New International Version
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.
King James Bible
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
And when he was accused of the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He answered nothing - An answer to such accusations was not necessary: they sufficiently confuted themselves.
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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.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God."
Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"
But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed.
He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.
and he went back inside the palace. "Where do you come from?" he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.
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