New American Standard Bible
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
King James Bible
Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
Darby Bible Translation
But the Pharisees, having gone out, took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
World English Bible
But the Pharisees went out, and conspired against him, how they might destroy him.
Young's Literal Translation
And the Pharisees having gone forth, held a consultation against him, how they might destroy him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This account is found also in Mark 3:6-12.
The Pharisees ... held a council ... - Mark adds that the Herodians also took a part in this plot. They were probably a "political" party attached firmly to Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, tetrarch of Galilee. He was the same man who had imprisoned and beheaded John the Baptist, and to whom the Saviour, when arraigned, was sent by Pilate. See the notes at Luke 3:1. He was under Roman authority, and was a strong advocate of Roman power. All the friends of the family of Herod were opposed to Christ, and ever ready to join any plot against his life. They remembered, doubtless, the attempts of Herod the Great against him when he was the babe of Bethlehem, and they were stung with the memory of the escape of Jesus from his bloody hands. The attempt against him now, on the part of the Pharisees, was the effect of "envy." They hated his popularity, they were losing their influence, and they therefore resolved to take him out of the way.
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Blasphemous Accusations of the Jews.
Sign Seekers, and the Enthusiast Reproved.
and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.
Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him;
The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
So they were seeking to seize Him; and no man laid his hand on Him, because His hour had not yet come.
The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about Him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to seize Him.
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.
Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.
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