"I have spoken openly to the world,"
Jesus replied. "I always taught in
synagogues or at the temple, where all the
Jews come together. I said nothing in
The chief priests and the whole
Sanhedrin were looking for false
evidence against Jesus so that they
could put him to death.
But they did not find any, though
many false witnesses came forward.
Finally two came forward
But Jesus remained 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."
What about the one whom the Father set apart as
his very own and sent into the world? Why
then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I
said, 'I am God's Son'?
Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy