And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
Then they induced men to say, "We heard him speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God!"
They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; so they came up, dragged him off, and took him to the Sanhedrin.
They also presented false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted? [How long] will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah
How long will you threaten a man? Will all of you attack as if he were a leaning wall or a tottering stone fence?
They only plan to bring him down from his high position. They take pleasure in lying; they bless with their mouths, but they curse inwardly. Selah
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of evildoers,
who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows,
shooting from concealed places at the innocent. They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
They encourage each other in an evil plan; they talk about hiding traps and say, "Who will see them?"
They devise crimes [and say,] "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly, they will be wounded.
They will be made to stumble; their own tongues work against them. All who see them will shake their heads.
No one makes claims justly; no one pleads honestly. They trust in empty and worthless words; they conceive trouble and give birth to iniquity.
They hatch viper's eggs and weave spider's webs. Whoever eats their eggs will die; crack one open, and a viper is hatched.
Their webs cannot become clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their works are sinful works, and violent acts are in their hands.
Their feet run after evil, and they rush to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful thoughts; ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.
They bent their tongues [like] their bows; lies and not faithfulness prevail in the land, for they proceed from one evil to another, and they do not take Me into account. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Everyone has to be on guard against his friend. Don't trust any brother, for every brother will certainly deceive, and every friend spread slander.
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to speak lies; they wear themselves out doing wrong.
You live in [a world] of deception. In [their] deception they refuse to know Me. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
"Her officials within her are like wolves tearing [their] prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to get unjust gain.
Her prophets plaster with whitewash for them by seeing false visions and lying divinations, and they say: This is what the Lord God says, when the LORD has not spoken.
The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery. They have oppressed the poor and needy and unlawfully exploited the foreign resident.
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.
"As a result, I have begun to strike you severely, bringing desolation because of your sins.
Godly people have vanished from the land; there is no one upright among the people. All of them wait in ambush to shed blood; they hunt each other with a net.
Both hands are good at accomplishing evil: the official and the judge demand a bribe; when the powerful man communicates his evil desire, they plot it together.
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death.
But they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two who came forward
You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.