Matthew 27:12
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New International Version
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.

New Living Translation
But when the leading priests and the elders made their accusations against him, Jesus remained silent.

English Standard Version
But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer.

Berean Study Bible
And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He gave no answer.

Berean Literal Bible
And in His being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.

New American Standard Bible
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.

King James Bible
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn't answer.

International Standard Version
While Jesus was being accused by the high priests and elders, he made no reply.

NET Bible
But when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not respond.

New Heart English Bible
When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when the Chief Priests and the Elders accused him, he did not return any answer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While the chief priests and leaders were accusing him, he said nothing.

New American Standard 1977
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And being accused by the princes of the priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

American King James Version
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

American Standard Version
And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he was accused of the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing.

English Revised Version
And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Weymouth New Testament
When however the High Priests and the Elders kept bringing their charges against Him, He said not a word in reply.

World English Bible
When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
And in his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not answer any thing,
Study Bible
Jesus Before Pilate
11Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, who questioned Him: “Are You the King of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus answered. 12And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders, He gave no answer. 13Then Pilate asked Him, “Do You not hear how many charges they are bringing against You?”…
Cross References
Isaiah 53:7
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.

Matthew 26:63
But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to Him, "I charge You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God."

Matthew 27:13
Then Pilate asked Him, "Do You not hear how many charges they are bringing against You?"

Matthew 27:14
But Jesus gave no answer, not even to a single charge, much to the governor's amazement.

Mark 15:5
But to Pilate's amazement, Jesus made no further reply.

Luke 23:9
Herod questioned Jesus at great length, but He gave no answer.

John 19:9
and he went back into the Praetorium. "Where are You from?" he asked. But Jesus gave no answer.
Treasury of Scripture

And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Matthew 27:14 And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor marveled greatly.

Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said to …

Psalm 38:13,14 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens …

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: …

Mark 15:3-5 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing…

John 19:9-11 And went again into the judgment hall, and said to Jesus, From where …

Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as …

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he …

(12) He answered nothing.--Here, as before in Matthew 26:63, we have to realise the contrast between the vehement clamour of the accusers, the calm, imperturbable, patient silence of the accused, and the wonder of the judge at what was so different from anything that had previously come within the range of his experience.

Verse 12. - When Pilate went forth again to the door of the judgment hall, he was met by a storm of accusations from the chief priests and elders, who, seeing the impression produced on him by Christ's bearing, vied with each other in vociferating charges against the meek Prisoner. He answered nothing. With Divine patience he bore it all; he would not defend himself before people who cared nothing for truth and justice, and wanted only to secure condemnation and death. As for Pilate, he had told him expressly that his kingdom was spiritual and not of this world, and therefore his claims did not interfere with the sovereignty of Rome. To him and to the rest there was nothing more to be said. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders,.... As that he was a perverter of the people, a stirrer of sedition, discord, and rebellion among them; that he taught them not to give tribute to Caesar, and set up himself for a king; all which he had done not in one place only, but throughout all the land of Judea, from Galilee to Jerusalem; see Luke 23:2,

he answered nothing; the things laid to his charge being notoriously false, and known to be so by all the people; and the evidence with which they were supported being so slender, the judge could never receive it; he therefore judged it unnecessary, and not worth a while to return an answer to them: besides, he knew they were bent upon his death, and that, should he set aside these charges, as he easily could, they would invent new ones, and so increase their sin, and their condemnation: but the chief reason of all, of his silence, was, he had the sins of his people to answer for, and the time of his dying for them was now come, and for which he was ready; and therefore would say nothing to remove these false charges, and retard his death. 27:11-25 Having no malice against Jesus, Pilate urged him to clear himself, and laboured to get him discharged. The message from his wife was a warning. God has many ways of giving checks to sinners, in their sinful pursuits, and it is a great mercy to have such checks from Providence, from faithful friends, and from our own consciences. O do not this abominable thing which the Lord hates! is what we may hear said to us, when we are entering into temptation, if we will but regard it. Being overruled by the priests, the people made choice of Barabbas. Multitudes who choose the world, rather than God, for their ruler and portion, thus choose their own delusions. The Jews were so bent upon the death of Christ, that Pilate thought it would be dangerous to refuse. And this struggle shows the power of conscience even on the worst men. Yet all was so ordered to make it evident that Christ suffered for no fault of his own, but for the sins of his people. How vain for Pilate to expect to free himself from the guilt of the innocent blood of a righteous person, whom he was by his office bound to protect! The Jews' curse upon themselves has been awfully answered in the sufferings of their nation. None could bear the sin of others, except Him that had no sin of his own to answer for. And are we not all concerned? Is not Barabbas preferred to Jesus, when sinners reject salvation that they may retain their darling sins, which rob God of his glory, and murder their souls? The blood of Christ is now upon us for good, through mercy, by the Jews' rejection of it. O let us flee to it for refuge!
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