Jesus Before Pilate
Then a the whole multitude of them arose and led Him to b Pilate.
And they began to c accuse Him, saying, "We found this fellow d perverting the nation, and e forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, saying f that He Himself is Christ, a King."
g Then Pilate asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" He answered him and said, "It is as you say."
So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, h "I find no fault in this Man."
But they were the more fierce, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, beginning from i Galilee to this place."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Immediately, in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council; and they bound Jesus, led Him away, and delivered Him to Pilate.
For He will be delivered to the Gentiles and will be mocked and insulted and spit upon.
Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene.
There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: "Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight.
"Jason has harbored them, and these are all acting contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying there is another king - Jesus."
"Nevertheless, lest we offend them, go to the sea, cast in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money; take that and give it to them for Me and you."
And Jesus answered and said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at Him.
From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, "If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.
Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?" Jesus said to him, " It is as you say.
1 Timothy 6:13
I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate.
While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.
1 Peter 2:22
Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth".
Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee?