Matthew 27:1
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New International Version
Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed.

New Living Translation
Very early in the morning the leading priests and the elders of the people met again to lay plans for putting Jesus to death.

English Standard Version
When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.

New American Standard Bible
Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;

King James Bible
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When daybreak came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.

International Standard Version
When morning came, all the high priests and elders of the people conspired against Jesus to put him to death.

NET Bible
When it was early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people plotted against Jesus to execute him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But when it was dawn, all the Chief Priests and the Elders of the people took counsel against Yeshua, how they would put him to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Early in the morning all the chief priests and the leaders of the people decided to execute Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When the morning was come, all the princes of the priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death,

King James 2000 Bible
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

American King James Version
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

American Standard Version
Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And when it was morning all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus so that they might put him to death.

English Revised Version
Now when morning was come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Webster's Bible Translation
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.

Weymouth New Testament
When morning came all the High Priests and the Elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put Him to death;

World English Bible
Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

Young's Literal Translation
And morning having come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put him to death;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:1-10 Wicked men see little of the consequences of their crimes when they commit them, but they must answer for them all. In the fullest manner Judas acknowledged to the chief priests that he had sinned, and betrayed an innocent person. This was full testimony to the character of Christ; but the rulers were hardened. Casting down the money, Judas departed, and went and hanged himself, not being able to bear the terror of Divine wrath, and the anguish of despair. There is little doubt but that the death of Judas was before that of our blessed Lord. But was it nothing to them that they had thirsted after this blood, and hired Judas to betray it, and had condemned it to be shed unjustly? Thus do fools make a mock at sin. Thus many make light of Christ crucified. And it is a common instance of the deceitfulness of our hearts, to make light of our own sin by dwelling upon other people's sins. But the judgment of God is according to truth. Many apply this passage of the buying the piece of ground, with the money Judas brought back, to signify the favour intended by the blood of Christ to strangers, and sinners of the Gentiles. It fulfilled a prophecy, Zec 11:12. Judas went far toward repentance, yet it was not to salvation. He confessed, but not to God; he did not go to him, and say, I have sinned, Father, against heaven. Let none be satisfied with such partial convictions as a man may have, and yet remain full of pride, enmity, and rebellion.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 1, 2. - Jesus brought to Pilate. (Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66; Luke 23:1; John 18:28.) Verse 1. - When the morning was come. This is the early morning of Good Friday, the 14th of Nisan. If the rulers had had special regard to legality, they could not have condemned Christ to death at night, as they had done at the late informal assembly; but their respect for conventional rules was overborne by passion and hatred. They had decreed his death by general consent, and then retired for a few hours' necessary rest. Now they again met together, still in the palace of Caiaphas (John 18:28), in order to complete their evil work, to endorse the previous sentence, and, under some pretence, hand their Victim over to the Roman governor, who alone could execute their murderous purpose. The particle δὲ (πρωι'´ας δὲ γενομένης), omitted by the Authorized Version, takes us back to the conclusion of the council (Matthew 26:66), the account of its further proceedings being interrupted by the episode of Peter. All the chief priests and elders of the people. It was a large assembly of the Sanhedrin, many members, doubtless, taking part in these proceedings, now that the capital sentence was past, who would not have deliberately planned a judicial murder. Such was the course of Jewish casuistry. To (ὥστε) put him to death. The council had merely to determine how to formulate such a political charge against Jesus as would compel the Romans to punish the offender with death. They were determined that he should die by an ignominious and cursed death, that his pretensions, as being sent by God, might be disposed of forever. Hence arose the persistent cry, "Crucify him!" (vers. 22, 23). The Jewish view of crucifixion is seen in Deuteronomy 21:23 and Galatians 3:13. They possibly feared some outbreak if they delayed the execution, and kept him prisoner till the conclusion of the feast.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

