Now they that had taken Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, and brought Him into his house, where were assembled together all the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. Then the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin sought false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death; and they found it not, though many false witnesses came and bore false testimony against Him: but their testimonies did not agree.
But at last two came forward, who stood up and bare false testimony against Him: saying, "We heard this man say, 'I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands,' " and, "This man said, 'I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to rebuild it in three days." And not even were their testimonies alike. And the high priest, standing up in the midst, questioned Jesus, saying, "Answerest Thou nothing? What is it that these are testifying against Thee?" But He was silent and answered nothing.