'High' in the Bible
So he assembled all the High Priests and Scribes of the people, and anxiously asked them where the Christ was to be born.
From this time Jesus began to explain to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer much cruelty from the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again.
Six day later, Jesus took with Him Peter and the brothers James and John, and brought them up a high mountain to a solitary place.
"We are going up to Jerusalem, and there the Son of Man will be betrayed to the High Priests and Scribes. They will condemn Him to death,
But when the High Priests and the Scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done and the children who were crying aloud in the Temple, "God save the Son of David," they were filled with indignation.
He entered the Temple; and while He was teaching, the High Priests and the Elders of the people came to Him and asked Him, "By what authority are you doing these things? and who gave you this authority?"
After listening to His parables the High Priests and the Pharisees perceived that He was speaking about them;
Then the High Priests and Elders of the People assembled in the court of the palace of the High Priest Caiaphas,
At that time one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the High Priests
He had scarcely finished speaking when Judas came--one of the Twelve--accompanied by a great crowd of men armed with swords and bludgeons, sent by the High Priests and Elders of the People.
But one of those with Jesus drew his sword and struck the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear.
But the officers who had laid hold of Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the High Priest, at whose house the Scribes and the Elders had assembled.
And Peter kept following Him at a distance, till he came even to the court of the High Priest's palace, where he entered and sat down among the officers to see the issue.
Meanwhile the High Priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking false testimony against Jesus in order to put Him to death;
Then the High Priest stood up and asked Him, "Have you no answer to make? What is it these men are saying in evidence against you?"
Jesus however remained silent. Again the High Priest addressed Him. "In the name of the ever-living God," he said, "I now put you on your oath. Tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God."
Then the High Priest tore his robes and exclaimed, "Impious language! What further need have we of witnesses! See, you have now heard the impiety.
When morning came all the High Priests and the Elders of the people consulted together against Jesus to put Him to death;
Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, smitten with remorse he brought back the thirty shekels to the High Priests and Elders
When the High Priests had gathered up the money they said, "It is illegal to put it into the Treasury, because it is the price of blood."
When however the High Priests and the Elders kept bringing their charges against Him, He said not a word in reply.
The High Priests, however, and the Elders urged the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to demand the death of Jesus.
In like manner the High Priests also, together with the Scribes and the Elders, taunted Him.
On the next day, the day after the Preparation, the High Priests and the Pharisees came in a body to Pilate.
While they went on this errand, some of the guards came into the city and reported to the High Priests every detail of what had happened.
crying out in a loud voice, "What hast Thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? In God's name I implore Thee not to torment me."
And now for the first time He told them, "The Son of Man must endure much suffering, and be rejected by the Elders and the High Priests and the Scribes, and be put to death, and after two days rise to life."
Six days later, Jesus took with Him Peter, James, and John, and brought them alone, apart from the rest, up a high mountain; and in their presence His appearance underwent a change.
"See," He said, "we are going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the High Priests and the Scribes. They will condemn Him to death, and will hand Him over to the Gentiles;
This the High Priests and Scribes heard, and they began to devise means to destroy Him. For they were afraid of Him, because of the deep impression produced on all the people by His teaching.
They came again to Jerusalem; and as He was walking in the Temple, the High Priests, Scribes and Elders came to Him
It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread, and the High Priests and Scribes were bent on finding how to seize Him by stratagem and put Him to death.
But Judas Iscariot, already mentioned as one of the Twelve, went to the High Priests to betray Jesus to them.
Immediately, while He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, came and with him a crowd of men armed with swords and cudgels, sent by the High Priests and Scribes and Elders.
But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck a blow at the High Priest's servant, cutting off his ear.
So they led Jesus away to the High Priest, and with him there assembled all the High Priests, Elders, and Scribes.
Peter followed Jesus at a distance, as far as the outer court of the High Priest's palace. But there he remained sitting among the officers, and warming himself by the fire.
Meanwhile the High Priests and the entire Sanhedrin were endeavouring to get evidence against Jesus in order to put Him to death, but could find none;
At last the High Priest stood up, and advancing into the midst of them all, asked Jesus, "Have you no answer to make? What is the meaning of all this that these witnesses allege against you?"
But He remained silent, and gave no reply. A second time the High Priest questioned Him. "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?" he said.
Rending his garments the High Priest exclaimed, "What need have we of witnesses after that?
Now while Peter was below in the quadrangle, one of the High Priest's maidservants came,
At earliest dawn, after the High Priests had held a consultation with the Elders and Scribes, they and the entire Sanhedrin bound Jesus and took Him away and handed Him over to Pilate.
Then, as the High Priests went on heaping accusations on Him,
For he could see that it was out of sheer spite that the High Priests had handed Him over.
But the High Priests urged on the crowd to obtain Barabbas's release in preference;
In the same way the High Priests also, as well as the Scribes, kept on scoffing at Him, saying to one another, "He has saved others: himself he cannot save!
He will be great and He will be called 'Son of the Most High.' And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His forefather David;
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for this reason your holy offspring will be called 'the Son of God.'
