He answered His accusers by the brief but pregnant sentence: " My Father worketh even until now, and I work."
But Menelaus managed to retain his position, and his accusers were put to death.
He confirmed his story by leading his accusers to the cavern where his six companions were found, youthful and beaming with a holy radiance.
When brought before the tribunal she was condemned to death and was on the way to execution, when Daniel interposed and, by cross-questioning the accusers apart, convinced the people of the falsity of the charge.
The Pharisees held that the intention of the accusers was equivalent to murder.