Matthew 27:13

13 Then Pilate said to Him, "Don't You hear how much they are testifying against You?"

Matthew 27:13 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 27:13

Then saith Pilate unto him
Observing he made no reply to the accusations of the chief priests and elders, and in order to draw something out of him,

hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?
art thou deaf? or dost thou not take in what is alleged against thee? dost thou not consider the nature of these charges? how many, and of what kind the depositions are now made by persons of such rank and figure? art thou under no concern to make answer to them?

Matthew 27:13 In-Context

11 Now Jesus stood before the governor. "Are You the King of the Jews?" the governor asked Him. Jesus answered, "You have said it."
12 And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn't answer.
13 Then Pilate said to Him, "Don't You hear how much they are testifying against You?"
14 But He didn't answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
15 At the festival the governor's custom was to release to the crowd a prisoner they wanted.