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and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death.

But they were filled with fury, and deliberated with each other what they might do to Jesus.

And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, and the scholars sought to destroy him, even the foremost men of the people.

And having departed, he conversed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them.

And because of this the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on a Sabbath.

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What are we doing? Because this man does many signs.

So from that day they consulted together so that they might kill him.



And LORD said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter. And I knew not that they had devised devices against me, [saying], Let us destroy the tree with the fruit of it. And let us cut him off from the land of the living, that hi

But the farmers, when they saw the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and possess his inheritance. And having seized him, they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the lord of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those farmers? read more.
They say to him, Evil men, he will miserably destroy them, and will lease out the vineyard to other farmers, who will render him the fruits in their seasons.

Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death. And having bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

And the Pharisees having gone out, they straightaway were making a plot with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.



they also worked shrewdly, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their donkeys, and wine-skins, old and torn and bound up,


and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

But having perceived their craftiness, he said to them, Why do ye try me?

And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.

For thine iniquity teaches thy mouth. And thou choose the tongue of the crafty.

Now after two days was the Passover and the unleavened bread. And the chief priests and the scholars sought how, having take him with trickery, they might kill him,


and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

Now after two days was the Passover and the unleavened bread. And the chief priests and the scholars sought how, having take him with trickery, they might kill him,



they also worked shrewdly, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their donkeys, and wine-skins, old and torn and bound up,


and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

But having perceived their craftiness, he said to them, Why do ye try me?

And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck.

For thine iniquity teaches thy mouth. And thou choose the tongue of the crafty.

Now after two days was the Passover and the unleavened bread. And the chief priests and the scholars sought how, having take him with trickery, they might kill him,



But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death. And having bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

And when he came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him while he taught, saying, By what authority do thou these things? And who gave thee this authority?

And straightaway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scholars and the whole council, having made a plan, after binding Jesus, they took him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest an uproar develop among people.

And those who seized Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest where the scholars and the elders were assembled together. But Peter followed him from afar, as far as the courtyard of the high priest. And having entered inside, he sat with the subordinates to see the outcome. Now the chief priests and the elders and the whole council sought FALSE testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death, read more.
and they did not find it. And although many FALSE witnesses came, they did not find it. But finally two FALSE witnesses having come, they said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it by three days. And the high priest having stood up, he said to him, Answer thou nothing? What do these testify against thee? But Jesus was silent. And having responded, the high priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus says to him, Thou have said. Nevertheless I say to you, Henceforth ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of the sky. Then the high priest tore his garments, saying, He has blasphemed. What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now ye heard his blasphemy. What does it seem to you? Having answered, they said, He is deserving of death. Then they spat in his face and struck him with a fist. And some slapped him, saying, Prophesy to us, thou Christ. Who is he who struck thee?

And straightaway, while he still spoke, Judas, being one of the twelve, comes, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders. Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss is he. Seize him, and lead away securely. And when he came, straightaway having approached him, he says, Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him much. read more.
And they threw their hands on him, and seized him. And a certain one of those who stood by, having drawn his sword, struck the bondman of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And having answered, Jesus said to them, Have ye come out as against a robber with swords and clubs to arrest me? I was daily near you, teaching in the temple, and ye did not seize me--but that the scriptures might be fulfilled. And having forsook him, they all fled. And a certain one young man followed with him, having been wrapped naked in a linen cloth. And the young men seized him, but having left behind the linen cloth, he fled from them naked. And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scholars assemble with him. And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, and did not find it. For many testified falsely against him, and their testimonies were not consistent. And some men having stood up, testified falsely against him, saying, We heard him saying, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and by three days I will build another not made with hands. And not even this way was their testimony consistent. And the high priest having stood up in the midst, he demanded Jesus, saying, Thou answer nothing? What is it these men testify against thee? But he remained silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest demanded him, and says to him, Are thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. And ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky. And the high priest having torn his clothes, he says, What further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy. What does it seem to you? And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with a fist, and to say to him, Prophesy. And the subordinates were throwing him with slaps.

And Jesus said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, who came to him, Have ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? When I was with you daily in the temple, ye did not stretch forth hands against me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness. And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar. read more.
And having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and having sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. But a certain servant girl having seen him sitting near the light, and having looked intently upon him, she said, This man was also with him. But he denied him, saying, Woman, I do not know him. And after a little while, another man having see him, said, Thou also are from them. And Peter said, Man, I am not. And about one hour having passed, some other man insisted, saying, In truth this man was also with him, for he is also a Galilean. And Peter said, Man, I do not know what thou are saying. And immediately, while he still spoke, a cock sounded. And having turned, the Lord looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he said to him, Before a cock sounds thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, Peter wept bitterly. And the men who held Jesus mocked him, while striking him. And having covered him, they struck his face, and demanded him, saying, Prophesy! Who is he who struck thee? And they spoke many other things against him, railing against him. And when it became day, the eldership of the people, the chief priests, and the scholars, came together, and led him into their council, saying, If thou are the Christ, tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe, and if I also ask, ye will, no, not answer nor release. From henceforth the Son of man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Therefore thou are the Son of God? And he said to them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What further need have we of testimony? For we have heard from his mouth.

