And how the chief priests and our rulers
Civil and ecclesiastic:
to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor:
to be condemned to death;
the death of the cross, by the said governor, having first seized him and examined him before their sanhedrim, and pronounced him guilty of death:
and have crucified him;
for though Pilate passed the sentence, and the Roman soldiers executed it, yet these men are said to do it, because it was at their request, and through their instigation, that it was done; hence Peter charges the Jewish sanhedrim with it, ( Acts 4:10 ) .