Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?
[To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.] I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked are before me.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
1 Peter 2:23
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously:
And Pilate asked him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, You say it.
And said unto him, Are you he that should come, or do we look for another?
And Simon Peter answered, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us whether you be the Christ, the Son of God.
Are you the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you will not believe:
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.
Pilate therefore said unto him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.