waiting to catch him in something he might say.
plotting against Him to catch Him in something He might say.
trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him.
plotting how they could trap him in something from his own mouth.
And watching him, for a chance to get something from his words which might be used against him.
lying in wait for him, to catch him in something he might say.
lying in wait for Him, and seeking to catch Him in something He might say, that they might accuse Him.
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1 tn Grk “lying in ambush against,” but this is a figurative extension of that meaning.
2 tn This term was often used in a hunting context (BDAG 455 s.v. θηρεύω; L&N 27.30). Later examples of this appear in Luke 20.