Bible: John 18:33-37

Pilate Questions Jesus

18:33 So Pilate went back into the governor’s residence, 1  summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews? 2  18:34 Jesus replied, 3 Are you saying this on your own initiative, 4  or have others told you about me? 18:35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? 5  Your own people 6  and your chief priests handed you over 7  to me. What have you done?

18:36 Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my servants would be fighting to keep me from being 8  handed over 9  to the Jewish authorities. 10  But as it is, 11  my kingdom is not from here.” 18:37 Then Pilate said, 12 So you are a king!” Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to 13  my voice.”

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