Jesus Before the High Priest
Christ before Caiaphas - by GIOTTO di Bondone - from Cappella Scrovegni (Arena Chapel), Padua
The High Priest questioned Jesus about His disciples and about His teaching. Jesus
answered, "I have always spoken publicly to everyone; all My teaching was done in the synagogues and in the Temple, where all the
people come together. I have never said anything in secret. Why, then, do you question Me? Question the people who heard Me. Ask them
what I told them - they know what I said."
When Jesus said this, one of the guards there slapped Him and said, "How dare you
talk like that to the High Priest!"
Jesus answered him, "If I have said anything wrong, tell everyone here what it was.
But if I am right in what I have said, why do you hit Me?"
Then Annas sent Him, still tied up, to Caiaphis the High Priest.