Matthew 26:59

“Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now the chiefe Priests and Elders, and all the councell, sought false witnesse against Iesus to put him to death,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now the chief priests and all the Sanhedrin were looking for false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death;
- Basic English Bible

And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.
- Darby Bible

Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false testimony against Jesus, to put him to death;
- Webster's Bible

Meanwhile the High Priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death;
- Weymouth Bible

Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
- World English Bible

And the prince of prestis, and al the counsel souyten fals witnessing ayens Jhesu, that thei schulden take hym to deeth;
- Wycliffe Bible

And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 26:59


Mt 26:59 All the council. The Sanhedrin. Sought false witness. No one could be condemned legally without at least two witnesses who agreed (De 17:6 19:15). "One witness", it was said, "was no witness". As there was no true testimony to a charge that could be punished with death, they sought false witness.

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