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Matthew 26:63-64

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26:63 But Jesus was silent. The 1  high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, 2  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 3  of the Power 4  and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 5 

1 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.

2 tn Or “Messiah”; both “Christ” (Greek) and “Messiah” (Hebrew and Aramaic) mean “one who has been anointed.”

sn See the note on Christ in 1:16.

3 sn An allusion to Ps 110:1. This is a claim that Jesus shares authority with God in heaven. Those present may have thought they were his judges, but, in fact, the reverse was true.

4 sn The expression the right hand of the Power is a circumlocution for referring to God. Such indirect references to God were common in 1st century Judaism out of reverence for the divine name.

5 sn An allusion to Dan 7:13 (see also Matt 24:30).



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