Mark 12:12
Good News Translation
The Jewish leaders tried to arrest Jesus, because they knew that he had told this parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd, so they left him and went away.

Contemporary English Version
The leaders knew that Jesus was really talking about them, and they wanted to arrest him. But because they were afraid of the crowd, they let him alone and left.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way.

New American Bible
They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way.

feared.

Mark 11:18,32 Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine. . . .

Matthew 21:26,45,46 If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet. . . .

Luke 20:6,19 But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they are persuaded that John was a prophet. . . .

John 7:25,30,44 Some therefore of Jerusalem said: Is not this he whom they seek to kill? . . .

knew.

2 Samuel 12:7 And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee from the hand of Saul,

*etc:

1 Kings 20:38-41 So the prophet went, and met the king in the way, and disguised himself by sprinkling dust on his face and his eyes. . . .

1 Kings 21:17-27 And the word of the Lord came to Elias, the Thesbite, saying: . . .

Context
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
11By the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes. 12And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way. 13And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians: that they should catch him in his words.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:22
And hearing this, they wondered and, leaving him, went their ways.

Mark 11:18
Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine.

Additional Translations
At this, the leaders sought to arrest Jesus, for they knew that He had spoken this parable against them. But fearing the crowd, they left Him and went away.

And they were seeking to lay hold of Him, and yet they feared the crowd; for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them. And having left Him, they went away.

And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.

And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.

And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and departed.

And they kept looking out for an opportunity to seize Him, but were afraid of the people; for they saw that in this parable He had referred to *them*. So they left Him and went away.

They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.

And they were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spake the simile, and having left him, they went away;
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