Luke 23:1

Jesus Before Pilate

1 1Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate.

Luke 23:1 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 23:1

And the whole multitude of them
Of the chief priests, Scribes, and elders; the whole of the sanhedrim, excepting Nicodemus, and Joseph of Arimathea, having in their court condemned Christ to death:

arose;
from the council chamber, where they sat in judgment upon him:

and led him unto Pilate,
the Roman governor, and into the praetorium, or judgment hall, where causes were tried by him; hither they brought Jesus, having bound him as a prisoner and a malefactor, that their sentence might be confirmed by civil authority, and that he might be put to the death of the cross, which was a Roman punishment.

Luke 23:1 In-Context

1 Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate.
2 And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king."
3 And Pilate asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?" And he answered him, "You have said so."
4 Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, "I find no guilt in this man.
5 But they were urgent, saying, "He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee even to this place."

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 27:2; Mark 15:1; John 18:28