Then the disciples came to him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?”
His disciples said, “Look, now you are speaking plainly and not in obscure figures of speech!
So Pilate said, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Don’t you know I have the authority to release you, and to crucify you?”
Now at that very moment his disciples came back. They were shocked because he was speaking with a woman. However, no one said, “What do you want?” or “Why are you speaking with her?”