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.
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:
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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the morning was come - As soon as it was light - took counsel against Jesus. They had begun this counsel the preceding evening, see Matthew 26:59. But as it was contrary to all forms of law to proceed against a person's life by night, they seem to have separated for a few hours, and then, at the break of day, came together again, pretending to conduct the business according to the forms of law.
To put him to death - They had already determined his death, and pronounced the sentence of death on him; Matthew 26:66. And now they assemble under the pretense of reconsidering the evidence, and deliberating on it, to give the greater appearance of justice to their conduct. They wished to make it appear that "they had taken ample time to consider of it, and, from the fullest conviction, by the most satisfactory and conclusive evidence, they had now delivered him into the hands of the Romans, to meet that death to which they had adjudged him."
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LibraryThe Blind Watchers at the Cross
'And sitting down they watched Him there.' --MATT. xxvii. 36. Our thoughts are, rightly, so absorbed by the central Figure in this great chapter that we pass by almost unnoticed the groups round the cross. And yet there are large lessons to be learned from each of them. These rude soldiers, four in number, as we infer from John's Gospel, had no doubt joined with their comrades in the coarse mockery which preceded the sad procession to Calvary; and then they had to do the rough work of the executioners, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Third Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Formally Condemned by the Sanhedrin and Led to Pilate.
For I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side!" They conspire against me and plot to take my life.
For my enemies speak against me; those who wait to kill me conspire together.
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.
Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices.
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.
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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