John 18:19-24 NIV

The High Priest Questions Jesus

18:19-24pp -- Mt 26:59-68; Mk 14:55-65; Lk 22:63-71

19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.

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      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.3

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      21 Why 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.

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      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?"6

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      24 Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas7 the high priest.a

      References for John 18:24

        • b 18:24 - Or "(Now Annas had sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas the high priest.)"