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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
89

John 18:12-14
John 18:19-24
Mark 14:53-65
Matthew 26:57-68
Luke 22:54
Luke 22:63-71

So the cohort and the commander and the officials of the Jews
arrested Jesus and bound him,
and they led him to Annas first;
for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas,
who was high priest that year;
and Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews
that it was advantageous
for one person to die on behalf of the people.
John 18:12-14

So the high priest asked Jesus
about his disciples and about his teaching.

Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly in the world;
all the time I taught in synagogues and in the temple,
where all the Jews come together,
and in secret I spoke nothing.
Why are you asking me?
Ask those who have heard what I have spoken to them;
look, these people know what I said."

And as he was saying these things,
one of the officials standing by gave Jesus a slap
saying, "Do you answer the high priest so?"

Jesus answered him,
"If I have spoken wrongly, testify about the wrong;
but if I have spoken correctly, why do you hit me?"
So Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
John 18:19-24

And they led away Jesus to the high priest,
and all the high priests and the elders
and the scholars came together.
And Peter followed him from a distance
until he was within the courtyard of the high priest,
and he was sitting with the attendants
and warming himself by the fire.

And the high priests and the whole council
were looking for testimony against Jesus
to put him to death,
and they did not find any;
for many falsely testified against him,
and the testimonies did not agree.

And some standing up falsely testified against him
saying, "We heard him saying,
'I will tear down this handmade temple
and in three days I will build another not handmade.'"
And even this testimony of theirs did not agree.

And standing up in the middle the high priest questioned Jesus
saying, "Are you not going to answer anything
of what these are testifying against you?"
But he was silent and did not answer anything.
Again the high priest questioned him and says to him,
"Are you the Christ, the son of the blessed one?"

And Jesus said, "I am,
and you will see the human son
sitting at the right hand of power
and coming with the clouds of heaven."

And the high priest ripping his tunic
says, "What need have we of any more witnesses?
You heard the blasphemy; what does it look like to you?"

And they all condemned him to be deserving of death.
And some began to spit at him
and cover his face and beat him
and say to him, "Prophesy!"
And the attendants took him with slaps.
Mark 14:53-65

And the ones who had seized Jesus
led him away to Caiaphas the high priest,
where the scholars and the elders were assembled.
And Peter followed him from a distance
up to the courtyard of the high priest,
and entering inside he sat with the attendants to see the end.

And the high priests and the whole council
were looking for false testimony against Jesus
so that they might put him to death,
and they did not find any
though many false witnesses came forward.

But later two coming forward said, "This one said,
'I can tear down the temple of God
and rebuild it in three days.'"

And standing up the high priest said to him,
"Are you going to answer nothing
of what these are testifying against you?"

But Jesus was silent.
And the high priest said to him,
"I adjure you by the living God that you should tell us
if you are the Christ, the son of God."

Jesus says to him, "You said it;
nevertheless I tell you, after this you will see
the human son sitting at the right hand of power
and coming on the clouds of heaven."

Then the high priest ripped his clothes
saying, "He blasphemed!
What need have we of any more witnesses?
Look, now you heard the blasphemy; what do you think?"

And answering they said, "He is deserving of death."
Then they spat in his face and beat him,
and they slapped him saying, "Prophesy to us, Christ,
who is the one who struck you?"
Matthew 26:57-68

And having arrested him they led him away
and brought him into the house of the high priest;
and Peter followed at a distance.
Luke 22:54

And the men holding him mocked and beat him,
and covering him they questioned him saying,
"Prophesy, who is the one playing with you?"
And many different slanderings they said against him.

And when day came, the elders of the people assembled,
both high priests and scholars,
and they led him away to their council,
saying, "If you are the Christ, tell us."

And he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe;
and if I were to question you, you would not answer.
But from now on the human son
will be sitting at the right hand of the power of God."

And they all said, "Then are you the son of God?"

And he said to them, "You are saying that I am."

And they said, "What need have we of any more witnesses?
For we heard it ourselves from his mouth."
Luke 22:63-71


89. Jesus Before the High Priests Synthesis 89 * Interpretation 89
90. Peter Denies Three Times Harmony 90 * Synthesis 90 * Interpretation 90