Luke 11:54

54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.

Read Luke 11:54 Using Other Translations

Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say.
They wanted to trap him into saying something they could use against him.

What does Luke 11:54 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 11:54

Laying wait for him
To ensnare and entangle him, watching his words, observing what he said, and laying hold thereon:

and seeking to catch something out of his mouth;
like beasts of prey, or hunters, that were watching for their prey; or lay ambush, diligently looking out, and greedily catching at every thing they thought for their purpose:

that they might accuse him;
either of heresy or sedition, to the Jewish sanhedrim, or the Roman governor.

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