And you moreover, O child, shall be called Prophet of the Most High; For you shall go on in front before the Lord to prepare the way for Him,
Through the tender compassion of our God, Through which the daybreak from on high will come to us,
Nevertheless love your enemies, be beneficent; and lend without hoping for any repayment. Then your recompense shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him, and said in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of God Most High? Do not torture me, I beseech you."
and He said, "The Son of Man must suffer much cruelty, be rejected by the Elders and High Priests and Scribes, and be put to death, and on the third day be raised to life again."
And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be lifted high as Heaven? Thou shalt be driven down as low as Hades.
"'Go out,' replied the master, 'to the high roads and hedge-rows, and compel the people to come in, so that my house may be filled.
And day after day He taught in the Temple, while the High Priests and the Scribes were devising some means of destroying Him, as were also the leading men of the people.
On one of those days while He was teaching the people in the Temple and proclaiming the Good News, the High Priests came upon Him, and the Scribes,
At this the Scribes and the High Priests wanted to lay hands on Him, then and there; only they were afraid of the people. For they saw that in this parable He had referred to them.
and the High Priests and the Scribes were contriving how to destroy Him. But they feared the people.
He went and conferred with the High Priests and Commanders as to how he should deliver Him up to them.
And one of them struck a blow at the High Priest's servant and cut off his right ear.
Then Jesus said to the High Priests and Commanders of the Temple and Elders, who had come to arrest Him, "Have you come out as if to fight with a robber, with swords and cudgels?
And they arrested Him and led Him away, and brought Him to the High Priest's house, while Peter followed a good way behind.
As soon as it was day, the whole body of the Elders, both High Priests and Scribes, assembled. Then He was brought into their Sanhedrin, and they asked Him,
Pilate said to the High Priests and to the crowd, "I can find no crime in this man."
Meanwhile the High Priests and the Scribes were standing there and vehemently accusing Him.
Then calling together the High Priests and the Rulers and the people, Pilate said,
and how our High Priests and Rulers delivered Him up to be sentenced to death, and crucified Him.
And remember that I am about to send out my Father's promised gift to rest upon you. But, as for you, wait patiently in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
And just as Moses lifted high the serpent in the Desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
The Pharisees heard the people thus expressing their various doubts about Him, and the High Priests and the Pharisees sent some officers to apprehend Him.
Meanwhile the officers returned to the High Priests and Pharisees, who asked them, "Why have you not brought him?"
Therefore the High Priests and the Pharisees held a meeting of the Sanhedrin. "What steps are we taking?" they asked one another; "for this man is performing a great number of miracles.
But one of them, named Caiaphas, being High Priest that year, said, "You know nothing about it.
It was not as a mere man that he thus spoke. But being High Priest that year he was inspired to declare that Jesus was to die for the nation,
Now the High Priests and the Pharisees had issued orders that if any one knew where He was, he should give information, so that they might arrest Him.
The High Priests, however, consulted together to put Lazarus also to death,
So Judas, followed by the battalion and by a detachment of the Temple police sent by the High Priests and Pharisees, came there with torches and lamps and weapons.
Simon Peter, however, having a sword, drew it, and, aiming at the High Priest's servant, cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
They then brought Him to Annas first; for Annas was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was High Priest that year.
Meanwhile Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so also was another disciple. The latter was known to the High Priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the High Priest's palace.
But Peter remained standing outside the door, till the disciple who was acquainted with the High Priest came out and induced the portress to let Peter in.
So the High Priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and His teaching.
Upon His saying this, one of the officers standing by struck Him with his open hand, asking Him as he did so, "Is that the way you answer the High Priest?"
So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the High Priest.
One of the High Priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with him?"
"Am I a Jew?" exclaimed Pilate; "it is your own nation and the High Priests who have handed you over to me. What have you done?"
As soon then as the High Priests and the officers saw Him, they shouted "To the cross! To the cross!" "Take him yourselves and crucify him," said Pilate; "for I, at any rate, find no crime in him."
This caused a storm of outcries, "Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!" "Am I to crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king, except Caesar," answered the High Priests.
This led the Jewish High Priests to remonstrate with Pilate. "You should not write 'The King of the Jews,'" they said, "but that he claimed to be King of the Jews."
"Being therefore lifted high by the mighty hand of God, He has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out this which you see and hear.
with Annas the High Priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and the other members of the high-priestly family.
After their release the two Apostles went to their friends, and told them all that the High Priests and Elders had said.
But none of the others dared to attach themselves to them. Yet the people held them in high honour--
This roused the High Priest. He and all his party--the sect of the Sadducees--were filled with angry jealousy
Having received that command they went into the Temple, just before daybreak, and began to teach: So when the High Priest and his party came, and had called together the Sanhedrin as well as all the Elders of the descendants of Israel, they sent to the jail to fetch the Apostles.
When the Commander of the Temple Guards and the High Priests heard this statement, they were utterly at a loss with regard to it, wondering what would happen next.
So they brought them and made them stand in front of the Sanhedrin. And then the High Priest questioned them.
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