It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.
Now when He had spoken, a Pharisee *asked Him to have lunch with him; and He went in, and reclined at the table.
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.
The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.
And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.
They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.
They hold fast to themselves an evil purpose; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, “ Who can see them?”
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you.
For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;
For I have heard the whispering of many, “ Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!” All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: “Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him.”
The scribes and the Pharisees were watching Him closely to see if He healed on the Sabbath, so that they might find reason to accuse Him.
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
When He left there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be very hostile and to question Him closely on many subjects,
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time.
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, so that I may win more.