Friday, April 10, 2009

"What Do You Say?"

They led Jesus away to the high priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.

The chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin kept trying to obtain testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death, but they found none. Many gave false witness against Him, but their testimony did not agree. Some took the stand and testified falsely against Him, alleging, "We heard him say, 'I will destroy this temple made with hands and within three days I will build another not made with hands.'" Even so their testimony did not agree.

The high priest rose before the assembly and questioned Jesus, saying, "Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?" But He was silent and answered nothing.

Again the high priest asked Him and said to Him, "Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed One?"

Then Jesus answered, "I AM, and 'you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.'"

At that the high priest tore his garments and said, "What further need have we of witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy. What do you say?"

-- Mark 14:53-64

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