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katapi HOME Jesus before the Council - Mk.14.53-65  Mt.26.57-68  Lk.22.54-55  Jn.18.13-14  Jn.18.19-24 | NEB Books | notes

Mark: 14
53THEN THEY LED JESUS away to the High Priest's house, where the chief priests, elders, and doctors of the law were all assembling. 54Peter followed him at a distance right into the High Priest's courtyard; and there he remained, sitting among the attendants, warming himself at the fire.
55The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some evidence against Jesus to warrant a death-sentence, but failed to find any. 56Many gave false evidence against him, but their statements did not tally. 57Some stood up and gave this false evidence against him: 58'We heard him say, "I will throw down this temple, made with human hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands." ' 59But even on this point their evidence did not agree.
60Then the High Priest stood up in his place and questioned Jesus: 'Have you no answer to the charges that these witnesses bring against you?' 61But he kept silence; he made no reply.

Again the High Priest questioned him: 'Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?' 62Jesus said, 'I am; and you will see the Son of Man seated on the right hand of God [Literally: of the Power.] and coming with the clouds of heaven.' 63Then the High Priest tore his robes and said, 'Need we call further witnesses? 64You have heard the blasphemy. What is your opinion?' Their judgement was unanimous: that he was guilty and should be put to death.
65Some began to spit on him, blindfolded him, and struck him with their fists, crying out, 'Prophesy!' [Some witnesses add: Who hit you? (as in Matthew and Luke.)] And the High Priest's men set upon him with blows.


Matthew: 26
57JESUS WAS LED OFF under arrest to the house of Caiaphas the High Priest, where the lawyers and elders were assembled. 58Peter followed him at a distance till he came to the High Priest's courtyard, and going in he sat down there among the attendants, meaning to see the end of it all.
59The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some allegation against Jesus on which a death-sentence could be based; 60but they failed to find one, though many came forward with false evidence. Finally two men 61alleged that he had said, 'I can pull down the temple of God, and rebuild it in three days.' 62At this the High Priest rose and said to him, 'Have you no answer the the charge that these witnesses bring against you?' 63But Jesus kept silence. The High Priest then said, 'By the living God I charge you to tell us: Are you the Messiah, the Son of God?' 64Jesus replied, "The words are yours. [Or: It is as you say.] But I tell you this: from now on, you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of God [Literally: of the Power.] and coming on the clouds of heaven.' 65At these words the High Priest tore his robes and exclaimed, 'Blasphemy! Need we call further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. 66What is your opinion?' 'He is guilty,' they answered; 'he should die.'
67Then they spat in his face and beat him with their fists; 68and others said, as they struck him, 'Now, Messiah, if you are a prophet, tell us who hit you.'

Luke: 22
54Then they arrested him and led him away. They brought him to the High Priest's house, and Peter followed at a distance. 55They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat round it, and Peter sat among them.

John: 18
13They took him first to Annas. Annas was father-in-law of Caiaphas, the High Priest for that year— 14the same Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be to their interest if one man died for the whole people.

John: 18
19The High Priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about what he taught. 20Jesus replied, 'I have spoken openly to all the world; I have always taught in synagogue and in the temple, where all Jews congregate; I have said nothing in secret. 21Why question me? Ask my hearers what I told them; they know what I said.' 22When he said this, one of the police struck him on the face, exclaiming, 'Is that the way to answer the High Priest?' 23Jesus replied, 'If I spoke amiss, state it in evidence; if I spoke well, why strike me?'
24So Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the High Priest.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
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