3/25 Matthew 26:62-63
Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” 63 But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”
The high priest asked Jesus something he didn’t believe. Jesus knew this. When in the presence of unbelievers, we often say nothing. Jesus knew what was going on and he knew that anything he said would be ridiculed. Why waste their time?