Chapter 2 Paragraph 1

John 18:13,19-23
13 "And they led Him away to Annas first, for he was the father-in-law of Caiaphas who was high priest that year . . .
19 "The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine.
20 "Jesus answered him, "I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing.
21 "‘Why do you ask Me? Ask those who have heard Me what I said to them. Indeed they know what I said.’"
22 "And when He had said these things, one of the officers who stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, "Do You answer the high priest like that?"
23 "Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil; but if well, why do you strike Me?"
Psalm 38:12-14
12 "Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, and plan deception all the day long.
13 "But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; and I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.
14 "Thus I am like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth is no response."
Psalm 56:5-6
5 "All day they twist my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 "They gather together, they hide, they mark my steps, when they lie in wait for my life."