26:64 You have said so. Jesus’ answer is reluctantly affirmative, probably because the high priest’s understanding of the Messiah’s role was so different from the role Jesus actually fulfilled. Jesus responds in the same way to a similar question from Pilate in 27:11.
from now on you will see. Jesus probably speaks of the process of exaltation to the right hand of the Father that in a sense begins with His humiliation and death. The Jewish leaders would soon “see” in the resurrection reports of the soldiers (28:11–15) and Stephen’s eyewitness testimony of the majesty of the exalted Christ (Acts 7:56) that the One whom they had killed was the Messiah He had claimed to be.