14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

Other Translations of Matthew 12:14

King James Version

14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held held...: or, took counsel a council against him, how they might destroy him.

English Standard Version

14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.

The Message

14 The Pharisees walked out furious, sputtering about how they were going to ruin Jesus.

New King James Version

14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

New Living Translation

14 Then the Pharisees called a meeting to plot how to kill Jesus.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Matthew 12:14

Commentary on Matthew 12:14-21

(Read Matthew 12:14-21)

The Pharisees took counsel to find some accusation, that Jesus might be condemned to death. Aware of their design, as his time was not come, he retired from that place. Face does not more exactly answer to face in water, than the character of Christ drawn by the prophet, to his temper and conduct as described by the evangelists. Let us with cheerful confidence commit our souls to so kind and faithful a Friend. Far from breaking, he will strengthen the bruised reed; far from quenching the smoking flax, or wick nearly out, he will rather blow it up into a flame. Let us lay aside contentious and angry debates; let us receive one another as Christ receives us. And while encouraged by the gracious kindness of our Lord, we should pray that his Spirit may rest upon us, and make us able to copy his example.