And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows.
At last, when the High Priest requires him to speak, Yeshu answers, ‘You are right. I am God’s Son. And you will see me received by God, and enthroned, and coming to judge the world.’
Then the High Priest showed dramatically how well he knew that these were the words of two sutras about God’s Messiah Son.
The trial was over. He Yeshu, a man, by openly claiming Son-ship, had committed the worst possible crime in the hostile minds of the Council members. They need show no mercy now.