And as they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees approached them, being greatly annoyed because of their teaching the people, and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. And they threw hands on them, and put them in custody for the morrow, for it was now evening. read more.
But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand. And it came to pass on the morrow, to be assembled in Jerusalem, their rulers, and elders, and scholars, and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the high priestly family. And after placing them in the midst, they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have ye done this? Then Peter being filled with Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we are examined today about a good deed, of a feeble man, by what this man has been healed, be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this, this man stands here before you healthy. This is the stone that was rejected by you who build, which became into the head of the corner. And salvation is not in any other man, for there is no other name under the heaven, that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and having perceived that they are illiterate and uneducated men, they marveled. And they recognized them, that they had been with Jesus. And seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they had nothing to contradict. But after commanding them to go outside of the council, they conferred among each other, saying, What will we do to these men? For that indeed a notable sign has happened by them, is apparent to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But that it may not spread on further among the people, let us threaten them with threats to speak no longer in this name, to not one man. And having called them, they commanded them entirely, not to utter nor to teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John having replied to them, they said, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken to you rather than God, judge ye. For we are not able not to speak what we saw and heard. And they, having further threatened, released them, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people. Since all glorified God for that which happened.

But some of those from the synagogue called Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they instigated men who said, We have heard him speaking blasphemous sayings against Moses and God. read more.
And they incited the people, and the elders, and the scholars. And after approaching, they seized him, and brought him to the council. And they put forward FALSE witnesses who said, This man does not cease speaking blasphemous sayings against the holy place, and the law. For we have heard him saying that this Jesus the Nazarene will destroy this place, and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us. And all who sat in the council, having gazed upon him, saw his face like a face of a heavenly agent.

And the high priest said, Are these things so? And he said, Men, brothers, and fathers, listen. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran. And he said to him, Go forth out of thy land, and from thy kinfolk, and come into a land that I will show thee. read more.
Then after coming out of the land of the Chaldeans, he dwelt in Haran. And from there, after his father died, God resettled him in this land in which ye now dwell. And he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a footstep. And he promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, although there was no child by him. And God spoke thus: His seed would be alien in a foreign land, and they would enslave and mistreat them four hundred years. And I will judge the nation to whomever they will be in bondage, God said, and after these things they will come forth and serve me in this place. And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so he begot Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day. And Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob the twelve patriarchs. And the patriarchs, being envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. And God was with him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt. And he appointed him governor over Egypt and his entire house. Now a famine came on all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers found no sustenance. But when Jacob heard of grain being in Egypt, he sent forth our fathers the first time. And during the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's race became manifest to Pharaoh. And Joseph having sent forth, he summoned Jacob his father. And all his kinfolk, in souls, were seventy-five. And Jacob went down into Egypt, and he perished, he and our fathers. And they were carried into Shechem, and laid in the sepulcher that Abraham bought for a price of silver from the sons of Hamor of Shechem. But as the time of the promise approached that God swore to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, until another king arose who had not known Joseph. This man, who cunningly victimized our race, mistreated our fathers to make their infants be placed outside in order not to keep alive. During which time Moses was born (and he was well-formed by God) who was reared three months in his father's house. And when he was exposed, Pharaoh's daughter took him away, and reared him for a son to herself. And Moses was reared in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and deeds. But when a forty year time span was fulfilled by him, it came into his heart to go help his brothers, the sons of Israel. And after seeing a certain man suffering wrong, he defended him, and did vengeance for the man being oppressed, having smitten the Egyptian. And he presumed his brothers understood that, by his hand, God was giving them salvation, but they did not understand. And on the next day he was seen by them as they fought, and he was reconciling them for peace, having said, Men, ye are brothers. Why is it that ye wrong each other? But the man doing wrong to his neighbor thrust him away, having said, Who appointed thee a ruler and a judge over us? Do thou not want to kill me, as thou killed the Egyptian yesterday? And Moses fled at this word, and became an alien in the land of Midian, where he begot two sons. And forty years having been fulfilled, an agent of Lord appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai in a flame of fire of a bush. And when Moses looked, he wondered at the sight. And as he approached to examine, a voice of Lord came to him, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. But Moses, who developed trembling, dared not examine. And the Lord said to him, Put off the shoes from thy feet, for the place on which thou stand is holy ground. Having looked, I saw the oppression of my people in Egypt, and I heard their groaning, and I came down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. This Moses whom they refused, having said, Who appointed thee a ruler and a judge? This man God sent, a ruler and a liberator by the hand of the heavenly agent who appeared to him in the bush. This man brought them forth after performing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, Lord our God will raise up a prophet for you, from your brothers, like me. This is he who became in the congregation in the wilderness with the heavenly agent who spoke to him on the mount Sinai, and of our fathers who received living oracles to give to us. To whom our fathers did not want to become obedient, but they thrust away, and turned back in their heart to Egypt, after saying to Aaron, Make gods for us who will lead us. For this Moses, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what has happened to him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered up sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their hands. But God turned, and gave them over to serve the host of heaven, just as it is written in the book of the prophets, Did ye offer to me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? And ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the images that ye made to worship them. And I will deport you beyond Babylon. The tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers in the wilderness, just as he arranged (he who spoke to Moses), to make it according to the pattern that he had seen. Which also our fathers, having received in succession, brought in with Joshua into the possession of the nations whom God drove out from the presence of our fathers, until the days of David who found favor in the sight of God. And he asked to find a habitation for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built him a house. However the Most High does not dwell in man-made temples, just as the prophet says, The heaven is to me a throne, and the earth a footstool of my feet. What house will ye build for me? says Lord. Or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things? Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers, ye also. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold about the coming of the Righteous man, of whom ye now have become betrayers and murderers, who received the law at directions of heavenly agents, and did not keep it. Now when they heard these things, they were split with a saw in their hearts, and they gnashed their teeth against him. But being full of Holy Spirit, having gazed into heaven, he saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, Look, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God. But they, having cried out in a great voice, held their ears shut, and rushed upon him with one accord. And having expelled him out of the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments beside the feet of a young man called Saul. And they stoned Stephen, who was calling and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.



