Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the praetorium, and it was early morning. And they themselves did not enter into the praetorium, so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the passover.
Pilate therefore went outside to them and said, What accusation do you bring against this man?
They answered and said to him, If this man were not doing evil, we would not have delivered Him to you.
Pilate said then to them, You take Him and judge Him according to your law. The Jews said to him, It is not lawful for us to kill anyone,
That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was to die.
Pilate therefore entered again into the praetorium and called for Jesus. And he said to Him, You are the King of the Jews?
Jesus answered, Are you saying this of yourself, or did others tell you about Me?
Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your nation and its chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My attendants would be struggling so that I would not be delivered to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not from here.
Pilate said therefore to Him, So then You are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, that I would testify to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears My voice.
Pilate said to Him, What is truth? And having said this, he again went out to the Jews and said to them, I find no fault in Him.
But you have a custom that I release one man to you at the Passover. Is it your will therefore that I release to you the King of the Jews?
Then they cried out again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.