And while Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came,
And seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, You also were with the Nazarene, Jesus.
But he denied it, saying, I neither know nor understand what you are talking about. And he went outside into the forecourt, and a rooster crowed.
And the servant girl, seeing him, began again to say to those standing by, This man is one of them!
But again he denied it. And after a little while, those standing by again said to Peter, Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean as well.
But he began to curse and to swear, I do not know this man of whom you speak!
And immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered the word, how Jesus had said to him, Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times. And thinking upon it, he wept.
And immediately in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole Sanhedrin, and having bound Jesus, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.
And Pilate questioned Him, Are You the King of the Jews? And answering him, He said, It is as you say.
And the chief priests accused Him of many things.
And Pilate again questioned Him, saying, Do You answer nothing? See how many things they are accusing You of.
But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate marveled.
Now at the feasts he released to them one prisoner whom they requested.
And there was one named Barabbas, bound with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection.
And the crowd came up and began to ask him to do even as he had been accustomed to do for them.
But Pilate answered them, saying, Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?
For he knew that it was because of envy that the chief priests had delivered Him up.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that instead he should release Barabbas to them.
And Pilate again answered and said to them, What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?
And again they cried out, Crucify Him!
But Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has He done? But they cried out the more, Crucify Him!
And Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released to them Barabbas and scourged Jesus and delivered Him up to be crucified.
And the soldiers led Him away within the courtyard, that is, the praetorium, and called together the whole cohort.
And they clothed Him in purple and wove a thorny crown and put it around His head.
And they began to salute Him: Rejoice, King of the Jews!
And they beat His head with a reed and spat at Him. And kneeling down, they bowed before Him.
And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the purple and put His garments on Him. And they led Him out to crucify Him.