Mark 14:57

57 Then a few of them stood up and lied:

Mark 14:57 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 14:57

And there arose certain
Two false witnesses, as in ( Matthew 26:60 ) , who stood up in court; for witnesses were obliged to stand, whilst they gave in their testimony:

``says R. Bo, in the name of R. Hona, witnesses ought (dwmel) , "to stand", whilst they bear witness; as it is said, ( Deuteronomy 19:17 ) . "Both the men shall stand" F13''

And bare false witness against him, saying;
as follows.


F13 T. Herios. Sanhedrin, fol. 21. 3. & Yoma, fol. 43. 2. Maimon. Hilch. Sanhedrin, c. 21. sect. 3.

Mark 14:57 In-Context

55 The high priests conspiring with the Jewish Council looked high and low for evidence against Jesus by which they could sentence him to death. They found nothing.
56 Plenty of people were willing to bring in false charges, but nothing added up, and they ended up canceling each other out.
57 Then a few of them stood up and lied:
58 "We heard him say, 'I am going to tear down this Temple, built by hard labor, and in three days build another without lifting a hand.'"
59 But even they couldn't agree exactly.
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