And they led Jesus to the High Priest, and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes were assembled.
And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the High Priest; and he was sitting with the guards, and warming himself at the fire.
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none.
For many bore false witness against him, and their witness did not agree. And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this Temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’ “
Yet not even so did their testimony agree. And the High Priest stood up in their midst, and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?”
But he was silent and made no answer.
Again the High Priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the son of the Blessed?”
And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of Heaven.”
And the High Priest tore his garments, and said, “Why do we still need witnesses? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death.