New American Standard Bible
But they were saying, "Not during the festival, otherwise a riot might occur among the people."
King James Bible
But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
Darby Bible Translation
but they said, Not in the feast, that there be not a tumult among the people.
World English Bible
But they said, "Not during the feast, lest a riot occur among the people."
Young's Literal Translation
and they said, 'Not in the feast, that there may not be a tumult among the people.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Not on the feast-day - Not during the feast.
The feast lasted for seven days. A vast multitude attended from all parts of Judea. Jerusalem is said to have contained at such times "three million people." Amid such a multitude there were frequent tumults and seditions, and the Sanhedrin was justly apprehensive there "would" be now, if, in open day and in the temple, they took away a teacher so popular as Jesus, and put him to death. They therefore sought how they might do it secretly and by guile.
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