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Matthew 26:59 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false testimony against Jesus, to put him to death;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, the High-priests and all the High-council, were seeking false-witness against Jesus, that they might, put him to death;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now the chiefe Priests and Elders, and all the councell, sought false witnesse against Iesus to put him to death,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But the chief priests, and the elders, and the whole assembly, sought against Jeshu witnesses, that they might put him to death;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And the chief priests and the Elders and the whole assembly sought for witnesses against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 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.
elders, 4245
{4245} Prime
πρεσβύτερος
presbuteros
{pres-boo'-ter-os}
Comparative of πρέσβυς [[presbus]] (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specifically an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian 'presbyter'.
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
false witness 5577
{5577} Prime
ψευδομαρτυρία
pseudomarturia
{psyoo-dom-ar-too-ree'-ah}
From G5575; untrue testimony.
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 3704
{3704} Prime
ὅπως
hopos
{hop'-oce}
From G3739 and G4459; what (-ever) how, that is, in the manner that (as adverb or conjugation of coincidence, intentional or actual).
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).
z5661
<5661> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 512
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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 26:57-75.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 26:57-68.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him [that which is] wrong; ... And thine eye shall not pity; [but] life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
1 Kings 21:8-13 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed [them] with his seal, and sent the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that [were] in his city, dwelling with Naboth. ... 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 35:11-12 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge [things] that I knew not. ... They rewarded me evil for good [to] the spoiling of my soul.
Psalms 94:20-21 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? ... They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour [is] a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Mark 14:55-56 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. ... For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
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.
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Dt 19:16. 1K 21:8. Ps 27:12; 35:11; 94:20. Pv 25:18. Mk 14:55. Ac 6:11; 24:1.

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