And all their assembly standing up they led him to Pilate.
And they began to accuse him
saying, "We found this one perverting our nation
and forbidding us to pay taxes to Caesar,
and saying that he himself is Christ a king."
So they lead Jesus from Caiaphas to the praetorium;
and it was early morning;
and they did not enter the praetorium,
so that they might not be defiled but might eat the Passover.
Therefore Pilate went outside to them and said,
"What accusation are you bringing against this person?"
They answered and said to him, "If he were not doing evil,
we would not have given him over to you."
So Pilate said to them, "You take him,
and judge him according to your law."
The Jews said to him,
"It is not permitted for us to kill anyone;"
so that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled
which he said signifying by what death he was about to die.
And Pilate questioned him,
"Are you the king of the Jews?"
And answering him he says, "You say it."
And Jesus stood before the governor;
and the governor questioned him
saying, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
And Jesus said, "You say it."
And Pilate asked him saying,
"Are you the king of the Jews?"
And answering him he said, "You say it."
And Pilate said to the high priests and the crowds,
"I find no guilt in this person."
So Pilate went back into the praetorium and called Jesus
and said to him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
Jesus answered, "Do you say this from yourself,
or did others tell you about me?"
Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew?
Your nation and the high priests gave you over to me;
what did you do?"
Jesus answered, "My sovereignty is not of this world;
if my sovereignty were of this world,
my attendants would have fought,
so that I might not be given over to the Jews;
but now my sovereignty is not from here."
Therefore Pilate said to him, "So are you a king?"
Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king.
I have been born for this
and for this I have come into the world,
so that I might testify to the truth;
everyone who is of the truth hears my voice."
Pilate says to him, "What is truth?"
And having said this he went out again to the Jews,
and he says to them, "I find no guilt in him."
And the high priests accused him of many things.
And Pilate questioned him again
saying, "Are you not answering anything?
Look how many things they accuse you of."
But Jesus no longer answered anything,
so that Pilate wondered.
And when he was accused by the high priests and elders,
he answered nothing.
Then Pilate says to him, "Don't you hear
how many things they are testifying against you?"
And he did not answer him with even one word,
so that the governor really wondered.
But they insisted saying, "He stirs up the people,
teaching throughout all Judea,
beginning from Galilee even up to here."
And Pilate having heard questioned if the person was Galilean,
and discovering that he was under the authority of Herod,
he sent him up to Herod,
as he was also in Jerusalem during these days.
And seeing Jesus, Herod was very glad;
for he had been wanting to see him for a long time
because he had heard about him,
and he hoped to see some miracle performed by him.
And he questioned him with considerable words;
but he did not answer anything.
And the high priests and the scholars
stood accusing him vehemently.
And Herod with his soldiers
having despised him and mocked him,
dressing him in bright garments
they sent him back to Pilate.
And Herod and Pilate became friends
with each other on that day;
for previously they had been at enmity with each other.