Jesus Before Pilate

    When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took council against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
    Then judas which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, 'I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, ' What is that to us? see thou to that.'
    And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
    And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, 'It is not lawful for us to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

    And Jesus stood before the govenor: and the govenor asked him, saying, 'Art thou the King of the Jews' And Jesus said unto him," Thou sayest."
    And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
     Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desire. And there was one named Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them. 'Whom wil ye that I release unto you? Barbabbas or Jesus which is called Christ.' For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. But the chief priests moved the people, that he should release Barabbas unto them. And Pilate answered them and said again unto them, 'What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? And they cried out again crucify him.
    Then Pilate said unto them, 'Why, what evil has he done?' And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
    When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water and washed his hands efore the multitude saying, 'I am innocent of the blood of this person: see ye to it. Then he answered all the people and said,' His blood be on us and on our children.' and when he had scourged Jesus he delivered him to be crucified.
                                                    Matthew: 27. 1-26; Mark: 15. 2-15

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