53 They led Jesus away to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes *gathered together.54 Peter had followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest; and he was sitting with the [a]officers and warming himself at the [b]fire.55 Now the chief priests and the whole [c]Council kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, and they were not finding any.56 For many were giving false testimony against Him, but their testimony was not consistent.57 Some stood up and began to give false testimony against Him, saying,58 “We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this [d]temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’”59 Not even in this respect was their testimony consistent.60 The high priest stood up and came forward and questioned Jesus, saying, “Do You not answer? [e]What is it that these men are testifying against You?”61 But He kept silent and did not answer. Again the high priest was questioning Him, and [f]saying to Him, “Are You [g]the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?”62 And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”63 Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?64 You have heard the blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.65 Some began to spit at Him, and [h]to blindfold Him, and to beat Him with their fists, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers [i]received Him with [j]slaps in the face.
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