Mark 12:13
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New International Version
Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And they send unto him - See this, and to Mark 12:17, largely explained on Matthew 22:15-22 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they send.

Psalm 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things...

Psalm 56:5,6 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil...

Psalm 140:5 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.

Isaiah 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate...

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise...

Matthew 22:15,16 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk...

Luke 11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Luke 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words...

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Herodians.

Mark 3:6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

Matthew 16:6 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

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God's Last Arrow
'Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them.'--Mark xii. 6. Reference to Isaiah v. There are differences in detail here which need not trouble us. Isaiah's parable is a review of the theocratic history of Israel, and clearly the messengers are the prophets; here Christ speaks of Himself and His own mission to Israel, and goes on to tell of His death as already accomplished. I. The Son who follows and surpasses the servants. (a) Our Lord here places Himself in
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Marvels of Holy Scripture, --Moral and Physical. --Jael's Deed Defended. --Miracles vindicated.
Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God. ON a certain occasion, the Son of Man was asked what was thought a hard question by those who, in His day, professed "the negative Theology [588] ." There was a moral and there was physical marvel to be solved. Both difficulties were met by a single sentence. The Sadducean judgment had gone astray from the Truth, (planasthe our Saviour said,) from a twofold cause: (1) The men did not understand those very Scriptures
John William Burgon—Inspiration and Interpretation

A Serious Persuasive to Such a Method of Spending Our Days as is Represented in the Former Chapter.
1, 2. Christians fix their views too low, and indulge too indolent a disposition, which makes it more necessary to urge such a life as that under consideration.--3. It is therefore enforced, from its being apparently reasonable, considering ourselves as the creatures of God, and as redeemed by the blond of Christ.--4. From its evident tendency to conduce to our comfort in life.--5. From the influence it will have to promote our usefulness to others.--6. From its efficacy to make afflictions lighter.--7.
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

The Cross as a Social Principle
Social Redemption is Wrought by Vicarious Suffering DAILY READINGS First Day: The Prophetic Succession And he began to speak unto them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard. And they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
Walter Rauschenbusch—The Social Principles of Jesus

Cross References
Matthew 22:15
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.

Matthew 22:16
They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are.

Mark 3:6
Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.

Mark 12:14
They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?

Luke 11:54
waiting to catch him in something he might say.

Luke 20:20
Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.

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