Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin

53 They(A) led Jesus away to the high priest,(B) and all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes(C) assembled.(D) 54 Peter(E) followed him at a distance, right into the high priest’s courtyard. He was sitting with the servants,[a](F) warming himself by the fire.

55 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin(G) were looking for testimony against Jesus to put him to death,(H) but they could not find any. 56 For many were giving false testimony(I) against him, and the testimonies did not agree. 57 Some stood up and gave false testimony against him, stating, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with human hands,(J) and in three days I will build another not made by hands.’” 59 Yet their testimony did not agree(K) even on this.

60 Then the high priest stood up before them all and questioned Jesus, “Don’t you have an answer to what these men are testifying against you?” 61 But he kept silent and did not answer.(L) Again the high priest questioned him, “Are you the Messiah,(M) the Son(N) of the Blessed(O) One?”

62 “I am,”(P) said Jesus, “and you will see the Son of Man(Q) seated at the right hand(R) of Power and coming with the clouds(S) of heaven.”[b](T)

63 Then the high priest(U) tore his robes(V) and said, “Why do we still need witnesses?(W) 64 You have heard the blasphemy.(X) What is your decision?” They all condemned him as deserving death.(Y)

65 Then some began to spit on him, to blindfold him, and to beat him, saying, “Prophesy!” (Z) The temple servants(AA) also took him and slapped him.

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Footnotes

  1. 14:54 Or temple police, or officers, also in v. 65
  2. 14:62 Ps 110:1; Dn 7:13

Jesus Arrested and Taken to Annas

12 Then the company of soldiers, the commander, and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus and tied him up. 13 First they led him to Annas,(A) since he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,(B) who was high priest that year.

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Jesus before Annas

19 The high priest(A) questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching.

20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus answered him. “I have always taught in the synagogue(B) and in the temple,(C) where all the Jews gather, and I haven’t spoken anything in secret. 21 Why do you question me? Question those who heard what I told them. Look, they know what I said.”

22 When he had said these things, one of the officials standing by slapped Jesus, saying, “Is this the way you answer the high priest?”

23 “If I have spoken wrongly,” Jesus answered him, “give evidence[a] about the wrong; but if rightly,(D) why do you hit me?” 24 Then(E) Annas(F) sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

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Footnotes

  1. 18:23 Or him, “testify

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