Simon Peter continued to stand and warm himself by the fire. Some men asked him, "Aren't you, too, one of his disciples?" Peter denied it by saying, "No, I'm not!"
One of the chief priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked him, "Didn't I see you with Jesus in the garden?"
Peter again denied it, and just then a rooster crowed.
Early in the morning, Jesus was taken from Caiaphas' house to the governor's palace. The Jews wouldn't go into the palace. They didn't want to become unclean, since they wanted to eat the Passover.
So Pilate came out to them and asked, "What accusation are you making against this man?"
The Jews answered Pilate, "If he weren't a criminal, we wouldn't have handed him over to you."
Pilate told the Jews, "Take him, and try him by your law." The Jews answered him, "We're not allowed to execute anyone."
In this way what Jesus had predicted about how he would die came true.
Pilate went back into the palace, called for Jesus, and asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
Jesus replied, "Did you think of that yourself, or did others tell you about me?"
Pilate answered, "Am I a Jew? Your own people and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?"