In the morning the council of the people's leaders, the chief priests and the scribes, gathered together. They brought Jesus in front of their highest court and asked him,
"Tell us, are you the Messiah?" Jesus said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe me.
And if I ask you, you won't answer.
But from now on, the Son of Man will be in the highest position in heaven."
Then all of them said, "So you're the Son of God?" Jesus answered them, "You're right to say that I am."
Then they said, "Why do we need any more testimony? We've heard him say it ourselves."