The men who were holding Jesus in custody taunted him while they beat him. They blindfolded him and asked him repeatedly, "Prophesy! Who hit you?" Insulting him, they said many other horrible things against him.
As morning came, the elders of the people, both chief priests and legal experts, came together, and Jesus was brought before their council.
They said, "If you are the Christ, tell us!"
He answered, "If I tell you, you won’t believe. And if I ask you a question, you won’t answer. But from now on, the Human One will be seated on the right side of the power of God."
They all said, "Are you God’s Son, then?"
He replied, "You say that I am."
Then they said, "Why do we need further testimony? We’ve heard it from his own lips."