Matthew 26:57
New International Version
Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled.

New Living Translation
Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law and the elders had gathered.

English Standard Version
Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had gathered.

Berean Study Bible
Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders had gathered.

Berean Literal Bible
And those having seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

New American Standard Bible
Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

King James Bible
And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who had arrested Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had convened.

Contemporary English Version
After Jesus had been arrested, he was led off to the house of Caiaphas the high priest. The nation's leaders and the teachers of the Law of Moses were meeting there.

Good News Translation
Those who had arrested Jesus took him to the house of Caiaphas, the High Priest, where the teachers of the Law and the elders had gathered together.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had convened.

International Standard Version
Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had assembled.

NET Bible
Now the ones who had arrested Jesus led him to Caiaphas, the high priest, in whose house the experts in the law and the elders had gathered.

New Heart English Bible
Those who had taken Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they who arrested Yeshua led him to Qaiapha the High Priest, where the Scribes and the Elders were gathered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the chief priest, where the scribes and the leaders had gathered together.

New American Standard 1977
And those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

American King James Version
And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

American Standard Version
And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the ancients were assembled.

Darby Bible Translation
Now they that had seized Jesus led [him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

English Revised Version
And they that had taken Jesus led him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that had laid hold on Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Weymouth New Testament
But the officers who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, at whose house the Scribes and the Elders had assembled.

World English Bible
Those who had taken Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together.

Young's Literal Translation
And those laying hold on Jesus led him away unto Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together,
Study Bible
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
56But this has all happened so that the writings of the prophets would be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted Him and fled. 57Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and elders had gathered. 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.…
Cross References
Matthew 26:3
At that time, the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the courtyard of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas,

Mark 14:53
They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests, elders, and scribes assembled.

Luke 22:54
Then they seized Jesus, led Him away, and took Him into the house of the high priest. And Peter followed at a distance.

John 18:12
Then the band of soldiers, with its commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him.

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

Treasury of Scripture

And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Psalm 56:5,6
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil…

Mark 14:53,54
And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes…

Luke 22:54,55
Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off…







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

who had arrested
κρατήσαντες (kratēsantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2902: From kratos; to use strength, i.e. Seize or retain.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦν (Iēsoun)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

led [Him] away
ἀπήγαγον (apēgagon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 520: To lead, carry, take away; met: To be led astray, seduced. From apo and ago; to take off.

to [the house of]
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

Caiaphas
Καϊάφαν (Kaiaphan)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2533: Caiaphas, Jewish high priest. Of Chaldee origin; the dell; Caiaphas, an Israelite.

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

high priest,
ἀρχιερέα (archierea)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

where
ὅπου (hopou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3699: Where, whither, in what place. From hos and pou; what(-ever) where, i.e. At whichever spot.

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

scribes
γραμματεῖς (grammateis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.

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

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

had gathered.
συνήχθησαν (synēchthēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.
(57) To Caiaphas the high priest.--St. John alone, probably from the special facilities which he possessed as known to the high priest, records the preliminary examination before Annas (John 18:13; John 18:19-24). It was obviously intended to draw from our Lord's lips something that might serve as the basis of an accusation. Caiaphas, we must remember, had already committed himself to the policy of condemnation (John 11:49-50). The whole history that follows leaves the impression that the plans of the priests had been hastened by the treachery of Judas.

Where the scribes and the elders were assembled.--It was against the rules of Jewish law to hold a session of the Sanhedrin or Council for the trial of capital offences by night. Such an assembly on the night of the Paschal Supper must have been still more at variance with usage, and the fact that it was so held has, indeed, been urged as a proof that the Last Supper was not properly the Passover. The present gathering was therefore an informal one--probably a packed meeting of those who were parties to the plot, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea, and probably not a few others, like the young "ruler" of Luke 18:18, not being summoned. When they had gone through their mock trial, and day was dawning (Luke 22:68), they transformed themselves into a formal court, and proceeded to pass judgment.

Verses 57-68. - Jesus before Caiaphas, informally condemned to death. (Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:54, 63-65; John 18:24.) Verse 57. - Led him away to Caiaphas. The synoptists omit all mention of the preliminary inquiry before Annas (John 18:13, 19-24). His palace was nearest to the place of capture, and the soldiers appear to have received orders to conduct the Prisoner thither, Annas having vast influence with the Romans, and being the principal mover in the matter. What passed before him is not recorded, none of the disciples being present at the examination. The synoptists take up the account when Jesus was sent bound to Caiaphas, who St. John (John 18:14) notes was the one who for political reasons had urged the judicial murder of Jesus. Where (i.e. in whose house) the scribes and the elders were assembled. This seems to have been an informal meeting of the leading Sanhedrists, hastily convened, not in their usual place of meeting, but in a chamber of Caiaphas's palace. Some years before this time the right of pronouncing capital sentences had been removed from the council; and hence the necessity of assembling in the hall Gazith (where only such sentences could be delivered) existed no longer. 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.
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