Mark 14:63
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New International Version
The high priest tore his clothes. "Why do we need any more witnesses?" he asked.

New Living Translation
Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, "Why do we need other witnesses?

English Standard Version
And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need?

New American Standard Bible
Tearing his clothes, the high priest said, "What further need do we have of witnesses?

King James Bible
Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the high priest tore his robes and said, "Why do we still need witnesses?

International Standard Version
Then the high priest tore his clothes. "Why do we still need witnesses?" he asked.

NET Bible
Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "Why do we still need witnesses?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But The High Priest ripped his tunic and he said, “Why now do we need witnesses?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priest tore his clothes in horror and said, "Why do we need any more witnesses?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the high priest rent his clothes and said, What need have we any more for witnesses?

King James 2000 Bible
Then the high priest tore his clothes, and said, What need have we of any further witnesses?

American King James Version
Then the high priest rent his clothes, and said, What need we any further witnesses?

American Standard Version
And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What further need have we of witnesses?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any further witnesses?

Darby Bible Translation
And the high priest, having rent his clothes, says, What need have we any more of witnesses?

English Revised Version
And the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What further need have we of witnesses?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

Weymouth New Testament
Rending his garments the High Priest exclaimed, "What need have we of witnesses after that?

World English Bible
The high priest tore his clothes, and said, "What further need have we of witnesses?

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priest, having rent his garments, saith, 'What need have we yet of witnesses?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:53-65 We have here Christ's condemnation before the great council of the Jews. Peter followed; but the high priest's fire-side was no proper place, nor his servants proper company, for Peter: it was an entrance into temptation. Great diligence was used to procure false witnesses against Jesus, yet their testimony was not equal to the charge of a capital crime, by the utmost stretch of their law. He was asked, Art thou the Son of the Blessed? that is, the Son of God. For the proof of his being the Son of God, he refers to his second coming. In these outrages we have proofs of man's enmity to God, and of God's free and unspeakable love to man.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 63. - And the high priest rent his clothes (διαῥῤήξας τοὺς χιτῶνας); literally, his tunics.; St. Matthew (Matthew 26:65) has τὰ ἱμὰτια literally, his garments. None but people of rank wore two tunics. The Greek verb here rendered "rent" implies violent dramatic action. The Jewish tunic was open under the chin, and large enough to receive the head, so that it could easily be placed over the shoulders, by inserting the head. When the wearer wished to give this sign of indignation or grief, he would seize the garment at this opening with both hands, and violently tear it asunder down to the waist. But it was unlawful for the high priest to do this in a private grief (Leviticus 10:6). Some of the Fathers think that by this action Caiaphas involuntarily typified the rending of the priesthood from himself and from the Jewish nation.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then the high priest rent his clothes,.... As was usual upon hearing blasphemy; which he now supposed the case, or at least would have it so thought:

and saith, what need we any further witnesses? or trouble ourselves to see for any more, or to hear and take the depositions of any others; See Gill on Matthew 26:65.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

63. Then the high priest rent his clothes—On this expression of horror of blasphemy, see 2Ki 18:37.

and saith, What need we any further witnesses? (Also see on [1512]Joh 18:28.)

Mark 14:63 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Before the Sanhedrin
62And Jesus said, "I am; and you shall see THE SON OF MAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMING WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN." 63Tearing his clothes, the high priest said, "What further need do we have of witnesses? 64"You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?" And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.…
Cross References
Numbers 14:6
Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had explored the land, tore their clothes

Matthew 26:65
Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.

Acts 14:14
But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of this, they tore their clothes and rushed out into the crowd, shouting:
Treasury of Scripture

Then the high priest rent his clothes, and said, What need we any further witnesses?

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Isaiah 36:22 Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, …

Isaiah 37:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his …

Jeremiah 36:23,24 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, …

Acts 14:13,14 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought …

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