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 synagogues1 or at the temple,2 where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret.321Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said."22
When Jesus said this, one of the officials4 nearby struck him in the face.5 "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?"624
Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas7 the high priest.a