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Matthew 12:14

    Matthew 12:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But the Pharisees went out and made designs against him, how they might put him to death.

    Webster's Revision

    But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

    World English Bible

    But the Pharisees went out, and conspired against him, how they might destroy him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 12:14

    Held a council against him - Nothing sooner leads to utter blindness, and hardness of heart, than envy. There are many who abandon themselves to pleasure-taking and debauchery on the Sabbath, who condemn a poor man whom necessity obliges to work on what is termed a holiday, or a national fast.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 12:14

    This account is found also in Mark 3:6-12.

    Matthew 12:14

    The Pharisees ... held a council ... - Mark adds that the Herodians also took a part in this plot. They were probably a "political" party attached firmly to Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, tetrarch of Galilee. He was the same man who had imprisoned and beheaded John the Baptist, and to whom the Saviour, when arraigned, was sent by Pilate. See the notes at Luke 3:1. He was under Roman authority, and was a strong advocate of Roman power. All the friends of the family of Herod were opposed to Christ, and ever ready to join any plot against his life. They remembered, doubtless, the attempts of Herod the Great against him when he was the babe of Bethlehem, and they were stung with the memory of the escape of Jesus from his bloody hands. The attempt against him now, on the part of the Pharisees, was the effect of "envy." They hated his popularity, they were losing their influence, and they therefore resolved to take him out of the way.