New International Version
But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Held a council against him - Nothing sooner leads to utter blindness, and hardness of heart, than envy. There are many who abandon themselves to pleasure-taking and debauchery on the Sabbath, who condemn a poor man whom necessity obliges to work on what is termed a holiday, or a national fast.
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held a council. or, took counsel.
LibraryAn Attempt to Account for Jesus
'But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the demons.'--MATT. xii. 24. Mark's Gospel tells us that this astonishing explanation of Christ and His work was due to the ingenious malice of an ecclesiastical deputation, sent down from Jerusalem to prevent the simple folk in Galilee from being led away by this new Teacher. They must have been very hard put to it to explain undeniable but unwelcome facts, when they hazarded such a preposterous …
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and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.
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.
and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.
At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.
Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.
At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.
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