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Mark 14:55 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the chief priests, and all the council sought for testimony against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the chief priests and the whole sanhedrim sought testimony against Jesus to cause him to be put to death, and did not find [any].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, the High-priest, and all the High-council, were seeking, against Jesus, testimony, with the intent to put him to death,—and were not finding any;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the chief priests and all the sanhedrim were seeking against Jesus testimony—to put him to death, and they were not finding,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death: and found none.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the chiefe Priests, and all the counsell sought for witnesse against Iesus, to put him to death, & found none.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But the chief priests and all the assembly of them sought against Jeshu testimony to put him to death, but they found not.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the chief priests and all the assembly sought for testimony against Jesus, to put him to death: but they found it not.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
chief priests 749
{0749} Prime
ἀρχιερεύς
archiereus
{ar-khee-er-yuce'}
From G0746 and G2409; the high priest (literally of the Jews, typically Christ); by extension a chief priest.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
all 3650
{3650} Prime
ὅλος
holos
{hol'-os}
A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', that is, complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
council 4892
{4892} Prime
συνέδριον
sunedrion
{soon-ed'-ree-on}
Neuter of a presumed derivative of a compound of G4862 and the base of G1476; a joint session, that is, (specifically) the Jewish Sanhedrim; by analogy a subordinate tribunal.
sought 2212
{2212} Prime
ζητέω
zeteo
{dzay-teh'-o}
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
for witness 3141
{3141} Prime
μαρτυρία
marturia
{mar-too-ree'-ah}
From G3144; evidence given (judicially or generally).
against 2596
{2596} Prime
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
Jesus 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
to y1519
[1519] Standard
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
put y2289
[2289] Standard
θανατόω
thanatoo
{than-at-o'-o}
From G2288; to kill (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
him y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
to death; 2289
{2289} Prime
θανατόω
thanatoo
{than-at-o'-o}
From G2288; to kill (literally or figuratively).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
found 2147
{2147} Prime
εὑρίσκω
heurisko
{hyoo-ris'-ko}
A prolonged form of a primary word εὕρω [[heuro]], {hyoo'-ro}; which (together with another cognate form, εὑρέω [[heureo]], {hyoo-reh'-o}) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect; to find (literally or figuratively).
z5707
<5707> Grammar
Tense - Imperfect (See G5775)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 855
none. 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 14:55

_ _ Mark 14:55-64. The judicial trial and condemnation of the Lord Jesus by the Sanhedrim.

_ _ But let the reader observe, that though this is introduced by the Evangelist before any of the denials of Peter are recorded, we have given reasons for concluding that probably the first two denials took place while our Lord was with Annas, and the last only during the trial before the Sanhedrim.

_ _ And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death — Matthew (Matthew 26:59) says they “sought false witness.” They knew they could find nothing valid; but having their Prisoner to bring before Pilate, they behooved to make a case.

_ _ and found none — none that would suit their purpose, or make a decent ground of charge before Pilate.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 14:53-65.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 14:55

All the council sought for witness and found none — What an amazing proof of the overruling providence of God, considering both their authority, and the rewards they could offer, that no two consistent witnesses could be procured, to charge him with any gross crime. Matthew 26:59.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Mark 14:55

(14) And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

(14) Christ, who was so innocent that he could not be oppressed, not even by false witnesses, is at length condemned for impiety before the high priest for confessing God to be his father. This is so that we, who denied God and were indeed wicked, might be acquitted before God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
sought:

1 Kings 21:10 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And [then] carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.
1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, [even] against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.
Psalms 27:12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
Psalms 35:11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge [things] that I knew not.
Matthew 26:59-60 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; ... But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, [yet] found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and [against] God. ... And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
Acts 24:1-13 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and [with] a certain orator [named] Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul. ... Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me.

and found:

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
1 Peter 3:16-18 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. ... For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
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1K 21:10, 13. Ps 27:12; 35:11. Dn 6:4. Mt 26:59. Ac 6:11; 24:1. 1P 3:16.

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