Then 1 the chief priests began to accuse him repeatedly.
The chief priests and the experts in the law 1 were there, vehemently accusing him. 2
When his accusers stood up, they did not charge 1 him with any of the evil deeds I had suspected. 2
“Do not suppose that I will accuse you before the Father. The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope. 1
If a false 1 witness testifies against another person and accuses him of a crime, 2
1 At the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus 2 they filed an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem. 3
1 Appoint an evil man to testify against him! 2 May an accuser stand 3 at his right side!
I answered them 1 that it was not the custom of the Romans to hand over anyone 2 before the accused had met his accusers face to face 3 and had been given 4 an opportunity to make a defense against the accusation. 5
But when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not respond.
I found he 1 was accused with reference to controversial questions 2 about their law, but no charge against him deserved death or imprisonment. 3
Now 1 at that time certain 2 Chaldeans came forward and brought malicious accusations against 3 the Jews.
My accusers will be covered 1 with shame, and draped in humiliation as if it were a robe.
Since I wanted to know 1 what charge they were accusing him of, 2 I brought him down to their council. 3
Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses. 1
When you examine 1 him yourself, you will be able to learn from him 2 about all these things we are accusing him of doing.” 3
May the Lord repay my accusers in this way, 1 those who say evil things about 2 me! 3
So Pilate came outside to them and said, “What accusation 1 do you bring against this man?” 2
Then 1 I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the ruling authority 2 of his Christ, 3 have now come, because the accuser of our brothers and sisters, 4 the one who accuses them day and night 5 before our God, has been thrown down.
he said, “I will give you a hearing 1 when your accusers arrive too.” Then 2 he ordered that Paul 3 be kept under guard in Herod’s palace. 4
They repay my love with accusations, 1 but I continue to pray. 2