Matthew 27:13

13 Pilate asked him, "Do you hear that long list of accusations? Aren't you going to say something?"

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 Jesus was placed before the governor, who questioned him: "Are you the 'King of the Jews'?" Jesus said, "If you say so."
12 But when the accusations rained down hot and heavy from the high priests and religious leaders, he said nothing.
13 Pilate asked him, "Do you hear that long list of accusations? Aren't you going to say something?"
14 Jesus kept silence - not a word from his mouth. The governor was impressed, really impressed.
15 It was an old custom during the Feast for the governor to pardon a single prisoner named by the crowd.