”And while [Jesus] was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
”And while [Jesus] was being accused (kategoreo: objected to) by the chief priests and elders, He did not answer (apokrinomai: answer a question proposed, speak in response).”
And while Jesus was being objected to and accused by the chief priests and elders, He did not respond nor answer.
Rather than simply reading this verse and deduce that we should never address our accusers, we must remember that there were plenty of times when Jesus confronted those who questioned His motives and purpose. The key is walking in wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent. There are times we should boldly stand up for our faith and there are times when it would be best for us to just walk away. Only the LORD can give us such discernment to know each occasion. Today, hear the voice of Wisdom. Be guided by the Spirit and respond with would be pleasing to the LORD.