The soldiers brought Jesus before the city leaders, who knew that Jesus was innocent. However, the high priests had hired men to lie about Jesus to the people.
The rulers asked Jesus if he was the Messiah and Jesus said yes. They were so angry with his answer that they demanded Jesus be killed. They dragged him before Pilate, the Roman governor.
Meanwhile, Peter was outside talking with some people who accused him of being a disciple of Jesus. They asked him three times and every time Peter denied knowing Jesus. The last time he denied it, a rooster crowed. When he heard it, Peter cried. Jesus had told him it would be so.