26:59 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were trying to find false testimony against Jesus so that they could put him to death.
26:60 But they did not find anything, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward
26:61 and declared, “This man said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’”
26:62 So the high priest stood up and said to him, “Have you no answer? What is this that they are testifying against you?”
26:63 But Jesus was silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”
26:64 Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and declared, “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? Now you have heard the blasphemy!
26:66 What is your verdict?” They answered, “He is guilty and deserves death.”
26:67 Then they spat in his face and struck him with their fists. And some slapped him,
26:68 saying, “Prophesy for us, you Christ! Who hit you?”