When, therefore, the chief priests and the officers did see him, they cried out, saying, `Crucify, crucify;' Pilate saith to them, `Take ye him -- ye, and crucify; for I find no fault in him;'
the Jews answered him, `We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, for he made himself Son of God.'
When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid,
and entered again to the praetorium, and saith to Jesus, `Whence art thou?' and Jesus gave him no answer.
Pilate, therefore, saith to him, `To me dost thou not speak? hast thou not known that I have authority to crucify thee, and I have authority to release thee?'
Jesus answered, `Thou wouldst have no authority against me, if it were not having been given thee from above; because of this, he who is delivering me up to thee hath greater sin.'
From this [time] was Pilate seeking to release him, and the Jews were crying out, saying, `If this one thou mayest release, thou art not a friend of Caesar; every one making himself a king, doth speak against Caesar.'
Pilate, therefore, having heard this word, brought Jesus without -- and he sat down upon the tribunal -- to a place called, `Pavement,' and in Hebrew, Gabbatha;
and it was the preparation of the passover, and as it were the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews, `Lo, your king!'
and they cried out, `Take away, take away, crucify him;' Pilate saith to them, `Your king shall I crucify?' the chief priests answered, `We have no king except Caesar.'
Then, therefore, he delivered him up to them, that he may be crucified, and they took Jesus and led [him] away,