Luke 11:53

53 When Jesus went outside, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions,

Read Luke 11:53 Using Other Translations

And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard and to provoke him to speak about many things,
As Jesus was leaving, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees became hostile and tried to provoke him with many questions.

What does Luke 11:53 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 11:53

And as he said these things unto them
Denounced the above woes upon them, charging them with the above crimes, and threatening them with divine vengeance:

the Scribes and Pharisees began to urge him vehemently;
to fall upon him with their tongues, and express great rage, wrath, and virulence against him:

and to provoke him to speak of many things;
they put questions to him, and urged him to answer them, and did all they could to irritate him to say things that they could improve against him, to draw words out of his mouth, and then wrest and pervert them.

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