Luke 22:67

67 and they said, “Tell us, are you the Messiah?” But he replied, “If I tell you, you won’t believe me.

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 And they hurled all sorts of terrible insults at him.
66 At daybreak all the elders of the people assembled, including the leading priests and the teachers of religious law. Jesus was led before this high council,
67 and they said, “Tell us, are you the Messiah?” But he replied, “If I tell you, you won’t believe me.
68 And if I ask you a question, you won’t answer.
69 But from now on the Son of Man will be seated in the place of power at God’s right hand. ”