“He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so He did not open His mouth.”
Have you ever been falsely accused?
Could you imagine not defending yourself?
“But Jesus remained silent.
Then the high priest said to Him,
“I charge You under oath by the living God:
Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son of God.””
Jesus kept silent.
They demanding He tell them
who He was and they had it right.
Why was He silent?
“And when He was accused by the chief priests and elders,
He gave no answer.”
Jesus knew this was what He had lived for.
that He prayed to be taken from Him
but said not His will but the Father’s will be done.
“But Jesus remained silent
and made no reply.
Again the high priest questioned Him,
“Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?””
“But to Pilate’s amazement,
Jesus made no further reply.”
“Herod questioned Jesus at great length,
but He gave no answer.”
“He saved others;
he cannot save himself.
He is the King of Israel;
let him come down now from the cross,
and we will believe in him.”
“Save yourself, and come down from the cross!”