约翰福音-John 18章21~25 节
Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard Me, concerning what I spoke to them; behold, these know what I said.
And when He said these things, one of the attendants standing by slapped Jesus, saying, Is that how You answer the high priest?
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken wrongly, testify concerning the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?
Annas then sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. Then they said to him, Are you not also one of His disciples? He denied and said, I am not.
The Lord was examined by the Jews according to the law of God in their religion (18:12-27). This examination was a very unpleasant thing. The Lord even suffered it in front of the denial of one of the closest disciples (18:17-18; 25-27). While He was being examined, Peter denied Him three times. Would you have been able to suffer this? If this had happened to us, we would certainly have rebuked Peter. But the Lord did not say a word.