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Matthew 26:3–5

qThen the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in rthe palace of the high priest, whose name was sCaiaphas, tand plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the feast, ulest there be an uproar among the people.”

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Matthew 26:3–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Matthew 26:3–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest, plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him. “But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him. But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then the leading priests and the elders had a meeting at the palace of the high priest, named Caiaphas. At the meeting, they planned to set a trap to arrest Jesus and kill him. But they said, “We must not do it during the feast, because the people might cause a riot.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas; and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest a tumult arise among the people.

Matthew 26:3–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas, and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him; but they said, Not in the feast, that there be not a tumult among the people.

Matthew 26:3–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then the chief priests and the leaders of the people gathered in the palace of the chief priest Caiaphas. They made plans to arrest Jesus in an underhanded way and to kill him. But they said, “We shouldn’t arrest him during the festival, or else there may be a riot among the people.” 

Matthew 26:3–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they conspired to arrest Jesus in a treacherous way and kill Him. “Not during the festival,” they said, “so there won’t be rioting among the people.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they conspired to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas, and plotted in order that they could arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they were saying, “Not during the feast, so that there will not be an uproar among the people.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Then the chief priests met with the elders of the people. They met in the palace of Caiaphas, the high priest. They made plans to arrest Jesus in a clever way. They wanted to kill him. “But not during the Feast,” they said. “The people may stir up trouble.”

Matthew 26:3–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;

and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him.

But they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise a riot might occur among the people.”


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