b. By the Roman Governor, Representing the Gentiles
1 And aimmediately in the morning the bchief priests held a cconsultation with the elders and scribes and the whole 1Sanhedrin, and having bound Jesus, they led Him away and ddelivered Him to 2ePilate.
2 And Pilate aquestioned Him, Are You the bKing of the Jews? And answering him, He said, It is as you say.
3 And the chief priests aaccused Him of many things.
4 And Pilate again questioned Him, saying, Do You answer nothing? See how many things they are accusing You of.
5 But Jesus made 1ano further answer, so that Pilate marveled.
6 Now at the afeasts he released to them one prisoner whom they requested.
7 And there was one named Barabbas, bound with the ainsurrectionists who had committed bmurder in the insurrection.
8 And the crowd 1came up and began to ask him to do even as he had been accustomed to do for them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, Do you want me to release to you the aKing of the Jews?
10 For he knew that it was because of envy that the chief priests had delivered Him up.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that instead he should arelease Barabbas to them.
12 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?
13 And again they cried out, 1aCrucify Him!
14 But Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has He done? But they cried out the more, Crucify Him!
15 And Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released to them Barabbas and 1ascourged Jesus and delivered Him up to be 2crucified.