Matthew 26:59
Good News Translation
The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some false evidence against Jesus to put him to death;

Contemporary English Version
The chief priests and the whole council wanted to put Jesus to death. So they tried to find some people who would tell lies about him in court.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death.

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And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death.

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Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a lying witness stand against a man, accusing him of transgression, . . .

1 Kings 21:8-13 So she wrote letters in Achab's name, and sealed them with his ring, and sent them to the ancients, and the chief men that were in his city, and that dwelt with Naboth. . . .

Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of them that trouble me; for unjust witnesses have risen up against me; and iniquity hath lied to itself.

Psalm 35:11,12 Unjust witnesses rising up have asked me things I knew not. . . .

Psalm 94:20,21 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment? . . .

Proverbs 25:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is like a dart and a sword and a sharp arrow.

Mark 14:55,56 And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death: and found none. . . .

Acts 6:11-13 Then they suborned men to say they had heard him speak words of blasphemy against Moses and against God. . . .

Acts 24:1-13 And after five days, the high priest, Ananias, came down with some ancients and one Tertullus, an orator, who went to the governor against Paul. . . .

Context
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
58And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high priest, And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the end. 59And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death. 60And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:…
Cross References
Matthew 5:22
But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

John 18:19
The high priest therefore asked Jesus of his disciples and of his doctrine.

Acts 6:13
And they set up false witnesses, who said: This man ceaseth not to speak words against the holy place and the law.

Additional Translations
Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death.

And the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking false evidence against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

And the chief priests and the elders and the whole sanhedrim sought false witness against Jesus, so that they might put him to death.

Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false testimony against Jesus, to put him to death;

Meanwhile the High Priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death;

Now the chief priests, the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, that they might put him to death;

And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
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