But he held his peace, and answered nothing
Knowing it would be to no purpose, and signifying hereby, that the things alleged against him were unworthy of an answer:
again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, art thou the
Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
The Vulgate Latin adds, "God": in Matthew it is "God" only, ( Matthew 26:63 ) . This is one of the names and epithets of God, with the Jews; nothing is more common in their writings, than this abbreviature, (hbqh) , which is, (awh Kwrb vwdqh) , "the holy blessed he"; who is blessed in himself, and the fountain of all blessedness to his creatures, and who is blessed and praised by angels and saints; (See Gill on Matthew 26:63).