Mark 12:12

“And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Mark 12:12

And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people, for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And they were seeking to seize Him, and {yet} they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And {so} they left Him and went away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they sought to lay hold on him; and they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spake the parable against them: and they left him, and went away.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they made attempts to take him; but they were in fear of the people, because they saw that the story was against them; and they went away from him.
- Basic English Bible

And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.
- Darby Bible

And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and departed.
- Webster's Bible

And they kept looking out for an opportunity to seize Him, but were afraid of the people; for they saw that in this parable He had referred to *them*. So they left Him and went away.
- Weymouth Bible

They tried to seize him, but they feared the multitude; for they perceived that he spoke the parable against them. They left him, and went away.
- World English Bible

And thei souyten to holde hym, and thei dredden the puple; for thei knewen that to hem he seide this parable; and thei leften hym,
- Wycliffe Bible

And they were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spake the simile, and having left him, they went away;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Mark 12:12

Wesley's Notes for Mark 12:12


12:12 They feared the multitude - How wonderful is the providence of God, using all things for the good of his children! Generally the multitude is restrained from tearing them in pieces only by the fear of their rulers. And here the rulers themselves are restrained, through fear of the multitude!


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