And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Matthew 23:33 You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said...
Acts 7:19 The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children...
Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtlety and all mischief, you child of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness...
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety...
ContextThe Plot to Kill Jesus
1And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, 2You know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified. 3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him. 5But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
and they took counsel together that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
And they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and put him to death.
Darby Bible Translation
and took counsel together in order that they might seize Jesus by subtlety and kill him;
King James Bible
And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill him,