Matthew 22:15

Went (poreuqente). So-called deponent passive and redundant use of the verb as in Matthew 9:13 : "Go and learn." Took counsel (sumboulion elabon). Like the Latin consilium capere as in Matthew 12:14 . Ensnare in his talk (pagideuswsin en logwi). From pagi, a snare or trap. Here only in the N.T. In the LXX ( Ecclesiastes 9:12 ; Test. of Twelve Patriarchs, Joseph 7:1). Vivid picture of the effort to trip Jesus in his speech like a bird or wild beast.