John 18:19-24

The High Priest Questions Jesus

19 a  The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20Jesus answered him, I have spoken b  openly c  to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. d  I have said nothing in secret. 21Why do you ask me? Ask those who have heard me what I said to them; they know what I said.” 22When he had said these things, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with his hand, saying e  “Is that how you answer the high priest?” 23Jesus answered him, If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?” 24 f  Annas then sent him bound to g  Caiaphas the high priest.

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