||The Sanhedrin - GNT|
(Good News Translation)
|Mark 14||53||Then Jesus was taken to the High Priest's house,|
where all the chief priests, the elders,
and the teachers of the Law were gathering.
|55||The chief priests and the whole Council|
tried to find some evidence against Jesus
in order to put Him to death, but they could not find any.
|56||Many witnesses told lies against Jesus, but their stories did not agree.|
|57||Then some men stood up and told this lie against Jesus:|
|58||"We heard Him say,|
'I will tear down this Temple which men have made,
and after three days I will build one that is not made by men.'"
|59||Not even they, however, could make their stories agree.|
|60||The High Priest stood up in front of them all and questioned Jesus,|
"Have you no answer to the accusation they bring against you?"
|61||But Jesus kept quiet and would not say a word.|
Again the High Priest questioned Him,
"Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed God?"
|62||"I am," answered Jesus,|
"and you will all see the Son of Man seated at the right side of the Almighty
and coming with the clouds of heaven!"
|63||The High Priest tore his robes and said,|
"We don't need any more witnesses!
|64a||You heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?"|
|Matthew 26||66b||They answered, "He is guilty and must die."|
|67||Then they spat in His face and beat Him;|
and those who slapped Him said,
|68||"Prophesy for us, Messiah! Guess who hit You!"|