35Pilateanswered, "I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chiefpriestsdelivered You to me; what have You done ?"
36Jesusanswered, "1My kingdomais not of thisworld. If My kingdom were of thisworld, then My servants would be fightingso that I would not be handed over to the Jews ; but as it is, My kingdom is not bof thisrealm."37ThereforePilatesaid to Him, "So You are a king ?" Jesusanswered, "2You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, 3to testify to the truth. 4Everyone who is of the truthhears My voice."38Pilatesaid to Him, "What is truth?" And when he had saidthis, he 5went out again to the Jews and said to them, "6 I findnoguilt in Him.
"7But you have a custom that I releasesomeonecfor you at the Passover ; do you wishthen that I releasedfor you the King of the Jews ?"
40So they cried out again, saying, "8Not thisMan, but Barabbas." NowBarabbas was a robber.