#271. Jesus is Sent to Pilate – MT 27:1-2, MK 15:1, LK 23:1, JN 18:28
And it was when the early morning had come, all the chief priests, and the elders of the people and scribes, and the whole council immediately took counsel against Jesus, to put Him to death.
Then the whole body of them rose, and they bound Him, and they led Him away from Caiaphas into the Praetorium and delivered Him up (to) [Pontius]T Pilate, the governor. And they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium, in order that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
#272. The Death of Judas – MT 27:3-10, AC 1:18-19 (skipped here for lack of space)
#273. The Trial Before Pilate – MT 27:11-14, MK 15:2-5, LK 23:2-4, JN 18:29-38
Therefore, Pilate went out to them, and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?” They answered and said to him, “If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him up to you.” And they began to accuse Him, saying, “We found this man misleading our nation, and forbidding to pay taxes to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is Christ, a king.” Pilate therefore said to them, “Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your Law. The Jews said to him, “We are not permitted to put anyone to death,” that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die. Therefore, Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus. Now Jesus stood before the governor, and Pilate questioned Him, saying to Him, “Are You the king of the Jews?” Jesus answered him, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You up to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting that I might not be delivered up to the Jews. But as it is, My kingdom is not here.” Then Pilate said to Him, “So you are a king?” And Jesus answered and said to him, “It is as you say. You say correctly that I am a king. I have been born for this, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in Him.” And the chief priests began to accuse Him harshly. And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He made no answer. And Pilate was questioning Him again, saying to Him, “Do you make no answer? Behold, do you not hear how much they accuse You?” But Jesus made no further answer (to) him, with regard to even a single charge, so that Pilate, the governor, was quite amazed.
#274. Jesus is Sent to Herod – LK 23:5-12
But they kept on insisting, saying, “He stirs up the people, teaching all over Judea, starting from Galilee, even as far as this place.” And hearing “Galilee”, Pilate questioned if the Man was a Galilean. And knowing that He was from the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent Him back to Herod, he also being in Jerusalem in those days. And seeing Jesus, Herod rejoiced exceedingly, for he was wishing for a long time to see Him, because he heard [many things] about Him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by Him. And he was questioning Him with many words, and He did not answer him. And the chief priests and the scribes stood there, vehemently accusing Him. And humiliating Him, Herod with his soldiers mocked Him, and putting gorgeous apparel around Him, sent Him back to Pilate. And both Pilate and Herod became friends with one another on that day, for before they were at enmity between themselves.