Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20"I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues3 or at the temple,4 where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.521Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said."22
When Jesus said this, one of the officials6 nearby struck him in the face.7 "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded.
23"If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?"824
Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas9 the high priest.a
As Simon Peter stood warming himself,10 he was asked, "You are not one of his disciples, are you?" He denied it, saying, "I am not."1126
One of the high priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off,12 challenged him, "Didn't I see you with him in the olive grove?"1327
Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.14
Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor.15 By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not enter the palace;16 they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.17