And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in. And last of all there came two false witnesses:
And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and after three days to rebuild it.
And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee?
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ the Son of God.
Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed: What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy.
What think you? But they answering, said: He is guilty of death.
Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him. And others struck his face with the palms of their hands,
Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ. Who is he that struck thee?
But Peter sat without in the court. And there came to him a servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.