If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil, but if well, why do you strike Me? John 18:23
At one point in His interrogation, one of the temple guards slapped Jesus across the mouth for His perceived insolence and disrespect to the High Priest. Jesus responded with this challenge and question. "If I'm wrong, prove it. Show me. Otherwise, why are you lashing out?"
Deep down, we don't like the truth. It's convicting. It's unflinchingly points out where we fall short.
Jesus is the embodiment of Truth. Naturally, He becomes the lightning rod for all our self-protective tactics. He gets the full measure of our defensive anger.
He won't back down. Truth is still Truth.