57 c And those who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58 But d Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest's courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end. 59 Now the chief priests, 1 the elders, and all the council sought e false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 2 but found none. Even though f many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last g two 3 false witnesses came forward 61 and said, "This fellow said, h 'I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days.' " 62 i And the high priest arose and said to Him, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?" 63 But j Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, k "I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God!" 64 Jesus said to him, "It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, l hereafter you will see the Son of Man m sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven." 65 n Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, "He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His o blasphemy! 66 "What do you think?" They answered and said, p "He is deserving of death." 67 q Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and r others struck Him with 4 the palms of their hands, 68 saying, s "Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?"New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.