Luke 19:48

48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.

Read Luke 19:48 Using Other Translations

And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.
But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.

What does Luke 19:48 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 19:48

And could not find what they might do
The Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions, and so Beza's most ancient copy, add, "to him"; they could not find an opportunity of seizing him, nor any advantage against him; they knew not what steps to take, nor how to bring about their wicked design of destroying him.

For all the people were very attentive to hear him;
there were great crowds always about him, that hung upon him, as the word rendered "attentive" signifies; they heard him with great eagerness and diligence, and were ready to catch every word that dropped from his lips; and were exceedingly taken with him, having never heard any man speak like him: wherefore having so many followers, and being so high in the opinion and affection of the people, the sanhedrim were at a loss what method to make use of to gain their point; and they feared the people, should they seize him publicly, lest they should rise and rescue him, and cause a tumult and disturbance.

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