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Matthew 26:60

    Matthew 26:60 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they were not able to get it, though a number of false witnesses came.

    Webster's Revision

    and they found it not, though many false witnesses came. But afterward 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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Matthew 26:60

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 26:60

    Though many false witnesses came - There is an unaccountable confusion in the MSS. in this verse: without stating the variations, which may be seen in Griesbach, I shall give that which I believe to be the genuine sense of the evangelist. Then the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; but they found it not, though many false witnesses came up. At last two false witnesses came up, saying; This man said, etc. It is the property of falsity to be ever inconsistent, and to contradict itself; therefore they could not find two consistent testimonies, without which the Jewish law did not permit any person to be put to death. However, the hand of God was in this business: for the credit of Jesus, and the honor of the Christian religion, he would not permit him to be condemned on a false accusation; and, therefore, at last they were obliged to change their ground, and, to the eternal confusion of the unrighteous council, he is condemned on the very evidence of his own innocence, purity, and truth!

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 26:60

    Found none - That is, they found none on whose testimony they could with any show of reason convict him. The reason was, as Mark says Mark 14:56, that "their witnesses agreed not together." They differed about facts, times, and circumstances, as all false witnesses do. Two witnesses were required by their law, and they did not "dare" to condemn him without conforming, "in appearance" at least, to the requirements of the law.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 26:60

    26:60 Yet found they none - On whose evidence they could condemn him to die. At last came two false witnesses - Such they were, although part of what they said was true; because our Lord did not speak some of those words at all; nor any of them in this sense.