New American Standard Bible
and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.
King James Bible
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Darby Bible Translation
and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him;
World English Bible
They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
By subtlety - By guile, deceit, or in some secret manner, so that the people would not know it.
Jesus was regarded by the people as a distinguished prophet, and by most of them, probably, as the Messiah; and the Sanhedrin did not dare to take him away openly, lest the people should rise and rescue him. They were probably aware that he had gone out to Bethany, or to some place adjacent to the city; and as he passed his nights there and not in the city, there was need of guile to ascertain the place to which he had retired, and to take him.
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But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him, as to how they might destroy 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;
So from that day on they planned together to kill Him.
and said, "You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?
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