Matthew 26:60
New International Version
But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward

New Living Translation
But even though they found many who agreed to give false witness, they could not use anyone’s testimony. Finally, two men came forward

English Standard Version
but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward

Berean Study Bible
But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward

Berean Literal Bible
But they did not find any, of many false witnesses having come forward. And at last, two having come forward,

King James Bible
But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

New King James Version
but found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward

New American Standard Bible
They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,

NASB 1995
They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,

NASB 1977
and they did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on two came forward,

Amplified Bible
They found none, even though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward,

Christian Standard Bible
but they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two who came forward

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two who came forward

American Standard Version
and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they did not find them, though many false witnesses had come, but finally two came forth,

Contemporary English Version
But they could not find any, even though many did come and tell lies. At last, two men came forward

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:

English Revised Version
and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward came two,

Good News Translation
but they could not find any, even though many people came forward and told lies about him. Finally two men stepped up

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they did not find any, although many came forward with false testimony. At last two men came forward.

International Standard Version
But they couldn't find any, even though many false witnesses had come forward. At last two men came forward

Literal Standard Version
and they did not find; and many false witnesses having come near, they did not find; and at last two false witnesses having come near,

NET Bible
But they did not find anything, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward

New Heart English Bible
and they found none, even though many false witnesses came forward. But afterward two came forward,

Weymouth New Testament
but they could find none, although many false witnesses came forward. At length there came two

World English Bible
and they found none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came forward,

Young's Literal Translation
and they did not find; and many false witnesses having come near, they did not find; and at last two false witnesses having come near,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin
59Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death. 60But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward 61and declared, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’ ”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 19:15
A lone witness is not sufficient to establish any wrongdoing or sin against a man, regardless of what offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Psalm 27:12
Do not hand me over to the will of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, breathing out violence.


Treasury of Scripture

But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,

found none.

Daniel 6:4,5
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…

Titus 2:8
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

1 Peter 3:16
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.

At.

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Mark 14:57-59
And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, …









Verse 60. - Found none. Repeated twice (according to the Received Text), showing the earnestness of the pursuit and the absolute failure of the attempt. What was offered was insufficient for the purpose, or inconsistent (Mark 14:56). The second "found none" is thought by many modern editors to be not genuine, and is accordingly expunged. It does not occur in the Vulgate. At the last came two false witnesses. When the case seemed hopeless and on the point of breaking down, some of the Sanhedrists' own creatures came forward with a distorted account of Christ's words spoken long before. They brought no accusation founded on any of his late utterances in the temple, or when he was charged with blasphemy and threatened with stoning (John 10:33); they remembered keenly how he had discomfited them on such occasions, and they feared to elicit one of his crushing replies or unanswerable questions. They were glad to fall back upon something else, which especially concerned Annas and Caiaphas, and their gainful trading in the sacred courts (see the next note).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

they could not find it,
εὗρον (heuron)
Verb - Aorist 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.

[though] many
πολλῶν (pollōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

false witnesses
ψευδομαρτύρων (pseudomartyrōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 5575: A false witness. From pseudes and a kindred form of martus; a spurious witness, i.e. Bearer of untrue testimony.

came forward.
προσελθόντων (proselthontōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.

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

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

came forward
προσελθόντες (proselthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4334: From pros and erchomai; to approach, i.e. come near, visit, or worship, assent to.


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