Christ before Pilate

Matthew 27:2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
11: And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12: And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13: Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? 14: And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. 15: Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 16: And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17: Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? 18: For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. 19: When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20: But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21: The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22: Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23: And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24: When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 25: Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. 26: Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. 27: Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 28: And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29: And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30: And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31: And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

Mark 15:1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. 2: And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. 3: And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. 4: And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. 5: But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 6: Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7: And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8: And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 9: But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 10: For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. 11: But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. 12: And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 13: And they cried out again, Crucify him. 14: Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 15: And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. 16: And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. 17: And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, 18: And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19: And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. 20: And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. 2: And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. 3: And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. 4: Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man. 5: And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. 6: When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. 7: And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. 8: And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. 9: Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10: And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 11: And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. 12: And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves. 13: And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14: Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: 15: No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him. 16: I will therefore chastise him, and release him. 17: (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.) 18: And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: 19: (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.) 20: Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. 21: But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. 22: And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. 23: And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. 24: And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. 25: And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

John 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. 29: Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? 30: They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. 31: Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: 32: That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die. 33: Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? 34: Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? 35: Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? 36: Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 37: Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. 38: Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. 39: But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? 40: Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.
19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. 2: And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3: And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4: Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5: Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! 6: When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

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