Jesus has been arrested. He is brought before the religious elites.
The Jewish leaders are going to convict Him. The Romans are going to crucify Him. It has all been planned out. They can’t have King Jesus continue to disrupt things and make them look silly.
Annas interrogated Jesus regarding his disciples and his teaching. Jesus answered, “I’ve spoken openly in public. I’ve taught regularly in meeting places and the Temple, where the Jews all come together. Everything has been out in the open. I’ve said nothing in secret. So why are you treating me like a conspirator? Question those who have been listening to me. They know well what I have said. My teachings have all been aboveboard.”
When he said this, one of the policemen standing there slapped Jesus across the face, saying, “How dare you speak to the Chief Priest like that!”
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