14. The Trial before the Sanhedrin: Peter followed Jesus to the high priest

Matthew 26:57-68; 14:53-65; Luke 22:54-55, 63-71; John 18:12-16, 18-24

 NARRATOR:    They take Jesus to the Sanhedrin to try him for blasphemy; if guilty, Jesus would die by stoning.

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And the high priest put this question to him, ‘I put you on oath by the living God to tell us, are you the Christ, the Son of God?’

 

The high priest put this question to him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?’

 

And they put this question to him, ‘Tell us, are you the Christ?’

 

 

‘So you say.

 

‘So you say,

 

‘So you say;

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if I tell you, you will not believe, and if I question you, you will not answer.

 

 

But, I tell you that from now on you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming on with clouds of heaven.’

 

and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’

 

But from now on you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of the Power of God.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘So you are the Son of God then?’ ‘So you say.’

 

 

Then the high priest tore his robes and said, ‘He has blasphemed.

 

The high priest tore his robes and said,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then they said, ‘Why do we need any evidence? We have heard it for ourselves from his own lips.’

 

 

What need of witnesses have we now? Look! You have heard the blasphemy. What has this revealed to you?

 

‘What need of witnesses have we now? You heard the blasphemy. What has this revealed to you?’

 

 

 

 

They all said, ‘He deserves to die.’

 

They all judged, he deserves to die.

 

 

 

 

Then they spat in his face and struck him; others said as they struck him,

 

Some of them spat at him, covered his face, and struck him, and said:

 

 

 

 

 ‘You’re a prophet, Christ! Who hits you now?!’

 

 ‘You’re a prophet! Who hits you now?!’

 

‘You’re a prophet! Who hits you now?!’

 

 

 

 

And the guards beat him too.

 

 

 

 

 

Two men say Jesus prophesied, foreseeing the Wailing Wall.
The Temple is the work of man; to rise, it first must fall.
The priest says Jesus must respond; He's silent as a lamb;
And then demands, 'Are you the Christ?' But you say that I am.

That's Blasphemy! cries Caiaphas, this charge they all embrace.
As one they beat and batter him, and then they shroud his face.
Now prophesy to us!, you fraud!, who strikes you where you stand?
He says, from now the Son of Man will rule at God's right hand.

Music: Chicago; refrain based on Canterbury, English 1585