And they said
That is, the council, as the Persic version reads; some of the members of the sanhedrim, or the whole body of them:
what need we any further witness?
or give any further trouble in getting witnesses, and hearing them:
for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth:
his blasphemy, and what amounts to a sufficient charge of that kind; upon which they all pronounced him worthy of death, and determined to deliver him into the hands of Pilate the Roman governor, in order to pass sentence on him, and put him to death.