New American Standard Bible
And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.
King James Bible
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Darby Bible Translation
And when he was accused of the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing.
World English Bible
When he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
And in his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not answer any thing,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
When he was accused ... - To wit, of perverting the nation, and of forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, Luke 23:2, Luke 23:5. Probably this was done in a tumultuous manner and in every variety of form.
He answered nothing - He was conscious of his innocence. He knew that they could not prove these charges. They offered no testimony to prove them, and, in conscious innocence, he was silent.
LibraryThe Sentence which Condemned the Judges
And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked Him, saying, Art Thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12. And when He was accused of the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13. Then said Pilate unto Him, Hearest Thou not how many things they witness against Thee? 14. And He answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Taunts Turning to Testimonies
Remorse and Suicide of Judas.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.
But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, "I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God."
Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?"
And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
But Jesus made no further answer; so Pilate was amazed.
And he questioned Him at some length; but He answered him nothing.
and he entered into the Praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are You from?" But Jesus gave him no answer.
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