"If HE were not a criminal we would certainly not have handed HIM over to you."
Then try HIM according to your own law
We are not allowed to put a man to death We caught HIM misleading our people telling them not to pay taxes to the emperor claiming to be the Messiah,a king
Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus he asked HIM "Are you the King of the Jews"
Jesus answered "Does this question come from you or have others told you about me?"
Do you think I am a Jew?It was your own people who handed you over to me. What have you done?
My kingdom is not of this world.If my kingdom belonged to this world , my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish authorities . No my kingdom does not belong here .
Are you a king then ?
You say that I am a king .I was born for one purpose , to speak the truth .Whoever belongs to the truth listens to me.
What is truth?
Pilate went out to the people and said "I have no reason to condemn HIM"
But they insisted "With HIS teaching HE is starting a riot among the people all through Judea.HE began in Galilee and now has come here
"Is this man a Galilean then HE is the subject of Herod."
so they took HIM to Herod
Herod was very pleased when he saw Jesus because he had heard about HIM .He was hoping that Jesus performed some miracle.So Herod asked HIM many questions but Jesus made no answer .The priests stepped forward and made strong accusations against Jesus
, so he took HIM back to pilate
At every Passover Pilate was in a habit to release one prisoner the crowd asked for so when the crowd gathered , Pilate asked them "Which one do you want me to set free for you Barrabas or Jesus called the Messiah
The crow cried Barrabas
then Pilate said then what shall I do with Jesus
The crow cried Crucify HIM Pilate released Barrabas
and Flogged Jesus
the Guards mocked Jesus placing a crown of thorns in HIS head and giving HIM a purple robe and rod ,mocking HIM saying "hail king of the jews" and and hitting HIM and spitting
Pilate went back to the out once more So Jesus came out Pilate said to them "Behold the man"
The chief priests and temple guards cried "Crucify HIM"
I find no reason to comdemn HIM
The priests said
We have a law that says HE ought to die HE claimed to be the Son of God
When Pilate heard this he was more frightened he went back into the palace and asked Jesus "Where do you come from?" Jesus didn't answer . Pilate said to HIM "You will not speak to me?Remember I have authority to set you free and crucify you
Then Jesus replied you have authority over me only because it was given by God . So the man who handed me over to you is guilty of a worse sin
Pilate tried to set Jesus free but the crowd shouted "If you set HIM free you will not be the emperor's friend !Anyone who claims to be king is a rebel against the emperor!"
Do you want me to crucify your king
We have no king but Ceaser
When Pilate saw a riot might break out He took some water ,washed his hands and said "I am not responsible for the death of this man
Let the responsibility fall on us and our children
then Pilate had HIM crucified