Jesus Before the Council53 a And b they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54 c And d Peter had followed him at a distance e right into f the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with g the guards and h warming himself at the fire. 55Now the chief priests and the whole council ▼
▼Greek Sanhedrinwere seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. 56 j For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony k did not agree. 57And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, 58 l “We heard him say m ‘I will destroy this temple n that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another o not made with hands.’” 59Yet even about this their testimony did not agree. 60And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” ▼
▼Or Have you no answer to what these men testify against you?61But q he remained silent and made no answer. r Again the high priest asked him, “Are you s the Christ, the Son of t the Blessed?” 62And Jesus said, “I am, and u you will see the Son of Man v seated at the right hand of Power, and w coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63And the high priest x tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? 64You have heard y his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they z all condemned him as aa deserving death. 65 ab And some began ac to spit on him and ad to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him ae with blows.
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