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katapi HOME Jesus before the Council: Mt.26.57-68  (Mk.14.53-65  Lk.22.54-55  Jn.18.13-14  Jn.18.19-24) | NEB Index | notes
Matthew: 26
57 JESUS WAS LED OFF under arrest to the house of Caiaphas the High Priest, where the lawyers and elders were assembled. 58 Peter 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.
59 The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some allegation against Jesus on which a death-sentence could be based; 60 but they failed to find one, though many came forward with false evidence. Finally two men 61 alleged that he had said, 'I can pull down the temple of God, and rebuild it in three days.' 62 At this the High Priest rose and said to him, ' 63 But 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 ?' 64 Jesus replied, "The words are yours. But I tell you this: from now on, you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of God and coming on the clouds of heaven.' 65 At these words the High Priest tore his robes and exclaimed, 'Blasphemy! Need we call further witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. 66 What is your opinion?' 'He is guilty,' they answered; 'he should die.'
67 Then they spat in his face and beat him with their fists; 68 and others said, as they struck him, 'Now, Messiah, if you are a prophet, tell us who hit you.'
Mark: 14
53 THEN THEY LED JESUS away to the High Priest's house, where the chief priests, elders, and doctors of the law were all assembling. 54 Peter 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.
55 The chief priests and the whole Council tried to find some evidence against Jesus to warrant a death-sentence, but failed to find any. 56 Many gave false evidence against him, but their statements did not tally. 57 Some 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." ' 59 But even on this point their evidence did not agree.
60 Then the High Priest stood up in his place and questioned Jesus: 'Have you no answer to the charges that these witnesses bring against you?' 61 But he kept silence; he made no reply.

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

Luke: 22
54 Then they arrested him and led him away. They brought him to the High Priest's house, and Peter followed at a distance. 55 They lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat round it, and Peter sat among them.
John: 18
13 They took him first to Annas. Annas was father-in-law of Caiaphas, the High Priest for that year - 14 the same Caiaphas who had advised the Jews that it would be to their interest if one man died for the whole people.
John: 18
19 The High Priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about what he taught. 20 Jesus 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. 21 Why question me? Ask my hearers what I told them; they know what I said.' 22 When he said this, one of the police struck him on the face, exclaiming, 'Is that the way to answer the High Priest?' 23 Jesus replied, 'If I spoke amiss, state it in evidence; if I spoke well, why strike me?'
24 So Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the High Priest.

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