Jesus stands before Pilate
Matthew 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor [Pilate], and the governor asked Him, Are you the King of the Jews? Jesus said to him, You have stated [the fact].
Matthew 27:12 But when the charges were made against Him by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer. [Isa. 53:7.]
Matthew 27:13 Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not hear how many and how serious are the things they are testifying against You?
Matthew 27:14 But He made no reply to him, not even to a single accusation, so that the governor marveled greatly.
Matthew 27:15 Now at the Feast [of the Passover] the governor was in the habit of setting free for the people any one prisoner whom they chose.
Matthew 27:17 So when they had assembled for this purpose, Pilate said to them, Whom do you want me to set free for you, Barabbas, or Jesus Who is called Christ?
Matthew 27:18 For he knew that it was because of envy that they had handed Him over to him.
Matthew 27:19 Also, while he was seated on the judgment bench, his wife sent him a message, saying, Have nothing to do with that just and upright Man, for I have had a painful experience today in a dream because of Him.
Matthew 27:20 But the chief priests and the elders prevailed on the people to ask for Barabbas, and put Jesus to death.
Matthew 27:21 Again the governor said to them, Which of the two do you wish me to release for you? And they said, Barabbas!
Matthew 27:22 Pilate said to them, Then what shall I do with Jesus Who is called Christ?
Matthew 27:23 They all replied, Let Him be crucified! And he said, Why? What has He done that is evil? But they shouted all the louder, Let Him be crucified!
Matthew 27:24 So when Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather that a riot was about to break out, he took water and washed his hands in the presence of the crowd, saying, I am not guilty of nor responsible for this righteous Man's blood; see to it yourselves. [Deut. 21:6-9; Ps. 26:6.]
Matthew 27:25 And all the people answered, Let His blood be on us and on our children! [Josh. 2:19.]
Matthew 27:27 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the palace, and they gathered the whole battalion about Him.
Matthew 27:28 And they stripped off His clothes and put a scarlet robe (garment of dignity and office worn by Roman officers of rank) upon Him,
Matthew 27:29 And, weaving a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed (staff) in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they made sport of Him, saying, Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), King of the Jews!
Matthew 27:30 And they spat on Him, and took the reed (staff) and struck Him on the head.
Matthew 27:31 And when they finished making sport of Him, they stripped Him of the robe and put His own garments on Him and led Him away to be crucified.
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