With that, the whole Sanhedrin got up and brought Yeshua before Pilate,
where they started accusing him. "We found this man subverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the Emperor and claiming that he himself is the Messiah -- a king!"
Pilate asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" And he answered him, "The words are yours." P
ilate said to the head cohanim and the crowds, "I find no ground for a charge against this man."
But they persisted. "He is inciting the people with his teaching throughout all Y'hudah -- he started in the Galil, and now he's here!"
On hearing this, Pilate asked if the man was from the Galil;