Jesus loved His attackers and did not defend Himself against them. He rebuked them gently and showed them their hypocrisy, cowardice, and fear. He told them that they had no authority over Him. He also reiterated the prophecy which said that Christ would be delivered to the Gentiles to redeem them from their sins, that the Lord would strike the Shepherd, and that the sheep of the flock would be scattered.Until that moment, the disciples had stayed near Jesus. But when they heard that God had delivered Jesus to the hands of His enemies, they fled into the night as desperate men. They had lost every hope!