John 11:53
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New International Version
So from that day on they plotted to take his life.

King James Bible
Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

Darby Bible Translation
From that day therefore they took counsel that they might kill him.

World English Bible
So from that day forward they took counsel that they might put him to death.

Young's Literal Translation
From that day, therefore, they took counsel together that they may kill him;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They took counsel together - Συνεβουλευσαντο, they were of one accord in the business, and had fully made up their minds on the subject; and they waited only for a proper opportunity to put him to death.

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Nehemiah 4:16 And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants worked in the work...

Nehemiah 13:21 Then I testified against them, and said to them, Why lodge you about the wall? if you do so again, I will lay hands on you...

Psalm 113:2 Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for ever more.

Matthew 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show to his disciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem...

Matthew 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither dared any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

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John 11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles.

Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me...

Psalm 71:10 For my enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

Mark 3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

Acts 5:33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

Acts 9:23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:

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John 12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

Psalm 109:4,5 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer...

Jeremiah 38:4,15 Therefore the princes said to the king, We beseech you, let this man be put to death...

Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread...

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March 28 Evening
Our friend sleepeth.--JOHN 11:11. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. But now is Christ risen from the
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 22 Evening
Behold how he loved.--JOHN 11:36. He died for all.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. He . . . liveth to make intercession for them.--I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also.--Father, I will that they whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am.--Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. We love him, because he first loved loved us.--The
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Mystery! Saints Sorrowing and Jesus Glad!
Jesus is talking of the death of His friend, let us listen to His words; perhaps we may find the key to His actions in the words of His lips. How surprising! He does not say, "I regret that I have tarried so long." He does not say, "I ought to have hastened, but even now it is not too late." Hear, and marvel! Wonder of wonders, He says, "I am glad that I was not there." Glad! the word is out of place? Lazarus, by this time, stinketh in his tomb,and here is the Saviour glad! Martha and Mary are weeping
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 10: 1864

Beloved, and yet Afflicted
We need not be astonished that the man whom the Lord loves is sick, for he is only a man. The love of Jesus does not separate us from the common necessities and infirmities of human life. Men of God are still men. The covenant of grace is not a charter of exemption from consumption, or rheumatism, or asthma. The bodily ills, which come upon us because of our flesh, will attend us to the tomb, for Paul saith, "we that are in this body do groan." Those whom the Lord loves are the more likely to be
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880

Cross References
Genesis 37:18
But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.

Matthew 12:14
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

Matthew 26:4
and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.

John 7:1
After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him.

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