Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And while the high priests and elders were making their charges against him, he made no answer.
This was the passage of Scripture that he was reading: "Like a sheep he was led away to be slaughtered, And just as a lamb is dumb before its shearer, He does not open his mouth.
1 Peter 2:23
He was abused but he did not retort. He suffered but he did not threaten, but committed his case to him who judges justly.
Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" He answered, "Yes."
and said to him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we look for someone else?"
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God!"
But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, "I charge you, on your oath, by the living God, tell us whether you are the Christ, the son of God."
"If you are the Christ, tell us so." But he said to them, "If I tell you, you will not believe me,
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, "How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are really the Christ, tell us so frankly!"
Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?" Jesus answered, "As you say, I am a king. It was for this that I was born and for this that I came to the world, to give testimony for truth. Everyone who is on the side of truth listens to my voice."