Sayest thou this thing of thyself or did others tell it thee of me? Am I a Jew?
Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me. What has thou done? My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my people fight that I should not be delivered to the Jews. Art thou a king then? Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born. And for this cause came I into the world that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice.
What is truth?
Here brought this man unto me as one that perverteth the people. I have examined him before you and find no fault with this man touching those things whereof you accuse him. I have sent him to Herod. He has found that nothing worthy of death has been done.
I will, therefore, chastise him and release him. [SOUNDS OF THE CROWD} According to your custom at this time of year, one prisoner shall be released. Barabbas, free Barabbas. [SOUNDS OF THE CROWD] What shall I do then with Jesus who is called the Christ? Crucify him. [SOUNDS OF THE CROWD] Please, spare my son.
I am innocent of the blood of this just person.
Jesus Is Condemned before Pilate
Jesus is arraigned and questioned before Pilate, who finds no fault in Him. Yielding to the multitude, Pilate allows Barabbas to be released and Jesus to be crucified. Matthew 27:1–2, 11–25