Luke 22:67

67 "If you are the Messiah, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe,

Luke 22:67 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 22:67

Saying, art thou the Christ
The Messiah, promised and prophesied of by Moses, and all the prophets, and long expected by us: "tell us". The Ethiopic version adds, openly; tell us frankly, freely, plainly, as in ( John 10:24 ) .

And he said unto them, if I tell you, you will not believe.
The Vulgate Latin and Syriac versions read, "will not believe me"; neither what he said, nor that he was the Messiah; they were determined not to believe in him, and receive him as such; their unbelief was wilful, obstinate, and invincible: they were proof against all arguments, evidence, and demonstration itself.

Luke 22:67 In-Context

65 They spoke many other things against him, insulting him.
66 As soon as it was day, the assembly of the Zakenim of the people was gathered together, both chief Kohanim and Sofrim, and they led him away into their council, saying,
67 "If you are the Messiah, tell us." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you won't believe,
68 and if I ask, you will in no way answer me or let me go.
69 From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God."
The Hebrew Names Version is in the public domain.