And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. Now the chief priests and the whole Council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'” Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.
Back in Jerusalem an emergency night-time meeting of the Council of the Great Temple was called. Now they could do what they wanted to do.
However in order to pretend that they were carrying out justice, they tried to find bad things that Yeshu had said or done. But it was not possible to find any.