Then the maid who kept the door said to Peter, Are you not also one of this man's disciples? He said, I am not.
Now the slaves and the attendants were standing there, having made a fire of coals, for it was cold, and they were warming themselves; and Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself.
The high priest then questioned Jesus concerning His disciples and concerning His teaching.
Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews come together, and I spoke nothing in secret.
The Lord was examined in His dignity by mankind (18:11—19:16), being examined as the Passover lamb was examined (Exo. 12:2-6). The Lord Jesus was crucified on the Passover as the Passover lamb. According to the type, before the Passover lamb was killed, it had to be examined to determine whether or not it had any blemish. The examination of Christ by mankind was the fulfillment of this type. After Pilate examined Him, he declared, “I find no fault whatever in him” (18:38; 19:4, 6). There was no blemish in this Passover lamb; He was fully qualified to be the lamb for God’s people.