New International Version
"But not during the festival," they said, "or the people may riot."
King James Bible
But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
Darby Bible Translation
For they said, Not in the feast, lest perhaps there be a tumult of the people.
World English Bible
For they said, "Not during the feast, because there might be a riot of the people."
Young's Literal Translation
and they said, 'Not in the feast, lest there shall be a tumult of the people.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unleavened bread - After they began to eat unleavened bread: see on Matthew 26:2 (note).
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"As you know, the Passover is two days away--and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
"But not during the festival," they said, "or there may be a riot among the people."
Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.
While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,
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