Peter was still standing there keeping himself warm. So the others said to him, "Aren't you also one of the disciples of that man?" But Peter denied it. "No, I am not," he said.
One of the High Priest's slaves, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, spoke up. "Didn't I see you with him in the garden?" he asked.
Again Peter said "No" - and at once a rooster crowed.
Early in the morning Jesus was taken from Caiaphas' house to the governor's palace. The Jewish authorities did not go inside the palace, for they wanted to keep themselves ritually clean, in order to be able to eat the Passover meal.
So Pilate went outside to them and asked, "What do you accuse this man of?"
Their answer was, "We would not have brought him to you if he had not committed a crime."
Pilate said to them, "Then you yourselves take him and try him according to your own law." They replied, "We are not allowed to put anyone to death.
(This happened in order to make come true what Jesus had said when he indicated the kind of death he would die.) 133
Pilate went back into the palace and called Jesus. "Are you the king of the Jews?" he asked him.
Jesus answered, "Does this question come from you or have others told you about me?"
Pilate replied, "Do you think I am a Jew? It was your own people and the chief priests who handed you over to me. What have you done?"