Matthew 26:59-61 NIV

59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin1 were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death.

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60 But they did not find any, though many false witnesses2 came forward. Finally two3 came forward

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61 and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.' "4

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