Then the Jews led Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor.1 By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness the Jews did not enter the palace;2 they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.329
So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What charges are you bringing against this man?"
"If he were not a criminal," they replied, "we would not have handed him over to you."
Pilate said, "Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law." "But we have no right to execute anyone," the Jews objected.
This happened so that the words Jesus had spoken indicating the kind of death he was going to die4 would be fulfilled.