Why askest thou Me? Ask them that heard Me what I have said unto them. Behold, they know what I said."
And when He had thus spoken, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Answerest thou the high priest so?"
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why smitest thou Me?"
Now Annas had sent Him bound unto Caiaphas, the high priest.
And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, "Art not thou also one of his disciples?" He denied it and said, "I am not."
One of the servants of the high priest, being kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did not I see thee in the garden with him?"
Peter then denied again; and immediately the cock crowed.
Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment. And it was early, and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.
Pilate then went out unto them and said, "What accusation bring ye against this man?"
They answered and said unto him, "If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee."
Then said Pilate unto them, "Take ye him and judge him according to your law." The Jews therefore said unto him, "It is not lawful for us to put any man to death,"