Luke 22:70

70 So they all said, "Are you 1the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, 2"You say that I am."

Luke 22:70 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:70

Then said they all
The whole sanhedrim, with one voice, being greedy to lay hold on, and improve these words, that they might have something to lay to his charge:

art thou the Son of God?
for they knew that the Messiah, or the son of man, that was to sit at the right hand of God, and come in the clouds of heaven, was the Son of God:

and he said unto them, ye say that I am;
or rather the words may be rendered, "ye say it", and ye say right; it is the very truth: "for I am"; that is, "the Son of God", as the Ethiopic version here adds; which sense agrees with ( Mark 14:62 ) and the following words seem to require this sense and version.

Luke 22:70 In-Context

68 and if I ask you, you will not answer.
69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
70 So they all said, "Are you the Son of God, then?" And he said to them, "You say that I am."
71 Then they said, "What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips."

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Matthew 14:33
  • 2. Luke 23:3; Matthew 27:11; Mark 15:2; [Matthew 26:25]
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