Matthew 26:59

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

Read Matthew 26:59 Using Other Translations

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
Now the chief priests and the whole Councilwere seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death,
Inside, the leading priests and the entire high council were trying to find witnesses who would lie about Jesus, so they could put him to death.
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