Matthew 26:59
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

New Living Translation
Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would lie about Jesus, so they could put him to death.

English Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,

Berean Study Bible
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death.

Berean Literal Bible
And the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false evidence against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

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

King James Bible
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the high priests and the whole Council were looking for false testimony against Jesus in order to have him put to death.

NET Bible
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were trying to find false testimony against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

New Heart English Bible
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus so they could put him to death;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Chief Priests and the Elders and all the assembly were seeking witnesses against Yeshua, so that they might put him to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests and the whole council were searching for false testimony to use against Jesus in order to execute him.

New American Standard 1977
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, in order that they might put Him to death;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the princes of the priests and the elders and all the council sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

King James 2000 Bible
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

American King James Version
Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death:

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

English Revised Version
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:57-68 Jesus was hurried into Jerusalem. It looks ill, and bodes worse, when those who are willing to be Christ's disciples, are not willing to be known to be so. Here began Peter's denying him: for to follow Christ afar off, is to begin to go back from him. It is more our concern to prepare for the end, whatever it may be, than curiously to ask what the end will be. The event is God's, but the duty is ours. Now the Scriptures were fulfilled, which said, False witnesses are risen up against me. Christ was accused, that we might not be condemned; and if at any time we suffer thus, let us remember we cannot expect to fare better than our Master. When Christ was made sin for us, he was silent, and left it to his blood to speak. Hitherto Jesus had seldom professed expressly to be the Christ, the Son of God; the tenor of his doctrine spoke it, and his miracles proved it; but now he would not omit to make an open confession of it. It would have looked like declining his sufferings. He thus confessed, as an example and encouragement to his followers, to confess him before men, whatever hazard they ran. Disdain, cruel mocking, and abhorrence, are the sure portion of the disciple as they were of the Master, from such as would buffet and deride the Lord of glory. These things were exactly foretold in the fiftieth chapter of Isaiah. Let us confess Christ's name, and bear the reproach, and he will confess us before his Father's throne.
Study Bible
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
58But Peter followed Him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. And he went in and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. 59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death. 60But they could not find it, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward…
Cross References
Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be subject to the fire of hell.

John 18:19
Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching.

Acts 6:13
They presented false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking against this holy place and against the Law.
Treasury of Scripture

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

sought.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him …

1 Kings 21:8-13 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal…

Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses …

Psalm 35:11,12 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not…

Psalm 94:20,21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames …

Proverbs 25:18 A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and …

Mark 14:55,56 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against …

Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous …

Acts 24:1-13 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, …

Jump to Previous
Chief Council Death Elders High Jesus Kept Meanwhile Obtain Order Priests Sanhedrim Sanhedrin Seeking Sought Testimony Trying Whole Witness
Jump to Next
Chief Council Death Elders High Jesus Kept Meanwhile Obtain Order Priests Sanhedrim Sanhedrin Seeking Sought Testimony Trying Whole Witness
Links
Matthew 26:59 NIV
Matthew 26:59 NLT
Matthew 26:59 ESV
Matthew 26:59 NASB
Matthew 26:59 KJV

Matthew 26:59 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 26:59 Chinese Bible
Matthew 26:59 French Bible
Matthew 26:59 German Bible

Alphabetical: FALSE and chief could Council death evidence for him Jesus kept looking might Now obtain priests put Sanhedrin so testimony that The they to trying were whole

NT Gospels: Matthew 26:59 Now the chief priests the elders (Matt. Mat Mt) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Matthew 26:58
Top of Page
Top of Page