Matthew 26:3

“Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then assembled together the chiefe Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders of the people, vnto the palace of the high Priest, who was called Caiaphas,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the chief priests and the rulers of the people came together in the house of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.
- Basic English Bible

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together to the palace of the high priest who was called Caiaphas,
- Darby Bible

Then assembled the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
- Webster's Bible

Then the High Priests and Elders of the People assembled in the court of the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas,
- Weymouth Bible

Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.
- World English Bible

Than the princes of prestis and the elder men of the puple were gaderid in to the halle of the prince of prestis, that was seid Cayfas,
- Wycliffe Bible

Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 26:3


26:3 The chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people - (Heads of families.) These together constituted the sanhedrim, or great council, which had the supreme authority, both in civil and ecclesiastical affairs.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:3


Mt 26:3 Then assembled. An official meeting of the Sanhedrin. The chief priests. The high priests, Annas and Caiaphas, and the heads of the twenty-four courses. The elders of the people. The heads of the great families, the princes of Judah. Unto the palace of the high priest. The palace of Caiaphas. The body now about to assemble, the Sanhedrin, was the supreme court of Israel. According to Jewish accounts, it was composed of seventy-one members, the high priest being president. The "chief priests", or heads of the twenty-four courses, distinguished representatives of the "scribes", and "elders of the people", the heads of the great families, constituted the membership. It could try and condemn to death, but could not carry out capital punishment without the consent of the Roman authorities at this time. It was mostly composed of bitter, bigoted enemies of Jesus, determined at any cost to secure his death. In the trial the Jewish law was constantly violated. Caiaphas. The reigning high priest, the son-on-law of Annas, who had been high priest, but was deposed by the Romans, but was still called a high priest. Both were Sadducees.

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