and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death.

But they were filled with fury, and deliberated with each other what they might do to Jesus.

And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, and the scholars sought to destroy him, even the foremost men of the people.

And having departed, he conversed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them.

And because of this the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on a Sabbath.

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What are we doing? Because this man does many signs.

So from that day they consulted together so that they might kill him.



and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

But having become morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people held consultation against Jesus in order to condemn him to death.

But they were filled with fury, and deliberated with each other what they might do to Jesus.

And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, and the scholars sought to destroy him, even the foremost men of the people.

And having departed, he conversed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them.

And because of this the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to kill him, because he did these things on a Sabbath.

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What are we doing? Because this man does many signs.

So from that day they consulted together so that they might kill him.


And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, so that he might betray him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him silver. And he sought how he might betray him conveniently.

And while he was still speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priest and elders of the people.

And having seized him, they led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed from afar.

Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, What are we doing? Because this man does many signs.

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, having gone to the chief priests, he said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they weighed out to him thirty silver pieces.

And straightaway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and scholars and the whole council, having made a plan, after binding Jesus, they took him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him. But they said, Not during the feast, lest an uproar develop among people.

And behold, one of those with Jesus, having stretched out a hand, drew his sword, and when he struck the bondman of the high priest, he cut off his ear.

And a certain one of them struck the bondman of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

And straightaway, while he still spoke, Judas, being one of the twelve, comes, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs from the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders. Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, Whomever I may kiss is he. Seize him, and lead away securely. And when he came, straightaway having approached him, he says, Rabbi, Rabbi, and kissed him much. read more.
And they threw their hands on him, and seized him. And a certain one of those who stood by, having drawn his sword, struck the bondman of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

And they led Jesus away to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scholars assemble with him. And Peter followed him from a distance, as far as inside the courtyard of the high priest, and was sitting with the subordinates, and warming himself near the light. Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus in order to put him to death, and did not find it. read more.
For many testified falsely against him, and their testimonies were not consistent. And some men having stood up, testified falsely against him, saying, We heard him saying, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and by three days I will build another not made with hands. And not even this way was their testimony consistent. And the high priest having stood up in the midst, he demanded Jesus, saying, Thou answer nothing? What is it these men testify against thee? But he remained silent, and answered nothing. Again the high priest demanded him, and says to him, Are thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. And ye will see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of the sky. And the high priest having torn his clothes, he says, What further need have we of witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy. What does it seem to you? And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him with a fist, and to say to him, Prophesy. And the subordinates were throwing him with slaps. And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest comes.

And the chief priests and the scholars sought how they might kill him, for they feared the people. And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And having departed, he conversed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them. read more.
And they were glad, and agreed together to give him silver. And he consented and sought opportunity to betray him to them apart from the multitude.

And when it became day, the eldership of the people, the chief priests, and the scholars, came together, and led him into their council, saying, If thou are the Christ, tell us. And he said to them, If I tell you, ye will not believe, and if I also ask, ye will, no, not answer nor release. read more.
From henceforth the Son of man will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God. And they all said, Therefore thou are the Son of God? And he said to them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What further need have we of testimony? For we have heard from his mouth.

And having risen, the whole company of them led him to Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying himself to be Christ, a king.

But they cried out, Away, away, crucify him! Pilate says to them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king except Caesar. Therefore he then delivered him to them, so that he might be crucified, and they took and led Jesus away.