Matthew 21:46
Good News Translation
so they tried to arrest him. But they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.

Contemporary English Version
So they looked for a way to arrest Jesus. But they were afraid to, because the people thought he was a prophet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.

New American Bible
And although they were attempting to arrest him, they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.

they sought.

2 Samuel 12:7-13 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, . . .

Proverbs 9:7-9 Rebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. . . .

Proverbs 15:12 A corrupt man loveth not one that reproveth him: nor will he go to the wise.

Isaiah 29:1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel the city which David took: year is added to year. the solemnities are at an end.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you: but me it hateth, because I give testimony of it, that the works thereof are evil,

because.

Matthew 21:11 And the people said: This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.

Luke 7:16,39 And there came a fear upon them all: and they glorified God saying: A great prophet is risen up among us: and, God hath visited his people. . . .

John 7:40,41 Of that multitude therefore, when they had heard these words of his, some said: This is the prophet indeed. . . .

Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him, in the midst of you, as you also know:

Context
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them. 46And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.
Cross References
Matthew 21:11
And the people said: This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.

Matthew 21:26
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.

Matthew 21:45
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.

Matthew 22:1
And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying:

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.

John 7:30
They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Additional Translations
Although they wanted to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they considered Jesus a prophet.

And seeking to lay hold of Him, they feared the crowds, because they were holding Him as a prophet.

But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.

And seeking to lay hold of him, they were afraid of the crowds, because they held him for a prophet.

And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.

But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

but though they were eager to lay hands upon Him, they were afraid of the people, for by them He was regarded as a Prophet.

When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.

and seeking to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, seeing they were holding him as a prophet.
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