56 But all this has taken place to fulfill (A)the Scriptures of the prophets.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

Jesus before Caiaphas

57 (B)Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to (C)Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. 58 But (D)Peter was following Him at a distance as far as the (E)courtyard of the high priest, and entered in, and sat down with the [a](F)officers to see the outcome.

59 Now the chief priests and the whole [b](G)Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death. 60 They did not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on (H)two came forward, 61 and said, “This man stated, ‘(I)I am able to destroy the [c]temple of God and to rebuild it [d]in three days.’” 62 The high priest stood up and said to Him, “Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?” 63 But (J)Jesus kept silent. (K)And the high priest said to Him, “I [e](L)adjure You by (M)the living God, that You tell us whether You are [f]the Christ, (N)the Son of God.” 64 Jesus *said to him, (O)You have said it yourself; nevertheless I tell you, [g]hereafter you will see (P)the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and (Q)coming on the clouds of heaven.”

65 Then the high priest (R)tore his [h]robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy; 66 what do you think?” They answered, “(S)He deserves death!”

67 (T)Then they (U)spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others [i]slapped Him, 68 and said, “(V)Prophesy to us, You [j]Christ; who is the one who hit You?”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 26:58 Or servants
  2. Matthew 26:59 Or Sanhedrin
  3. Matthew 26:61 Or sanctuary
  4. Matthew 26:61 Or after
  5. Matthew 26:63 Or charge You under oath
  6. Matthew 26:63 I.e. the Messiah
  7. Matthew 26:64 Or from now on
  8. Matthew 26:65 Or outer garments
  9. Matthew 26:67 Or beat Him with rods
  10. Matthew 26:68 I.e. the Messiah