Mark 14:55
New International Version
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any.

New Living Translation
Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find evidence against Jesus, so they could put him to death. But they couldn’t find any.

English Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.

Berean Study Bible
Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they did not find any.

Berean Literal Bible
And the chief priests and all the Council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they were not finding any.

King James Bible
And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

New King James Version
Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none.

New American Standard Bible
Now the chief priests and the entire Council were trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.

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.

NASB 1977
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.

Amplified Bible
Now the chief priests and the entire Council (Sanhedrin, Jewish High Court) were trying to obtain testimony against Jesus [which they could use] to have Him [condemned and] executed, but they were not finding any.

Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they could not find any.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they could find none.

American Standard Version
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the Chief Priests and all their assembly were seeking testimony against Yeshua, that they might put him to death, and they were not able.

Contemporary English Version
The chief priests and the whole council tried to find someone to accuse Jesus of a crime, so they could put him to death. But they could not find anyone to accuse him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none.

English Revised Version
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found it not.

Good News Translation
The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some evidence against Jesus in order to put him to death, but they could not find any.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The chief priests and the whole Jewish council were searching for some testimony against Jesus in order to execute him. But they couldn't find any.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the high priests and the whole Council were looking for some testimony against Jesus in order to have him put to death, but they couldn't find any.

Literal Standard Version
And the chief priests and all the Sanhedrin were seeking testimony against Jesus—to put Him to death, and they were not finding,

NET Bible
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find anything.

New Heart English Bible
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.

Weymouth New Testament
Meanwhile the High Priests and the entire Sanhedrin were endeavouring to get evidence against Jesus in order to put Him to death, but could find none;

World English Bible
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witnesses against Jesus to put him to death, and found none.

Young's Literal Translation
And the chief priests and all the sanhedrim were seeking against Jesus testimony -- to put him to death, and they were not finding,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
54Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the officers and warmed himself by the fire. 55Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but they did not find any. 56For many bore false witness against Jesus, but their testimony was inconsistent.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,' will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be subject to the fire of hell.

Mark 14:56
For many bore false witness against Jesus, but their testimony was inconsistent.

John 18:19
Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching.


Treasury of Scripture

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

sought.

1 Kings 21:10,13
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…

Psalm 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.

Psalm 35:11
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

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…









Verse 55. - Now the chief priests and the whole council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death, and found it not. Their supreme object was to put him to death; but. they wished to accomplish their object in a manner consistent with their own honor, so as not to appear to have put him to death without reason. So they sought for false witnesses against him, that they might deliver the Author of life and the Savior of the world to death. For in real truth, although they knew it not, and were the instruments in his hands, he had determined by the death of Christ to bestow on us both present and eternal life.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

the
Οἱ (Hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

chief priests
ἀρχιερεῖς (archiereis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 749: High priest, chief priest. From arche and hiereus; the high-priest; by extension a chief priest.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
τὸ (to)
Article - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

whole
ὅλον (holon)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

Sanhedrin
συνέδριον (synedrion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4892: A council, tribunal; the Sanhedrin, the meeting place of the Sanhedrin.

were seeking
ἐζήτουν (ezētoun)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

testimony
μαρτυρίαν (martyrian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3141: Witness, evidence, testimony, reputation. From martus; evidence given.

against
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

put Him to death,
θανατῶσαι (thanatōsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2289: To put to death, subdue; pass: To be in danger of death, be dead to, be rid of, be parted from. From thanatos to kill.

but
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they did not find [any].
ηὕρισκον (hēuriskon)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.


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