1And 2they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.
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3And 4Peter had followed him at a distance, 5right into 6the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with 7the guards and 8warming himself at the fire.
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Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none.
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9For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony 10did not agree.
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And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying,
11"We heard him say, 12'I will destroy this temple 13that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, 14not made with hands.'"
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Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.
And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, "Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?"
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But 15he remained silent and made no answer. 16Again the high priest asked him, "Are you 17the Christ, the Son of 18the Blessed?"
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And Jesus said, "I am, and 19you will see the Son of Man 20seated at the right hand of Power, and 21coming with the clouds of heaven."
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And the high priest 22tore his garments and said, "What further witnesses do we need?
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You have heard 23his blasphemy. What is your decision?" And they 24all condemned him as 25deserving death.
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26And some began 27to spit on him and 28to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, "Prophesy!" And the guards received him 29with blows.
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