of putting Jesus to death secretly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Him to death, because they were afraid of the people.

International Standard Version
So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.

NET Bible
The chief priests and the experts in the law were trying to find some way to execute Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.

New Heart English Bible
The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him, for they feared the people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Chief Priests and Scribes were seeking how they would kill him, but they were afraid of the people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests and the scribes were looking for some way to kill Jesus. However, they were afraid of the people.

New American Standard 1977
And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the princes of the priests and scribes sought how they might kill him, but they feared the people.

King James 2000 Bible
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

American King James Version
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

American Standard Version
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death: but they feared the people.

Darby Bible Translation
and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

English Revised Version
And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him: for they feared the people.

Weymouth New Testament
and the High Priests and the Scribes were contriving how to destroy Him. But they feared the people.

World English Bible
The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death, for they feared the people.

Young's Literal Translation
and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they may take him up, for they were afraid of the people.
Study Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death; for they feared the people. 3Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, who was one of the Twelve.…
Cross References
Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and conspired to kill Jesus.

Matthew 26:2
"You know that the Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."

Mark 14:1
Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were two days away, and the chief priests and scribes were looking for a covert way to arrest Jesus and kill Him.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Luke 19:47,48
And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, …

Luke 20:19
And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

Psalm 2:1-5
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …







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

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

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

scribes
γραμματεῖς (grammateis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.

were looking
ἐζήτουν (ezētoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

for a way
πῶς (pōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4459: Adverb from the base of pou; an interrogative particle of manner; in what way?; also as exclamation, how much!

to put [Jesus] to death;
ἀνέλωσιν (anelōsin)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 337: From ana and haireomai; to take up, i.e. Adopt; by implication, to take away, i.e. Abolish, murder.

for
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

they feared
ἐφοβοῦντο (ephobounto)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5399: From phobos; to frighten, i.e. to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. Revere.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people.
λαόν (laon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.
Verse 2. - And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. The determination, long maturing, had, during the last few days of public teaching, been come to on the part of the Sanhedrin. They had determined to put the dangerous public Teacher to death. The bitter hatred on the part of the Jewish rulers had been gradually growing in intensity during the two years and a half of the public ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. The raising of Lazarus seems to have finally decided the governing body with as little delay as possible to compass the Reformer's death. The temporary withdrawal of the Lord after the great miracle deferred their purpose for a season; after, however, a retirement for a few weeks, Jesus appeared again, shortly before the Passover, and taught publicly in the temple, at a season when Jerusalem was crowded with pilgrims arriving for the great feast. Never had his teaching excited such interest, never had it stirred up such burning opposition as at this juncture. This decided the Jewish rulers to carry out their design on the life of the Galilaean Teacher with as little delay as possible. The only thing that perplexed them was how this could safely be accomplished, owing to the favor in which he was held by the people, especially by the crowds of pilgrims from the provinces then in Jerusalem. 22:1-6 Christ knew all men, and had wise and holy ends in taking Judas to be a disciple. How he who knew Christ so well, came to betray him, we are here told; Satan entered into Judas. It is hard to say whether more mischief is done to Christ's kingdom, by the power of its open enemies, or by the treachery of its pretended friends; but without the latter, its enemies could not do so much evil as they do.
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