Matthew 12:14

14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.

Read Matthew 12:14 Using Other Translations

Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.
Then the Pharisees called a meeting to plot how to kill Jesus.

What does Matthew 12:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Matthew 12:14

Then the Pharisees went out
Of the synagogue, being, as Luke says, filled with madness, at the unanswerableness of his arguments; and because of the violation of the sabbath, as they thought; and most of all, because of the miracle wrought by him; and which was so glaringly a proof of his being Lord of the sabbath, and could not fail of creating him esteem among the people: and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. Mark says, the council was held by them with the Herodians; of whom, (See Gill on Matthew 22:16) who, though they differed from them both in religion and politics, yet might be thought very proper persons to advise with about this matter; and especially, as they might have a greater interest at court, than they had. Nor did they scruple to enter into such a consultation, though on the sabbath day, and about the taking away of the life of an innocent person; which shows what scared consciences, and hard hearts they had, and how full of hypocrisy they were.

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