Chapter 156: Jesus before Pilate

1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

2 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man?

3 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow arousing the nation to arms, and forbidding to join Caesar's army, saying that he himself is Christ a warrior.

4 Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: 5 That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.

6 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the Master of Life?

7 And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.

8 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

9 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

10 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

11 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.

12 And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.