Then some stood up and gave this false testimony against him; “We heard him say, ‘ I will destroy this man-made temple and in three days will build another, not made by man.'” Yet even then their testimony did not agree. Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus ” Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing aginst you?” But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus.
When they spoke falsely against Him, He did ot respond , but when they asked Him a question based on truth, He answered with truth.
What a practical life lesson this is for us. If we are falsely accused, don’t respond at all. Responding can often sound like defensiveness, which an make you look guilty. Listen for truth, and respond to it only, and then only with a truthful answer.