Bible: Matthew 26:57-65
Condemned by the Sanhedrin
26:57 Now the ones who had arrested Jesus led him to Caiaphas, the high priest, in whose house 1 the experts in the law 2 and the elders had gathered. 26:58 But Peter was following him from a distance, all the way to the high priest’s courtyard. After 3 going in, he sat with the guards 4 to see the outcome. 26:59 The 5 chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were trying to find false testimony against Jesus so that they could put him to death. 26:60 But they did not find anything, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally 6 two came forward 26:61 and declared, “This man 7 said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’” 26:62 So 8 the high priest stood up and said to him, “Have you no answer? What is this that they are testifying against you?” 26:63 But Jesus was silent. The 9 high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, 10 the Son of God.” 26:64 Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand 11 of the Power 12 and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 13 26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and declared, 14 “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? Now 15 you have heard the blasphemy!