Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:1 "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel,
and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."a2
Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?"3"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.
When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer.413
Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"514
But Jesus made no reply,6 not even to a single charge--to the great amazement of the governor.
Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner7 chosen by the crowd.
At that time they had a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.
So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"818
For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.
While Pilate was sitting on the judge's seat,9 his wife sent him this message: "Don't have anything to do with that innocent10 man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream11 because of him."