New American Standard Bible
Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement.
King James Bible
And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.
Darby Bible Translation
And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in speaking.
World English Bible
They sent some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to him, that they might trap him with words.
Young's Literal Translation
and they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may ensnare him in discourse,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the notes at Matthew 22:15-22.
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Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.
And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
The Pharisees went out and immediately began conspiring with the Herodians against Him, as to how they might destroy Him.
They came and said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
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