(From: MARK #24 - 14:53-72)
E. 14:53-72 AN UNJUST TRIAL AND A DENIAL OF WEAKNESS
1. 14:53-65 TRIAL AND MOCKERY OF JESUS
a. 14:53 JESUS LED TO HIGH PRIEST
Kai aPEga-gon ton IeSOUN pros ton ar-chi-eREa: kai suNERchon-tai
And they led :Jesus away unto the high priest: and all the chief
PANtes hoi ar-chi-eREIS kai hoi presBUte-roi kai hoi gram-maTEIS.
priests and the elders and the scribes come together.
b. 14:54 PETER FOLLOWS AFAR
And :Peter had followed him afar off, even within, into the court
tou ar-chi-eREos; kai en sun-kaTHEme-nos meTA ton hu-pe-reTON ,
of the high priest; and he was sitting with the officers,
kai ther-maiNOme-nos  pros to phos.
and warming himself in the light of the fire.
c. 14:55 FALSE WITNESSES SOUGHT
hoi de ar-chi-eREIS kai HOlon to suNEdri-on eZEtoun
Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking
kaTA tou IeSOU mar-tuRIan eis to tha-naTOsai auTON; kai ouch HEUri-skon.
witness against :Jesus to :put him to death; and found not.
d. 14:56 For many bore false witness against him, and their witness did not agree together.
polLOI gar e-pseu-do-marTUroun  kat' auTOU, kai Isai hai mar-tuRIai ouk Esan.
e. 14:57-58 SPECIFIC FALSE WITNESSES
KAI ti-nes a-naSTANtes, e-pseu-do-marTUroun kat' auTOU, LEgon-tes,
And certain stood up, and bore false witness against him, saying,
[HOti] HeMEIS eKOUsa-men auTOU LEgon-tos, [HOti] eGOka-taLUso 
58[that] We heard him say, [that] I will destroy
ton naON TOUton ton chei-roPOIe-ton ,
this :temple :made with hands,
kai diA triON he-meRON ALlon a-chei-roPOIe-ton ei-ko-doMEso.
and in three days I will build another made without hands.
f. 14:59 And not even thus did their witness agree together.
kai ouDE HOUtos Iseen hemar-tuRIa auTON.
g. 14:60 HIGH PRIEST SEEKS COMMENT FROM JESUS
kai anasSTAS ho ar-chi-eREUS eis MEson,
And the high priest stood up in themidst,
e-peROte-sen ton IeSOUN, LEgon, Ouk a-poKRIne ouDEN? ti HOU-TOI sou ka-ta-mar-tuROUsin?
and asked :Jesus, saying, Do you answer nothing? what dothese witness against you?
h. 14:61a But he was silent, and answered nothing.
ho de e-siOpa , kai ouk a-peKRIna-to ouDEN.
i. 14:61a HIGH PRIEST QUESTIONS JESUS
PAlin ho ar-chi-eREUS e-peROta auTON, kai LEgei auTO,
Again the high priest asked him, and says to him,
Su ei ho ChrisTOS, ho huiOS tou eu-lo-geTOU?
Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
j. 10:62 JESUS ACKNOWLEDGES HIS STATUS
ho de IeSOUS EIpen, E-GO ei-mi: kai Opses-the  ton huiON tou anTHROpou
And :Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of :man
ek de-xiON kaTHEme-non tes duNAme-os,
sitting at the right handof the Power,
kai erCHOme-non meTA ton ne-pheLON  tou ou-raNOU.
and coming with the clouds of :heaven.
k. 14:63 HOW THE HIGH PRIEST USES THE CONFESSION HE FORCED FROM JESUS
ho de ar-chi-eREUS di-aPHExas  tous chiTOnas  auTOU, LEgei,
And the high priest rent his :clothes, andsays,
Ti Eti CHREIan Echo-men marTUron?
What further need have we of witnesses?
l. 14:64a You have heard the blasphemy? what do you think?
eKOUsa-te tes blas-pheMIas ? ti huMIN PHAIne-tai ?
m. 14:64b And they all condemned him to be worthy of death.
hoi de PANtes kaTEkri-nan  auTON Eno-chon EInai thaNAtou.
n. 14:65 SHAMEFUL AND UNSEEMLY PERSECUTION OF JESUS
kai ERxanTO ti-nes emPTUein  auTO, kai pe-ri-kaLUPtein  auTOU to PROso-pon,
And some began to spit on him, and to cover his :face,
kai ko-laPHIzein  auTON, kai LEgein auTO, ProPHEteu-son:
and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy:
kai hoi hu-peREtai 'raPISma-sin  auTON Ela-bon.
and the officers received him with blows.
