If thou art the Christ (Ei su ei o Cristo). The Messiah, they mean. The condition is the first class, assuming it to be true. If I tell you (Ean umin eipw). Condition of the third class, undetermined, but with likelihood of being determined. This is the second appearance of Jesus before the Sanhedrin merely mentioned by Mark 15:1 ; Matthew 27:1 who give in detail the first appearance and trial. Luke merely gives this so-called ratification meeting after daybreak to give the appearance of legality to their vote of condemnation already taken ( Mark 14:64 ; Matthew 26:66 ). Ye will not believe (ou mh pisteushte). Double negative with the aorist subjunctive, strongest possible negative. So as to verse Matthew 68 .