Matthew 21:46

46 They looked for a way to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowd because the people held that he was a prophet.

Read Matthew 21:46 Using Other Translations

But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.
They wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.
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