And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.
But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest said to Him, “I adjure You by the living God, that You tell us whether You are the Christ, the Son of God.”
But I, like a deaf man, do not hear;
And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
And He did not answer him with regard to even a single charge, so the governor was quite amazed.
The chief priests began to accuse Him harshly.
and he entered into the Praetorium again and *said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer.
Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:
“He was led as a sheep to slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He does not open His mouth.
and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;