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John 12:10

    John 12:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now there was talk among the chief priests of putting Lazarus to death;

    Webster's Revision

    But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

    World English Bible

    But the chief priests conspired to put Lazarus to death also,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the chief priests took counsel that they might put Lazarus also to death;

    Clarke's Commentary on John 12:10

    Consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death - As long as he lived they saw an incontestable proof of the Divine power of Christ; therefore they wished to put him to death, because many of the Jews, who came to see him through curiosity, became converts to Christ through his testimony. How blind were these men not to perceive that he who had raised him, after he had been dead four days, could raise him again though they had slain him a thousand times?

    Barnes' Notes on John 12:10

    That they might put Lazarus also to death - When men are determined not to believe the gospel, there is no end to the crimes to which they are driven. Lazarus was alive, and the evidence of his resurrection was so clear that they could not resist it. They could neither deny it, nor prevent its effect on the people. As it was determined to kill Jesus, so they consulted about the propriety of removing Lazarus first, that the number of his followers might be lessened, and that the death of Jesus might make less commotion. Unbelief stops at no crime. Lazarus was innocent; they could bring no charge against him; but they deliberately plotted murder rather than believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Wesley's Notes on John 12:10

    12:10 The chief priests consulted, how to kill Lazarus also - Here is the plain reason why the other evangelists, who wrote while Lazarus was living, did not relate his story.