18 Then they said, “Come and let’s (A)devise plans against Jeremiah. Certainly the (B)Law is not going to be lost by the priest, nor (C)advice by the wise, nor the divine (D)word by the prophet! Come, and let’s (E)strike at him with our tongue, and let’s (F)pay no attention to any of his words.”

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10 For (A)I have heard the whispering of many,
(B)Terror on every side!
(C)Denounce him; let’s denounce him!”
[a]All my (D)trusted friends,
Watching for my fall, say:
“Perhaps he will be persuaded, so that we may (E)prevail against him
And take our revenge on him.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 20:10 Lit Every man of my peace

(A)And they began to bring charges against Him, saying, “We found this man (B)misleading our nation and (C)forbidding us to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is [a]Christ, a King.”

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  1. Luke 23:2 I.e., the Messiah

11 Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.”

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For we have found this man a public menace and one who stirs up dissensions among all the Jews throughout [a]the world, and a ringleader of the (A)sect of the Nazarenes. And he even tried to (B)desecrate the temple, so indeed we arrested him.[b] By interrogating him yourself concerning all these matters, you will be able to ascertain the things of which we are accusing him.” (C)The Jews also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 24:5 Lit the inhabited earth
  2. Acts 24:6 Late mss add as the remainder of v 6: We wanted to judge him according to our own Law. v 7: But Lysias the commander came along and took him out of our hands with much violence, and the first part of v 8: ordering his accusers to come before you.

13 (A)Nor can they prove to you the things of which they now accuse me.

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