Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus. He asked him about his disciples and his teaching.
"I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I didn't say anything in secret.
Why question me? Ask the people who heard me. They certainly know what I said."
When Jesus said that, one of the officials nearby hit him in the face. "Is this any way to answer the high priest?" he asked.
"Have I said something wrong?" Jesus replied. "If I have, give witness to it. But if I spoke the truth, why did you hit me?"
While Jesus was still tied up, Annas sent him to Caiaphas, the high priest.