150. Before the Sanhedrin Court
59Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death.
60But they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last two came forward
61and said, “This fellow said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.'”
62And the high priest stood up and said, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” 63But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him,“I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Deliverer, the Son of God.”a
62And Jesus said, “I am; and presently shall the Son of Man be seated at the right hand of Power, and reign over the hosts of heaven.”
63And the high priest tore his garments, and said, “Why do we still need witnesses? 64You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?”
66They answered, “He deserves death.” 67Then they spat in his face and struck him, and some slapped him.
(Mt. 26:59–63; Mk. 14:62–64; Mt. 26:66–67)
a “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Deliverer, the Son of God.”—Caiaphas identifies the Jewish Deliverer-Messiah as the Son of God. Jesus, without hesitation, affirms that he is the Son of God.
Mt. 26:63 the Deliverer, the (Ch. 13, fn. c) / the Christ, the (RSV)
Mk. 14:62 and presently shall the Son of Man be seated / and you will see the Son of Man seated (RSV) • and reign over the hosts of / and coming with the clouds of (RSV) (184:3/1982–4)
151. The Time of Humiliation
66And they said, 67“If you are the Messiah, tell us.”
But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe; 68and if I ask you, you will not answer.”
Lk. 22:66 And / and they led him away to their council, and (RSV)
Lk. 22:67 the Messiah, tell (Ch. 13, fn. c) / the Christ, tell (RSV) (184:4/1984–5)