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Matthew 26:5

    Matthew 26:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among people.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But they said, Not while the feast is going on, for fear of trouble among the people.

    Webster's Revision

    But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among people.

    World English Bible

    But they said, "Not during the feast, lest a riot occur among the people."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:5

    Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar - It was usual for the Jews to punish criminals at the public festivals; but in this case they were afraid of an insurrection, as our Lord had become very popular. The providence of God directed it thus, for the reason given in the preceding note.

    He who observes a festival on motives purely human violates it in his heart, and is a hypocrite before God. It is likely they feared the Galileans, as being the countrymen of our Lord, more than they feared the people of Jerusalem.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:5

    Not on the feast-day - Not during the feast.

    The feast lasted for seven days. A vast multitude attended from all parts of Judea. Jerusalem is said to have contained at such times "three million people." Amid such a multitude there were frequent tumults and seditions, and the Sanhedrin was justly apprehensive there "would" be now, if, in open day and in the temple, they took away a teacher so popular as Jesus, and put him to death. They therefore sought how they might do it secretly and by guile.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 26:5

    26:5 But they said, Not at the feast - This was the result of human wisdom. But when Judas came they changed their purpose. So the counsel of God took place, and the true paschal Lamb was offered up on the great day of the paschal solemnity.