When the morning was come,.... Or, as soon as it was day, as Luke says, Luke 22:66. The sanhedrim had been up all night, which, after eating the passover, they had spent in apprehending, trying, and examining Jesus, and the witnesses against him; and had come to an unanimous vote, that he was guilty of death; upon which they either put Jesus out of the room for a while, or went into another themselves, to consult what further steps should be taken: or if they went home to their own houses, they very quickly got together again, and met in the temple, where they seem to be, Matthew 27:5, unless the story of Judas is, by anticipation, inserted here; and in their council chamber, where they led Jesus, and examined him again concerning his being the Son of God; see Luke 22:66, all which shows how intent they were upon this business, and with what eagerness and diligence they pursued it; their feet ran to evil, and they made haste to shed blood. This was the time of their morning prayers, of their saying their phylacteries, and reciting the "shema", "hear, O Israel! the Lord our God is one Lord", according to their canon, which is this (e):

"from what time do they read the "shema" in the morning? from such time that a man can distinguish between blue and white: says R. Eliezer, between blue and green; and he finishes it before the sun shines out. R. Joshua says, before three hours had elapsed:''

but religion, rites, ceremonies, and canons, must all give way to the accomplishment of what their hearts were so much set upon:

all the chief priests and elders of the people. The Syriac and Persic versions leave out the word "all", but it is retained in the Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions, and in Munster's Hebrew Gospel, and that very rightly. The Scribes and elders met at Caiaphas's house before, Matthew 26:57, but it being in the night, they might not be all together; Annas particularly seems to have been absent, John 18:24, but now they all assemble together, as in a case of necessity they were obliged to do: their rule was this (f);

"the sanhedrim, consisting of seventy and one (as this was), are obliged to sit all of them as one, (or all, and everyone of them,) in their place in the temple; but at what time there is a necessity of their being gathered together, , "they are all of them assembled"; but, at other times, he who has any business may go, and do his pleasure, and return: yet so it is, that there may not be less than twenty three sitting continually all the time of their sitting; (their usual time of sitting was from the morning daily sacrifice, to the evening daily sacrifice (g);) one that is under a necessity of going out; this looks upon his companions that remain, and if twenty three remain, he may go out; but if not, he may not, until the other returns.''

This being now a case of necessity, and great importance, they are all summoned and gathered together, unless we except Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus; who yet might be there, though they did not consent to their counsel and deed, as is certain of the former, Luke 23:51, these

took counsel against Jesus; God's holy child Jesus, his anointed, the Messiah; and which was taking counsel against the Lord himself; and so the prophecy in Psalm 2:2, had its accomplishment: what they consulted about was

to put him to death; it was not what punishment to inflict upon him, whether scourging or death; that was before determined; they had already condemned him to death: but now they enter into close consultation what death to put him to, and in what manner; whether privately, he being now in their hands; or whether by the means of zealots, or by the Roman magistrate; or whether it should be by stoning, which must have been the case, if they put him to death according to their law; and by their authority; or whether by crucifixion, which they chose as the most ignominious and painful; and therefore determined to deliver him up to the Roman governor, and use their interest with him to put him to death, according to the Roman law.

(e) Misn. Beracot, c. 1. sect. 2.((f) Maimon. Hilch. Sanhedrin, c. 3. sect. 2.((g) lb. c. 3. sect. 1. Bernidbar Rabba, sect. 1. fol. 177. 3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 27

Mt 27:1-10. Jesus Led Away to Pilate—Remorse and Suicide of Judas. ( = Mr 15:1; Lu 23:1; Joh 18:28).

Jesus Led Away to Pilate (Mt 27:1, 2).

For the exposition of this portion, see on [1367]Joh 18:28, &c.

Remorse and Suicide of Judas (Mt 27:3-10).

This portion is peculiar to Matthew. On the progress of guilt in the traitor, see on [1368]Mr 14:1-11; [1369]Joh 13:21-30.

Matthew 27:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus Delivered to Pilate
1Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death; 2and they bound Him, and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
Cross References
Psalm 31:13
For I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side!" They conspire against me and plot to take my life.

Psalm 71:10
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.

Mark 15:1
Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, made their plans. So they bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate.

Luke 13:1
Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.

Luke 22:66
At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them.

John 18:28
Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.
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