John 18:19-40 (New American Standard)

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19 1The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching. 20 Jesus answered him, "I 2have spoken openly to the world; I always 3taught in asynagogues and 4in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret. 21 "Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said." 22 When He had said this, one of the 5officers standing nearby 6struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?" 23 7Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?" 24 8So Annas sent Him bound to 9Caiaphas the high priest.

Peter's Denial of Jesus

25 10Now 11Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, "12You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it, and said, "I am not." 26 One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one 13whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in 14the garden with Him?" 27 Peter then denied it again, and immediately 15a rooster crowed.

Jesus before Pilate

28 16Then they led Jesus from 17Caiaphas into 18the bPraetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into 19the cPraetorium so that 20they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29 21Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, "What accusation do you bring against this Man?" 30 They answered and said to him, "If this Man were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered Him to you." 31 So Pilate said to them, "Take Him yourselves, and judge Him according to your law." The Jews said to him, "We are not permitted to put anyone to death," 32 to fulfill 22the word of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die. 33 Therefore Pilate 23entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, "24Are You the King of the Jews?" 34 Jesus answered, "Are you saying this don your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?" 35 Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?" 36 Jesus answered, "25My kingdom eis not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not fof this realm." 37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "26You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, 27to testify to the truth. 28Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." 38 Pilate said to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he 29 went out again to the Jews and said to them, "30 I find no guilt in Him. 39 "31But you have a custom that I release someone gfor you at the Passover; do you wish then that I release hfor you the King of the Jews?" 40 So they cried out again, saying, "32Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.
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