Jesus Before Caiaphas and the Council

Matthew 26

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?"

  1. Cross References
    Matthew 17:22
    Now while they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.
    Mark 14:53 - 65
    And they led Jesus away to the high priest; and with him were assembled all the chief priests, the elders, and the scribes.
    Luke 22:54
    Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed at a distance.
    John 18:12
    Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.
    John 18:19 - 24
    The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.
  2. Cross References
    John 18:15
    And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest.
    John 18:16
    But Peter stood at the door outside. Then the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to her who kept the door, and brought Peter in.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 20:16
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
    Psalms 35:11
    Fierce witnesses rise up; They ask me things that I do not know.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 27:12
    Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
    Psalms 35:11
    Fierce witnesses rise up; They ask me things that I do not know.
    Mark 14:55
    Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none.
    Acts 6:13
    They also set up false witnesses who said, "This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:15
    One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 27:40
    And saying, "You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.
    Mark 14:58
    "We heard Him say, 'I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.'"
    Mark 15:29
    And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads and saying, "Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days.
    John 2:19
    Jesus answered and said to them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
    Acts 6:14
    "for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us."
  7. Cross References
    Mark 14:60
    And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, "Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 38:13
    But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am l...
    Psalms 38:14
    Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in ...
    Isaiah 53:7
    He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He o...
    Matthew 27:12
    And while He was being accused by the chief pri...
    Matthew 27:14
    But He answered him not one word, so that the g...
    Acts 8:32
    The place in the Scripture which he read was th...
  9. Cross References
    Leviticus 5:1
    If a person sins in hearing the utterance of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of the matter - if he does not tell it, he bears guilt.
    1 Samuel 14:24
    And the men of Israel were distressed that day, for Saul had placed the people under oath, saying, "Cursed is the man who eats any food until evening, before I have taken vengeance on my enemies." So none of the people tasted food.
    1 Samuel 14:26
    And when the people had come into the woods, there was the honey, dripping; but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
    Luke 22:67 - 71
    If You are the Christ, tell us." But He said to them, "If I tell you, you will by no means believe.
  10. Cross References
    Daniel 7:13
    I was watching in the night visions, And behold...
    Matthew 16:27
    For the Son of Man will come in the glory of Hi...
    Matthew 24:30
    Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in ...
    Matthew 25:31
    When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all...
    Luke 21:27
    Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a c...
    John 1:51
    And He said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to y...
    Romans 14:10
    But why do you judge your brother? Or why do yo...
    1 Thessalonians 4:16
    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven w...
    Revelation 1:7
    Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye...
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 110:1
    The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.
    Acts 7:55
    But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
  12. Cross References
    2 Kings 18:37
    Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn, and told him the words of the Rabshakeh.
  13. Cross References
    John 10:30 - 36
    "I and My Father are one."
  14. Cross References
    Leviticus 24:16
    And whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall be put to death.
    Matthew 20:18
    Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death.
    John 19:7
    The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.
  15. Cross References
    Job 16:10
    They gape at me with their mouth, They strike me reproachfully on the cheek, They gather together against me.
    Isaiah 50:6
    I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.
    Isaiah 53:3
    He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
    Lamentations 3:30
    Let him give his cheek to the one who strikes him, And be full of reproach.
    Matthew 27:30
    Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head.
  16. Cross References
    Micah 5:1
    Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops; He has laid siege against us; They will strike the judge of Israel with a rod on the cheek.
    Luke 22:63 - 65
    Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him.
    John 19:3
    Then they said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck Him with their hands.
  17. Cross References
    Mark 14:65
    Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, "Prophesy!" And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.
    Luke 22:64
    And having blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face and asked Him, saying, "Prophesy! Who is the one who struck You?
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