plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.
Then they *sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement.
Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.
The wicked spies upon the righteous
And seeks to kill him.
All day long they distort my words;
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?
One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,
They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.
So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.