Matthew 26:3
New International Version
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

New Living Translation
At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest,

English Standard Version
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Berean Study Bible
At that time the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Berean Literal Bible
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the courtyard of the high priest, who is called Caiaphas,

King James Bible
Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

New King James Version
Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

New American Standard Bible
At that time the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the courtyard of the high priest named Caiaphas;

NASB 1995
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;

NASB 1977
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;

Amplified Bible
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the courtyard of the [elegant home of the Jewish] high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Christian Standard Bible
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

American Standard Version
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then the Chief Priests and the Scribes and the Elders of the people were gathered together to the court of The High Priest, who is called Qaiapha,

Contemporary English Version
At that time the chief priests and the nation's leaders were meeting at the home of Caiaphas the high priest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then were gathered together the chief priests and ancients of the people into the court of the high priest, who was called Caiphas:

English Revised Version
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the elders of the people, unto the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas;

Good News Translation
Then the chief priests and the elders met together in the palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the chief priests and the leaders of the people gathered in the palace of the chief priest Caiaphas.

International Standard Version
Then the high priests and the elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.

Literal Standard Version
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, into the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;

NET Bible
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people met together in the palace of the high priest, who was named Caiaphas.

New Heart English Bible
Then the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the High Priests and Elders of the People assembled in the court of the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas,

World English Bible
Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas.

Young's Literal Translation
Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Plot to Kill Jesus
2“You know that the Passover is two days away, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3At that time the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4and they conspired to arrest Jesus covertly and kill Him.…

Cross References
Matthew 26:57
Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders had gathered.

Matthew 26:58
But 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.

Matthew 26:69
Meanwhile, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came up to him. "You also were with Jesus the Galilean," she said.

Matthew 27:27
Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company around Him.

Mark 14:54
Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the officers and warmed himself by the fire.

Mark 14:66
While Peter was in the courtyard below, one of the servant girls of the high priest came down

Mark 15:16
Then the soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called the whole company together.


Treasury of Scripture

Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

assembled.

Matthew 21:45,46
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them…

Psalm 2:1,2
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? …

Psalm 56:6
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

the palace.

Matthew 26:58
But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

Jeremiah 17:27
But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

Mark 14:54
And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.

Caiaphas.

Matthew 26:25
Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

John 11:49
And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

John 18:13,14,24
And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year…

Acts 4:5,6
And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, …









(3) Then assembled together.--We learn from John 11:49-50. that the plan, as far as Caiaphas was concerned, had been formed before, immediately after the raising of Lazarus. What had happened since--the kingly entry, the expulsion of the money-changers, the way in which our Lord had baffled their attempt to entrap Him in His speech--would all work as so many motives to immediate action. The meeting now assembled may have been either a formal session of the Sanhedrin, or an informal conference of its chief members prior to the regular meeting. The former seems, on the whole, the more probable. The "chief priests" were the heads of the twenty-four courses; the elders of the people were the representatives--how elected or selected we do not know--of the citizens of Jerusalem. St. Mark and St. Luke name "scribes" instead of "elders." These two bodies may have been identical, but more probably the scribes of the Council represented the whole class of interpreters of the Law, who bore that name in its wider sense.

The high priest, who was called Caiaphas.--The name was a distinctive one added to his proper name of Joseph. Of his previous history we know that he had married the daughter of Annas, who had filled the office of high priest before him (John 18:13), and who still occupied, possibly as Nasi or President, an influential position in the Council and retained his titular pre-eminence. (See Note on Luke 3:2.) He had been high priest from the commencement of our Lord's ministry, and had, therefore, watched His ministry in Jerusalem with a jealous fear. We may probably trace his influence in the mission of the scribes from Jerusalem, whom we have seen as opponents of that ministry in Galilee (Mark 3:22; Luke 5:17). The meeting in his house implied a coalition of parties commonly opposed, for Caiaphas and his personal adherents were Sadducees (Acts 5:17), and as such, courted the favour of their Roman rulers (John 11:48), while the scribes were, for the most part, Pharisees, and assertors of national independence. . . .

Verses 3-5. - Conspiracy of the Jewish rulers. (Mark 14:1; Luke 22:2.) Verse 3. - Then. While Christ was announcing his approaching death, the rulers were plotting its accomplishment. He was certain; they were in doubt and perplexity about it. The chief priests (see on Matthew 16:21). The office of high priest had originally been held for life; but of late the civil power had often deposed one and appointed another, so that there were at times many who had held the post, and who, as well as their deputies, and the heads of the courses, claimed the title of chief priest. These were all members of the Sanhedrim And the scribes, These words are omitted on very good authority by many modern editors. They are not found in the Vulgate, though they occur in the parallel passages in the other synoptists. If genuine, they, in connection with "elders" and "priests," would signify that all the elements of the Sanhedrin were present at this council. The palace (αὐλὴν) of the high priest. This, then, was not a formal meeting, or it would have been held in the hall Gazith, "the hall of hewn stones," on the south side of the court of the priests. It was assembled in the court of the high priest's house, because it comprised persons who were not Sanhedrists, such as temple officials, and connections of the high priest, forming what was known as the priestly council, which was the official medium between the Roman authorities and the people. Who was called Caiaphas. Josephus ('Ant.,' 18:02. 2) speaks of him as "Joseph, who is also Caiaphas;" hence the way in which he is introduced in the present passage. He had been elevated to his high post by the Romans, who found in him a submissive tool. His father-in-law. Annas had been appointed by Quirinius, but after nine years had been deposed; he was succeeded in turn by Ismael, Eleazar son of Annas, Simon, and fourthly by Caiaphas, who superseded his immediate predecessor by the favour of the procurator Valerius Gratus, the tenant of the office before Pontius Pilate. The ex-high priest, Annas, was counted still by some rigorists as holding the office, and he appears to have possessed high authority (see John 18:13; Acts 4:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
At that time,
Τότε (Tote)
Adverb
Strong's 5119: Then, at that time. From ho and hote; the when, i.e. At the time that.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

chief priests
ἀρχιερεῖς (archiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

elders
πρεσβύτεροι (presbyteroi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
λαοῦ (laou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

assembled
συνήχθησαν (synēchthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

in
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

courtyard
αὐλὴν (aulēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 833: From the same as aer; a yard; by implication, a mansion.

of the
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

high priest,
ἀρχιερέως (archiereōs)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

whose
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

name was
λεγομένου (legomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

Caiaphas,
Καϊάφα (Kaiapha)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2533: Caiaphas, Jewish high priest. Of Chaldee origin; the dell; Caiaphas, an Israelite.


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