New Living Translation
They wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.
King James Bible
But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
And seeking to lay hold of him, they were afraid of the crowds, because they held him for a prophet.
World English Bible
When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.
Young's Literal Translation
and seeking to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, seeing they were holding him as a prophet.
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LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxi. 19, Where Jesus Dried up the Fig-Tree; and on the Words, Luke xxiv. 28, Where He Made A
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And the crowds replied, "It's Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
But if we say it was merely human, we'll be mobbed because the people believe John was a prophet."
When the leading priests and Pharisees heard this parable, they realized he was telling the story against them--they were the wicked farmers.
Jesus also told them other parables. He said,
When the leading priests and teachers of religious law heard what Jesus had done, they began planning how to kill him. But they were afraid of him because the people were so amazed at his teaching.
Then the leaders tried to arrest him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come.
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