2. 14:66-72 PETER'S DENIAL
a. 14:66-67 A MAID CHALLENGES PETER
Kai ONtos tou PEtrou KAto en te auLE, ERche-tai MIa ton pai-diSKON  tou ar-chi-eREos;
And as :Peter was beneath in the court, therecomes one of the maids of the high priest;
kai iDOUsa ton PEtron ther-maiNOme-non , emBLEpsa-sa  auTO,
67and seeing :Peter warming himself, she looked on him,
LEgei, Kai su meTA tou Na-za-reNOU EStha, tou IeSOU.
andsays, You also were with the Nazarene, :Jesus.
b. 14:68 HIS DENIAL
ho de erNEsa-to, LEgon, OUte OIda, OUte ePIsta-mai 
But he denied, saying, I neither know, nor understand
su ti LEgeis: kai eXELthen Exo eis to proAUli-on .
what you say: and he went out into the fore court.
c. 14:69 And the maid saw him, andbegan again to say to the bystanders [that] This is oneof them.
kai he paiDIske iDOUsa auTON, ERxa-to PAlin LEgein tois pa-reSTOsin [HOti] HOUtos ex auTON es-tin.
d. 14:70a But he again denied it. ho de PAlin erNEIto .
e. 14:70b BYSTANDERS ACCUSE PETER
kai meTA miKRON PAlin hoi pa-reSTOtes Ele-gon to PEtro,
And after a little again the bystanders said to :Peter,
A-leTHOS ex auTON ei; kai gar Ga-liLAIos ei.
Truly you are oneof them; for you also are a Galilean.
f. 14:71 PETER'S THIRD DENIAL OF HIS LORD
ho de ERxa-to a-na-the-maTIzein , kai omNUnai ,
But he began to curse, and to swear,
[HOti] Ouk OIda ton ANthro-pon TOUton hon LEge-te.
[that] I know not this :man of whom you speak.
g. 14:72a And straightway a second time thecock crew.
kai euTHUS ek deuTErou aLEKtor ePHOne-sen.
h. 14:72b JESUS' PROPHECY REMEMBERED
kai a-nemNESthe  ho PEtros to 'REma, hos EIpen auTO ho IeSOUS,
And :Peter remembered the word, how that :Jesus said to him,
[HOti] Prin aLEKto-ra dis phoNEsai, TRIS me a-parNEse .
[that] Before thecock crow twice, you shall deny me thrice.
i. 14:72c And when he thought on it, he wept. kai e-pi-baLON , Eklai-en .
NOTE: 14:53-65 - Trial and Mockery of Jesus. If ever a mockery of justice took place - this was it! Pilate was right! Out of envy the Jewish leaders planned to destroy Jesus - all apart from justice.
Then to see how the High Priest forced confession out of Jesus! (In another Gospel, we learn that the High Priest adjured Jesus to answer!), and then he misused this confession to extract from the Sanhedrin apart from agreed witnesses - His prefabricated guilt. But think! What took place shamefully 2000 years ago, God had planned to work redemption on our behalf. “While we were yetsinners, Christ died for the ungodly.”Did we deserve His efficacious “Finished Work”? By no means. It is all of Grace! God's grace! Yet, in our doctrinal positions - could it be possible that we have arrived at conclusions - though not as serious, yet could be just as false? One day each of us as individuals, following the return of Christ and His judgment upon us from the BEma - His Judgment Seat - will answer for ourdeeds done in the body.
What the prophets warned Israel of in the latter days of the Old Testament - they did in mercy to spare them judgment for their sin. I have in recent archival papers warned of the fallacy of “Replacement theology,” to spare holders of such for the day theymust answer to Christ. Numbers of my friends resent this warning. But - what if this warning iscorrect? What if Christ Himself holds this same position ? Wouldn't it be better to know of such error ahead of time and make proper adjustments now? I personally would appreciate such true and timely warnings. Just think of the dismay, chagrin and fearful looking forward to judgment facing the religions leaders of Jesus' day - at His Triumphant, Victorious Return! Who theythought was a “blasphemer” - was actually who He said He was!
I have nearly completed putting together God's Bible Numeric Interlinear Greek New Testament. Truths previously hazy and somewhat unclear to me - have been becoming remarkably clear. I even sense the Holy Spirit and angels with me - helping me - even as John the Revelator when writing the book of Revelation. I do notsay a “Thus says the Lord” for my notes. But I do say, if I were in the shoes of readers, I would consider.
I have also outlined the entire Bible in the light of Bible Numerics, a weekly outline of the 52 weeks, plus a daily outline of 366 days, with 7 verses for each, in the order of books as established by Bible Numerics. Long before Ivan Panin, this remarkable Bible Structure had been uncovered and discovered by many. Jean Astruc was but one of many. Because Panin devoted his life to produce the Numeric Greek text and a translation of it - his name is most strongly associated with this discovery. As you know, God sovereignly dropped Panin's works into my hands as a new convert in 1944, two years after Panin's death in Aldershot, Ontario. Ever since He has been on my tail to finish the vision of Panin who died before seeing an Interlinear Numeric Greek NT take place. J.A.W.