AND IMMEDIATELY when it was morning, the chief priests, with the elders and scribes and the whole council, held a consultation; and when they had bound Jesus, they took Him away [violently] and handed Him over to Pilate. [Isa. 53:8.]
And Pilate inquired of Him, Are You the King of the Jews? And He replied, It is as you say.
And the chief priests kept accusing Him of many things.
And Pilate again asked Him, Have You no answer to make? See how many charges they are bringing against You!
But Jesus made no further answer at all, so that Pilate wondered and marveled. [Isa. 53:7.]
Now at the Feast he [was accustomed to] set free for them any one prisoner whom they requested.
And among the rioters in the prison who had committed murder in the insurrection there was a man named Barabbas.
And the throng came up and began asking Pilate to do as he usually did for them.
And he replied to them, Do you wish me to set free for you the King of the Jews?
For he was aware that it was [because they were prompted] by envy that the chief priests had delivered Him up.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to get him to release for them Barabbas instead.
And again Pilate said to them, Then what shall I do with the Man Whom you call the King of the Jews?
And they shouted back again, Crucify Him!
But Pilate said to them, Why? What has He done that is evil? But they shouted with all their might all the more, Crucify Him [at once]!
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, set Barabbas free for them; and after having Jesus whipped, he handed [Him] over to be crucified. [Isa. 53:5.]