Matthew 21:46

“But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 21:46

But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they tooke him for a Prophet.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when they sought to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because they took him for a prophet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And though they had a desire to take him, they were in fear of the people, because in their eyes he was a prophet.
- Basic English Bible

And seeking to lay hold of him, they were afraid of the crowds, because they held him for a prophet.
- Darby Bible

But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
- Webster's Bible

but though they were eager to lay hands upon Him, they were afraid of the people, for by them He was regarded as a Prophet.
- Weymouth Bible

When they sought to seize him, they feared the multitudes, because they considered him to be a prophet.
- World English Bible

And thei souyten to holde hym, but thei dredden the puple, for thei hadden hym as a prophete.
- Wycliffe Bible

and seeking to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, seeing they were holding him as a prophet.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 21:46

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:46


21:44 Whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken - Stumblers at Christ shall even then receive much hurt. He is said to fall on this stone, who hears the Gospel and does not believe. But on whomsoever it shall fall - In vengeance, it will utterly destroy him. It will fall on every unbeliever, when Christ cometh in the clouds of heaven. #Luke 20:18|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:46


Mt 21:46 When they sought to lay hands on him. Jerusalem was filled with people, and the demonstration, two days before, on Sunday, showed that thousands of Galileans, at least, regarded him a prophet. Hence, they find some darker and safer way than an open assault in the day. None can oppose Christ without injury. Even the silent opposition of indifference will cause us to be "broken" unless repented of. To continue our opposition until the day of grace is over will result in irretrievable ruin. Those who are "ground to powder" are beyond hope.

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