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 26:65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and declared, 6 “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? Now 7 you have heard the blasphemy! 26:66 What is your verdict?” 8 They 9 answered, “He is guilty and deserves 10 death.” 26:67 Then they spat in his face and struck him with their fists. And some slapped him,
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.
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.
6 tn Grk “the high priest tore his clothes, saying.”
8 tn Grk “What do you think?”
9 tn Grk “answering, they said.” This is somewhat redundant and has been simplified in the translation. Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
10 tn Grk “he is guilty of death.” L&N 88.313 states, “pertaining to being guilty and thus deserving some particular penalty – ‘guilty and deserving, guilty and punishable by.’ οἱ δὲ ἀποκριθέντες εἶπαν, ᾿Ενοχος θανάτου ἐστίν ‘they answered, He is guilty and deserves death’ Mt 26:66.”