New International Version
and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.
King James Bible
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Darby Bible Translation
and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him;
World English Bible
They took counsel together that they might take Jesus by deceit, and kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty - The providence of God frustrated their artful machinations; and that event which they wished to conduct with the greatest privacy and silence was transacted with all possible celebrity, amidst the thousands who resorted to Jerusalem, at this season, for the keeping of the passover. It was, doubtless, of the very first importance that the crucifixion of Christ, which was preparatory to the most essential achievement of Christianity, viz. his resurrection from the grave, should be exhibited before many witnesses, and in the most open manner, that infidelity might not attempt, in future, to invalidate the evidences of the Christian religion, by alleging that these things were done in a corner. See Wakefield in loco.
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But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.
Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him.
So from that day on they plotted to take his life.
"You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. Will you never stop perverting the right ways of the Lord?
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