And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high
priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
Now the chief
priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against
Jesus, to put him to death; but found none: yea, though many false
witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false
witnesses, and said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple
of God, and to build it in three days. And the high priest arose, and
said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness
against thee? But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest
answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou
tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus saith unto
him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see
the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the
clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying,
He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses?
behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye? They answered
and said, He is guilty of death.
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the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people
took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: and when they had bound
him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the
governor. (Mathew 26 from v 57.)