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Christ before Pilate

The Gospels tell how Christ was brought before Pontius Pilate: “Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto Him, ‘Art thou the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered him, ‘Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of Me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered Thee unto me: what hast Thou done?’ Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence.’ Pilate therefore said unto Him, ‘Art thou a king then?’ Jesus answered, ‘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. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.’ Pilate saith unto Him, ‘What is truth?’” (John 18:33–38).

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